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July Recap / August Goals

JulyAccomplishments

 

It’s good that I recap what I accomplish each month or I would think I get nothing done.  Much of July was spent working in the yard and or reading.  But then I realize I really did get a few things done.

As part of the yard work, I repainted our windmill. The center of Eeyore was quilted. A set of placemats and coasters was made. I finished quilting the Double Wedding Ring. I made the June BOM block and started on the July block, although I forgot to use muslin as my light. I did some of the embroidery on the next to last block of the Christmas BOM. Not pictured, on the 1st, I finished “the forgotten quilt”.

So, what do I have planned for August?

Goals-August

In no particular order:

  • Finish Eeyore
  • Make the June, July and August blocks (R, S, & T)
  • Attach the binding to the DWR
  • Clean up the sewing room — it’s gotten deep.

There are other things which need to be done as well – labels and pillowcases for at least 5 quilts; get Scrappy Trips done – I still need to make the backing; start the quilt I’m making for a friend’s church auction and possibly quilt, bind and label another quilt for a gift if I can arrange time on the long arm at the end of the month.  And of course this short list doesn’t put a dent in my 2014 Goals which is a just a small subset of my master UFO list.

One of These Things…

is not like the other. Well, none of them are alike, but one doesn’t have the muslin.

DY-BOM-A-R

 

Yes, I’ll be making a new Rail Fence Block. And starting over on the Spool block for July.

What’s On My Design Wall

coastersdone

There’s not much on my design wall today.  I’ve done virtually nothing in the sewing room for the past two weeks.  I did finally finish these coasters.  The  bias binding was driving me crazy. They measure 3-1/2″ across so it’s a tight turn as compared to other curves I’ve done in the past. This is what I learned:

  • Cut the bias binding at 1-1/2″
  • Do not double it as on quilts
  • Use a 1/4″ seam
  • Do a straight join

I was even able to machine stitch the binding down.

On the wall proper is the June BOM for the Alphabet BOM. R is for Rail Fence.

DY-R

 

This week the weather is supposed to be relatively cool, so other than the block for July, I’m not sure if I’ll get any more time with the sewing machine.  There’s more yard work to do before Friday night.

Hop over to Patchwork Times to see what others have on their design wall.

All I Needed Was Thread

shopping0607

 

All I needed was the black thread for Eeyore and maybe a different shade of pink thread for Piglet’s ears. After three stops I came back with a little bit more.

The first stop was a rummage sale at a church around the corner. Naturally, I was looking for shirts. They must have a clothing closet/bank because the only clothes I found were for little kids. But I spotted two rolls of tracing paper for 25¢ each. I think I’m going to like the narrower width. The roll I have is 24″ wide.

Then it was off to Jo-Ann’s for the thread, and if they had freezer paper I would get some since I hadn’t gotten around to locating any. Unless that package on the left has some magic properties that I’m not familiar with yet, I won’t buy it again.  The package of 10 sheets on the left cost the same (if I didn’t have a coupon) as the package of 50 sheets on the right which I bought at my LQS and I know I like the stuff on the right.

I briefly thought about going to the LQS, but it’s three times as far away. Fortunately a friend called me just as I walked in the door as asked if I wanted to go to the new quilt shop.  She was speaking of Creative Hands Quilt Shop & Decorative Painting Store which recently relocated. Sure, why not? And we were off to the store where I found the freezer paper I really wanted, a FQ for the Halloween pile, a new to me product Print N Fuse and a pressing sheet with the hopes that I would find my missing one.

While we were there I nearly signed up for the Plain & Fancy BOM, but I’m not sure how that’s going to work with my schedule.  I’ll have to make up my mind soon….

Now, back to Eeyore.

Q is for Quartered Star

DY - Q Avara

 

The letter for this May is Q. Dorothy calls this block Quartered Star.  Nine months to go, but the blocks all go together quicker than picking the fabric out, so it’s not too late to join.

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P is for Pennsylvania

DY-P

 

The letter is “P” was the letter of the month for April. I’m just now getting around to making the blocks. Dorothy identified it as Pennsylvania. Funny thing about block names this is not at all what I thought I’d be making when I heard the block name.  It is the 16th block of Dorothy Young’s Alphabet BOM.  It’s not too late to join.

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O is for Octagon and Twist

DY-O

 

This month the letter is “O” and the block is Octagon and Twist. It is the 14th block of Dorothy Young’s Alphabet BOM.  It’s not to late to join.

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N is for New York Star

DY-New York Star

 

N is for New York Star. Twelve blocks left, but it’s not too late to join.

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What’s On My Design Wall

dw0217BOM

dw0217appl

 

The quilt is on the zippers and I’m ready to quilt it on Wednesday. In the meantime, I dug out the fabrics I’m planning on using on this month’s Alphabet BOM.  I also re-evaluated the yellow batik I have and decided it would work on the flowers. The yellow is just glued in place – I haven’t stitched it yet.

To see what others are up to, follow the links over at Patchwork Times

August Quilting Goals

This month I hope to spend more time in my sewing room. I don’t have to work any weekends, so that will help tremendously. My Double Wedding Ring and my Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler quilts have not been touched for months, so I really need to get back to these two quilts. Naturally there are other bits and pieces I’d like to accomplish as well.

  • Keep up with the SBS BOW and the monthly Offline Quilters’ challenges.  This month the goal is 5 blocks on row A.   Who knows what the BOW will bring.  The end result should be 10 more blocks toward the 140.
  • Three 12″ blocks – two are for a swap and one is the KVQG BOM.  I should get the BOM pattern sometime next week.
  • Quilt, Bind and Label the baby 1000 Pyramids – since I’m waiting for the baby to be born, the label might roll to September.
  • Resume quilting on the DWR.  I’ve taken the quilt from the floor frame and put it in the lap hoop.  Last night I worked on it for a while.  I’ll get back to you on how I like the hoop.
  • Finish piecing the Star Struck blocks.  This would be a good project for a sew-in with my quilting buddies.  We haven’t had one of those for a while.
  • Quilt my Texas Braid. Alright, I admit it.  This is my long shot.

Will I finish everything I’ve put out on my list?  Who knows.  Check back with me through the month to see.