Time to report how I managed my June goals!
Goal 1 was to piece two backing fabrics for two sweet (and very large) quilts; Sugar Town and The Butterfly Garden.
I took the photos on a very, very bright sunny day, so the color is washed out, but you can still see that this is one large quilt backing!
Here are both backings; finished and ready to be sandwiched:
Goal 2 was to piece strips together to make binding for the Friendship Row by Row quilt. (Click here, here, here, here,and here)
Mom gave me an old small floral fabric from her stash and it is perfect for this quilt!
I not only prepared the binding, but I finished sewing it to the quilt!
Thank you so much, Patty, and OMG, for the motivation to finish this project!
Goal 3 was to piece three blocks for the Squared Away Sampler project.
You can see those 5 inch blocks in this blog post.
Goal 4 was to take time to walk in the garden (and pull a weed or two while I am at it.
I am linking up with OMG (One Monthly Goal) at Elm Street Quilts. Click on the link and check out the other June accomplishments. I find it inspiring and motivating; perhaps you will too!
Posted in Gardening, Motivation, One Monthly Goal, Photo Gallery
Tagged Butterfly Garden, Elm Street Quilts, flower garden, Friendship Row by Row, LCsCottage, OMG, One Monthly Goal, RSC18, Sugar Town
So Scrappy announced the Rainbow Scrap colors of the month as aqua and turquoise.
I think my blocks are more of a teal since the blues have a green tinge to them, but they look good:
I am following a two self-imposed rules.
I intend to use scraps only; I don’t want to cut into yardage for these blocks.
I am also using a dark, medium and light version of the color of the month. This is so I can play with value. This gives me the opportunity to see how the blocks differ depending upon where the value is placed. Hopefully, I am learning how to look at a block in different ways.
As blocks are added, I am getting excited about the Squared Away Sampler!
I am considering an on point setting with narrow sashing and cornerstones, but haven’t made up my mind yet. I will wait and see what So Scrappy and The Academic Quilter have in store for us.
I will be linking up with So Scrappy. Check out the link and see what others have done with pink and rose this month!
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. No need to make the 5″ block size that I am making. Perhaps you want to make a 20″ block or something in between!
Learn about a variety of blocks, use those scraps and have fun!
How about a stroll in the garden?
Posted in Quilts
Tagged allium, aqua, flowers, foxglove, garden, LCsCottage, peony, rose, RSC18, So Scrappy, Squared Away Sampler, teal, The Academic Quilter, turquoise
“In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.
I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people’s feet
Still going past me in the street.
And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?”
– Robert Louis Stevenson, Bed in Summer
I feel a bit like the child in the above poem. I go to bed by daylight instead of staying up to play and enjoy these long summer days.
Retirement. Wherefore art thou, Retirement?
Nevertheless, I am making the best of it. Or trying to. I love these beautiful days when every day the earth shares new fragrant blooms amidst warm sunshine rays and refreshing rain showers!
It is a new month and time to set new goals (or bring the old ones forward).
Remember these two quilts?:
I want to piece fat quarters together to make quilt backings for them.
I also want to piece a binding together for the Friendship Row by Row.
I will be piecing three blocks for the Squared Away Sampler project. Teal and turquoise are the colors for the month, but the block hasn’t been announced yet.
And, of course, take time to walk in the garden.
I am linking up with OMG (One Monthly Goal) at Elm Street Quilts. Click on the link and check out the other goals for June. I find it inspiring and motivating; perhaps you will too!
My Mom put in a couple of sewing requests, so I chose those for my May OMG (One Monthly Goal) goals.
Her first request was to replace the worn elastic on the wrists of her light jacket. She has very small hands and wrists, and I think that I stretched the new elastic too much while stitching it to the jacket sleeves. I hope that the sleeves fit, and are not too large!
Her second request was to make a couple of purple bowl cozies. This was a much easier request to fulfill!
Mom also had an unfinished potholder in her bag.
I don’t think it was a hint, but I did finish it for her.
Love you, Mom!
I also completed three rose/pink blocks for the Squared Away sampler from RSC18. You can see that in a blog post here.
This blog post shares the quick and easy fabric trays that I made this month.
Some gardening took place, too, so I am claiming this month as a productive month for me!
I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Click on the link and see what other goals were completed for May. I find it inspiring and motivating!
Posted in Gardening, Motivation, One Monthly Goal
Tagged candytuft, Elm Street Quilts, iris, LCsCottage, marguerite daisy, OMG, One Monthly Goal, peony, sewing, Squared Away Sampler, Veronica Waterperry