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 ūüôÉ

I thought I'd start including my monthly stats here (but you can check out old stats where I typically posted them). 
You can snag your own copy of this checklist by clicking here

July Stats:
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.
Happy sewing! 
xS

1 comment

  • i have been wanting to try epp and i don‚Äôt know where to begin. you have inspired me so much

    Aurora Bailey

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