What do you do when you run into a project that you shouldn’t have time for because you already have 3 other projects very similar to it that you have not finished? This was the case this week. The girls quilts, which are almost finished but still need an edging and to be machine quilted have been laying, hanging over my banisters waiting to be finished for three very eager owners to use on their beds. Every time I turn the corner, there they are inviting me to sit down and do a bit of work.
Then I take a small detour into a thrift shop and through no fault of my own (I promise) I run into a bag full of already cut squares of the sweetest vintage fabrics. The tag says they are all fabrics from the 50’s though I do see some squares that have a 70’s and 80’s theme spread out in the pile of fabrics. Someone must have been working on these squares for quite some time. Cutting a square here and there as their time allowed. There are definitely some very old fabrics in here as well as some that could have been from my own 80’s childhood. Some squares seem to be from suit shirts and old clothing. It begs the question. Who cut all of these squares, why didn’t they finish it and who would ever donate a bag such as this one.
It was all too much for me. Surely, I should buy it. I look at the price tag, $4. Yes, I will, and I will make this quilt.
After I layed them all out, they are exactly enough to make a small quilt for sitting or laying in the grass. A distraction from the quilts I should be working on, yes. It took only a day to get them all sewn up. Really a few hours stolen here and there among other things that must be done. Before I knew it, I was putting on the biased edging which was already in the bag. You see, someone already planned this sweet little quilt out. All I have done, is finish their work.
I have seen these little quilts before and most of them are not quilted but tied, so I tied it. I love it and so does Matthew who has now caught his momma’s sickness and loves blankets and quilts.
So, what project called your attention this week? Please do share, but even if you don’t I have decided to not linger on it. I will just share with you and call it a day 🙂
Here’s what to do.
1. Pick a pin you have pinned from your Pinterest boards and do it.
2. Take a picture of your project or progress and blog about it or post a picture to flickr.
3. Then come back here on Saturdays and post a link to your blog post (please make sure the link you post is to your Pin-along post and not your main blog)
4. Don’t forget to link back to the Pin-along so others can find us and get encouraged too.
5. We all love comments and encouragement so please leave a comment here and visit at least 1 other pinner and leave them a comment too
Below is the link up tool. Let me know if you need help!
You are invited to a Pin-along party. Bring along all your Pinterest ideas and pinned projects and make them a reality. Don’t just pin it, Make it, Bake it, Do it and then Share it!