I know I haven’t been on much lately, it has been a bit busy and crazy here lately. I’m on a deadline to have 4 quilts finished by the end of this month. Or at least 3 quilts and 1 top done.
I have one that is committed to the VA Hospital where DH works and is due on Friday. Almost finished with it. I did it as a pillowcase and the binding is already done. It’s a good size for a wheelchair and really cute. Instead of quilting it, I am tying it down with buttons and then going around highlighted areas (houses, stars, etc). Just a few more buttons and it will be done. I will be sharing that at the Guild meeting tomorrow night!
The second one is about 3 years old and was actually made by my friend who I taught to sew. She then decided she didn’t want to finish it and left it for me to finish. This is a king-sized quilt and is due on Feb 23, her husband’s birthday. We also have a wedding that same afternoon after going out to lunch with them. Going to be a busy day! It is sandwiched and ready for tying. I figured with a quilt that large, it would be easier to go ahead and tie rather than quilting it. DH tried to tell me that I should quilt it but since he has no say in this matter and it was left for me to finish, I will do it my way. My friend doesn’t care if she gets it back or not. Husbands!!!! ARRRRGGGHHHH!
The third quilt is my Heart of Mine quilt. All put together except for the outside borders with the applique. I want to get the top finished so that I can share it tomorrow night for Show and Tell. At least the top will be ready for sandwiching, etc later on.
The fourth quilt is almost done except for the quilting. It’s the Jelly Roll Race quilt and I’m not sure if I want to quilt or tie it with buttons and applique on top. Still deciding. This will be for Valley Children’s Hospital, so no real rush on it.
OOOPS! Almost forgot, I have a quilt that is for a friend that I promised by the first of March. It is the RR top and I need to get it sandwiched and decide how to finish.
Good thing I have the next 5 days off from work, took a short vacation so I can get caught up and also some quiet time before DH retires on the first of March. Other than that, not much going on!
If you want to follow along on the retreat, please do. Chat later!