Sunday, January 30, 2011

Busy Beaver Here!

Ok, I know I've neglected blogging lately, but I have a good reason. I swear!

I've been sewing away and away and away....

I've got most of this quilt top done, but I'm uphappy that most of the blocks don't line up....but i do plan on finishing it.....maybe add some borders or something.
I used Bali Pops from Hoffman Fabric in Berry Bliss and Spumoni.....I needed some more red strips that Spumoni had, so I switched out some of the littler blues from Berry Bliss for them. Hopefully I can get this done by Memorial Day.

I also got the my second pot holder done except for the binding.

I was also debating on whether or not to join in on the Postage Stamp Quilt Along hosted by p.s. i quilt but i finally took the plunge and the quilt top looks great.
 I used a Fat Eighth (18" x 11") of Riviera from Connecting Threads....unfortunately this line can no longer be purchased. Because I used a FE I decided to alter the top a little bit, which I think turned out great.
 Plan on using the remain pieces in the backing....more on that later though. And I'm hoping to get this quilt done late March or Early April.

And finally I've been working on some tote bags from One Yard Wonders.
 I used 100% linen for the outside and 100% cotton on the inside....i also imbellished the outside with some great iron on decals from Sukie. Aren't the lovely???
For the lining I use Woodland Wonderland (JY15 Green) by Jay McCarroll for Free Spirit Fabrics.
 I ran out of linen for the handles for the other tote bags, so you'll have to wait to see those later.

So, for February I've got more items on my do to list....
I need to get crackin on a mini quilt for the Mini Quilt Swap 10

 Finish the binding on the potholders for the Potholder Pass 6

And hopefully get started on this lovely Mitered Square Quilt from One Yard Wonders.
I found this fabric at my local Joann' has such a great variety of colors and width of stripes...I honestly cannot wait to get started on this....and FYI i purchased 2yds in the hope of making a slightly bigger quilt, since the one in the book is for a baby.

Well I'm off to some more sewing....

1 comment:

Kate said...

That potholder is gorgeous! And well done on the postage stamp quilt. I've always wanted to do one, but have never got around to it.