This n That Week 2

In my efforts to reduce computer time and have more time for other things, I'm combining Stash Report, Design Wall Monday and Applique Tuesday into one post.  I'm calling it This and That.

First off, I used 3 yards last week in putting together a B3Quilt.   B3 stands for Baby's Big Block.  In 2013 Quiltmaker had a Big Block Baby quilt in each issue for that year and I was very intrigued with the idea.  Go here to read more about them.  I even made one (mine has one large square in the middle):
  At first I called this my ugly quilt, but then I found the blue for the border and dropped that title. I like it now. I'm renaming it Feline Mug Shots. It's 30" square and will be given to the neonatal unit for which our guild does community service.  Here's the back:
Since, besides WIPs, I planned to again make charity quilts this year - I think I will work on making a "Bcubed" quilt each month.  I'll even write out directions and share them.  All part of my making my quilting my own. Thanks QM for inspiring me. You can go here to buy their patterns.

Jan 8th we met at my friend Torre's house and held our annual St. Anne's Sewdality Potluck brunch.  We always have a White Elephant exchange.  Here's what I got by chance:
Isn't she cute?!  She's pretty banged up and probably not worth much, but will make a great decoration to my sewing room.  I'm thrilled with it.

So my stash report is now 3 yards out, nothing in.  A good way to start the year.  My design wall hasn't changed.  I've figured out a border for my WIP, but no real progress to show yet. As far as applique - alas, none to report.

I'm linking to Judy's Fabric Report, Lyn's BOMs Away (I did make a few units for that border), Connie's Linky Tuesday and Esther's WOW.
Have fun this week and let's make those WIPs be gone!



  1. You got a great White Elephant gift. I'd love one like it in my sewing room. Good start on your numbers for the year too.

  2. Sweet baby quilt, I love your dinky vintage machine too, what a great exchange donation!

  3. I love the fabrics in your quilt-especially the backing! That's great that you're making charity quilts, that's so rewarding. Congrats on your gift, that looks like a neat addition to your sewing room.

  4. You are off to a great start with a finish so early in the year! Love the cats.
    I have never seen a machine like that - thanks for sharing it is pretty cool!

  5. Angie,
    Good for you!! You've inspired me to get better organized for the New Year!! Also, I love your cute little white elephant gift. A great addition to your sewing room. Reminds me of one I had as a kid. It was a toy Singer sewing machine. And, it really worked!!

  6. Wonderful B quilt.....really cute. I just typed your sweet little machine into Google and saw one for $65. Too cute to sell though.

  7. Wonderful White Elephant! It would be such a great conversation piece in the living room. Great quilt too.

  8. What a fun sewing machine for display!

    Great number so far.The kitty fabric is so fun.

  9. "Little Mother" is just adorable! I would be so happy to get that. :) And isn't it funny how much dramatic difference a border can make? So glad it made the quilt happy for you.

  10. That is a cute little machine. In a power emergency, you might even be desperate enough to make it work. =) I like your B3 quilt, too. I can't imagine ever calling it ugly, even before the border. =)

  11. Love the cats in the first quilt.
    I think you were lucky too to get that little sewing machine. It will make a great decoration in your sewing room.


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