I did not get all my April goals completed, but at least April went out with a bang! I was in the scrap-usin' mode on Thursday and Friday after work. I made three purses from leftovers!! The first one I made was from the leftover charms from the Hunky Dory line I used for this month's Schnibbles quilt.
I had some cute pink plastic handles and matching pink rickrack. I used a stash fat quarter for the lining and pockets inside.
Next, I used the leftover scraps from the easy Irish Chain quilt I made from the Amy Butler "Love" collection with matching purple batik for another scrap purse.
I used the leftover fabric from the backing for that quilt, for the gathered front pocket , the ruffle around the top, for the lining and handle.
I like to sew on some velcro on the lining to close the purse, too. There are pockets inside, as well.
And the third purse was made from the leftover blocks and scraps from the "Caliente" poppy quilt.
I had the perfect pair of plastic handles for this one, too. I used fusible web to attach the poppy applique and then quilted the lines on the flower with variegated thread.
and for for my dear friend Susan!
I completed my "Caliente" quilt from the Winter Fabric Trends magazine!
I made another purse using strips leftover from a blue Strip Twist quilt. I called it my Botany Blues purse.
And I completed the April Schnibbles quilt "Tagalong".
So, only 6 finishes for April. Hopefully my shoulder will start feeling better so I can get some bigger projects quilted in May. Gonna hafta play that by ear! :-)
Today, I used more of the orange and poppy leftovers to make a table runner. Not done yet, but it was a fun day in the sewing room! Did you spend some quality time in your sewing area today???