Monday, July 2, 2007

Oh my, it's July already?

I have been waiting for July all year. My family goes to Yosemite every Fourth of July, and I am so excited for 5 days of it this year. I am also going to Japan at the end of the month, so I am so happy that it's July!

I finished a couple projects for July, one on time and one a little late. Lets start with the on time one. Super secret project #1 was for my cousin Kel's graduation present. She came up for college orientation, so that was my deadline. I made her Modern Quilt Workshop's Redwork in Cal colors. I think she liked it... she kept saying she wished it was colder so she could use it! Here are some shots of it... More on my flickr.
Kel's Cal Quilt -  hanging out on the bench
Kel's Cal Quilt - more yellow close up
My second project was the Placemats and napkins for the In Stitches Sewalong. So I guess I'm not officially done yet, but here's my excuse. Earlier in the month I had told my mom my assignment for the month and asked if she would like me to make the placemats and napkins for her. She said yes, but also added that her dining room sits 10! That's right, 10 instead of 4. So I started off, and on June 30th as it was approaching midnight, realized that I would not be able to get 10 done, and shot for 4. Really, I only got 1 set done. And here is that one photo. But I am probably 80% done with 10!! Does that count for anything?
July 1, 2007
I think it turned out pretty nicely. The placemats are huge, and the napkins are huge. The napkins are also not square, which kinda threw me for a loop. Oh well. On to July's projects!!


KellyAnn said...

I DO like it! I took all the blankets off my bed and just used that one since it was so hot anyway.

sulu-design said...

That quilt for your cousin is AWESOME! I'm sure she loves it (perhaps cranking up the air conditioning will allow her to use it more). And what cool trips you've got coming up. Japan? Cool.

flanthrower said...

The quilt is awesome. I don't think I could so all that quilting without some crazy puckering.

Your July projects look fun. I made one of the bathroom caddies a while back here

Japan?! I'm soooo jealous! You'll have access to so many great fabrics and books!

FinnyKnits said...

Beautiful quilt - go bears!

And no one has to know that you *only* made 4/10 PM & Ns :) They're hot!

rdrop said...

Hey Lynn. Look I totally have a craft blog now! ^_^