Friday, May 1, 2015

Fresh Sewing Day

April was a very full and engrossing month. Heading into it, I felt overwhelmed with 3, mind you, blog tour stops in one week! That meant for scurried secret sewing, which I'll say right out, isn't my favorite. Oh, I enjoy the features, don't get me wrong. But it's so hard not to share with you when I finish a project. That inclination just must be in my DNA!

So there was that, but also, there were a couple of major firsts in April! One was being a guest on a podcast, which was kind of nerve-wracking, but I did enjoy chatting with Tzoniki/me being crafty so much, and she provided an opportunity to reflect on my sewing journey, which was a delight. Second, I started a new extension of A Quilter's Table in a newsletter, The Scrap Basket. Issue 2 is going out Monday, May 4. Among other randomness, I've got a round-up of clamshell quilts and techniques planned. Subscribe over in the sidebar if you're interested!

Another accomplishment was the addition of 2 tutorials, Quarter-Cut Baby Quilt and the Greek Key Block. You can see the baby quilt in the mosaic below, and if you missed it before, here's the quilt I made with Greek Key blocks.

So, on to the actual sewing - the larger projects being an Emphasis table runner, which I started at QuiltCon; "Through the Looking Glass", a mini quilt made for our guild's paint chip challenge; and the Quarter-Cut Baby quilt, which I hope to make again soon.

Half of the small projects were made as gifts, and the other half for blog hops, which were actually made in March but I couldn't show off until April. Anyway, it was a very fun mix for sure.
Fabric-Covered ClipboardChevron Table Set, 1 Hour BasketCrafter's Retreat Apron, Double Scissor Keeper, 
Little Patchwork Tote, Travel Diaper Clutch, Quilted Patchwork Bibs

And then there were blocks. Bee blocks, a guild block, and the newest bunch, Patchwork City BOM blocks.

Hopefully May can be just a little less jam-packed. Yeah right.

Linking up with Fresh Sewing Day.


  1. You are one busy little bee. Of course, I ❤️ my bee blocks.

  2. I love the chevron table runner/place mats and the improv bee blocks - what a lovely colourful month!