I didn’t do very well the first few days of March, but since then I’ve gotten serious about getting in my fifteen minutes of sewing every day, and often more.
First I finished the six grocery bags made from birdseed bags.
Jaye asked how I made these. Over the years, I’ve done it several different ways, sometimes piecing the bags to get a certain size and adding lots of pockets and detail. For these I kept it very simple. I used an old rotary cutter to trim off the top and bottom of each bag, then I sewed a quarter inch from the lower edge, right side out. I turned the bag inside out, and sewed the bottom again (French seam) for strength. Then I sewed across each corner to create a flat bottom.
Then I turned down a “hem” on the top and zigzaged it, catching the denim handles. Finally, I turned the handles up and zigzaged them again for security.
Next, I made a dozen donation blocks for Kat’s March /April block drive for Covered in Love. I had never made the Hunters Star block, and it took me a while to get my brain around it, but after twelve I’m a pro.
Now I’m working on setting these leader-and-enders blocks with ombre fabric. I cut the borders first, then turned the fabric to cut the sashing from the various shades of green. Wish my design wall were bigger!
Hope you’re making lots of progress!