The palest yellow block may not make it into the final quilt--the fabric is very very thin. It seemed the leader-enders were taking too much time in my piecing work until I got into a rhythm. I also improved my construction by penciling a diagonal line for the stitch-and-flip corners rather than finger pressing the squares in half and using the fold line as my guide. Sometimes it is simply better to mark things!
A little decision making took place as well. The UFO Challenge project for this month is #11, which on my list is a 9-patch quilt. But I decided the witches deserve to finally be finished this year so will swap out #5 on my list. I have two of these witch quilts, with the colors swapped of the hair and hatband in each.
One is going to get a simple final border of black and and the eyelashes sewn on for its finish. The other is going to have free-pieced letter names a la Tonya's book Word Play Quilts. I have been gathering names for months--being a transcriptionist for the hospital has the benefit of running across all sorts of unusual names. On my list are: Zenaida, Jerryl, Sherith, Ferol, Avrum, Taylan, Ralie, Prina, Trinara, Jonick, Kachan, Pagel, Lera, Jestina, Borgny, Una, and Zivana. I have to choose four from this list. Anyone want to help me narrow it down?