Those of you who know the fabulous Deb S will also know that she recently got a longarm machine...and that she was looking for UFOs that she could practice on, finish, and donate. I have (cough cough) a few UFOs laying around, and so I sent her 3 to play with. Remember these?
The top one is recent-ish- made for Annie, and abandoned by me after it didn't meet my expectations. Then the purple one- it looked so much better in my head, and when I realized that I thought it was done, but it wasn't wide enough for my bed, it too was abandoned. And those Asian blocks? I started that top sometime before 2005- when it matched my living room- and then we moved. Pieced the blocks together in late 2006. Ignored it until 2011. Ooops.
So off all three went to Deb, to be practiced upon and then donated to a good home. Deb, being fabulous, actually found a buyer for the purple quilt, and the sale helped offset the cost of my new iPad (1st generation, not 2nd- the price dropped dramatically on those when the 2nd gen was revealed...)
Then I sent Deb ANOTHER box full of tops. But I wanted this batch back- so we worked out a deal :-)
This one came from Denyse Schmidt's book- and there used to, at least, be a free web version of the templates, too, and I adore it, even though my subpar piecing left it just a bit wonky. It's been waiting nearly 4 years to be finished. The curse of a piecer who hates to actually quilt, eh?
And this was from my brief lived stint of using all matchy fabrics from one line in a quilt. I really don't enjoy that, but this line was practically designed to match my family room. Hot pinks, lime greens, and bright blues... Yum.
So Deb will play with these and send them back to me, their neglectful mom, and after years and years, they'll finally be finished objects. VERY exciting.
Now to deal with my remaining UFOs- several wall hanging sized tops Ihave no excuse for not finishing, and one fabulous crazy one that is so wonky I'm not ever sure it can be quilted.