Thursday, January 28, 2010

Two near finishes before February???

A new project and a UFO.........a great duo...

Yesterday, I received a package in the mail, sponsored by Downy. I had actually forgotten I had requested this kit for Quilts for Kids. My first thought when I opened the package and saw the fabrics: "Oh my---BOY colors!" LOL; quite a change from my pinks and purples! And, of course, I couldn't NOT dive right in to the quilt top; the kit came pre-cut, so I could literally jump right in.
After about 90 minutes, the top was together. VERY fast piecing!
The blue dot fabric on the left is the backing they sent along in the kit --- YUP! Backing included in the kit! I'll have to wait to quilt it until after I return Saturday night from picking up Candace from my parents. If you are interested in donating your time and piecing talent to help some children, here is the link to request a kit.

Recently, I received a package from Connecting Threads that I had ordered when they were having a close-out sale on their Twilight and Mama's Cottons lines. I simply couldn't resist!
Sadly, this will bring my Net Stash Used for the year to a DRASTIC low (specially after hitting the 50% sale at Hancock's this Saturday). But, speaking of that, I HAVE set a limit and shared that number with hubby. He didn't faint, so it must be okay :0)

Take a trip back down memory lane with me:
Date: April 29, 2008 (yes, two thousand EIGHT).

Fast-forward to present day:
Blocks done with hopes to have a finish Sunday---before February hits. It's not the UFO that I had scheduled for January, but----SO WHAT!?!?! It's a UFO that has been sitting for dang-near 2 years :0) Do I hear a woo-wooo???

Happy Thursday everyone :0)


Andee said...

As always, I will give you a WHOOT WHOOT! Interestingly enough the quilt that got me hooked..the blocks look alot like that spider webby one...

Lurline said...

A lovelu Post and your Kaleidoscope - wow!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Jackie said...

Great job on finishing up the blocks on the Kaleidoscope quilt. If you let a project sit long enough it seems sort of new and fresh when you pull it back out!

Linda said...

Woo-wooo!!!! Nice job of finishing that UFO. It turned out GREAT!
Linda in Southern Illinois

Melissa C said...

Thank you for posting about the Quilts for Kids. I just requested a kit. Love your Kaleidoscope blocks.

Linda said...

Hey, Amy, good job on the Quilts for kids..That's nice that they send you the whole kit like that. Your kaleidoscope quilt looks great too. Good for you for finishing that UFO. You are right, it doesn't matter which one it is, it's a finish! I'm going to be quilting on my UFO #4 this weekend and I MIGHT get it finished before the month's end. I'm just glad I got it to this stage. Keep up the good work girl, you are on a roll! Hugs, Linda

scraphappy said...

Woo Hoo for you! A UFO crossed off the list is always a good thing, even if it wasn't the assigned one. Those blocks are so cute, I don't know how that one got put off for so long.
The quilt kit in the mail is highly adorable, you got that top together in a real hurry. Don't go too wild at the fabric sale this weekend, remember, you'll have to use it all someday.

Tracy said...

Thanks for the link to the Quilts for Kids. I've ordered on and sent the link to our quilt guild newsletter contact person.
Love the material! And the blocks!

Quilter Kathy said...

Great blocks! Do you think it will be done by tomorrow?!?