If you had told me on July 1st I’d have not one, but two finishes (ok, they are small), I would have told you there’s no way.
But earlier today I finished stitching not only the binding down, but also the label. Who knows, I might even get the quilts washed before midnight.
First up is Fireworks Over John Deere. What else can I call this? The pattern is called Chain of Stars. I wrote it as the 2008 retreat mystery quilt. I found in my stash a couple of John Deere pillow panels, so naturally they went on the back of the quilt. This quilt top has been hanging around since the retreat. This is the July UFO pick.
The second quilt I finished this month is called Gift Wrapped. It too is a mystery quilt — for this fall 2011 retreat — so you only get to see the back of the quilt until the retreat in September.
So what was I supposed to be working on this month? The Crossword Puzzle quilt. Progress was made. 1 – I got the missing “L” inserted into the quilt; 2 – removed the temporary hanging sleeve and ribbon stabilizer; 3 – decided the quilt is “square enough” to quilt and then square up; 4 – returned the Go! I borrowed to cut the blocks out; 5 – pieced the quilt backing and 6 – tentatively settled on a quilting design.
Let’s hope August is a productive.