Fresh Sewing Day and Small Projects

by Nicole
Lily's Quilts

It’s Fresh Sewing Day over at Lily’s Quilts!

When I look back on what I did last month, I can see I went a little crazy making pouches. But can you blame me? They are useful for organizing things and so quick and easy to make.

May 2012 mosaic

1. old house, 2. May block, 3. May siggy, 4. Oh Fransson bag, 5. Oh Fransson patchwork, 6. Sewing Machine Cover for Modern She Made Swap, 7. seuss pouch, 8. msm pouch, 9. old house_close, 10. Cover_spiral, 11. catinthehat, 12. oldhousequote, 13. building

I did manage to get most of my goals done in the Small Projects Sew Along and am linking up to Amanda Jean’s finale.

  1. Sewing machine cover for partner in Modern She Made (MSM) swap
  2. Pouch and/or sewing accessories for MSM partner
  3. Pouch for a friend for Mother’s Day 
  4. CityScape wall hanging
  5. Preschool nap time mat covers 
I didn’t get the CityScape quilt done and I’m not going to beat myself up about it. I stopped liking it and saw no reason to torture myself by pushing through with it just so that I could cross it off the list, although that would have been a nice feeling. Oh well, maybe I’ll pick it up at some point. 
I made one nap mat cover for my daughter’s preschool. Along with the one I made last month, I have two out of ten done. At this rate, she’ll be in kindergarten before I finish them all. Gotta put a move on it so I’m not singing this same tune next month!

My favorite finish of May was “This Old House.” It was not on my list of projects for May, but was one that provided some quilting therapy for me as I coped with the lost of my cat.

So overall, May was a good month for pouch making! I’m looking forward to seeing what June brings. I’ve got a couple of tutorials I plan to share with you.

I’m also participating in a blog hop for the EZ Dresden Challenge. There are some great prizes involved! The kick off starts today over on the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild. Check it out!  

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Debbie June 1, 2012 - 2:07 pm

Great month for you, Nicole! I'm still in love with your gray/orange machine cover!!

Patti Shanks June 1, 2012 - 3:07 pm

Love all your May finishes. You have great colour choices too. The house is just too darn cute! Love it!

elizabeth June 1, 2012 - 3:07 pm

Great finishes! I like pouches too : )

Beth June 1, 2012 - 5:07 pm

I love all your pouches! I agree about just putting a project away if you stop liking it – this is supposed to be fun, right? Oh, and that little house is the middle of your mosaic is awesome!

Sandra Kaye June 1, 2012 - 5:12 pm

I love the Dr.Suess fabric…I have a ton of it :):)

Kelly June 1, 2012 - 5:29 pm

You had a great month – my fave is the sewing machine cover 🙂

Heidi Staples June 1, 2012 - 5:56 pm

It's funny how our lists change as time goes by. You finished some great projects this month, Nicole!!

Cherie June 1, 2012 - 9:16 pm

Wow that is a lot of pouches! Great projects finished even the unexpected ones =D

Megan June 1, 2012 - 11:22 pm

What a nice diverse range of projects you finished this month Nicole!

Emily June 2, 2012 - 2:29 am

Love your finishes this month. Thanks for the link to the EZ Dresden challenge. I think I'll enter the quilt I just finished and gave to some cousins.

Lisa Lisa June 2, 2012 - 4:45 am

Wow! So inspiring! Makes me want to go upstairs and sew….tomorrow 🙂

Carla June 2, 2012 - 5:29 am

Lovely display of talent : )

thisyearsdozen June 2, 2012 - 12:38 pm

I just added your sewing machine cover to my "list".

Love everything!!

Kim June 2, 2012 - 1:44 pm

Hey 3/5ths of your projects completed, plus small children plus a job…..You rock!

Yes, pouches are adorable.
Nicely done!

Happy sewing

amandajean June 2, 2012 - 9:39 pm

great job, Nicole! what a bunch of beautiful projects you created this month. thanks for joining in and linking up!
amanda jean

Katherine June 4, 2012 - 6:14 pm

You've had some fantastic finishes this month. I'm so impressed and inspired!

Katy Cameron June 6, 2012 - 7:10 pm

Loving your colourful makes for the month :o)

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