Did ya think I got lost? Or did you even miss me? I've been really busy the last few days and haven't taken the time to write. Still being good with the fabric diet. Nothing bought except the binding and backing that I already fessed up to last week.
Since I talked to you last I've managed to finish 2 UFOs. Yep you read that right. That's TWO UFOs quilted AND bound in less than a week. That's a record for me since I'm usually good to get 2 quilts quilted and bound in a YEAR! It would have been 3 but I'm not quite finished with the 3rd and probably won't get it finished tonight. I have time but I'm just TIRED! My neck and shoulders ache and both say NO MORE!!!
First I finished this.
Did the last of the quilting Friday and just finished up the binding. All it needs is a label and it's ready to go to Kansas.
Then I finished this.
I should have been working in the other quilt to go to Kansas but it was Mother's Day weekend and I was missing my Mama so I wanted to work on something that would make me feel more connected to her. The first time she came to visit me after I moved here she helped me choose some of the fabrics that went in this quilt. We started with a couple of the orientals and added a purple a blue and a green. Then a few months later I was browsing the vendors at a quilt show and found a FQ pack that co-ordinated with them and bought those too. And there they sat for about 5 years when I decided to see what I could do with them. I added a few more FQs and made this YBR. Even put the borders on right away. And then it sat for another few years until I decided to use it to practice handquilting baptist fans. So I basted it and did about 1/2 a row. And there it sat for almost another year. I decided last week that it would be better off machine quilted and DONE than sitting another 4 or 5 years waiting for me to finish hand quilting it. So I bought a nice varigated purple thread when I went to JoAnns last week. Then Saturday morning I picked out the quilting I'd done and in about 4 hours it was quilting and bound and ready for me to sleep under last night. And it was nice to wake up this Mother's Day morning under a quilt in colors that Mama loved and fabrics that she helped me pick out.
So the other quilt will be finished in the next few days and the package will go off. Maybe a few days later than I had intended but when I woke up Saturday morning it just somehow seemed right for me to finish the Oriental YBR this weekend instead. After I finish the other Kansas quilt I'll be basting and quilting the kit quilt I finished recently. I'm really trying to not let new projects sit around long enough to become UFOs. We'll see how long I can keep that up. :-)