Saturday, May 31, 2014

Productive Month

I am finally back in the studio after avoiding it for over a month! I have no reason for why I avoided it, but I did. To get back in the swing of things, I started by making a new chemise for my renfaire costume. I liked how it turned out. I had a photo of it, but lost it by accidentally deleting it and since it is packed away, I was too lazy to take it out to retake the picture!

The next thing I tackled was the May BOM for my night guild. It is the purple one on the left:
The umbrella block was for April and the green hat was for March.

My design wall looked like this a few days ago:
The February block is the heart block on the right. The odd blocks below the BOM blocks are bits and pieces of orphan blocks and fabrics. I was working on making a charity quilt for a boy.
This is how it turned out:
I think Charlie Brown, Snoopy, bug jars, sailboats, dragons and sports are all good choices for a young man!

A crafty project I am working on are banks. I use liquor canisters to make specialized banks. This one has a quilt theme:
I like to think of this as a place to save up your pocket change and when it is full enough, you can go on a guilt-free shopping trip to a quilt store! There will be a slot in the top of the can that you can put your money into. It is pretty enough to sit in your studio. The top comes off for removal of your treasure. I haven't decided how much to sell these for yet.

Last, but not least, I MADE myself sit down and sew together all the blocks for the Celtic Solstice quilt top! THEN I sewed the blocks into rows and I now have the center done. Next will be a narrow border, followed by a pieced border, and the final border. This is a Bonnie Hunter pattern. What a challenge to work with all those itty bitty pieces of fabric!!!

I plan to share this posting with Nina's "Off the Wall" Friday, since I actually have stuff to show!

That's the latest. I hope I don't stay away for such a long time again! Fabric therapy really does elevate one's mood.

Until next time, Happy Sewing!


quilted fabric art said...

Glad to see you back in the fabric saddle again:-) your Celtic solstice came out really nice. I applaud for for finishing , well not really finished because it still needs to be quilted and bound but seeing how great it looks should get you excited about quilting it. Looks huge.

Sherri D said...

Thanks for stopping by! Bonnie Hunter's quilts are challenging for sure. I have three borders to put on that quilt yet. It will be about twin sized when done. I love the circle look that pops out.
It DOES feel good to be done with this part of the process though.