Thursday, March 1, 2012

March Fresh Sewing Day & Small Blog Meet-Up

Lily's Quilts


This winter has been surprisingly snow-free over here in New Hampshire, so we are celebrating March 1st with our biggest snow storm since October! I'm excited at the possibility of getting out on my snowshoes finally!

Want to see what I spent February sewing?


I put my Happy Mochi DP blocks together and added a 3" border of Kona Coal to stretch this quilt a little bit bigger.  I scrubbed my kitchen floor Cinderella style and laid out the whole sha-bang to baste it.  That's when I noticed the backing was too small.  Who would have thought flannel shirting would shrink in the wash? (pretty much everyone but me)  A frantic trip to Joann's later, I had the last bit of this flannel off the bolt, just enough to fix my backing.  Whew!

Every step of this quilt is taking far longer than I expect it to - it's only 66" square(ish) {seriously, does anyone out there ever actually end up with square quilts? On second thought, I don't want to know the answer to that :) }

 

The Curious Quilter is hosting a Postage Stamp Quilt 2012 event.  I made a February goal of sewing 50 pairs of squares toghether, which I did (yay!)  My Dad firmly believes quilts should be scrappy, so I'm making this one for him with 2.5" squares, and each fabric used no more than twice.  My goal is to make it bed sized, but if I need to modify that to finish sometime this century, I will  :)

I also made a tote bag for my Mom this month,


and a Pink Penguin fabric basket that my Mom was seriously hinting should be hers. 


She doesn't know it yet, but it will be hers eventually.  But that is part of a surprise I'm working on...
So that is what I've been sewing this February, how about you?
P.S. - when I finally finish my DP I promise to take it outside for some proper pictures, instead of the rotten indoors-at-night-pictures I keep making you all suffer through.

12 comments:

Dinspiredjo said...

Hi Allison,
Your blog and work is beautiful. Found you through the Small Blog Meet up do da.
Look forward to following you and seeing more of your work.
All the best,
Jo :)

Katy Cameron said...

Just popped over from Lily's Quilts, great job on those DPs, that's on my 'to try' list soon :o)

Paige said...

I found you through Lily's Quilts! I make square quilts. I really like them actually! I love your Happy Mochi quilt!

Ellen said...

Fun projects! Just found you through Lily's Quilts. Your drunkards path looks really nicely done. I just love Kona Coal added to brighter fabrics.

elizabeth said...

Oh, your DP quilt is gorgeous! I just made my first DP block this month...two in fact, and they are now potholders. Love your quilt : )

Linda in Calif. said...

They are all great looking projects! She will be so happy with the bag. I couldn't even tell the lighting was poor. I following you.

moira said...

hi just popped over from Lily's Quilts. LOVE your Happy Mochi quilt - can't wait to see it finished.

ScissorsandThread said...

Hi, popped over after you commented on my blog, your quilt is lovely, well done.

the running chicken quilting said...

Lovely work! Enjoy the snow! It is very grey and foggy here in the UK but should turn sunny later I hope! I will postpone the dog walking until then. Xx

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I adore your DP quilt and can't wait to see it all finished! How cute that the scrappy postage will be for your Dad :)

Highland Monkey's said...

Lovely quilt and bag your mum will be delighted. Have to say you can keep the snow!

I am Just One Mom said...

Have you tried cross your left hand over your right hand technique? Left hand holds the top concave piece and the right hand holds the bottom arch. It is pretty slick and keeps the curves spot on. Sorry I did not see your QAL until after your 320 DPs... ha!