Friday, February 24

*started and finished

Today I got a very sweet card in the mail from a dear friend who spoke of quilting and sipping tea, last week I got a sweet card from my bff who spoke of quilting as well. You can imagine how this could either inspire or depress me as I love both of these girls and miss them tremendously! I allowed it to inspire!

I went into my sewing room surveying projects that need to be finished, but my eyes passed over a little brown bag that I received last month from a drawing that I won on one of my favorite blogs.  Heidi over at White Wolf Summit Farm Girl Blog has been an encouragement and when I have a few minutes to read blogs, hers is sure to be one of them.   Each month she is hosting a UFO Roll Call Challenge and I entered on of my sewing projects in January.  When Heidi held the drawing, my name came up!  This project that I am sharing with you today is the PRIZE that I found in our large rural mail box just a few days after the drawing.  This was easy and fun to work on.  I think I will select some fabrics that will work well in our dining room and make some place mats because these really are the perfect size.  The sewing was simple and easy. The project was pretty awesome, because I started and finished it all in about 2 hours!  I did some free motion quilting on it as well as some special stitches from my Janome 6600. 

I am excited to link this up to Heidi's UFO for February! Maybe I will win the random drawing again this month, wouldn't that be exciting!    I didn't finish a project already in the works, but it felt great to have the time to sit down and sew a little. You may want to join in the fun over at Heidi's UFO Roll Call, as well as WIP'D for February. Please take a moment to check both of these out.

Maybe this little project is what I needed to get me jump started on some of the UFO I have floating around in my sewing room!


  1. It looks great! Love the colors too! Some day I'll learn to quilt... meanwhile I'll enjoy the talent of others!

  2. Beautiful the pattern...Thanks for linking up@CountryMommaCooks have a wonderful weekend:)

  3. I love it Lynnie! That large print fabric is very eye catching. It's a unique design and the colors are so elegant. Wow, you are F.A.S.T.!

    I have been suffering from a case of the blahs this week... It's been cool and windy, but sunny so I've been outside most days. My sewing room keeps calling me (now that it's organized), but I have got to get some inspiration first. Your lil' post sure cheered me up. A quick project is exactly what I need to get my brain in gear. I better get on the ball and get creative. Come Monday, it's back outside I go to fill some more veggie beds... Have a great weekend Lynnie.

  4. I really like what you have done with the fabric. I also agree Heidi does motivate with her energy and sweet disposition. Congratulations on your win! Beautiful work.


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