June Recap

June has flown by!  While absent from social media, I have been busy working on many different projects.  Here is what I’m sewing this month.

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French seam pillowcases for children in foster care.  You have heard the sad story before.  Children are removed from a family situation.  When instructed to collect a few personal items, if they even have a toothbrush or change of clothes, it goes in a plastic bag.  Social workers give the pillowcases to the children, to give them something of their own.  A small thing that means so much to a child caught up in a world they did not create.

Preparing for the next call for kennel quilts.  Not including holiday fabrics, 122 are done and ready to ship.  All of my donated batting is cut as is “yards” of fabric.  This past week, Logan Quilt Guild  held their annual sale and auction.  One of my goals was to buy as much cat and dog fabric that I could find and I was successful.  This adorable polka dot cat fabric was donated to the guild by the manufacturer.  I might have to keep one of these kennel quilts for my own kitties.

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Quilts of Valor.  Three different projects, all using scraps.  Stars, Bricks and Stones and stars I’m playing with made with scraps from other Quilts of Valor.

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The Ultimate Scrap Busting Quilt is a work in progress.  It’s on paper right now – both the design and the strips – hope to submit the finished project to Quilters of South Carolina as a class for 2018 Pieceable Retreat.  The current design will require approx 200 blocks.  I am learning that designing a pattern is not an easy task.

There is an embarrassing stack of fabric and blocks sitting on the ironing board in need of pressing.  It’s just too hot and humid to catch up on right now.  In the meantime, I’ll start more projects.

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