I have a backlog of quilt tops to quilt and finish. It isn't a very large number, but since I handquilt anything larger than a table runner, and I'm slow at it, I've got enough to keep me busy through the end of the year. I really shouldn't add to the backlog or I'll never catch up.
So, what can I do when the urge to piece something strikes? Table toppers and runners! They're small. I can manage to machine quilt them on my small machine on my small work surface. I get the satisfaction of a finish fairly quickly.
This one is a gift. It's not quite in my taste, but it is in the recipient's so I'll try to get it quilted and bound in the next week or so. I'm thinking of a pieced binding in the teal/blue fabrics. Who knows? Perhaps with the binding on it will appeal to me more. Binding transforms some quilts.
This one is for me, made with the extra swap blocks I made. I just had to have some of the blue for me! It also still needs to be quilted and bound this week.
And coming soon, I'll be adding another flimsy to the queue after all. My first beautiful set of swap blocks came this week, along with a few extra goodies.
Thanks, Katie! The pincushion is in use with my quilting needles already, and there isn't much of that chocolate left. For the record, my husband was very disappointed. I'm usually not a huge fan of milk chocolate, so he figured he'd get most of it. Well, this Milka is not your run of the mill milk chocolate. It's mine, all mine! Well, I shared a tiny piece so he'd know why he wasn't getting the rest :)