Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Month of June and July Goals

Summer is always a busy play time with my boys.  I am grateful I was able to do any sewing during the month of June.  Last June I didn't sew anything at all. 

My big finish for the month was R's cuddle quilt.  It is a 60 x 72 inch lap quilt for my brother that has Minky on the back. 

However, my favorite finish is the three cuddle quilts I made for the favorite animals at my house.  I love seeing my boys play with these quilts. 

Another time consuming finish was getting eighteen baby blankets ready to tie.  The messy part is all done and I can tie them as I need to gift them. 

In addition to the above finishes, I moved the furniture around in my craft room.  While things are a little tighter, I am enjoying the new layout.

I also reached some milestones with my blog.  I wrote my 101st post and hosted a small giveaway.  Then, I participated in my first blog hop.  It was the New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop hosted by Beth at Plum and June.  Such a fun experience.  This awesome blog hop continues on July 9th and July 16th. 

Plum and June

My goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes for the month of July is to make a rail fence quilt out of my yellows and oranges. 

It is part of Amanda Jean's Scrap Basket Quilt Along.  She already has the link-up open, but thankfully is leaving it open for the whole month of July.  I only have my strips cut (the extent of my quilting last week).  It needs to be finished by August 1 and will then be donated to Margaret's Hope Chest for someone suffering from postpartum depression.  July is a family-filled time for me, so I will be very happy if I can finish it this month. 



  1. I want to add the rail fence as well to my list but not sure I can finish that. I do have another quilt set to donate to Margaret's Hope Chest. The color combo on your looks fun.

  2. I really like your 3 teddy bear quilts - they are just so cute and a brilliant idea. Those colours look great for a rail fence quilt!

  3. I think the rail fence quilt is going to be a beautiful gift for someone in need. You are so generous with your time and talent!

  4. Your space is wonderful.....and I always love a rail fence quilt.

  5. Wow Jasmine, you DID have a busy June! Those oranges and yellows look interesting and what a lovely gift you'll make someone :)

  6. I love those mini quilts, I'm sure your boys will remember them for years to come. I love the orange and yellows, can't wait to see it all together.

  7. My quilting corner is always less busy when summer arrives, even as my kids get older. You still managed some lovely finishes though, and I can't wait to see those gorgeous yellows and oranges as a quilt...Here's to July goals!

  8. Ahhhh, summer! You were still pretty productive. And I'd rather spend time with my boys than get tons done - it's a great philosophy!

  9. My boys are grown and no longer live at home. Even so, summer is a time when I'm just not going to get as much sewing done. They still spend lots of time here with their families, and there's gardening, and canning, and mowing, and outdoor playtime, oh, so much! :) I love the colors you have picked for your rail fence - its going to be so pretty.

  10. You have so much done! And I love the yellow and orange, It is happy! You have inspired me to straighten and move a few things in my sewing room.

  11. Busy busy lady! Love the quilts for your boys animals. Those are real treasures.

  12. As usual, you've accomplished a lot of beautiful finishes. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the yellow and oranges.


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