Thursday, January 28, 2010


Tuesday evening after dinner I got a bug and decided I needed to finish a craft project. 

Now, if you know me, you know that I have about 20 plastic totes in the garage containing various projects; yarn and fabric. 

I opened the garage door (not all the way - because I have paper boxes full of fabric behind the door) my initial idea was to finish a couple more afghans.  Opening the door reminded me that I still had fabric for quilts.  So, I changed my mind and grabbed the two paper boxes full of fabric and sat down on the living room floor.

I began to sort remnants by color scheme, all the while invisioning the beautiful quilts they would make.

After I sorted the two fabric boxes I remembered that I had started two or three quilts that were in totes in the garage.  I asked Vincent to get them down for me (it's wonderful having a very tall son in the house).

I proceded to sort through two totes and find all the pieces to the previously started quilts.  I spent about 3 hours looking at fabric; sorting; organizing and coming up with a game plan to complete the quilt tops this weekend.

Yes.  I am a crazy woman.  I can get these quilt tops done.  My problem is the filler and the backing and the tieing and the sewing of edges.  I am not very good at any of those.  I have thought "I will ask my friend Gwenda to help me.  She is fantastic when it comes to finishing quilts."  Then I thought:  "I could get my other friend Donna to help me too.  I am sure she would gladly help me.  After all, I helped her with many 'Rainbow Girl' grand officer quilts."

So, all of my fabric and patterns are organized on the dining room table to begin production.  It's such a beautiful fabric rainbow.

"I'm so excited!  I just can't hide it!" 



Anonymous said...

How fun! It's too bad you don't live closer. I love quilting. :D

Trillium said...

"Many hands make light work"--I hope your friends are as excited as you are!