Wow, it feels like it's been a long time since we've had a scrappy Wednesday, but now that the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop is over, it's time to get back to normal life! I'm looking forward to more time to sew this month, as you'll see by my goals. But first let's look at July's goal...
Remember that dratted tub "B"?
About 30 pounds (approximately 100 yards) of scraps in that tub, some of which I didn't even remember! And it seemed like the more of them I took care of, the more there were in the box... but I finally made it...
IT'S FINALLY EMPTY!!
So now that I've finally conquered that goal (whew!), I need a new one for August. I debated picking a slip out of the box, but I have two quilts I want to make so I decided to make those my goal for the month. The first one is a combination of two I talked about last month - I said I wanted to make Lilli a scrappy blue quilt for Christmas, and also that I wanted to make one of these...
And then it occurred to me that I could combine the two - make Lilli a blue version of Jamie's Summer Wedding quilt! I originally thought to use blues for the rings, with the scrappy low volume background - but Lilli really wanted a very blue quilt. So I reversed the coloring and used low volume for the rings...
And we're BOTH very happy with this version! Lilli has already gone through my blue scraps and picked out the "acceptable" ones, which appear to be the bright, clear blues. No navy, no gray-blues - it's going to be a pretty quilt!
And then I saw Jamie's beautiful Kitchen Sink quilt and got the bug to make one for myself!
I've had a box of 40 Cotton + Steel fat quarters sitting around here for a couple of years (which takes them into the scrap control arena as far as I'm concerned...) and I've already cut it up into a BUNCH of 4.5" triangles! I'm ready to get started on this one, too. I think I can make a really big quilt, maybe even big enough for my king-size bed.
So those are my goals for August - work on both of those quilts. Maybe even finish them - wouldn't that be awesome?
How did you do on your July goals? I'd love to know! You can link up below - the link will stay open for a week, so plenty of time to join in.