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January 31, 2009


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Now, let's not be hasty here! It's not a fabric scrap, it's a QUILT TOP! There's a BIG difference here. That thing screams SPRING!!!, so how could you possibly get rid of it? Please do something with it, it's too sweet! There. Have I talked you out of it? Oh, and GO STEELERS!!!


I'm glad I'm not the only one who collects other peoples unfinished projects!

LiLi M.

I don't want to talk about professional help for people that cannot part with even the tiniest scrap of fabric. Last year I managed to give away an awfull lot of fabric to the goodwill center. And now I keep on searching. I must have that piece of fabric somewhere...after 5 boxes...or did I give this piece away???Mmm perhaps a fabric catalogue would be the answer. I'll make one if I have a few spare hours (=never). Happy Superbowl Sunday. I'm going to check whether I can see something on one of our sports channels over here.

Tina in Duluth

I love this post. One of my best friends growing up used to "redd up" the house for her mother!

I do feel better that I'm not the only one who collects other people's unfinished projects to keep mine company! Would a local quilter's guild take the top? Some take discarded tops and make quilts for the needy or crib quilts for the NICU. Are you sure that won't go in your new bedroom?


It's so beautiful! Send it to me! Just joking. How about doing a giveaway, so I can throw my hat in the ring. I completely understand, as I am also addicted to fabric. Love your blog.


Oh I agree a givaway would be good :) Or the ebay/etsy route. It is lovely.


As soon as i saw your pictures, my thoughts were the same as Carol's and Leslie's. Gorgeous little quilt panel!

Although i can imagine the organising of a giveaway on your blog might be more trouble than finishing the actual project itself. Can you list unfinished projects for sale on Etsy? :o)


It's a lovely quilt top and so is your blog.


Hello! This is my first time visiting your blog and I truly enjoyed reading your posts. You have beautiful things and we share a love for crafting - embroidering in particular.
Also, I have fond memories of Pennsylvania as years ago I spent several summers in Philly and loved the people and the food, so I will be back often to visit and think of those lovely times:)


Redding up, Pennsylvania... that makes me think that it comes from an old-fashioned dutch expression: we call the same thing "redderen"...
I love that little quilt. Gingham and flowers, I would never have thought of that combination, but it looks great!

Tina in Duluth

Congratulations Champ!!


Redding up! That phrase pops up in my family, too. I grew up about an hour north of Pittsburgh, and just across the state line in Ohio.

However, non of us are great housekeepers, so we don't redd up or even say "redd up" nearly as often as we should. ;-)


I'm not a blogger but enjoy reading others. Your commentary on "redding up" took me back to my roots. I was born and raised in Wilmington, DE., and it was a common phrase at our house. And I think I have the same compulsion as yourself in that I feel I need to rescue projects in progress from thrift stores, etc. Keep writing. I enjoy your jottings.


oooh such pretties!
if you send the quilt top to me, i will finish it for you????!!!

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