April Goal (and what happened in March)

March is a crazy month for me.  Both kids' birthdays are in March, four days apart.  And then I had a baby shower to get ready for (for my sister-in-law).  So somewhere along the way, I never got around to blogging about my sewing goal for March.  But I had one, and I made it.  Just didn't get to participate in the "A Lovely Year of Finishes" part of it.  It was to make a Open-Wide Pouch for a swap I was in. 
Besides making the Open-Wide Pouch, and a few extras to go with it, I was also working on my Rainbow Mini Quilt Swap.
I can't remember how I came up with the idea for it.  Something I saw posted on Instagram (where most of my inspiration comes from these days).  My partner loves Batik fabrics, and so do I.  So I really wanted to do something using Batiks and Kona solids.  Somewhere along the way, I came up with this quilt.  I quilted it using rainbow variegated thread in a cross-hatch pattern.  And cut binding strips from a rainbow Batik fabric.
I also made an Open-Wide Pouch for my partner, using another Batik fabric and a cute kitty fabric (she also likes cats).  And I made a label using my printer.
 My April goal is to finish the binding and attach the quilt label.  And then get the quilt and all my extras packed up and shipped off to their new home!  I have until Monday to do it, so I think I'll make this goal.  And then I've decided to take a break from swaps, and just do some selfish sewing for myself and my daughter.  And clean up some of the mess around here.



Kitty said...

Gorgeous rainbow mini! I'm sure your partner will love it! I've been trying to make some selfish sewing time for myself, but it just doesn't happen! Too many projects pop up every which where. :) Enjoy yours!

Lynette said...

What a pretty mini quilt - I really love the colors together for it! I frequently catch myself wanting to get into a swap or 2, but then it's overwhelming to think of adding that commitment to what I already need to work on. . . but then you miss out on the sociability of it all. :D By the way - it's not selfish to focus on things for yourself and immediate family!

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