June Monthly Report

Monday, July 3, 2017

Happy July! It's time for June's monthly report. See past reports here.

I did quite a bit of sewing this month. I started working through my big stack of knits by stitching up three t-shirts. I've really hit a groove when it comes to working with knits. Looking forward to continuing to sew basics for myself.

I used the free Plantain T-Shirt Pattern from Deer and Doe for the t-shirt shown above.

I also finished two big quilts, including my Little Folks Voile Quilt that I shared mid-June. It's been getting daily use!

I can finally start sharing some of the gift sewing I've been doing lately. For now, here is a pouch I made for my Brother's birthday. It's a downsized version of Anna's Open-Wide Pouches. I sized the large size down by 50% and used a 7" zipper. I made it for him to hold his headphones and the colors match.

 I buy all my zippers from Zipit.

After making my block for The Fussy Cut Sampler quilt along, I decided to make at least one block from each chapter to add to my fantastic quilt voyage project. Here are the four blocks I've made since posting my block from chapter 2! (see that post here)

This month, Jacey and I set a small challenge for each other. Her challenge to me was to get my feet wet and practice some improvisational curves. I stitched up my experiments into this little block. Another addition for my fantastic quilt voyage!

To keep myself accountable for my stash goals, I'm tracking my yardage for fabric and yarn each month. Read more about how I track my here. Here is how I did in June:

June Fabric
Used up: 37.25 yards
Brought in: 27.5 yards
Net: -9.75 yards
Year to date: -14.75 yards

June Yarn
Used up: 1348 yards
Brought in: 225 yards
Net: -1123 yards
Year to date: -2912.5 yards

I used up a lot of fabric this month! Finishing those two quilts really helped. I did still bring quite a bit in. I bought most of it while I was home in Ohio visiting family. Going to try to bring that number down this month. Continuing to make good progress on reducing my yarn stash. Bought my third skein for the year, but finished a few small projects and destashed a couple skeins.

On my other goals I've made a little progress. I pulled out my double wedding ring quilt again, although I only made four wedges. As we enter the second half of the year I need to recommit to that project. I really want to get the wedges done and move on to putting it together! I still have a stack of garment patterns to stitch up too. I did cut out a Gemma tank, am hoping to sew that up this month.

Around the Web

Something to eat: Strawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream from The Perfect Scoop
Something to sew: Urban Zoologie Pouches by SewVery (free pattern)
Something helpful: Make Bias Binding From a Fat Quarter by Radiant Home Studio
Something to knit: How I Roll Socks by Mara Catherine Bryner
Something super cute: Fiona the baby hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo
Someone to follow @littlepincushionstudio on Instagram, super excited for her Daisy Chain line with Windham coming this Fall.

I was home in Ohio for about a week and a half this month. Blackie helped me break in my newly finished quilts. She's really good at holding down quilts. That's the Modern Plus Quilt that I gave her on the end of the couch. So spoiled!

Last but not least, George the bun! He's as sweet as ever. Always keeping me company and begging for treats.

Have a Great Month!


  1. Hi Jeni! What is the pattern for the knit tees you sewed up this month? Thanks!

    1. The Plantain Tee by Deer & Doe! It's a free pattern, I'll add the link to the post!

  2. Well done Jeni.
    Beautiful work
    George is so handsome


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