Tuesday, July 28, 2020

July....is Half Over... Well Now it is Over

Woohoo we made it to July!  Well, now it is actually mid July, strike that the end of July.  I decided I would share what little bit of sewing I did in June.  And now part of July.

I finally finished the hanging sleeve, binding, and label for the little bike quilt.  The name of the pattern is Mod Geo Cruiser Jr. But I named my quilt Velocipede. 

I have been working on sashing and cornerstones for the Tuesday sewing group BOM.

Have I mentioned how much I dislike sewing sashing and cornerstones?  Almost as much as borders. Well since I started this post I actually finished this quilt.  Sorry not  great picture, but I was not in the mood to pull out the step stool, look for the bulldog clips, and hang the quilt. 

Since I finished something (Velocipede)  I could start something new. My rules.  😁 So I grabbed a pattern, and using the fabrics I had been using for the Quarantine Mystery Quilt and the Tuesday Sewing Group BOM, and I made this little quilt.

The pattern is called Vintage Glory and most of the fabric I used was from my Bonnie and Camille stash.  I think I am going to quilt this up and make it into a pillow.  I bought some cording, I am going to try to make piping.  😰

Since I finished my small project (Vintage Glory)  I grabbed a new one from a pattern and fabric I had kitted up. 

The fabric line used is called Cultivate Kindness and the pattern is made up of the fabrics, and a panel.  I have all the parts cut out, and started sewing. 

Block A1, I needed 3 of these blocks.  I finished them up and started block A2.  I only needed 2 of these and once I got going I managed to finish both of them too.

I am currently working on Blocks B1 and B2. 

I finished quilting a Quilt Guild Charity quilt, I need to square it up and then find some fabric to bind it. 

I decided to pull out my knitting needles and make some dish cloths.  I will say that the first one didn't come out spectacular, but the 2nd one is looking good so far.

I decided to try bamboo needles, and I will say I am much more successful with them, than the aluminum ones. I am over 1/2 way done with dishcloth 2. 

I whipped up another pillowcase for my bed.

I got the design a little too close to the edge, but it is for me so it doesn't really matter a lot.

I also have been playing with my embroidery machine.  I decided I wanted to make a lot of throw pillows for my couch.  Maybe change them out depending on the seasons. 

These two are made with a gradient type ombre'.  There is a bear, a fox, and a deer, but somehow I didn't get a picture of the deer. 

A barn. 

A Vintage truck that says Follow your Dreams.  I just need to create pillows with these.  Should I quilt them, should I just make them into pillow slips?  I am not too sure yet. 

I also pulled out an old piece of yardage that I wanted to use to experiment making a One Block Wonder quilt. 

I love that I belong to a group on Facebook that is all about the One Block Wonder quilts or OBW.  I was pointed toward a website that I could use a picture of my fabric, enter some small details and it would show me what the fabric would look like as a OBW.
The programs shows the block set up in a random pattern, but you can also choose it to arrange by colors, or invert the block. 

I bought the template by Creative Grids to make face masks.  I will say that it only took me maybe 1/2 an hour to whip this mask up  which is lined. 

The only negative I can say about it is that it does not include a nose wire.  I will have to make a couple of small slits so that I can insert a nose wire and remove it when I launder the mask. 

Not a lot of sewing going on unless the day is way too hot, or rainy, many of my days are spent working in the yard. 


  1. you have lots of great projects going on there. Nice embroidery works...That bicycle is so cute..
    Hugs from afar julierose

  2. Instead of cutting the mask, try a bias stripe casing, open on one end for pipe cleaner bridge.

  3. Love the bike and all the trucks.the pillows will be gorgeous .you had to remind me i have a obw somewhere lurking in here. Lol

  4. It’s nice to see your sewing projects again. I love that OBW mock-up. I’ve been using garden wire in my masks and it doesn’t need to be removed when washed.

  5. Wow....you are busy. Love all your projects.

  6. You've got some amazing projects going on!

  7. Love the Velocipede!!! Of course, the other projects are cute, too.

  8. Lots of nice projects you have been working on.


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