Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Bandbox

I have had the fun chance to pattern test Bandbox for Emily of Aunt Em's Quilts and am quite pleased with the way it turned out.  I have been wanting to use some of the reproduction feedsack fabrics and decided this was the perfect pattern for them.


The quilt is crib size - 42x54 inches.


  I used a white flannel on the back which will make the quilt very soft and comforting.



While we were away on vacation several delightful packages arrived in my mailbox.  It's always fun to come home to such fun surprises.

First off was a box filled with goodies from Ida at My Sis Made Me Do It.  There were wonderful fall kitchen towels, an adorable hankie doll card and amazing pincushions that she made.  I fell in love with her cactus pincushion when she had her Pincushion Parade and she mailed it to me.  Thank you so much, Ida.


Then there was a book from Linds at Rocking Chair Reflections.  Her review of it sounded wonderful so I am looking forward to digging into this one.  Thanks, Linds.


I received three patterns from a giveaway that Carol of Just Let Me Quilt had.  I think I need to make the hanging bat one for my next Halloween project.  That is so cute and the grandchildren would love it.  Thanks, Carol.


Lastly, I received a box with a fat quarter bundle of Frosty Forest from My Fabric Relish.  I was the winner from Lisa's Christmas in July Hop.  I posted about the patterns that I also received from Cherry here.  I think the tree skirt is in my future!



I'm looking forward to getting back to the sewing machine on a more regular basis once I finish emptying boxes and cleaning up from the remodel.  I was spoiled when I had an excuse for not cleaning house!!!

21 comments:

Jeanna said...

Bandbox is a nice looking pattern and the fabrics you chose make it a gorgeous quilt. I think I would like to try it. Is the pattern available for sale yet?

You received some lovely mail. Congratulations on your win :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the new quilt pattern and love flannel for kid's quilts. Lots of lovely mail that should give you lots of inspiration.

Quilting Babcia said...

Band box is a beautiful pattern and I love the fabrics you chose. Lots of inspiration in those mailbox goodies. Have fun and don't stress about the cleaning, I know from experience it will wait for you!

sunny said...

Love that quilt! Are you trying to single-handedly keep the USPS in business? Congrats on all the great wins. :-)

Carol said...

Your quilt turned out beautiful and will definitely keep you warm and toasty with the flannel on back. You really hit the jackpot mail delivery...have fun with all those goodies!

Lesley said...

Congrats on all the wins! Love your quilt!

Barb said...

Lots of wonderful goodies...!love your quilt

Joyful Quilter said...

Wow! I wish your mailman delivered to my door. The hanging bat pattern is adore! I definitely think you should make it soon. Remodels are so messing but so wonderful once they are done.

Maria said...

The Bandbox pattern turned into a great baby quilt. Love the different fabrics you used...
Lots of lovely goodies there but my favorite is the cute Chriatmas fabric...

Ramona said...

You have received some great things in the mail! It looks like you're going to be very busy. :) I love your bandbox quilt, too. It is a great design for a baby quilt. Lovely.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Wow - what fabulous stuff you received in the mail! It's hard to get back into the routine of cleaning, isn't it? ;-)

I need to get me a Jen Hatmaker book. I've never read any of her books, but I do follow/enjoy her blog.

Sherry said...

I love your quilt and who wouldn't love coming home to such fabulous mail. Happy sewing!

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

Wow !! What a great prizes, Mary. Congratulations !!
Pretty quilt.

Quiltsmiles said...

Your bandbox quilt looks charming. Welcome home with some packages are just a lovely bonus aren't they. congratulations.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

The Bandbox quilt looks wonderful in those reproduction feedsack fabrics. Have fun with the goodies :)

-Soma

KaHolly said...

Your Bandbox quilt looks fun to piece. Looks like it was Christmas in October at your house! What fun to come home to so many parcels!

Linda said...

The quilt is beautiful. Love your colors and fabrics. Awesome treasures in your packages! The book looks like a very good read. The patterns and fabrics will be calling your name.

Michele said...

I like the quilt too and hope you are able to get more sewing time soon.

OPQuilt said...

That is a fun stack of treasures you received! I love seeing what the mail brings in, and that includes seeing other people's great stacks of stuff. You will be busy, but you are one person I know who will find a way to get these things completed.

Elizabeth

OPQuilt said...

(PS to Mary--My note to your emailbox keeps bouncing back. Do you have a new email address?)

em's scrapbag said...

Oh my goodness! Your quilt turned out beautifully. Thanks so much for testing it for me!
Wonderful wins! Congrats you lucky girl.