I actually have two finishes this week.
I was very excited when Michelle I Like Orange, Too! allowed me to try her new bag pattern.
I fell in love with the pleated bag and thought it reminded me of window shutters, the kind you see at a relaxing beach restaurant in the Caribbean. I decided to make it out of Malka Dubrawsky's sand dollar prints from her A Stitch in Color line of fabulous fabrics.
Here is my version of Michelle's fabulous bag.
I lined it with a Stitch in Color's cheater print. This bag is completely reversible and gives two very different looks to one fabulous bag.
I can see myself making this bag over and over again. It is a big, roomy size. You can add pockets inside and out to make it multi-functional for whatever you might want to carry. I also plan to make a few for gifts to take to friends in Europe this summer.
In one week I have gone from wearing my "winter uniform" of jeans and a cozy cardigan to my "summer uniform" of my favorite t-shirt dress from Boden. I have three of them and just rotate wearing them all summer long.
I finished a bee block for my New Bee on the Block bee. Lia chose the Kansas Dust Storm block and suggested we follow Lee's great tutorial. It was a great block to make and I know why she chose this block. It is really pretty but I wouldn't want to make a whole quilt out of it myself. It is very labor intensive, so it makes a perfect bee block. Her choice of vintage sheets combined with green Heath is going to make a beautiful quilt.
I received two orders for quilt backing fabrics. The first is an extra wide (108") dottie print from Pink Castle Fabrics for my granny square quilt.
The other is a green gingham I ordered from Lola Pink Fabrics to be used for the Patchwork Chevron quilt. Silly me didn't order enough, so I am going to design a fun backing pattern, TBA.
Mr. R has a class on Sunday, so I plan on getting at least one of these large quilts basted and quilted this weekend.
Retro Flowers QAL
framed clutch for sample sale (waiting on fabric)
Stitch Tease block for Susan
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