Hard to believe it's the first of September, August went way to fast. The first week of August was miserable due to work deliverables, but it lined out towards the end of the month. So it wasn't a bad month in the sewing room. I didn't make my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for August which was to decide on a final layout and get the sashing at least made for the Twinkle Star quilt.
Tutorial by Andrea Feldbush of Soscrappy
I managed part of my goal for August, the layout got much better defined. Both My Guy and the Scientist in Training both nixed the sashing plan. A similar suggestion was made in many of the comments on the blog and on my Facebook posts, thank you for the feedback. So no sashing. Then the SIT asked me to lay out the blocks in a more of a "rainbow" order. So I gave that a try.
Both the SIT and My Guy liked this layout better, so did I. But without the sashing, this quilt is going to be a bit small for the intended use. So how to make it bigger? Add borders to make it bigger or add more blocks? I wasn't completely happy with the way the colors merged, what if I added new blocks so there was enough of each color to make at least one diagonal row?
I liked that thought. So now the goal for August became to complete 18 more blocks. By the time I went to bed last night, 6 more blocks had been completed, there are 6 in the works at the machine, and fabric has been selected for the last 6.
The red and purple sections are both finished, plus one of two teal blocks is done. Even though I didn't make my OMG for the month, I'm pretty happy with the progress on this quilt. I didn't link up with the end of August OMG because it didn't feel right, but I did want to document that progress was made.
There was also a finish this month, but no pictures yet. I'll post about that on Monday. So August was a much better month than I expected it to be. I've already been thinking about what the plan is for September.
Linking up with Oh Scrap on Sunday.