Saturday, August 31, 2013

A Lovely Year of Finishes, August goal done!

I'm trying to play catchup this long weekend.

If you follow me on IG, you've seen my August heal blocks and me catching up on back months (so far May and June down) on the Sisters 10 modern block of the month.

Sisters 10 blocks:
May's:
Sisters 10, May blocks

June's:
Sisters 10, June blocks


I haven't uploaded all my pics to flickr.  I've also been working on my Dogwood Blossoms quilt for the Penny Sampler class.  The top and back are done.  My goal is to baste (and maybe quilt) them tomorrow.  More pics coming on that one.

I finished my August ALYOF goal.  It was kind of a disappointing project.
The one thing I will NEVER do again is use paper as the foundation.  I hate ripping it up.  Triggers all kinds of OCD finding little bits of paper around.  Several seams popped.  Blarg.


string block quilt finished!

I tied the quilt.  I don't know if it was the tying that did it, but when I washed the quilt, the batting (the generic poly/cotton stuff from Hancock's) just shredded.  So, I have bald spots in the quilt and spots that have tons of stuffing.  Meh.  So, it's done.  I have to fix a few seams.  (You can see one that popped in the pic if you look.) Anyway, I am just not excited about it.  Gonna throw it in a car so I can have a quilt for the dog to sit on when he rides in my car.  I *am* excited about Sept's goal.

Linking up:


4 comments:

  1. That's too bad about the batting. I know some batting s can be left in quilted for up to ten inches but others require more. You will probably love it in a while ; )

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  2. Yay for the blocks, boo for the stringy problems, but at least the dog's a winner :oD

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  3. I was going to say what Carla said- a lot of batting needs to be quilted more heavily, so you would have needed a few more knots in there. Your loss is the dog's gain ;) My dog is not allowed on any of my quilts because he's too hairy and stinky and ruins things!

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  4. It's beautiful from where I'm sitting!!

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