Well, the summer was busier than expected with a lot going on and things moving along but never as much accomplished by (self-imposed) deadlines as hoped. But in the end, little by little, it all gets done. At least that's what I keep telling myself to keep sane! So what's been going on since last we met?
The "Valor" top (talked about in my last post) got finished during the third week of July. And hopefully it will get quilted and bound by the end of the year and will be available for display for next years Memorial Day or Fourth of July holiday.
The next week was our long planned camping trip to Evangola State Park on Lake Erie and Niagara Falls.
|There was a beach.|
|And a Pirates Festival...|
|...where they dug for buried treasure on the beach (and other fun activities).|
|And of course the Falls!|
Back from the trip, I spent the month of August focused on starting and finishing the blocks for Bonnie Hunter's "Floribunda" quilt-a-long. This one was fun! I was attracted to the funky retro look of the original quilt Bonnie had found at an antique store in Florida.
|Starting the blocks with Lori Holt's (Bee In My Bonnet) Mini Design Boards (click the link to go to her tutorial on how to make them). Mine still need the pretty borders added.|
|Instructions from Bonnie's site, finished blocks and binding fabric already purchased.|
Now the challenge is to stay on schedule and bring the rest of the months I have in house (Months Four - Eight) up to date. One of my UFO goals for the year is to complete any BOMs signed up for this year by the end of the year. Since the last of these blocks will come in December, I want to be ready to at least complete the top or even better, layer and quilt it by year's end.
Also on the agenda is to finish the "Merrimac Dresdens" blocks (also talked about in my last post) that I also started this summer (you can see the first one to the right of the "Chronicles" blocks). I think those will probably wait until next week while I try to get at least one more month of "Chronicles" done this weekend.
Hope your Fall is shaping up to be a productive one!