July was a fun month. I got a bit of Christmas sewing and crafting done so I [hopefully] won't go into panic mode in November!! I sewed several bee blocks, made a few swap items and joined a handful more quilt-alongs and linky parties!! All in all, I completed [yes, done with nothing more to add to them] 13 projects (which is a total of 25 items if you count the multiple cards and gift tags). I started quite a few other things too which are now inevitably added to my WiP list! Ooops!
Here is my July month in review mosaic - finished and WiP projects:
My favourite item is definitely my Spool Block for my secret partner in Brit Quilt Swap 3, but I really love my Great Granny squares too. I actually completed the second one on the 21st but this is the only photo I seem to have of it. There are 7 more already cut out and waiting to be stitched. They are such a great scrap-buster!
I learned/learnt a couple of new and very useful skills in July too. I made my first ever frame purse [I love using stinky glue!] and I did my first ever button holes. Next month I will re-attempt paper piecing... there may be tears [again]!!!
I'm looking forward to seeing what August will bring. I know I have several swap items to complete and send off and more bee blocks to sew and post so I shall be keeping busy once again. I only finished one quilt in July so I am challenging myself to finish another in August - hopefully my 'precious' Vintage Holiday quilt! I love challenges and deadlines! Oh and I sure hope Mr Toyota comes back soon - I miss him! [that's my sewing machine for anyone who wasn't sure!! He's been away for a sewing machine MOT.]
Happy sewing to you all!!