Charity quilts update

We're looking for another vehicle.  Remember my van burning up?  Well, we went to a place today so I could get a look at the size of a couple of different mini vans or SUVs or whatever they are called. I thought I had wanted a small car, but after borrowing one, I decided that it really wouldn't do.  I definitely want something big enough to hold a roll of batting in! And that means, "no very small car!"

 The story of the van burning is  her e.

The story of the van burning is here.

We had a man come over and offer to buy our burned out van - so hopefully that will be gone next Monday. The fact that he is also the mechanic that worked on it - the irony is not lost on me. However, he has a Volkswagen repair place and can use it for parts.

 
 It's kind of pitiful, isn't it? This is after it's been snowing for several hours!  It's almost 1 inch. Hardly enough to actually do anything with.

It's kind of pitiful, isn't it? This is after it's been snowing for several hours!  It's almost 1 inch. Hardly enough to actually do anything with.

It's snowing outside - it really is.  The only problem is the flakes are so tiny - they are more like little balls of ice - maybe if it snows all night by morning (when this comes out) I'll have a good picture.

 Maybe there is 3/4" here.

Maybe there is 3/4" here.

 Wed. morning update - It snowed all night and this is what we ended up with - about 2 - 2.5".  Obviously it's not snowing very hard!

Wed. morning update - It snowed all night and this is what we ended up with - about 2 - 2.5".  Obviously it's not snowing very hard!

 

I've been doing some charity quilts quilting. My original plan was to finish 10 at a time. I've changed that.

 I have the sandwiched quilts in my son's room - the pile is getting somewhat smaller, but still quite significant.

I have the sandwiched quilts in my son's room - the pile is getting somewhat smaller, but still quite significant.

I decided to go ahead and try to get as many as I can quilted - since I remade up my daughter's bedroom with clean sheets and a different quilt. Since it is neat underneath, I can throw a few dozen untrimmed quilts in there until I get to them. It would be a matter of a few minutes to move them to Daniel's room should the need arise.

 Here are the quilts that I've finished quilting - most of these are straight line quilted though I will FMQ the ones that people in my Facebook group sent me - they are really special and ladies who get those will appreciate loops and twirls more than the kids who are focused completely on the colors.

Here are the quilts that I've finished quilting - most of these are straight line quilted though I will FMQ the ones that people in my Facebook group sent me - they are really special and ladies who get those will appreciate loops and twirls more than the kids who are focused completely on the colors.

I think that getting the quilting done is psychologically the biggest step for me - as it means "all" I have left is trimming and binding, washing and picture taking. I had over 80 tops ready to sandwich.  When my daughter was here, we sandwiched 57 of them and then ran out of safety pins. Now, of course, I've got quite a few freed up safety pins!

 I've got safety pins "free" again.

I've got safety pins "free" again.

So, I'm making headway on those. I'm trying to do at least 2 a day - but if things go well, I can do three or possibly even four in a day.  I've stopped at four, fearing if I try to do too many in one day I will just skip the next day because I'll be so sick of them.  I'm mostly doing just straight line quilting in one direction - like comforters you might buy. It leaves them fluffy and actually warmer because the batting can actually capture more air than one that is heavily quilted (at least that is what I have been told).  

I'm kind of fearing trimming them because of all the extra scraps I'll be creating!  Oh joy!  It's fun, though, or I wouldn't do it. 

However, if I did happen to have someone visit who was handy with a pair of scissors, I'd probably hand them a pair and let them trim as many as their hands could take before blistering!  Yes, I would! Don't think for a minute I wouldn't!

And that's what has been happening in my quilting world!


Don't forget - if you need something for your next project, to be sure to check out what my sis has for you in her store! She's got some really nice bundles right now!



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