Sunday, August 25, 2019

One Monthly Goal Update

Wishing Rings was my August One Monthly Goal.
All of the instructions to make this quilt are free at the Temecula Quilt Company blog HERE.
Sewing all these little blocks together seemed endless, but I finally managed it  persevered! 

For the first time, I did straight line quilting.
I should have counted my steps as I walked back and forth in front of my machine--lol! I didn't strive for exact spacing--the stitched rows are random and mostly done to avoid seams. 

This is truly a scrappy project all the way through.
 The blocks were completely made from scraps and so was the backing.
These backing fabrics were cut-offs from other quilt backs. 

The binding was already made--for another project.
 Apparently I made binding twice for my Arctic Circles quilt--doh!!

There wasn't quite enough of the pre-made binding, so I had to raid my little box of binding scraps to finish it off--nothing wrong with a little "making do", right? This entire quilt ended up being made from leftovers in one way or another. Even the batting is pieced together from leftover pieces. Thank goodness for Heat Press batting tape! 
It's such a good feeling to use up and make-do.

Willow and Stella wanted to help out with the photos, but were observers instead.

Linking with One Monthly Goal HERE

August OMG link-up is open!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

A Little Slow Stitching

While digging through my sewing room looking for an elusive pattern, I came across this project. I had abandoned it long ago because I had made the mistake of using the back stitch (as recommended in the pattern) instead of my preferred stem stitch. It takes me so long to do back stitching. I'm never happy with my stitches and keep picking them out. I think the stem stitch is much more forgiving--lol! 

I needed a hand sewing project to work on, so this time I am determined to get all twenty blocks of Aunt Bea's Parlor completed. There were already eleven blocks done, so I have already made some progress. I'm trying to not beat myself up too much if my stitches don't look as perfect as I would like!

I've also completed my One Monthly Goal (except for the label), so I took a little time to set up this month's Hospital Sketches block. This Tennessee Rose is enormous, so the stitching here should go pretty quickly--nothing fiddly to fret about.

I haven't linked up with other Slow Stitcher's for quite a while, so I thought it would be fun to get back into some Sunday sewing....
Linking with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching HERE

Thursday, August 1, 2019

August Goal

It's time to clear a few things off the cutting table, so I've chosen my Wishing Rings quilt to be my One Monthly Goal for August. 
Once I get the corners sewn on this stack of 52 blocks....

...I can add them to the bin of the rest of the units and start sewing them together. I feel pretty confident that if I push myself, I can get these from blocks to a finished quilt by the end of August--that's my goal. Hopefully this month will be an uneventful one--lol!  
Linking with One Monthly Goal HERE