I can see now why this project was in the UFO pile. It's surprisingly time consuming! I guess if I were following the pattern exactly it might be going more quickly, but I decided to make a larger version and there are a lot of the little 3.5" blocks.
Here's a view on progress to date - many, many more blocks to come. At about 10 blocks a day, it's going to take me about ten days to get the blocks finished. Good thing I have all of January to work on this UFO. To complete the quilt, I will need about 6 large blocks (none done so far), about 35 medium blocks (16 done), and around 60 small blocks (26 done).
Take a look at this adorable little elephant block! Can't get enough of this fabric, wish I had more of it. I bought it a few years ago to make the Tokyo Subway quilt (another UFO - maybe for 2017?). Too cute.
In other news, I put up some new pictures this week. Cute cat and dog advertisement prints (a Christmas gift from Sam and Daisy) in the hallway:
And a vintage-ish American flag in the sitting room. I bought the flag on Etsy - who knows if it really is old but it interesting to look at. Note the gorgeous blue bowl on loan from Bonster below the flag.