Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Totally Useless Time

This past month flew by in a frenzy of sewing, which Totally Uselessly filled my quilting ORT jar! It's the New Moon! Show off those ORTs!

My last post showed you Jessie's quilt...the minute I finished that one I had to get busy making one for my mother to have it in time for her birthday, which was on Monday. I gave it to her on the weekend and she was tickled...pink. 

Speaking of pink - you would not believe how difficult it was for me to choose fabrics for this quilt! Mom's favorite color is pink...my least favorite. I don't mind pink toenails, lipstick or a scarf but it would be the last color I'd pick to go in my house. Mom's house is pink, how does my dad stand it? I think I dithered in the fabric store for an hour and a half thinking how hideous any of the pinks would be...finally I spotted this floral. Done deal. It turned out lovely.

I will say again, I rock binding. Even when it's pink.


We want to see your ORTs! Leave a comment on this post with a link to your February TUSAL post so we can come visit! If I hold a Totally Useless giveaway your comment will earn you an extra entry.

Wondering what a TUSAL is and why all these people are posting pictures of rubbish? Click here to learn more and join the fun!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!


Katy said...

Beautiful quilt!

My TUSAL post can be found at http://justalittlestitchin.blogspot.com/2015/02/floss-filled-fun-and-little-stitching.html

Be back next month!

rosey175 said...

Pink is also not my favorite color but somehow it keeps coming to me! I think I'm cursed. Your quilt looks lovely. Congrats on surviving haha. :D

My TUSAL: ishkabibble

craftingpaws said...

Your quilt is amazing and your ORT jar is awesome!

My February TUSUAL post:


Jen said...

love the quilt, even if it is pink ( i couldn't agree with you more on the subject of that color)
here are my orts! http://domesticatedreset.blogspot.com/2015/02/february-tusal-time.html

pandy said...

I love pink! and I love that quilt! :D Thank you for sharing that :)

Mindy said...

I love that quilt!

Linda said...

Gorgeous quilt Sharon. Here is the link for my TUSAL post:


Bonnie Brown said...

Love the quilt (even if it is pink lol)
My post is actually up on time!

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

I agree, you do rock the binding regardless of color!! And I applaud your overwhelming odds of horror and torment while dealing with the pink :D


Loretta said...

Love, love the quilt.

I just finished posting my February TUSAL report.

Jan said...

Here's my ort post...

I'm not a fan of pink blankets either. But I have to say I really love the floral print you picked.

Kate said...

Great orts! Your quilt is beautiful. Here are my orts:

Unknown said...

Awesome ort jar! Love the quilt!

Thanks again for hosting TUSAL! It's so much fun!


Mini said...

I love the quilt and pink is one of my favorite colors
Here is my entry for the TUSAL

Sandy Longan-Miller said...

Beautiful quilt. Posted my TUSAL this afternoon stop by my blog to check out this months offering http://smalltownstitchin.blogspot.com/

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Unknown said...

My tusal http://crossstitchangel.blogspot.com.au
Nice quilt.

Anonymous said...

beautiful quilt ♥

my tusal post:

katica said...

Beautiful quilt!

My tusal is posted 😊

Jusie said...

my post: http://jusiecreation.blogspot.ru/2015/02/tusal-2015-2.html

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great quilt. I like pink if it is cerise and combined with black!
Here's my link up

SueFitz said...

Here's my post


CathE said...

That is quite a jar of ORTs. Here's mine http://cathswittering.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/tusal-update.html

cerato said...

I love the quilt.

My TUSAL report is posted


CJ said...

That was a lovely gift for your mom. Have a great day.

Vickie said...

Ha! Our house has pink bricks and my husband lovingly painted our bedroom the palest pink. The things you do for love.

Rike said...

Wow, the quilt Looks amazing!

Here's my ortjar:

Happy Stitching

Rhona said...

Beautiful quilt! I must go and post my TUSAL now too! :)

Deb said...

Lovely quilt and the fabric is quite pretty, here is a link to my TUSAL for February

Khristine Doiron said...

Your mother's quilt is gorgeous! Here is my post

Sue said...

Your mum's quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I'm not a pink gal, either, but it looks just lovely! You totally rocked the binding!!!! My post is.... http://ditchlilyquilts.blogspot.com/2015/02/tusal-time.html

Julie said...

Very pretty, a wonderful birthday gift for your mum.

D1-D2 said...

Wow is it me or is your jar getting bigger.

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

I like pink. I am old enough to be your mum. It is nearly my birthday. Enough said??? Irene xxx

Caitlin D said...

I'm with you on the whole pink thing, although I must say that quilt is beautiful! Your ORT jar is massive too by the way!!!!!
Got my post up on time... just late commenting in yours. :-/

Anonymous said...

My post is up a day late.


Emma/Itzy said...


Bea said...

Another gorgeous quilt. You're just rockin' this.

TUSAL post is here


Katie said...

Wow, what a lovely quilt!


Magical Mystery said...

Your quilt looks lovely, even if it is pink (not my favourite colour either ;) )

My Ort report: is here

The Inspired Stitcher said...

For not liking pink, the quilt turned out really nice! I'm sure she loves it.

Here's my ORT report:

Happy weekend!

findingflapjack said...

You make beautiful quilts! I would not like a house filled with pink but I can admire what you've made :-)

Here's my ORT jar, still plenty of room to fill: http://findingflapjack.blogspot.com/2015/02/a-tiny-bit-of-tusal.html

lekae said...

Here's my post http://otnoroktushkana.blogspot.ru/2015/02/blog-post_95.html

Cindy said...

I have a mother in law with a "pink" house, and I just don't get it! Your quilt turned out lovely, despite a color you may not have preferred to work with.

My TUSAL report is posted

Minnie said...

Your quilt is totally gorgeous and your ort jar is proof you've been busy.
Check out my orts at

Unknown said...

I finally got my TUSAL update done (a couple of days late)


Stitching Noni said...

I love that fabric - how pretty! Funny I also said I wasn't a pink person but it is quite surprising how often I am drawn to that colour!!

My ORT is now up... late as ever!!
February ORT report

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt! Something I would love more time to indulge in

Better late than never for TULSA, my post is up http://nwredhead.com/2015/02/23/lingering-wips-and-tulsa/

Lindsay said...

I can't stand pink either but the quilt turned out beautifully.

My TUSAL report is up at last http://purplepds.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/a-late-tusal.html

DJH said...

My TUSAL for February can be found here: https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=497296422759687573#editor/target=post;postID=6681618169968341030;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=0;src=postname

Raquel, Calico Craft Designs said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the "rag" style quilts. I really wish I knew how to make quilts.

My TUSAL pics for February can be found here: http://thegirlsgonecrafty.blogspot.com/2015/02/tusal-update-february-2015.html

Jenny said...

Love the colors of the quilt!
My TUSAL for Feb http://jennyscreation.blogspot.ca/2015/03/february-tusal.html

Akila said...

Such a pretty quilt

Better late than never right ;) Here's the link to my TUSAL post

BronnyB said...

Late, but I did share my TUSAL on my blog last week...
what happened to February??? Shorter month? not a good excuse...

Love the pink fabric and the finished quilt . your mum is lucky

LaNuJa said...

Me parece una idea muy divertida la del tarro de hilos!!!así que me apunto!además justo hoy es luna nueva! :D