For those who are following along with my quilt count, we are now onto my 5th quilt… 🙂
I made this quilt at my first ever quilt retreat at Camp Lebanon. That was in November of 2002 and I have now attended more than 20 retreats since then.
I know I have skipped around a little bit, but here is my 4th quilt. It is a small wall hanging (approximately 21″ x 24″) made to look like a shelf of mason jars. The pattern I used for the blocks is similar to this tall jar quilt block shared by Janet.
As you can tell by looking at the picture, I made 8 jars out of 8 different floral fabrics. I made a label for each jar by printing an ingredient name (the ingredients that the recipe calls for) on printable fabric. I made the center square to look like a recipe card and on it I printed out a “Recipe for a Happy Day”.
My granddaughter loved the movie Frozen and was pleased when I showed up at her birthday party with my own version of Elsa and Anna’s dresses. They would also make great Halloween costume!
I got the pleasure of going to see Frozen with my granddaughter Blake when it was in the theater. Her response to the movie was priceless so much so that this movie will always have a special place in my heart. When my daughter started planning Blake’s 3rd birthday and decided to make it a princess theme, I decided I would make her a Princess Elsa dress to wear to the party. Of course, I also needed to make a Princess Anna dress for Tatum, my 18-month-old granddaughter! (My grandson was also at the birthday party and was feeling a little left out so we let him wear Anna’s cloak along with his own crown.)
I can’t believe I forgot to post this Big Easy Tote update after quilt retreat. I suppose I shouldn’t complain about being busy, but I still have one quilt to finish from retreat (just hand sewing the binding). Anyway, I ended up making two Big Easy Totes (affiliate link) despite the fact that I had picked out fabric to make three.
At times, I wonder why my fabric stash is so huge… Then, I go to the fabric store and I realize why – even if I go just to pick up something specific, I always go overboard. I see too many amazing fabrics and get too many bright ideas and end up leaving with much more than I came for. That is how Big Easy Tote (affiliate link) dilemma started.
This tote bag is one of the classes that is being offered at a quilting and crafting retreat I will be attending next month. I certainly don’t need another bag – no matter if it is a purse or tote – but I couldn’t resist this one. After all, it is an expanding tote bag that you can “un-button, un-snap, and un-zip to fit all your needs.