Well what a month June has been! Pretty rubbish in terms of the weather here in the UK but plenty of sewing has happened. First up, I worked on two tiny epp pieces and managed to finish them both. They were my quarter inch pincushion from my last post and my half inch hexagon mini quilt. This will be a wall hanging and I've named it Mabel's Garden as it reminds me of my Gran's garden. The hexagon flowers are like her flowerbeds and the blue hexagons are like the paths she had between them. I love this size of hexagon and I also love embellishing it with embroidery, so I'm sure I will be starting another mini quilt project soon.
I learnt a new sewing technique in June, Foundation paper piecing! It's such a fun technique I think I will definitely be doing more going forward. I have started a large cushion for my little boy made from Tall Tales book blocks as part of a quilt along challenge on Instagram, run by Kate Basti. I'm really enjoying seeing everyone else's book blocks, it's so much fun. I'm hoping to have my cushion finished in July if possible.
June was a super special month because I was featured on the Feeling Stitchy blog. I was absolutely blown away when I was asked to be featured. I've been a reader of that blog since well before the days of Instagram, so it was super exciting to be featured. Never in a million years did I ever think I would be mentioned there. If you'd like to read the article you can find it here.
I also came up with a little epp butterfly motif in June which was a lot of fun. I haven't blogged about this properly yet because I'm still working on some variations of this design but you can find the template here.
I started another Block of the Month in June, the Summer Sampler by Pretty Fabrics and Trims. This is such a pretty project, it incorporates embroidery and quilting and I am loving it so far. I will share more progress soon.
I think July is going to be an equally busy month. My priority is to try to finish my Tall Tales cushion, make the T-shirts I haven't yet made for my little boy, and continue to work on my Sew and Quilt BOM. I have so many ideas going around my head at the moment that I'm finding it difficult to focus on the things I'm in the middle of. So I'm going to try to slow down a bit in July, finish things off and then I will have time to develop new ideas. What are your plans for July? I'd love to know.
P.S. I've had a Bloglovin account for many years but stopped using it a long time ago. I read blogs by clicking links in people's Instagram profiles or by just putting them into Google. But I decided to try using Bloglovin again and it is much improved from the last time I used it and I'm finding it a great place to keep track of blogs. So I've linked this blog up and you can now find me over there if you use it too.
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My name is Emma and I love all things sewing. My little blog is the place where I document what I'm making. I hope you enjoy reading what I'm up to. Thanks for stopping by. All opinions are my own and there is no sponsored content or affiliate links on my site.