Friday, 1 April 2016

Finishing up an Oldie!

Eventually I do get around to finishing up some of my older tops.  If there isn't a deadline, quilts tend to by pushed aside.  I rummaged around and found this one that uses blocks from my Stash Busters Quilt Along from September of 2013.

I wasn't totally pleased with the layout, so it waited until I had a deadline.  I decided it would be a good quilt to give to charity, so it hit the top of the list for quilting and now it is ready to go.  It has a very cozy flannel on the back so it will keep someone warm.

I am way behind on my Splendid Sampler blocks, but I'm okay with that.

I used Janet Clare's "Nocturnal" for this one  I see that the most recent block is designed by Janet, so I may have to use some of her fabric for it!

This block was supposed to have embroidery that looked like a crocheted doily.  Instead I dug out this treasured little angel that I tatted about twenty years ago.  I was saving it for something special, so here it is.

"Purebred" by Erin Michael is the fabric in this block.  I wanted a little horse related fabric included, so these horseshoes fit the bill.

And because one quilt along isn't enough, I decided to join Kelli's Minecraft Quit Along.  I have been following Kelli's blog for quite some time.  I remember how excited she was when her first pattern was published.  She's come a long way since then.

This past Easter Weekend was spent playing with the Grandkids.  These two spent an afternoon with us.  I love this picture of them being bounced on the teeter tooter by Grandpa.  They made pillowcases while visiting, but we were having so much fun, I forgot to take a picture.  The other two Granddaughters came the day before for a Easter Barbecue and muffin icing marathon with Auntie Leslie.  A great time was had by all.

Linking up with Finish It Up Friday


  1. The donation quilt came out beautifully. It looks like the grandchildren were having a great time.

  2. Hey Linda , if you run out of finish it up quilts I can help you out. I'd be glad to!
    As always I enjoyed your blog. Thanks.

  3. Great finish with the charity quilt. Always good to have a deadline. You are keeping up well with the sampler blocks.
    Looks like a lovely time with your grandchildren.

  4. A finish is a finish no matter how old : )