I have been incredibly productive. NOT in finishing quilts but in making friends! My neighborhood quilt bee met yesterday for our Christmas Brunch. It was one year ago that they let me crash their party. This time I hosted it. Nothing like having a party to motivate me to clean the house!
We chatted, showed off finished works, ate delicious food, and exchanged (and swiped each others’) gifts. Something Kathy said struck a chord with me. She was showing off an absolutely beautiful pieced red and white top that she had intended to finish in time for Christmas. Then she said something to the effect of “I realized I didn’t HAVE to finish it so I didn’t.”
It sparked an idea. I have had this quilt, unfinished, in my attic closet for almost 20 years. Yup. One of the first quilts I made. It was quilted and only lacked binding. I never loved it enough to bind it. I thought. -“I DON’T have to finish it. So I won’t.” I brought it down and said whoever wanted it could have it.
Kathy grabbed it up. And bound it overnight. And brought it back to me.
Did I say I had GOOD friends? I meant I have the BEST friends!
I did also bring out another finished but not layered and quilted top that is a really spectacular applique piece. She took that one too but is keeping it with my blessing. It felt great to send it to someone who would love it! Knowing her, she’ll have it finished by the end of January. I’ll show you when it’s done.