Stats - July
Another month is gone & my day planner is still flipped open to July 17, if that gives you any hint of how the month is going 🙃
Quilts Started - 2
Tops Made - 1
Quilts Quilted - 2
Bound & Photographed - 1
Total finishes for the year: 21
Patterns Released - 0
Donations Made - $15
Every month I donate a portion of my pattern sales to a different organization. For July I chose Hearing Health Foundation in honor of July being Disability Pride Month.
This month we had a very busy summer (summer school ended July 15th), so many extracurricular activities, and some surprise medical issues within my little family so I did not do much of anything in my sewing room.
But here's some behind the scenes images of what I did accomplish!
I took up EPP for the month!
And made a little quilt (top) for my son's favorite stuffie, Fuzzy Racoon.
I made a bunch of hourglass blocks out of directional prints (and recorded a short video tutorial!)
I started a few more with nondirectional prints for the block swap I'm hosting, but set them aside to work on a commissioned quilt. I can't show pictures of it since it is a memory quilt made with photo squares, but I've got everything trimmed to size & will work on assembly soon.
The Ruby Star Society hosted a fun sewalong for this "Perfect Picnic" quilt so I set the memory quilt aside while I wait for the border fabric to arrive & quilted this cute thing.
I used all scraps for the main & black and stash for the low volumes. The back is just as fun - and uses up some bigger cuts I had sitting around.
Then Thursday we found out that my son's swim instructor was leaving a bit before the lessons are ending (there's half a dozen lifeguards working where he takes lessons but he somehow always ends up with this guy in particular. They get along well & both are silly souls) so I had to scramble to make him a quilt.
My love langue is gifts & if my son asks me to make something for someone who is special to him I usually do.
I finished it this morning before we headed to swim, but technically in July it looked like this (I finished quilting it at 2 am and boy am I tired today)
And that's it!
There was lots of driving, lots of laughter, and lots of walking longingly past my sewing room.
Hopefully August will be more peaceful.