Yesterday, I finally finished this long-time languishing Schnibble project. The pattern is Recess and it had been so long since I worked on it that I had to search Sinta's blog to find out when I started the project. Way back in June 2011. Ah...2011...that explains everything. My traumatizing year...let's not drag up any memories from that year and just move on to the finished top.
I had all the rectangles cut out and about a third of the rows sewn together. It just took a couple afternoons to finish sewing and this UFO is nearly done.
I love the fabric line--Charlevoix by Minick & Simpson. It is the perfect summery fabric line and even better, reminds me of Michigan.
Over the weekend, I finished my second "Everyday Bag" from Sherri McConnell's A Quilting Life book. This one is for nephew Cameron.
I don't really have any kid-type fabric in my stash and my goal is to use what I have right now. I did find a random fishing/camping charm pack (Northern Shores by Holly Taylor for Moda) and some random camping/outdoorsy fat quarters (Northern Flight by Holly Taylor for Moda) in my stash. Wonder what my original idea was for this fabric??? Who knows.
I pieced the handles and the lining from the fat quarters. This is a fun bag to make and I have two more that I want to make this summer.
Cat photo for this post is courtesy of Gomez who enjoys sleeping away the warm afternoons under the ceiling fan.