Monday, 4 July 2016

June [review]

So the headline for June was 88 blocks completed! That brings me to 371 for the year and my new years resolution of a block a day has been smashed by the half-way point! The 88 came from so many different projects - where to start?

There were of course many #365 blocks - 29 of them. I'm catching up on this project - about a month behind now, but none of the blocks are easy: for 6"x6" they certainly pack in the complexity. I'm enjoying the workout, but I'd love to be up to date. We've just moved back on to the 3" blocks which tend to be simpler, so this is my chance. I'm hoping to be up to date by my holiday at the end of the month!

 Twenty-six blocks were for the Jane Austen Sampler quilt. Although I don't have a photograph, all of the blocks are now completed and the sashing done, and border (with mitred corners!) added. This quilt is a monster at 86"x 100". I'm waiting on a cotton sheet to arrive for my backing, and then this beast needs to be basted, quilted and bound before that holiday!


I've fallen very behind on the Splendid Sampler quilt, making just three blocks in June. I'm hoping to jump back on this project, preparing the hand-sewn blocks for that holiday and whizzing through some of the less complex machine pieced blocks. Some are already cut out waiting for me. This particular block has become a mini quilt - I put way to much effort in for someone to sit on it in a finished quilt.

I accidentally joined another quilt along - yes that can happen: It's the Bee-utiful quilt along and I'm going to share more soon! Here's my first block.

I also made 16 charity blocks - I hope to share more about these soon. I made progress on two long-ignored WIPS, which I can't share yet and kept up to date with the Summer Sampler quilt.

Log cabins for the guild charity quilt

Summer Sampler

I also have a finish to share: this is the Quasar Quilt. I made it in the space of a week for my mum to gift to a soon-to-be new mum.

And I made some pincushions!

July is looking busy! Have I mentioned I'm going on holiday? I might just be a little bit excited about it! Before then I have two quilts I have to finish, and another 2 I'd like to finish.  And wouldn't it be great to be back on track with the blocks of the month/week/day I'm enjoying? That may be a step too far. One thing I really, really hope to do, is blog more, though I'm sure I've said that before! I am sharing a load of stuff over on instagram where you can find me as @jenniesthreads.


claudia said...

You are a very busy lady! Your projects are all so pretty! I love the block from Splendid Sampler! You are so talented!!!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Wow, you've been busy making lovely blocks!