Although I spent a large chunk of April focused on finishing the T-Shirt Quiltathon, I also managed to work on a few other projects.
During one of our recent phone calls, my mom mentioned buying paper napkins. I realized I had never made her any cloth napkins, so I got busy and pulled some fun prints and started stitching.
Once I got started, I was on a roll and made some for my sister, too.
Dear Hubby and I (and McKenzie, our dog), took a road trip to Florida last weekend to visit family, so I was able to present each set of napkins in person. Yay for vaccines!
While I was digging through the flamingo fabric stash to find fabric for my t-shirt quilt pillowcase, this 'mingo fabric spoke up and told me it was ready to be in the spotlight.
I used a tote bag pattern I had pinned to a Pinterest board ages ago. The pattern is free from the All People Quilt website. You'll have to register with APC if you want to download a printed version of the pattern. It's a quick project - you may even be able to make it with supplies on hand. If I were to make the bag again, I'd add some refinements like an interior pocket (or two) and a magnetic or zipper closure.
A monthly project this year to to make Sugar Loaf blocks following the Rainbow Scrap Challenge monthly color selection. April's challenge was to use light blue and bright blue scraps. I went for the low volume look with this light blue block.
And switching over to bright blues, I put this block together based on the tropical fish (outer row) fabric.
Using scraps from various April projects, I put together some Easy Breezy blocks.
Last but not least, I finally got all the parts and pieces assembled for the 25-patch star quilt top.
My original plan was to add a plain white border with a narrow strip of the turquoise fabric used for the cornerstones. But last week, I started hearing whisperings that maybe an appliquéd vine, flower, and leaf border would look good. I guess that will be a project for May!