Honestly, it is amazing that I managed to get any sewing done in March. It was a hectic month that started with a solid fortnight of long working hours without pause, followed by a fortnight of hosting a Japanese student, the son of a friend I have known since we were both teenagers. The second half of the month was a lot of fun but very busy. The first half of the month was no fun at all. I have a mountain of unread blog posts, unreplied emails and all sorts of chaos to try to catch up on. I hope April is more manageable.
However, I did finish enough flowering snowball blocks that I can mark myself as having completed my Bee, Myself and I goals.
I finished one Liberty hexagon (pattern from Katja Marek’s The New Hexagon), but as that only meant adding three pieces to a block I had already mostly sewn in February, it is not much to crow about.
I also sewed a couple of the easier blocks from The Splendid Sampler sew-along. I hope to make a few more this weekend and catch up a bit, although I should probably focus on hand sewing the binding on my Possum Magic quilt so it can go in the local May quilt show.
This is all the sewing I did in March, apart from finishing a cushion cover I made for an Instagram swap organised by Little Island Quilting. The swap has been fun, but I have never before been so close to missing a deadline. Not a nice feeling. I only finished in time as I had most of it sewn in February, before life became hectic. I will share that project a bit later when it reaches its secret recipient.
So, that is my selfish sewing for March. Anyone is welcome to join in and set their own solitary sewing bee goals. The details and a button are here.
Others had a lot more success in setting aside sewing time. Please hop across and check out these other selfish sewing projects. They might inspire you to start your own solitary sewing bee.
- Deana has been working on three projects, including her Sweet Cherry Orange quilt, which I adore. The colours are so very pretty.
- Kate over at Tall Tales from Chiconia has made four lovely hatbox quilt blocks.
- Shauna of Shauna’s World has made great progress og her blocks. If you love scrappy or purple, check it out. She might even make me become a fan of purple at this rate.
- Jane of Current Girlfriend has been working on her ugly sweaters blocks. Yes, that is a real thing. The patterns are rather adorable, really.
- Mary is making an English paper pieced bag using a pattern by Brigitte Giblin, the designer of my most recent quilt, so I know I am going to love that.
I tried to get all fancy and insert thumbnails of what they are working on, but that was an epic fail.