August OMG 2018 Update

I kept my August sewing goals simple because I wasn’t sure how much I could accomplish between the day job and summer days outdoors.

It turns out that I couldn’t spend time outdoors because the air quality is hazardous with wildfire smoke.  I may have lost the summer, but I did gain time in the sewing studio.

I completed my three blocks for the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler, and you can find that post (and information about the sampler) by clicking here.

RSC18 August

I stated that I wanted to complete six more pages of my President’s book.

I am very happy to announce that I finished nine pages!

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You can see more pages and read about my project by clicking here.

And I completed my bonus goal!  I really wanted to finish the On Ringo Lake (ORL) Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, and I did!

On Ringo Lake

On Ringo Lake

I have already gifted this quilt to a special young fellow who has had a rough time of it.  

On Ringo Lake

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 August goals and get inspired!

16 responses to “August OMG 2018 Update

  1. Your Presidents book is going to be stunning, it’s given me ideas for my Mum’s memory book, how did you finish the edges? I’m not keen on raw edges which you so often see on textile books, you’ve got lovely neat edges 🙂


    • Thank you! I guess I never have shared how I am creating this fabric book. Oops!

      This post helps a little bit.

      In a nutshell (because I know you are super clever with a needle and thread):

      1. Added sashing strips to the left side of each block.
      2. Sandwiched each page with right sides together and batting on top.
      3. Sewed around each page, leaving an opening for turning.
      4. Turned right side out, pressed and sewed the opening closed.
      5. Quilted the sashing area.
      6. Added grommets to the sashing area.
      7. Working on quilting each block.

      Any questions? Just ask! 🙂

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  2. All is absolutely beautiful! You make the most of the time you do have and I admire that so much! Hugs


    • Thank you so much, Nanette! I really appreciate the encouragement!

      By the way; it cooled down and rained all night! Happy dance! That sure cleared out alot of the smoke and helped out the firefighters!


  3. Beautiful blocks. Your ORL is stunning Laura. I hope it brings warmth and comfort to the young man and that he is aware of the love that has been stitched into the quilt.


  4. Very pretty! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!


  5. Congrats on finishing your ORL! It’s beautiful! I’m so jealous, LOL. I’ll be working on mine probably in October….. hopefully I can finish it before the next one begins!


  6. Beautiful finish! Love your President’s book!


  7. That seems an amazingly productive August. The On Ringo Lake quilt is stunning.


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