In every gardener there is a child who believes in The Seed Fairy. ~Robert Brault
You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. ~Author Unknown
Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there. ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732
Orange and brown are the colors of the month announced by So Scrappy and The Academic Quilter.
I am making three blocks a month, and I’ve chosen the 5 inch size to use for the Squared Away Sampler project.
If you would like to participate in the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler project click on the link to read all about it. You can also visit The Academic Quilter for great tutorials on making the blocks. There is a chart of various sizes so you can choose what size blocks that you would like to make.
I guess I didn’t hear that brown part, because I am now noticing that I didn’t use it.
Here are all of my blocks so far:
I am sure glad that orange came to the party! I wasn’t so sure that my stand out red block was going to be able to play, but she has brought her friends!
I will be linking up with So Scrappy. Check out the link and see what others have done with orange and brown this month!
My sewing goals for August are the same as they were for July.
I am keeping it simple, since I am working six days a week; split shifts. I can do things between shifts, but when evening comes, all I want to do is be a couch potato!
I want to complete six more fabric pages of my President’s book. I made good progress last month, and I am sure I can do the same in August. I really want to get this project finished, but it is still a snail’s pace for me.
On Ringo Lake still awaits squaring up and binding. Not a goal, but a bonus…maybe I can get the quilt squared up this month.
Like much of the country, my home climate has been hot, hot, hot. It is very difficult to keep the garden green. I do have pics that I haven’t shared yet, so here are a few to enjoy:
I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal). Check out the other participants and get motivated!
July has gone by very fast! At least for me it has. I’ve had a great time visiting with family this month and enjoying the summer days!
Not a lot of sewing has been accomplished, but it is time to share how I did with meeting my OMG (One Monthly Goal) for July.
Goal 2 was to free motion quilt 6 blocks for my President’s fabric memory book. (You can read about that here.) I am happy to report that I completed 10 blocks!
I had intended to use the blocks as practice for all sorts of free motion quilting designs, but changed my mind. Instead, I want to keep it simple. I am echo quilting, as well as meandering and a bit of pebbling.
I have pieced together a few more leader/enders to make bow ties with. I am pinning them in groups of 10 so that it is easy to count how many I have.
I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Head on over to see what everyone else has done with their July goals!