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.
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.