I spent the past weekend at a retreat with gals from my guild -- Friday I started out with the usual question on my mind -- do I have enough to keep me busy all weekend? (really?)
I did score one complete finish. This set of two placemats has been patiently waiting for me to finish them for . . . mmmm, 10 years. Needless to say, it's taken longer to start that process than it did to finish it. Just needed a deadline -- sending them off to my grandchildren this weekend!
So, the list . . . . I need five finished quilts by Christmas. One is finished. In fact it was my first finish for 2014!
One is layered -- did that over the weekend! I even know how I'm going to quilt it -- Baptist fans!
Two tops are finished, backing are assembled, and they are ready to layer!!
Hey, those are the same quilts -- different borders!! Short story about these 3 quilts. In about 1981 (or 2), my husband's grandmother passed away and I had come to love her so the family gave me some mementos from her things including twelve large string-pieced quilt blocks. For over thirty years, I waffled from one idea to another about what to do with the blocks. Finally about three years ago, I settled on the idea of making three quilts using four blocks in each one for my three children. I'll take you through the complete process another day, but for now, aren't they cheerful!!
The fifth quilt is for my grandson -- it will give him a second quilt for his other bunk. It's cut and ready to piece.
So we'll see how it goes!! Four finished quilts in a bit over two months? Hopefully saying it out loud for the entire blogosphere to read will help keep my motivation high!!
Linking up over at Little Thistle!
To the studio!!