This month has been crazy, but it's also been a great quilting month for me. I was able to spend the President's day holiday at my dad's and got in some serious quilting time. I was able to finish my goal to quilt and bind the purple Minkee quilt. It turned out great and is so cuddly.
I helped Mikaela make this Frozen bag from scraps. She's really wanting to sew more, so I am trying to be more prepared and ready to help her, when she's ready.
I made a pen case for my new pens to go with my Quilters Planner cover. I used the by Annie's free pattern, but used the scrap of soft and stable I had, so it's a bit smaller, which is just fine. I could have made it shorter, since I am just putting my fun colored pens in it.
I made a Quilters Planner cover and love how it turned out! I used a very special piece of double wedding ring fabric that my amazing friend Jen B. sent me several years ago. It's a Jennifer Chiaverini piece and I've been hoarding it like crazy. I can't believe how well the zipper matches and fits perfectly with the row.
I finished the binding on my 1st Buckeye Beauty scrappy batik quilt and made 36 blocks for a second one. I'd really like to make the next one bigger, so I'm going to wait to put it together. I have enough cut out to make a lot more blocks, but I think I'll quit while I'm ahead and make a half square triangle quilt.
I had a great day of quilting at my dad's and quilted this baby quilt for my Aunt Jane. I only quilted in the colored areas and left the white areas open. It's a small quilt she'll donate to project warmth.
I also quilted this Case IH quilt, which uses a modified Sidelines pattern for my nephew Owen. I'm hoping to get the binding on by Easter so I can gift it to him then.
I quilted this Loralie BQ4 quilt, which has no home yet, but may go to one of my mom's quilting friends. I am really trying to finish up her UFO's/fabric stash so I can move on to other bucket list projects I'd like to complete.
We also celebrated my birthday and Valentine's day. Nothing big, but still a great time. My MIL got a new job and we're so excited that she'll be working days now. Big changes in store for our family. I was able to gift her the blue hexie Strip On quilt I made during the waiting process for the new job. She loves it and actually put it on her bed!! I helped with her resume, cover letter, application, etc., so it's been a waiting process of 4 months for us. We're thrilled she'll be working at SDSM&T as a auxiliary custodial supervisor.
With a week left of the month, I'm sure I'll get a few more things done. I'm feeling very quilters ADDish. Last night I pulled more fabric to cut TATW strips from. I pieced some pink/brown cowgirl fabrics for a baby quilt, using scraps from the other 4 Pink Cowgirl quilts I have made. I used this as my leader/ender project. I also took out my Briar Rose Leader Ender project and realized I need to cut the fabric for the X blocks, so I picked out one that would work, grabbed my 2.5" squares that are already pre-cut and prepped that as another L/E project.
Then... I pulled out my grandma Elaine's friendship quilt blocks and cut the sashing and pieced the top together. It still needs borders, but the hard part is done. I'm thinking I might get back to my dad's in the next few weeks and I'd really like to get both my grandma and mom's friendship quilts (blocks made by their guild members in 2004) done and be able to gift them back to the guild for donation quilts. I just couldn't throw the blocks away, so I am feeling compelled to finish them. Mikaela and I are going to the trunk show of their quilt show in mid-March, so this is a good deadline to shoot for to have them completed.
My little Valentine's at their pre-school party.