Day one - I have always wanted to make a needle book. I recently bought a beautiful quilted needlebook at the Santa Barbara Arts and Craft show from Lady Cordelia, so it was her inspiration and this tutorial that helped me. I gave this one to my best friend for her birthday.
Day 2- I've had a spread of orange chenille that I've been saving for a while to make a rag quilt. I never got around to it, I think due to the color. Now my daughter has started making these adorable chenille animals and she asked if she could have it. I kept a small piece and made this for my etsy shop:
Day 3 - I wanted to try another needlebook but this time I wanted to make it bigger. The result was way too big so I took it all apart (yes I did) and cut it smaller. I Frankenstein-stitched it back up and noticed the squares were no longer equal. I thought it was still nice. Here's what needlebook II looks like:
I sent this one to my sister in law as a surprise "just because" gift. Next one I make will go into my shop.
Day 4 - I didn't actually get anything made today but I cut and laid out a rag quilt I've been wanting to do for over a year. I was making a queen size black, white and red quilt for a customer and I gave her two layout options with two different red fabrics. The red she didn't pick was the one I loved. It was a black, white and red hawaiian quilt print and I've always wanted to make that quilt so here is the layout:
|All ready to sew|
Day 5 - I made a quilt top a few years ago and I had put it away without finishing it because of a comment someone made that was more along the lines of constructive criticism. (More about that later.) I thought it was the right time to finish the quilt. Unfortunately I didn't have the same fabric to finish the binding so I opted for a similar solid color. It's not completely done but here's the progress:
All in all, I think this was a terrific Spring Break. Can't wait till Summer Break.