Monday, July 27, 2020

July One Monthly Goal Finish

My July One Monthly Goal was to complete the Broken Star quilt. You can see I did  an edge to edge design--Amoebas Gone Wild

I originally began quilting this with straight lines, but when I was almost a third of the way through, I realized that I didn't like the way it was looking--so many lines going on between the blocks and the quilting! Too bad I didn't figure that out before I was so far into it.
Needless to say, the next two days were not happy--especially since my sewing room registered 89 degrees--whew! 

I managed to use up some nice chunks of leftover fabric for the backing--always a good thing. 

And a sweet check that was gifted to me, cut on the bias for the binding--love it! 
Linking with One Monthly Goal HERE
July finish link-up is open!

Friday, July 24, 2020

The Parade Continues.....

Are you feeling the Sweet William block parade fatigue? I know I am, so here are all the rest of the blocks in one fell swoop. I think I managed not to repeat any of the previously shown blocks. 

Now I have some big decisions to make. 
I am having second thoughts on the yellow gingham alternate blocks (do I really want a yellow quilt?). Also, do I set the blocks like the original quilt or a regular on point setting?
 So many things to ponder! 

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Block Parade

Since I have finished all the pieced Afternoon Delight blocks, this is all I have to show for July's block of the month. As you can see, I'm still focusing on adding more green and yellow fabrics.
And here are four more of my finished Sweet William blocks. There's not too much else going on in the sewing room since I'm finishing up my Broken Star quilt. The binding is on and being stitched closed--yay!

More SW blocks coming soon.....

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy Fourth!

I did a little patriotic stitching last week. 
This project been bookmarked in a magazine for years (Quilting Ideas Spring 2001!). In my defense, it's paper pieced, so that was a huge roadblock for me. Surprisingly it was much easier than I anticipated.
And a few bowl fillers made from scraps. I used a Miss Rosie pattern for inspiration, but the size of the scraps kind of dictated the sizes. 

Have a fun and safe Fourth of July!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

July One Monthly Goal

broken star
I'm pretty excited to get my Broken Star finished, so it will be my July One Monthly Goal. I plan to add a narrow sashing between the top and bottom rows (not shown in this photo) and also a small border. I'm not sure how I will quilt it yet--that decision seems to happen after I get it loaded onto the quilting machine. 
Sweet William
As promised, here are four of my finished Sweet William blocks--more to come soon.
Sweet William

Sweet William

Sweet William
I'm linking with Elm Street Quilts for July's One Monthly Goal here: