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October OMG 2018

Dark green and sage are the RSC18 colors for September, and I will be piecing three 5 inch blocks for the Squared Away Sampler project.  You can see my progress so far this year by clicking here.

Remember the Butterfly quilt project?

Hannah's Butterfly Garden

I posted about it here.  The applique is fused, but not stitched.  For my second goal, I hope to complete the applique by stitching all of the pieces down.  I plan on using a satin stitch around the edges.

If you would like to make this free pattern, then click here.

I won’t have a lot of time to complete sewing goals this month, since I plan on a week of R & R, and the rest of the month belongs to the day job.  We’ll see how much I can accomplish.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal).  Check out the other participants and get motivated to work on your projects!

September OMG 2018 Update

It is time to report on those September sewing goals!

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 September

I am so happy to report that I have finished my President’s Book fabric pages!

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In fact, I have completed a tome, not just a book!  This thing is big!

President's Blocks

President's Blocks

President's Blocks

I am going to have to come up with a plan to display it in my sewing space.  This book is very special to me, since life took a turn and I have not been able to spend time with these precious quilting friends.  Some have moved on, and some have passed on as well.  But I have wonderful memories each time I look at these pages.

President's Blocks

You can read more about this project by clicking here and here.  You can see  pages in slideshows by clicking here and here.

Another goal was scrap control.  I did cut my scraps into usable strip sizes.

Fabric Scraps

The strips are sorted by color and size and stored in plastic bags in bins.

Fabric Scraps

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal).  Check out the updates of the other participants and get inspired and motivated!  It has certainly helped me to announce goals to the world…I am actually completing a few!

September OMG 2018

“By all these lovely tokens 
September days are here, 
With summer’s best of weather 
And autumn’s best of cheer.” 
–  Helen Hunt Jackson, September, 1830-1885

 

September came fast and it is already time to declare the sewing goals for the new month.

Dark blue is the RSC18 color for September, and I will be piecing three 5 inch blocks for the Squared Away Sampler project.  You can see my progress so far this year by clicking here.

For my second goal, I intend to complete the remaining fabric pages of my President’s book.  I continued to make good progress last month, and I am sure I that can finish this project this month. 

President's Blocks 

I recently took the time to clean up my fabric stash, and I now have a pile of small scraps that I do not want to put back on the shelves.  I intend to get these pieces cut into usable strip sizes.

Fabric Scraps

Not a goal, but the bow tie leader/enders are growing!

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal).  Check out the other participants and get motivated!

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!

August OMG 2018

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 will be piecing three 5 inch blocks for the Squared Away Sampler project.  You can see my progress so far this year by clicking here.

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.

President's Blocks

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.

On Ringo Lake

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:

larkspur

Peace Rose

Daisy

Lily

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal).  Check out the other participants and get motivated!

July OMG 2018 Update

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 1 was to piece three 5 inch blocks for the Squared Away Sampler project.  I completed this goal and you can see my progress by clicking here.

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.

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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.

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

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!

July OMG 2018

Time to be bold and announce my new goal for July.  

I’m not really going to be all that bold this month, since I am making time for family and sunny days!

I will be piecing three 5 inch blocks for the Squared Away Sampler project.  You can see my progress so far this year by clicking here.

My next goal for the month is to make progress on my President’s book.  Nope, not the President of the United States, but blocks that were given to me for serving my term as a quilt guild president.

I left off turning the blocks into pages for a fabric memory book that I can use for a keepsake.  You can see that post from one year ago here.  (It is a coincidence that I worked on this project in July last year, and have chosen it as my project for July this year.)

President's Blocks

I believe I have 36 pages to quilt.  They shouldn’t take long, and they wouldn’t, if it was winter and I could stay in my cozy home all day long (which I can’t because of the day job).  But it is summer, and the sunshine calls, so I am making this easy on myself.  I am going to quilt six pages for the month.

Speaking of sunshine, there will be time for strolling in the garden!

Flower Garden

Rose

Flower Garden

Flower Garden

Flower Garden

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal), where goals are met, one month at a time, and there is encouragement to keep on keepin’ on.