Sunday, April 4, 2021

Rainbow Baby Quilt

My spring break is nearly over and I managed to do a little bit of sewing. I finished all the muted rainbow blocks, appliqu├ęd the hearts on, and got them all together. Plus, I pinned, quilted, and bound it!
Sorry for the terrible picture, there was so much glare I could not see the screen on my phone. I used a plush pink backing I ordered it online from Joann's knowing I would be making this quilt soon. I think I am all caught up on my baby quilts for now... The rainbow block sans the heart is from Bonnie & Camille's Shine On book.
I ordered some peach fat quarters for this quilt, but other than that all of the fabrics including the background are from my stash! The finished quilt is 45 inches square.
I am keeping up with the My Favorite Color Is Moda BOM. This is block 4.
This is block 5, so April is complete! 

I am also working on 16 pencil pouches for my 5th grade students as they will be moving onto middle school and I give them a custom made pencil pouch in the color of their choice with their initial. I fill them up with goodies. I have painting scheduled for my sewing room along with some other rooms in my house for the week of April 19th, so I will get the pencil pouches done this week and start carting my stuff out to the garage and shop in preparation. I am planning on purging more stuff---less is more! I want my new house to be pretty minimalist especially in my sewing room.

I go back to work in person tomorrow for the first time in more than a year. I have students to test and it is much easier to do face to face. My actual teaching will still be online to maintain cohort guidelines from our state. I am 3 weeks post my second Moderna vaccine, so I feel protected. I will continue to wear a mask and keep socially distanced, but I am really looking forward to being around other people again!