Labor Day weekend! How is this possible already!?? And this morning, I wore long sleeves. It’s August 31st, and it’s already cooling off like fall. My favorite time of year. But since it seems to be arriving a tad early, I’m wondering if it means we’re going to have a really cold winter, and I dread the thought of that!
But we can’t choose the weather, so there’s no sense fretting over it. I can always stay in and keep quilting!
I had a fairly good block count this month. I finally get to count some blocks I’ve been waiting to count until I was done with the quilts, so that I wouldn’t accidentally count them twice, or lose track of my count. I made it to a total of 98 this month.
Here’s some of the other stuff I’ve been working on . . .
I made these two blocks for Bev as part of our monthly guild block challenge. She gave us two pieces of fabric, and we could make any block we chose.
I made 8 more blocks/sections of my third version of my Summertime Sampler quilt. I’m doing one in all scraps, mixing the two versions together, and I love it so much! Here’s my Block 9:
I made the final block for this quilt! I’ve had these stashed for about 7 years. They were from an online Bee I was a part of, and I only needed one more block to have enough, and I finally finished that one lone block. It’s the traditional Laurel Leaves appliqué block. At a sew day with my friends last weekend, I got the top set together. I’m so excited to get to quilt this one — I have some great ideas for that!
I have all the pieced blocks made for my mystery quilt. I went with a Christmas theme, since I’ve never made a real red and green Christmas quilt. I made 8 blocks like this — it’s the traditional Christmas Star block:
And I made 28 Churn Dash blocks for it as well:
I’m counting 4 other pieced sections not pictured here, but I haven’t finished the appliqué blocks, so I’m not counting those just yet.
And I jumped in Barbara Brackman’s Daredevils Quilt-Along, and I have two blocks finished for that. Here’s Block 1:
And Block 3:
I’m currently working on Block 2, and Block 5 just came out today. As always, I’m running behind. If you’d like to join in on this one (the blocks come out weekly, so it’s moving fast), you can find it HERE. There’s also a Facebook group you can join.
Whew! I was busier than I thought in August! I hope September can be as productive — or more!
How about you? Did you get a lot done in August? It sure went by in a blur, so if you were busy with other things, I can completely understand.
But it’s now your turn to report in and let us all know how you did! Leave a comment or contact me to let me know your totals for the month. As always, double-check your totals on the Project Page to make sure I have them correct. Back earlier in the year, I lost a few numbers (probably because I don’t know how to run my spreadsheet correctly), so I’m grateful to those of you who got me straightened out.
I have the Project Page updated with the latest totals, and our new goal for September, which is 32 blocks, for a year-to-date total of 259 blocks.
Our prize winner for July is Betty K., who has made 335 blocks so far this year! She’s almost there!
Wishing us all a happy sewing September . . . enjoy the Labor Day weekend!