Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Busting the Scraps

I had a good afternoon of sewing on the many partially-completed quilt tops I have started. I finished two of them. I have this awful habit of sewing 80% of the top and then cutting out borders and putting everything into a bag to finish another day, month, year. You get the idea.

Sometime last summer I was going through a bag of the ugliest pieces of cloth I have seen. They were donated to me by somebody else trying to clean out their sewing room. I didn't have the heart to put them in the trash.

As I was pondering this afternoon, I came across Luisa's blog , which reminded me that I could probably make another 50 of these with what I have stashed away!

This is about 40" square and will definitely be a quilt donated to Project Linus after it is finished. Last year, in 2007, I made 28 of these donated quilts. This year so far, I have none actually finished, but at least 6 tops nearing the "sandwich" stage. There's another quilt top just like this one awaiting its borders too.

I hope to actually try my machine quilting on this. In the past I have not been too pleased with how it has looked, but I know that I can only benefit from the practice.

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