Hello friends, and happy June! Once again another month has arrived more quickly than I imagined…seems like the months are flying by, especially now that things are looking so much brighter in most places. Today I’m sharing the Quilting Life May Favorites 2021 which is a combination of the reader-favorite posts and some of my own favorites and fun finds for the month. Enjoy!
Quilting Life May Favorites 2021
First I’ll share the top posts from the month of May. To figure out which posts were the top posts I use the analytics for the blog. I only include new posts for the month in this list. It’s super helpful for me to look at these statistics each month so I can get a good ideas of the topics my readers are looking for.
- Sewing Room Layout Ideas: 5 Tips to Set Up Your Space
- Saturday Seven
- Sewing Room Organization: 5 Tips for Spring Cleaning
- Quilt Block of the Month: May 2021
- Quilt Works in Progress 2021
I finished lots of things in May that I can’t share. But I also kept plugging away at my Sewcialites blocks and actually finished them early just last Friday. I’m excited to share the remaining blocks with you in June and also start putting them together into a fun wall hanging. I’ve also recently just made my plans for Summer Sewing 2021 which I’ll be sharing with you next week. Lots of fun sewing ahead–I can’t wait!
Read, Watched, Listened
I’m currently reading The Checklist Manifesto along with How to Do Nothing. I’m still planning to begin Soundtracks (which I mentioned at the end of April) soon. Since I’m planning for some vacation days in June I should be able to report back on all three of these books next month. I don’t have any movie or television shows to report on this month, but I did listen to a wonderful podcast the other day that really got me thinking about how important it is to prioritize rest.
So many things went on in our home this month. I can probably count on one hand the days that we didn’t have someone here working. It’s been quite the ride. Our four-month primary bathroom renovation is nearing completion (we just need baseboards, mirrors, and our shutters re-installed) to count it complete. In the mean-time, though, I got some new cabinetry and shelves in my office, we were able to get our kitchen bar-front redone, we got a new cabinet and shelves in our laundry room (that room just needs baseboards to be finished as well). And we’ve also started the process of having all of the outlets and switches replaced (they were dark brown, and we’re updating them to white). Whew…I’ll be sure to share some before and after pictures of these projects big and small soon.
Favorite Insta Photo
May’s top-liked photo on Instagram was my Flowers for Emma Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt. It’s one of my favorite quilts and is currently hanging in my office where I can look at it every day!
Thanks so much for reading in May and for your kind comments, messages, and emails! Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Hi Sheri. I ordered a fat quarter bundle of happy days through your etsy shop and haven’t yet received it. Any chance of an update?
sherri McConnell says
Pre-cut fabrics still haven’t shipped from Moda…we are hoping it is any day now!
Sue Younts says
Hi Sheri. I am working on the May block of the month. It seems like my half square triangles squares (blocks E-L) are larger than blocks B and C. Has anyone else had this problem? Should I trim them?
Thanks so much for your help!
Pam Strauch says
I watched your video this morning in re storage containers for thread. For some reason I don’t find the links you were going to leave. I can find links on you tube but must be doing something wrong here?
Colleen York says
I can’t wait for your new book!!!
Deb Keller says
Hi Sherri! I was hoping that you could update the fabric requirements for your BOM, and include any sashing, border and binding needs. Fabric selections are limited for a lot of collections, and it would be nice to be able to order the needed fabric before everything is gone. Thanks so much!!
I thought I read somewhere that you were going to be doing a sewalong table runner with the Sweet pattern but can’t find that post now. Was I dreaming or did I really see that? Thank you.
sherri McConnell says
I’m going to do a sew along with my Beach House Row quilt pattern, but I’m waiting for the pre-cuts to ship from Moda. They’ve been really delayed 🙂
Would a table runner from your Sweet pattern be possible? Could I adapt it to one? Thank you.
Hi sherri can you tell me what background you used on your flowers for emma quilt?
sherri McConnell says
Very scrappy…lots of different low volume prints