That Flimsy Pile
One of the things that I told you I wanted to work on and get caught up on is my flimsy pile. I told you that WAY back at the beginning of the year…before cancer…before my husband died. I had so hoped that I would catch that pile up and have no quilts in the stack by now. That didn’t happen.
This is where quilt tops go to live until I get to quilting them. I still want to get them caught up.
I started out okay this year. I had two tops that were done that went straight to the quilting machine and one that was done from the pile. But then January 24th came and we found out Kramer had cancer. From there…everything stopped in the quilting room except for Gannon’s baby quilt.
So this is what is there that needs attention….There are two here….both are for charity. I made them both. One is baby sized and one is lap sized. Both are simple and only squares sewn together.
Next is Kelli’s “Show Off” quilt. The pattern for this can be found at Quilted Twins. It’s one of Becky’s MANY free patterns.
I have one of these cut out and in my UFO cabinet. See?
Next up is Bricks in the Barnyard…I’ve started to try to match backings with tops…this might end up working together.
Then I have Texas Braids. This one has stalled out as I am afraid to quilt it as I feel like it needs feathers. After the seven months I’ve had, I’ve kind of lost the fear. It’s just a quilt after all. If I hate it, I can rip it out or I can make a whole other quilt. There are so many more things in life that deserve worry rather than the quilting motif on a quilt!
Here are the two blocks of the month that Kelli and I did. Each has a backing prepped.
I figured if I could at least get backings made, I’d be one step closer to finished. It’s MUCH easier to grab and go if a top had a backing already prepared.
This is a string star quilt I made sometime back. I know I’m not keeping it for me but an occasion to gift it hasn’t arrived so it’s sat. I think I have a purple fabric for the backing somewhere. Hmmm. I should round that up.
This is Kelli’s Cheddar Bow Tie quilt. I love it. I found fabric for the backing the other day. It needs to be seamed up so is sitting next to the machine for when I have a moment.
If I counted right, that makes NINE quilts that need attention. I don’t know when I’ll get to them all but I have made a commitment to try to not add to that number over the next year. I’d love to get completely caught up but I’m okay if I don’t. Not adding to the pile is enough of a goal.
I have two here that are charity tops here that I need to do and as I write this, I just remembered my Double Wedding Ring quilt is finished too. I guess that number is 12. Oh I wish it were at least under 10. For now, I’ll get the backing made. Every step is one step closer to a finish!
Where are you with finished quilt tops? Do you have a stack? How many are in it? Inquiring minds want to know.