Stash Busting

Look, over there on the right (unless you are reading this in an aggregator, in which case carry on). I finished two WIPs! Here they are:

These were requested by my mom and I've had the fabric since January. The shoulder bag has a magnetic closure and the handbag a zipper closure, both with the usual interior (zip pocket on one side and patch pockets on the other).

I also made progress on a couple of other items. I finished the (modified) top of this quilt -- started in 2007 (!!) -- and pieced the back. I bought batting today so I have to work up my machine quilting confidence. I made some practice squares but have yet to actually practice.

I also made progress on another quilt that I bought the fabric for a year ago, and pieced most of in a class. I finished the borders last night. So to celebrate I am starting a new quilt! I know, it doesn't make much sense, but last year I wanted to make a picnic/beach quilt and I never got around to it. Because we are planning a beach trip this year I thought I better get started now.

I'm thinking of big easy blocks in bright colors that will go together fast. I've been online browsing for fabric ideas...when I remembered a few things in my stash that would be perfect:

I bought the retro states fabric at the end of last year thinking of a quilt for around the house. The rest was bought at the Super Bowl sale at my (kind of) LQS. I picked up a couple more prints at JoAnn today, but they are in the washer so you'll have to wait until the reveal of the blocks to see!


Stephanie said...

You've been busy. Love the bags and your fabrics for the beach quilt. Must be something in the air because I've been on a mission to complete UFOs all weekend.

jessi said...

Wow - you've been busy! I can't wait to see the beach quilt. I have a goal of at least starting a quilt this summer - it's been too long since I've made one.

Thimbleanna said...

Yay -- some finished projects! You've been a busy girl -- great job. Can't wait to see the beach quilt!

jacquie said...

good for you beth! love those bags. good luck on the quilt.

Jackie said...

You've been really busy! Nice bags and the retro prints are great!

Tiff said...

You are on a roll! Can't wait to see them all finished!

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