A Finish on a Rainy Friday

It is pouring outside.  We are thankful it’s not snow.  We’d be buried 10 feet deep if it was!


Years ago (and I mean YEARS ago), a friend asked me if I’d sew these blocks into pillow shams for her.  Her mom had made them a quilt and intended to make shams out of the left-over blocks to match.  Then dementia set in and her mom was unable to even attempt to finish them.  I said “yes, I’ll finish them.”  I bought the green fabric to do another border and the backs.  (The green fabric was bought at Wild Rose in Orting, Washington a few years before they closed and they’ve been closed for about 4 years).

My friend’s mom died this summer and then guilt set in.  I worked on the shams at the quilt retreat, but decided that I needed to quilt the tops and I didn’t have batting or backing to finish them there.  SEW, I finished them this week.  I used invisible thread and just quilted in the ditch. Nothing spectacular, but just perfect for the blocks!

It’s a relief to have them finished … I no longer have guilt about them sitting there not being done.  And, they’re not even on my UFO list!

I was Featured

Wednesday Wait Loss Featured From the post about my gift for the quilt retreat.  You can read about  it HERE.

IMG_5706One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 


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22 thoughts on “A Finish on a Rainy Friday

  1. Hello Gail,
    Congratulations on the finish. I’m sorry to hear about your friend’s mother. The pillows are lovely, and I am sure they will be a great comfort to your friend in her loss.
    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks.
    Love, Muv

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  3. Hi Gail! Congrats on being featured. You deserve it. And big congrats on getting those pillow shams finished for your friend. I’ll bet she is thrilled, and her mom would be as well. They look great to me! No more guilt for you – that’s a fabulous thing so win/win/win all around. {{Hugs}} I’m sorry they’re not on your UFO list to-be-finished but I’ll bet there are others like that as well. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Oh Roseanne, you know me tooooo well!!! I’m sure there are UFOs not on the list as well! I just haven’t unearthed them yet! 🙂
      My friend doesn’t know about the finished shams: I don’t think she follows my blog. She’s a busy lady – raising 4 busy kids! She’ll find out when I find some way to have them delivered to her … or they’re down here visiting!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂

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  4. Some projects sit for a while before we tackle them. The reasons why are unimportant. What matters is that we do finish them eventually. You have nothing to feel guilty about. Her daughter is going to love having these shams and the timing couldn’t be more perfect! They will be such a comfort to her. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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