Wednesday, August 1, 2012

July 2012 Recap & WIP Wednesday

July is a thing of the past, and August is going to bring lots of quilts this way!

AMQG Donation Quilt Top & Back

I just dropped the back I pieced on Friday off at Remnants for quilting today! (I also picked up some fat quarters of the QuiltCon colors to make a challenge block.) The back was a pain to piece in The Clubhouse. That may have been because it was a raging disaster in there. In the end, I don't love the back, but I love the layout for the front, and I can't wait to see it quilted. I should probably start thinking about binding ;-)

X Marks the Spot Block

This is my contribution for the inaugural Cheer circle of the do. Good Stitches quilting bee. I'm the host for our circle and the quilter for July. It's been fun to watch the other blocks come in the mail. This block is from a tutorial on SewCraftyJess. The addition of the borders means these blocks finish at 16.5." I look forward making this quilt in August!

Rose Star Blocks

I only finished three of these hand pieced blocks in June, and I lamented that I should have finished one per week. I made up for it this month by knocking out blocks 10 through 13. Plus, thanks to some hand sewing during primetime Olympics, I'm in a good position to have a great month of English paper piecing in August as well. If you need some hand sewing, check out the tutorial on selfsewn.

Terrain Summer Sampler Series Blocks

This will be a quilt for me in the end, and I'm so happy to be up to ten Summer Sampler Series blocks after an intense 48 hours of sewing (and even a little sleeping) at the Austin Modern Quilt Guild retreat last weekend. Now I just have to decide if I'm stopping at 12 blocks or if I'll throw in the Solstice Series blocks for good measure.

Ruby Star Rising Ironing Board Cover

Woohoo! My ironing board looks so much better now! The before was bleak and upping the ugly factor in The Clubhouse. These Viewfinders from Ruby Star Rising are amazing!

August is happening, apparently. Are you ready?

Lily's Quilts  WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced  


  1. Love the X Marks the Spot Block.

  2. love it all, and that ironing board is just gorgeous!!!

  3. Love all the projects you worked on this month, such fabulous colours :o)

  4. That X Marks the Spot block is amazing!

  5. I love your new ironing board cover! I really should make one. Is there a tutorial you recommend?

  6. Totally wonderful projects!! That ironing board cover is awesome!

  7. Your X Marks the Spot block is Fantabulous! My absolute favorite colors. Love the design, too. If it's missing, just come look at my place. ;D

  8. Wow. Wish I had this sort of patience, attention to detail and TALENT! I love your project and appreciate your taking the time to share on Show & Tell at SNAP!

    xoxo, Tauni