YEAH! That’s right I have FINISHED my goals for August – and yes – I have two days left until they had to be done!
Goal 1 – Bind my Scrappy Trip Along
All I had to do was bind my Scrappy Trip Along. I bound it with different scraps of red fabrics. Well – when there are 414 inches to bind it takes a bit. It was half way through the month and I was making very little progress on the hand stitching part of the binding. So, I made a goal. Every night I had to hand stitch one arms length of thread on the binding. It took about 10 nights…but I did it! My scrappy trip along is finished!
Goal 2 – Baby Quilt for an Expecting Friend
A good friend of mine from my childhood is expecting her first baby. I was unable to make it to her baby shower but I had to make her new bundle a quilt! The jig is up though – she reads my blog and figured out this quilt is for her baby! That’s okay – I’ve never been good with secrets nor have I never wanted to be.
Most of the quilting is simple straight line quilting but I did a little Free Motion Quilting to put ‘Baby Madsen’ under the book shelf. T
And here it is. FINISHED! The bookshelf fabric is ‘Study in Tawny Plum’ from Alexander Henry’s Somerville line – I bought it at Hawthorne’s Thread. Does anyone know what charm pack I used!? I can’t remember and no longer have the wrapping…
I backed the quilt in a cozy pink floral flannel. It should be arriving in my friends mailbox any day now… I can’t wait to hear what she thinks AND I can’t wait to hear the news of her little bundle expected to arrive in just a few weeks!
Next – I need to think about my goals for September…hmmm….