I have since sewn all the block rows save for one more seam to join the two halves of the center. I'll add narrow borders then hopefully cobble together a back from stash--I'm on a fabric diet as all my storage bins and drawers are groaning! We had a sew-in for guild and I used a different charm pack to make 25 blocks for this same layout for a baby quilt, but don't have a picture of that.
For guild this month, we were to make new nametags. I wanted to make a more modern style than my simple embroidered one from a few years ago, but it wasn't until the last minute that I dove into my "extra parts" drawer and found some little HSTs to inspire me.
I used another leftover large HST sewn to the top and bottom of my name, turned under and stitched around all the edges and popped the nametag in a badge holder. Do you keep leftover sewn parts in a separate drawer? I find them handy now and again, but that drawer is also full!
A guild member proposed a round robin of another sort, the Pizza Box Challenge, and a bunch of us signed up for that. The Pizza Boxes contain one finished block of our choosing and whatever "must use" fabrics and instructions. I made a version of a Grayscale Quilt block (Cluck Cluck Sew blog--she has a tutorial) that we helped make at Sewtopia New Orleans for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting. The Las Vegas MQG member who was cutting pieces had devised a quick method to cut from sewn strip sets instead of individual pieces.
I used the same method for my larger block, adding a final white 12.5" strip to the outside.
Here's my written instructions for the block I made:
My sister also brought back the baby quilt from charms I showed last month, so I need to apply the already-made binding and create a label for Sid's quilt. It will be good to get a few more finishes this short month with the quick charm pack projects. With my sister having a longarm, the already finished quilt tops in my closet will get in line too. I need a roll of batting, I think!