Sunday, June 23, 2013

Instant Gratification Summer Projects

Crafty Fun - Summer Projects!

Hey crafters/sewers/quilters...I've had a lighter schedule for the first few weeks of summer, and I've been spending most of it outside with animals, kids and friends, and enjoying the sunshine.  It's been hard to focus on the work stacking up inside, and on keeping up with my studio projects, but spare time is rare, and summer is delicious!!  Hope you all are finding time to relax and enjoy as well.

But as the days get warmer, I like to plan for studio work inside during the heat of the day, and I have a quick list of projects that can be completed in a day or two.  I'll outline them below, like a to-do list and we'll revisit with pics and complete project tutorials in the days to come.

- Summer Babies - quick sew personalized receiving blankets for summer baby showers with matching bibs.  
          (gather a couple of complimentary cotton fabrics, flannel works well even for summer, a yard of each, and a few matching trims and threads and you're ready!)

- Easy Quilted Beach Tote - Carry your stuff to the sea in style with just a few seams and as much or as little quilting work as you have time for!  
          (great stash buster project, or an even better excuse to buy some fun beach themed specialty prints.)

- Super Quick Picnic Table Runner or throw - Color and fabric are the stars of this easy to construct project for yourself or as a gift.  You can make it in time for July Fourth or to have standing by for cook outs and picnics all summer long.

Stay tuned for the details!!!  Let's get sewing!


  1. I am looking forward to the baby items instructions! I just made some embellished burp cloths using cloth diapers and fun fabric. I have two grandbabies on the way in the fall and I am trying to make as many things as I can! Oh, and I love reading your blog! ~~Michelle

  2. Hi Michelle. How awesome about the babies coming!!! Congrats and many blessings!! I think you must have seen the new quilt tutorials on YouTube. I'll do the baby stuff first then. Working on those this week as well as finishing some small changes to my book. xo Thanks for always chiming in. Really appreciate your support. Beth