And I completely forgot to draw for the book giveaway on Friday! Sorry bout that! Mr. Random Number Generator drew Shelly as the winning comment - congratulations Shelly - I'll get your package out to you today!
And yes, I am sewing again...a little! I am making a dent in the UFO pile. :) This is number 5 for the year. That sounds like a lot, but it's really not since they mostly just needed finishing and it's already the middle of August. Just one needed piecing and quilting and another needed borders then there's been a whole lot of binding making and stitching going on. But a finish is a finish and I love crossing them off of my list and making room for new projects. :)
Last year I saw this pattern
in this magazine
and got a hankering to make a floral quilt. Its a design by Amy Smart - she's got such a fun style and I love her patterns. I'm not a floral kind of gal, but for some reason these pretty prints drew me in so maybe I am:
and this pattern shows them off so well.
This quilt works up fast too. I used 25 different fabrics and made 25 blocks and truth be told, I finished this quilt about 3 months ago, but its taken me this long to take pictures of it:
It has become a favorite napping quilt so I brought it with me to Mom's. I want to make a quilt for my aunt in Germany and I wanted to see if Mom thought these fabrics might work:
I backed it with this Moda Dot. I ordered it last year hoping the green was going to be the perfect shade and it was:
And I finished it with a scrappy binding.
I love every one of these prints and really like how the shabby, vintage looking florals worked in this modern setting.
I'm hoping to make a simple patchwork quilt entirely of florals at some point. I just want a vintage-y, wild looking hodge podge of florals. My favorite flowers are wild flowers and I love a whole mess of them in one place.
I'm thinking this may be my way of getting that English Cottage garden I adore after all...minus any neighbors. :)
Gosh. That makes me sound terribly unsociable. I'm not, but I am however, a social hermit. Talking to our daughter one day, I used that phrase and she laughed, "So THAT'S what I am!". Its a case of the apple and the tree.
I have a box of florals and this may be my achilles heel and fabric fast downfall as I would love to add some more variety for more of a wildflower look.
Focus. Must stay focused on using what I have.
However, this past weekend we spent 2 nights at the ranch rodeo and on the heels of my trip to Texas, this dirt road gal is bout done being social; so right now I am going to focus on taking one of those naps with this sweet quilt: