I was flat out all week with work, as my team and I had a major project deadline today. Good news, we got it done.
Our house is back to normal – all the damage from the burst water pipe, last week, was completed today!!!
Now, for my craft projects:
Obviously, I did not have much time this week but I did get 1/2 way through one of my February goals – I completed two sets of quilted pot holders (my goal is to do 4). The Blue teapot set is now available on my etsy store. So, even though it is a small finish I am happy to have completed something in my list of craft projects for February.
I have several projects on-going for this week’s work in progress – most of them relate to my February goals. I am linking up with Freshly Pieced.
#3 – 4 sets of Potholders:
I am still working on finishing the set of two pot holders. The chicken ones are completed (and being sent to ClumsyKristel this week) and the blue teapot ones are closer to being finished.
#5 – Triple Zipper Pouch Tutorial (at A Quilters Table)
I wanted to complete a triple zipper pouch, well I have finally decided on my fabrics (Les Amis Fabrics by Patti Sloniger for Michael Miller) and zippers (Red-brown, Taupe, and Orange-Pink).
Finally a project not on my February goals – Our chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild started the Madrona Road Challenge this week, and I finally have the fabric. I am so excited to get started I have been seeing so many great projects. I know the design I want to try, and it should involve my #6 goal for trying paper piecing. I will be trying to also design my own template….ambitious you might say since I have never paper pieced – well we will see :-). If the blocks turn out I will be sharing the idea and the templates (paper pieced) /designs (for non-paper pieced blocks)
This weekend was very productive. I was able to make some progress on my must finish projects and finish off another pot holder (which I must so turned out well).
I started the framing of my four seasons quilt – I am going with low-tone yellows, creams and beige. I have now decided to use the jelly roll of Notting Hill design by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit.
I tried out the “quilt-as-you-go method” described in this tutorial by Elizabeth Hartman on Oh, Fransson blog site by making this pot holder.I loved this method.Materials
I love the teapot fabric (“Tea Delights in Jam from Splendor 1920 by Bari J. for Art Gallery Fabrics”) and the natural look with natural Osnaburg fabric. I bought it in blue and the yellow mustard (“Tea Delights in Honey”). The dandelion fabric is from Spoonflower, and the rest of the fabrics used in the pot holder are from Joann’s.
Ultimately, I want to make a Amy Butler’s weekender bag like in Elizabeth Hartman’s Blog, as one of my new projects on my 2013 goals. My pattern arrived last week, so these pot holders are allowing me to test out the quilt-as-you-go method.
2013 Goals – Progress report
Blog a minimum of 3 times a week (Doing well for January)
Finish my four seasons quilt (In progress)
Try 12 new sewing/quilt or patchwork projects (1 down – Pot holders using quilt-as-you-go-method)