Saturday, April 12, 2008

She's Got the Blues

I finished some blue quilt tops. Funny, I didn't even realize that I was working with so many blues until I saw them piled up together. This was the first real sewing I've done all week. I was so tired after the retreat and a busy week of meetings. Last night I was just thrilled that it was Friday, and that was enough to give me energy for sewing. So I finished up some UFO tops.

Actually the only thing I did to this one was take the picture. These are lotto blocks I won several years ago. I don't know why it took me so long to put them together! This will go to Wrap Them in Love.

This is lotto blocks that B.L. gave me at the retreat. She'd had them sitting around for quite some time, too, apparently. I got right to it and made this top. This is headed to Wrap a Smile.

And another for Wrap a Smile! All I did to this one was put on the border. Why do I have this disease: finish a top except for the border, and let it sit for months? It's because I don't like doing borders. They're my least favorite part of making a quilt.

Janet is so nice that she agreed to quilt these for me, plus a few other tops. Yippee! When I have a small pile of tops to be quilted, I begin to feel overwhelmed. I sure appreciate others who help finish them off for me.

This week I donated lots of stuff to our church rummage sale, and today hubby is taking computer carcasses and old, dead TVs to a free recycle drop-off. Oh, it feels so great to get all that junk out of our house!


Clare said...

You've given me back the inspiration to finish my project for Tonya's class. Thanks.

jovaliquilts said...

I hear you -- I can't stand putting on borders either! I once made a complicated pieced border and I didn't mind doing that one, but the straight rows of fabric are no fun.

ForestJane said...

Very nice! Those look like the good kinds of blues to have. ;)