Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Closing Out March


March roared in with cold, wind, and snow - and she is closing out with much the same in our area.  Things were slowly melting off (then a fresh blanket), but I think Mother Nature and Old Man Winter are in a bit of a tiff these days.  I wonder what April Fools Day will bring?


RSC15 color - YELLOW - all blocks completed and stored in their respective containers in wait of next month.


Using Slow Stitching Sunday to work the newest cross stitch.  I have been a little lax on this one and trying to catch up on some evenings for the Sundays that I miss.  I finally took a day and gave myself a headache to sort all those pinks, corals, reds, fuschia strands so I can start working the flowers.

 

Progress on the 9-patch and snowball QAL was to get all those blocks into rows - completed and actually into a flimsy with first borders made.


Complete the 'Let's Book It' project - done and tutorial for geese done.


Fabric frame and finish off the "found' cross stitch piece.  And add the fabric framing tutorial to my tab.


Some extra play time - use up those bits for doll quilts to send to the Mrs Clause Project.  This is my second little quilt and I have another baggy of bits ready for April.


And some added fun to the end of the month.  The minute I saw this on Jolly Jabber ( Fat Quarter Shop blog) for the Charm Box Quilt, I had to play.  It's not me - someone else used my camera to snap a photo for me while I held the quilt - it IS my crummy camera that takes horrible pics.  This is Jubilee by Bunny Hill with some left over Kona Snow.  I added the outer border (yes, I did a border!) to increase the size.  It took an afternoon to make and another afternoon to quilt.  Need a quick baby quilt?  This one is fast.

A long, hard month has come to a close - I am looking to April as a new light into Spring.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

11 comments:

  1. At least you had a great month for stitching! Those poor crocus look so cold.

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  2. I love the way the quilting looks on the borders of your Charm Box Quilt. It does look like a fun quilt to make.

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  3. Lovely projects Sharon! Such a delightful mix of fun and finishing things up :) I too am depending on April to bring the spring weather I so desperately want!!!

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  4. Wonderful work as always , lots of great projects completed , I guess the nasty weather was helpful in some ways . Snowing here again today , another 15cm . Oh joy ! I am hoping april will be the turn around month and spring will really arrive .

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  5. I'm with you; Bring on April. It's got to be an improvement. Nice finishes, and your doll quilt is sweet. I wasn't interested in the Jolly Jabber projects, but it does make a really nice baby quilt, or maybe a fast charity quilt.

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  6. Great finishes. Especially the doll quilt. I can imagine it will be loved, creating fond memories for some little girl somewhere. Sorry about the headache.

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  7. Great group of finishes for the month. I do especially love that little geese quilt. Here's hoping for April sunshine and warmer temps!

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  8. A great month of projects. Hope spring finds it way to you soon.

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  9. Great projects, Sharon. I really like your charm box quilt.

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  10. Fantastic projects you worked on thru March Sharon...
    Fingers crossed for some sunshine now... xox

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  11. March ended with temps in the 80's in the Tulsa area. Of course, we may have frost on Saturday. I love the projects and the yellow is springy. Your projects always inspire me. I need to get back to my machine. I've been spending time with others going through grief from the loss of love ones, so I'm going some good work, too and I still miss my machine. Thanks for the inspiration - as always.

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