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 **
I can always count on you for the LINK-up to NewFO's. Christmas in July didn't happen at my house. I'll come back and see the Blog Hop on the 1st.
Gracious, Sharon, those apple trees are downright laden with apples this year! How fabulous! Love your July doll quilt -- I'm a sucker for all things patriotic!! :)
Your patriotic doll quilt and doll are wonderful! And what you received in return is adorable too! I loved hearing that you are starting more projects...I so enjoy your posts! As for the apples...wow! I see apple pie in the making!
Love you Cataliscious blocks. The embroidery is sweet and the star with the rose in the middle is eye catching. When are you going to have time to pick apples and make sauce? Silly question:)
Very cute patriotic quilts. The Cataliscious embroidery quilt is going to be a gorgeously rich project. Looking forward to seeing that one set together as a finished top.
I love how you are putting those 'Catalicious' blocks together. That will definitely deserve hand quilting.
Love your doll quilt!
Apple pie, and apple dumplings on the way! You are blessed with all those lovely apples. I the variety of your doll quilts....and thanks for all you do!
What adorable doll quilts! Thanks for sharing. ~Jeanne
Ha! I probably do have an aoppe chutney recipe. Do you want me to look? Your projects all look great. Love your doll quilts this month. I have those embroidery motifs on my to-do list.
such gorgeous doll quilts and yes i can smell those apples,love homemade produce.xx
Love your Catalicious.
The year is just flying by for me too!! Yikes!
Love the RW&B you are working on. The doll quilt is so sweet.
Those apples are unbelievable. I see lots of cooking in your future.
Darling doll quilts. Love the fabric in your Catalicious and the embroidery is just too cute.
What a wonderful post full of eye candy today Sharon!!! You've been busy as usual :*) I am so enjoying seeing your Cataliscious quilt come to life - yum!!! I'm trying very hard to stay in 2013, but my thoughts are peeking at what is going to have to be pushed out into 2014. Just peeking, that's all!!!
How in the world do you keep up with all those projects??? I'd be so confused and lost and would send stuff to the wrong people. Oh no, give me one or two projects only, please! Of course your many quilts
I love that Catalicious project! Our apple trees are loaded this year too. Lots of pies and applesauce in our future!
I can almost taste the apple dumplings.... Yum yum. Lovely quilts dearie.
Sweet little doll quilt you made as well as received . You have lots on the go and lots accomplished . That apple tree looks very inviting , I do love apple pie:-)
Sharon our teachers here start back to work in ten days and the kids a week after that. To me that always means summer is over! Soon fall days will be here and Christmas right after that...where does the time go? You have tackled a lot with the QAlongs but what fun that's going to be. :). Blessings, Marlene
Cute, cute quilts!
"And silly me, joined 4 QALs during July" that just made me smile, you do keep yourself busy and actually keep up with it all, I don't know how you do it, you're my hero.
Love your patriotic doll quilt!
Lots of beautiful work!
Both of the doll quilts are adorable! Mmmmm apples!
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