Like everyone else, I am wondering where the month went - heck, were is the year going?! And I've noticed I have been adding the term 'in 2014' in some posts - yikes!!
I love participating in the Monthly Doll Quilt Swap group. The July theme was Patriotic and my partner and I agreed to stay on theme. I just love the frienship star Sher used and this is not overly R/W/B so I can hang this with some of my little Americana decors anytime I want. And I love that she used one of her specialty (stars) machine stitches to finish the binding.
And I sent off four doll quilts to Debbie at Stitchin Therapy for the Mrs Claus project - please check it out - so easy and quick to make doll quilts.
And On the previous post, I had my Lorax quilt for 100 Quilts for Kids. I've dumped my scrap bucket to sort shapes and sizes for another scrap quilt in August to add to the project.
And silly me, joined 4 QALs during July: Lanterns, Alphabet, Nabby's Diary, and Surround Stars.
I have made progress on my major NewFO project for July - putting those long lost Red Brolly 'Cataliscious' embroideries into a quilt top. I have to make this in 6 sections and then they will be joined - this is one of the four sections I have done and I hope to get the other two done in August, maybe even completely assembled. I am thinking of hand quilting this one.
The HoHoHo Blog Hop starts today, and I have two of my NewFos in my August 1st post for this hop. (and yes, I have a give away too)
August NewFO I think is going to be about tackling that 'to-be-quilted' pile - other than my new doll quilt swap. The orchard is just about ready for picking and processing. That top photo - a miniature tree I bought for my Dad (after losing our orchards to a tornado - we assessed minis would mature faster), marked wrong as obviously not a miniature. Our minis had to be propped as the branches are so loaded with fruit they would snap off. Last year with the early heat and drought - we had a total of THREE apples - this is a happy sight this year. Hmm, Barb, have an apple chutney recipe? Can you just not smell the cider, apple sauce, pies, tarts, dehydrated slices, cookies, cakes - - -
** linking up with Barbara at CatPatches NewFO2013 **