Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Fresh Sewing Day: July 2012

At the beginning of July, I had every intention of using up the majority of the Christmas fabrics in my stash by making a plethora of gift bags and a couple of lap quilts.

I guess I overestimated how much time I would have to sew in July! At first, I was disappointed that my progress toward a handmade Christmas consisted of four gift bags and a half-completed quilt top. Then I remembered that I had indeed achieved much in July. In addition to the four finished gift bags, I made a personal picnic purse, took in the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild Exhibition, and took an improv piecing class. Also, already I’m more prepared for Christmas than I was this time last year. That fact alone will help me stay motivated to continue making gift bags and whatnot before Christmas.

Linking up to Fresh Sewing Day.

Lily's Quilts


  1. I love the colors in your improv blocks and your Personal Picnic Purse! Too cute :-D Thanks for sharing!

  2. Really nice! Glad you have another bag pattern to add to your repertoire!

  3. great picnic purse and I love those christmas bags - the improv blocks look fun as well :)

  4. Very cute little gift bags, a great start toward Christmas! I love the improv blocks, they look like fun.