Archive for the ‘Completed quilts’ Category
This one counts as September’s UFO and it is the last of the turquoise for now! I designed this to use my Accuquilt GO dies and call it Bricks and Stones. Instructions are on the website
99% of the time I cut a binding when I finish a top because it can be a year or more before I get around to quilting them. Imagine my surprise yesterday when I realized I had not cut one for this quilt. I did have enough of one of the prints from the quilt left but I also had this great stripe that had been in my stash for a few years … I was afraid it would be too busy … It’s a busy quilt anyway but I couldn’t resist using it and I think it works!
Today will be exactly the same as the last three day … Piecing HS blocks, binding, a little reading, a walk to get a meal, and knitting. Thank goodness I’ve only got one binding left and that Keith will be home soon, I’m making great progress but I’m ready for a change.
This Quick Strippe counts as my August UFO.
Funny but I must have been in a turquoise phase last year as 3 of the 4 UFO’s I’m finishing up this week have some in them. And speaking of finishing 4 UFO’s when was the last time I quilted and bound 4 of my own quilts in a row?
It’s had me thinking of work vs hobby. When I first started quilting it was a hobby but now it’s definitely work … Work I enjoy but definitely unpaid work. It also happens that my genealogy hobby turned into work … I spend one to two days a week when I’m in town working at the library … Volunteer work, unpaid, but still work and still enjoyable.
Now my knitting … That’s all hobby. All for me and I look forward to sitting down with it after I’ve finished my tasks for the day.
I finished the binding on this one last night. The top was pieced by AnnG – I always love finishing her HeartStrings tops!
On the machine today is a queen sized sports theme top of my Aunt’s….I’ve made a good start but expect I’ll be working on this for at least the next 2-3 days in between other tasks.