Sunday, June 1, 2014

Fresh Sewing Day

May was a very good month! All my bee blocks were made from new-to-me tutorials, which was fun. And there were a few other small quick gift-giving projects - fabric twine, one of Jeni's lined drawstring bags, and a pair of Noodlehead's Open Wide Zippered Pouches.

The month had several unique opportunities. First, I had the special pleasure of pattern testing for two friends - Patchwork Napkins by Gen X Quilters (shown above) and Canvas by she can quilt (below). I also had a little extra fun with the Canvas pattern by making it again in extreme miniature - twice (see pincushions above). I thoroughly enjoyed both of these excellent patterns and fully expect to use both of them again.
I also participated in the Modern Metallic challenge given to the modern quilt guilds in the Pacific Northwest using metallic fabrics donated by Robert Kaufman. I'm happy to say that my quilt, ástərisk, was chosen to be displayed in the Quilt! Knit! Stitch! exhibit this August.
And to top things off, Sara of Sew Sweetness kindly shared some of her new Jungle Ave., and with it, I created Spiraled Jungle. What a fun line! I was really impressed how well the prints just 'fit' together.
All three of these quilts, though on the smaller side (in order: 24" square, 31"x36", and 34"x36"), were full of happy sewing. Whether it was the palette, the fabric, the quilting, the variety of techniques, or the designs themselves, each was just a real joy to make - the very best kind of creating!

Linking up with Fresh Sewing Day.

20 comments:

Vera said...

As usual you had a great months! You are so productive and I like your designs! Well done.

Katy Cameron said...

You had a fab month, and love yesterday's mochi dots projects too, I have some that I got a while ago but haven't used yet, must get to that!

Lesley said...

Wonderful projects!

diane said...

You had a good May for sure

Leanne said...

It is always so inspiring to see what you manage in a month. Your versions of Canvas are wonderful, as are your other quilts.

Nicky said...

It all looks great but I really love the last one!

Lin's Quilts said...

You did get a lot done, didn't you?
I'm curious what the fabric twine is for, and how you make that. Did I miss a blog about that?

Katherine said...

Goodness, you're month was filled with lots of handmade beauty, Debbie. Really inspiring!

Kate said...

So many great finishes this month! And happy finishes are the best. :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Another fabulous month Debbie! I love spiraled jungle!

Annabella said...

You always accomplish such a lovely variety of different makes. I LOVE your Canvas quilt especially.

Erica said...

Definitely an amazing month!

Kirsten said...

Some lovely finishes last month Debbie - my favourite is definitely your Jungle Ave Spiral quilt!

Rachel said...

Love all of your finishes!

Cindy Dahlgren said...

Love all your finishes, but am curious about the two blocks in the upper left corner. How did you make the block with the four different colored quadrants. I always forget the name of it, sorry.

Carla said...

Beautiful finishes Debbie. Wow

Marci Girl said...

I'm always amazed at your monthly finishes, always so impressive!

Lynne said...

All three of these quilts are awesome - love the quilting!

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

Great month!

OPQuilt said...

It's been confirmed: you never sleep.

I loved how your Jungle Quilt turned out--love the allusion to the city as a jungle--well done!

Fun to see Leanne get a pattern out into the quilting world (and fun to see you test it for her). You had quite the month!

Elizabeth