Friday, August 30, 2013

August Goal Finished!

My August UFO / A Lovely Year of Finishes goal was to finish this long-neglected, 13 year old, block of the month club.  I had about half of them finished, and was able to finish up the rest of them much quicker than I expected.  Even so, it just isn't my style at all, and I'm not even sure what I'm going to do with them.  But they're DONE!  I even found some of the same white fabric at Jo Ann's fabric store, and bought 2 yards to hopefully get it made into either 1 big quilt, or a few smaller ones.

I also spent most of August making a quilt for my mom, who just paid us a visit.  I'll blog about that soon.

The summer has been busy for me and my boys, and even busier for my husband, who has been on 3 large fires now, 1 in Colorado, 1 in Southern Oregon, and 1 in Central / Eastern Oregon.

We have managed a few camping trips, and I'm hoping for 1 more :-).  I hope all of you have had a wonderful summer!!

Friday, August 2, 2013

August Goal and More Blocks

Do you ever lose UFO's / WIP's?  The one above has been kept in a box full of mish mash stuff, and gets lost for years at a time.  It's one of my oldest projects, a 2001 Jo Ann Fabric store's  block of the month club...  I made about half of them, and ran out of steam, but did manage to buy all 12 of them, but failed to get the final kit to add sashing and such.  No biggie. These are some of my very first quilt blocks that I ever sewed together.

It really was one of my first lessons that I don't really like kits or copying patterns exactly as is.  When I do this, they get set aside, and left unfinished.  It's also, again, very alien in our house full of boys and men.  It's an alien UFO for sure LOL!  But, I decided, after unearthing it again to make it a goal to finish up these blocks this month for my A Lovely Year of Finishes Goal.

I also got my July Lucky Stars BOM finished just in time, and slammed out a few more City Sampler blocks.