WiP – August


Well, so much for getting things done over the summer. The Dude went back to school today {MIDDLE SCHOOL!! HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE??} and the Little Man starts next week.

And honestly – though there wasn’t much sewing, there was a lot of racing {one triathlon, one triathlon relay, and one open water swim race just in August} and a lot of Pokemon family time. Okay, really, Pokemon. But when you’re spending time with your family at a park, does it really matter why?

But anyway, I did manage to finish off some things – which were pretty close to done already.

Eva’s Races

A unicorn pillow

And a t-shirt quilt for a fellow church friend

I pieced together this top in the first week of August….then let it sit until yesterday before putting on the borders. Sigh. But it’s dropped off at the LQS to go to Quilts of Valor, so that brings me to three for the year and right on track with my goal of one per quarter.

And in things not-finished – I started working on this kit from our Alaska trip last summer. It was a pretty easy make, once I got a hang of the direction of the half-rectangle triangles. The, um, empty spots would be the ones I didn’t get the hang of. Luckily it’s batiks, so I think I just need to flip a few things around to fix those spots.

And yes – the center strip of dogs are running in the “wrong” direction on purpose.

The only other thing that I worked on was the quilt for Pulse – blocks donated by my local Modern Quilt Guild. I’m adding low volume strips to bring them to a common size before layout.

This will be my OMG goal for September – which is totally cheating because it’s due to Orlando by mid-month, so I kind of have to finish it. But hey, the only other things I will get done this month will be two t-shirt quilts and Lori’s fortieth birthday quilt, because it has to be delivered at the HALF IRONMAN I’M DOING AT THE END OF THE MONTH.

So, um, I need to go on a bike ride now.

See also: BoMs Away, Design Wall Monday, Monday Making, Main Crush MondayFabric Tuesday, Scraptastic Tuesday, Rainbow Scrap Challenge, WiP on WednesdaysLeader/Enders/A Quilting Chick,  One Monthly Goal/Red Letter Quilts, Finish Along {list}

6 thoughts on “WiP – August”


Keeping busy I see! The sled fabric you found in AK is so cool, I’m loving that quilt. The Pulse blocks look great and I look forward to seeing it too! Good Luck with your training!


Seems like a pretty productive summer to me.

Wow Middle School, already! It goes fast. I’m still wrestling with the fact that DT is a senior and we’re visiting colleges!


Especially love that pillow! And good luck with your training – you have BIG goals!


Wonderful Pulse blocks, love the addition of the low volume cheater strips, so clever. The batiks are gorgeous in that quilt. I’m trying to remember if I actually finished anything in August


I am in love with that Alaska quilt! The batiks! Those colors! Love. 🙂


I always find it harder to finish things over the summer, so I understand. I really like your layout in the first quilt.

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