Summer is over… :(

Have yourself a little quilty Christmas! August kit - Block 3 8/20/2016

Have yourself a little quilty Christmas!
August kit –
Block 3
8/20/2016

Happy Saturday, friends!  It’s a wonderful thing to be caught up!  Here is Block 3 of my current LQS’ BOM Have Yourself a Little Quilty Christmas! based on the blocks in Lori Holt’s Quilty Fun! Now I can put it away and not think about it until 9/14 when we pick up the next kit.  If I remember correctly, this is a 6 month project so we’re halfway through.  If you missed the previous posts from this week, here’s a quick peak at the previous finishes:

Have yourself a little quilty Christmas! August kit - Block 2 8/19/2016

Have yourself a little quilty Christmas!
August kit –
Block 2
8/19/2016

Have yourself a little quilty Christmas! August kit - Block 1 8/17/2016

Have yourself a little quilty Christmas!
August kit –
Block 1
8/17/2016

Have yourself a little quilty Christmas! 8/15/2016

Have yourself a little quilty Christmas!
8/15/2016

Have yourself a little quilty Christmas! 8/15/2016

Have yourself a little quilty Christmas!
8/15/2016

Sorry for the shadows on the pics.  Now that I’m caught up with this BOM, I’m going to focus next on my Spooky Halloween blocks.  This is another BOM offered through my LQS.  It started a month or two before the Christmas one and the idea is that we will have the top done by Halloween.  hahahaha… I don’t think so.  To be fair, there is a lot of appliquè in this project and I’m not a fast appliquè-er.  And, I’d rather enjoy the process than try to get this thing done quickly.  So, I plan to concentrate next on all the blocks I can piece together.  I’ll still appliquè a bit when I have time which tends to be on the weekends.  I believe I have the 4th kit in my project bin but I haven’t yet pieced all the blocks in the 3rd kit.  I’ll be working on those next. As I’ve been mentioning, I’ve been piecing the pieced border for Missing Ivy as a leader/ender for the last week or so.  It’s almost done.  I probably have 4-5 more to put together and it will be ready to finish and put on to Missing Ivy.  Once that is ready, I plan to finish that step and move on to the next one. 🙂 Things are progressing very nicely.

Back to school hit us hard this past week.  It’s the girl’s second week of school and the boy’s first week.  And sheesh were we all tired.  We had a couple of school meetings to attend in the evenings – a volunteer mixer at my girl’s school for those of us interested in volunteering and looking to find out what kind of opportunities there were.  And a new parent to my boy’s middle school.  And a couple of dinners with friends.  I think I overscheduled and I’ll need to be more careful now that we’re back to school.  Children grow up so fast and I’m trying not to think to hard on that.  So, today we’re hosting an End of Summer BBQ and Swim Party at our house.  🙂  Later today, I’ll be driving around picking up all the food I ordered while the hubby gets the grill going.  I am going to enjoy the heat before it starts cooling down!

~happy quilting friends!

Melanie

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4 responses »

  1. What a great end-of-summer idea, having a bbq. Enjoy that while you can – not that you have snow and ice to look forward to. LOL Love the Christmas one, and I look forward to seeing progress on the Halloween one. Do they sell a pattern or book for that? Is that the Montrose shop?

    • Yes, the Spooky Halloween is a Bunny Hill Design pattern. The LQS is Quilt Emporium in Woodland Hills. It was probably more Repro Civil War prints when you were last there but Lisa H. purchased the shop from Linda P. a few years ago and is buying more and more modern fabrics. I love both kinds so I’m happy! 🙂

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