It might seem like a small thing, but the young couple is moving to California, where there are no plastic bags. A set of shopping bags is a practical gift that will help them get started.
And remind the bride of time spent playing with chickens in our back yard. We wish them the best.
The last month of school is always a big push and it is all a person can do to keep their head above water, but a little sewing can be fit in.
I know I wasn’t up for anything complicated and these cute “traffic” fabrics came in a bag of scraps. They could be a quilt.
No tutorial, but here is how I did it. The “traffic” fabric was different size strips and small pieces. I cut them to likely sizes and framed them with solid scraps, then trimmed the blocks to 6-1/2″ x 9-1/2″. Do this 24 times.
Lay them out in alternating horizontal and vertical rows. Ta-dah! A quilt top. Finishes at 36-1/2″ x 36-1/2″.
Friday was my last day of class. Give me a week or so to sleep (really, I nap a lot the first week of June) and I’ll have a lot to share again.