I haven't been blogging much lately, seems I spend more time on Facebook, but I have been sewing a lot.
First, some charity quilting. My lovely little guild,
Maritime Modern Quilt Guild, has committed to making quilts this year for our local children's hospital, the IWK. The common theme is a 9"unfinished square in a square block., any colour, any quilters cotton fabrics. We encourage everyone to use their stash. I have made 48 blocks and will sew them into a top and quilt it as my contribution.
Another initiative I am participating in is called #87pillows. Our guild member, Jeanette, has spearheaded the collection of 87 x 14" handmade envelope backed pillows to donate to a local nursing home. A pillow for each of the 87 residents. Something to brighten up their rooms. Below is my contribution.
Next, I covered a TV table with some insulated batting and a home dec weight Philip Jacobs fabric to make a portable ironing surface to take with me to my guild's retreat next month.
I also make an awesome new bag for myself. It is called the
Sew Together Bag. It was a bit of challenge for me so I love it even more,
It holds everything I need to take to retreat! (the yellow duckie is a tape measure)
A bit of sewing for my great-nephew (that's him in my header pic) A taggie blanket made with blue flannel camouflage (by request) and minky. So soft and cuddly.
I joined The Mighty Lucky Quilting Club this past January. Each month a new skill .that focuses on challenging you with design concepts in the quilt making process is presented. This is February's challenge - minimalism. I call mine "L's for Linda" . I loved working on this concept and hope to make more minimal quilts in the future.
I made a Sugar Free Quilted Designs pincushion as a gift for my Quilty Sister, who is visiting right now.
I made this iron caddy to take to retreat too. Love it~ Thanks to my sweet friend, Lesley, who blogs @ The Cuddle Quilter for the piggie fabric. Just need a button or two to hold things together for toting. It lays out flat as an ironing surface too. It is from the pattern by Sisters Common Thread
I am working on two larger quilt projects at the moment but I will have to wait to show you how things are going with those. One is a surprise quilt and the other is still in the design stage.
I hope you had a lovely weekend and that you had time to work on your projects too.