It's been a good week for finishing things and getting more tops ready to quilt. I'm working on putting these blocks into a top and I love the strong colours. They actually look much better in daylight too.
I've also managed to spend a day putting 5 more tops together. Three of them just needed borders added to make them larger and two were sets of blocks to put together into a top. I'm using this as a means of tidying up my sewing room but my DH says that's like "shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic" and I must admit that although I get lots of quilts made each year, it's hard to see much progress in the tidying of the sewing space.
I'm grateful that I don't have to keep the quilts when they're finished as I really don't have enough storage space or use for 250 plus quilts made each year. Some go to the local women's refuge but the majority go to the mountain villages in East Timor, where the warmth of a quilt may help to save a life. That has to be a good reason to keep quilting. I'm also using every spare minute to knit garments like baby jackets and booties; and hats and scarves for the bigger kids and adults. I'm also crocheting blankets to send over so life is busy but I'm used to that while trying to fit everything around my paid job. Back to work!