It’s time to share What I Made for What I Made Monday! Share a link at the bottom of the post to show everyone what you made, too.
Group Art Quilt
The art quilt group met and laid out our sections of the Matisse group quilt. A couple of the members volunteered to assemble it before our April meeting. I can’t wait to see it all together!
Kim Edith’s Stitchbook Sewalong continued with adding eyelets to assemble our books. It’s going to be interesting to get started on stitching up the pages.
Vintage Reimagined Challenge
The March Island Batik Ambassador quilt, Saltwater Taffy, has been completed and I’m delighted with the results–watch for a blog post soon. I discovered lots of information about the person who made the quilt top that it’s based on.
I started making hexies out of some of my hand-dyed fabrics using Hugs ‘n’ Kisses precut iron-ons a while back. I started sewing them together, but wasn’t satisfied with the result. They looked like bathroom tile, but I wanted more of a mosaic look. Laying them out on a gray solid and gluing down the hexies seemed like a good idea, but either the glue that I used was terrible or just not compatible with the hexie templates (which you leave in). The hexagons just wouldn’t stay in place for long, so I had to go back and baste them down by hand. Let’s just say that the project got set aside for quite some time…well, I’m pleased to say that it’s all basted and ready for quilting. Eventually.
A couple of Liberty tana lawn mini charm packs and a tiny Bloc Loc ruler came home with me from QuiltCon, and I’ve started putting the mini charms together with some Moda Bella white to make tiny half square triangles. I have a few other pieces of Liberty fabrics that I’ll pull out of the stash to make more and then decide on a layout.
Plans for This Week
Tomorrow you’ll see a blog post for the release of the first block of Sew Let’s Quilt Along, then on Wednesday it’s my turn to share my project for the Text It! blog hop. I’m going out to get photos of Saltwater Taffy, too. As far as sewing goes, I have no specific plans other than planning the next Birds on a Thread challenge (masks) and making progress on some UFOs. With a busy family schedule ahead this week, it’s a good thing there’s not more on the sewing agenda.