Friday, June 1, 2012

Friday Finish and What's Up for June

First Finish
  The first finish of the month of June (OK, all I had to do was sew on the binding):

I used Susie's Magic Binding with the small blue print as the piping.  The fabric is Stockholm by Robin Zingone for Robert Kaufman in the Autumn colorway.  The background is a linen/cotton blend I picked up at Sew to Speak in Columbus, Ohio.  This is my first try at using linen as the background, and I think it really sets off the modern print nicely.  I also used the linen as the main color for the binding.  I was worried that it would be too heavy, but it worked beautifully.

The pattern is a new one from Modern Quilt Relish, "Brioche and Baguette." 

 I love MQR's patterns, not only are they fresh and modern, but their directions are so well written, their quilts take no time at all to sew together!

This quilt is going to a friend who grew up in Stockholm.

June WIPs
  Today is June 1st, Rabbit Rabbit Day and the day I draw two numbers to determine which WIPs I will work on for the month.

The first draw is lucky number 7 (well, 7A):

And it is a classic 30s reproduction quilt from a 2001 issue of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine's "Quilting An Indoor Garden."  This must have been my 30s reproduction  phase, because I have a stack of 30s WIPs from around that time.

The second draw is an interesting choice:

I love these fabrics together, but there is no pattern in the bag.  What was I thinking I would make?

Maybe it was this pattern from Cozy Quilt's Strip Club, "Autumn Braid?"

Autumn Braid

Ah ha -- the turkey on the strip in the first photo is the clue.  These are the leftovers from my Thanksgiving wall hanging.  So I can choose another pattern for this stack of fabrics!

  I try to work on Blocks of the Month on the first of the month, but since tomorrow is Fat Quarter Fun day, and because I didn't get to go to FWF last time, I'm going to designate Monday as B.O.M.onday -- the first Monday of each month will be BOM day.  (Marta, is that a run-on sentence, or just a long one?)

Last FQF, the pattern was "Hot Tamale" from Villa Rosa Designs:

Villa Rosa publishes these cute little postcard patterns -- easy designs at an easy price!  I chose this colorful collection mostly from Anthropology fabrics:

I just love chartreuse!

This is a super-easy pattern, so I should have the second June finish, and the 33rd quilt of 2012 completed by bedtime tonight!  Come back tomorrow to see what we make at Fat Quarter Fun (it's another Villa Rosa Design).

Oops, almost forgot!  I'm linking up to Lily's Quilt's Fresh Sewing Day:

Lily's Quilts

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  1. I love this idea to draw from the WIP's pile monthly, what a concept - looks like great projects can't wait to see them!

  2. Oh My Wow! 52 quilts in 52 weeks! amazing. :) You're right, the Linen looks beautiful with your quilt, lovely choice. April@LIttle Mama hen

  3. wow, where do you find the time!!

  4. I love your blue and khaki quilt! It's great!

  5. Wow - so many plans for the month - when I saw the orange and purple I was thinking Halloween . .


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