Lantern Bloom Quilt

Less than a week before classes started I went a bit crazy and decided to make my lap quilt from the lantern bloom fabrics I had bought in the spring. I had finished everything but hand sewing the back of the binding when classes started and I wrapped that up over the first couple of nights of school. I'm so happy it's done and it has already been hard at work keeping me nice and toasty (yes I know it's summer but Paul has to keep the thermostat low because of his MS so it's always freezing in our place). These blocks were new for me, I hadn't ever pieced like that before. It was fun and actually went much quicker than I thought it would. My quilt was also quite a bit more scrappy than I thought I would be making. I didn't have enough of the patterns to make the whole thing so I ended up using whatever solids I had onhand that coordinated.

Here's the back. I'm so happy I opted to do a square with square border rather than the strips I had planned to at first. I think it goes better with the quilt to have the square theme on both sides! This is my last future post so I might be MIA for a while until there's a break or vacation, with the exception of Sparkle's weekly stamp challenge. They are my creative break every week! The labor day weekend won't really count for me since I'm hoping to finish up the majority of the work and quizzes for my other online class. If I can squeeze it all in I'll be done with that class as well and be able to take the final on Friday. That will leave me with just 3 classes and the fitness center course for this semester, yay! And in case you were wondering my test outs went great and I ended up with an A ;) I hope you enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!


Scrap Tote

As I reduced the amount of supplies I took to crops I also started simply using whatever bags I had on hand to carry my scrappy stuff in. And for the past long while I've simply been using my green bags that I use for grocery shopping. They are almost the perfect size and are flexible enough to handle being pretty full, but I've been wanting something specifically for my scrap supplies.

So when I ended up with a bunch of extra fabric after making my yoga bag I put together a scrap tote for myself complete with lots of pockets to store paper, pictures, and other extras like my thickers and tools! The base is more than wide enough to accomodate my Slice as well. Which was perfect since I had finished this just a couple days before that last crop ;) Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Thursday!