June Progress Update

Hello Everyone! I am writing this from my porch this morning because it is such a pleasant day. We rarely get those in the middle of July here in North Georgia. It’s either been hot or rainy. Then, when the rain stops and the heat is back, the humidity has been dreadful. It seems like all we do, no matter what season it is, is complain about the weather. I see it all over the country on Instagram.

Speaking of Instagram, I just enjoyed participating in the Instagram #patrioticquiltparade hosted by @sewstacysew leading up to the 4th of July. If you want to see more of my quilts, go here.

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I was quite busy in June, but there were a few items that weren’t even touched last month. We spent a week on the road, so I did only have 3 weeks in June.

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First I finished Alex’s quilt and the T-Shirt quilt, which got added to the list after I decided to get it made in a few weeks. If you missed them, you can find them here.

I finished the Succulent projects, which will now be known as the Needles Collection, and sent those to Jacquelynne. I finished the pattern instructions just in time too. I had a July 1 deadline. Writing the instructions aren’t hard, but working on the diagrams takes me a lot of time, although I am getting better.

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Here’s a peek at the Table Topper in the collection with the embroidered designs by Jacquelynne and the project designs by me. The collection will be available in August for Club Members. If you aren’t a member, you can sign up here to be informed when the club will open again for new members.

As you can see from the list, I didn’t make the house blocks for the Winterville quilt, I didn’t even get the fabric cut out. I am happy to say that the blocks are now cut out and I’ll probably work on them this afternoon.

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I wanted to get them all laid out with the coordinating windows, doors and roofs before getting them ready to sew.

IMG_6820.1 They are now on my (messy) design board, waiting for the sections to be chained pieced.

Which brings us to July’s list:

IMG_6817.1I have the first item on the list half complete, I’ve finished the top for the Foundation Pieced Star Voyage wall hanging.

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I finished it on the morning of July 4th and was able to show it in the patriotic quilt parade. I’m hoping to quilt it this week so it will be finished in time for my guild meeting next week. It was started at a guild workshop in June with David Gilleland of Vector Quilts. I had fun piecing this and will be looking for another paper piecing project to work on.

Another project already finished on my July list is the Minis and More Parade mini. Fortunately, Sherri and Michele, decided to have the parade on July 10th. That worked out for me because I’m not sure I could have gotten it finished last month. I’ll have that post up on Tuesday afternoon.

My July list looks ambitious, but I think I can get most of it accomplished. We aren’t traveling this month, so I feel like I’ll have some extra time. I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday and the beginning of the week.

Thanks for stopping by!

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5 Responses to June Progress Update

  1. Your projects are glorious and beautiful!

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  2. Debbie Huber says:

    I love all the things you are doing especially your Patriotic ones. What a great idea to have a list for the whole month. I get distracted at times and find myself completing whatever I am in the mood for or avoiding the quilted gift I need to work on. I think having that in front of you to be able to cross off things would be very beneficial.

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    • Brenda says:

      Thanks Debbie! It does help to have a list, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get distracted and want to work on something else sometimes. Also, most of what I’m working on now seems to be long term projects so if I don’t get to them, that’s okay. June was an unusual month in that I really had three things that had to be done. I prefer to take my time and enjoy the process.

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  3. Lydia says:

    I love all the patriotic projects-look forward to what you complete in July.

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