As I anticipated, once my kids got out of school in early June, I didn't get a whole lot of sewing time. I did take advantage of summer camp one week and get my double bear paw quilt quilted. Other than that, my design wall looks about like it did on June 1. The one exception is the New York Beauty "sunshine" block in the lower right-hand corner. For those of you who know NY Beauty blocks, this is "Block 0." Note: the blocks on the right are all part of a traveling quilt group I'm a part of. I didn't make the other blocks. Search #IwishIcouldgotootravelingquiltbee on Instagram to see more pics of our traveling quilt projects. The theme for this particular traveling quilt is "Hawaii."
This month I also sewed up some "team" flags for soccer camp (below). My boys were (L --> R): Azerbaijan, Madagascar and France.
I used scraps to make the flags, so that didn't help my quest to use up fabric yardage. Scraps were also used to make quilt show ribbons for my local guild's show in August. I'm working on a tutorial on how to make the ribbons (partly just so I remember from year to year how I make them, partly for anyone else who may want to make a fabric show ribbon). I'll share pics of the ribbons when I get the tutorial done.
This month in the process of quilting my double bear paw quilt, I ran out of thread and had to order more. Since I was paying for shipping anyway...I decided to throw the above 1/2-yard cuts in my cart. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the state text print on the left (Heritage by Stephanie Marrott for Wilmington Prints) was actually in dark blue, not black. Sometimes shopping online can be tricky!
Fabric Diet Standings
Fabric Purchases: 1.5 yards
Fabric Used in Projects: 3.5 yards
Net for the Month: -2 yards
Net for the Year: -104 yards
I doubt that much sewing gets done in July or August, so I'll have to churn out lots of quilts somehow in September - December if I still want to hit my goal.