Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Back With A July Finish

That's right I'm back with my July finish.  
I started the month with my Lovely Year of Finishes goal mentioned here.

do. Good Stitches

Decided it was going to turn out too small. 
Added some blocks.
Ended up with this little quilt for charity.

Road to Tennessee

Here's a close up

not quite done - quilting for Cheer Group

The backside

Road to Tennessee - May

This quilt was made with the blocks sent to me from the 
ladies of the do. Good Stitches Cheer Group
It  measures 42.5 X 51
and is going to Project Linus

I'm linking up with 

Happy Stitching Everyone  : ) 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

New Quilt A Long

I'll bet you thought I was posting to show you my July finish for 
I am done, 
but I'm very excited to be starting a new quilt along, 
so I'll be back with the finish later this week. 

I really don't need and shouldn't be joining in a new QAL, but I just couldn't resist.  
Usually I'm in the middle of something and can't participate, but I'm Free!  
Well, not actually, but I'm stitching down a lot of binding,
 so to break it up I thought I'd join. 
 Ok, so you want details. 

It's a starry quilt called Star Surround.
It's a real beauty!
Melissa over at Happy Quilting is running the quilt along. 

She has different sizes all planned out, 
so you can be involved as little or as much as you like. 
She even shows color schemes.

I'm stalled on a couple of my current projects, 
but this one is drawn completely from my stash.
Woo Whoo! A stash buster!

Here's my fabric all cut up and ready for the next step. 

Star Surround Quilt-A-Long with Melissa at Happy Quilting
Kona Grey & Hope Valley

Want to join? It's not too late. 
Head on over to Happy Quilting.
The details are here.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Summer Break is Over

My summer break is over, and I'm back to work, but that hasn't stopped
 me from making progress on my sewing and quilting projects. 
I'm nearly done with a little charity quilt and
I finished a little girl's skirt and another toddler backpack.
 Sadly, I didn't get photos of either one.

Here's the little charity quilt I'm still working on.






 And getting ready for some binding.

I'm linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced

Sunday, July 7, 2013

July Goals

I can't believe I'm posting a July goal.


This year has gone by so fast.

 I have two weeks left of my six weeks off work. 
I thought I would accomplish a lot of quilting and house projects,
but family fun and events come first.
I'm always thrilled to spend time with familyso I don't mind!

I still have a bit of a holiday weekend and beach time coming up, 
but I'm ready to get some quilty projects done.  

Priority on my list and my July Year of Lovely Finishes Goal is this 
quilt for my Cheer group of do. Good Stitches

I want to layer, quilt and bind it by the end of july
Since this month is very busy it's probably all I'll get done.  

Here's a  few small finishes from the past few weeks. 



A bear/baby carrier.  
I made a proper carrier  for my granddaughter who 
puts her babies in her shirt to carry them.
Wouldn't you know, she's really not interested in it. 
Oh well, at least it looks cute hanging on the bed post. 
Maybe someday. 

A new backpack for the same granddaughter.

Pockets on the side.
Fully lined and a pocket inside.

She has one her parents have used for a diaper/toddler bag, 
but now that she's a big girl four, its all hers. 
It 'll be handy when she heads to pre-school soon, 
but for now she is excited to carry her toys in it.

Happy Stitching