Well, June wasn't quite what I had planned. The FQ Retreat was a great start to the month and I was fortnuate enough to meet many lovely lovely people as well as becoming friends with one I haven't met in person yet. Here's what I made:
I was meant to start back at work after maternity leave a couple of weeks ago but that has been postponed until this coming Tuesday. The wee man started nursery though and is really enjoying it - he's even brought home his first bout of nursery lurgy and passed it onto me and Laughing Boy. He has taken to nursery so well and it has been a real help, bless him.
I did find time to do some sewing related stuff though - idle hands and all that. Firstly, I signed up for a few bees and swaps:
In The Frame Purse Swap - Inspired by Katy's class at the FQ Retreat, this is a secret partner purse swap and I'm so happy I managed to sneak in at the last minute. This is my proposed fabric mix
I'm going to add a strip of patchwork to the blue oakshott cotton. I think my partner will like it.
FQR Kinky Bee - a group of us were so envious of the Brit Bee girls at the FQ Retreat that we banded together and created this bee. My month is September, I have all the fabric and just need to cut out and send. I want to have bento box bloxks for a quilt for the wee man. Excited!
Quilt Around The World II - ok so this one is a little different. Each member sends a starter block to the next person on the list, who makes a block to suit from their own stash, then sends both onto the next person and so on until all 25 of them end up back with you. Here's my starter block....
|inspired by a quilt in Elizabeth Hartman's new book - I need to starch it though!|
I also made a nursery bag for the wee man....
Finally, I sandwiched and basted my Sparkle Logic quilt top.
|backed with extra wide dots|
Linkung up with Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog Meet over at Lily's Quilts: