Thursday, January 29, 2015

My last flimsey!

I have made a concerted effort to get projects done this winter.  With the frigid temperatures we've been having, I have no excuse for procrastinating.  When I finish a quilt top, I usually hang it in the closet of my quilting room until manana.  Yesterday, I put one top that's been in the closet for three years into a box for the Salvation Army, and I dug the last one out for quilting.  I finished piecing it a few weeks ago on a snowy day.  It's made of 5" squares, many of them charms, and 1.5" x 7" strips of mostly blue or green.  I have a box for saving scraps about that size and every once in a while, when I want something a bit mindless, I get it out and either cut scraps to add or sew what's there.  

This "lattice" quilt is about 36" x 48", just right for the Parkinsons Comfort Quilt Project.

This is not to imply that I don't have any UFOs - I have plenty!  I need to put hanging sleeves on two quilts that will be shown at the Central Vermont Quilt Show in April.  I also have:
  • a Pat Sloan block of the month in orange
  • a guild block exchange - 9 blocks to make, 9 made!
  • a Churn Dash block exchange - 30 blocks to make (5 for me, 25 for others)
  • an Around the World block swap - 5 blocks made, more to go
  • a guild half square triangle challenge - not sure what I'm making with what I've gathered
  • the monthly Rainbow Scrap Challenge - the 13 blue blocks for January were made, but there are plenty more coming down the pike.  February calls for six pink blocks.
  • a guild mystery quilt in Civil War(ish) prints
  • an "Affairs of the Heart" block in wool applique that needs embroidery to finish
  • a Hawaiian applique all basted and ready for needle turning
And two knitting projects sitting by a chair in the living room waiting for the Super Bowl!

1 comment:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have made a lattice quilt and loved it - the pattern is a really nice one.