Do y'all know Meg? She's crazy talented. The last photo on her banner? Look familiar? Crazy talented. Plus, she's BRILLIANT because she started the "Finish It Up" group on Flickr.
I had wrapped up nearly all of my half-finished projects back in December, but I had one quilt that still languished. It was the first quilt that I free-motioned quilted and it was a bit of a disaster; I really should have practiced more first. I was so disappointed with my quilting that I folded up the un-bound quilt, shoved it in a corner, and let the cats sleep on it. When I finally washed it, the dryer did wonders for it, and while it's so very far from perfect, the crinkles hide a lot of the quilting and I decided to finally bind the thing and finish it up.
I'm glad to have it done. Finished size is 43"x51". It'll make a good picnic quilt since I don't care if it gets stained, but for now the kids are having a grand time building forts with it.
Another project that I started a few months ago and have been meaning to finish is an embroidery of one of Bean's drawings. Bean has never been into art, but this spring brought a new-found love of outer space and, miraculously, a need to express that love through drawing. For the first time, he brought home drawings from preschool every day - rocket ships, planets, aliens. Fully recognizable drawings. I am so in love with his art and the passion in which he describes it all.
I had recently seen this and decided that it was the perfect medium to turn Bean's drawing into a keepsake.
Bean seemed partly proud and party curious that I would have taken his drawing and "did sewing" with it. It hangs above my sewing table and he's more than a bit miffed that he can't have it for his bedroom wall, so I see another one of these in my future.
A big thanks to Meg for the kick in the pants I needed to finish these projects and make way for new ones.