Wednesday, August 03, 2011

July Quilting Accomplishments

July was a very productive month for me! I had two long weekends at home and actually got to do quite a bit of sewing/ quilting. I accomplished all the goals I set for myself as well!
Gaila's block for the friendship block swap was done the very end of June.
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I made this wall hanging for Jody and Adam's Wedding gift. She requested sunflowers for her kitchen.
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I also made this table runner for their table.
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I finished the priest vestment, which was my mom's UFO of the month. Our priest loved it and said it's the first one that actually fit him.
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Hubby is a lot shorter than our 7ft tall priest.
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I quilted and bound this wall hanging for my dad.
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I quilted up and bound this wall hanging, another of my mom's UFO's for myself.
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I put borders on this fun novelty fabric and quilted it with minkee on the back. It also was bound this month.
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I made this wall hanging for my co-worker Pat. It only took me a few hours start to finish. I think it took longer for the hand work.
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I made mug rugs for my coworkers Shannon
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and myself. I also made one for Karen, but didn't get a picture. I have 5 left to bind and gift.
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I made a baby quilt for my friend Larissa's new baby, in 4 hours!
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I made one for Lariann, her sister who is also having a girl and I was going to her baby shower.
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I made this notebook cover for my MIL Leslie for her to use at work. I used the Maxine fabric scraps which fits her personality well.
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I made this table runner for my friend Shannon from my leftover scraps of Bistro fabric.
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I completed the goal of finishing a store sample. I made this Beach Balls Little quilt from LGD. I also quilted it and it will be bound when the fabric line comes into the store.
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I worked on several UFO's. This was one of my mom's UFO's I finished the top and now it needs borders. It's the BQII pattern made with the Jim Shore Angels.
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I completed both of my friendship blocks which was another goal. This was Colleen's block. I just love the contrast and my flying geese came out awesome thanks to the LGD Flying Geese ruler.
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I made a little wallet for my friend Pat.
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I also made one for her granddaughter who is staying with her for a bit.
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I made Pat a cosmetic bag as well out of the Cats fabric I bought with her in mind.
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I made this Grab and Go clutch out of some fat quarters I picked up at QC in Hill City.
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I made Regina's block for the swap.
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I worked on this UFO of Buggy Barn HST's and made these 4 blocks in the Moneik Bob Square Pants block from Lynne's blog. I just love them, but think I'll just make a wall hanging since they are so huge. The squares are 24".
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I also worked on my Blush quilt blocks and started making a few of the hexi's.
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I also worked on the Pink/Green flannel baby quilt HST's and have a plan for how to make them into a quilt. I just need to lay it out now. When I have the right baby to make it for, it will be made.
I also reorganized my sewing studio, including counting my rulers. I had 75, but have added about 7 more since then, so I'm up over 80 now. Later this month I'll show the ones I really use a lot!
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So I accomplished every goal I set out to do this month and also made about 10 projects that weren't even on the radar. I feel like I accomplished so much! Several have asked how I get so much sewing time with a baby. Let me first say I have a wonderful hubby. He'll give her a bath and feed her at least every other night (we take turns), I get to spend at least one night out with my girls Jenn, Shonna, and Gaila sewing, he will watch her while he's watching TV or bring her down to the studio and she plays with toys while I sew. On the weekends my MIL loves to play with her for a while, so I usually get an afternoon or evening or both of sewing time in.  I also spend almost all my lunch hours cutting or sewing. I do almost all my cutting out of projects during lunch or hand sew binding down. I also sew a lot after Mikaela and Paul go to bed at 8 or 9. I'll stay up until 11 or midnight sewing.

I made a list of the projects I'm currently working on or have out to work on. I had 25 projects on it on Friday and I've finished 5 so far! A few of the others I should be able to knock out pretty quickly, but we'll see! So my goals for August include anything on the list, but I'll be working on a few specifically.
Wine bottle holders (2)
Runaround Bag/ Wonder Wallet
Dilly Dally Baby Quilt for Pat
3 Store Samples
Aunt Mae's Quilt
Cindy's Block
Mom's UFO - Jim Shore Quilt
My UFO - Buggy Barn Blocks/ Wall Hanging

I'll be heading for the Quilts and Vines Outdoor Quilt Show next weekend near Sioux Falls. I'm going with my college roommate and so am really looking forward to it. I've heard from Sara that she'll be there and hope to meet up with her. If there are any other bloggers out there who would like to meet up there, send me an email or leave a comment. I'd love to meet you! Mikaela and I will be shop hopping across the state Friday, hoping to stop in Chamberlain and Mitchell and maybe Dell Rapids on our way to SF.

1 comment:

Brigitte said...

So fun following your blog! Very impressive to see so many projects!!