I did actually get the Sue Spargo Bird Dance BOM started & need to crack on with this as this is only as far as I've got, Feb's kit has arrived & before long the March one will be on it's way!
2. A lot of 1.5" strips were cut in preparation for these........
I've been wanting to have a go at making some of these scrappy log cabins for a while & inspired by Kathy at Inspired by Antique Quilts post here, decided to dive in and make some. These are not as small as Kathy's but fun to make, we have 40 so far.
All the scraps left over & too small to make logs are cut into 1.5" squares & made into scrappy 4 patches by being used as leaders and enders. A few others have also been trimmed to make these mini flying geese which are a mere 1.5 x 2.5 inches. All this is really good practice for me as machine piecing has never been my forte!
Small Quilt Challenge
Last autumn I joined Kathy Tracy's Small Quilt Talk yahoo group & each month she challenges the members to make one of the quilts from her books.
3. For February Kathy chose Civil War Scraps from the Civil War Sewing Circle book.
This was really fun to make, more practice for me in machine piecing & I really enjoyed the hand quilting too.
My monthly little quilts will remain unbound as I'm planning on joining them together quilt as you go method to make a large Scrappy Repro sampler as I don't have enough wall space for tons of mini quilts in my little cottage.
4. and finally I played around with some old recycled shirt fabric for some mindless sewing........
...............which is going to evolve into a baby quilt of some sort, after adding some applique to this background. So what did you get up to in February?
Keep on stitching :)