Recently we've had a reprieve from the super hot weather -- ie temperatures over 90 and high humidity day after day. Now the days have been in the low 80s during the day and high 60s at night. The reprieve feels great. I'd like to say I've been busy working in the studio but I have to admit to reading quite a bit along with going out into the world some. But I did have some quality time in the studio.
Here's what I got done on my goals last week.
✅Quilt charity top for guild — turned in Wednesday
✅Make August BOM from A Quilting Life — done
✅Quilt one of my quilts — done
✅Make a list of all finished tops and figure out backing sizes for them — list done but not the backing sizes needed
Continue to clean off front of cutting table — didn’t do much on this one ✅Begin challenge piece inspired by a card — pulled supplies
This quilt was made by Linda a member of Virginia Star Quilters. She used a panel and the "leftovers" from a quilt class with Debbie Kratovil. It was a cool class that showed us how to make one top (see mine here.) And used the leftovers to make another little quilt. Take a look at Debby's class info here. (Scroll down to Pyramids and Jewels.) Linda used the 2nd pieces in the corners and some of the pyramid shapes in the border. I thought it was brilliant. I quilted a basic stipple over it so as not to detract from the piecing. It will be donated to a veteran
And here is my August block from Sherri McConnel's Quilt Block of the Month.
What's up for this week?
Bind August UFO Challenge Quilt
Continue working on challenge piece inspired by a card
Quilt top from quilt guild
Make a few Picket Star Quilt blocks (Here are the directions for the block.)