Saturday 17 May 2014

Sew Many Books : May

Hi everyone,

Its been a little bit quite here on the blog this week (again - sorry!), but that is because I've been sewing rather than blogging :) If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen some pictures of what I've been sewing.

Anyway, onto what I want to talk about today...for those of you who don't know what my Sew Many Books initiative is, have a look over this post :)

Here is a button and please feel free to share it if you would like too...

For My Little Monster

My April Project worked out fantastically and you can read more about it here, if you like :)

My project for May has been inspired by this one from my copy of "Patchwork, Please!"*
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Now the project as is was rather large... AND I had never done any foundation piecing instead of the full quilt, I planned to make one of the lovely flowers and turned it into a cushion cover - to add to the one that is already sitting on my couch :)

The end product was much larger than I had anticipated!  So no I am unsure as to if I want to turn this into a cushion for the couch or if I want to frame it (and the other one I have 1/2 finished) and put them up on a wall in the house?  I think they woudl make lovely art pieces :)  Anyway, this indecision has lead to the piecing to be completed, but not the final finished product...that will have to wait until I decide what I want :P

Now...What am I going to make next month?
I have the following books on my book shelf:

AND I found this one hiding in the back of my fabric cupboard!

After having a flip though all my books, I have settled on this project from "Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew!"*.

I'm going to make 2 traffic light applique squares to add into the little monsters quilt - which I have started in my head, but not in reality, as I have been busy working on the belly monsters one (I hope to have a WIP post ready for you all this week)...

Anyway, back to June's project...I will be creating smaller versions of the traffic lights - they wont be as large as in the picture.  I'm quite excited to get a start on the little monsters quilt (I feel like he has been a little neglected in the sewing department recently).

Feel free to sew along with me on this project or any project of your choice, oh and you don't have to make your item exactly as it is in the book to join in - as I have shown you this month - you could make an "inspired by" project too :)

I'll be sharing my finished project on 16th June and I'd love to share some of your projects on my blog too so please join in!

To share your progress and projects:

Please use the tag #SewManyBooks on Instagram or Facebook

Or join the flickr group :)

If you decide to share your progress and projects via your blog please post a link to my Facebook page, email me at or leave a comment on this blog post as I would love to share your work in my special monthly blog posts.

I look forward to seeing all your projects!
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