Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Finish!!!

Two episodes of Monarch of the Glen, and the binding for my Bright Future quilt is all sewn on! All that remains is to wash the quilt and find a new baby to bestow it upon.


This is a quilt that just kinda happened. My precut squares were overflowing their tin, so I stitched some together. I'd been wanting to try my hand at Freehand Baptist Fans, so I gave it a try.
You know, a quilt that wasn't planned, but just evolved on its own. I have come to love it, despite my initial misgivings.


Now it is time to move on to something new. Remember this tablerunner? It is sandwiched and ready to hand quilt.


But there's Jason's karate quilt that needs making.


And my Great-Grandmother's quilt that I started resurrecting and then got derailed.

And despite all the great ideas I've gotten from Bonnie Hunter's latest book, I still haven't finished my version of Virginia Bound from her first book.

Or the mini that I started this weekend - borders are on except for the mitering, which I will admit, scares me just a bit. But that's why I chose to miter the borders, right? Learn how to do something new, conquer my fears, etc.?


Just a few more rows to sew together of the Ribbon Quilt, and then it can come down off my design wall, making room for something else.

There are easily 10 quilt tops in my armoire awaiting either my tiny needle or the longarm quilters.
And then, of course, there are all the other ideas floating around in my head. How to ever find the time to do all the quilting that I want?

13 comments:

cozy quilter said...

Your bright future quilt will be a great gift for a little person! The hand quilting looks great! You are brave to post pictures of your UFO's. I am slowly making progress on my UFO's but must admit to starting a new project this week...

Becky said...

Decisions, decisions!! Put them all in a hat and draw one out! They all look great so you can't go wrong!

Piece by Piece said...

Your baby quilt looks great. All of your UFO's are looking wonderfu, can't wait to see completed projects. I am working on my UFO's also, I'm almost done mine, then I can start a new quilt.
Patricia

Cheryl Willis said...

Just remember it is not a race- work on the ones that please you. Anything you don't finish in your life time are still going to be wonderful. I have several UFO's from family and friends (and thrift shops) that excite and challenge me. When our piles get passed on the new recipent will be bless with the work we did thus far. Your grandmothers block just gave me an idea of what to do with some 4-patches I was given awhile back.

be good cw

Barb H said...

I ditto everything Cheryl said--it's not a race, so relax and enjoy what you're doing at this time.

Livin' Blue Quilter said...

Your quilts are looking great. You will get it done and get those out of your head too. Beautiful baby quilt. Robin

Auntie Em said...

Love all your projects-in-the-making.
Unless you have a deadline, just take your time and enjoy the journey.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. ;-)

quiltfool said...

Hi, Erin. I hate that I can't see your pictures until my laptop is fixed. But, I did want to say, don't let mitered corners scare you. They are very easy. Well, the second one is very easy. The first one is usually a nightmare, but I don't want to scare you away from them. Lane

Char said...

I love the Bright Future quilt.
I know what you mean about the UFOs that's the reason I decided I had to start to machine quilt some of mine. Maybe you should start with something small like the tablerunner and try machine quilting it.

Shirleymac said...

Love the Virginia Bound quilt. You sure have your work cut out for you (no pun intended). Guess you'll just have to live to be 100 so you can get it all done.

Stephanie said...

V, I love the VB quilt and the bright BF quilt. You're a lucky lady to have time to do all this! Stephanie

Em said...

Erin, You have such a varied style looking through all of the fun tops you have in progress and the baby quilt completed!!!! Isn't it amazing how the brain can go from one pattern to an entirely different one!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesom work friend!!!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

i like what is on your design wall! how fun is that!

we all have tons of quilts in various levels of completion... I like your little finish!