Fons and Porter donated a lot of Christmas fabric. I just could not see making bed size quilts out of this fabric. I want these quilts to be used or at least special.
So here are 8 kits that I am going to get sewn together and quilted to be used as Christmas gifts this year.
This means I am going to take a break for a little bit from making pillow cases and I will focus on these quilts. I work better under a schedule, so the plan is to complete at least one, including binding, a week.
I plan to sew during the day, then cut and press in the evening. It has been a long time since I have pieced...so I am hoping that I won't be spending a lot of time with my seam ripper. If all goes as planned they should all be completed by the end of September...in plenty of time for Christmas.
This past week was really productive. I am finding that my boot is really messing with my schedule, I am limited to what exercise I can safely do. So a lot of it is not getting done....but the my machines are getting a work out. Last week I quilted 4 Hope Quilts and a bed size quilt. All of these quilts are currently out being bound.
Additionally I was tired of looking at all the piles on my quilt room floor. I put my nose to the grindstone and created 3 large puppy pool quilts. Puppy pool quilts are made from left over batting and fabric that for one reason or another won't make it in a quilt for people. The puppies at AHeintz 57 dog rescue won't care that the batting is uneven or that the fabric doesn't match. They will just know that they have a soft cuddly quilt to snuggle in when they wear themselves out and want to take a nap.
I really like that I can see my floor and my sewing surface again. I am getting the binding on the puppy quilts today so they can be donated soon.
Betty W. stopped by to drop off 6 Hope Quilts this past week, those will be a future post.
This coming week I have three beautiful Asian quilts that were pieced by Joyce, Jackie and Kathy to get on the longarm. They are from the community sew day, and they need to get completed. Lofty goals I know....but that is the plan.
Everyone have a great week!