Several years ago I went to a garage sale that had fabric. I bought three projects worth of quilting things.
You can see that I paid, $10, $10, and $8 for the UFOs.
In May when I working so hard on cleaning out the sewing room, I finished this top. It is the project bag on the bottom left.
You can read about this quilt HERE.
After that one was done I finished the next one…It was the bag for $8 on the right.
Read about the quilt HERE.
Well, now I finished the last one. It’s been a top for several months. I sewed it leader and ender fashion during June. In this round of trying to really clean up the sewing room, I put this on the frame. I really want to get caught up on all of the finished tops that aren’t quilted yet.
The quilt is an EXPLOSION of color!!
When I bought the pack there were lots of hand-cut 5″ squares. Some were already sewn together so I decided to just keep sewing them together. It’s simple but if the colors are good, they spark!
Rosie was tired of being in the quilting room the day I was working on this. Poor girl, see??
Here is my quilt all finished.
Can you say HELLO COLOR!! There is a lot punched into this quilt.
In some quilts, the design speaks. In some quilts, it’s the color!!
Can you see I did the hook and bump motif? I used a yellow to an orange variegated thread on the top.
Every time I look at this quilt I smile…
All of my childcare kids and grandkids that have been around lately all want this quilt. I think as quilters we sometimes poo-poo sewing simple squares together but it’s not a bad thing. Simple squares can still make a nice quilt.
I bought a box of fabric at a garage sale when the girl and I went to Spring Green to Country Sampler. The orange that I used for the binding was in this box.
I don’t use orange often but for this quilt, it was perfect!!
I have to laugh about this quilt. It was a true mix-mash. I paid $10 for the bag of squares and added a few scraps, not many, that came from blog readers. I don’t typically buy these colors of fabrics so I’m sure they came from some of you.
The orange for the backing was a thrift store fabric for 50 cents.
The peace sign fabric was from the thrift store for $1. The blue solid was leftover from something. So the fabric for the top and baking was $11.50.
There are batting and thread cost…but I’m relatively sure this is one of the cheapest quilt tops I’ve ever made!!
I used a variegated thread on the back too.
It is an eclectic quilt that is for sure!!
I put it in my pile of quilts to give away or donate.
This isn’t the typical Rosie but a Rosie photo nonetheless. I fluffed the quilt open to show it to Kelli and just like that the kids were all over it, as was Rosie. They rolled around and played on it for 20 minutes.
I don’t know what it is about quilts here but the second they are opened, the kids are all over them.
That’s another quilt off the “to be quilted” pile. I haven’t shown you all that I’ve quilted. They will be coming up in future quilts. I do know I only have THREE more on the pile. I am so close. I am not stopping now. My goal for last year was to be completely caught up. That plan got derailed, along with my life, when Kramer, my husband, was diagnosed with lung cancer and passed away. This year, in 2020, I tried to make a more realistic goal and that was to keep up with my tops and quilt them right away, and to have fewer quilts on the pile by the end of the year. I’m starting to think, I just might meet the goal from the previous year and finish them all. Wouldn’t that be grand??
Please keep cheering me on. Those of you who have a stack of quilts that need to be machine quilted can completely understand…right??