Tuesday, August 04, 2015

August Is Heating Up

Yes, I live in Central Florida, so it's always hot but that's not what I mean.  August is a jam-packed month on our calendar. On the home front, we have a new car purchase, an upcoming Disney cruise, the start of kindergarten with all the back-to-school activities like supply shopping and meet-the-teacher events, and we have a trip planned to Holiday World in Santa Clause, Indiana.

On the sewing front, there's lots on my plate as well. I'm participating in the Meadow Mist Designs Midnight Mystery Quitl Along, and I have yet to even cut out my fabric which was our July task. I also have my August StashBee block that I need to tackle, something completely new to me and on my bucket list - a cathedral window! I can't wait to get started on that. I'm also excited to announce that I'll be participating in the 2015 Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop that will be kicking off on August 31st. I'll be designing a block using this gorgeous palette of Fabri-Quilt prairie cloth cotton solids:

I already have 2 blocks designed but need to test them out on practice fabrics first, and then write up the corresponding tutorials.

As you know, I've been working on my niece's quilt. I made a bit of progress in getting the top and bottom borders figured out but I'm still trying to work out the side borders.

Given all the other things on my plate, and knowing that I still have my little one at home until August 24th, this project is going to have to be put on the back burner so I can focus on the above mentioned projects that all have August deadlines.


  1. Oh I really like the borders that you added to the top and bottom of your niece's quilt. It does sound like you have a pretty busy August ahead, but with lots of fun things in there, too. I look forward to seeing all the blocks that are made at the end of the month. :)

  2. Well, I know you have already managed your stash bee block so you are already making progress through August.
    I really like the colours of your niece's quilt. Good border choice!

  3. Oh, a sweet Kindergartner. I love that year. To be honest, I cried each time one of my (four) kiddos started Kindergarten. It is such a milestone. I hope he has a great year! Best of luck with all of the projects on your list for this month!

  4. you certainyl have a busy month, some fun will be had on your trips. Re the mystery quilt, I have not even sorted my fabrics yet let alone cut the blocks! I like the quilt for your niece it is coming along so very well

  5. Your top and bottom borders look great. Sounds like you have lots to occupy your time. I also need to test sew my fabri quilt block.

  6. Have fun in August with all your projects...I'm all over the place with block design. I'm going to have to make a decision soon. Looking forward to seeing yours.

  7. You do have a full month, but it sounds like lots of fun.

  8. Sounds like a crazy month! Cant wait to hear about these trips :) Good luck getting all that sewing done too!


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