Friday 30 April 2021

Stitching Progress for April

I know I say it every month, but I don't know where the time has gone.  I do know that I have been more productive than in the last couple of months.

So, it is time to do a check in with my month's goals.


This was to complete the Vintage Linens Quilt.  Quite achievable, as all I had to do was add the binding.

Ta da!  All completed.  The last stitches were added at Scrub Stitchin'.

I'm super happy to have this quilt finished.  It is so different from what I usually create, being so soft, but I do really love it.  I'm linking up over at Elm Street Quilts.  The encouragement really helps.


Cheryll encourages us to make progress on a UFO or start working on one of those kits or patterns that we have saved for "one day".  This month I was determined to finally finish my Scrub Stitchin' Bag from three years ago, after several false starts.
Another success.  Woo Hoo!  Now I will have to decide what to work on next month.


I didn't achieve a great deal, but today I did at least finish off the two blocks I started last month.  Better than nothing.


Well, I must say I am happy to add a couple of more items to the above ones.
Firstly, I made four little butterfly fridge magnets while at Scrub Stitchin'.

Then, well, actually this came first, I made a cute little zippy purse.  This was for the "Make it, Bake it or Fake it" swap we had at Scrub Stitchin'. 
 I was running out of time and had little idea what to make, when I had a brainwave and dived into my "Spare Parts" bag from my Block Heads quilt.  
Some tiny HST and flying geese, with left over sashing fabric turned into a cute little bag.  I then remembered that I had purchased some little "Handmade" tags, and even found them stashed somewhere safe.
The only suitable zip on hand was grey, which I thought would be a bit drab, so added some contrasting tabs to the ends for a pop of colour.  Finish it off with a pretty lining and ribbon on the zip and it was done.  I'm rather pleased with how it turned out.


I finally made a start on this quilt.  
I made twenty of the forty blocks required.  There are five of each print.  I have since made another five blocks, so only fifteen more to go.  I'm happy with that.  

Considering all the other things we have been doing, I'm pleased with my progress. Thank goodness for Scrub Stitchin', both for giving me the time and inspiration to get things done.

Now I have to work out what to work on next month.


Jenny said...

So nice to see your current projects. The Vintage Linens quilt turned out so nice, such lovely quilting on the individual blocks.

kiwikid said...

You have made fantastic progress Janjce the zippy bag is cute, the Wcrub Stitchin' bag looks wonderful. The quilt is beautiful as are your butterflies, you should be very happy with yourself.

Vireya said...

You got heaps done! And all such beautiful results. I love the zip-up bag for your swap.

Cheryll said...

WoW Janice ... you achieved a lot really.
Love the finished quilt...& the pouch is a little cutie.
Congrats on finishing your WOOFA bag challenge as well.
Thanks for linking up too...xox

Patty said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly goal and congrats on your finish!

Flickenstichlerin said...

Wow Janice, the Vintage Quilt is already finished. An amazing project, so wonderful, congratulations. Love your other projects too.

Fiona said...

Fabulous projects, I love how your vintage doily quilt came out.. it is very very pretty... great job with the bag... and the zippy bag... it looks great too...

Maria said...

You had a good month with the finish of the lovely Vintage quilt, scrub stitching bag and cute zippy pouch...
Your new blocks show off the pretty fabrics perfectly...