Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Progress With Those Baby Steps
All those bindings got done and my two swaps were mailed and received - so I can show them now. The third I will share for my Handmade Christmas post.
This month's theme for the Monthly Doll Quilt Swap Group was 'Keen on Green' and my partner and I agreed to follow the theme. Lots of green scraps in a rail fence setting with a few scattered corners. With this theme I thought of our lush clover fields and the little flowerettes sprinkled thru. And the little white sulpher butterflies that love those fields. Of course, the little dolly to go with the quilt, too.
This was for our little swap group - swap theme was a mini for Spring. I like to do birdhouses and this style is the 'Empire' which I thought represented where I live - 'The Empire State'. Yes, thinking of Spring reminds me of flowers, too (as well as getting all our bird houses cleaned and ready) - so thought this cute floral added to the look. I sent some extras along with it.
Our Quilt Guild had a demonstration on the snap bag and kits were given out for us to practice with. We were to make one with our "ugly FQs in a bag" to make another one. Look! I'm going to sew with a Batik!
The smaller snap bag was the kit and the ugly was with the larger instructions. I boxed the corners on that one. These directions were modified from the original (and much easier) by another guild's member and shared with us. These are fun little bags and can be stuffed with goodies for a gift for a quilty friend.
These blocks were made and sent to Kevin the Quilter for the QOV block drive. Such a quick project and for a very worthy cause. If you haven't made yours yet, YES, they only take an hour of your time for 5 blocks. Actually, I think it took 1/2 an hour.
And I am slowly working on those tiny Hexie Flowers for my Let's Book It project. I actually have 8 of the 12 flowers done and think I need to start browsing my stash for the background,sashing, and cornerstones.
Yes, I even have been ticking off things on that other 'to-do' list. You know, the one that gets lost, hidden, stuff dumped on it. Laundry, dust, mop, vac, put the Christmas stuff away (yes mine is still out), etc.......... We are in another wintry mix of weather, so maybe more of this list will get done.
Hope you are getting some sewing done - there is progress in baby steps.