Sunday, July 1, 2018

July: One Monthly Goal

Welcome to July - the second half of the year already!! And even though I will be out of the country for almost half the month (going on a humanitarian trip to Kenya), I know I will still have time when I get back to knock out a quilt (she said, perhaps overconfidently....)

Last week I pieced together many of my Farm Girl Vintage blocks from Lori Holt’s 2015 quilt-along. I had been procrastinating on this one because my finished block sizes - it was one of my first major projects - varied by a half inch. But now that I’ve got a a few years and finishes under my belt, it was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be.  So here it is, a finished top. And the backing is already pieced (one long seam, it was easy) and waiting.


My goal for July is to get this quilt basted, quilted and bound.  

Since I’ll return on the 20th and probably spend Saturday the 21st sleeping and/or suffering from jet lag, I may not get started on it until the last week of the month, but it’s still very do-able. Unless I return home to a huge mess. DH is staying home to work, tend cats and the garden and “batch it” (play the bachelor) while I’m gone. Seriously, though, I’m only kidding about the mess. However, I do expect to return to a needy hubby, cats and lots of produce to put up!


Linking up to the July goal setting OMG linky party at Elm Street Quilts.

10 comments :

Lady Jane said...

love this quilt top. Have a safe, wonderful trip. hugs, lj

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Knocking out a quilt - in just over a week. Piece of cake -right?!

julieQ said...

I have that pattern!! Sure love your blocks...so pretty!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Be Safe
xx, Carol

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your Farm Girl quilt is so much fun, Cathy - lots of great blocks to look at! You have so much energy that I'm sure you will finish it, even while traveling to Africa for two weeks this month! Have a wonderful trip and take lots of pictures so you can share it with us when you get back.

Patty said...

SUch a fun quilt top! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

Cherie Burton said...

What a wonderful quilt top. I'm sure it will be even better once done.

Louise said...

Isn't it interesting to compare our current quilting skills against our own past efforts? I'm glad that you were able to work around the different block sizes. FGV looks super and you're going to knock this one out when you return :)

Pamela Arbour said...

That is really cute. I'm looking forward to the finish!

Cathy said...

If you hadn't told on yourself who would have known about the different block sizes? It's terrific and I'm rooting for you to have it finished by month end. It's sure a cute sampler quilt.