I made my April block of the month for the Nine Patch Nirvana. I am combining this BOM with the rainbow scrap challenge so that's why it is purple! It's hard to tell from my picture but the center and corners are dark purple. Purple is not my favorite color but I am pleased with this block. Check out what other people are making with purple here!
My best friend's birthday is coming up. Yep, that's a deadline! I found all of these cute fruit fabrics at Joann's and thought I would make her a couple of potholders. With the extra fabric I made two more. I will probably donate the two extra to my quilt guild's boutique. Maybe someone will like them.
My sister's birthday is also soon. Deadline #2. I found this fabulous map fabric and knew right away I wanted to make pillowcases for her. The little checkerboard pillowcase was made from the scraps. She has a small travel size pillow and I hope this will fit it! My family loves the pillowcases I make them so I know these will be appreciated and used!! I will be seeing her this weekend too. A sisters beach getaway to celebrate life! I cannot wait!!
There is something about rolled up binding that makes me smile :) I made this binding this morning for my "Laura" quilt. Pattern can be found here. I also planned to piece the backing for this quilt but in searching for more yellows in my stash I was lucky enough to find a piece of fabric that will work nicely for the backing. I cut it to size and put a label on the back. Then I found enough yellow to make the binding. Maybe in a couple of weeks I can sandwich it and get it quilted. For now, I will enjoy this happy rolled up binding :)
Happy Happy April!!