Tuesday, October 6, 2009

September wasn't a total loss

September didn't start out too well. My dishwasher went on the fritz. I thought my sewing machine died, but it was just a faulty power strip. My iron died and had to be replaced. Then my sewing machine really did start acting up, just as I was trying to finish and mail some promised quilts.

I managed to get the County Lines quilt to the semi-flimsy stage and just need to add borders and get it quilted.

My challenge quilt for JSS made it to the flimsy stage and was turned in on time, along with backing & binding; it got 2nd place for best use of pink. Now to find time to get to the center and get it quilted and bound.

I got the bindings on couple of Heartstrings quilts and am working my way through the handstitching, then they'll be ready for washing and pictures.

Cricket from the Heartstrings group mentioned needing a couple of quilts for homeless kids, and I certainly have plenty of those ready for completion. I got the binding on this lasagna quilt before my machine gave out. The gifted coin quilt from Megan was already bound and didn't make it to it's intended destination back in April or May, so it was in 'the stack' and ready to go. I added a couple of coordinating purchased blankets because I was told these quilts would be all these girls had and I was concerned they wouldn't be warm enough.

blogger seems to have flipped this on its head

the quilt Megan hated

Onward and upward.... making goals for October.

Take care,


Karen said...

You didn't have much luck with electrical appliances during September. It is a wonder you got anything done!

Mary said...

I love all of these! The green top looks wonderful what a great quilt!

Mary said...

Sheila, I posted the coins quilt on the HeartStrings site -- I hope that was OK, I linked back to this post.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I love that County Lines quilt. the fabrics are very nice! Very tranquil. Sorry you're having appliance issues -- hope October's a much better month!

Linda_J said...

What fun quilts, Sheila! I love your County Lines one---looks like stained glass.

Megan's quilt turned out so well that I bet she is wondering why she gave it away.

Julie in the Barn said...

Jeeze, Sheila, it sounds like you've had a war with appliances lately. Dead irons are the norm in my house so I recently purchased a super cheepie just so I have a back-up. I sure like your stack n wack quilt you posted awhile back with the black background. How's that one coming along?