Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Independence Day and July Goal

Happy Independence Day to everyone in the United States! How are you celebrating?
We’re just having a quiet cookout at home, followed by neighborhood fireworks. 
We’re not much for big gatherings and goings-on.  

If you're outside of the USA, I hope your July 4th is wonderful too!

It’s time for me to name my monthly goal (OMG) for the July link-up at Elm Street Quilts.

Last month my goal was to get the background and base of my Spokes and Blossoms wall hanging completed, which I did. And now for July, my goal is to get it finished. To do that, I need to collage all the flowers and leaves over the peachy-colored blob spilling out of the basket in the picture below. I may also collage some other reds onto the handlebars.

Once that’s done, everything will get its final pressing and trim. Then I’ll sandwich/baste it to the backing (as yet unselected) and quilt it. The quilting will be very dense as recommended on the pattern. Plus it will add a bit of stiffness which is great for something that will be hung and not frequently laundered. Finally, I’ll need to add a hanging sleeve and binding... and voila!

We are days away from the full ripening of the apricots on our tree, and July is going to see us eating, dehydrating, canning, freezing, sharing, baking (etc) apricots with family, friends, neighbors, my Weight Watchers buddies, fifth cousins twice removed, and any random person who happens to stop by.


  1. Happy 4th - we celebrated Canada's 152nd birthday on the 1st. Going to be interesting to see how you cover up Bruce's gum....hmmmm......

  2. We are having a quiet home celebration. burgers, potato salad and a brewski..what could be
    better. ;)))
    I love your bicycle piece. Can't wait to see the flowers you add...hugs, Julierose

  3. Your 4th of July sounds much like ours! We even went to a movie this afternoon! Enjoy your evening fireworks, too.

  4. Looking forward to seeing what this will look like! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project!

  5. I'm looking forward to seeing this finished.

  6. This is such a fun pattern! A worthy goal for OMG. We also like a low-key July 4th. If there are fireworks nearby, we watch them from the boat. Otherwise, it's no big deal. We always have our flag out on the back of the boat anyway :)

  7. Spokes and Blossoms is looking good! The collage technique is so fun to watch. I know yours will be stunning! I can’t wait to see it finished,


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