6and6in2018 | July

Did you start and/or finish something new in July for our 6 and 6?  I did!   (Are you surprised??)

In the last issue of Molly Makes that I’ve bought was a set of squares and a booklet on how to use them (let’s be honest, I bought the magazine because I liked the look of the fabrics!)I’d bought some linen from Alice In Fabricland which was just right for the task, and a little while later I had a sweet zippered bagperfect for holding my growing collection of crochet hooksAnd speaking of crochet, you may have noticed a couple of posts recently where I’ve been crocheting a blue and white ripple from Lucy’s pattern.  It’s a gift for a friend who is having her first babe and I took a pic of it just with the first two bordersas I didn’t know if I would have time to do the final border before this post went out, but I did, and it’s finished! Now all packaged up ready to be gifted.

After our trip to the Show, Helen asked if I had any ideas for the fabrics I purchased…….and I do……..

I was very taken with the fat quarter pack “Sketch Book”, Australiana without being kitsch;loving the bright sun, telegraph poles, the magpies and sulphur crested cockatooswhich become Major Mitchell cockatoos on the grey backgroundand the seeds/flower headswhich go so well with the Reece Scannell paneland, inspired by Linda’s recent foray into Flying Geese and my own with “Woodlands”, will have this sort of feelSo looking forward to spending more time on this project.

August is the month for a UFO (and I must check my list and do Something on it!!), but in the meantime, Anne and I would love to know what you’ve been up to in July.

If you have a blog, please add your link below (link will be open for a week); if you don’t have a blog, list your month’s achievements in the comments, or add a post to Instagram with the hashtag #6and6in2018 Can’t wait to see what everyone has done! And if you missed out on posting last month, please join in this month – we’d love to have you along on the challenge.

Meredithe x

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12 Responses to 6and6in2018 | July

  1. Oh, my…i always look forward to your posts to cheer my day…I am going to make that zippy pouch..and the fabric with the birds on the wires…just grand!!!

  2. Mirjam says:

    Well done Meredithe! Even two new projects finished. I like them. Today I’ll send you an update of my results on the new projects of this year.

  3. dkkoch275 says:

    Oh, I love those fabrics too! I check your blog every day, love seeing what you and the others are doing. And could you answer a question for me…..I am working on a hand piecing project for the first time, and wonder how you press the seams. Open or to the side? I started out doing English Paper Piecing and then tried hand piecing and I think I like the hand piecing better because it seems to go faster for me. But I’m thinking pressing the seams could be a chore. Do you have a preference? And I’ll be waiting to see what you make with the Sketchbook fabrics!

  4. frayedattheedge says:

    Love the sweet bag, love the baby blanket, and love, love, love the new fabrics!!

  5. Well, I’m getting back to Akhenaten – I hope!

  6. Linda says:

    Love that Reece S. panel, very eye catching! And thanks for the shout out!

  7. Annie Gunn says:

    Hi Meredithe. Great post. Love that Australiana fabric. Any more details pls would be appreciated as I would love to procure some of that range. Have been wanting to make a quilt for my caravan and it would be very appropriate seeing I spend most of my days in the Aussie bush. It makes a nice change from all the kangaroo & koala fabrics around. A

  8. Gail Davis says:

    Lovely to here about your new creative adventures, Meredithe! July has been a woolly month..knitting/crochet…completing a couple of UFOs from months, or maybe, many months…read years, 😉 and, starting on a couple of new projects. I have pulled out an old favourite UFO woolly bits quilt which I have wanted to revisit….and loved the stitching of this gorgeous thing again; and …have managed to get a quilt to binding stage too! Reading back over the progress now looks pretty impressive, despite a couple of road trips and excursions both north and south!

  9. Carole says:

    Cute zippered bag and love that Australiana Sketchbook fabric. I did start a new project in July, Dearest Lavender, but I’m having trouble accessing the linky link.

  10. Carole says:

    Ive done the link-up now – must have been effected by the Optus outage 😦

  11. audrey says:

    What a sweet, sweet blue/white crotchet blanket! Perfect for blending with lots of outfits. I almost missed your linkup as life has been so chaotic, but I am actually making progress and finishes! Good to have lists to keep us accountable.:)

  12. The Sketch Book Fabrics are SO cool! I did have a great finish on a new project in July, I just haven’t blogged about it yet. I think I want to wait until after I gift it in a few days!

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