A month ago I signed on to Peg's Finish 5 Challenge. Time's up. I was a little disappointed to have finished only 1, but when I reflected a bit more thoughtfully I had a great July. I finished Little Blue With a Kiss of Pink, and I made 4 other tops that were only ideas back then and are now completed and ready to quilt. (I have one yet to show you...still fussing over whether to add borders (sounds familiar, right?)
EDITED TO ADD: I finished 5 tops...forgot about this one!
My finishing is a bit handicapped due to the fact I'm back with my little old Singer. (My mom needed her Bernina so no machine quilting for me.) I will have a pile of tops to quilt, but it should be fun and with all that practice, maybe I'll improve those skills too.
Here is my completed top from AmandaJean's Seeing Stars quilt-a-long. I love it. I'm working on the back right now. I have some left over stars to incorporate into the back. Thanks AmandaJean for all the work you put into this quilt-along. You're the best!
Here is a top I made last night and finished up this morning. It's a simple 4 patch made from two vintage sheets and a pillowcase. I don't know if you can see it in the picture, but the other fabric in the 4 patch is a wide pink and white stripe. It's so girly, I'm in love with it. With all the boys in this house I don't get many girly things so I made this for the fun of it. I think it would be a great baby quilt.
I say easy now, but 6 months ago when I started quilting again, this wouldn't have been easy. In fact, I made a top sort of like this and tossed it because it was so crooked and well, just plain bad. I'm happy with how far I've come and how my skills are coming back. I have the striped sheet and so I think that will be the back and the binding. Maybe there should be a striped border, hmmmm another border dilema? Ideas?