Oh, I so needed a getaway, and one came just in time!
The polar vortex was brutal. Ann Arbor had the snowiest winter on record. It has been profoundly cold as well. And I have been sick in a serious flu-like/food-poisoning-ish way THREE times in the last three months, all while working a full time job and doing the quilting job on the side. Not fun.
Well, it’s officially spring now, so I’ve plunked down these beautiful tulip bulbs in my office:
And I’ve put on a happy face.
Having very limited experience making bags, one of my biggest takeaways was, “Wow are bags a serious amount of work!” Pictured above are the bags I made: on the right is the Tackle Bag from Kristin (no tutorial or pattern as yet) and on left is the aptly named Camp Stitchalot bag (buy the pattern here).
The tackle bag is a gift for my dad. He’s a great cook and brings knives and spices on vacation, I thought he could corral them in a tackle bag!
The Camp Stitchalot Bag is for me! And I’ve already used it to bring home my blocks that I made at camp.
These blocks are for a Disco Quilt. I was inspired to make one after seeing my guild-mate Rebekah’s version of this quilt. Her’s is a gift, so she can’t post it online just yet. I will be sure to link to her post/quilt once it is up!
Quilting is also a good activity (depending on how much space you have). I finally quilted this throw that has been sitting around basted for months!
These blocks are dyed and bleached! I’ll share this quilt again when it is bound and washed. You can see previous posts about this quilt by clicking here: The Quilt for Kelly.