cleaning out the quilt closet


The backing, pieced together from several chunks of fabric found on the bottom shelf of the closet.

It’s an excellent day.  The sun is shining, homemade soup simmers in the crock pot and I have taken over the kitchen island and dining room table as I wrestle with pin-basting yet another quilt top unearthed from the closet shelves.

Could life get any better?  Don’t think so!!

It occurred to me last year that I should start turning my quilt tops into actual quilts.  Otherwise years from now they will end up in charity shops hoping that a quilter will come along and scoop them up to finally finish them.

There is no one in my family who sews.  Not that I expect anyone to sew.  It’s just a fact.

As it is also a fact that I have a heck of a lot of quilt tops.

I finished one last week and was so proud of myself that I just had to do it again.


So…what are you doing in January?  Starting projects?  Finishing projects?  Reading lovely thick books?  Snuggling in front of the television?  Learning a new song or skill?

Or looking out the window into the snowy landscape and counting the days until spring?


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3 Responses to cleaning out the quilt closet

  1. Ruth Gobeille says:

    Currently hoping to recover from the “plague”! And hoping to feel up to sewing again. I’m so happy for you!

  2. Marge Fidrich says:

    Must feel wonderful to transfer those to the “finished” group.

    Changing the subject. Did I every tell you how much I wear the “Christmas in July” scarf you gave me. Love it.

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