Monday, August 31, 2015

Better late than never

"Better late than never" - that was my theory about setting goals for the last week of August and I did focus a lot more on finishes by having a list. I feel such satisfaction with checking things off that list to say they're DONE.  I feel just a little less focused! 

I even managed to finish the top of a UFO this weekend and that is exciting.

The center block is one that I won a few years ago in a Giveaway and I framed it with some stash fabric. The 12 blocks framing that are from a Halloween block swap I participated in last fall. 3 of those 12 were mine from the swap, and the other 9 were from the other swappers. I bought the stripe last spring to use for the sashing and binding, but the black outer border and the cornerstones are from my stash. Yay!!

  1. sew buttons on all 6 of the 5 minute tablerunners - DONE
  2. finish binding on Trip Around The World UFO - DONE
  3. applique my signature block for guild President's quilt - DONE
  4. 2 mini blocks for this month's Saturday Sampler
  5. finish hand blanket stitching on 1 Saturday Sampler applique block
  6. sandwich Minnesota wall hanging and plan quilting - DONE
  7. plan layout for Halloween UFO (block swap from last year) - Flimsy is DONE
And . . . YES . . . I did finish a few things in August other than this little list.
  • Dinosaur print kid quilt entirely from stash (DONE & ready to gift)
  • 5 minutes table runners (6 of them!)
  • caught up my RSC15 blocks and have 2 rows pieced
  • some random blocks (Saturday Sampler & Traveling Stars)
  • 2 rows made for Row By Row Experience


  1. Great quilt! I am not a Halloween person, but this is a great quilt. How nice that you were able to get all of your swap projects to come together in one quilt. And the stripe and outer border fabrics are perfect.

  2. A fun finish! I especially like the sashing fabric.

    It's time for me to start making lists again.