Thursday, January 26, 2006
This is another finish for this year -- not really a ufo, as I designed and made it this month and now it's even quilted, labeled, bound and has the hanging sleeve attached. I just used the 1.5" strips of red and tan that I had sewn together a few months ago and left sitting in the orphan block pile until I decided to make hearts with them. Made the label at the same time I made the new label for the Pineapple Blossom -- didn't cut them apart all that well, though, so part of the bottom design is covered by the binding; oh well - this was just another of those fun projects I like to throw together. I used stash and scraps for this quilt, too.
And after I finished both quilts and washed them today, I got the Funky Shamrocks pin basted and ready to be quilted (on my Bernina), and then got the Nickel Squares Pinwheel quilt pinned to the HQ. Also cleaned both machines and readied them for the respective jobs. Then, because I was wondering whatever became of the labels I made and lost, I spent at least 2 hours in the sewing room cleaning out the large fabric cabinet (what a chore!). I am absolutely amazed at the amount of fabric I still have. I've discovered my stack of black fabrics has grown without me even knowing it; I still have a large stack of flowered prints; my light backgrounds and my WOW backgrounds are noticeably less than before. I found two practice panels that I quilted on when I first got my HQ many years ago - they have now been trimmed and are awaiting binding -- my little dog appreciates my quilts! I have one quilt that I made from lottery blocks won at guild, it is also awaiting binding. I found one quilt that is pin basted and ready to be quilted -- so that's where all my pins are! I'll add it to the list. I found two practice quilts that need to be tossed -- lots of thread nests on the back and I do not love them anymore and I AM NOT going to rip out all that quilting! Also found lots of small pieces of batting that I will piece together when I need to. Everything is rearranged and neatly placed back into the cabinet. However, I never did find the labels -- have no idea what I did with them!