This list seems to be infinite. Just when I think I’m getting near the bottom of my list, I find more. Who am I kidding? I’m only scratching the surface. Tomorrow afternoon I will post a link box for the UFO Parade so please have your UFOs photographed or listed and be ready to link up.
This morning, very quietly, before daylight, while Vince and Speck and the chickens were still sleeping, I slipped out of bed and went into the sewing room and began dragging out all the quilts I could find that are finished except for the binding. Most of them have the binding already made. So . . why haven’t I finished them? That’s a very good question!
First, because it’s just so weird . . is that evil Halloween quilt I did while living in the rental at the lake here. This quilt is so different from anything I’ve done and I think it so totally represents the frustration I was feeling at the time . . moving away from Chad, not being able to find a house, the rental leaked when it rained, it leaked when a pipe burst and the air condition limped along while we were sweating to death in there. We were living out of boxes because we knew we were moving again as soon as we found a place. Whew . . that was a bad time and this quilt, even though weird, makes me smile and gives me hope because if we made it through that time, we can make it through anything. I think I’m going to name it Buzzards’ Roost because something about it reminds me of some kind of ugly bird and there are two buzzards who live on top of a pole along our driveway. They’re always at the top of the pole looking down . . watching us when we’re in the yard or watching us as we drive into the driveway. I am not a buzzard expert but . . one of them is missing and I think they’re a husband and wife and I think she or he might be on a nest somewhere because one day . . well . . I won’t tell you what I saw but I believe they were starting a family!
The second one is “In a Bind” which was made from leftover 2-1/2″ binding strips.
Third is a quilt I made for Vince several years ago. He chose the colors from my stash and I used the Peaches & Dreams pattern. The colors in this quilt make me smile.
Fourth is Holly Jolly which I think for at least the past three years I’ve said I would have finished and on our bed by Christmas. Maybe it will happen for Christmas 2013.
Fifth is Goshen Star. This was a test quilt for my first book. Let’s see . . 2005 or 2006 maybe? Who’s counting? This will be sent to Alycia for a QOV.
Sixth is Rolling Along. This is also a free pattern on my free patterns page. This will also be sent to Alycia for a QOV.
Seventh is Sweet Treat, also a free pattern.
Eighth is Any Which Way. If Alycia wants this, I’ll send it to her for a QOV or if she doesn’t, I’ll send it to a children’s home in Louisiana.
Ninth is the Carpenter’s Star from the feather lessons. This will also be a QOV.
Tenth is “Green is a Dream” because we see so little green around here.
Last but not least, numbers 11, 12 and 13. All three are QOVs made from the same pattern. All three are quilted and waiting to be bound.
13 quilts to be bound. Probably more . . I just don’t know about it right now and don’t want to know about it til I get some of these done.