Row 1: Easter Stacked Coins, 9 Patch Swap, Christmas Fantasy, Puppy Baby Quilt
Row 2: ABC Swap, Minnesota Hot Dish, Thimbleberries Jacob's Ladder, Four Patch & Friends
The good news is that 3 (Christmas Fantasy, Minnesota Hot Dish and Four Patch & Friends) of the 8 are being mailed out for professional quilting so all I need to do with them is make some backings. Minnesota Hot Dish is going on the wall in our bedroom so I'm using wide muslin for an easy solution and I've got some fabric from my stash that needs to be seamed for Four Patch & Friends.
I talked to my quilter yesterday about using another UFO for a backing on Christmas Fantasy and she said "no problem!". This rail fence top is from an online swap years ago on the HGTV Quilting Forum. It falls into the category of Like It, Don't Love It for me. Between other UFOs and fabrics in my stash I have lots of Christmas projects to look forward to.
But check this out...
I was amazed when I laid them out this morning to see how well they fit! Let's just say I DO LOVE it as a backing. I'm going to add a wide border to give my quilter the extra room she needs to load it on her frame and I'll be getting a 2 for 1 UFO finish when it comes back for binding later in the fall. What could be better than that?
So... 3 to mail and 5 for me to quilt. I've decided to tackle the biggest one first which is 9 Patch Swap so I can get used to handling a larger top on Mr. Juki before I start working on Thimbleberries Jacob's Ladder. I bought this cute "Up North" fabric shortly after I pieced the swap blocks together. This will make a nice quilt to keep in my car for use at fall & spring outdoor events.
Call me crazy - but I'm thinking I can get all 5 done in the next 15 days! I'm going to get the backings made, make a pile of 5 sandwiches and load up a bunch of bobbins this afternoon.
I'm linking up to Freemotion by the River.