Saturday, 22 February 2020

What's Up with February?

My energy level is pretty low lately. Not much is being accomplished and yet, February is flying by like the White Rabbit. Am I missing something here? Should I be rushing too?

The plan was to have a multi-coloured basket done and the binding on my son's quilt finished. Well, neither are done.

I have about 100 inches (from 350 inches) of binding to sew down on this quilt still. The end is near.

The basket is almost finished too. "Vive la France" says this piece of French General. Of course, I had to incorporate it in my basket. Not going to cut that off. Nope! :^D It was supposed to be on the top edge of the basket. It is on the side near the bottom which will be cut off if I square the basket. :^(  Nope, not cutting it off.

This strip of cat print was suppose to go from top to bottom. Since I don't know my North from my East, after assembling the basket, the strip is now going from side to side. And the white fabric that I planned to go under the basket is now on the side. Okay, maybe the next basket I'll get it right. Haha! Please, have faith in me. lol.

On the other hand, I had a lot of fun quilting it.

I tried to outlined this beautiful butterfly but my mind got distracted. Hehehe. (note the white fabric that was to be on the bottom.)

On the flip side you can see the fun I had. Trying my hand with all kind of shapes. All free hand.

I even wrote my name but ended up cutting it when I squared up the piece. You can see the word "Quilt" on top of the picture, coming down.

The basket will be lined with this old fabric. I made my first born some pajamas with these giraffes when he was 3 years old. He was fascinated by them and was so happy to have some on his pajamas. It was so easy to make him happy back then. Now he's 26 and cares not about giraffes. So, let's cut it up and use it up.

In the bag of scraps, some multi-coloured fabrics were too cute not to use right away.

They became 9-Patch blocks because we always need some 9-patch, right?

Once the quilting on the basket was done, I just couldn't stop myself. It was too much fun. So, look who came out to play!

Secret Santa by Temecula of 2018 (I think). It's just a little quilt so it is pleasant to work on it. Hopefully, I will have some finishes to show you next week.

Have a great one.


Angela at So Scrappy
Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun than Housework


  1. I know what you mean. After being gone all January I was counting on February to catch up. Instead I just caught a monster cold. BTW, I'm in love with the quilt in your header!

  2. I'm always happy to see the back of February - somehow it's simultaneously short but endless...

  3. February is a month for having fun, not nose to the grindstone, looks like you're succeeding!

  4. It's a scrap basket, Chantal!! I'm pretty sure it doesn't matter what ends up where. The important part is that you got some ORANGE in there for the RSC! :P
    (Although, I have felt your frustration on a few of the baskets I've made. Try to focus on the fact that you are USING your scraps and will have a lovely storage container when the basket is done.)

  5. Love your scrap basket and those interesting little bits on it! Your quilting is just beautiful.

  6. The scrap basket is going to be wonderful! And those giraffes are so cute. I've slowed down a little this month, too. Maybe that's a good thing!

  7. haha, I struggle with right side which faces what on baskets too.... great fun with the quilting, small projects are easy to play on.... well done on getting your little quilt left. I think Feb is a hard month whn you are in cold climates... everyone seems just over the cold and damp and grey... spring will come

  8. February does seem endless! But we're almost there. Sounds like that binding is really close to being done, and your scrap basket, too! Every little bit counts!


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