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.
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