I began my Hunter’s Star project in September, 2013. I got as far as the borders, and stalled out.
Then it became my UFO Goal for May 2017. I got the top pin-basted into a quilt sandwich and began quilting.
I am so happy to be able to announce that my Hunter’s Star version is finished!
Hunter’s Star Part One
Hunter’s Star Part 2
May OMG 2017 Update
For my Hunter’s Star project, I used the Inklingo Hunter’s Star 9 Inch collection from Linda Franz at her Inklingo website.
For September, Patchwork Times drew number 4 from the UFO list. My number 4 is the same as my number 5 goal was…the friendship round robin project. I knew I would need lots of time (I need lots of time to complete almost anything)!
You can read about this friendship strip round robin quilt here, here, and here.
I left off working on this project in March. I was sewing four patches together for borders.
My goal for September is to get the borders sewn onto the quilt top and have a completed flimsy.
I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Hop on over there and check out the other goals for September!
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The number 8 was drawn by Patchwork Times, as the monthly goal for August.
My number 8 goal was to do something with some machine applique floral sample blocks.
I squared the blocks to 12-1/2″.
Triangles were added to set the blocks on point.
After squaring and setting the blocks on point, I decided to turn them into autumn placemats.
I kept the quilting simple; straight lines, echo, and meandering (I’m not making Van Gogh or Picasso art pieces after all). Here’s a look at the back:
I’ll be gifting these placemats…it feels good to have turned the blocks into something useful!
I am linking up with OMG at Elm Street Quilts. Take some time to see what other folks have finished for the month!
I am also linking up with Patchwork Times .
Patchwork Times announced the number 8 as the UFO goal for August.
My number 8 is these floral blocks:
I stitched these 3 blocks many moons ago when I was teaching a machine applique class.
What to do…pillows…, a table runner…, a wall hanging…, tote bags?
I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG).
“Granddaughter, through you I see the future.
Through me, you’ll see the past.
In the present, we’ll love one another as long as these moments last.” – Unknown
This past weekend, I was blessed to have my son and his family visit. The last time that they were able to visit was back in April.
Having my 10 year old granddaughter with me, meant that we could finish her cushion project that we began the last time that she was here.
You can see the beginning of it in this blog post.
A. chose the fabrics, threads, and the applique. She also did most of the sewing (I helped a little bit with those eyes). I simply encouraged her along.
She’s a happy little camper, and I am a proud Grandma!
“A granddaughter fills her grandmother’s heart with rainbows!” -Unknown
“Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.” – Kellie Elmore
“If you’re not barefoot, then you’re overdressed.” – Unknown
Summer is wonderful, and too short, so I am trying to enjoy it as much as I can. Yes, I do spend a lot of time barefoot, but mostly in the house. My grass is so dry it crunches, and will be dormant until we get blessed with rain. It has been a very hot and very dry summer.
I have finally finished the 15th block from the Aunt Bea’s Parlor pattern.
I did take a photo of block 16, which I will be working on for my next slow stitching project, but I’ve lost it. It is hiding somewhere in the depths of my computer.
So this one will be a surprise to you when I show it.
Meantime, I have my son and his fam visiting, so I believe I will go enjoy some more summertime fun!
I am linking up with Kathy’s Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching. Click on the link, and see the great projects that others are working on!
Patchwork Times drew the number 12 for the ufo project in July. My project was to come up with a plan to finish blocks that were given to me when I served as President of my local quilt guild.
Way back in 2001.
I came up with a plan!
I’ve got backing, batting and sashes cut.
And I had a great time sewing each block into an individual ‘page’. What a pleasant trip down memory lane as I worked on each one!
I ran out of grommets, so this will have to wait until I can get some more. Meantime, I do have to finish quilting the blocks.
I’m going to have an awesome (and big) memory book!
I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Head on over to see what everyone else is doing!