Saturday, August 7, 2021

August OMG

 I've forgotten to post my monthly goals for a few months, so I'm back on track, I hope.  Things have been a little nuts, but I've been sewing and did finish a UFO.  More on that later.  

I'm linking up with Elm Street Quilts.  

For August, I need to get my Island Batik Ambassador Challenge completed.  Here's the fabric, and the ruler for it. 

I currently have 4 of 48 blocks done pieced, 6 more ready to be pieced and one trimmed to correct finished size.  I'll share more progress photos on Instagram, but the blog hop starts Monday, so please check out the other Ambassadors and the schedule and give-away at Island Batik.

My other goal is to finish the July Never Too Early challenge, which needs to be quilted and have the lights added. 

What are you working on? 

I wanted to share some recent finishes.  I've been doing quite a few customer quilts on Vanna, my Handi_quilter Amara Long Arm, and here are some shots of them.
Marilyn Hamilton Jackson's Log Cabin quilt with Malachite panto.

Maureen Mitchell's scripture quilt with Pieces of my Heart panto. 

I finally finished this UFO, which was the Try a Tool challenge from 2020 with Split Rects.  It was a gift for my great-nephew Noah, who asked for a new quilt.  It's almost 90" square so it should be enough to get him through college.  They were visiting, so I was able to give it to him in person.  I had 9 blocks done from the first time, and a few of the pieced centers done, and worked on it from Saturday to Monday, and finished the top (25 blocks), and quilted it on Tuesday, did the binding Wednesday and met them for dinner Wednesday night, for delivery.  I put it on him for the photo, and he just said "Ahhhh".  He loves it. His first quilt featured the Cars fabric, so he wanted something more "teen" appropriate.  I have plans for quilts for his 2 sisters, which I hope to get done by Christmas.
Island Batik Stashbuilder Rolls and scraps from other collections were used.  The main issue was I was unable to get a bolt of Navy mottled until recently, because of shipping issues.  (You know why, lol)

Customer Roz Liebenthal's quilts. 

Computer theme with Boxtrot panto.

Jelly Roll Race with Sachet panto.

Elaine Alvarez asked me to add borders and use Circle Meander.

And I finally finished this table runner, with Dancing Flowers panto.  It was left-over blocks from the Island Batik Ambassador challenge from April.  

I'm hoping to get 1 more quilt done for Roz this week, and the second for Patricia Fox, so I can deliver them.  I also need to quilt the fabric for the September By Annie bag challenge.  

I think that brings me up to date with current projects.  
Thanks for stopping by.


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