Friday, August 31, 2018

Finished or Not, it's Friday!

This has been a challenging month for blogging for me!  I miss sharing the things I am working on - so I am hoping to be getting back into my groove in September.  August went by too quickly - we have done more work on our house.  Yay for an update to our main bathroom and the exterior paint is almost finished, plus the back steps are looking much better with a nice outdoor carpet applied for a plush feeling!  I spent way too much time on the couch trying to recover from a lingering bug.  I learned my lesson - if you don't feel well, you need to get some rest to let your body fight it!  No rest means fighting it way longer and not feeling good.

This week I've been doing some fun piecing that will be a custom quilt.  Here is the first block:

These are 9 inch blocks sewn together to make an 18 inch block.  Now I have to make nine of these in a 6 inch size to make the second block!  This is going to be a process but I am enjoying it immensely!

I think the last project I shared was a challenging pillow project - here is how that came out:

Can you see that little accent of gold in the corners?
Challenging to figure out how to make that happen!  But it worked in the end and the pillows looked great.  I used the reverse of the polka dot fabric on the other side:

They are kind of fun.  Not really my personal style, but that's the fun of making home decor for other people - I get to play with all kinds of fabric and have fun, but don't have to live with it in my home!

Hope you are still hopping along with the Island Batik Ambassadors!  Just a few more days left!  I've been loving seeing the comments on my post, so I hope you will visit some of the other blogs and let them know that you love their projects as well - and don't forget, there are giveaways involved too!  Take a little time and enjoy some very creative and fun projects made out of beautiful Island Batik fabric:

Monday, August 6 - All A Flutter - Yellow Cat Quilt Designs, Creative Blonde
Tuesday, August 7 - Birds N’ Bees - Ark Angel Creations, Patterns By Jen
Wednesday, August 8 - Canterbury Manor - Sally Manke, Powered By Quilting
Thursday, August 9 - Eclectic Garden - Desert Bloom Quilting, Sew Karen-ly Created
Friday, August 10 - Vintage Morris - MooseStash Quilting, Devoted Quilter

Monday, August 13 - Safari - Sew Incredibly Crazy, SweetGrass Designs
Tuesday, August 14 - Spring Blossoms - Mary Mack Made Mine, If These Threads Could Talk
Wednesday, August 15 - Victoria and Albert - Bejeweled Quilts, Clever Chameleon
Thursday, August 16 - Wild Things - Freemotion By The River, Kauffman Designs
Friday, August 17 - Petting Zoo - Den Syende Himmel, Sarah Goer Quilts

Monday, August 20 - Ocean Odyssey - Gateway Quilts, The Quilt Rambler
Tuesday, August 21 - British Rose - Busy Hands Quilts, Mania for Quilts
Wednesday, August 22 - Dear William - The Inquiring Quilter, MMM Quilts, Living Water Quilter
Thursday, August 23 - Dragonfly Dreams - Inchworm Fabrics, BeaQuilter
Friday, August 24 - Fur-ocious Friends - Quilting Affection Designs, Dizzy Quilter
Monday, August 27 - Globetrotter - Pamela Quilts, Curliecue Creations
Tuesday, August 28 - Jungle Cruise - Vicki's Crafts and Quilting, Little Bunny Quilts
Wednesday, August 29 - Lavendula - Carole Lyles Shaw, Masterpiece Quilting
Thursday, August 30 - London Calling - Quilt in a Not-Shell, Lizard Creek Quilting
Friday, August 31 - Spirit Rhythm - Steph Jacobson, Whispers of Yore

Monday, September 3 - Sweet Tweets - Kathleen McMusing, Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Tuesday, September 4 - Whatnot - heARTS Creations, Slice of Pi Quilts
This week I linked up my Blog Hop post, but don't forget to check out Myra's blog linky!
Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

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