Months ago, my friend Charla asked me to make a t-shirt quilt for her husband’s birthday out of some old shirts he loved.  I went for a simple rectangle in a rectangle design with some scrappy strips.  I got sick right around the time I was supposed to finish it but I powered thorough and completed it just in the nick of time, even if I wasn’t able to hand deliver it.  It’s backed in a olive green sheet I thrifted, I sewed it around the edges and turned it instead of using binding, and labeled it.

Charla also asked me to make her a clothespin bag for use with her clothesline in her yard.  After looking around online for ideas, I came up with this pattern using the raindrops print from Somersault by Erin McMorris and an unknown print from my stash, and I love it!

When Cait and I got together to make those pincushions, I was so excited to have finished something in a day that I left her house with a bunch of motivation and inspiration, something I haven’t had in a couple months.

I pulled out my Swoon quilt from the WIP box, a project I haven’t worked on in months.  I had all the pieces cut out but only three of the blocks sewn together.  Now, I’m happy to say I have a completed top!  And I love it!

I finally went by The Little General (what used to be Karen Gray) over the weekend to see the ever lovely Gina and see her shop.  I picked up a few lovelies to add to the stash and will definitely be back there soon.  I was also able to drop off some business cards with the potential of more commissions which is exciting!

From top down: Curious Nature from Parson Grey, Chicopee from Denyse Schmidt, Nightshade from Tula Pink, Fresh Cut from Heather Bailey, and another Chicopee print.

2 thoughts on “Progress.

  1. Im glad your feeling better! your swoon came out great! Mine is still one block and pile of fabric. Casue the sister got engaged and Im working on hers right now. I love Gina she is so great to talk to! You picked some of my favorite fabrics! I hope you get more commisions!

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