Wow, what a month!

It’s been a busy and fulfilling, also crazy bonkers, few weeks.

There was the end of Brownies: All the random activities my co-leader and I kinda pulled out of our heads and off the internet since January actually translated into some badges! We were surprised, and utterly pleased with ourselves.

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We made some hat traders as year-end gifts for the girls.

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School ends tomorrow. Both my girls had great teachers this year but especially W. She wanted to make something for her teacher so I suggested a pillow. The favourite colour is pink and the favourite animal is a moose, so here you have a pink moose pillow.

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The glamour shot.

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The flat shot. All fabrics chosen by W, laid out and assembled by her. (I did the rows, border, and appliqué.)

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A close up of the appliqué because I frickin hate appliqué like this but I think I kinda rocked it.

And in my personal sewing journey, I finished my improv string quilt. I used the leftovers to make this quilt:

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The setting squares and background fabrics are both from stash. Quilt measures 53×72. Pattern is the “June Quilt Along Quilt” from Crazy Mom Quilts.

I also started my next quilt in my Sherri Lynn Woods Improv project. This one is the “floating Squares” score. I’m using long hoarded yukata cottons from Okan Arts.

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Work continues to be stupid busy mixed with corporate bs, so that’s nuts too.

Canada Day is Monday which is the real start of my summer. Here’s to a good one!

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I Made a Thing!

and it feels wonderful.

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Two hours, start to finish, which includes some fiddly pattern matching.

I needed a dedicated tote bag for a new-to-me weekly commitment. My job title for this commitment includes “Owl” as part of it. (If you don’t know what this is, then never mind.)

My aunt, previously mentioned here, had made B a pillowcase back when she was enamoured of owls. (Previously it was dolphins, then owls, unicorns, and now it’s horses.) Since that was never going to be used I repurposed it for my tote.

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This is the before, with the Madras plaid as my lining fabric.

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Post harvesting.

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The Madras plaid had come from a quilter’s estate sale some 5+ years ago. It was leftover from a garment, so very weirdly shaped, but I loved the colours. The picture above has THREE seams in it. This bit was the lining, and at the bottom of the bag. I’m cool with things not matching perfectly when it will be hidden this much.

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Back of my tote. I love that the repeat is so large we don’t have any repeated owls. I also love that fierce looking owl at the top right.

And I love, love, love making something for myself that is pretty. And useful. And quick.

 

Edited to add: I used the Madras plaid tote tutorial from Noodlehead. But I ironed my fabrics!

And it’s been forever since I linked up with anything. Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation gets the honour!