I’m not sure why but March seemed to drag a little. I am so happy that April is here and spring is on it’s way. We’ve been enjoying some lovely weather and it really does make a difference to the mood when there is some sunshine to enjoy.
Looking over all my makes from March it seems I was rather busy, but I think in reality it was a whole lot of little blocks and projects, although I did manage to start and finish a quilt top!
So what else have I been up too? Well starting top left I managed to dive into my Trixie fabric! I’m not sure what these two little blocks I’ve done will become but I sure had fun doing them!
Even though my baby is no longer a baby and doesn’t need a bib, I just couldn’t resist using some of this super sweet Bluebirds on Roses fabrics to make a sweet ruffle bib (pattern from Amy Sinibaldi’s book Sweetly Stitched Handmade) Don’t worry it won’t go to waste I have a little recipient in mind.
There is also of course the sweet log cabin block I made for the #sunnylogcabinsal. Another block I need to decide what to turn into, although I think a sweet little coaster might be a nice idea.
I dove completely out of my comfort zone and had a go at improvised scrappy! Which as I mentioned in my blog post here about it I found it incredibly liberating. I will certainly be plucking up the courage to try it again and try and do it more often.
There was of course the Square Love quilt top, which rather sadly is still sat on the back of a dining chair waiting to be basted. I have a fairly good idea how I am going to quilt it but I do need to do a bit of “Franken-sewing” with my batting to join a load of off-cuts together and I’m just keep putting that off!
I had more Trixie fun making this little piece of Hoop art, ever so simple! You can see the tutorial here.
The last 3 makes on the grid I’ve not actually managed to blog about, but if you follow me on Instagram you may recognise them.
The rainbow block is by Susan from Quilty Pie (you may remember the Strawberry Milk block I tested for her here). Well as soon as I saw it I had to add it to my collection, I mean who doesn’t love a rainbow? Especially one with a heart!
Shamefully again I have no idea what to do with it! Maybe this one will be a pouch..
As you can see I’ve been having lots of fun with Elea Lutz’s pretty Bluebirds on Roses fabrics and these blocks are no exception. It started off with one and before I knew it they had multiplied! I have just a couple more blocks to go and I’ll have enough for a pretty little cushion!
Finally from the grid is the cutest little turtle pattern you ever did see! It’s by Joanne Hart and I had the immense pleasure of testing it for her! Jo is one of my favourite pattern designers when it comes to foundation paper piecing. I love her cute and modern take on things. It is not available to buy yet, but will be soon. Be sure to follow her on Insta to be in the know when it is.
I ran out of room in my grid but I also managed to start and finish some cross stitch from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery, a perfect make for St. Patrick’s Day
And finally the Flourish Sewing Set pattern I tested for my friend Lou, you can read about it and find out where to buy the pattern here.
Wow what a busy month! I’d like to think April will be just as productive but the Easter holidays are upon us in the next couple of days and so that’ll be 3 weeks of entertaining and keeping an easily bored 3 year old occupied and happy! I’m going to need some luck!