On Saturday night we went to a 30th birthday party - Fangirl, Fixit Guy and myself. It was also her housewarming and she had a watermelon theme. I worked on presents for her last week - but I wasn't able to show the results in case she visited my blog (which I don't think that she would but.....)
I can't find the link to the pattern I used for this... or at least based it on was from All People Quilt
On Friday I worked on using up lots of my scraps to make her a bag as my final thing. I didn't have a pattern - just made it up as I went along. Had a few booboos so did some unpicking (reverse sewing) but in the end I was really happy with how it turned out. I had a couple of little 6.5" squares featuring watermelons that I was able to work into the bag. I also had a watermelon applique (left over from the appliques I made for the towels and tea towels)
I tried to make one side like the wonky log cabin that Amy Gibson had in her Craftsy class (2012 BOM class) but I just don't seem to get the hang of it. I really need to watch that month's lesson again. Still it worked out pretty well
I lined it and had a pocket on the inside. I still have some bits and pieces left over of the watermelon fabric and the other fabrics but I called it quilts after I made it. Ran out of time. I was still trimming the threads off the bag on Saturday.
Fangirl and I decided that since she was turning 30 we would give her 30 gifts, as much as possible with a watermelon theme. As well as the coasters, placemats, table runner, tea towels and hanging towels pictured above, her other hand made gifts included a turned wood bowl that Fixit Guy made her (which we wrapped to look like half a watermelon using red, green and white paper) and watermelon key ring and earrings designed and made by Fangirl.
We found watermelon flavoured chewing gum, tic tacs and lollies and watermelon print on a reusable shopping bag. We did have to throw in a few non watermelon related products too including the plastic crate that we put the gifts in... but it was red, We then wrapped the present in green red and white paper.
Fangirl watches her friend open our gift
The bag was my only finish for the week and used .86m of fabric.
And I had no purchases for the week. Despite visiting Spotlight and another fabric shop I only bought the iron on interfacing that I needed and a saucepan for the boys!
So this weeks stats are
Fabric Used 0.86m
Fabric Added 0
Year To Date
Fabric Used 112.97m
Fabric Added 39.21m
Net Used/Added 73,76m
Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times