Finished Quilts, Patchwork, Summer Quilt Blockbuster 2013

April is for Finishes!

April is a new beginning for me. I finally quit my regular day job at the end of March. It was really a negative in my life, and I wanted to spend more time quilting and developing the potential in that (Huge Thanks to those who buy my patterns, visit my blog, and support my sponsor!), as well as focus more on quality time with my kids.
I did start a new “real” job, but only very part time. I am spending my newly increased quilty time to get some of my unfinished projects finished.
I have (finally) finished my Summer Blockbuster quilt from last summer. I has been sitting there just needing binding for months, and I am pretty excited to have it finished before I actually start this summer’s blockbuster!
A couple of years ago, I made the lemoyne star blocks using gold, purple and minty green inspired by the colors in the leafy border fabric. I made several in 3″, 6″, 9″ and 12″ blocks without any plan for a quilt, and then they sat in WIP-land for a long time. Last Summer I finally decided to just make what blocks I had into a quilt, and this is the result.
It feels good to mark one off the list of Unfinished! If you like this quilt and have a group of orphan blocks, the pattern to turn them into a quilt like mine is published Here on my blog.
These blocks, then also the quilt, sat unfinished for a long time because I wasn’t too sure I really loved it. It’s funny how you can put something away for a while and then get it out, finish it, and realize you really like it more than your remember. Maybe that binding was just the finishing touch it needed!
Sharon
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8 thoughts on “April is for Finishes!

  1. It’s a great finish! I really like it!

  2. SewPsyched! says:

    You go, girl!! It’s often the things that are the scariest to do, that are the most enriching. Glad you took the leap of faith in yourself! xx

  3. Catherine says:

    Good Luck in the future. It’s always difficult to resign a job and change direction but if it gave you no joy then it was the right decision.

  4. LynCC says:

    Love that leaf fabric and what you’ve done with the blocks – fun construction! Enjoy your new time set-up, it must be so nice to be out of a job that was negative.

  5. It has turned out beautifully – super work!

  6. I know exactly what you mean about finishing longtime WIPS. Great job, Sharon!

  7. Wow that is stunning!!! Congrats on the finish.

  8. Congrats! on a beautiful quilt AND for quitting your job!! such freedom!

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