Hello Everyone! I hope you have had a good week and weekend. If you’re here for the “I Love Home” BOM, go here to see my first block and sign up to win a package of Aurifil Thread. You have until 11:59 PM EDT on August 14th to leave me a comment on that post for your chance to win.
Now on to other things.
I made Sherri’s Quilting Life blocks for August already!
The 12″ block using Pondicherry by French General for Moda
The 6″ block using Fig Tree Fabrics for Moda
Jan’s block has always been an applique block. I used a fusible web, then a hand buttonhole stitch to applique it. I have not trimmed the block yet to it’s unfinished size of 6 1/2″ in this picture.
Because I’m setting my blocks on point, I needed to make sure the applique would fit. I made this viewing window from heavy duty cardboard and as you can see, the bird didn’t fit. I printed out the pattern again at 90% and only made the bird a little smaller to fit. Since I make a lot of 6″ blocks, it will come in handy in the future I’m sure.
This is Lisa’s alternate block. I made it, too, just because I liked it.
I also keep plugging away at the quilting for the “Blocks on the Go for Quilts that Grow” by Katja Merik. Last week my plan was to spend and hour a day on it and I did that until the end of the week. It’s about three quarters finished now, so I should have it done next week.
I also finished this needle book by Jacquelynne Steves that was a mystery sew along in her Art of Home Facebook group.
It was a fun project to sew along with and now I have a nice needle book that will fit threads and even a small hoop to carry with me as we travel.
The final thing I worked on this week was my dress from the Colette Pattern, Moneta. I wanted to get it finished before the end of summer!
The fabric is an Art Gallery knit and I will have more details in a post later this week. I think this is on my Finish-A-Long list and I need some photos wearing it of course! I will say, it was easy and the fabric was great to work with.
My daughter’s home for a week in between summer school and going back for fall semester so I’ll be busy with her. We already spent yesterday morning shopping and are going shopping again this afternoon. I think we are planning on going to the Georgia Aquarium this week, too. Probably not a lot of sewing will be done in the next couple of days, but I do have a few things that need to get started this week.
One is the mini for the August Minis and More Parade. The pattern this month is Mini Pumpkins by Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew.
I have so many fall prints, that I haven’t decided whether to make it in more traditional prints or like Allison did and go with a more modern look. If you would like to join in, you can get more information here on Sherri’s blog.
I hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by.