I have been trying to ignore the closet in my sewing room. It is crammed full of important stuff but is rather disorganized now. You know how you have to move one thing to get to another and sometimes two or three things. And then you don't put things back where they should be because you are waiting to return the item you had to dig out. Well, I just reached in the other day and grabbed the first unfinished project my hands touched and I decided to finish it. It happened to be a miniature quilt, so it did not take long to finish. I don't know how long it has been waiting for the quilting. I know I made two. One was for the quilt guild miniature auction and this one for myself. I imagine it has been three years at least. The quilt is 15 inches square. I did not use a pattern but used Electric Quilt to get my measurements. I had admired a framed picture of a quilt in a catalog that Jo Morton had made and decided to make my own quilt. I do not know what size Jo's quilt was made but for the guild auction, the quilts were supposed to be in the range of 15 inches or less per side. I had intended to hand quilt the piece but decided to forgo that since it had sat waiting for it's turn for so long. It was very quick to machine quilt and then do the binding on.
Since I am in a finishing mood, I have quilted two other pieces. On one, I am sewing the binding down by hand as I always do. The other, I still have to make binding for. I should have something to show later in the week.
Also, I have gone back to my pumpkin blocks from The Great Pumpkin Quilt. The blocks were all ready for the machine stitching part of the applique. I think the group started too late in the year to reasonably finish them for the fall season. I know for me, other things got in the way. I started machine stitching last night. My problem now is that I can't find where I put the pattern. I need it to mark the hand embroidery that needs done on the blocks. I have looked in the obvious places and I don't think it is in the exploding closet. I do know I will find it in the last place I look! Wish me luck.
I am going to the doctor in just a little bit for another injection in my knee. I am trying to hold off getting my second knee replacement by getting the series of injections. The first surgery was a tough recovery period for me, so I hope these injections keep me going another year. I had a series a little over a year ago and am happy that they worked then.
Hope you have a Happy New Year. Enjoy the parades and football if that is your thing. All others, hope you get lots of sewing time in. I know I plan to. We usually stay home on New Year's Eve. It is safer than being out on the roads.