A long, long time ago, I signed up to Sarah's Summer Sewing challenge, over at FairyFace Designs. I listed all sorts of projects I expected to complete by the end of summer here. Well, I am not going to talk about that original list because that would make me look like I had one big fail on my hands. Plans change, new projects crop up, but things did get made and here is a summary of them -
|Seems like such a very long time ago,|
but I finished Sherbet Pips Number 2 within the Summer Sewing.
|I then took Lynne's tutorial for Double Fat Jack|
and turned him into a fatter Jack by making a huge pillow with it.
|Perv Bird was my first ever quilt swap.|
It involved all sorts of 'firsts' for me in the sewing department.
|P51 was a secret project at the time.|
Our Brit Bee made a quilt for someone who really deserved it.
It was a huge pleasure to be a part of this.
|I found a love of |
and for HSTs - which was quite shock!
|I managed to finish Sherbet Pips Number 3 to my satisfaction.|
I was so pleased that my vision of an escaping pinwheel worked.
|Wonky Stars is my favourite quilt that I have ever made.|
It has gone to a good home in Finland,
but I may have to make another one because I love it so much still.
|Another first for me was inserting a zipper in a cushion.|
Well actually, it was inserting a zipper anywhere. It's not perfect but I had to try.
|The girls had school bags made with recycled denim.|
|And Helen's here.|
|I went on a pin cushion craze.|
|Splashy was my favourite.|
|I signed up for my first mug rug swap - Goodies Swap 2011.|
This was for one partner.
|And this was for the other.|
|Unfortunately the first mug rug partner didn't stay in the swap.|
So I made a different mug rug for a newly assigned partner.
|And then I completed the Across the Seas QAL quilt.|
There were numerous other things like the bee blocks - which have been a pleasure to work on each month. Charity blocks and quilt tops for bloggy friends. Swaps in the process but not yet complete. It is just an ongoing process. I even think I left a couple of things off the above list, but there is enough there. I'm not going back and adding more!
And the biggest thing on the go for me right now is the Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap. I have a huge (for me!) number of talented people signed up - 41 last I looked. I am thrilled, excited and slightly scared. But it will be good fun. Right?!
And that is my Summer Sewing Wrap Up. Thanks Sarah for making me focus and see just what I was getting done - or not as the case may be. In the end I did far more than I expected so I am pleased with my quilting progress.
I will end this post with a link up to Shay at Quilting In My Pyjamas and her Favourite Things Friday. I have two favourite things today. After writing this post I think I will have finished projects as one of those things.
But much more importantly, I have had a really crap day and my favourite thing today is chocolate. Some days you just can't get through the daylight hours without any. Today was one of those days. So Mr Cadbury - thank you very much!