February is done, and when I remember that my family was sick for twelve days, I'm happy with my end results: two quilts, quilting done on a third quilt, my bee blocks, and my Sisters' 10 BOM blocks, as well as a few other small bits.
In the last week, I finished a grocery bag dispenser using this tutorial from Gen X Quilters. I use the bags for dirty diapers, and our storage was non-existent, meaning they were everywhere. This bag matches absolutely nothing in my home, but the fabric makes me oh-so happy, and that's the important bit, right?
I made a few modifications to the tutorial to suit what I had in stash. The focus fabric was not a full fat quarter, so I compensated by cutting the top bit of orange fabric to 7" x 20" instead of 5" x 20". My elastic was 1/2" rather than 3/4". I didn't have grommets, nor did I want to fiddle with them, so I just sewed my strap to the inside of the bag. Also, the strap is a thick piece of bright blue ribbon because let's be honest, the idea of turning a strap didn't thrill me. All that being said, it turned out great, and if I need another, I'll certainly use this tutorial again.
February turned out okay:
Make It Modern Bee Blocks (2)
- Lucky Stars BOM Block (1)
Sisters' 10 BOM Block (2) Autumn's Quilt Boo's Quilt
- Le Mille Quilt
- Cape for Banzo
- Clean and Organize the House
March is looking to be busy (does this surprise anyone anymore?):
- Make It Modern Bee Blocks--March (2)
- Lucky Stars BOM Blocks--February and March (2)
- Sisters' 10 BOM Block--March (2)
- Le Mille Quilt--finish binding
- Banzo's Cape--maybe? but probably not.
- Marie Quilt--get back to work on this!
- Tula Swap
- Continue the Massive Clean/Organize/Purge Effort
- Another quilt for Morgan?
- Start sketching out designs for three new quilts
GIVEAWAY GOODNESS-Giveaway Closed! :)
Friends, today is my one year quilty bloggy anniversary. Kind of. See, last year, my first post landed on February 29th, which I thought was all sorts of cool, but now, one year later, I'm debating which day I should celebrate, so March 1st it is! And to celebrate, I thought a giveaway would be in order.
This giveaway features one spool of Aurifil thread in 50W white and five delicious fat quarters. The fabric from Sarah Watts' Timber & Leaf collection for Blend fabrics and includes four prints from the Timber palette and a random blue solid. I love them, but I love you more.
If you are a no-reply blogger, or you aren't sure, make sure to include an email address in your comment. If I don't have a way to contact you, I'll have to pick someone else, and that would be really really sad! Frowny face! :(
I'll close the drawing next Friday morning, and the winner will be chosen randomly. The spoils of this giveaway are provided by me because I heart you all so much! Good luck!
Today, I'm linking up to Fresh Sewing Day, TGIFF, and Finish It Up Friday. Woo! That's a lot of linking up!