Thursday, June 24, 2010

Projects Anonymous: Quilting Week 1

Being that it's summer, I thought I'd have a bunch of free time to post. But, it turns out that's not the case. I did, however, decide to clean out my "unfinished projects" bin. Here's what I found:

4 unfinished projects and all quilts!

Why is it that everything I've left undone happens to be a quilt? Probably because quilts seem to take the most time and I prefer to create things that give me immediate satisfaction.

I've decided to get these projects finally finished!!

(Cheer from the "projects anonymous" supporters)

My goal: 1 quilt a week

Quilt 1: The throw quilt for ME!

Yes, this is the first quilt I've intended just for me. I chose the colors to match my bedroom decor. When I first dumped it out, it appeared to be a pile of scraps. I was probably right in the middle of making it (whenever that was) when I "had" to clean it up and switch modes to another project. Meaning I now needed to figure out what I've already sewn (since it was so long ago, my brain can't remember) and then put the puzzle pieces together.

To my suprise, it looked pretty complete. I just had to attach the border squares and strips for this photo.

I've completely assembled the top and will be quilting and binding today and tomorrow (between all of my other orders ;) Wish me luck!

What unfinished projects do you have left undone? Does this inspire you to finish what you've started? If you share your unfinished to finished project with me, I may feature you as a post! Be sure to comment or email if you'd like to join me!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

FREE Quilt Patterns

Here are some of my favorite quilt patterns...and they're F-R-E-E!

More Yummy Yo-Yo's with LuLu's Yo-Yo Free Pattern

And Amy's Sexy Hexy Love Quilt

And Whirly Wheels at Moda Bakeshop

And I love the white space in this one called - Freebird It's the perfect pattern for a not to frilly boy's quilt.