The slogging through the UFO list continues. Tonight I finished up the Acropolis piece that was started at QSDS. I also did a really ugly friendship block that I don't think I'll even bother photographing. The person wanted scrappy, fall, earth tone prints. and the block was this strange set of 2" x 3 1/2" bars... maybe I will photograph it tomorrow... I really didn't get it, but it involved sewing 18 small pieces together, and when I had completed my first try, it was a full half-inch shorter than it was supposed to be. So I forced myself to check my 1/4" seams, and my cutting, and go through the WHOLE THING all over again. I guess I cut too small typically because on this second try I left what I thought was "extra" but it came out just right. I guess that was a good, but painful and tedious learning experience.
For the Acropolis, I thought it was "basically done." But it still needed batting and backing (a lot of stitching was done on just the front and the stabilizer). So that needed a bit of quilting to hold it together. And attempting to cheat and not baste properly resulted in a big bulge and a lot of stitch-ripping. After that, I decided to try a mitered binding, based on a tutorial by Susan Brubaker Knapp. Suffice it to say that it's harder than it looks. Again there was much ripping.
And when I was finally all done, and stood back to admire it, I realized the original intent was to cut about another inch off the right side. Which I could still do. Better to cut too little than too much. But I doubt I'll ever rip that hard-earned binding off to do it. So - it's officially "finished." and off the UFO list!