Saturday, November 16, 2013

A Year of Finishing Things

The blog has been neglected for the last few months. That's because we had housing issues going on, and have spent most weekends looking at houses - seventy in the past year. And now we are all ready to move (well, as ready as we are going to be). Over the year, I have been trying to finish off as many unfinished projects as possible, as part of my decluttering in preparation for a move.

These little quilts have been sitting around way too long. They were a project for an online creativity group that I am part of. At the time I conceived this idea, we were taking turns to set a weekly creativity exercise which we called "Tea and Cookies". So when I saw the teacup block in Quilters Newsletter Magazine, it seemed like a good project to make for the group. I asked each participant (not all sewers) to sign a set of cream coloured triangles, and return them along with a half metre of fabric of their choice. I didn't realise quite how much work was going to be involved. The notes that came with the fabrics tell me that it was started in the year 2000. Thirteen years to completion is better than never finished!

There were twelve people when I sent them out, but the group has shrunk, so there are seven small quilts in the final set. I made each one different to make the project more interesting. The last of these will be mine and is not yet finished. The rest have all been sent to their new owners.

2 comments:

Pearl said...

lovely designs. one day I'l start a quilt.
good luck with the move.

Joan said...

How wonderful .. ten years ago .. when i turned 60 (where those years go!)I began a Wonderful Women in my Life quilt. Friends were asked to do something on a triangle of calico and give a fat quarter of fabric. Your post has reminded me of the shoe box of triangles and fabric waiting. You inspire me to set to work this year. Maybe before I turn 70 in March. Well .. maybe sometime this year!