Monday, August 31, 2015

ALYOF: August report

No, I didn't even get to touch the Swoon quilting.

Yes, I got my mug rugs finished for the swap. They need to get mailed/delivered.

I finished cutting, and started chain piecing, the Pat Sloan BOM August border blocks.

I did a bit more on my Hawaiian appliqué.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Almost mug rugs

Wishing you a happy, restful, peaceful Sunday.

I joined a charm swap group on Facebook this past year. This month, we are having a little swap for mug rugs. 
I have finished piecing and sewing borders on my little mug rugs.

I used the bonus HST from my Pat Sloan 2015 Mystery BOM blocks.

I love how the top left block looks like a flower. Hmmm, now looking at the picture, I think it needs a dark purple border around the flower.
I love the spinner pinwheel and the little Colorado block, too. I love them all!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

ALYOF August 2015 goals

How the heck is it August already, and my birthday next week? I don't get it.

I really fell off the goal-making wagon this year. It's not that I haven't made them; it's just that I keep missing the deadlines for the linky party at SewBittersweetDesigns. Sigh.

My number one goal is to finish quilting the Swoon quilt. Just machine quilting a few of my finished tops, actually. I really want at least one quilt finished to enter my local quilt show in September.

My August to-do list in order of priority and deadline:
1--Cut Kate Spain Christmas charms for the swap. Get them mailed.
2--make mug rugs for the swap (Aug 17)
3--finish quilting the Swoon
4--August Pat Sloan BOM
5--Get my husband to hang my design wall!
6--layer and quilt the baby's star sampler
7-Layer and quilt Sunnyside ModaLove
8--Layer and quilt Elephant Parade
9--make J's bedroom curtains before it gets cold outside

Ok, I know that's a lot, but it's a running list that I need to get done. And that's not all, either. It's not counting all the new projects I want to start.

More backing

I have my cutting space back! Piles of fabric meant for quilt backing take a lot space.

Remember this one? ModaLove charm pack quilt with Kate Spain's Sunnyside. 

Is it just me, or did the star grow more into a bear paw, when I added the rest of the charms? (The pattern calls for 30 charms to be used, and Moda charm packs have 42 pieces, so I wanted to use the leftover 12 charms.)

The back is made with Kate's Daydream Cadence print, plus two strips of the lilac background solid, and a large strip of Sunnyside Celestial that's leftover from the top's border.
I just love that the colors from Kate's different collections play so well with each other.