I started by looking for some lilac or lavendar quilt tops to send to Madame Samm at http://www.stashmanicure.blogspot.com/ for her June banner. (I never sent the photos cuz I realized she wanted finished quilts, not tops). I found these flimsies with purple in them:
Tree Skirt made from a Judy Neimeyer pattern
Dragon Star, another Judy Neimeyer pattern. This was done in a class taught by Judy herself, and I learned so much from her.
Like piecing the back from the leftovers (and a couple of extra metres).
I still had some fabric left over, so I made the borders and purchased a wee bit more to make matching pillowcases.
I just finished this flimsey started in 2000, when I started quilting again. I took a basic rotary cutting class, cuz that was a new tool since the last time I had quilted (back in the 80s). I loved the tool, the quilt not so much, so it got put aside.
With so many tops, I think I'm finally ready to do more than straight-line machine quilting, so I pulled out an old preprinted panel (which also dates back to the 80s) and got it ready for practice. It will become a charity donation if I don't mess it up too badly.
At this stage, I've straight-lined on the rick-rack lines and on the lines of the mobile in the center block. I think praticing free-motion quilting will be a great May for Me project.