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Monthly Quilting|Knitting Review – July 2018

I seem to need some method to keep me accountable if only for myself. With that in mind, I am publishing a monthly review to document my progress. Maybe this will make me more productive as well!

I’m happy to report progress this month.

I am currently working on:

Deck-ade The Halls (started in 2014)

No new progress

Next step: quilt & bind. (I’m still having trouble deciding how to quilt this project – I keep going back & forth between three options: a) send it to be quilted by someone on a long-arm machine; b) machine quilting it myself, though this option makes me nervous; and c) hand quilting.)

I have been busy, cleaning my quilt room. I keep finding fabric & pre-cut bundles for little projects. In an effort to make more room, I have been letting my creativity reign.

Baby Quilt

1. I found the remnants of a flannel bundle that was originally purchased for a quilt for my granddaughter. The quilt was made and gifted. Now I have leftovers! So, voila, I had enough leftover fabric to make another baby quilt. The top is made up of nine (9) wonky stars with narrow borders. The back is made up of various leftover fat quarters.

Next steps: sandwich, quilt & bind.

Picnic Quilt

2. Next, I found a patriotic layer cake bundle, perfect for a picnic blanket. I used the “4 at a time” method for making half-square triangles and lay them out in a pleasing manner. They are currently sitting patiently on my sewing room floor, waiting to be put together.

Patriotic Picnic - layout

Next steps: assemble, sandwich, quilt & bind.

New projects planned:

Florida Memory Quilt:

Every year while on vacation, I purchased a few fat quarters that will remind me of those vacations. I have been looking for the perfect pattern to make a memory quilt. Progress:  Jelly-rolls purchased.

Next steps: I’m still looking for a few fat quarters to add to the mix of fabrics.

I also like to knit. Recently a friend asked me to make her a shawl, and I finally finished this project.

Thank you for joining me on this journey. What are you working on?

Until next time, Connie 🙂


I am living my dream life in the country! I love photography, travelling, cooking, baking and I even try my hand at quilting.

4 thoughts on “Monthly Quilting|Knitting Review – July 2018

  1. Wow! That’s a lot of projects to be working on all at once! I used to knit, and I used to crochet. But I could only ever have one project going at a time or I wouldn’t finish any of them. Wait. I didn’t really finish many of them anyway!!

  2. Connie, your quilt projects are beautiful! And I absolutely love that shawl! I am working on a cowl scarf and am making very slow progress, LOL! I’m always so afraid of messing up! : ) xx

    1. Awe, thank you, Grace. I love the process as much as the finished products. Just keep knitting…I am currently working on another shawl, and so far have unraveled it a dozen times. It may be a long time before you see that one posted 😉

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