Having an extra day off this week helped with my UFO battle. I dug these blocks out of a tub and sewed the top together. I consider this quilt a freebie because it was entirely made from my stash. I embraced the 30's reproduction fabrics I used with the borders. I also pulled a peach reproduction for the backing.
Daisy like flowers need to be embroidered in the cornerstones, so it is not quite ready for quilting. This gorgeous embroidery design is from the book, S is for Stitch by Kristyne Czepuryk, and was part of a quilt along in 2015. Since I had an empty bin that meant I could start something else right?
As I have been organizing my sewing room, I have wanted to add some more mini quilts in there. I made this little strawberry mini quilt in an afternoon.
This is a Mini Swoon Quilt. I made it this week as part of the Instagram #swoonalong. This will also stay in my sewing room and features some of my favorite Bonnie and Camille fabrics. I will bind it during the NFL Division Championship games for Slow Sunday Stitching:
As part of my sewing room reorganization, I ditched my cracked and hand me down bulletin board for this farmhouse looking board. I love the black with rustic chicken wire and the tiny aqua clothespins--totally goes with my feminine farmhouse look I am going for. It is 20x20" and the Mini Swoon Quilt will fit on its right hand side.
I found two galvanized bins at Walmart the other day. I love them for storage in my ironing station! I plan on buying more when they have more in--hopefully soon.
Carole who blogs at
is hosting another amazing quilt along. It is a mystery and I usually skip mysteries, but the one I did skip, I really regretted it! I am not making that mistake again. I spent Friday night cutting all of my scraps for a twin sized version.
My gorgeous daughter left to go back to Colgate University yesterday morning. It was a bittersweet goodbye as we had a very nice visit and I miss her terribly, but she is doing fantastic there and will even stay there this summer working in the admissions office. Her trip back to school went smoothly and her classes start tomorrow.
After dropping her off at the airport, I needed retail therapy--I went straight to my favorite fabric store! I got a couple of half yards of B&C along with a yard of Kate Spain North Woods green to make a Patchwork Swoon--a modern looking Christmas quilt for the couch. I also picked up the neutral background for the Scrap Dance Two-Step. Then, I came back home and cut it up and completed the first step for our mystery. I plan on spending the day getting started on the Patchwork Swoon. Have a great week!