Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Fresh Sewing Day

Overall, this summer has seen numerous "littles" created, and very few actual quilts, but it's been fun for a change, and I've tried all sorts of new (to me) patterns and techniques, so it's all good in my book. Fresh Sewing Day at Lily'sQuilts is, of course, an awesome way to show them all off!

The Zakka Sew-Along has been the instigator of weekly small projects. This month, it was two "I love it"'s to two "um, I'm not so sure about this." All still good fun though.

Bee blocks were minimal, but they were definitely enjoyable to put together.

And these two little polaroid blocks sent me off into the crazy arena of swap-hosting! The *Picture-Perfect* Polaroid Block Swap seems to have a life of its own, and I'm just anxious to see it through! What great participation in the swapping group!
polaroid blocks-untrimmed and trimmed

A couple of random littles - a triple-zip pouch I've been meaning to try for ages. I'm pretty pleased I was able to figure it out and I love the finish. Then there was another of Jeni's drawstring bags, my go-to bag pattern.
1. ">Triple-Zip Pouch front, 2. Lined Drawstring Bag

And though these aren't finished projects {yet}, they are important bits in my quilting journey, all from the Improvisational Patchwork class I took from Quilting Modern author, Katie Pedersen last weekend. Maybe next month I'll have a finish to show from this set. (I hope so!)

And there were two quilts this month - A Taste of Marmalade in baby-size . . .
A Taste of Marmalade

and my pride and joy this month, G.O. Modern. Finishing up this quilt with my 4x5 modern Quilt Bee blocks was a great feeling. The quilting alone was a major challenge and accomplishment for me, and it definitely has given me confidence to move ahead with my free-motion quilting. 
G.O. Modern
The photo-shoot itself was a highlight of my month as well. Talk about having the quilt in the right place at the right time. Of course you can see some of my fav shots in the blog post links above.


So it's been another full and productive month - just the way I like it!


Linking up with Fresh Sewing Day!

23 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

It's been a great month for you! You got so much done.

Katy Cameron said...

Oh yeah, you got hardly anything done there... ;o) I think your G.O. Modern is my favourite too :o)

Patchwork and Play said...

You always impress me with your productivity Debbie! I'm glad you saved the best til last! Love the G.O. Modern!

Kelly said...

Another storming month of makes for you! Gorgeous, all of it!

Mrs Pixie said...

That's a lot of makes! The G.O Modern quilt is stunning :)

Katy

Carla said...

You are one of the most productive bloggers I "know".
Cheers

simplesew said...

I just love it. and the color selection is great

Heather D. said...

Another great month for you Debbie. And as usual, Fresh Sewing Day slipped through my radar. hehe

Heidi Staples said...

Another beautiful month, Debbie!

Candice said...

Wow!!! Just an amazing month and all the beautiful lovelies that you made! Congrats on such a marvelous month :)

Sarah Ashford said...

Hi there, I found you over at Lily's Quilts. What wonderful finishes! I love the last quilt with all those gorgeous blocks. Can't wait to see what you make next :-)

Cherie said...

Wow you got a lot done last month! loving all those linen inspired projects. Fantastic job on the quilts! =D

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

A gorgeous month! Happy to see that Bee quilt again :)

Beth said...

Is it possible that I live the G.O. Quilt even more each time I see it?!? All your projects are beautiful as usual - it is so fun seeing them all together like this.

Anne said...

Wow! You got tons done in July. Puts me to shame. Really like the improv block in the bottom left of the mosaic.

Nicole said...

Wow! How do you do it?!? I'm convinced you don't sleep! Another fabulous month of makes, Debbie!

Nicole said...

Wow! How do you do it?!? I'm convinced you don't sleep! Another fabulous month of makes, Debbie!

Leanne said...

You have had a awesome month! I love that G.O. Modern quilt so much and all the other things this month too.

sewkatiedid said...

What a gorgeous quilt. Some favorite blocks in there and the colors are divine. Watch out world, Debbie dropped her feed dogs!

sewkatiedid said...

What a gorgeous quilt. Some favorite blocks in there and the colors are divine. Watch out world, Debbie dropped her feed dogs!

Marci Girl said...

So much accomplished in one month! Congrats!

Janine said...

Wonderful makes and fab photos!

Jenniffier said...

My goodness.. Such much going on and it all looks wonderful!