If you haven't joined in, you should. Love KATHY'S encouragement to take time to slow down. And it has been a great time for me to work on some hand projects.
The hexie flowers have been worked two a week and I am down to just the last two for the larger project they will go into. Hancock's of Paducah beeped my in-box with a flash 30's and feedsack bundle sale - yup, in the mail. They will be for the piecing of the bigger portion of this quilt. Everything falling into place as time allows.
The larger rosettes I'm working with a layer cake I've had for a long time. No real plan in mind, just making as many rosettes from a mix of three cakes. I've been using this project as my travel hand work when I do demos.
And the '365' leap year quilt has it's slow time. Actually these work up really fast as the pieced backgrounds are already made and I prep the circles as I pick a fabric from the day's play. I set up a row of 6 for the week. Yes, I have a lot of fabric donated and processed thru my house.
I used the Let's Book It , carrying this project thru two months to be sure I completed it rather than let it become a UFO. AND ta-da - I finished the binding. The label is made and get's stitched on today.
I used all three Scrap programs (see buttons on side bar) to keep cleaning up that pile on my quilt rack. It produced three colorful charity baby quilts. And I did clean up that quilt rack, but three new bags of scraps came in and are sitting there for next month's play time.
Keeping up with Temecula Quilt Co's 'Circa 2016' tiny blocks. Not sure I like that pink one, but we shall see when the border gets laid out.
The Court House Steps block for Barbara Brackman's Westering Women.
Staying on track with Adinkra hosted by Debby Kratovil. Quilty friends are currently in Africa and have my shopping list for the alternative block fabrics. This quilt is so different and I love the history of the symbols.
And I took part in SARAH'S '12 Days of Christmas in July' blog Hop with my Feather Tree.
I was, also, a pattern tester for her quilt-a-long. Some disasters resulted in my larger quilt being scrapped, but I loved the pattern and down sized it so I could complete a 'new' quilt for the hop. A mini that is more me.
I had some travels during the month and a commission piece, but still had time to have some finishes and keep up with my blocks.
What will August hold?