Sunday, August 5, 2018

Monday Meandering & OMG 8 - 6 - 2018

Great week for goals!  I finished all of them and got on to other things I wanted to finish.  Here's the stripe project on last week's goals.  I'm ready to find backing for it and get it quilted.  

Next is my decision on my August One Monthly Goal.  It has taken a long time for me to decided to just finish this quilt.  I started it in the ... um, er, the early 2000's??? I can't even remember.  I know I took a class at Faithful Circle Quilters in Maryland but I  didn't get very far.  Fast forward to February 2017.  Sharon and I took a class with a FCQ guild member to make a smaller (29 x 24") bargello quilt.  I never finished it because I wanted mine bigger.  And, I wasn't sure what to do nor did I really want to figure it out.  So now a million 20 years later I need to get this done and OFF my UFO list.  Note the pinks, burgundies and blues... even the colors are old! (Although, I still like them but they sure don't match my current living room where the finished quilt will hang part of the year!) 
This is the section I finished at the class. (The pieces still have the size tags on them!)  Here's what I have left with which I can play.
I guess part of my problem is I want it longer not just wider.  That takes a big of effort to figure it out.  

My One Monthly Goal for August is 
Incorporate most of the pieces into a bargello top.

Ok, that's my public declaration. I'm not sure what I'll do to get it to a top using most of the pieces but I'll at least try.  I'm pretty sure I have a whole strata still available for use.  Time will tell. 

Here's a peak at another little knitting project I'm working on.... Have you figured out what this is... no, not a mouse.  Oh, no, not a dog or a bunny. Ok, I'll tell you. He's going to be a bear. (Or maybe it'll be a she bear. I haven't decided yet.) Hopefully tomorrow I'll get more pieces together.  I've got arms, legs, ears and a body already knit and ready to add to the head.  It may take me all week to do this one, assuming I actually do work on him/her.  I'll share the book I used for this when he's done. 
On to the goals! 
July 30, 2018
Put borders on Stripe top√
Keep making string borders for Jamestown Landing√
Make 2 pillowcases√
Pick OMG for August√
Sew blocks and rows for 7 ½” squares within strips√

(Don't you love check √ marks after items on a to do list?) 

Because I really did zip through most of these items I decided to make this week's a little longer. 
August 6,2018
Bind 16 patch quilt
Bind strippy quilt
Finish knit bear
Quilt framed 7 ½” blocks
Figure out next step on bargello (and begin!) 
Cut our 2 pillowcases
Keep making string borders for Jamestown Landing

Hum, #3 up there is finish the bear... I guess I'd better work on him more than just during my normal Monday afternoon stitching group.

Here are the linky parties I'm joining this week: Elm Street Quilts August OMG, Oh Scrap, Monday Making, Main Crush Monday, and Moving It Forward. (I'll link up with the other two parties after they are posted AND when I remember.) 

I'm looking forward to a quilty week.  I've been on a roll and I sure want to continue that forward motion! 

Happy Quilting All!  Bonnie 


  1. The bear is going to be adorable. Are you knitting clothes for him/her, too?

    The striped fabric looks wonderful with your sampler blocks.

  2. Good luck on your OMG for August. Getting those old project off the UFO list always feels so good. That's going to be a cute little bear! Happy stitching this week.

  3. Great idea to finish up a long standing UFO. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

  4. Knitting & quilting = my favorite pastimes too! Your bear is adorable. Mostly I do socks! As for quilting, we both apparently are into older UFOs! Lol!

  5. Way to finish last weeks goals. Thanks for sharing your progress with Moving it Forward.


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