Wednesday, August 30, 2017

August One Monthly Goal Wrap Up: A Finished Flimsy

With just 2 days left in this month, I got busy last night on the final border for Scrappy Coffee Cups. Getting that project to the finished flimsy stage is August's One Monthly Goal


At the beginning of the month the Coffee Cup blocks were all sashed, but not sewn together.  


The final border was sewn on last night. 

Scrappy Coffee Cups
Block patterns from Karen F. Srebro and Janet McCarroll
published in Block Magic and Block Magic Too 
by Nancy Johnson-Srebro

So Scrappy Cups is now a finished flimsy.  That last border is a deep green.  For some reason dark greens photograph as black in my sewing room.  The quilt really is square, not sure why it looks bowed in the photograph.  I've found a good backing fabric in the stash, so hopefully this will move to finished quilt stage before the end of September.   That will probably happen regardless, so I'll probably pick something else as my September One Monthly Goal. 

The news from the south of Texas is improving.  Thankfully all of our friends are safe, though many don't know the state of their homes.  Since the storm moved farther east before making landfall, the rivers in the area are flowing more freely and the expected crests are a bit lower then originally forecast.  Hopefully that will spare some of the communities south of the Houston metro area. Hopes for the best and prayers for those affected.  

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15 comments:

Alison said...

This turned out so awesome! Hooray for finished tops. :)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love that quilt! The borders are perfect for it!

Quilter Kathy said...

Fantastic job! Such a great quilt!

Jayne said...

This really did turn out amazing! Congrats on a beautiful finish!

Barbara said...

It looks fantastic, Kate! If I'm remembering right, we both thought we wouldn't finish our goals this month, and we both did. Yay us!

katie z. said...

You did it! Great job. I'm glad your friends are safe. My husband's family in the area are also okay.

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Oh wonderful. I thought it would be nice but it's even better since you got the borders on. Love it.

Julie in GA said...

Way to go Kate! Your Scrappy Coffee Cups turned out great! I remember when you were making these blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Congrats on meeting your goal!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Yep--love that coffee quilt top--great colors and neat borders--so send it on to the quilter--what is next???
enjoy the moments, di

Kathryn T said...

Loved watching this evolve. It is such a fun flimsy soon to be full blown quilt!

Patty said...

Looks great. Thanks for liking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

Preeti said...

YAY!!! You finished it. So colorful and so bright - so caffeinated too :-D

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Coffee Cups! My Favorite of the August OMG Yet!

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the finish - it looks great! Glad all your friends are ok. I grew up in Houston, so watched the storm closely. We don't know if water was in either of the houses we lived in. All people are safe, but a couple of homes had water. I think it will be a mess there for a long time.

Sandra Walker said...

Love this! Thanks for providing the link from a future post...now I'm going back to the future...LOL