Sunday 3 August 2014

Late Call for July

Better late than never with my review of July. Some project finishes, some progressed and some ignored, that'll be a normal month then.

I got my Bee a Brit Stingy blocks done early on in the month for Charlotte. Then there was a birthday pouch and a workshop Tree Skirt. And with leftovers from the skirt backing, I made the Nested Churn Dash, yet to be made into a finished item.

I made good progress on one of my FAL Q3 projects which is a double bed sized quilt. I have pieced it in three sections so that I can QAYG it, took a lovely pic of it in the garden when it was dry & then discovered that not only did my camera not have its memory card in, it doesn't have an internal memory. Every day a school day!! Since finishing the piecing I have made a start on quilting one of the thirds.............lots more to do though.

I spent some really enjoyable hours making  remaking my tote bag for the Stitch Gathering. Last year we were all sent printed patches to embellish as we wished and Jo made them into a quilt that is going to be raffled at this year's SG. This year we were sent a printed calico bag. I forgot to take a pic until I had started my makeover that included unpicking all seams and cutting away the printed circle in the centre. That was a wee bit scary.

I then faced the hole, porthole style and laid it over a 4 patch I had prepared earlier. Then it was layering up, quilting, firming up the handles a bit and then putting it ll back together.

I really love how it turned out and hope my partner will love it too.

Lastly, and so far not shared here, is a Mini quilt I made for a friend who celebrated a 0 birthday yesterday. This particular friend introduced me to quilting way back about 1998 so I really hope she likes this little offering which is a bit different for both of us - from granny to granny.

The four little granny blocks were all different sizes, I brought them up to an equal size with white solid and added the border in Bella (?) .

This was my first attempt at matchstick quilting, good fun on a small piece like this. Granny came in at about 17" square.


And so that was July - not too shabby considering the amount of time I have spent in front of the TV becoming an armchair expert in several sports. Glasgow has done itself proud putting on the Commonwealth Games, so well done to everyone involved.
I think I may just have enough time to link to Lynne's Fresh Sewing Day over at Lily's Quilts.


  1. You had a lovely month. I love how the quilting karma goes, I am making granny squares today.

  2. A great month, the bag is amazing and the matchstick quilting looks so good!

  3. Loving the bag and that tree skirt. You had a great month!

  4. So many lovely makes and your SG bag is amazing! I look forward to meeting you there, I'm working on my bag while on holiday - you've set the standard very high!!!

  5. As always, lovely makes. I particularly love the mini and think the Bella border is genius. It pulls it together perfectly.

  6. Thoroughly enjoyed watching the Games! Job well done Glasgow! Couldn't see your first few pics for some reason, but love the bag and cute mini! Jxo

  7. Again missing the first few pics, but glad you enjoyed the Games :o)

  8. I love what you did with the SG bag - genius!

  9. Really love the bag and can't stop admiring the mini.
    I am finally quilting a Christmas table topper I started in 2010!

  10. Great stuff all around and I especially love your mini.

  11. Love that matchstick quilting and the teal binding.

    Tree skirt with bells is gorgeous! and had a good laugh at your "no memory card" issue!

    Cant wait to see your "August" you always have such a lovely variety of created goodies to drool over.



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