Sunday, July 17, 2022

Sew & Tell July 17, 2022

We have spent the last several days camping with friends and are about to embark on a road trip to South Dakota to (fingers crossed) purchase a fifth-wheel camper... the purchase of such a camper will nearly double the space we have in our truck camper and allow us to no longer climb up and down getting into the over the cab bed.  Stay tuned...

Last week's To-do list got a few check marks indicating completion...

✔ Get the next Pieces in the Garden story written.  The link for the completed Steps to the Altar blocks (#6) is still open and will be through July 20th.

I also added some sashing strips to the Garden Row Quilt... The strips are 1-1/2" wide and 48-1/2" long.  It is important to cut them all to length to help keep the rows all the same size.  You may have to ease the rows in... with all those small pieces and seams they get a little "springy".

✔ Write the pattern for block #9, as well have a photoshoot for said blocks.

The pattern has been sent to my tester for accuracy... and the photos simply did not get done this week... I was distracted and detained as I cleaned, shopped and made bagels, potato salad and cucumber salad for our time away.  🙈

✔ Make a tea cozy using the tutorial from Days Filled with Joy.  

I pulled some of the tropical print squares from my stash.  They were souvenir gifts from the girls when they were in Girl Scouts and made a trip to Hawaii... over 15 years ago!  Tell me again, where has the time gone??? (You can read about how the quilt math {that I didn't even try to figure out} worked out perfectly on Thursdays Things, Thoughts & Thanks

The cozies are a little large for my teapot, but they sure are cute!   

✔ Continue recruiting and planning for the National Sewing Month events...  If you have already signed up for the blog... GREAT!  Go ahead and invite your blogging friends to join the fun as well.  The more, the merrier! 🎉

Amy Ellis at Amy's Creative Side has been sharing weekly creative inspirations and encouragement...  

Creators just have to create... the more you share and exercise that creativity, the more ideas flow and as you share, others are inspired to create and the more their ideas flow and they share... inspiring even more!

It is a never-ending cycle of creativity.    

What did you do last week?

Leave a comment... or link up below, show off and inspire others!  

Keep Piecing!


Linking with: 

Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
This & That at Days Filled with Joy
To Do Tuesday at Texas Quilt Gal
Mid-week Makers at Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss at The Inquiring Quilter


  1. Hi Melva. Looks like you had a busy, productive week. I do like the sashing and tea cosies. Good luck with the fifth wheel purchase. They really are game changers 😉. Enjoy your travels. Tried to link up but Mr. Linky is not co-operating.

  2. Just tried to stay upright and survive most of the week! LOL I did get a little done though.

  3. In the evening, when the air got cooler we did some intensive weeding in the flowerbeds. More to do. To hot to do much else .

  4. Sounds like your new camper will be perfect! You had a great week. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  5. I guess you are well into your trip by now, and I hope you had good luck. Your food goodies sound wonderful, especially the bagels. I like the sashing on the Pieces in the Garden rows. Cute tea cozies!
    Thank you for sharing with us at To Do Tuesday!

  6. I love the way your garden quilt is growing!! The tea cozies look cute - you could make them a bit smaller I guess? Either way it will keep the tea warm or just look decorative! xx

  7. Love that row quilt! Each row adds something special. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.