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Summer sewing

I don’t have a particular project on the go at the moment. Last week I finished my maverick star dolls quilt for Little Sis. It was a bit of an impromptu make and now I don’t know what to make next.

Instead of crafting I have been reading, mainly the new Quilt Now magazine and Mollie Makes blogging bookazine. I love the new quilting magazine and have been picking up some great tips from Mollie Makes blogging. I have a couple of subscriptions to craft magazines such as Mollie Makes and Love Patchwork and Quilting but I can’t help browsing the magazine shelves when I go shopping. I’m trying to make the free gifts which come with them so I made a cute iPhone case with the latest gift from Mollie Makes.

Mollie Makes anchor purse - the gingerbread house

I also made the strawberry pincushions which came with Quilt Now which I think are rather cute. Sometimes it’s nice to finish a small project rather than worry about all those unfinished WIPs.

Quilt Now strawberry pincushion - the gingerbread house

There are some projects I want to get started on over the summer:

I have a copy of Crafty Dolls by Jane Bull to review so Little Sis and I have been looking through and trying to decide what to make.

I recently signed up to Wild Olive’s 50 States Stitching Club, although then I decided I wanted to catch up and make the Autumn Stitching Club and Winter Stitching Club first. I have bought all the supplies so just need to get started on these.

I also found the Union Jack quilt cover I started making for Little Sis a while ago. I was trying to remember when I started but I don’t think I ever blogged about it. I made a lot of red, white and blue hexagons for it so I would love to start sewing it all together before she’s out of her cot bed and into a single bed 🙂

Plenty to keep me going, I just need to focus 🙂



  • Reply
    stacey kirkbride
    July 27, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Absolutely love the strawberrys, they are super cute! I’ve been wanting to make a patch work quilt for so long for my baby boy but I just don’t feel confident enough with my sewing skills.

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    Hannah Staveley
    July 27, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Oh my gosh just love it, wish I could sew .x

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