March has been a busy month. I’m working on a number of projects. Most of them are bits and pieces of larger projects. Along with my UFOs and OMGs, I’ve worked on two Quilt Alongs (QAL) and actually made & gifted a quilt and some pillowcases.
Fat Quarter Shop Charity QAL – Threadology – Blocks #3 & #4. This QAL supports
Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas! Each block released is actually 5 blocks – one 12″ Finished block & four 6″ Finished blocks. I’m using scraps from the nearly 100 quilt tops that I have made for Fabric Cafe over the past 9 years.
Hand Pieced QAL – Blocks #7, 8 & 9 of the Hand Pieced QAL sponsored by Patty of Elm Street Quilting & Kristin of Simply Everyday Handmade. I’ve been making two of each block with slightly different fabrics. I found I really like the colors on my 2nd blocks (the ones on the right). I’ll finish my 2nd Block 9 tomorrow. I didn’t decide that these were my favorites until Block #6. I have to redo two blocks to pick up the same fabrics/colors, so that will leave me 9 blocks on one project and a remaining 11 blocks. I know the setting for the 9 blocks, but will have to think about what to do with the 11. Maybe a Table Runner, Placemats or just Mug Rugs.
Gifts: I don’t often do this, but I actually made this quilt in just a week. Yes, from picking the pattern (Pattern: Four Square by Fabric Cafe) & fabric, washing the fabric, cutting and piecing the top, piecing the backing, sandwiching the top/batting/backing, quilting (on my domestic sewing machine), and making & adding the binding and label. The Quilt is for a friend that needed some hugs & I made pillowcases for her sons. I stitched their names on the trim of each pillowcase. The last picture is of some Travel Pillowcases for a niece & 2 nephews.
The top picture is of the completed Flimsy. The second row from Left to Right is (1)a picture of me wrestling with quilting it on my Domestic Sewing Machine, (2) the sun shining on the quilted top & (3) the pillowcases for her 3 sons. The bottom picture is of the three Travel Pillowcases made for 2 of our nephews and a niece.
Linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts Link up “Let’s Bee Social.”
Well, I guess that’s caught you up on everything. Now on to April!!
Happy Stitching & Moving!