August Goals Recap

August has ended. Let’s see how I did with meeting my goals this month.

  • Make progress on a quilt for my daughter. I’m making a Star Trek quilt for my daughter, and this month I needed to sew all my blocks together to create a quilt top. Got this one done, and thanks to my two helpers (that’s my dh on the left, not exactly hiding behind the quilt <grin>) I got a photo too!

    Not sure if I want to add borders or not. I want to keep that modern 60’s feel that so reflects Classic Trek. What do you guys think?

  • Make a star quilt for the August Island Batik Star Light Star Bright challenge. The challenge is to create a quilt with star blocks. Only half of the Ambassadors were making star quilts this month as the other half were participating in a blog hop featuring the Spring collection (announced in Spring, arriving in stores in the Fall).

    In November, our roles will be reversed as I’ll be participating in a blog hop to feature the Summer collection (announced in Summer, arriving in Winter) with the other Ambassdors making challenge quilts.

    August exploded with several new opportunities so I ended the month with little sleep but with my deadlines met. Got this one done by the skin of my teeth! Click here to read more about my latest creation, Starburst.

  • Begin quilting the January Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop challenge I was making this quilt when my sister passed away and I just can’t seem to get to the next stage which is quilting this.

  • Make the last Bee Inspired block. I belong to an online bee and I needed to make blocks for my beemate Kate @ Smiles From Kate. I got this one done!

  • Write a new pattern for Island Batik. I didn’t get this one done—the last pattern for the quilts that hung in the Spring Market booth but I will.

  • Write a pattern for My Little Star. This pattern is underway but not yet completed. If you want to read more about the quilt, click here.

  • Host two blocks for the Sew Let’s QAL and present projects that use them. I hope you participated in our QAL because it was sew special! <grin> Hosted the last two blocks and created an awesome project to use some of the blocks in. I’m pretty proud of my project—a zippered sewing caddy.

    Click below to learn more about each block and where to download it, and to see my photo tutorial for making a zippered sewing caddy for yourself!

Block 12 - Rotary Cutter

Block 13 - Who’s Got the Thimble?

Block 13 - Who’s Got the Thimble?

My project, a Zippered Sewing Pouch

My project, a Zippered Sewing Pouch

  • Make a block for a Modern Quilt Guild challenge. My Bee Inspired online bee is participating in the challenge, and each of us is making a block. Each block needs to include the phrase, “You can do it” in English or any other language we choose—I chose Italian because that’s where my sister went on her last vacation.

    Got this one done! Read more about the challenge and my online bee by clicking here.

  • Write three patterns for Riley Blake. I recently got asked to ghost write three free download patterns for new fabric collections for Riley Blake and I’m really excited about it! I got these done and I’ll post links to them once they are online.

  • Make a Funky Friend. I’m making an elephant using a new Fall 2019 Island Batik collection so I can’t show you, but it’s a cutie! The elephant will be used to decorate the Island Batik Fall Market booth. It’s not due until the end of September and with everything else that was going on I didn’t get to it.

    Here are two Funky Friends I made in the recent past—Memory Bear (featuring French Blue) and Punju Peacock (featuring Paisley Park, both from the Fall/Winter 2018 Island Batik collection).

So how did I do? I had 13 projects to make and got 9 of them done. That’s 70%. Not bad but I can do better. On Friday I’ll post my September goals.

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