August is shaping up to be a jam-packed month (though not because I'm making jam, because I'm not). On my schedule ...
First. A coxcomb for Linda Brannock's Flowers quilt. Below, I'm auditioning fabrics. Maybe the coral is a little too bright.... It looks less so during the day in natural light, brighter with a flash or at night. I'll audition more tomorrow.
Second. Sections for Sweet Land of Liberty for Lori's sew-along at Humble Quilts. This month we're making three uneven stars; a long, narrow flag; a liberty/angel with "freedom" appliqued; a log cabin block with a crow; and two small embroidered birds. I hope these go quickly for me and that I don't agonize over fabric choices.
Which reminds me that I don't want to embroider for this quilt so I want to iron a piece of muslin onto freezer paper, then try out three different pens to see which writes best and which is indelible after washing several times. There's no way to tell about whether they will harm fabric over time.
Third. Everyday Patchwork blocks will be getting borders this month. It is my One Monthly Goal so that will definitely get done. I'm looking forward to seeing how borders will enhance these blocks.
Fourth. I need to choose a pattern for a quilt for grandbaby boy. I asked my daughter about color and, again, she said green. I need to clarify whether she's thinking about green and light or all green or something else. Tonight I went through some of my saved patterns and noticed these, depending on her preference.
And last night I started sketching out a few possible patterns. With only three months to make, quilt, and bind this quilt, I need something that won't take too long to make, but I don't want it to look like I took the easy way out and just stitched large pieces of fabric together. I know none of these blocks says "baby" but that's because I have yet to find a pattern for a "baby" quilt that I love and would want to make.
I saw the pattern below at a link on one of Angela's soscrappy link-ups. It was not in green but another color. The blocks used three or four fabrics in the same color with varying shades/tones. I thought it might work in green.
Fifth. We were just recently called as service missionaries for our church. The training is time-consuming and it feels like my poor old brain is, well, old, and my memory becoming dull. After training we'll serve 12 to 20 hours per week for a year or two.
And Sixth. My husband will have another surgery on his foot sometime in the next few weeks. I don't think his walking will be limited post-surgery but I'm not sure.
What an August! I hope your August is great.
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> Show and Tell Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
> Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts
> Moving It Forward Monday at Em's Scrapbag
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