It’s been a few months since I included any projects, but I have been busy…
This wouldn’t really qualify as “creativity,” but I sewed on rank and nametapes on lot of uniforms for friends.
I used the extra fabric scraps from this project to make these placemats for my sister.
This is from a pattern called Market Bag. Continuing the theme of scrap busters, I used the extra charms from this quilt to make a Christmas-themed bag. I donated it to Pioneer Camp & Retreat Center for their quilt auction. (Pioneer has a special place in my heart – literally – since it is where Jeremy and I met when we were part of the summer staff way back in 1993!)
Mine didn’t turn out as beautiful as Lauren’s but I made a Leprechaun cake for St. Patrick’s Day.
I wasn’t the only one to get in the spirit of St. Pat’s. Andrew made this Leprechaun trap and baited it with Lucky Charms. How disappointed he was that we did not catch a leprechaun!
These egg-shaped beanbags were for Easter. I didn’t have a pattern and I’m much better at following directions than I am at being creative. There’s definitely room for improvement so I’ll try again next Easter.
This is my first attempt at a t-shirt quilt. A friend asked if I could make one for her daughter. Her husband (that would be “Dad” to her daughter) was retiring from the Air Force and they wanted to give their daughter a momento at his retirement ceremony. This quilt used t-shirts from places and events throughout his career. It was such a cool way to commemorate what families experience when they follow their military members around the world! I especially love the center block with his name and the patches from all the squadrons he was a part of.
I’ll admit it: I am terrible at shopping and planning ahead. When I get invited to a baby shower where the mom-to-be is registered at Amazon (which is where most people around here register), I can almost guarantee that I will not order a gift in advance. Instead a few days before event I’ll realize I’ve got nothing so I’ll search through my fabric stash and figure out what I can sew together. Baby Nina was the recipient of this whole-cloth quilt.
Here’s the back of the quilt. Not terribly exciting fabric, but I had an adorable quilt-holder!
The same thing happened last month for another baby shower. That is exactly why I buy cute fabric whenever I see it – in case of gift-giving emergencies!
I bought this cute fabric while in the U.S. specifically so I could make more baby beanies. (Not to be confused with beanie babies.)
This taggie blanket is good for sensory/tactile types.
We said lots of good-byes this spring – it is a sign that we’ve been here long enough to have friends! This purse was for my friend Michelle who is now in Georgia. The pattern is here.
This purse was for my friend Molakai, who is now in Las Vegas. I think the fabric suits her perfectly! This pattern can be found here. Molakai favors Gucci but hopefully she can use this for some occasion.
I made more zipper-bags for some sweet girls that headed to New Mexico, just like the ones I made at Christmas.
Their mom had requested some two-handed potholders. They are perfect for grabbing both sides of a 9×13 dish without burning forearms. This pattern is from Sew4Home.
These are “mug rugs,” smaller than a placemat but bigger than a coaster. The size is perfect for a mug of coffee and a muffin. I made them for friends who have the gift of hospitality and I hope they can put them to good use! The concept came from Quilt Dad and his pattern was posted on Sew Mama Sew but I modified it a bit.
And now back to my sewing room to attack my “To-Do-Queue!” Check back in a few months and see what else I’ve made.