Friday, March 28, 2008

Life's Little Joys: Friday Edition

Here are the two quilts I finished tonight. I made the toppers over two years ago and I finally sent them in to be quilted a few weeks ago and today, I picked them up. So trying to keep the momentum going, I hand sewed the bindings on both of these strip quilts. It is just a joy to finally finish a project! One is an Autmun quilt with many fabrics of Fall leaves (the top picture shows the backing on the Autumn quilt up close) and the other is many coordinating pink fabrics. I enjoy playing with color and fabrics and I am finally enjoying the finished projects which I can finally give to my friends, Jennifer and Donny. Jennifer, if you're reading this, I'm so sorry about these extremely belated Christmas gifts. I hope they bring joy!
Now, I can get started on that quilted sailboat hanging. I said I wasn't going to buy fabric for any new projects until these were done, but I admit it. I cheated. Luke and I chose the fabrics a couple of days ago, but I knew I couldn't do any more than that until the above quilts were done!

I also have some knitting to get back to and I'm trying to learn to crochet, but after knitting, crocheting seems like trying to knit with only one arm. It's so weird!


Meredith said...

They are just beautiful Carmie, I love them!!

Jen said...

You go girl! I didn't know you were so motivated with the sewing machine! I am impressed! Now, we will get you crocheting before you know it!

MaryM said...

They are so lovely, Carmen. You did a fabulous job. Hey, we need to get together. It has been too long - where did the last 4 months go???