Friday, June 1, 2012

Small Projects and Fresh Sewing Day

It's time to fess up about what I accomplished in the May small projects sew long. All told, I had 10 projects on the list, and finished 8.

My May small project list:
FAITH Circle Pouch Swap *
* more Zakka - itty bitty magnets & a mug rug *
bibs for baby gifts *
* flannel pillow for grandgirl *
fabric gift bags *
* another Zakka house pouch *
a gift or two *

1. Sewing Machine cover made of granny square blocks
2. Another drawstring bag using Jeni's pattern. First time I've tried using solids.
3. Pouch for FAITH Circle pouch swap, 4. Zakka Style Rain Cloud Mug Rug
5. Potholders, 6. Zakka Style Itty Bitty Quilt Block Magnets
7. For baby, 8. Lined Drawstring Bag

It also happens to be Fresh Sewing Day over at Lily's Quilts! In addition to the small projects above, there were some bee and swap blocks.

And I finished two more Zakka projects, my Hopscotch quilt, and a Swoon mini.
Zakka Style Pencil Case
Zakka Block Quilt
"Hopscotch" complete!
"Pinky-Swoon" front
Pinky-Swoon

Whew! It was a busy sewing month with deadlines galore and kind of seemed like the month of small projects! Random fact: 4 of the 20 items above are still with me. The rest were for bees or swaps or given as gifts. Not good or bad, just interesting.

Though I've had many joys along the way, I think my favs this month were seeing the transformation quilting made in the Zakka quilt, and just the down-right fun of creating Pinky-Swoon. I've also been discovering that though I love the ease of using patterns {and I do love following step-by-step!}, more and more I find satisfaction in doing my own thing, whether it's a tweak to a pattern, exploring new fabric combos, and just starting from scratch and seeing where I end up. Definitely need to keep doing more of that!

Lily's Quilts   
Linking up with Fresh Sewing Day, small projects sew along finale, and sew & tell.

37 comments:

Kelsey said...

What beautiful projects!! I LOVE your hopscotch quilt - those are my favorite colors :) Now I just need to get started on mine!

Carla said...

8 out of 10. Not too shabby : ) I guess you had to do a bit of eating and sleeping in there ?

Claire Jain said...

Wow! I love your Zakka quilt, Hopscotch, and Swoon mini. What a productive month! You should pat yourself on the back :-)

notes of sincerity said...

Wow! You have been a busy little bee! :o) Everything looks fabulous!!

Artfulife said...

I think you did great! The quilts are lovely.

Teje said...

Great month with so wonderful projects! Beautiful quilts! x Teje

Jennifer said...

ill have you know I ordered the hopscotch pattern after I saw your quilt.. absolutely stunning -- busy month and great work!

The Thompsons said...

You've been a busy girl - good for you! You made a lot of fabulous things this month.

Patti Shanks said...

Stop already! You are making me look bad! Ha! So many beautiful finishes, Debbie. Love them!

Mitzi said...

Girl you are too much! How in the world did you do all that in one month? Awesome job on all of them. I love Chopsticks & Pinky Swoon!!

Kelly said...

Oh pinky swoon is gorgeous! Anotehr fab month for you :)

Heather D. said...

You got SO MUCH done this month! All of those small projects really add up, but you had some biggies in there too. I'm impressed! I, as usual, forgot about fresh sewing day so will likely just skip it. :)

Sandra Kaye said...

Lovely job!! The last quilt is my favorite :):)

Heidi Staples said...

You had an amazing month, Debbie...so many beautiful finishes! I can't believe how much you got done!!

Leslie said...

these are beautiful quilt. i love your swoon

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Ahh! Lovely projects, all of them. The hopscotch is so pretty!

Beth said...

What a fantastic month of projects you made! I love Pinky-Swoon - the quilting on that is very cool! And hopscotch is beautiful. And that is great fabric you found and put together for your zakka quilt.

Brynn said...

What a productive month! I'm pretty sure you got more done this month than I'll finish up all year. I especially love the swoon mini.

April said...

wow! You accomplished a lot in May! I love your pinky swoon!

Cille said...

Fantastic productive month :)

Jacey said...

You finished a lot of awesome things! I love your Hopscotch, and the Zakka quilt, too!

Patchwork and Play said...

You are the meaning of 'productivity'!!! I love everything you make! But that Zakka quilt is amazing. I hope you still have that one!

Cherie said...

Wow you were really busy sewing last month! Great job on everything. Loving the blocks and the quilts =D

Svetlana said...

Debbie, you are soooo productive!!! Lovely, lovely finishes.

Leanne said...

Your projects are all so wonderful, nice to see them all together for the month..

Kirsten N said...

Wow, you manage to get so many things done each month Debbie - I really love your mini swoon and the Hopscotch quilt!

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said...

The hopscotch....the swoon....so lovely!!! I can't believe how much you got done! Something must be wrong with me!!

Cathy said...

So man beautiful projects!!! You have been so productive!

felicity said...

Holy cow - so productive! Everything is just gorgeous!!

Nicole said...

What a productive month you had, Debbie! Still loving that pinky Swoon!

Cheryl Brickey said...

I just loved all of your little projects, you have an ability to combine prints and colors together that is wonderful. I was wondering, for your pencil case, what was the fabric and color you used for the rough linen looking fabric? The texture on it was great.

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quirky granola girl said...

i am *floored* by all that you accomplished in a month. holy moly!

Katie said...

Did you hear that sound? That was the sound of my jaw hitting the floor. I am seriously amazed at everything you finished up this month. You go, girl!

Michelle said...

WOw, NICE!!!

Katy Cameron said...

Whew, that was a seriously productive month, and love all the things you got done!

amandajean said...

WOW! you did AMAZING on your list! that's a whole lot of May sewing!!! thanks for joining in the sew along and thanks for linking up!

i also found it interesting that you only kept 4 out of 20 things that you sewed. good for you!

Denise Russell said...

Wow, you were busy! And they are all fun and beautiful. Now, if I could only shackle my boys legs to their beds, I might be able to accomplish just as much! :-)