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April Finishes

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1. Hexagon Coffee cup sleeve made from left over mini charms
2. Hexagon Coffee cup sleeve made from left over Sew Stitchy by Aneela Hoey for Moda
3. Chair Bag for my Etsy store
4. Pencil-case project made by me from Patchwork, please book
5. Pin Cushion project made by me from Patchwork, please book
6. Market Tote project made by me from Patchwork, please book and used in our tote swap
7. Madrona Road Challenge blocks for a mini quilt
8. Wonky Universe Pillow for my son
9. First postage stamp Pillow and first FMQ project.

Above is my collage of my finished works for April. I am pretty pleased with what was accomplished. I got a little distracted with Pillows and projects from Patchwork Please but I had had so much fun which is what it is all about.  Great news this week, I also got an order for 5 chair bags….so I am off to work on those 🙂

Here were my goals and where they landed up. My extra projects pictured above were the bag (used for a guild swap), pencil-case and the two cushions that have been my focus this week.

  1. Focus on stock for my Etsy Store.
    • Chair Bags (x2 sets)
      1 set is completed – posted on Etsy and blogged here
    • Oven Mitts (x1 set)
      I finished one for a friend posted here 
    • Coffee Cup Sleeves (x2)
      Completed 3!! and posted in my store….A few kind folks also posted them on pinterest. Blogged here and here
    • Pouches/ Cases (x2)
      I did complete two pouches, just not the two I had planned. Both landed up being gifts. The pencil-case one from Patchwork Please was a lot of fun to make and featured above.
    • Set of place mats (x1 Stretch goal)
      Not surprisingly did not start
  2. Make a Pin cushion (from Patchwork Please) and a travel sewing pouch
    Pin cushion complete and blogged here, also posted on the Zakka Along 2.0 Flickr site
  3. Make a travel baby quilt for charity  (~30x20in.)
    Not started
  4. Madrona Road Challenge – Mini Quilt
    I have managed to get 2 1/2 blocks done. I will have to get a move on or rethink my approach since this Challenge ends May 12th. 

My General goals continue:

  1. Try to eat and exercise to plan
    I think as far as food goes – this month was much more on plan 
  2. Blog regularly using my new schedule
    On target

Linking up for April Goals with “A Lovely Year of finishes”.
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Also linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts

Finish it up Friday

It definitely was a “Finish it up Friday” (linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts)

Professionally:
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.

At home:
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.

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Four Season Quilt update and another pot holder

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).

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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    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)

New project using Spoonflower fabric purchase

I have been so swamped this week at work, this has been the first day I was able to do anything on my many projects, I have in mind.

A while back, I discovered this cool hen fabric by maker_maker at spoonflower.com. I knew this fabric would work for a kitchen item, then I saw pot holder projects in so many books and online. That’s it….a pot holder would be perfect. Here is my first pot holder.

The Front:
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The Back:
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Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts – Finish it up Friday.

Another pot holder finish complete this weekend as well.