It’s a good thing I was a bit ahead of the game, because this month was a fizzled attempt at making blocks.
Most of the sewing I did was assembly of already-created blocks, but I guess that has to happen at some point, too, or nothing would ever get done! I also spent extra time at the longarm, trying to get caught up. We’ve had storms, and ranch stuff, and a myriad of other interruptions. I’m ready for some smooth sailing — fingers crossed that July stays nice and calm!
I made TWO blocks this month. One was a simple nine-patch that I don’t have a picture of. The other was this Wagon Wheel block that I made as a sample for my tutorial HERE. I truly love this block so much, that now I’m thinking of making a whole bunch more to have an entire quilt of them. Did I just start something new for the first time this year???? Yikes!
It’s OK. My streak was destined to end, anyway. I made it almost 6 months, which is a record for me. I’ve started work on the new Block-of-the-Month for Sew Sweet Quilt Shop that will start in September. Here are this year’s color ways. Traditional on the left — blacks, grays, creams, the farmhouse look. Modern on the right — Jen Kingwell fabrics — ’nuff said! The quilts will be unveiled in August. I can’t wait to show them to you!
Our new total for July is 31 blocks, for a year-to-date total of 197. We’re starting the second half of the year! Woohoo!
Our prize winner for May is Karrin H. — she’s up to 456 already!
And I want to say thank you to everyone who has sent me a signature block so far. I’ve tried to thank you all individually by email, but I don’t have everyone’s email address, so if you did not hear from me directly, THANK YOU! I’ve collected 55 blocks so far! I’m thinking I might start sewing them together, altho I need a LOT more blocks yet. So if you haven’t made me one yet, and want to, please do! I will still be collecting for a long time. You can find the tutorial HERE.
Happy Stitching, and have a wonderful Independence Day weekend!