A new quilt


Not including last week’s clean your studio post, I haven’t written a blog post in a while. Both my son and I had colds for two weeks after quilt retreat and then we’ve been staying home with the current situation going on in the world. For us it is mostly business as usual, my husband is going to work at the hospital and my son and I stay home. We definitely miss our mom & me classes we usually take through the community college. Ansel gets to play with other kids and I can talk to other adults.

Anyway, today I am showing you a couple zip pouches I made and a quilt I started. I think the zip pouches are the cutest because they use 1930s reproduction fabrics. The same fabrics I made the mini Dresden plate blocks out of. I saw the original inspiration for this pouch on Pinterest. I pieced a herringbone panel for the front of the pouch and then used a cotton linen blend fabric in natural as the rest of the body of the pouch. I happened to have two beige zippers to match the linen fabric but a colored zipper would bring a nice pop of color. They’re very springy and I think that’s just what I need right now.

The quilt I’ve been working on is the Unity quilt from Bonnie K. Hunter and it is on her Quiltville blog. It’s kind of a mystery in that you don’t know what’s coming the next week but we know it’s a medallion quilt so we built the center first and have been adding borders each week. I’ve laid out and sewn part of my center and I’m behind on the rest of it. I think today is week 4 of the sew along. Now that part of my sewing area is clean, I’d love to catch up on it.

I think that’ll do it for this week. Happy Quilting and stay safe everyone!


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