March in a nutshell

In March I started working again, after almost 3 years of being a stay-at-home-mom, and boy has it been rough.  I know a lot of new moms miss their careers, but if it wasn't for financial need I would be more than happy raising my little girl and working away on all my stitchy projects.  So far it's been really hard to find time to sew/knit, but that's also been because Olivia's been sick with bronchitis for a few weeks (first antibiotic didn't get rid of it completely and last weekend it came back with a vengeance!).

In order not to lose track of my various wips, I started making a list of the things I was working on, and what my next projects will be when these are finished.  Then I realized I was just in time for a nice Wip Wednesday post! And for the first time in months, I've also got something to share for Lynne's Fresh Sewing Day, so here I am.

Just finished...

  • Flowering Snowball Quilt
I finished this quilt about a month ago, but between rain and harsh March sunlight I haven't been able to get a decent picture of it, and I love it so much, it really deserves a few decent pictures.

  • The Lottie Cardigan
I actually finished this adorable sweater at the very end of January (just under my self-imposed deadline!), but still haven't blogged about the finished product.  I will be doing that soon!

  • Far Far Away Baby Quilt
This was a last minute make but ended up super cute!  Will be blogging about this next week!

In the middle of...

  • Kona Squares II
This is a commission from my mother in law, one that I struggled against for a few months because I didn't want to just make the same quilt again.  After she shot down my best suggestions, I gave in a few weeks ago and started making a twin sized version of my original couch quilt.  Pick your battles right?

  • Palos Verdes Herringbone
Last year I splurged on a half yard bundle of the Palos Verdes organic voile to make something for Olivia's big girl bed.  I finally just said "what the hell" and jumped right in to another herringbone QAYG quilt.  I added a few Cambridge cotton lawn's in solid colours, which also helped make the bundle stretch to a twin size.  I've go the strips made and I'm just thinking about ordering some yardage for the backing.  It's just too gorgeous to go and put a plain cotton backing on it!

  • Single Girl Quilt
I started cutting the 16,000,000 pieces needed for a queen size Single Girl back in October, knowing full well this would be a slow-paced, long term quilt.  Ideally I would like to get it done by the summer.  I've got about six of the sixteen blocks done (with four quarters in each block).  I work on it once in a while when I need a break from the other stuff I'm doing, when I just want to sew without having to accomplish something.

Projects between now and summer

I have a big bundle of Little Folks voile in blue/yellow/green colourways that has been patiently waiting for me to get back to it.  I love the AMH voile quilt I made last summer so much, but it's a bit too small for two people.  I just received another half yard bundle of AMH voiles (above) that I ordered from the ever-awesome Jen, (love her!), and can't wait to mix them all up and make a nice big 90" square quilt.  I'm thinking a nice plus quilt would be good.  As soon as I get that Kona squares commission-monkey off my back I'm diving right in!

Of course the list doesn't count baby quilts which will be made as they become necessary.  I have the one finished that I'll be showing you soon, and two currently on the go.  I also have a shawl to knit and a ripple crochet blanket on the go!  (Re-reading this post I think I might possibly be out of my mind!)

Linking up with Lily's Quilts and Freshly Pieced...

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