Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sewing Small Projects Part 2

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.  


Sinta Renee said...

Not to worry! I don't think I have my Recess quilted yet! It's nice to get the little projects done isn't it? Instant rewards!

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Darling projects each, Gretchen! I love the Schnibbles quilt especially. And the photo of Gomez is precious. What a pretty kitty.

Sarah said...

I love the Charlevoix range too. I was lucky enough to buy four charm packs from the great fabric destash on Instagram. I have some very pretty ideas for its use. Parts of 2011 weren't great for me either. But we live on and look at it as a learning opportunity.