Saturday, August 30, 2014

NewFO & August Ends




I love that Barbara @ CatPatches gives us permission to start something NEW with no pressure to finish, just start something.  It really helps to keep the FUN in quilting.


My official NewFO was for the Doll Quilt Swap Group and the theme was Mellow Yellow.  My partner and I agreed on staying on theme and she mentioned she likes bright and modern.  This is a free pattern called  Swirly Twirly Dresden and can be found HERE.


I just love this fabric and wish I had gotten more.  Perfect for the back and binding and little dolly's dress.

 Never too hot to Stitch!


I finally got to finishing up my Something Old.  This was a mystery offered by my LQS (who recently relocated-could cry) on Super Bowl Sunday.  To me it is too large for a wallhanging, but not big enough for a quilt.  Perfect for a table cloth with those grapes and wine glasses?


My Something New was the baby quilt for the much anticipated granddaughter.  September 22 can't come soon enough!



And my little Let's Book It project was finished  I can't believe this little piece took me all month to do.


The RSC14 light green blocks to add to the box.  Four great scrappy quilts are going to evolve from  these months of colour play.


And my Handmade Christmas/Simple Small Project combo made for another addition to the pressie box.

Some QALs - Doodle Quilts Row, Marcus Brother, and Country Corners - added to the mix.  Oh, and some secret sewing too.

August was a lovely month of starts and finishes - most importantly, I had fun with my quilting.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

19 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I swear I just read your August goals and now the month is at the end. I love your mellow yellow doll quilt. Yellow is such a happy color. Great month!

Kathleen said...

So where did Quiltbug relocate to? She mentioned the move on the web, but gave no information about where she was moving to.... inquiring minds want to know!

Christine M said...

You have some lovely finishes, Sharon. I love the Swirly Twirly doll quilt. It is so unusual.

Lesley said...

Mellow Yellow is adorable...it will be loved by the recipient! You have such wonderful projects here!

Debbie said...

I don't usually like modern, but mellow Yellow Twirly one is great! You have a special touch putting fabrics together for these little ones! Great finishes all around for a wonderful month.

Kate said...

The doll quilt is fabulous! You had a great month of starts and finishes.

Carol S. said...

Oh my goodness, you really made some beautiful projects! That Swirly Twirly quilt is just stunning...I love it!

Joanna said...

The doll quilt is so different and nice. I'm not usually into modern, but I like that. Love everything else, as well.

KaHolly said...

You keep busier than anyone I know. You must be super organized.

KimM said...

Oh my goodness! You are AMAZING!!! I love all of these.
xxx

Sheila said...

What lovely August finishes. LOVED the sweet doll and her quilt. September is going to be an exciting month. Especially September 22 : )

Barbara said...

Thanks for the link to the pattern. I really like your swirly twirly dresden. Your book it project is adorable.

Karen said...

The doll quilt is stunning. You have had lots of lovely finishes. The rainbow blocks will be a nice addition to a quilt.

Brown Family said...

Love the doll quilt and the Let's Book it one. It is amazing that a little project can take as long as a large one!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I really like that swirly twirly doll quilt. Lots of cute things.

Val's Creative Life said...

Oh Sharon I absolutely adore your doll swap project!!

Mary said...

Good Job on your projects in spite of Summer! I like the doll quilt and your month-long Book-it quilt.

Michele said...

Love the yellow mini and the girl quilt and all the other lovely things you completed. Nicely done as always. And I'm so sorry that you are sad about the LQS moving but perhaps we will be able to meet up more often now.

sewyouquilt2 said...

love your doll quilt and I may have to try that twirly dresdan

I am doing another relaxing robin but am thinking of doing a row quilt

so many ideas so little time.....