Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Leap Through February




February was a month of bees, quilt-alongs and swaps. 
I'm happy to say my Mouthy Stitches swap gifts are in the air as I write this and my For The Love of Solids swap gifts are ready to be packed up and shipped off next week. I liked the fabrics and colors in this solids swap so much that I made a framed clutch and will either keep it for a gift for a friend or even for myself. I really like how it turned out.


Finished Projects:
Mouthy Stitches Zippy Pouch
FTLOS reversible sewing machine cover and zippy pouch
Rockin Robin quilt
Mini string quilt made of A Stitch in Color fabrics
2 Swoon blocks, making 7 of 9 completed
a knitted Honey Cowl
Bee Block for New Bee on the block
My second English paper pieced Rose Star
February block for Jeni's HST BOM
Framed clutch

Projects started or in the works:
Color wheel mini quilt for Jennifer's Modern Mini Challenge. I started quilting it. UGH! It looks terrible, so I have to get my picker out and start unpicking about half of what I already quilted. I don't think I will have an entry ready by next week now. 
Sew Out Loud QAL first block, the Zipper. 
Made in Cherry quilt with my stash of Echo. Such a fun quilt to make!
A knitted sweater with cotton yarn. It's my first knit sweater in many decades, so I am learning all over again. I hope to have it finished for our summer vacation.
And last but not least...we planted our potatoes. I hope we get a decent crop this year. Last year's crop was a failure.
I'm linking with Lynne today at Lily's Quilts

Lily's Quilts
and Sunni

Today would have been my dad's 87th birthday. He's been gone now over 11 years and I still miss him everyday! Happy Birthday, DAD!
Thanks for stopping by,
"di"

16 comments:

Lindsay Conner said...

You have been a busy bee! Love your solids machine cover. :) I've admired it in the swap pool!

Annabella said...

Wow - you`re cooking on gas Di! Sorry to hear about your mini quilting issues - I hear you on that one. Happy birthday to your dear dad - keep those wonderful memories close. x

Heidi Staples said...

Beautiful work! I especially love your typewriter pouch!

sukie said...

Pretty! Love love love the sewing machine cover. I might have to make one myself.

Sandra Kaye said...

Wonderful job!! I love it all!! Thanks for sharing!! Hugs

Cindy said...

I like your framed clutch. I still need to make one. My MIL would have been 72 today and she has been gone 5 years.

Hope you get your mini completed and submitted!

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

Lovely makes Diane! That framed clutch is beautiful I say keep it :)

Katy Cameron said...

Ooh, love your snappy purse, it's a great colour combo. Fab job on the rest of the makes too, although sorry about your mini. The one I had originally planned didn't pan out, and I'm not sure I'll get my alternative one done in time either but hey, it's not the end of the world, we can always enter next year :o)

Patchwork and Play said...

You've had a very productive month!! Love the pouch( you knew that) and the purse you featured today is stunning! Keep it for YOU!!

Flying Blind... said...

Your mosaic looks so wonderful!

Geri Centonze said...

Love the colors!

Lori said...

i absolutely love the framed clutch! i have some frames but am too scared to try one.

Spontaneous Threads said...

such a great collection of completed projects!

Leanne said...

I love that clutch and all of your projects this month are just outstanding!

tusen said...

Great projects :) And the framed clutch is so lovely. These colours look great against the background and I love the quilting.

LuLu said...

Wow, you had a really productive January! That clutch you made is to die for!