Catching up with June

It has been a busy few weeks, and the coming weeks promise to be even busier, so I am glad to have a little time this morning to update Towanda.

First, is the nearly finished Quilt of Valor that I have been working on for quite a while. Gosh, it took a long time to get all those strips sewn together, and I love the way the star blocks bring some order to the chaos.

2014-05-28 QOV


Next is the ginormous tote bag I made for my sister. She loves paisley and this was the biggest paisley print that I could get my hands on.



This is a ladybug zippy bag that I made for Tracey, a gal who worked in the quilt shop my sister goes to in Virginia. I learned how to use my Viking sewing machine fonts to quilt her name onto the bag. That was fun.



This is another sewing vest that I made for Ms. Audre who owns the fabric shop. The fabric on the pockets looks like bolts of fabric stacked up. Cute.



Sandi, Sharon, Karen and I decided to start a row robin. Here is my contribution to Sandi’s block. I did the two side borders adapted from an Improv Herringbone block that I found online. Here is the link to the tutorial:



The May ATC cards were all about Aces and Jokers. This was a challenging one for me.



Here is the finished hexie spiral quilt that I have been showing you bits of. All done now.



The last set of lotto blocks that I won were these plus sign blocks. I added some wonky log cabin borders around them and finally got them arranged into a quilt top. Pretty interesting, I think. I am curious to see what the quilting will do.


From the leftover bits from the plus sign quilt, I made this little block. Not sure what will become of it, but I am thinking it might just make an interesting boxy tote bag (like the one you will see when you scroll down a bit).


Here is my first boxy tote bag. It was fun and easy to make after I audited the Modern guild sew-in where Vanessa showed how.  As you might suspect, this went to my sister too — the paisley is the clue. This bag is a nice size for carrying around a sewing project or to use as a travel bag to hold all those little things you need in one place. I suspect there will be a lot of them in my future.


That concludes the quilting portion of June. Please tune in again for the continuing adventures of this crazy quilter.  In the last week of June, I went to visit my sister and ended up staying for almost two weeks. We had a great time, but that is another post.  Happy Day!


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