When Paula of The Sassy Quilter posted some great photos of how easy it is for all those quilting projects to get a bit out of control in one's home, I took a look around my place and saw a lot of the same scenarios. Like me, I think Paula likes to start things. So we got together and made a finishing pact for the weekend!
Our goal was one quilty accomplishment but once I got on a roll, I found I had quite a few projects close to completion and was able to get a number of things on to that "finished" pile.
First, I finished up these potholders. I had posted about them here but still had not sewn the binding on the second one. (sigh!)
This finish was an easy one. And it checks off a holiday gift as being done!
And as I was all set up for sewing potholders, I decided to finish up these four that have been in varying stages for over a year.
These were made from some old orphan blocks that I didn't want to make into a quilt. Now hopefully they will find a home!
I also finished sewing up the quilt top from Amy Smart's Double Crossed pattern. I made the quilt a little larger than the pattern so it finished out at about 60" by 70".
I hope to get it quilted up next week and will share some better photos. I made my quilt a little scrappier than the pattern (of course) and like the effect of having two colors of diamonds.
I think this will make a great TV watching quilt!!
The big accomplishment for the weekend was piecing and quilting and binding these four scrap quilts. You can read more about them here and here.
I now have this big stack of 8 quilts all ready to be delivered to a local charity that puts together bags of transitional necessities for children ages 1-17 who find themselves in a time of crisis. They strive to include a quilt in every bag and they don't often get quilts for the older kids. With the holidays coming, I know the need will be great.
So thanks Paula for the gentle nudge that cleaned up a whole lot of projects piling up around my home. If I could have a few more productive weekends like this, I could really whittle down that far too big WIP list.
I hope the momentum continues!!
Linking up with Stitch by Stitch for Anything Goes Monday, Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River and Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory.