Irish Lake Quilter

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Monday, April 9, 2007

Another One Finished!!


It's done! Kinda funky, eh? It is amazing how the colors show up differently when a photograph is taken. Had I looked at it in a photo before stitching, I would have changed a few of the blocks around in the middle but in person it looks pretty good! Those blues really pop in the picture. The corners were in lieu of mitred ones (which I would rather have done) but I didn't have enough fabric. Given that it was from my stash, it is a "make do" and I did just that. I made it for charity but .....hmmmm... I'm feeling kinda needy. :>) Not really - I think it may go to a children's home.


The second one is on it's way as well. I'm in a mood to sew, sew, sew - fast and furious - so there won't be any great techniques involved. This one is a batch of T'Berries pre-printed squares that I had from a few years ago and I am putting them on point with pieced blocks. With a few adjustments, it will be ready for the two halves to be sewn together shortly. I'll add a green and then a gold/tan set of narrow borders and then a burgundy final border, bind it in the gold/tan since there isn't enough of the burgundy left. It will also be donated to a shelter or Habitat for Humanity. Feels good to do a couple of these for someone who can use them!

However........last night as I sat in my chair with a fuzzy Chicago Bears blanket over my legs, I realized that nearly all of my comfy quilts have been given away or taken to the cottage and there are none left in the family room for snuggling. It's a good thing that it is summer and I will have some time to make a few more for us. Of course, I could get out the "good ones"(hand appliqued), but I'd rather the dog hair and dust settle on those less time intensive. Am I the Lone Ranger when it comes to spending all my days quilting and having little to show for it?

7 comments:

Sweet P said...

I doubt you're the only one who has little to show for her quilting. I bet there are quite a few of us in the same boat.

Those are beautiful quilts you've been working on. I love the bright colors in the first quilt.

Kathy Wagner said...

Great quilts Judy! Love the brights on the smaller quilt...and a very cool border! The larger one is very classy and beautiful. How generous you are to give these treasures away!

Nancy said...

Ooh, I love this! It's so bright and cheery.

teodo said...

These quilts are wonderful.
I like very much. Ciao ciao

Anne said...

Sorry to report that you are not the Lone Ranger :o) I too have the feeling of spending hours quilting, and not having much to show for it. I think that mostly is that a lot of my quilts have found other homes than mine (and that I spend a lot of time frog-stitching *lol*).

Bless your heart for giving away these beautiful quilts. I'm sure whoever gets them will cherrish them!

Libby said...

For me - it feels like fits and starts . . . a great rush of productivity that dots time with lots of work and little to show for it. Then I look around and see that honestly there much more - particularly when I think of my work that has gone on to live in the homes of others.

Greenmare said...

that bright one is just wonderful!
I agree about not having anything to show for it. I decided this year to make a few more for our living room so everyone can snuggle up! It's just that there is always a baby or wedding or something where we need to make one to give away.