Tuesday, July 1, 2014

We're Talking July - Bring it on!

Time for three of my favorite link-ups!
Barbara encourages us to start new projects each and every month, without guilt or remorse. Her NewFO Linkup is certainly a party I can relate to! In June I pulled some double-gauze cotton from my stash and began my first hand-quilting effort. To ease the challenge, I chose to try big-stitch utility quilting.
The fabric is POCHO by Nano IRO and Naomi ITO. I'm keeping it simple, just randomly adding circles as I go. I am about half-way finished with a baby size quilt.  Here is the backside:

Finishing this is my official July goal for A Year of Love Lovely Finishes.

I am also working on a personal challenge this month, although it has been slow-going. I've had such interest in art quilting and never seem to actually branch out. There is always a project going on, and I just haven't done it. When I read that this month's Le Challenge theme is 'small', I immediately thought a small art quilt should be my challenge. The deadline is fast approaching, and I have been procrastinating, but it is still a goal I hope to achieve.

To conquer three birds with one stone (that is a hint!), I would also like to link up with Lily today for Fresh Sewing Day, so I made a simple collage to share with projects I worked on in June:-)

Thank you so much for reading today!


  1. Good luck with your Le Challenge quilt!

  2. Love the pick stitching. It adds a whole new dimension.

  3. THose circles look amazing! Are you doing a large size of hand quilting? I've never done it and I'd like to - it just seems so time consuming.

  4. Beautiful quilting. I like the Sunbonnet Sue's!

  5. So many beautiful projects - love the paper pieced jug and your hand stitching is perfect!

  6. I really need to learn how to make photo collages . . . :) The circles quilting is really fantastic - totally in love with that.


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