Saturday 29 November 2014

Sew many books - The traffic light version (November 30)

Hi everyone,

It has been a LONG time since I did a Sew Many Books post...for those of you who don't know what my Sew Many Books initiative is, have a look over this post :)

A lot has happened and I have missed my Sew Many Books project and so I have decided to bring it back bi-monthy!

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

For My Little Monster

When I decided to make this project - picture below - (from "Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew!"*) back in May, was going to make 2 traffic light applique squares to add into the T's quilt - which I had started in my head, but not in reality ;P  I was planning on creating small traffic lights, so, they weren't going to be as large as in the picture...
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And a few weeks ago, I had some time to start working on this project again...

And I have managed to finish them on time, well, on time if you mean by the 30th November not the June 15th (like I was originally planning :P)  I also decided not to make them square and to just leave them as they are here:

Once I had finished, I decided to get out all the bits and pieces I have been collecting to make T his quilt...and so far it is looking pretty good (if, I do say so myself :P), but it needs widening and lengthening so there is more work ahead of me before I get this quilt finished.

I have also had a birthday since my last Sew Many Books post and there have been a few new additions to my book shelf:
After having a flip though all my books, I have decided on this schedule for the next few months (incase you'd like to join in):

January 30
I will be revealing my version of the Penguin backpack from Oliver + s: Little things to sew*
T is due to start 3yr old Kinder in February, and he needs a cute backpack to take with him :)

March 30
I will be revealing my version of the shoulder bag from Sew!*
By March, I'll probably want another new handbag - right?! Actually lets face it, I always like and want new handbags ;) 

May 30
I will be revealing my version of Dinosaur from Stuffed Animals*
I might have to make 2 though as T and M will probably fight over it otherwise... 

Feel free to sew along with me on these projects 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 you could make an "inspired by" project too :)

I'll be sharing my next finished project on January 30 and I'd love to share some of your projects on my blog too so please join in!

To JOIN IN 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, as I would love to share your work here on my blog in its own special post :)

I look forward to seeing all your projects!

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  1. The traffic lights look great! I have been thinking of getting that book - looked like lots of great projects for little boys and you have confirmed it! Love what you are doing with different blocks for the quilt.

  2. I love yur your traffic light blocks ad the traffic quilt for your son. Great idea for my grandsons. Good luck with all your projects!

  3. The traffic lights work really well and the quilt they are going into is a great idea! I don't have loads of sewing books, but love your way of making sure you use yours.

  4. I love the traffic light quilt. Great idea!