Wednesday, August 1, 2018

One Monthly Goal - August

So......somehow July just sped on by and here we are in August....already.

I did not get my One Monthly Goal completed for July. I had high hopes right on up to the end of the month but it wasn't meant to be.

I figure, then, it must be meant to be for August, although, looking ahead, I'm not sure if it will be possible this month either. Oh well, I'll do my best to fit it in.

The quilt in question is my Nature's Neutrals...

I did manage to get a binding fabric picked out, thanks to inspiration from one of my quilty that is some kind of progress :)

Yesterday I picked up a few fabrics that I "need" for a small sewalong coming up next week (what the heck is the matter with me!) hosted by Jacquelynne Steves called Save the Bees, which you can have a look at HERE. It's just a small quilt, really, so how could I resist? 

Here are my fabrics...I just need to shop my stash for the rest...

I'm not one to make things from selvages, but I have to admit to starting saving some of them because they are just so cute...

As I was ready to finish my purchase I notice this fabric being folded back on the bolt....there was just a wee bit left and I could totally see it in a tote bag some day...

....and again with the selvage...

.....and, of course, in the above picture you can see the fat quarter of 30's that I picked up. Once in a while it's nice to fatten up the 30's box of fabric!

There is another sewalong starting today. 

This one is a mystery called Fun on the Farm and is hosted by Eleanor Burns. You can read about it HERE. I think I will try to hold off on this one until I see the next block. 

I thought this one would be pieced and would have no trouble keeping up with one block per month...but the first block is appliqued and I don't know how I could ever manage another hand-stitched project!

I'll print the first month's instructions off and wait and see.

Linking up with ....

Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Be Social
Susan at Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers
Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal


  1. I love your fabrics for the Save the Bees Quilt along and no I didn't finish my July goal either. Almost did but not quite. Oh well.

  2. Sounds like you have lots of projects to keep you busy! I love your "Nature's Neutrals" top - such a nice variety of neutral tones together.

  3. Glad you are joining in with the Bees BOM... don't tempt me with anything else until 2019!! LOL

  4. Machine appliqué can be your best friend! I like the eclectic mix of projects you have going on, and your Nature's Neutrals. Your shopping is fun, too!

  5. Love your quilt . Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

  6. Oh that selvage it too funny!! You've got lots going on with quilts in progress, and QAL's - can't wait to see everything.

  7. one of my blog friends uses the selvages for book titles in her bookcase quilts. That's when I started saving selvages with cool names.