Monday, August 5, 2013

What Was Lost, Now is Found

I actually managed to finish the two tops that were my goals for July.  I took a picture of the first top on Wednesday out on the deck at our summer house.  I brought the top back into the house and planned to take a picture of the second quilt.  Somehow, I lost the camera on the 20 step trip from the deck back into the dining room.  I searched for the camera, but we had to leave for our 3 hour drive back home.  When we got  back out to the summer house yesterday my husband instantly saw the camera on the floor in the dining room.   Unfortunately, I didn't bring the second top with us so that picture will have to wait.
I absolutely love this quilt.  The blocks were fun to make and it went together easily.

Teal was the July color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  In addition, to the 2 teal blocks, I also managed to finish another  yellow block.  They don't look teal in the pictures so you will have to take my word for it.

I was so pleased at finishing my July goals that I picked out a top to finish for August.  This may be more of a challenge because my son's wedding is on the 24th and it will provide a lot of distractions

This is the plan for August.

Do you think it's too busy?  The blocks finish at 4.5 inches.  The present layout will finish at 54 x 67.5 without borders.   I made the same quilt 2 years ago for the 100 Quilts for Kids challenge.  Somehow that one didn't seem as busy.  I've only sewn 5 of the rows together, so it's not too late to change.  In the top quilt, the blocks with 2 strips of color are vertical.  In the bottom quilt they are horizontal.  That shouldn't make a difference because if you turn the quilt sideways it would be the same.  I thought it might be because the bottom quilt has lighter strips, but many of the blocks in the top quilt are the same as the bottom.  After taking the picture, I did notice 3 blocks near the bottom that don't work well and I will replace them, but that doesn't seem like it's enough to throw off the look of the whole quilt.

Is it just me, or does the bottom one look better?
I will be linking up with the August goal setting party at A Lovely Year of Finishes at Sew Bittersweet Designs.  Hopefully, my brain and camera will cooperate and post my finished quilt on time this month.