I'm going to say 3-3-1/2 years ago two of my friends and I swapped out blocks I think every other month....I can't even remember now how often. I started putting them in a ziploc bag and then at some point we just said enough....
I really didn't think there were enough blocks to do anything with so I just tucked them away and figured I'd get to them. Well, here we are and they're not done. I put them on my 2014 UFO Challenge list and decided they'd get done come hell or high water.
Yesterday I pulled them out and I cannot believe that they were already pinned in rows so all I had to do was stitch them together. I had my sister here visiting for the day from Florida so I didn't get to work on them, and last night I did get the center assembled after she left but no pressing got done or borders.
This afternoon I just got to cutting and before I knew it it was done. I was kind of excited to get a picture before the sun went down so the top isn't pressed properly so don't go looking at my borders :)
I did audition quite a few "finishing" borders for it but nothing seemed to catch my eye. I tried geese, half square triangles, and even a checkerboard border. None looked right, so I took this green fabric that was in the bag with the blocks, cut it into strips and attached them and I am thrilled with how the border looks!!!!
Here's an unclose picture of the left side with the border fabric. I'm sure ANYTHING will work for a backing don't you think????
So, one of the girls just emailed and said she's thinking these blocks were done around 2008-2009!!! REALLY??????
I cannot believe I held onto these things so long!!! Well, I guess it's better late than never.....