Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Our Challenge for this Month - April Showers

 This months challenge, April Showers, has so many paths that could be traveled. Thanks for the challenge Joan.  Over the years I have done several pieces that fall under the "Showers" Umbrella (tee-hee)

I designed this Mug Rug several years ago for another hop.  I just love the fabric with the rain drops and my little ducks in the puddle.

January's White Rabbit hop included a block from a polaroid quilt that hangs in my powder room. That quilt also includes these 2 showery blocks where I used a scrap of rain drop fabric in one of them.

Back in 2017 I took a class with a friend at a local quilt shop where we took apart a boring black umbrella. We then took fabric of our choice and covered it with iron on vinyl and used the original fabric to make a pattern and ta da we made it into a new personalized umbrella,

Sadly I have never used my umbrella for fear of ruining it.  So Silly.

 OK time for this months hop submission.

Using a Baby Shower instead of a Rain Shower I made 3 baby blankets using Jenny Doans,  Self Binding Baby Blanket, You Tube video from several years ago.

I am a member of the Big Cypress Chapter of the Quilt Guild of the Villages. Each chapter supports several different charities.  One of our chapters Charities is Children's Home Society, Once each year we throw a "Baby Shower" for the group and our gifts range from diapers, toys, baby clothes, books etc. etc. etc. and baby quilts and other items we make.

So last month at our groups mini retreat I knocked out these 3 Self Binders for the Baby SHOWER. They are really quick and easy to make.

Thanks Joan for yet another fun challenge. It has brought out the creative talents of so many of us and we so appreciate what you and Carol do for us each month.

Here is the list of all of the participants for this go round.  Stop by and see where they took this idea and let them know what you think of their beautiful work.

Here is the schedule.

Monday April 22