June is over and it was a month full of firsts - first time I'd ever blogged, first blocks were made for my Dear Jane quilt (like Farmer's Wife but more blocks...), first time sewing for charity, first time participating in a block-of-the month club, first time making paper pieced hexies, and the month of my thirty-first birthday.
DEAR JANE BLOCKS - 8 of 169 done!
PILLOW CASES FOR CHARITY
HEXIE PROJECTS (not completed)
My favorite project of June was the Hexie pouch - top hexie photo - but I need to take it apart and reassemble it to get the zipper to my liking.
In recapping the month, I will also admit this was a month of high volume fabric and quilting book shopping... Not that I don't have quite a bit of these things already, but there's just so much cool new stuff to be had. I just got my tax refund (yay) and I had some money to spare for sewing stuff (double yay). Lots of packages in the mail (quite a few I will admit) and I will be waiting by our mail box every day this week. Now that July is here I am determined to do less shopping and more sewing. Unless I really NEED some fabric for a SPECIFIC fabric (as opposed to I WANT some fabric to keep in my STASH).
Plans for July sewing:
- Continue my two-per-week progress on Dear Jane (kind of feeling like a chore, but I think I just need some variation from the 9-patch designs we started out with)
- Participate in the Christmas in July event at Sew Festive Handmade - I LOVE homemade Christmas stuff and maybe I'll even get some Christmas gifts made this summer. Double bonus!
- Make zipper pouch based on this pattern, thus hopefully gaining important insight into making pouches with nice zipper areas and then fix Hexie zipper pouch as pictured above.
- Make some baprons for baby girl who is just starting to eat solids - some laminated cottons have been ordered and should arrive tomorrow according to UPS.
- Participate in the Vintage Christmas sew-along at Fabric Mutt - starting July 9th - I've been ogling this pattern for a couple of weeks now, so really excited about this one.
- Find a quilt pattern to make with my California Girl fabric, of which I accidentally bought two layer cakes (two times 42 10"x10" fabric squares) - love the fabric and hope to find a pattern soon that does it justice.
- Sew some paper pieced hexies for yet to be determined project (because I need something to sew that doesn't require a sewing machine - don't want to be in my sewing room all summer).
Okay - that is really it. To you Norwegian readers - sorry this is all in English, the post is just too long to translate!
I am linking up to Lily's Quilts Small Blog Meet today - if you are too, leave a comment and I'll come visit!