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Lunch bag #1

First up from my to-do list: lunch bags! I ordered fabric for my partner and grabbed some from my current stash to make my own bag. As a rule, I always try to make something first for myself if I intend to give it as a gift. This way I can figure out how to handle any issues I run into and make note of what I'd like to change.  Plus practice makes perfect.

When I started pulling out fabric I had a "staring into the fridge" moment. You know when you're hungry and you're looking in a fridge or pantry full of food but don't see anything to eat? That's how I felt with my fabric spread all around me.

Eventually some pieces started to jump out at me and it came together quickly from there. However I decided that the problem I was having originated from a lack of solid colored fabric in my stash.  Guess this means I'll have to go buy more fabric :)

For my bag I settled on a blue on white geometric pattern as the main fabric for the bag with a solid blue bord…

Snowy To-Do's

As DC gets 5-10 inches of snow, I'm sitting on my couch figuring out my next few projects.

Two Baby Quilts My mom has two co-workers who are expecting and each are having baby showers in March. These two quilts need to be gender neutral so I'm working on finding two fabric spreads that don't lean towards one gender or another. I'm also trying to figure out which designs to use.

For designs, I'm thinking through a couple that I have found through Pinterest as well as the Missouri Star Quilt Co. tutorials.  The option to do some more with half square triangles is always tempting, but no particular pattern has come into my head yet.

Secret Santa Lunch Box I am part of an online Secret Santa Lunch Box exchange and I'm really excited about it! My partner said that she would really love to see something hand made, so of course I saw that as a challenge.  I looked at her profile and BINGO! a link to her Pinterest account!  And even better: she has a bunch of pins of d…