Home Quilting What’s On My Stitching Desk – Might Version

What’s On My Stitching Desk – Might Version


SOOooo many tasks transferring by way of my stitching desk proper now. It’s in all probability slightly frenetic. However I’ve been feeling a great spurt of artistic vitality and so I’ve been operating with it! In consequence I’ve received a wide range of tasks to share. One thing for everybody together with: Might RBD Quilt Block Problem blocks, extra Union Jack quilt blocks, Vacation-themed bench pillows, and a stunning new scrap quilt venture. My design wall has been properly used this week. Learn on!

Latest projects on Amy Smart's sewing table.

I can’t imagine it’s already Might! We’re staring down the barrel on the finish of one other faculty yr. Gratefully it’s not almost as loopy busy as Might was final yr with 2 graduations (plus their respective occasions and hoopla) + plenty of prolonged household on the town. And now that I’m right down to just one child at residence who can now drive himself to each faculty and his extra-curricular actions, life feels kinda good. And I’m type of having fun with it!

In consequence, I’ve been on a stitching rampage lately and thought I’d share a little bit of what has been taking place behind the scenes. (Particular due to my neighbor and stunt double Robby for serving to with among the piecing.)

Might RBD Quilt Block Problem Blocks

Catching up on the primary two Might quilt blocks for the 2023 Riley Blake Quilt Block Problem.

2023 Riley Blake Quilt Block Challenge

These are the 2 blocks for the primary two weeks of Might:

Mountain Peaks designed by Melissa Mortenson of the Polkadot Chair and Taking part in with Blocks designed by Geri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs.

You possibly can learn extra concerning the particulars of the 2023 Riley Blake Free Quilt Block Problem right here. And listed below are the hyperlinks the free Might Quilt Block patterns.

Subsequent week would be the final Block – block 16 and the discharge of the official quilt structure. (Which you should use or not.) I’m hoping to place my blocks collectively as fast as I can.

Just a few of you’re additionally utilizing Portsmouth (yay! and thanks!) and have requested if I’ve material necessities. Since I’ve been making as I’m going, I don’t actually have something official. Fats Quarters + Confetti Cotton in Cloud because the background material is my greatest suggestion. I’ll put collectively material necessities for the structure I find yourself utilizing.

Extra Union Jack Quilt Blocks

Liberty of London Parks Union Jack quilt blocks by Amy Smart

I’ve been having a blast pulling colours and coordinating blenders to make extra Regent Avenue Union Jack quilt blocks utilizing the London Parks assortment from Liberty. It’s been enjoyable to throw them up on the design wall to see how they’re all enjoying collectively. And I like it!

Riley Blake Bench Pillow Membership

This yr I collaborated with Riley Blake as a part of their Pillow of the Month membership. This yr all the tasks are bench pillows.

Spring Fling Easter Table runner or bench pillow

My venture got here out a number of months in the past with a cute Spring Fling, Easter-themed pillow. I’m late (as is usually the case) and thanks once more to my neighbor Robby for serving to me lastly piece the pattern collectively!

This equipment is pulled from Riley Blake Fundamentals in assorted pastels.

Riley Blake pastel basics

I don’t have a bench, so I’ll in all probability have it quilted and use it as a desk runner. You possibly can nonetheless discover a number of of those kits on ETSY.

Easter pillow project

Yow will discover the extra Pillow of the Month kits accessible from ETSY, or subscribe from Missouri Star.

Riley Blake Bench Pillow Kit of the month

Taking part in with scraps

I’ve been engaged on one other venture behind the scenes that I’ll share quickly. It makes use of a coloration palette I’ve been piling up and patiently ready to get to all winter. And it created a stunning pile of scraps.

Fun with scraps - improv log cabin quilt blocks. Tutorial.

So I began stitching the leftovers into Improv Log Cabin quilt blocks (tutorial right here). They usually received type of addicting! They’re a few of my favourite blocks to stitch collectively as a result of they require so little exact measuring or slicing. So liberating!

As you’ll be able to see, I saved the normal log cabin coloration technique separating lights and darks, however aside from that it’s simply random-pieced scraps.

Fun with scraps - improv log cabin quilt blocks.

Right here’s slightly extra of a big-picture view level. I solely want a number of extra blocks to have an honest throw dimension quilt. And it’s been SO enjoyable to work on! This quilt has no speedy want or goal. It exists solely the the aim of enjoying with scraps. And I’ve loved the artistic freedom a lot.

However I must set this squirrel (distraction) venture apart and end a number of different deadlines earlier than summer time. As a result of prepared or not, right here it comes.


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