But.... I have begun to put the bow ties I made last year for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge together into a little lap quilt for Stitching Hearts.
I have all the rows pieced, and several stitched together.
I was inspired by Julie's layout which you'll find here. She blogs at Julie's Quilts & Costumes. Thank you for your inspiration Julie. Hope you don't mind me pinching your layout.
I was about to sew the 5th and 6th rows together yesterday at Friday Quilters, when I realised that I actually had two identical yellow blocks side by side. If they had been spaced apart, I would not have worried, but I just couldn't handle a scrap quilt with two identical blocks adjoining one another, so I ripped the block out and replaced it. The top will need a couple of borders to make it a bit larger, but I have no idea what I am going to do for those.
I have enough bow ties left over to make another little lap quilt.
The other thing I have been doing recently is some sewing for the Charity Day which our local Bridge Club is holding next week. I just happened to have a large piece of fabric printed with cards & dice. It seemed appropriate, so I covered a few "green" bags with it. They have been immensely popular.
Do you have "green" shopping bags at your local supermarket? Here all the supermarkets run a line of bags made from recycled plastic. The bags come in a variety of colours, and are a great size, sturdy, and most people use them as storage bags or organisers, not just for shopping. They last forever.
I also made a few in other fabrics, like this one.
The club is selling them for $10 each and if all 9 of those I made sell, then I reckon my contribution to Charity Day is pretty good.
Besides the tote bags, I made 3 little zippered pouches.
Love making them. And last time I looked, they've all been sold.
Next week is our Retreat. I am so looking forward to 4 days away with nothing to do but sew and gossip and eat! I'm planning to take along the Scrap Dance Tango mystery quilt which is being run by Carole at From My Carolina Home, and get all caught up. I am so behind with that!
I'm also planning to take another batch of RSC blocks from previous years to put together into a top if I get caught up on the mystery.
Linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge tonight.
Til next time.....Keep on stitching.