Tuesday, March 31, 2020

March One Monthly Goal

Linking to Elm Street Quilts for the March link-up.

My goal for March was one block.

And it's done!

This is the last of the blocks I'll be sending to my cousin for a family raffle quilt.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Project Quilting 11.6 - Vibrant & Vivacious

The final Project Quilting challenge is "Vibrant & Vivacious."

I decided to make a tote bag - because who doesn't need more tote bags?

To start - sewing strips as a base. I was going to do a rainbow, but those first colors of pink and orange really grabbed me, so I went with it. Simple wavy lines quilted, with masking tape to keep them in order.

POCKETS for the lining! 

Sewing it all together

Sewing up the turning hole in the lining

The PERFECT button from the button stassh.

A view from the top.

 A little reinforcing for the straps. One of the sides of one strap is a little wonky/angular, but it's still functional.

A bright new tote to love.

Sunday, March 08, 2020

Project Quilting 11.5 - Give It Away

Project Quilting's latest challenge is "Give It Away."

And in a bit of serendipity, one of the members of a Facebook group I'm in posted a project she was doing for a child she'd lost: Owl Be Kind for Thomas

It seemed meant to be.

I sewed some strips together and quilted them, then cut out some little owl shapes.
Buttons for eyes, and rectangles of fabric folded into wings. I added beaks later because I thought they looked better.

Then sewed around the edges and turn right-side out.

 Stuffed with a little bit of lavender added, sewn up, and tag added. The little guy on the far left is my FINISHED project- the other two will be done by tomorrow to be released into the wild.

Edit: They're done :)

This was a GREAT challenge. It also motivated me to pick up a quilt kit from the Service Projects table at Quilt Guild. That one will hopefully get done before our next meeting.

Sunday, March 01, 2020

One Monthly Goal for March

Linking up to Elm Street Quilts for accountability!

My goal for March is just one block.

I agreed to contribute four quilt blocks to a quilt for a raffle at the family reunion in late November/early December. It's one aunt, two cousins, and me that quilt in the family. I have to get the blocks to Dee - the cousin who'll put them together and quilt them - by June, and earlier will be better than later

I have three blocks done so far:

And I've decided on the final blocks, a sunflower. A little bit of serendipity that my morning coffee is in my sunflower mug

I need to find some sky blue, and then I'm all set