Mini Quilt


Here’s a little mini quilt I made for myself.  I needed something pretty to look at while I sew.  The idea for these blocks came from one of my favorite quilters, Red Pepper Quilts.  I love how colorful Rita’s version is, but I wanted a more monotone pallette for my wall.  Blues are calming, and I am in love with the binding fabric (Art Gallery “Wallpaper”), so I chose fabrics around that main print.

Here is an updated picture of one corner of my sewing room (old pics of the room can be seen here):

The hanky hanging above my shelf belonged to my Great Grandma Nonny (Nonny was her nickname).  I shared her first, middle and last name for 21 years of my life, until I took on my husband’s last name.  Nonny always had the best jewelry and loved to spoil her great-grankids with lots of candy.  My aunt still swears that up until the day she passed away she never once dyed her hair, and it was pretty well jet black until that day!  Here’s my Nonny holding me as a baby, man I was a chunker: 

Hope that you had a lovely Easter, He is Risen! 

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
  – John 10:10 


My Sewing Space

Since we moved about 3 weeks ago, I’ve been trying to perfect my new sewing space.  It’s definitely large enough!  I’m so lucky to have a whole room to myself.  I’m still working on a couple of projects, including recovering my desk chair, finding suitable frames for the old photographs I currently have on the walls (or at least re-matting the photos – does anyone have any good ideas for a creative and cheap way to display photographs?) and making pillows for the futon (I borrowed these from our living room couches).

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I bought my curtains from Target online, and I absolutely love them!  They were a splurge, for sure, but ultimately worth it.  The tall bookshelf is from Ikea.  My sewing desk is probably my favorite piece in the room, and we found it at Cost Plus World Market for a steal.  The cutting table and futon were both craigslist finds, and my antique mirror and lamp were given to me by my grandma but originally belonged to my great-grandmother.  The small damask boxes (2 on the floor holding fabric and one on the bookshelf) were bought at T.J. Maxx for $10.00.  Not bad for a tight budget!

I am so enjoying spending time in my new room.  As you can see, I have the most beautiful view from that large picture window.  It definitely helps me be more creative!  Now if only I had the time to use it more often!