Friday, February 14, 2014


Two more quilt tops finished this week. Actually it would be disgraceful if I couldn't get a couple of tops finished when I've been stuck in the house three times in the last 10 days because of snow storms. I love snow and I love being stuck at home. And most of all, I love finishes.

The first finish is the quilt I'm making using Dad's shirts. It was sooo hard cutting up his shirts and working with the fabric but I know that mom will enjoy being wrapped in this quilt. At least I hope so. Now to get it quilted.

This is the snow mound at the top of the driveway. yikes

The second finish is another quilt for Quilts Beyond Borders. It was the leader/ender project this week.

I've been really happy with these charity quilts as they go to children and I think the Kona White helps make them so bright and cheery. Now this week I hear that using white in a charity quilt might be frowned up cuz of the dirt/stain issue. I have a billion and two brightly colored "nickels" and I love how they look with the white. Plus it stretches the charms twice as far. What do you think?

Sharing at:
   Confessions of a Fabric Addict
   Crazy Mom Quilts 
   Richard and Tanya's Link a Finish Fridays


Gina said...

I love the shirt quilt. It's finished really well. I must admit I don't use a lot of white in quilts but can't see any reason why not. I think if charities start getting picky about what you can and cannot do they'll lose out in the end xx

Leanne Parsons said...

Both quilts look great! Your driveway looks something like ours...surrounded by snow!

Sandra said...

Beautiful job on the shirt quilt! It is hard to be certain from the photo, but it appears to be a string quilt. I really like how the squares appear to be outlined. Can't wait to see how you will quilt this.

legato1958 said...

Your "Dad's shirt" quilt is so beautiful... I love how you sashed it. I didn't even realize that it was a memory quilt, using your dad's shirts, because it blended so beautifully. I know that your mother will love using it!