Sunday, 1 June 2014

End of May, start of June

Lily's Quilts

May has been a bit of a funny old month for me and rather slow in the sewing department. I've been doing a Whole 30 to try to clean up my diet and curb my sugar addiction (day 28 today :-)) and so I seem to have spent a significant part of my usual sewing time on meal planning, food prepping and cooking. So in truth, not much to show for this month. Not even worthy of a mosaic, sadly! But anyway.

I did manage to finish up this block from the everlasting WIP that is the Pile O Fabric Skill Builder BOM from 2013. This is an EPPd and hand appliqued block and as such had sat prepped but unsewn for some considerable months. A lovely sewing day with the Leeds MQG gave me a kick to get it all finished and it has now joined the pile of pieced but as yet unquilted blocks ...

I also continued my theme of racing ahead with my Bee blocks. Our lovely Siblings Together quilting bee had its final month last night, but several of us have decided to continue for another year! Un-sponsored this year after an incredibly generous year of sponsorship so we will be working from stash and we've had a little shuffle around with some new members too. Jo volunteered to be first up and asked us to make these sweet scrappy little Rocky Mountain puzzle blocks. So I did, even mastering the inset seam in the tutorial (easy once Jo had pointed out to me that's what it was!). Nice to have June's blocks out of the way before June even starts and an absolute pleasure to be involved in making quilts for this wonderful charity for another year.

Oh yes, and I made an Elsa from Frozen costume. I won't go on again, but you can read all about it here.

That's it for finishes for May, but the WIPs are starting to build up and I am no fan of having things hanging over me. June is always a busy month for us with birthdays and parties but I am hoping my new found energy will enable me to make a good go at this list:

  • First up is some pattern testing for the incredibly lovely and talented Jess. I hope that this colourful stack will do justice to her fabulous design. This is my priority WIP this week.

  • Travel duffle 2. Poor travel duffle is in the same untouched state as last month.

  • And of course, my Aviatrix Medallion. I am looking forward to getting back to this one once I have a bit of headspace to do so.This is where I'm up to so far.

So that's me! Linking up with Lynne's Fresh Sewing Day. Rather excitingly, thanks to the success of my Sew Mama Sew giveaway and all my super new followers I no longer qualify for the Small Blog Meet! But I'm going to pop off and visit a few new little blogs anyway - every month I find someone new and lovely to follow and I hope you do too!


  1. Honestly it looks like you have done lot to me - some of it very time consuming and all of it lovely!

  2. Beautiful blocks and that's a great costume :)

  3. The blocks are just beautiful and that is one lucky little lady to have an Elsa costume!

  4. Seems like plenty to me, love the costume and aviatrix medallion.

  5. Seems like plenty to me, love the costume and aviatrix medallion.

  6. Beautiful showing. Congrats on moving up to the majors. I'm a new blogger and it is super sweet if you to come back and visit. Very appreciated.

  7. Yay on the Skill Builder blocks!!!! And the Elsa costume is fab, lucky girl!!!!! And.......congratulations on completing Whole30!!!!!!


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