Thursday, July 28, 2011


No more finishes to report - actually I have a finish but I haven't taken it's photo yet - but I do have some updates. I started a new quilt. (I know, surprise, surprise.) After moving in to the new house and setting up my sewing room, I was trying to figure out which one of my many unfinished projects to work on. (I had no idea the UNO list was so big!) I asked my mom her thoughts and she gave me some suggestions. Then I asked the Polack and he reminded me that I had promised a baby quilt to our friends who are expecting. And due in AUGUST. Oops, I forgot about that project. So everything else was put on hold. The couple asked for something to match their nursery colors.

I love the colors! I didn't have a particular pattern in mind so I'm doing a square within in a square. My finished blocks are only 4.5 inches so the piecing is taking a while. I'm not sure why I went so small with everything but I know the recipients will love it.

While my in laws were visiting this week, my mother in law laid out all of my beautiful flowers.

Halfway through the year and it's not nearly as big as I hoped. (Isn't that always the case?) She suggested adding the garden rows and the Polack thinks so too. I sent a photo to Christy and she disagrees. She loves the modern look of the flowers all placed next to each other. I'm not sure what I think and I don't have to decide anything right now so I'm going to wait and mull over both ideas.

Pink Chalk Studio is hosting a Wear I Sew feature this month. I don't have photos of my sewing space so I won't be adding to it but I love looking through all the posts to see how my fellow quilters have set up their working area. I'm definitely getting some ideas on purchases that I want to make to complete my room.


501 Quilt Blocks said...

I love your colorful garden. It's hard to decide on a layout isn't it?

Maria said...

Your Hexie Garden is so colourful. Love it.

Christy said...

Your flowers are AMAZING. I love them so, so much. So much that I'm almost tempted to start making my own. Although I really, really don't need to go there. My UFO list is over 20, I think. Ha!

Mabel LaFon said...

It's gonna make such a beautiful quilt! So so Purdy!