Fresh Sewing Day: August in Review

by Nicole

Today is Fresh Sewing Day!

As I look back over August, I’m happy I finished a few things.

I finished two quilts for my girls. The first one was the Children at Play quilt for my youngest. I think all the time spent deciding on what to do with it was well worth it.

Just stay little

The second quilt, an ABC quilt, was for my eldest. With the uncommon animals, we are both learning quite a bit from this quilt.

ABC quilt

Just before my daughter started pre-K, I finished the nap mat covers I had promised her preschool. There’s no picture of them as they weren’t very interesting to photograph. If you picture big, blue pillowcases with ties, you’ll have a good idea of what they looked like.

I also made a bag using Amy Butler’s Market Tote pattern. It’s big enough to fit my cutting mat and other sewing supplies for when I head to a class or sew-in.

Butler bag

Then there are the string blocks that I’m plugging away at for my commissioned quilt. 75 done. 69 to go!

String blocks

August was a good sewing month for me. How about you?

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Sarah Ashford September 1, 2012 - 1:57 pm

Hello there, I am stopping by from Lily's Quilts, what lovely things you make! In fact I think I have met you before, through the Plum and June Bloghop, and I remember then that you made goreous quilts! I am going to become a follower. Lovely to meet you again 🙂

MB in MI September 1, 2012 - 2:22 pm

Lovely quilts, Nicole!! and love the tote–very stylish way to carry all the 'stuff'! 🙂 Have a nice weekend.

Sarah September 1, 2012 - 2:24 pm

Love both the quilts but the Children at play is just so adorable.

Heather D. September 1, 2012 - 2:26 pm

Gorgeous stuff Nicole. A very productive month for you!

Barb and Sharon September 1, 2012 - 2:31 pm

I really like the 2 quilts you made. Your daughters will enjoy them for a long time.

Newbie Jen September 1, 2012 - 2:34 pm

I'd say it was a great sewing month for you! Bravo on your beautiful finishes!

Kelly September 1, 2012 - 2:51 pm

Gorgeous quilts and bag Nicole!

Books_Bound September 1, 2012 - 2:55 pm

This might be a dumb question, but how do you make sure that the white string is in the same place on each block? Do you start with that string, build out, and then trim? I'm very bad at figuring out the math part of quilting (as will be evident when I post about my latest project.) 🙂

Also, big game for Michigan today! I'm pulling for them, although my MSU boyfriend remains unmoved. 😉

Chez Roo September 1, 2012 - 3:54 pm

I love both of those quilts. You are super talented!

Beth September 1, 2012 - 5:03 pm

They are both beautiful! I love the star quilt – it really looks like the stars are floating?

Jeanette September 1, 2012 - 5:13 pm

Great tote bag, and of course the quilts are beautiful. Your doing well with the string quilt, it's going to be huge!

Pennie September 1, 2012 - 6:46 pm

Love both those quilts, although the girls at play is my favourite. 🙂 But don't tell your girls we picked favourites!

Jennifer September 1, 2012 - 8:59 pm

Love both of your quilts! I love the fist one but I adore the second one even more. Also great job on the Amy Butler Market tote too!

Rachel September 1, 2012 - 9:02 pm

What lovely quilts!

Cherie September 1, 2012 - 9:40 pm

Such amazing quilts! The bag is looking great too. Hope this month is just as productive for you =D

Heidi Staples September 2, 2012 - 4:14 am

Stunning finishes in August, Nicole. You're amazing!

DJCoolbear September 2, 2012 - 8:22 am

Gorgeous quilts and love the Bag too. I never get any big projects finished but find making smaller ones by hand gets things done with my 3 boys around.

Cynthia@aquilterbynight September 2, 2012 - 10:45 am

Your two quilts are each wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

Heather September 3, 2012 - 11:58 am


I saw your QuiltCon block on the MQG blog this morning, very cool!

Are you going to QuiltCon this year?

Debbie September 4, 2012 - 4:23 am

such awesomeness, Nicole!

Katy Cameron September 4, 2012 - 6:51 pm

Great job on both quilts!

Amanda September 6, 2012 - 2:01 am

I love the colors on your string blocks…I can't wait to see them done!

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