2018 AQS Creative Organizer: July

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July

The heat of July is the perfect time to go inside and play in your stash! This month we have 30 ideas for getting creative with your quilt making. Try each day’s idea or make up your own. Download the July Creative Organizer pages to keep track of your creative fun!

30 Days of Creative Quilt Making

Day One:
Make a block using only one color.
 
Day Two:
Chop up scrap fabric into various shapes – no planning. Use the shapes to create a block.
 
Day Three:
Take a left over block or make a new one, then cut it into quarters, turn them around and sew the block back together.
 
Day Four:
Fussy cut a little square from a favorite fabric. Add narrow borders from other scrap fabrics until you have a table topper.
 
Day Five:
Trace over an image using only straight lines. Use foundation paper piecing or English paper piecing to assembly into a block.
 
Day Six:
Get out a pattern you love and have been saving. Make just one block.
 
Day Seven:
Cut scraps into strips. Sew the strips together making strip sets. Chop up the strip sets, then sew them back together in designs to make a pillow.
 
Day Eight:
Using a pile of scraps, make a quilt sandwich of batting and backing, and use the scraps to quilt as you go by sewing and flipping the scraps along the top.
 
Day Nine:
Make a block that matches your mood.
 
Day Ten:
Using fabric from your stash, make a rainbow pillow case.
 
Day Eleven:
Make a quilt sandwich. Using bias tape, applique a design on the top, quilting as you go.
 
Day Twelve:
See how many different basic quilt units you can make.
 
Day Thirteen:
Practice thread painting on a panel.
 
Day Fourteen:
Pick two complementary colors and make a block.
 
Day Fifteen:
Chop up bits of fabric into confetti sizes. Make a design, lay tulle over it, and quilt.
 
Day Sixteen:
Make a Dresden plate color wheel.
 
Day Seventeen:
Cut selvages off of fat quarters and make potholders out of them.
 
Day Eighteen:
Add pin tucks to various scraps. Cut them into squares and make a baby quilt.
 
Day Nineteen:
Make irregular strips sets. Cut them into triangles and sew them back together to make a wallhanging.
 
Day Twenty:
Draw a quilt block on a piece of fabric. Fold shapes from scraps to fill the spaces. Sew the folded shapes to the background fabric.
 
Day Twenty-one:
Using an abandoned block, couch trim along the seams.
 
Day Twenty-two:
Write a favorite quote on fabric, couch the lettering, and frame.
 
Day Twenty-three:
Get out an old project you no longer love and add applique to give it a fresh look.
 
Day Twenty-four:
Make a monogram with 2″ squares.
 
Day Twenty-five:
Make a tiny  6″ quilt for someone you love.
 
Day Twenty-six:
Get out thread you’ve never used, make a quilt sandwich, and sew lines using the fun threads.
 
Day Twenty-seven:
Go to your closet and pull items you no longer want. Turn them into a pillow or wall hanging.
 
Day Twenty-eight:
Make a nine patch using socks.
 
Day Twenty-nine:
Sew scraps to a postcard. Mail it to a friend.
 
Day Thirty:
Think of motto for your creative space, recreate it with random cut out fabric letters.
 
Be creative!
 
Did you miss a month, download all the 2018 pages here.
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Vera

Wonderful and thorough organizer, I particularly love the 30 Days of Creative Quiltmaking, now that is going to be a challenge that I’m looking forward to,