Monday, January 14, 2013

Mini Monday: BOM and a lanyard

I am slowly but surely getting back into a routine now that the kids are back in school.  Even did a little bit of sewing this weekend.

February Block of the Month
Made a sample Block of the Month for our guild's February BOM.  With a nod to Pantone's selection of Emerald as 2013's Color of the Year, our blocks are to be made primarily in greens with a neutral background.  Any design goes for the 12.5" block.  I followed Jolene's block directions for her Tree Quilt found in Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe.

Hope Valley lanyard
Played around with Hope Valley scraps and made a lanyard.  I have so much Hope Valley in my stash and have been afraid to cut into it.  This little project was a good start.  I might use this lanyard for my ski lift ticket or maybe my parent name badge.  

Siggy block in Flea Market Fancy
I also made a siggy block to send along with my MCM Bee block to Carla.  I am getting better about cutting into my "precious" fabric.  I am not making any promises, but I'd like to think this will be a trend for 2013 ;-)

Happy Monday and happy stitching!  Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Oh Rene', what a beautiful block! I love the look of the green with the tan color! I admire your being able to cut into fabric that is special. It is so hard not to "hoard" fabrics that we love and know will not be available when we truly want and need it years from now! LOL

    I think the lanyard should be strictly for fun!

    Have a great week!

  2. I forgot all about the emerald BOM! I'm on it! I love a new project.

  3. you motivate me to do likewise! preciousness finding its destiny.

  4. That's great fabric. I can see why you've had trouble cutting it up! :-) Good projects.

  5. How great to have a new routine that includes sewing! I love your tree blocks. Always nice to have a homemade lanyard or two around.

  6. Super-cute tree block! I am also getting better at cutting into the 'precious' fabrics… I'm hoping to make a significant dent in my stash this year.