Bust those WIP’s!

Pinwheel Quilt

What is it about quilter’s and the endless WIP’s and UFO’s?  I am certainly as guilty as the rest of them!  I know part of the problem is all of the new fabric lines that come out.  For me, as soon as I have the fabric in hand I want to work with it–but then the next new line comes out and the cycle repeats and the unfinished projects pile up.

Mini Pinwheels

This pinwheel quilt top is an example of one of those projects that has been just waiting!  I finished it up several years ago as part of Rachel’s quilt along over on PS I quilt.  I about fell out of my chair when I popped over to grab the link to her page for you…2010…4 years ago!


I had actually almost forgotten about it a little bit until one of my blog readers asked me about it earlier this week.  I’ve even had the backing and binding just waiting for F.O.U.R. years–ridiculous!


I’ve done a fair share of quilt alongs–many of them courtesy of the Old Red Barn quilt alongs over on flickr…do you all remember those!–what fun!  It is now time to get some of these bad boys quilted!  I’ve worked with Abby from Latimer Lane quilting a couple times over the last few months and she is always a delight to work with.  She quilted both Elonie’s Rainbow Rows quilt:

Chevron Quilting

and the Scrappy Trip Along quilt I donated:


So, my plan is to send my pinwheel quilt over to her to quilt it on up.  I’d much rather be able to enjoy it then having it stuck away on a quilt pile somewhere!  And while I’m at it, I might just send over a couple more quilts to have quilted.  I can’t believe how many quilt tops I have just waiting to be quilted and bound and then enjoyed!

If any of you are looking for a great machine quilter, I can’t recommend Abby enough–especially if you are looking for someone who offers affordable, well done, all over designs.  If you tell her I sent you, she’ll quilt your first quilt for .01/sq.in. for an all over quilt design–and she has lots to choose from.

Here’s to some 2014 finishes!

Comments (8)

  • I just finished mine last year (2013). Don’t feel bad. Yours is so pretty. It is worth the wait.

    Here is the link to mine: http://weddingdressblue.wordpress.com/2013/10/06/big-weekend-big-finishes/

  • I am going to check her out. Your post was perfect today as I am finishing up my own Pinwheel Sampler. I discovered Rachel’s quilt -a-long when searching for a project to use my Hometown layer cake I’ve had for a few years. My goal in 2014 is to use up some of my older precuts or donate them. Thanks for the great post!

  • What a lucky you have when you can give your quilt out and be quilted by her…Here in Co Wexford Ireland I don’t know anybody or any shop finishing my quilt ..Today I broke 3 quilting needle in my new sewing machine..
    Never ever happened to me before with my very old machine….Patience we must knowing each other !
    Thanks for sharing …

  • Don’t get me wrong..I like make them..but I like so much pop into your fantastic blog and making one OF YOURS TUTORIALS…but I have to postpone once more , if I could send it to a great quilter…LOL !
    Have a nice day Corey

  • Amen to that! I have an appt. next month with the long arm quilter. I’m trying to decide which top to give her. After seeing your scrappy trip, maybe that one. Gorgeous!

  • Has it really been 4 years? That pinwheel sampler was one of the first quilts that got me sucked into this modern quilting/blogging community in the first place. I still hope I can find a good excuse to make it… someday. It’s gorgeous, by the way.

  • I work better with multiple projects. When something goes awry with one I move to another until my brain figures out what to do in the mean time.

  • Please be sure to share with us the pinwheel quilt after it is quilted. I cannot wait to see the finished product. Love the red block. It is so bright and cheery.

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