Friday, March 30, 2018

Happy Easter!

Part 1

Lately I have been saying goodbye to UFO's that have been hanging around way too long.

I've asked myself, "will I ever get back to that one....really??". I try to be honest with myself and if the answer is "no", then out it goes.

It actually feels pretty good, like a weight being lifted off my shoulders.

One of these was a beginning to a Gypsy Wife quilt. I hadn't got much done, only a portion of the quilt measuring about 19x27.

It has hung on the design wall for at least two years. Why?....because I realised I had made a big design flaw and didn't know how to go about carrying on. I'd still like to do the quilt, but I'd rather start over at some point.

Part 2

At our upcoming quilt show there will be a "penny sale" and the guild would like members to donate small quilted items. 

I had planned on making up one of my UFO's and donating it. Here are the wee sweet....

Well, wouldn't you know, I can't find them anywhere!!

Fast forward to this week....

I decided to take the partial Gypsy Wife off the wall and admit that I wasn't going to finish this one. As I was taking it down, I realised that it was just a good size donate to the Penny Sale.

I also thought it would be a good opportunity to use a new-to-me quilting design. When I got this one in the mail I was disappointed. It seemed such a dense design that I thought no one would ever want this on their quilt.

Here's the finished piece....

I kinda like it....a lot!...and I really like the quilting design and it was a fun one to do. Go figure!!

I left it on the table this morning because it looked nice and I had someone dropping by to bring me her quilt top.

Well, didn't she exclaim about the little quilt....and she picked that quilting design to be quilted onto her quilt! Ha!

Both my husband and I like the quilt. So do I keep it....or donate it and buy a bunch of tickets on it and try to win it back??? I have to have a think on it.

Happy Easter, everyone!....and who remembers dressing up for Easter like this.....

I am linking up with Confessions of A Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?.


  1. The colours in your little Gypsy's Wife are wonderful!

  2. when you say "out it goes" does that mean in the trash or pass it on to someone else that might want to make it? I have a couple like and I'm not sure if I should hang on to them or give away - toss?

  3. I say keep it! You can always donate something else to the sale. But I say that cause I love it!!

  4. Oh, I love your little quilt, I say gift it to the penny sale so I can win it. LOL!

  5. I love that little mini quilt. It's so colourful. I also love the Easter photo. It looks just like me and my sister, only I was chubbier. Our grandparents sent us Easter outfits each year from England and my Mom always took a picture to send them.