Monday, 1 April 2013

March Round-up

March has been a busy old month for me.  Trying to keep warm, an outing to London, endless times waiting in with Dad for people to come and survey and give estimates for work to be carried out on his house, a few WI meetings, U3A, Walking group, Book club, Craft club, Darts practice to get ready for the new season, grandchildren needing cuddling, oh, and I managed a bit of sewing, too.

Here's the list for March.

  1. Scrappy Trip Around the World - blocks sewn together, batted and backed, quilted and bound.  Waiting to be gifted to eldest daughter for her birthday at the end of this week.  Ta-Daah! post here.
  2. Swoon 12" block drafted and completed. 
  3. Starbright 12" block drafted and completed.  
  4. Two drawstring bags from two Ikea tea-towels.  Blogged here.
  5. Five Star mini quilt drafted and flimsy completed.  Now waiting to be hand-quilted.  Not blogged yet.
  6. Quilted Tote bag made yesterday as an extra gift for eldest Daughter's birthday.  Not blogged yet.

I still haven't started my Farmer's Wife blocks, and I don't think they will get done in April either.  I want to do a bit of dressmaking to get ready for the summer.  A few dresses for my granddaughter, and a dress for me from a length of Liberty Tana Lawn that I've had in my stash for years, but  I've just found the perfect pattern for.  I need a couple more 12" blocks in the red,white and blue colourway and then I can complete the top of my Combined 2013 BOM quilt. (I must re-name that project as I've used blocks from all over the place, not just BOM's).

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  1. Your Swoon block is lovely. I've been dying to use that pattern but have far too many works-in-progress already.

  2. Great projects! Lovely blocks!

  3. Love the Scrappy Trip Along! I have been going to start the Farmer's Wife Blocks for several months now, but too many other projects keep coming up!
    Stopping by from Lily's Quilts.

  4. i am in love with your scrappy quilt, the navy blue just makes it pop!!

  5. I'm also doing a scrappy trip around the world- yours looks great!