August 2023 – update

August has been a whirlwind. I did a lot but not much from my to do list! I do have 2 new starts to show for it and a messy craft room! I prepared for some trips I’m now off on and I was working a lot.

#1 – Wendy Mathson’s Storm at Sea/ Snails Trail

Storm at Sea / Snail’s Trail Wendy Mathson December 2022

This is a lot smaller than my last quilt in queue and I hoped to get this done quicker than the last one. But life is consuming all my time.

I was supposed to take my quilt guild’s workshop this month. It was to be taught by a guild member and is Alaska of Laundry Basket Quilts.

But first I was exposed to Covid and I didn’t want to potentially pass it on. Then it ended up getting rescheduled anyway because of the hurricane! So now this will be a new start in November.

#2 Plum Fusion – Finish the top! – Done!!!


#3 – The Quilty Pleasure Saturday Sampler – the June and July block

April block

I need to take a picture of the May block and do the June and July blocks. I’m a little behind but it’s not too bad yet.

– did nothing

#4 – Tuella and Friends – block 1 – needs the hand embroidery before I can set it aside.

Tuella and Friends – block 1

#5 – Mountain Mist – continue working on this

#6 – Ornaments – all of these have been blanket stitched and are ready for the next step…

I decided to make it into a table mat. They aren’t stitched down yet so that’s what I’m working on.

#7 – Sashiko… I am keeping this on the list but this will have to wait until my ornaments are finished. There is just not enough time in the day.

#8 – Raining Cats and Dogs- this is an old hand quilting project that I set aside. I am adding this on this list to remember it and figure out how to get this done. Ideally It’s one of those projects I spend a little time on each day but I have a lot of those now and so need to think about my game plan.

Happy quilting!


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