Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New and Old

     I'll start with the old......  Today when my doorbell rang and the dang dog started barking I KNEW it had to be the mail girl  :)    Don't you just love when your mail person comes and you see a package outside the door?   I know I do!   Today's box was expected and I couldn't rip into it quick enough!

     This first quilt is 49 of my "Farmer's Wife" blocks that I finished last summer and never got around to doing the rest.   Since I need a smallish size quilt for a retreat in early May I decided I'd sash the blocks add that super bright yellow dot backing and voile!  I have my charity top.

The next quilt is my "Postage Stamp" quilt from early last week.  
I took out the parts I'd finished last summer, connected some small pieces that were finished but not connected and made a few more rows....and again, voile!  In under 3 hours a finished quilt.
The bigger question here is WHY do I procrastinate on some of these projects?

A HUGE thank you goes out to my friend Sarah in NY who has started doing some of my quilts....she does an AWESOME job on them and has the best turnaround time!  I'm expecting my stars quilt back by the end of the week so I'll be a binding fool this weekend! 

Now onto the new......  I have no self control sometimes with particular fabric lines and more patterns!   I had seen on Instagram that Jodi Nelson of Pleasant Home Patterns had a new pattern called Lucette out and another friend Abby Latimer of Latimer Lane Quilts, was making up kits for the pattern so without much thinking I hit the click button and the kit showed up like 2 days later :)    Nothing like instant gratification!

I'm going to cut this kit up today and with luck by the end of the weekend I have a finished quilt !


Conni said...

Oh, my goodness, you are on a roll! Love the fabrics for the new quilt, too!

Cardygirl said...

Great your new project too!

The Other Barb said...

Fun to see some of your "finishes" ! Love the new line of fabric you just bought! Can't wait to see the star blocks~

Sarah said...

I lack self control with very similar things. Instagram destashes are so bad for an addict! I saw Jodie's pattern Lucette and love that star in it. I'm interested to see what yours looks like made up. You're very generous donating your farmers wife quilt to charity. So much work in those blocks!