Hubby's T-Shirt Quilt - D to the O to the N to the E

Yep, I'm a nerd. Moving on.

I actually finished this in April and forgot to add it to my 'finished projects' list.

It is now at home amongst the beagles & cats that reside on our sofa. We get to use it occasionally too. :)

May doGoodStitches / Quilts for Boston

This months' blocks went to the Boston Modern Quilt guild and their Quilts for Boston relief effort.

It is so heart warming to see the quilts they are making from blocks sent from all over. 

Make it Right challenge

I just realized that I haven't blogged much this month but not for a lack of sewing. Just a lack of pausing to document stuff. 
I decided to make a quilted jacket for the Make it Right challenge. I have been obsessed with it.  

Every night as I'm going to sleep I think about the next step. 

I only bought one panel, so I had to do some piecing to make some of the sections large enough.

I was in such a hurry to get my fabric that I didn't plan very well. I had wanted to incorporate navy in some way but when I was planning out the jacket I just couldn't make it work without altering the feel of the jacket. I wanted it to be a 'spring' jacket and the navy was just making things too dark. So I ended up using it for the backing for one of the quilted sections. So the inside of the jacket will be navy & turquoise. I definitely didn't get enough fabric. I've been piecing things together in order to make things work. 
I'm almost finished though and have really enjoyed each step of the process. I foresee quilting more garments in my future. 

April do Good Stitches Blocks

I really liked the block we made for April's Promise Circle of do Good Stitches and I think I've finally figured out how to get my blocks to come out 12.5" or more square. Pressing the seams open and doing an even scanter 1/4" than I was doing previously really helped. Also I've started using a shorter stitch length which has helped with the edges from unraveling....of course when I have to rip out my stitches it is a bit of a a little, lose a little. In the end it all came out good.

The tutorial for this block can be found on Fresh Lemon Quilts site.