Wednesday, January 28, 2009

First Finishes for 2009

I think I already told you that sandwiching and pinning is the only part of quilting I don't especially enjoy. So I tend to save up a bunch of tops and spend a day doing just this part. Now you know how I spent last Saturday. I do this on my dining room table. When I bought it many years ago at an estate sale in Connecticut I was told it had come from a private boys' school. It has doodles drawn on it and carved into it so I figure a few pin nicks and scratches just add to the patina. That way it will be more valuable when I take it to Antique Road Show.
I usually sandwich and pin until I don't have enough pins for another quilt. Close enough, don't you think? I use a staple remover to close the pins. I still manage to prick a finger or two and bleed on at least one top. Here is my stack of ready to go quilts and wall hangings. Over the next few weeks I will try to concentrate on the quilting and not starting anything new. Yeah, right. What really happens is I quilt a couple then go back to working on a top that is started. Then in a sudden burst of something or other I quilt top after top until they are all finished. You can see on the top that I was going to have a new Halloween wall hanging this year. Oh, well, it will be ready for next year.
Ta da! This is my first finish for 2009. Since I joined the One Project a Month Challenge I decided I better finish something and this was left over from my last pinning marathon. It is from a Whimsicals pattern.
Then, realizing that the Super Bowl is fast approaching I pulled these fabrics from my stash and put this together. Our party hosts recently had a baby girl. The ballerina fabric is left over from a quilt I made for my granddaughter a couple of years ago. This pretty much uses it up.
So 2 finishes in January! Woo hoo!

1 comment:

  1. Great looking heart quilts. Boy it it cold here in Canada. and we sure have a lot of snow. I need to venture out and shop for food. you know the necessities. Oh well I have a car starter and the car will be nice and warm.linda