Sunday, January 19, 2020

Shake off those Winter Blues!

It's another Monday, a new week with new challenges, new tasks, and a new blog hop!  The focus is on Blue with the Winter Blues Blog Hop, hosted by Carla of Creatin' In the Sticks.  I'll be posting on that for Tuesday and I can't wait to share my project with you.

Then on Wednesday I'll be sharing what I got in my first Island Batik Ambassador Box for 2020 - so much quilting goodness!

Speaking of goodness I was happy to get an order from this week - it all started with a yard of linen that is going to be made into an artist apron for one of my daughters.  Then I needed a yard of Island Batik for something I'm working on, and then they had a really good sale on some other pretty fabrics plus I found the coordinating fabric for yet another project, and by that time I might as well order one more yard of something for free shipping! 

I think I ended up with a total of 9 yards of fabric for $50.00, so a very good deal, and I will put it all to good use.  I need to keep a list of backings for all my UFO's that I'm working on so I can purchase those when I need to level up an order for free shipping next time.

I didn't do very well last week on working on the projects I planned to work on, but I did get a lot done on some other projects.  This week I'll do better!  I did get one block done for Crazy Jane.  I cut out the templates for another one, but ended up dumping water on them, so I need to make a new set.  Will I ever learn?
I also got a pattern written up last week, so that's one of my goals for the month.  Friday night I taught a class for a friend.  We used Mod Podge to glue fabric on the back of clear plates.  They came out really pretty!

This clever lady brought a sticker to add words to hers!  I'm not much for glue or paint, but this was actually pretty fun! 

This weekend I worked on the sashing for the 2019 Color Challenge - so fun!  Lots of sewing, but totally worth it!
Isn't this sooo gorgeous?  That black and white sashing just takes this quilt to a whole new level, I think!  You can read more about the sashing here.  I used all Island Batik from my scrap bin for this quilt, plus the solid black and white for the sashing - love how crisp it presses for those checkerboards!

Jen is starting a new 2020 Color Challenge this month, so you might want to sew along.  It's really easy, just a block a month and at the end you have a quilt!  Great for using up scraps and just having fun!  This year's blocks are inspired by birds.  I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy playing along with her.

I'll be back on Tuesday with the Winter Blues blog hop - here's the schedule for the week:

Monday, January 20th

Tuesday, January 21st

Wednesday, January 22nd

Thursday, January 23rd

Friday, January 24th

Have a great Monday!


Turid said...

Looking forward to your posts this week. My blog hop post is already there. I had a fun time making something with my blue scraps.

Emily said...

What a pretty plate!

Kathleen said...

Those plates are so fun to do! I love seeing your 2019 MC Quilt - I did a much simpler border. does have great deals and ships pretty fast is my recollection. Looking forward to your IB box reveal!