Saturday, June 1, 2013

Fresh Sewing Day

The first of the month always holds an element of incredulity. As in, wow, the months are sure flying by! But at the same time, there is usually a great deal of satisfaction with what's been accomplished, and that's certainly true this month. For one, May's bee blocks are in the mosaic below, but surprisingly, so are most of June's! Just kind of how it worked out, and I'll share a bit more about that after I get the last bee taken care of. And speaking of bees, love that little paper-pieced block (pattern by badskirt) - will have to find a special project to use that in!
 1. Feather block for Susan/PatchworknPlay, 2. Scrappy Triangle blocks for Debbie/Blue.Ridge.Girl, 3. Scrappy Depression blocks, 4. Starburst Cross block, 5. paper piece bee pattern by Badskirt, 6. Modern Maples block, 7. Block 1, 8. Block 2, 9. Block 3, 10. Spotlight Star, 11. Strip-pieced hexagon blocks

As for the other projects, there were quite a few littles, including a new-to-me fabric (oilcloth) and a new tutorial (for those typewriter & text mouse pads). Then there was an improv quilt that, in spite of stretching me pretty good, turned out cool enough.
1. Paper Boat Mini, 2. Wordy Mouse Pad, 3. To Boston with Love, 4. "Auspicious Sky", 5. Lined Drawstring Bag, 6. Wordy Mouse Pad #4, 7. Wordy Mouse Pad #3, 8. Oilcloth Pillows

Meanwhile, as soon as I cross a thing or two off the "to-do" list, something else gets added. So I guess I better get to it!
Lily's Quilts
Linking up with Fresh Sewing Day.

18 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a very productive month, good job! Is this scalloped quilting I spy there? Looks super cool!

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  2. Wowzers! Super productive and as always lovely!

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  3. I adore that bee! And once again I'm so amazed at how much you get accomplished! Love it all!

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  4. Busy busy with so many fabulous results! I understand completely with your "more projects on the list" - it's happens to everyone it seems. Happy Saturday!

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  5. This post is full of beauty! So many gorgeous projects... I really like those scrappy triangle blocks - what an interesting setting.

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  6. Love your projects as always! The bee blocks especially are so fun! How was the oilcloth? I'm thinking about making a picnic blanket and need to pick something like that for the back and want your thoughts.

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  7. Oh, wow! I can't believe how many beautiful things you've made this month but then, why should May be different from another month - you always make the most wonderful things!

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  8. May was a "make it happen" month for you. I'm in awe of all the pretty sewing you've been doing!

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  9. You have managed so much! They are all gorgeous!

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  10. Every one of your blocks is wonderful. Great selections of color combinations. You have an eye for doing that successfully! Sure know what you mean about that to-do list. I made plans to quilt all day today, and ended up working entirely on modern quilt guild chapter meeting stuff. Bylaws... argh. But our meeting is Monday evening, and that's something fun to look forward to. We're having a "Modern Apron Runway"!

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  11. Such a great collection of projects - love all of your Bee blocks!

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  12. you sure do get a lot finished each month

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  13. Impressed, as always, with your monthly round-up!

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  14. You had another amazing month :o)

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  15. You had such a lovely month. I especially love your quilt with the stars.

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  16. Gorgeous work in May! So many lovely things I don't know what to comment on...

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  17. use the bee as a pin cushion :-)

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