I got stood up today... by the repairman. I rearranged my day to be home for him and he called to cancel... because it might rain (3pm now and not a single drop of rain by the way). But I guess it was all for the best. No excuses not to tackle that nagging to-do list before I fly out to Chicago Sunday (for a week... without hubby and the little one... I'm sad already).
First must-do thing on my list was the March do. Good Stitches blocks for Grace circle. Our quilter for March came up with a tutorial for these adorable tulip blocks. Can't wait to see this quilt come together!
I finished up a little sewing last weekend for 2 Houston Modern Quilt Guild swaps.
First up was the birthday swap... we take turns bringing in a little gift for birthday girls... a little fabric, a little chocolate, and a handmade item. This year I'm gifting Gabby as her birthday is the next one after mine.
I know Gabby likes the Washi fabric collection, so I used scraps from a quilt I'm working on to make her a little clutch (pattern is Strap Clutch by Keyka Lou)
Since I won't be at this weekend's HMQG meeting Gabby and I were able to get together for lunch Sunday and so I could deliver her gift.
I loved putting together the clutch! I've got fabrics picked out for another one (this one will be for me).
March also brings to a close the Scrap Swap we started in January. I brought home a selection of flannel scraps from Pam. After much thought I decided to make her a patchwork basket. After all, who doesn't need a little additional storage in their sewing room.
I'm excited to see what my partner made for me... maybe I'll get a sneak peak before the April meeting.
Another Work in Progress is done! This was KarrieLyne's Charm Pack Quilt Along from Summer 2010.
I finished piecing it October 2010. And then it sat... waiting to be quilted (kind of a common theme around here.) Around October/November of last year I sent this quilt, and one more, off to Lindsay for quilting. Lindsay got them back to me super-fast! And then it sat again... waiting for binding.
The quilt now lives on the sofa (since Megan claimed the Sugar Pop Tumbler for her bed.)
And because I'm still in love with my little labels... here's another shot