Thursday, August 25, 2016

August Finishes: OMG Linkup

Ready-or-not, here we are with only one week left of August!

I reached my goal by finishing the I-Spy flimsy, and getting photographs to post! I feel like this is a double-win.
Quick stop at the park ...
No slides like this when I was a kid!
A little masking tape to hold her up, and..
The charm's are from Val's I-Spy Swap, held this summer. Plus, I cut oodles of my own 4" squares to increase the finish size to 52" x 63". Hopefully I will quilt this in time for Christmas to gift to my best friend, whose six children I have watched grow-up. Terri is blessed with two grandbabies so far, and they spend a lot of time with her. This quilt is meant to live at her house, for all her future babes to enjoy. I sneaked in a few that their adults will enjoy too. Everyone in Washington State is a Seahawk fan..
And we all know what else they do up there in Washington..
I debated whether to include that square! Now I can hardly wait to hear back after they discover it!

So, lots of piecing this month, and very little quilting. I do love piecing!
The only guilty distraction I have allowed was to try out the free Seahorse Block at The Objects of Design.
I have only recently started following Sally and was thrilled when she shared this cute tutorial. Such a generous treat, I had to give it a whirl! I wish I had selected more contrasting fabrics, but hoping that I can define it a bit more with the quilting. Unfortunately, this is not the first time I have thought low contrast would work, then tried to rescue and define it with the quilting. Does this happen to you too? Possibly a bit extra batting under the seahorse will help..

As if that was not enough temptation, Sally shared another irresistible block this week! (i should mention these patterns are NOT paper-pieced!)
It is the cutest Poodle Block ever, and I hope she does not mind that I ripped a photo from her site, to share here..
I really want to make one, then transform it into a poodle bag during BagIt 2017, starting soon at Elm Street Quilts!

I have been wondering how everyone has been progressing this month. I tried to recollect if any participants live in areas affected by the Louisiana flooding. Hopefully ya'll are safe and sound.

Alright, just seven days left to reach your One Monthly Goal. Perhaps this will be a productive weekend for all of us!

One lucky participant will also win this Fat 1/8 bundle from my little Esty Shop! 

Please visit ourOMG sponsors this month, as a way of saying...

Thank you!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Quilty365: Still Circling After 250 Days!

And the Dots continue!
I am celebrating this Saturday with Dot #251!
No, nothing all that special about 251; just trying to celebrate each and every day of this journey.
I am writing quickly this morning, to catch the link-up over at QuiltyFolk, where Audrey is hosting this fun QAL: Quilty365!

I had trouble making up my mind and ended up with two Fourth of July dots...
It was quite a party after all.

At the end of July, I am left behind on the quilting,
All three of these panels (7th, 8th, and 9th) are prepared for big-stitching. It has been pretty warm around here and I suppose that is my excuse. Seems I need to plan a couple movie nights.
These will connect to complete the third quarter-panel of this beast.

I am keeping up with the daily dot creations and feeling pretty good about that. I love the texture of this quilt and look forward to using it this winter!

A bit of a cool-off this weekend following some lovely lovely rain two days ago. I hope it is nice in your neighborhood too.
I am off for a morning walk while I can.
Or, I could wake DH for a bit of G-Sale'n.
Always fun to poke the bear...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

July Winners: One Monthly Goal

Congratulations to everyone for your quilty progress in July! As a group, we did very well with goals, and that makes me really happy! I can kind of live vicariously you know, since I did not meet my own, lol. I appreciate so much everyone sharing here, this has been such a fun week looking through all your finishes! 
Three names were drawn for prizes. Congratulations to:

1. Amanda, who blogs at Fabric Engineer!
 Fat Quarter Shop: $25 Gift Certificate (Flash Sale Link HERE!)

2. Vera, who blogs at Negligent Style!
Bagmaker Supply: $20 Store Credit!

 3. Nann, who blogs at With Strings Attached!
 A copy of Lara Buccella's new book, "Crafted Applique... New Possibilities"

Thank you to everyone as well, who linked up with the Christmas projects for:

The July winner is: 

Pam will receive a pattern of her choice from Sew Sweetness Pattern Shop!

Also, there is still time to join the August Challenge at Bagmaker, for your chance to win one of two $50.00 shopping sprees:

From the FB page: "Get some gorgeous purse hardware for free, even if you're not the winner. Make a bag from this striking piece of hardware. Take a picture of it and post it here. The entries with the most votes in each of two categories will win $50.00 of beautiful hardware from our Etsy shop. How do I get free hardware without enough votes? If you purchase the challenge item from 7/18/16 - 8/18/16 and follow a few easy rules (including actually entering the contest!) we'll refund the purchase price!"
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