Monday, July 29, 2019

The July One Monthly Goal and Other Stitchy Stuff

Hard to believe the end of July is almost here.  It's been another busy month on both the work and home front. We've not been home much so plans to complete the July One Monthly Goal have been on hold for several weeks. 

I finally bit the bullet and ironed the 7 yards of backing fabric, figured out how to piece the back, cut the lengths and stitched it together. 

The light blue check matches up nicely with the blue in the Vintage Dresses borders. 

So the July OMG is finished just in time to figure out what's the OMG for August.

I didn't post last Monday due to the business trip to St. Louis and New Orleans. I just couldn't get my act pulled together to get a post written before I left town.  So there's been a bit of progress on a couple of other projects over the last two weeks.  The second round of borders for Storm at Sea is one accomplishment.

 Storm at Sea
Paper Piecing Class by Carrie Randell (Quilter's Hideaway)

Next is a narrow white border, then the pieced border, another narrow white border and finally a wider dark blue final border. So there is still quite a bit of work left to do on this project.

Kevin released clue 2 of the Simply Sensational Summer Scrap Quilt last Thursday.  More 4-patches in color number 2. 

My initial color choices were blue and brown. But the more blue 4-patches I made the less I liked the brown with them.  I have lots of yellow scraps, so made a last minute substitution.  I'm so glad I did.  Here's the progress with the blue 4-patches.

This scrappy quilt needs lots of 4-patches, but they are easy to make.  I'm not caught up on this mystery, but that's OK.  I'm just moving along at my own pace. It will get done eventually.  

That covers the stitchy stuff going on in my sewing room.  Linking up with Monday Making and the July One Monthly Goal. 


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

really like your Storm at Sea quilt

chrisknits said...

Everything is moving forward, even if you are finding it hard to have time to sew. Love the backing for the Dresses!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That looks like the perfect backing for the Vintage Dresses quilt! The blues and yellows for Kevin's mystery quilt are going to be a lot of fun, too. Have a great week, Kate!


Great progress on getting the backing done for the Dresses quilt top--you will be happy dancing when that one comes back from the quilter!!!
and nice work on getting more of the Storm at Sea top done--you are 'buzzin' right along--
and I love blue and yellows together--so great choices there too--
so now what is August's goals?????
luv, di

Marti said...

Were the plaids hard to line up on that backing? I like it with the Vintage Dresses. Sorry you are traveling so much, but maybe you'll have more time in August. I've given up sewing until it cools down again. I guess that is my lesson learned for next year.

Patty said...

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

Quilter Kathy said...

That's a lot of borders for the Storm quilt!
4 patches look great for Kevin's quilt!
I've sewn all my dark 4 patches, but haven't even started on the lights yet.

AnnieO said...

Good progress, and so colorful too! I have very little blue in my stash so would be very hard pressed to come up with this many squares. Your piecing looks amazing on the Storm at Sea blocks.

Cheryl said...

Great progress on all of the projects! The storm at sea quilt looks amazing!

Preeti said...

Does this mean that you are about to begin quilting on the Vintage Dresses Quilt? I can hardly wait!!!
Love the sunny yellows :-)

Jennifer said...

Nice progress on both projects!

Sandy Panagos said...

That backing fabric is absolutely perfect for Vintage Dresses! Love the colors in your Storm and Sea.