July in Review

by Nicole

Can you believe we are more than half way through this year?!?

July seems to have zipped past me. There were quite a few Children at Play in my sewing room this past month.


I finished up this little mini quilt and came very close to finishing up my larger quilt. I wanted to be able to show the larger quilt to you, but alas I’m still tidying up the threads. Hopefully, I will get them all nice and buried and the quilt ready for a photo shoot soon.

July was a great month for bee blocks. I got Pebble Beach done for We Bee Modern Too.

We Bee Modern Too_July

And I auditioned a few blocks for the August block. I ended up going with Stargazing in the bottom left of the photo. Already the blocks are starting to come in. I’m looking forward to putting them together – four months before Christmas!

Bee Audition_4blocks

All in all, July was a good month, although I wish I could have done more. Sigh. So much fabric, so little time…

Here comes August with lots of sewing to be done. I’m planning a quilt for my eldest. I realize it’s been a while since I made one for her. And then there’s that commissioned quilt that I’ll be working on and a few things here and there. I’m declaring that August will be a fabulous sewing month!

What are you looking forward to making in August?

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Beth August 2, 2012 - 1:47 am

I want to declare that August will be a good sewing month too! As usual, I love all your projects. I'm looking forward to your children at play reveal!

Ella August 2, 2012 - 1:54 am

Your mini still makes me smile! Your blocks are also so happy!

Heidi Staples August 2, 2012 - 2:21 am

Beautiful project, Nicole! I'm hoping to get a little more sewing done this month than last. We'll see…

Carla August 2, 2012 - 2:23 am

Even though July was rainy it looks like you had a happy July !

Debbie August 2, 2012 - 2:45 am

oh I can't wait to see your stargazer take shape!! I'm looking forward to finishing up QWERTY II!

Megan August 2, 2012 - 3:34 am

I love the mini at the top – it's making me want to do something similar. I'm really excited to see your Children at Play.

Books_Bound August 2, 2012 - 3:45 am

That mini is just too perfect! I'm going to be sad when you finish these quilts and we don't get to see pictures of them every week! That said, I'm really looking forward to seeing the full sized reveal!

Rachel August 2, 2012 - 5:57 am

Wow! Love all the movement in that mini quilt, and how the quilting adds to it.

Kelly August 2, 2012 - 8:43 am

I love that mini and can't wait to see the big one finished.

Katy Cameron August 2, 2012 - 9:51 am

Great work for the month, hope you have a fab August sewing :o)

Leanne August 2, 2012 - 1:55 pm

I love your mini, it is just so beautiful!

Paige August 2, 2012 - 6:59 pm

I'm looking forward to starting on my blocks for the 6×3 Bee. I'm in two hives this quarter!

Cherie August 2, 2012 - 7:51 pm

The mini is soo cute! Loving that fabric…I really should have bought some! Great looking blocks, I'll be looking forward to seeing what you get up to this month! =D

Margaret August 2, 2012 - 10:15 pm

I want to actually get all of my swaps done and in the mail before the end of the month. Might actually happen if we get daughter #1 moved to her new home this weekend and daughter #2 doesn't want to move in the next three weeks. They are moving into a bigger house because I am going to be grandma to another little cutie.

Shirley Tener August 8, 2012 - 2:52 pm

I am so in the mood for Christmas too.

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