Friday, February 14, 2014

Finish It Up Friday :: On a Roll

Happy Friday everyone! We are particularly happy around here today because after another round of being trapped by snow and ice we can finally get back out into the world (insert giant mama sigh of relief here). Snow days become a very different even when you have a small child FULL of energy to entertain and engage. While I could happily sit and sew for literally hours apparently watching me sew isn't that interesting - imagine that ;-)

So I have a hodge-podge of finishes this week, first up another jelly roll quilt. Are you guys sick of these yet? I hope not because I have a few more to get finished this year. What can I say, when I find something that works I stick with it! This is a belated Christmas present which wasn't finished because the recipient couldn't make it for the holiday so then it got pushed  off the "urgent" pile for a bit. But now I am happy to report that it's done. This was a jelly roll of The Morris Apprentice line that I bought from the Fat Quarter Shop. I backed it with some cozy chocolate brown flannel from Robert Kaufmann and now I wat to make every quilt back with flannel. So snuggly and good.
We found these giant 24" pillow forms at IKEA in the sale section a couple weekends ago for $5 each (score) so I busted out this giant print IKEA fabric that I'd been saving since 2008 (for pillow covers of course) and whipped up a couple envelope back pillow covers. Please tell me I'm not the only one who takes 6 years and 30 minutes to get a project done.
Finally a batch of Valentine's Day mug rugs that I quilted last year. LAST YEAR. All they needed was to have the binding attached (I made that last year too) so they were an embarrassingly quilt finish.

I think the best part of this fabric diet is that it is making me look at all the things I could be finishing with what I already have instead of constantly planning new things. I feel like I'm on a roll with getting things done and it feels great! Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a lovely day whatever your plans :-)

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.


  1. This is awesome and so motivating for me. I just moved across the country and packing and unpacking my fabric has been a real eye opener for me. I want to emulate your progress - I actually don't have a lot of UFO's at this point but I definitely have a lot of fabric that I need to use and not just admire on a shelf.

  2. I really like the mug rugs and the color combination. Congrats on finishing them up! That's a great feeling, isn't it?!?


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