Finish it Friday!

What I’ve been up to this week.

I finally finished the three quilts for my mom from my uncle’s shirts.  I decided if I just buckle down, I don’t have to worry about it still not being finished.  The hard work was done, it just needed to be sewn and *gulp* cut.  I started to get sick from the little fibers that come out of the shirts when you cut them, but I just muscled through it.

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The next backburner project I want to get going on in a quilt from my brother in law’s great (or maybe more great) grandmother.  I feel like I’m becoming a real quilt history nerd, and this quilt just tickles my heart.  I’m trying to pin down the timeframe on when this quilt was made.  I know that the batting is actually a woven table cloth, and it’s all hand sewn.  Everything about it says “necessity” to me.  It’s been loved for a very long time, and I’m looking to make it last even longer.  If you have any insight on this quilt by judging the fabric or anything, let me know!

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I’m going to repair the holes using some fitting fabric and making some scattered orange peels and orange peel flowers flowers.

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I know how random this looks; it’ll make sense when it’s finished.

I know this is sort of another WIP post this week, and these aren’t the types of things I normally work on, but I thought I’d keep you up to date on what I’m working on.

Until next time, happy sewing!

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