Oh I've been busy busy busy the last week and most of it had nothing to do with sewing. Lots of family events that were so enjoyable, so I won't crab too much about the diminished sewing time. And before everything got busy I did get some things accomplished.
First, my Pretty Petunias are finished! It came about about 55" X 66". That outside border may be a tad too wide. In the photo I think it needs to be narrower but in real life I like it. That inner border is reading black but is actually a dark purple.
I am soooooo glad I found this UFO and got it together. It is going to look great on my living room wall whenever Spring arrives. I heard Punxsutawney Phil said 6 more weeks of winter, but Buckeye Chuck said an early Spring - Chuck is my guy - LOL!
So, while I was searching high and low for the Pretty Petunias UFO I unearthed this one, which by my calculations is at least 12 years old!
My design wall was full of petunias so I laid this one out on the floor. This is done with fabric from The Quiltmaker's Gift based on the book of the same name which was published in 2001. The book is still available on Amazon here. The fabric line is by Benartex and came out not long after the book became a hit.
All of the hexagons were cut from this fabric which looks like a giant crazy quilt.
This is a HUGE repeat - 24 inches! I've made LOTS of Stack N Whack quilts and this is one of the biggest repeat lengths I've every come across. Luckily when I rediscovered this UFO all of the blocks had been sewn into rows and I had pinned the number of the row to it! I can't believe that I did this, as the biggest lie I tell myself is "I'll remember what I was doing" - LOL!
When you look at the blocks you see bits and pieces of the motifs in the crazy quilt.
In total there are 98 different hexagons and I love how each one draws you in to look at it closer. In the second row of the pictures below there are two blocks which each have a different portion of the unicorn. From a distance you just see in interesting design but up close it is another story.
This is going to be a nice size lap/almost twin size quilt. I'm not sure what I had planned for the borders but there is some of the blue and red fabric in the plastic bag so after I get the rows together hopefully I will remember what I planned to do. I REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY like this UFO and I am soooooooo HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY that I found it. It underscores my personal philosophy that UFOS are a GOOD Thing. When you come back to them you are usually close to completion and the enthusiasm to finish is back again. Perhaps before this week is out I'll have this one all assembled.