Friday, April 13, 2007

Time to Ditch It!

Ever since Carole's posting on "The Broom's out of the Closet" and ditching things not used in a while got me thinking about what I should do with my oldest of the old UFO's. My girlfriend who I had lunch with yesterday mentioned to me she wanted to make a quilt for someone but felt she didn't have the time right now. Well this was a perfect opportunity to offer one of my quilt top (see previous post on Oldest UFO) sitting in the closet waiting for someone to finish. So we made a trade, she will make good use of my UFO and in return she will give me a couple of yards of fabric. I really didn't want anything because the quilt top is not worth anything to me sitting in the closet. But she insisted that we should trade. So there you go! One UFO out of the closet going to good use.

I have 2 more lap size flimsy's that will make good community quilts for the LQG so here they are and out of the closet they go.....this is fun....I'm free of these old UFO's.


This Magic Tiles flimsy I made soooo long ago....time to clean out.



I don't know what I was thinking when I made this red and yellow rooster flimsy, other than I really like chickens and I have several in my kitchen.


The friend I had lunch with also was having her Birthday. Here is a little gift I made for her with embroidered leaf on the front. It's using Twelve22 zipper again (love that zipper). The bag is perfect for carrying threads etc to meetings. The size zipper I used is 7".



GIVE AWAY
And to celebrate my cleaning out the closet I would like to give away a Charm Pack, leave me comment by Monday and I will draw a random number and the Charm Pack will be yours. Sorry I don't have a picture but who would turn down free fabric :-)

Happy Quilting.

21 comments:

Melzie said...

Oh a drawing, Im in Im in :) xoxo melzie

Doodlebug Gail said...

How nice that you and your friend could come to such a nice agreement. Have a great weekend.

Norma said...

I am like you--I love chickens! I love your red and yellow Chicken quilt! Thanks for the link to the zipper tutorial--I have bookmarked that one. It will defintely come in handy.

Carole said...

Oh the gift looks lovely. My birthday is Nov 3! ;o) lol You always make such beautiful gifts. Giving your flimsy's to a good home sounds like a great plan. Funny how sometimes we make a quilt and wonder why we chose such colours or fabrics! Happy spring cleaning. I've been doing just that. I can't say my spring cleaning is fun unless you consider washing heat registered and the stove vent fun! LOL Hey, I will admit it feels great knowing they are clean and dust free! Keep well and happy quilting!

Leigh said...

I love your magic tiles quilt. It looks like stained glass. I don't think I'd want to give that one away. You've been very strong!

Kathy Wagner said...

Love your "Magic Tiles" quilt...that's a very popular pattern in this area because the designer is from here.

Darlene said...

Wendy - you are such a love to share with your friend. I love the red and yellow chicken quilt but I love chickens!

My birthday is in July (before Carole's) so feel free to send a pressie this way. LOL

Screen Door said...

Thanks for stopping by my journal...I love the name of your weblog....Keep in touch,
Melanie

Mary said...

I would love to win some new inspiration fabrics. Count me in the the drawing. I need to follow your eample and give fabric and ufo's to a new home. They are not blessing anyone in my hodgepodge of a sewing room
Mary

Greenmare said...

so sweet of you to share your tops! and they are NICE tops too~ My birthday is also in July, sooooooo depending on when Darlenes is..........
;-)

Jane Weston said...

Nice flimsies :o) The roosters are neat. Count me in for the drawing...that sounds like fun.

swooze said...

Good job on cleaning out. I love roosters and chickens too. I even have a farm quilt I made myself. SHow us pics of that room!

Libby said...

What a great way to finish your oldest UFO - a win/win for all. I went through a serious 'chicken' phase a few years back - it's a phase that puzzles me to this day *S*

tami said...

That sounds like a great way to get UFO's finished and out of the closet.
Count me in for the fabric drawing. I can never pass up free fabric. (Hmmmm maybe that's why I am in the position I am in. :c\ )

Cynthia said...

love your magic tiles quilt. The chicken quilt looks nice too.

chook said...

oh wow your quilt tops are just beautiful. I love the chicken top as well. Can you put me in the draw as well I am in need of some fabric to start building a stash.Have a fab day.

Rose said...

i been sorting the sewing room too Wendy.......feels great!!!

Rose Marie said...

What a great idea for passing on fabric! Count me in for the draw.

Your tops are lovely and the red and yellow is so summer like.

Nicole and Phil said...

great to see you cleaning out the closet!
The quilts are great, and I am sure whoever gets them ,will love them, even though you did not anymore! :)

Patti said...

Wow, everyone seems to be cleaning up and tossing out these days! Spring cleaning maybe? How great that your top will be finished and enjoyed by someone. Just now catching up on my reading - seems like that's what I do on weekends anymore - so I missed your drawing. That's Ok with me - I have more than enough fabric!

Nicole said...

Now that is a brilliant idea! I have several flimsies that I know I will never have quilted because my taste has changed since they were made. Trading or giving them away as a blog drawing is a great thought. Love your blogsite by the way, and have just made it one of my "favorites".