Saturday, August 31, 2013

Lovely Finishes Goal Met

It's time for my end of the month post for 

I completed my goal for the month. 
All 384 inches of binding. 
Fingers are a wee bit sore, 
but I'm happy to be done!  
I took a couple quick photos for this post, 
but I will take some proper photos and post them soon. 
Hopefully the recipient of this quilt will get a good sneak peek
and love this quilt as much as I do.  



Hoping to get some 
stitching in this weekend. 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Finished Stars

I'm on target with these little stars. 
They are the 8.5 X 8.5 star centers for our Star Surround blocks.  

Star centers - Hope Valley on dark grey background

They took a little longer than anticipated, 
but all are done by the Sunday night deadline. 

Bring on Monday's assignment.  

Happily Stitching Along 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Peek At My Week

I got my flying geese done for the Star Surround Quilt Along
It was a lot of trimming.  
Last week I decided to enlarge the quilt by seven more blocks, 
going from nine to sixteen and this week while trimming, 
I wondered what I was thinking.  

My flying geese

My piles are a bit messy, but overall I don't think they look too bad. 
I'm ready for tomorrow's step.  

I also finished up a couple of bee blocks. 
For me, its a bit early, but making string blocks is so messy, 
I wanted to get on it right away.

August string block for DGS

August string block for DGS

Two together, don't they look great?

August string block for DGS - two together

I've only gotten about 15 inches of the binding done on this super large quilt. 
Its 91 3/4 X 100, so I've got a long way to go. 
I'd bettered get going!
 I have to have it done by the end of the month to meet my goal. 


Well, that's it for my week peek. 
I'm off to put a movie on and work on that binding : )

What have you been up to this week? 

Happy Quilting

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Goal Setting and A Quilt Along

Ok, so its August and I must post about my August goal. 
Actually, I can't believe its August and I've linked up with 
A Lovely Year of Finishes for the past seven months, 
meeting my goal each month. 
It's been a wonderful accountability experience for me.  

So here's my August goal


Get the binding on this big, heavy quilt.  
It,s on the larger side of queen size and I anticipate some sore fingers. 
I'm thinking I'm going to have to take it slow.   

Also for August, the Star Surround QAL I joined is starting to roll. 
We've just begun making our half square triangles. 
I originally posted nine fabrics and planned on nine stars, 
but once I got started I decided I'm probably going to really love this quilt 
so I added more fabrics and went with 16 stars. 


Come and join the Quilt Along
Its not too late!
You can make one large block or several smaller ones. 
It's your choice. 
Melissa has them all planned out beautifully!

Happy Quilting : )