I completed 2 quilts recently that were for last minute birthday gifts. Andrew's Argyle was a hit with him, his parents and grandparents.
Also, the chopped jelly roll race was a hit with my husbands grandmother. I should have posted completed pics after it was quilted and bound, but silly me forgot to take any pictures of it.
I should be working on finishing up the "Piked Peaks" quilt but after making the third, yes third, back (long story I will save for another day) and getting it basted I was having issues with the thread I was using to quilt it. After only 2 rows of quilting the thread started shredding on the third. After un-sewing about 3 feet of stitiching I was so frustrated that I threw it in a laundry basket and gave up...for now.
I have so many projects that I should be starting, in addition to finishing "Piked Peaks". I purchased the fabric to start a Christmas gift quilt in July but haven't even made the first cut. I also need to make an airplane themed baby quilt, but I haven't decided exactly what to do with it yet. I guess it's time to sit down and play in EQ7 and start making some decisions. And then there are the quilts that co-workers have requested, that's another 3 to add to the list. Oh boy!
I have been feeling so frustrated that I haven't even plugged my sewing machine in since last Thursday, that is 4 days of no sewing and I am starting to have a bit of withdrawal. So the little wheels started spinning in my head while driving home from work today. I have decided that since I have given away every quilty thing I have ever made that it is about time to take a little break from every one else and be a little selfish. I got this china hutch this weekend from a good friend that is moving away. Now I will have somewhere to stash my quilting tools in the dining room where I sew instead of carrying everything back and forth to my bedroom closet. I think it needs a little something quilty, like a table runner, to cover the top. So I am going to make a couple hundred half square triangles to make a scrappy top. I need the practice with HST's before I start the Christmas quilt so I guess I will just kill both birds with one stone.
(or all 9 of them on the hutch, I didn't realize I had a bird collecting problem)
Okay, I will stop venting now. If you made it this far, thank you for listening.