Friday, December 19, 2014

not a finish in sight

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I have no finish to share today. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Tis the season, right? I hope you did better than I did this week!
In lieu of a finish, I thought I would share a photo of my Christmas quilt collection. I've made several over the years, but these are the ones that still live at my house. The candy cane quilt (middle) is my favorite of the bunch! These were made back in 2008 and 2009. It's fun/interesting to see the fabrics I used. My stash has evolved quite a bit since then! It's also apparent that I am pretty consistent in my love for lap size quilts. That certainly hasn't changed!
Also....Christmas came early for me! Last night we had a guild meeting and my friend Mary brought me a HUGE bag of scraps. She was SO happy to be rid of them and I was SO happy to give them a good home! I can not wait to play!! I can only imagine how many finishes will come out of there.... eventually! Thank you, Mary! See, THIS is why I never run out of scraps! :)

How about you? Do you have a finish to share this week? If so, please link up! Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday!

37 comments:

piecemakerquilts said...

I love that candy cane quilt too. I'm going to search for posts about it on your blog... I really don't need another project but a girl can look.
You would be a wonderful recipient of anyones scraps it would be fun to see where the end up.

Sarah Craig said...

I love your Christmas quilt collection, and the red and white is my favorite too! And can you please show us how you sort and store that big bag of scraps? I'm drowning in scraps and need some good ideas…

Merry Christmas!!

Beth Shibley said...

OOh! Love that collection of quilts! I enjoy big bags of scraps TOO! Adventure awaits. ;)

Maartje Quilt said...

I love your Xmas quilts. So beautiful. Enjoy your scraps.
Happy Xmas and New Year.

Pieces of Cotton said...

I've been getting more & more into scraps myself. I would love to dig thru the treasures in that bag!

Daytona Damsel said...

Oh I am envious of the bag of scraps. I am like you and have not finished anything this week. But I did start some projects so onward and upward.
Love the red and white quilt the best.
Debbie

Muddling Through said...

Oh, my, I do like your Christmas quilt collection! They are great, and the red and white is of course my favorite, too! Got to love that red. I'm with Sarah, please show how you sort and store scraps.

Lorna McMahon said...

Oh, those Christmas quilts look so fresh hanging from the clothes line. Each of them are so pretty! Lucky you with that bag of scraps. An early Christmas present. Thanks to your friend, you should have a "Mary" Christmas!

Heather Graves said...

Whoa - look at those scraps! What a gift!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

just finished a top yesterday

Mina said...

I would love to get a big bag of scraps for Chistmas

Linda said...

Like Sarah I would love to see a post about how to organize scraps. I know that I can do a search for it on other blogs, but you actually love scraps and I think would have the best advice. ;)

Thank you for sharing your Christmas quilts. Now I don't feel guilty about keeping the one I'm quilting - it wasn't finished in time to be the gift I intended it to be, so now it shall be my gift to myself!

neweverymorningpatchworkandquilting said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely Christmas quilts - the colours look especially great on such a crisp day! I've got no finishes to share either but like lots of those who've commented already I'd love to see how you 'make sense' of a bag of scraps.
Allison

Jennie Tracy said...

Your candy cane quilt was one of my earliest inspirations! I made one similar, but with HSTs instead. Still one of my favorites!

Terri Ann said...

I've been bundling up my scraps and giving them away too. I'm just not terribly skilled with scrappy looks and don't have the space to buils an adaquate scrap stash. Lucky girl through, that looks like a pretty sweet trash bag of magic :)

Cathy Kizerian said...

I love all your Christmas quilts. But I’m a sucker for them - have two and the fabric to do a third. Do you back yours with cotton? Or perhaps cotton flannel or cuddle cloth. I have one in cotton and one with cuddle, so I’m thinking I might try flannel. Lucky you on the scraps!!

CapitolaQuilter said...

It always feels good to give and receive scraps - especially when the person passing them off knows they'll be put to wonderful use instead of collecting dust like they do at many homes.

quiltswithpersonality said...

Your Christmas Quilts are gorgeous Amanda. Love them. As always thank you so much for hosting the link party. Enjoy the holidays. Marie x

eva said...

awesome early Christmas present...and one of the best kind - i think. so when you get a back of scraps like this... how do you start?? do you sort them strictly in colours only..... regardless of the size of the scrap??
just curious...
nothing's more easy than brand new pieces of fabric.
a bag of scraps is way more complicated albeit way more fun.
just curious how you (or anyone else) starts with a bag like this.

Linda said...

Such pretty Christmas quilts! I remember helping you baste the one on the far left. :) I think it was the first time I came to see you in Wisconsin. :)

Di~ said...

Aww a bag full of scraps, you lucky girl! that would be Christmas for me too!

Anne said...

I haven't made a Christmas quilt in years either so the ones I have are more traditional and don't reflect my current fabric style at all but I do still like them. I started a new one today though that I may turn into a monthly block along to keep me on track for next year. Looks like you have another year of scraps to work with. Merry Christmas.

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

I usually give away my scraps too, I get overwhelmed with them. Love your Christmas quilts! Living in Australia, we have no real need for a quilt at Christmas, but that doesn't stop me from wanting to make one lol :)

Christine S said...

I love seeing everyone's Christmas quilts! Nice scrap bag score :)

1stteacher said...

Not much accomplished around here this week either, though the to-do list is long.

SOMEBODY brought some kind of virus home from school (and it decided to stay awhile.) He was home with a fever Monday and Tuesday. So the boys and I all had to stay put, save a trip to the drug store for me. I got it Wednesday, and it really zapped my energy level.

Hope you all have steered clear of all that's going around.

dianneo said...

That bag of scraps is my idea of heaven! I love sewing the little pieces from someone else's projects. It lets me appreciate all the different, neat fabric designs.

Carie said...

All three of them are beautiful, especially the candy cane stripe, they must make an amazing and snuggly collection together - and your not quite finished is going to fit right in!

Sigi G said...

Yes, I can see why you never run out of scraps, but you have such beautiful patterns for them all. I keep thinking of your birch tree pattern and how you 'enhanced' all those little pieces in such a special way!

Kim said...

Your Christmas quilt are gorgeous!

Addie Rogers said...

Naughty...Naughty.....AND right before Santa comes!!!! Blaming poor Mary for keeping you in scraps!!!
Love all your AMAZING work!!!!! You are the bomb!!!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!!
Addie

Barb N said...

What a great Christmas gift - all those scraps! Have fun playing, and Merry Christmas!

Suzanne said...

All I could think of when I saw the bag of scraps was "if these are the scraps, that's gotta be one heck of a sewist!" And then I guessed which Mary it is from and it all made sense. :)

Rosa said...

Just stunning love them all.HHave a great and fun holiday season.Merry and blessed Christmas!!

Glenroy Farm Family Chronicles said...

Hello. I would love to link up but how do I go about it? Thanks.

Liz said...

wow-wee that's a huge bag of scraps. I'm looking forward to seeing what magic you create out of it! Merry Christmas :)

Jennifer Waite said...

Oh my, I just discovered your blog, I've been missing out! I love your little scrap baskets under your cabinet. Do you have a tutorial for them?

Carla said...

Now that's a bag of scraps. LOL
I keep some of my scraps but I tend to pass most of them on to a friend of mine.
Love your quilts. My to do list dwindled a little but 2015 is a new year and a new chance to achieve something.