Full into the second half of the year — so how’s it going?
Did you make a lot of blocks this month?
I did a lot of sewing this past month. My friend, Victoria, came to visit me, and we rented the retreat center at the local quilt shop for 5 days, and we both got a LOT done — it was wonderful! We managed to take up the whole room and make quite a mess. Here’s some of it before we really got going . . .
During that wonderful sewing marathon, I made 2 baby quilts (33 blocks) which I’ll show you later, I made the remaining 10 blocks for my All-a-Flutter quilt:
And I did a lot of work on lots of other projects, setting together, and cutting and such — you know, all that filler that needs to be done, but doesn’t actually add up to finished blocks for awhile!
I once again made a guild exchange block that I forgot to take a picture of, and then turned around and won the entire set of them! Another UFO! And . . . I’d take a picture of them, but since bringing them home, I can’t find them — go figure — obviously some more organizing needs to be taking place around here, but I’m too busy sewing!
I stole this picture from Kelly, since I can’t find those blocks either! I’m making mine in reds and blues. I finished 12 blocks so far. Someday I might be able to show you a picture.
I also took TWO pillow classes from my wonderful friend, Renee Nanneman, of Need’l Love. I’ll show pictures of those when I get them finished — I’m not counting them as blocks.
If you missed it, it’s from my latest tutorial for Riley Blake’s Cutting Corners College, and you can get the pattern free.
That’s a grand total of 69 blocks this month! Woohoo!
I don’t expect August to be that productive block-wise — I have to get back at the longarm full time. And write — there’s lots of writing that needs doing . . .
So now it’s your turn to report in. How did you do in July? Did you get to sew? Or were you too busy gardening, or going to the local fair, or taking your summer vacation? Summers are busy, aren’t they?
Leave a comment and/or a link below, or contact me with your new totals, and I’ll get the project page updated. I’ve already updated it to reflect the new goal for August — 30 more blocks, for a total of 230 blocks for the year.
I was gone so much this past month, I didn’t even take time to draw for a June prize winner, either, so here’s the winner for June: Cassandra!
Everyone keep on stitching! Have a wonderful August — summer is whizzing by too fast!