My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Monday, July 4, 2022

Goals for July

I had a grand plan for July, which was to make a block a day and write a post a day with it; as I have done the other odd time when I wanted to focus on block-making and blogging.
So what happened —
July 1st - YES I finished a block (which only needed a few seams sewn to finish it off) —
(Tilda Memory Lane project which I will talk about another time)
But with kids, work, supermarket and so on, a blog post didn't happen!

July 2nd was surely going to be my catch up day and a chance to get started on my mission.
A block got completed —
Omigosh! block. For the quilt by Sue Garman. It's a while since I've made any of these but now that I have finished making my 36-patch scrappy blocks (see *here*) I have a pile of 1" strips that need attention.
But with kids, the farm and a power cut, a blog post didn't happen!

July 3rd was to be the day to properly start on this mission. We did have kids and more kids during the day but later on, the time was my own so I sewed up my block(s).
(More Tilda Memory Lane blocks)
Then the hills called and I spent the last hour of daylight walking!

Today is the 4th and I am determined today will be the day to properly start this mission.
Today's block(s) —
Some nice straightforward Sawtooth stars.

I'm also signing up to Patty's One Monthly Goal. I haven't joined in for a while but this month I'd really like to get my Bears and Bears Paw quilt finished. I don't believe I have shared a photo of the finished top. Here it is —
This pattern is by Sew Fresh Quilts. I'm excited to get it completed and into the post for its recipient!

I have had a slow start to the month but hopefully it's onwards and upwards now 😀
'til next time,
happy stitches,


loulee said...

LOL Sometimes life just comes along and gets in the way.
Your blocks and you bears quilt all look great.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

pretty blocks - sometimes you just can't get in sewing with everything else in your life

Fiona said...

Great blocks... I think there will be a lot of progress on the sewing front this month...
Hugz said...

Life gets in the way at times. Love your bear/bear paw quilt.

Janet O. said...

I always marvel that you get as much done as you do, with all you have going on in your life on a regular basis. Love the sound of hiking the last hour of daylight. I take in the last half hour by walking our country roads. Hubby thinks I take the last 10 minutes of daylight and the first 20 minutes of darkness.
The Bear quilt is adorable. Someone will be thrilled to receive that!
I was switching out quilts around the house today, and the one I got from you in our swap went out on the table again. Love it there. It is a treasure.

Donna said...

The bear top is so cute!

kiwikid said...

Love the bear quilt Raewyn. Your blocks are all lovely, sometimes life just gets in the way of plans doesn't it! Great time of the day for a wander, is that Emma dog with you?

Lin said...

Well, you are here now and a lovely catch up with your first four blocks. The bears paw quilt is a great finish. xx

Maria said...

Well a post a week would be ok to post all 7 blocks…..
The 🐻 bears 🐻 quilt is gorgeous…

Kathy S. said...

Your Bears & Paws quilt is so cute. Love the border that you picked for it. It's perfect!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Looking good! At least you made one block a day even if you didn't post about them!! Lookig forward to seeing your progress! xx

Sandy Panagos said...

What a sweet Bear Paw quilt. There's a lot of July left. You can do it!

Karen S said...

Good luck with your goals. And i am loving that bear quilt.