Saturday, May 28, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Saturday Snapshot

Urban Quilter Growler Bags, 2016
A wholesale order of growler bags made from empty grain bags for Litherman's Limited in Concord, NH. I love upcycling!
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Monday, May 2, 2016

Lisa's UFO Challenge: May 2016

And, we are onto May! The project for this month's #APQResolution UFO Challenge is #7. For me this is making a Quilter's Tote to be used for transporting rulers & cutting mats. I saw someone at a quilt retreat with a nifty one of these a few years ago. My friend Mary found out that she had made the tote & she shared the pattern with us. I bought some quilting/sewing themed novelty fabric shortly after that at a quilt show & the fabric and pattern have been untouched for a few years now.

This month's goal will be to complete the tote. I may have to make a few adjustments to the pattern to make sure it fits my rulers, mat, and potentially my extension table for my sewing machine. I also think I'll need to get some co-ordinating fabric for the pockets & straps (this will likely be found by 'shopping' in Mary's stash).

Lisa's UFO Report: April 2016

My April goal for the #APQResolution UFO Challenge was to come up with a plan to use a Moda Fiji Batiks Jelly Roll that my husband gave to me for Christmas. The main goal was to find a pattern for a lap sized quilt that these strips would go into - anything on top of that was going to be an added bonus.

I looked at several options for jelly roll quilts, and decided on Marcie's Maze. I realized a while later that this was the same pattern as a quilt I loved at a recent quilt show that I had taken a picture of.

With a wide range of strip colors, the tough part was finding a background fabric that would work well & make the various colored strips pop. A white/light fabric seemed to be a logical choice, but I wanted something a little brighter. I eventually settled on a bright apple-y green fabric.

By the end of April, I got all of the pieces cut needed to assemble the blocks, and have all of the background pieces sewn to the center squares & ends of strips. I've just started pairing up which strips will go together with the center squares. So not a completed quilt top, but lots of progress in April!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Saturday Snapshot

Our azalea began blooming this week. Spring may turn up in New Hampshire yet.
April 22, 2016, Manchester, NH

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Q2 Finish-Along Goals

I totally missed setting any Q1 Finish-along goals, and now that I am seeing the fabulous Q1 finishes I am regretting that I didn't set goals and get things done!

Q2 is beginning and I'm jumping in this time. Between now and the end of June 2016 I want to finish:

  • My French print apron (the April UFO project)
  • The quilt I began at January's quilt retreat (it will hopefully be a pattern as well, but the quilt itself is the goal for this quarter)
  • The brown purse I am making for my Mom 
  • The veggie quilt that was January's UFO