At the beginning of the month, I published my goals for June. How well did I do at meeting them? We're about to find out...
- Make the April block for Bee Inspired. The May Queen of Bee Inspired was Emily @ The Darling Dogwood. Her block was paper-pieced and designed by Cath @ Wombat Quilts. I like paper-piecing so this one was easy.
I'm happy to say that I not only got the block done, I sent it off to Emily and she has received it and put it into a small wall hanging!
- Make the May block for Bee Inspired. Velda @ Freckled Fox Quiltery was the Queen for May, and she picked Sweet Cakes by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller Fabrics as her block. I've got the block pieced but there was a little surprise applique I wanted to add, so it sits next to my sewing machine. Hopefully I'll get it done this weekend.
- Make the June block for Bee Inspired. Jen @ A Dream and a Stitch is this month's queen, and she's letting us choose a block for her. Sounds hard, and it is, but she has provided a photo of blocks she likes as inspiration. These are all from the Quilter's Cache. I know what block I'm doing so all that's left is choosing the fabrics (she provided the color palette below) and making it. Yeah, easy. <grin>
- Quilt samples for an upcoming workshop. My table topper workshops are now in October so I've got some time on this one. Unfortunately, my sewing machine threw a screw so it sits in line at the shop waiting to be fixed. Fingers crossed that it can be repaired! Until then I've got my small portable machine that only does three versions of a straight stitch and two of a zig-zag. I know what I wanted to quilt for these two and straight stitching isn't it so I'll just wait. The red table runner (Peppermint Twist) uses plain setting triangles and the blue one (Water Vortex) uses pieced setting triangles.
- Make a quilt for the Island Batik challenge for June. This month's challenge is to make a modern quilt. I got this one done and you can read about it here. I'm calling my quilt Heat Wave in the hopes of shaming the weather into producing cooler temperatures (OK, I just made that up--not the title, but the reason. <grin)
- Sew two Funky Friends for the Island Batik Fall Market booth. Island Batik displays little stuffed animals in their Market booths, and Island Batik Ambassadors volunteer to make them. These cute patterns are by Funky Friends. I can't show you what I made because they feature Fall Market fabrics, but I can share images of the type of Funky Friends I made--Memory Bear and Punju Peacock.
- Write two patterns for Timeless Treasures. Got one of these done it is available on the Timeless Treasures website for free. The name of the pattern is Cobbles, and it features the Little Star fabric collection by Timeless Treasures.
The other pattern (Dino Roar!) will be finished soon. It will also be available for free download from the Timeless Treasures website (hopefully soon!) and I'll let you know when it is.
- Write one pattern for Dear Stella. Got this one done as well. It's not yet available for free download yet but I'll let you know when it is and where you can get it.
- Finish my PIG for July. Always in Stitches (the quilt shop where I work) challenges its workers to knock off an item on our PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) list each month. PIGS is just a cute way of saying WIP. Anyway, for July I was to finish my quilt along top from last year by adding borders and I'm proud to say I got it done! The top needed some help before I could add the borders (apparently in my rush to get it done for the QAL post, I messed up a few seams) so I did that first then added the borders. I have no idea how to quilt this, so it's in my back brain jelling ideas.
- Make the June blocks for the Fall into a Quilt Along Blocks are released every two weeks in the quilt along, and you can still join us if you'd like! . Click here to see the entire quilt along schedule.
So that's a recap of June. How did I do? Lets see. I had 14 projects to work on, and I got 9 done. 64%! At least that's better than last month where I only got half the projects done. <grin>
Maybe I can do better this month. I'll share my goals for July with you on Monday.