Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August Goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes

Hello friends in the blogging world!  I seem to have been missing for the past 3 months.  I'll be telling you why in a future blog post but for today I wanted to post my August goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.  

I haven't participated in ALYOF for several months - I'm so behind on everything.  But I'm determined to do better and to catch myself up.

This month I have started working on a Christmas quilt for my husband.  It will be wall hanging size and will hang in his office at work.  He loves to decorate his office for the holidays and he's been waiting patiently for this quilt for about 2 years now.  It's a Peanuts quilt and it represents the Peanuts Christmas Special - A Charlie Brown Christmas.

I can't remember where I got this panel of squares but I've had it for some time and worked on it on and off.  For the longest time, I couldn't figure out what to do with it.  So I cut out each rectangle and then framed each one with red and green fabric.  It sat on my design wall for some time after that.

I got it back out this past weekend and decided to do strips with the fabrics I had already cut up and just frame each one with white then sew the strip to a panel.  I've gotten about half of the top done.  So my goal this month is to finish the quilt top.  I would also like to get it basted and maybe start quilting it but I'm going to stick with just finishing the top for my goal.
If I make my goal too lofty, I won't finish for sure :)
This is the part I have finished:
*Linking to SewBitterSweetDesigns for ALOF


  1. Sometimes it just takes time for an idea to gel. I really like the combination of plain fabric, print fabric, and strips you have made.

    1. Your right Claire. Sometimes it takes time for the idea to come together.

  2. It is starting to come together great!


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