Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict has announced that it's time to sign up for Hands 2 Help. I've done this for the last couple years and it's a great chance to finish and send some charity quilts. This year there are three excellent charities to choose from, and Sarah always has lots of prizes and guest bloggers along the way to make it more fun for all of us. Be sure to go check it out if you are interested. The signup time to get a chance to win a prize goes through tomorrow night, but you can still sign up after that. Quilts are not due to be sent until June 1, so you've got time to finish one. I've been making some charity quilts as the winter wore on, so I think I'm ready for this!
This mat has been in my workbasket for a long time, so I got it out and finished it up.
One other UFO I have finished this month is this moose quilt. I made this quilt top several years ago to teach a class on Quilt In A Day's Flying Geese rulers (which work really well). The brown fabric is a Holly Taylor Northwoods print with moose, bears and trees. I finished it up with a meander and star pattern, so this is ready to be sent off to someone. I think this may be one of my Hands 2 Help quilts this year.
Winter is slowly going, but we still have snow on the ground and highs only in the 30s and 40s each day. I'm so ready for a 60 degree day. I guess all this winter weather leads to great productivity in the sewing room, though! The snow has melted enough so that I can see how much damage the voles got up to this winter, so I'm going to have to trade quilting for lawn repair in a couple months.