August was not a great month for stitching. A couple of the weekends were taken up with college prep and the eclipse trip. The focus for the month was getting Scrappy Coffee Cups to the finished flimsy stage, which was my August One Monthly Goal. Getting it finished did get it off the UFO list, it had been the newest addition to the UFO list. The oldest UFO, Red, White, and Blue Stars is the oldest on the list and was the UFO-2017 project for August.
I didn't expect to get any stitching done on these blocks, too much weekend stuff going on. But I had never really decided on a final setting for these blocks, so it was hard to know how many I needed to make. So the goal for August was to figure out a final setting plan. After playing around with alternate blocks and background colors, I think this is close.
The alternate star blocks need to be adjusted a bit so the star points match up with the other stars. But this layout is pretty close to done. Hopefully, I've got enough of the blue background to make it this way. Worst case, I'll drop off the last two rows and make a square quilt. Not sure when I'll get back to this project, but at least now it has a solid plan to move forward with.
The September UFO project is number 4, which on my 2017 quilt plan was Blooms and Butterflies which I had substituted for number 7, last years Rainbow Scrap Challenge project, Vintage Dresses.
by Charise Randell
So based on my convoluted substituting I've done this year, this will be September's UFO project. There is a setting plan drafted for these blocks. So there's a good chance progress will get made on this project in September. My goal with the UFO-2017 projects is to make some progress on each project on the list. They don't have to get done. Any progress now, means a project will be that much farther along when I next pull them out. Not ideal, but slow progress is better than no progress.
Linking up with Patchwork Times for UFO-2017.