Friday Finishes

I met my One Monthly Goal for June and will be linking up with Elm Street Quilts.  These seven blocks were a little time-consuming, but since I love the colors, they were fun to sew.

All the blocks are made for this quilt but the sashing requires quite a bit of piecing so that will be my OMG for July.

I acquired a new, larger sewing machine last year and needed a bigger space than the one I had been using in the basement.  We decided to make one of our bedrooms into a sewing room when we got new flooring and painted the bedrooms last year.  One of my machines has been on an Ikea desk that we bought 25 years ago for our sons' rooms.  I've had a small ironing pad next to the machine and a small cutting board on another Ikea desk next to it.  In addition, I've been making do with small Daylight and Ott lamps since there is no overhead lighting in the room.  While it works, it's not ideal and it's hard to keep pieces organized.  After months of measuring and debating the merits of all kinds of furniture,  I finally ordered a cutting table and a sewing machine cabinet.  The electrician is coming next week to put in lots of lights and a ceiling fan.  I'm looking forward to having a space that will help me a lot more productive (or so I keep telling myself!).  

Happy Fourth of July to everyone!


  1. Your quilt blocks looks super. I love the colors in them. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Very nice! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

  3. Nice progress on your blocks. Can't wait to see photos of your sewing room. So great to have a dedicated space.

  4. Great job on your blocks! They have so many pieces so I know they had to be very time consuming. I hope you share pics of your new space when you get your new pieces. I'm always fascinated by sewing spaces. I have a small cutting mat and pressing mat by my machine with a larger cutting mat on top of a kitchen island. My space is small and I really need to edit what I have but it is such a job!


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