Happy Sunday night! I won these beautiful reproduction fabrics from Martingale over on Instagram and they arrived yesterday. There are 22 fat quarters and I also have a book on the way.
I did some stash enhancement myself this week too--I bought all of these black and white half yards and some blues for my Denver Broncos Football Quilt I want to make before the next football season begins in September. I still need to get a few more blues before I can start that one.
This month's RSC17 color has been red, so I whipped up a couple of Medallion Log Cabin Blocks in red yesterday. I also worked on some other UFO blocks for a charity quilt.
It is nearly April and we only have seven more weeks of school left, but we have not had our Spring Break yet. It is the first week in April and I am looking forward to sleeping in and sewing. Meanwhile, I need to make my end of the year gifts for my fifth graders. This year I decided to make personalized pencil pouches. I hit a fat quarter sale at Joann's a couple of weeks ago and bought a bunch at $1 each. Then, I ordered 9 inch zippers from Zipit Zippers on Etsy. I highly recommend them--they have great prices and color selection as well as speedy and inexpensive shipping!
I spent this afternoon making some of the pencil pouches. This was my prototype. I cut my fabrics 5.5 x 10.5 inches
I managed to make 8 Personalized Pencil Pouches this afternoon. They are pretty quick and easy to make which is good because I have 21 more to go! I will put a couple of mechanical pencils and some candy in them and have a nice gift for each of my fifth graders when our year is over. Well, I hope to get some more of these pencil pouches done before next weekend. Have a great week!