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AYofLF February Goal

It’s such a cold and gloomy day today after the bright sunshine we had yesterday that I’m tempted to choose another bright, colorful UFO/WIP for A Year of Lovely Finishes goal like I did last month when I completed my Flying Zebra Quilt. But I’ve already started the quilting on my Paper Pinwheel baby quilt so I’ve decided that it and the Paper Pinwheel table topper that I have listed in my 2015 Finish Along Q1 goals will be February’s AYofLF goal.

Pinwheel Baby Quilt

Pinwheel Table Runner

We’re only supposed to list one project for AYofLF each month but since I’ve decided that these two projects are going to be given different names and purposes and will be gifted as a set, I’m going to call them one project.

When I got the Paper Pinwheel quilt out to start quilting it, I decided that it really doesn’t look like a baby quilt at all, even if it is about that size. I looked up the measurements for a lap quilt and it turns out that it’s the right size for a lap quilt for a wheel chair. And when I measured the pinwheel table topper, it will work for a bed runner to place at the foot of a single bed.

Once I’ve finished quilting and binding them, I’m going to wrap them up pretty to take them to a local seniors’ home and ask that they be given to a resident who might not have family to give them things to brighten their days… maybe someone who has a birthday coming up.

I’m actually hoping to have them completed by the middle of the month because I’ve signed up to take part in the Tree Bird Blog Hop that will run from March 13th to 23rd (link in my left sidebar.) My day to post is March 19th. So I’ll need lots of time to get something fun finished for that.

Here’s a peak at some of the bird fabrics that I’ve pulled out of my fabric dresser.

Auditioning fabric for the tree bird blog hop
I haven’t decided which ones I’ll use or even what I’m going to make with it but it’s nice to know I have some pretty choices without having to go shopping.  And as I’m trying to use up as much fabric in that dresser as possible before we have to move again, that’s a good thing!

 

7 Comments

  • Kate
    February 4, 2015 3:09 pm

    Your pinwheel quilts are lovely and will be well received by some lucky seniors – very thoughtful of you. Love the bird fabrics and am a bit envious. Methinks your assistant is a bit of a ham. 🙂

  • Melissa Meinhard
    February 4, 2015 4:32 pm

    Good for you donating them to the senior center! I love the birds too 🙂

  • Linda
    February 4, 2015 5:03 pm

    Like Melissa I think your assistant is a ham too!
    How do you get anything photographed? By the time my DH is done fooling around and holding the quilt correctly I can hardly hold the camera steady 🙂
    Lovely work and projects.

  • Susan
    February 4, 2015 5:37 pm

    Love your model! =) These are such lovely pieces, and definitely a great idea for donating. That will make someone’s day! That red bird fabric is one I would try to snitch if I were at your house. =)

  • Julie
    February 5, 2015 12:38 am

    Love your name, Super Mom! I agree with Susan, great model! What do you write? I write, too!

  • Dee
    February 5, 2015 9:41 am

    Blessings to a heart so large that it gives joy to others! So sweet to think of others and gift such beautiful gifts! P.S. Love your assistant’s attitude! Have a great week!

  • Jessica T
    February 9, 2015 12:40 am

    I really love the pinwheels. So sweet of you to be so giving! Your helper brought smiles to my face too! 🙂
    Blessings, Jessica

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