Tuesday, July 2, 2013

An unexpectedly productive week

Last week I finished a whole bunch of projects (to my surprise) and started two new ones as well! You saw my first new project here, a bargello wall hanging. While finishing five projects doesn't put a dent in my enormous list of unfinished projects, it did give me a sense of accomplishment.

Before I started the bargello wall hanging last Monday, I finished my first tote bag for Sadie's Dream for a Cure.

On Wednesday I cut out this little baby quilt and had the center assembled on Thursday. I originally bought the fabric to make pillowcases for my nephew Ben, but he's 11 now...

On Thursday night, I put together this fleece and flannel blanket which was a custom Etsy order for a customer in Australia who has a girlfriend in the US who is a New England Patriots fan. She loved it!

On Sunday, I made a reversible Star Wars fleece blanket. This is side 1.

This is side 2. This blanket was originally intended for my nephew Ben, but he doesn't like Star Wars anymore (and I only bought the fabric in January). I gave it to one of my coworkers for her little boy and he was absolutely thrilled with it!

On Sunday, I also put the binding on my Bento Box quilt, which was a birthday block in my quilt group back in 2006. It is a scrappy quilt done in various shades of greens paired with a coordinating floral. Marion and I picked the same colors and made extra blocks for each other, so she owns its twin (yes, hers was finished a while ago).

On Sunday I also machine quilted (in the ditch) Anna's baby quilt and put the binding on it last night. I need to get to the Post Office tomorrow! Anna's baby is due July 22nd!
It's a holiday week here in the United States since Thursday is the 4th of July. Tomorrow, we have a half day at work, so I'm planning to meet Carol at the Thai restaurant for lunch and go to the quilt shop next door. I took Friday off, so I'm hoping to sew all day.

What are you working on in your sewing room?

I am linking up with Freemotion by the River and My Quilt Infatuation.

Pugs and kisses,


  1. cute baby quilt! I love those colors and that quilt will really grow with the baby!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

    1. Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

      :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  2. Love the baby quilt! Saw your blog from My Quilt Infatuation. Yay for productive weeks!!!

  3. Love your Star Wars fleece blanket! I have a son who would love it and he's 28! Where did you find the fleece?

  4. Wow. You must be a fast worker. I'm plodding through a quilt for my 11 year old son and doing some Bee stuff.