Kathy, at Sewing, Etc., issued a Christmas in July challenge. You can read about it here and here.
There are no rules. The point is to encourage one another while moving our projects forward. There is no pressure to finish a project, no deadlines to make. Simply move a project forward.
I decided to move my Lone Star project forward.
I last worked on this quilt in January. I had completed quilting in the ditch.
My plan to move my project forward is to free motion quilt the star points this month.
Just moving forward.
How about you? What project would you like to move forward? Need some encouragement?
I couldn’t help myself.
This squirrel was so cute! I had to drop everything and make it!
I know all you sewists out there relate!
This little guy is only 9.5″ x 12.5″. The free pattern was designed by Terry Chilko and is available here.
I free motion quilted a small meander for the background filler; like the meandering thread on the fabric print that I chose for the back of this little quilt.
I also embroidered a red French knot to the seam ripper.
This little guy is going to join one of my favorite quilts in my sewing studio!
My OMG for June is the same as all of the previous months this year, and for the next 6 months as well. Not to fall behind working on the 365 Challenge quilt designed by Kathryn Kerr!
So far, so good!
I am not aiming for perfection (Why aim for the unreachable?), but I am hoping to improve my piecing skills.
Having said that, those last 2 blocks in the photo are my attempts at producing the perfect block. Ha, ha!
I made the darker block first, and it came out too big. There is no way to square it down without losing the points! I remade the block, using a different method, and it is still too big! Argh!
Rather than be frustrated and obsessive about this block, I am going to set it aside. If I need the block when it comes time to sew the top, then I will make a different block (the choices are unlimited and quilting should be fun)!
January completed blocks.
February completed blocks.
March completed blocks.
April completed blocks.
May completed blocks.
I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG. Hop on over there and be inspired by the other goal setters that have linked up! It is inspiring and encouraging!