Friday, June 28, 2013

Another top finished.


I participated in a Windmill block swap with nine friends a couple of years ago. We each ended up with 20 blocks. I put tilted borders on the blocks to give them a little spin. Then I put it away for a bit....ok, a year...

I finally got them sewn together last summer and added a teal border. Then it aged a little longer....until Tuesday. A local group is making twin size quilts for a children's shelter here in town, so I decided I would finish this quilt and donate it to them. It just needed one more border to make it twin size, so it is ready to quilt. Now to find a back!

I had taken this partially finished tea cup swap block project with me on Tuesday too. I found it when I was cleaning out the quilting room the other day. I had some of the fabrics left too, so I put it all in a bag and took it with (it's on the "let's get it finished" list.) One of the other ladies ran out of fabric for her project so I asked her if she wanted it. She took it and started to work on it. She even got some more fabric to go with the leftover fabrics so that she could make a piano key border. She was still working on it when it was time to go, so more on this project later....

I spent yesterday getting a couple of quilt tops pressed and the backs ready so that I can quilt them.  Then I worked on a new string piecing project. I got seven blocks finished...string piecing is so much fun!

6 comments:

Barb said...

Oh....maybe seeing your finishes will give the the boot I need....Love the quilts....especially the black and yellow one.

Fiesta said...

Fabulous finishes Jean.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

You've been busy with the UFO's this week (yes, I'm catching up all at once). Love those spinning blocks in the quilt. Cute!

Patty said...

I like the windmill quilt...such bright and cheery fabrics. The setting is cute, I never thought of doing a tilted one.

Kerstin said...

the windmill quilt is such a happy quilt. I bet it will be loved.
I found a bunch of ufo's when I did my sewing room.
I better get with them just like you do.

Diana Symanowicz said...

Hey - I need to find these windmills. I KNOW I haven't put them together yet. Maybe another retreat project!