Friday, March 7, 2014

A Lovely Year of Finishes: March Goal

My ButtonDoes anyone else feel like February went by way too quickly?  Between work, bad weather, and being sick all last week... I really don't feel like I got much done (except buy lots of fabric... but that's a story for a different post, lol).  I have to say, I'm glad it's March, because Mid-Atlantic Mod is only a month away!!!  This will be my first quilting retreat and I'm really looking forward to having 4 solid days of quality time with my machine and other quilters :)

I am a little embarrassed that I call myself a quilter and I don't have any travel handmade products to take along with me to the retreat.  So my March Goal is to make myself an Aeroplane Bag to tote my sewing machine, and maybe a little caddy for my supplies.

I really should make it out of fabric that I already have, buuuuuut... I want it to be more durable so I'm thinking I'd like to use Charley Harper and Bark and Branch canvases.

blocks in various stages of completion
I would also like to finish my Scrapper's Delight quilt.  I have a lot of the blocks made, or in progress, so I'm close to having a finished top.  I can't say for whom I am trying to finish, because I'm not sure if she reads my blog or not... but I would like to give a little lap quilt for her office.  

Since 72x72" is way larger than a lap size, I decided to copy s.o.t.a.k. Handmade's idea and increase the block size to 15.5" (which will produce a 60x60" quilt instead).

With all the colors and pretty scraps, I can't wait to see it together.  I just hope it's not too busy for it's intended recipient :)


  1. Those are great colors! I was hoping to go to the retreat, but too many other things are going on ;(. I hope you have a great time! I can't wait to see how your Aeroplane bag comes out. I bought the pattern, too, and haven't decided on one color combination. I bet the quilt you are working on will be amazing when it is put together.

    1. Thanks Carolyn! I'm planning to start it this week so I'll be posting WIP pics on my Instagram I'm sure (@beadqueene there if you're on there).

  2. I feel the same way! I really need to make some travel handmade items. Are you participating in the tote bag swap? That Is A start! I can't wait to see your scrap quilt. Those dots are to die for. And you go and buy that Charlie Harper canvas. ;)

  3. oooooo I'm making one of these as well. I'm only half through two blocks though LOL. I'm keeping it 72" as the recipient has three young boys who I hope will snuggle under it with her :)


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