Monday, January 19, 2015

Cracking myself up!

When the boys were teenagers, I would make a joke about this or that and they would look at me with a deadpan stare and say, "Mom! That was NOT funny!"  

I would laugh even harder and reply, " Yes it was,  I am cracking up!"  They were not amused. 

When putting away fabric and sorting scraps I made a pact with myself that NO SEWING would take place until everything in the sewing room was put away properly in a place...and then I laughed and laughed and laughed! I was sad that the boys were not here to tell me nothing was funny so I could laugh even harder. 

Have you seen the 2015 Aurifil Designer Block of the month for January by Gudrun Erla from GE Designs? How could I resist this lovely mini quilt pattern? Did I mention it is FREE!?! So I completely broke free from the pact I had made with myself ( last week) and pulled out some beautiful fabrics to start sewing!

I used Michael Miller dots ( not sure of the line) and Robert Kaufman Kona Robin Egg!  These are not my usual colors but I love the way the blue POPS!  


The pattern is fantastically written and very easy to follow.  All of the cutting instructions were spot on.  Even though the pieces are small they are not unmanageable.  It was fun to watch this mini quilt top come together.  The most difficult part of this process will be deciding how to quilt!


The thought had crossed my mind with this BOM, since they are all mini quilts, is to make them and have them ready as gifts for birthdays or Christmas.  Planning ahead is always a good idea!

Here are a couple of other finishes for the BOM from other quilters using different fabrics. Love these!

Kim Lapacek from Persimon Dreams





8 comments:

lindseykelly said...

I love that block!! it's amazing how different it looks from the other ones from contrast and only 2 colors!!!

Jayne said...

I love that they are all mini quilts! I do like the polka dots!

I totally relate to your story!! My kids were and still are like that. "Mom, you're not funny"...but we know we are!

Needled Mom said...

That looks great!

Sherri said...

I can so relate to your story. Also reminds me of when I use phrases from the 80's and my kids say, "Mom, don't say that!"

CurlyGirlMom said...

You and I have similar senses of humor! :) I told myself I couldn't have lunch yesterday until I found my sewing machine foot petal. (My craft room/office has become a dumping ground and is overflowing with consignment items!) Needless to say, my husband was thrilled when I hooted and hollered when I finally found it because the room was pretty darn clean! :)

PatSloan said...

swoon worthy.. DOTS and pops of robins egg blue.. Tiffany blue perhaps?

Beth said...

Love your dots and aqua. Such a pretty mini.
My kids, especially the younger DD always tells me I am not funny, which usually just makes me laugh more. LOL

Katy Cameron said...

Ah, the younger ones too sophisticated to even humour you then? ;o)

Good idea with the make ahead and keep of the minis

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