Saturday, August 2, 2014

July Wrap Up

The last two weeks of July were filled with vacation trips, but not much sewing. My daughter has been home on vacation and we have been taking advantage of the great weather.  When she comes home, she loves to do all of the same things we did during the summers when she was growing up.  That includes a trip to Greenport and riding the ferries.  The first ferry goes from North Haven to Shelter Island, we ride across Shelter Island and take the North bound ferry to Greenport.

She always rides the carousel.

I apologize in advance for the poor quality of the quilting pictures.  I have been having some problems with the settings on my camera.
I managed to finish two quilt tops, both made from the Film at Five pattern from Wedding Dress Blue. I've already made a quilt from this pattern so the 2 new quilts are Film at Five-Thirty and Film at Six O'Clock.

It is really a fun pattern to make and uses up a lot of scraps, but I think three times is my limit, so I won't be making any more for a very long time.

I finished up six more blocks for my red postage stamp quilt.  I plan on making the quilt 64 x 80, so in addition to the  five blocks I made earlier in the month, I will need nine more blocks.

 Even though I did not have as much time to sew as I would have liked to, I managed to take my boot on a carousel ride,  finish two quilt tops and thirty nine blocks in July.   That's a total of 489 blocks so far for the year.  I've met my goal for The 350 Blocks Project at Prairie Moon Quilts each month in 2014.  The challenge has really kept me on track.  Hopefully, I can keep working at this rate and finish strong for the year.