Monday, August 31, 2020

August One Monthly Goal


Do you make a list of projects you want to complete?  It's been a HUGE help in me getting them done.  This month was pretty good.  I wanted to finish the white, blue and yellow top, and I did.  I wanted to finish the red and cream quilt, and I did.  I wanted to finish the Island Batik Ambassador and Studio 180 tool challenge and I didn't, but there are reasons.  
I wanted to make the blue and black quilt for my great nephew. Although I planned a twin, he has a full size bed, so I have to go a bit bigger.  I ordered another bolt of Island Batik Navy basic, but it's on back order, so I set the project aside for a bit.  I wanted to use the Navy in the blocks, as well as some Stashbuilder strips, and for the border.  I may decide to finish the blocks with the Navy I have and wait to add the border when the fabric ships.  

I changed directions, though, so I have a different top finished, after having issues (bad planning on my part).  Here's the blue and black, and the top I did get done, except for the outer border and quilting and binding.  

This uses Floralicious, which has precuts available now, and Coconut and Aqua basics. 

I did get the red and cream top done.  This is a commission, and was delivered yesterday.  I will be making shams to match, and actually have to make this bigger.  We forgot she wanted it to cover the wood on her sleigh bed, when she agreed on the design.  Fabric is Red Elegance by Nancy Zieman for Riley Blake.  Panto is Heather by My Creative Stitches, and I used Red Wine Aurifil 40-three thread top and bottom.  

The other was a vary satisfying finish.  I started this for a book blog hop, but ran out of the blue and yellow fabric (the book didn't have accurate info at the time) and finally found some for sale.  I replaced the wrong units, and got it quilted and bound. 

And I did the binding on the blue ornaments runner.  

So, except for the Island Batik challenge, I did actually get it all done!  Very exciting, and I'm really proud.  Check out the rest of the one monthly goals projects here.  

Linking up with Elm Street Quilts.  


Patty said...

Pretty! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

Nann said...

The red medallion is lovely! I'll be interested to see how you make it larger -- slabs or piecing? The top project -- chocolate/coconut? -- is an interesting scrappy design.

Kathleen said...

Always feels good, doesn't it. Here's to a productive September.