Finishing Old Projects — Thursday, March 5, 2020

Connie from FarSide started a cleaning a project this winter, which sparked a cleaning project for me

Connie was sorting, cleaning, and going through all the stuff she had collected over the years.

I decided that it was a good idea!

So Off I went to start cleaning the upstairs.

Hmmm…I thought to myself.  Here is this whole tote of quilt squares I haven’t ever done anything with.

So —- to make a long story short…I didn’t get the upstairs cleaned, sorted or anything because I became stuck with finishing the quilt squares.

I know why I have never really quilted. It is a tad hard (for me, anyway).

So here is my latest.  A baby quilt. All hand-quilted with soft shiny blanket-binding. I find I really like the satiny blanket binding.

Two more quilts to go.  Then I will have the box of quilt squares cleaned, sorted, and finally made up.


And it’s spring.  So we will see how long it takes me to get these two quilts done. 🙂

As for cleaning and sorting the upstairs. I guess that project—- I will start AGAIN next winter. 🙂

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,




22 thoughts on “Finishing Old Projects — Thursday, March 5, 2020

  1. If you ever find perfectly good fabric and not enough energy to quilt them, you can donate to Quilts Beyond Borders. I can’t sew at all, but my mother has volunteered with QBB for several years and loves the organization. Your extra fabric is matched with someone with extra time to cut the fabric into quilting squares and they, or another volunteer, then sews them together. They ship them off to disadvantaged groups.


  2. I loved reading this. I’m doing that as well. The finished projects take weight off the shoulders and help everything feel fresh and new. I kept the link KDKH gave for the quilts I’m finishing. No one I know wants them so I’ve been looking for places that they could best serve. Your quilt is beautiful and created from love. It’s a learning curve. I’m at the low end too. 😉


  3. What an adorable quilt. What lovely pix. The cleaning & sorting…OY, what a rabbit hole that can be. I come from a long line of pack rats…two grandmothers that lived thru the Depression. They learned how to save everything, with my maternal grandmother going so far as to buy expensive paper towels and wash & dry them for extended use. That holding on to stuff was ingrained. When pulled out, you can get lost in the nostalgia.

    I feel for you. ❤


  4. You got distracted! That is a pretty quilt! I love a satin binding too and some babies really like it! I will be back to the sort again soon and then a big clean upstairs and it will be ready for spring/summer! I have a longer winter than you! 🙂


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