Monday, January 04, 2016

Design Wall Monday 01/04/16

Well I've been sewing away but I guess I only grabbed a picture of one small project.  Oh well.  This is a block from the Farm Girl Vintage book that I made a few months ago in the 6" size (finishes at 8" square with borders).  My husband has a few minis hanging in his cubicle at work, and apparently they seem to follow the seasons.  Over the summer (!) he asked for a summer mini quilt to hang up.  I was working on the FGV quilt very regularly then, and so I handed him the book and asked him to pick a block.  He chose this one and said he really wanted it to look like a sunflower (the one I made for the quilt has very different coloring).  I put it off and then eventually made the block, which sat for a couple of months. Over this past holiday weekend I decided to take it off the UFO pile and get it finished.  I had even cut a backing fabric already!  I layered it, did some light quilting in the ditch, and put the binding on in no time.  He gave me a little grief about the fact that it is not summer anymore, but I could tell he was happy to have it.  Sometimes I have such a problem finishing things that don't have a deadline - especially when they are really close to being done.  I guess in my mind I've already moved on to the next thing.  I'm going to try to dig out a few UFOs and finish them soon. I've also been putting off getting my sewing machine serviced.  My class preview is a week from today and I need to get going on those projects.  One is almost finished - just need to sew the rows together.  And another needs to move from my head into fabric.  I've got a lot of work cut out for me!!

Be sure to check out Judy L's blog to see what everyone is working on today. Also linking up with Let's Bee Social on Wednesday and Quilt Story on Tuesday.


Amy DeCesare said...

I truly adore your Sunflower block! That's one of my favorite blocks from the book, and yours is so charming. So glad I found your blog from CrazyMomQuilts linky party.

Elli Scraporobki said...

Your husbend love your mini quilts! It's so cute!
Sunflower is like a symbol of my country (Ukraine), so I have idea to sew it this month. Thanks for inspiration!

Lorna McMahon said...

That is so sweet that your husband appreciates your talents and loves to display the mini quilts in his cubicle at work. I am so happy to see that you finished this lovely mini for him. It really does look like a sunflower!