March has been a busy month. If you have been following my blog, you have already seen a lot of what I’ve been doing on the weekly summaries.
I promised to also post pictures of what I made while at Quilt Camp. Shh! Some of these are secret, so don’t tell! (I don’t think my ‘grands’ follow my blog.)
I was originally thinking I would use a 20” square to make the baskets, but since I was using Fat Quarters (18” x 22”) I opted for 16” squares for the first basket. I used 3” triangles in making the corners and this is the result. It is 6-1/2”x6-1/2”x4” (h).
Cute, but using my regular poly batting it is a bit flopsy. If I were to make baskets this size, I’m thinking I would need to add some mid-weight interfacing.
My 2nd basket. I reduced my squares to 14” and the corner triangles were 2-1/2”.
I liked this one much better and even using the poly batting, it seems to stand fairly well especially after I tacked the folded points and the interior folds. It resulted in a basket 5-1/2”x5-1/2”x3-1/2” (h).
Another project I made at the Quilt Retreat, was a placemat for ME! Last year I made a set of placemats for a wedding present for my nephew and his new wife. I really loved how they came out. I had enough of the focus fabrics to make one more placemat and I wanted one for me.
I found some suitable fabric for the Flying Geese to replace the light fabric I didn’t have enough of. The placemat is pieced and quilted. All I need to do now is to add the binding.
Before Christmas, I pieced 2 hexagon table toppers, but needed a backing. I decided to make identical hexagons which would be usable for the rest of the year.
I had some suitable focus fabric, but needed to find some brown for the final borders.
I picked this up at Webfabrics, in Purcellville, VA, on my way to Quilt Camp.
So now need to decide – Pillowcase or Bind? I may even cut one to the middle and add a hole and make it a tree skirt.
Pillowcases – Another nephew just got engaged and his fiancé has two children – 3 year old girl and 8 year old boy. I thought it would be nice to make them pillowcases from their new Great Aunt.
Made a travel pillowcase and a standard pillowcase for each of them.
I’m linking up with Lily’s Quilts – Fresh Sewing Days – there are a host of bloggers that are sharing what they are doing. Hop over there and check them out!
I’m also linking up with her Small Blog Meet – These are all bloggers with less than 50 followers. Please take a moment to visit with them and comment on what they’ve done this past month.
Spring has officially begun, but this past weekend wasn’t very spring-like. After a couple of days of rain, the temperature stayed in the mid-30’s(F) and with the breeze/wind it felt like it was in the mid-20’s(F)! But here is a promise that Spring will really arrive.
Hope you had a stitch-ful March!