I didn't do much sewing in March because I spent a couple of weeks with this little sweetheart.
Rileigh lives way too far away from grandma. So all my time there I was enjoying and spoiling her.
But there was hand work being done in the car riding to her house and home. I finally finished my charming star quilt and gave it to my friend for her birthday.
I sewed on lots of Beads of Courage bags. When I returned home I gave 20 bags to Cincinnati Children's Hospital. I probably still have another 50 to finish. I alway take these with me so I have something to work on when I have an extra moment.
And this little one was so glad we returned home so she could be rescued from being boarded.
Nina got a new dog bed yesterday because she chewed up the old one. The joys of having a puppy.
I have been sewing since I came home. I made chemo hats. I am still looking for an easy pattern to make hats using light weight fabric to make them. If you have one please share the information with me.
I made a baby quilt, blocks for a QOV quilt and I am sewing blocks for a retirement quilt but no rainbow blocks. I hope to have these finish soon so I can share them with you.
The Hands2Help charity challenge started while I was away. It is a fun challenge for a very worthwhile charities. Please take a look at Confessions of a Fabric Addict to read about it. It is not to late to join. Today there is a great tutorial over at Sarah's.
I have found time between being sick and work to make a few pink blocks. Since February is almost over these my be the only pink blocks I make. But you can be inspired by many other pinks at Angela's Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2015.
I finished this prayer quilt. It has been delivered and the gentleman loved it. May it brings prayers of comfort to him.
I have been sewing on Beads of Courage bags. I think I have 60 of them almost finished.
These bags are for children going through cancer treatments and other serious illnesses. I hope you take time to read about this amazing program.
May it bring happiness, staying healthy, and lots of quilting time. Most people make New Year's resolutions and by spring we have either broken them or forgot them. I want 2015 to be about my accomplishments. I will use a quilt journal to keep track of these accomplishments.
I have divided the journal into section for keeping track. I am not going to set specific numbers for these goals. I want to keep this simple so it doesn't become overwhelming. Here is my list in no particular order.
I do know I need to make a baby quilt for my daughter's friend and two graduation quilts. As the need arises I am sure this will change hopefully not to often.
The first of the two project is these blue and yellow blocks that need to be finished.
The second one is using my 2" scraps. This is a Bonnie Hunter pattern.
I plan on only participating in very few quilting challenge in 2015. I will participate in Sarah's annual H2H challenge. Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict hosts this challenge unusually around March. I also will participate in Angela's Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2015. This challenge is a great way to use your scraps and these ladies make the most interesting rainbow blocks.
I did find a great scrap challenge that I am considering for my rainbow challenge. Sherri at A Quilting Life is hosting a scrap challenge and one way is to make Dresden Plate blocks. I think this would be fun and they could be my rainbow block challenge.