When I attended our Guild's retreat last February, I knew we were going to do a mystery. Now these always make me nervous. Am I going to like it? What will I do with it? Since I usually do like them, I decided even before I got there that I would make it as a charity quilt for a baby. That settled the size and made it less stressful to me. I didn't want to add to my UFO pile - lol. It is now finished and soon to be gifted to a mom for her new baby through our St Anne's Sewdality at our church.
Friday, May 16, 2014
You would think, from my lack of postings, that I had quit quilting. Not so! I have definitely slowed down but it's a temporary lapse. The causes are many including a difficult sale of a house, the final days of getting things moved after living on a small acreage (17 plus acres) for twenty years and then just lack of inertia to get started again.
Anyway, even tho' I've not had quilts to share I continue to work with Quilts from the Heart. I only post pictures here of quilts that I personally have made from start to finish.. The nice thing about QFTH is that you can do as I do, which is create a quilt from start to finish, or you can take on other parts of the quilting process for partially finished quilts. Many people are "toppers" meaning they like to cut and sew the tops only and then move on. You would think I was a "topper" if you looked at all my flimsys!
So while I've not shared quilts, I have helped pin baste many and have sewn bindings on several. Now that I have pretty much mastered sewing machine bindings, I don't mind binding at all. Next I need to work more on FMQ then I will offer to quilt more charity quilts that others have started rather than just pin baste or do borders.
Here is my latest finish for QFTH. I call this one "Chaia". I'm naming them alphabetically in order to easily track how many charity quilts I have done. Somehow I work better with letters than numbers!