So Sew Mojo?? and AYoLF anyway

I am hoping it is something like riding a bike, tying your shoes or boiling water.  I think "sewing mojo" needs to be nourished as much as possible but sometimes life just happens and there is nothing you can do about it.  Earlier this month I had a strange neck injury that I had to baby. I was on such a sewing high the last few months that when this hit all I could do was walk around and look at all I wanted to be doing.  Then a family member got sick and my focus had to change again. In order to keep any kind of mojo I tried not to let it all get me down.  Good thing 'we' quilters know the importance of seeing and touching our favorite fabrics for therapy and comfort.  :)

After much study of my project goal for the month of July with A Lovely Year of Finishes
A  year of Lovely finishes at Freshly pieced and Sew Bittersweet designs I finally just took my own advice and jumped in to the project and ended up with a "Lovely" finish for July. My goal was to figure out how to use the 6 Dresden plate blocks I made last fall. I wanted to do something special because I was working on these blocks in my Moms nursing home room. She loved Dresden plate blocks so she was tickled that I was trying them and in such colors.

 Hard to come up with something with only 6 blocks. I did have more fabric and could have made more but these blocks my Mom got to see so I just wanted only them. 
 This back  block I made first and the size was too big so I figured it would make a great label. I am going to write in the center. 

It has been raining and overcast here so I had to take my pics indoors. The quilting is really hard to see but it is a cross hatch design of straight line quilting over the on point center.   By cross hatching it the outer edges get more of a burst of quilting with the lines extending out from the center. My Mom loved to do cross hatch in her hand quilting. I think this honored her well. 

It measures approx.  48 x 59 and is hand applique and machine pieced with machine straight line quilting. 

Plum and June
In other blogging news: This is the last week of the New Blogger Blog hop tour hosted by Beth at Plum and June. I so so appreciate everyone that has helped me in this blogging world. I still need to get to the last groups pages but I hope you will stop by and see them.

A Quilter's Mission
RobinSue Quilts
In the Boon Docks
Sew Fresh Quilts
fabric and flowers
Sewing by Moonlight
Lovelea Designs
A Note to Follow Sew
Sew E.T.


Very cool concept for Dresden Plates - so unusual but very striking!
Celia Ambrose said…
I think it's gorgeous! Great design with the blocks you wanted to use. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing this. Hope you are feeling better.

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