Yes, Mission Accomplished. I finished the quilts for the Saddle Up before noon yesterday. It is such a relief to know that they are done. I haven't taken pictures yet, but will post them when I do. I really wanted to have four done, and dug out my black and white log cabin top. I considered finishing it for the Saddle Up.
It was a sew-a-long with Pat Sloan in 2008. She called it a Break-out-of-Winter project, and named the quilt Log Cabin Insanity. I really thought it wouldn't be a problem to part with it. But the more I looked at it, the more I liked it. So, I'm going to finish it, but it will be for ME!! I know it may sound selfish, but I really love this top.
Now that the Saddle-Up quilts are done, I need to decided what to do next. There is certainly no shortage of projects, that's for sure. I want to make quilts for all the kids for Christmas - before you panic, they're just lap quilts (44 x 56). For Mary, it's finishing her Toy Story Quilt that I started a few years ago. For Pat, it's a Bonnie Hunter pattern called Boxy Stars. It's made of turquoise and pink bandana fabrics. The blocks are all finished and ready to put together.
Pam's is also a bandana fabric quilt - it's the
Spin Cycle quilt that I posted from Pinterest. These are the Blazin Bandana Fabrics that I bought from Bear Paw Quilting. The blocks and sashings are already cut. The square-in-a-square blocks are all sewn, and ready to put together.
Kristin's quilt will probably be the most difficult. I've bought the fabrics to do her a Star Wars character quilt. The coloring book pages have been found, they have been cropped and sized and are ready to trace. It will be a challenge, and I'm looking forward to it. Izzy wants a princess quilt - I've already done one of those, so it will be fun. Bubby is getting a Mario quilt since he loves that game. Jake is really into dinosaurs, and I have enough applique embroidery patterns to do his. I haven't decided on a theme for Krissy yet. She loves Disney Vinylmation, and also loves the Disney Nerds. So it will be a hard decision. The guys are a cinch. Jimmy has been asking for a Steeler Terrible Towel quilt for years, and I bought the towels to get started on it. George would rather watch hockey, and I bought Pittsburgh Penguin rally towels to do his quilt. Looks like I have my work cut out for me. Better go get busy.