Tuesday, May 1, 2012

To Do First May

Well things are getting slightly better around here on the sewing front. I managed to get a few bits and pieces done this month at least

The only thing that I really wanted to achieve for April was to get all caught up on my bee blocks but I still havent managed it!
I did get my fish done finally though!

I said that if I got the chance then I would work on my commissioned baby quilt and my own hst quilt. Well I didn't work on the commission (not due til November so no hurry!) but I did do not 1 but 2 hst quilts and they went from being for me to being for each of my boys for their bedroom when we move

Only tops done so far, quilting will have to wait a while I think

I did manage to do 2 things that I was desperately hoping to find time to do.
I entered the Sew Out Loud Competition with this paper pieced entry (and found out that I have got through to the final 5!)

And I entered Fabric8, a fabric design competition held by Spoonflower and Robert Kaufmann. The 100 that get through to the next round will be announced on May 3rd, please keep your fingers crossed for me!
Above is what a yard would look like and below is what a fat quarter would look like
Elegant 20

Linking up this months makes with Lily's quilts and as always trying to make myself get stuff done by writing Mays To Do List (feel free to join me by linking up at the end!)

Must Do -

Bee Blocks - last months and this months (I really hate being behind, must get on top of it!)
 - Sew Bee Joyful - A paper pieced Teapot or tea block of my own design for April and Books for May
 - Piece Bee With You - A cold/flu themed block for April and not yet sure about Mays (who had May, must check!)

Secret Project - I have a really fun and very exciting secret project in the pipeline, stay tuned all will be revealed in good time. Here are the fabrics that I have picked out for it

Might Do -

Start making things for the new house, I have written myself a massive list but I might wait until we get in there to get more of a feel for what I want/need

Lu Summers quilts - my fabric is on order, the designs are drawn up, I just need to wait for the fabric to arrive. Have you bought yours yet? everywhere seems to be selling out really quickly so dont hang about if you want some! Mine is going to become more quilts for the boys room.

Commissioned baby quilt - I doubt it but we will see

Written a To Do List for the month? Come on lets see it


Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Oh you are getting there, fingers crossed for more May sewing time x

Sheila said...

Loving the look of your "secret" fabrics.

Kristy QP said...

Oh you've been busy! Nice work on the two quilt tops - they will look so great!

I'm loving your paper piecing too! Best of luck with the competitions :)

Anonymous said...

That fish block is *so* cute! I like the contrast of fabrics in your HST quilt too. Also, I recognise some of those 'secret' projects fabrics--love specially the red 'je vous en prie'.

(Found you through Lily's Quilts Fresh sewing day, BTW)

Betty said...

I like that hst quilt very very much: beautiful colours.
And I love those lips!

Taryn V. said...

The HST quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I think orange and purple is my favorite color combo.and they really pop against the neutrals you chose. I'm loving your paper piercing too! Good luck with the design competition!

Finding Fifth said...

You have been very busy. Thank you for this forum each month. It provides me with motivation and purpose to plan things out in achievable steps. I am missing your Tutorial Tuesdays though - another great idea motivating me to try new things. If you are swamped, maybe you can get a guest blogger to write a Tuesday tutorial for your page and then include the link up. A bit like your Sunday Sewing Space.

Katie said...

Ooo I love both of your submissions! Good luck with both of them!

alittlebitcrafty said...

Really liked your entry block to the Sew Out Loud QAL and would still like to add it to my quilt. Will the pattern be available?
Lydia Goode