Friday, July 2, 2021

July is Here Already

I frittered away the month of June, doing fun things like emptying boxes from the basement and attic and taking items to Goodwill.  I wasted valuable quilting time, trimming rhododendrons and geraniums after their blooms faded.  After the gardening chores were finished, it was so hot I couldn't bear to quilt in our stuffy non-air conditioned home.  It's still hot and humid, but it's time to sit next to a fan and quilt.  In an effort to finish at least one item, I am joining Elm Street Quilts' One Monthly Goal July Link-up.

It's a terrible picture, but the wide stripes are sweet little butterflies.   It's raining today so there's no chance of taking a better picture.  My goal is to quilt and bind this Quick Strippy baby quilt.  It's based on a free pattern offered on Mary Johnson's blog, Mary Quilts.  If you have never visited her blog, you really should.  She has lots of lovely free patterns.

I am linking up at Elm Street Quilts, in the hope that it will inspire me.  You can see all of the projects quilters are linking up for their One Monthly Goal for July at Elm Street Quilts.  If you need a little push, you can join in too.


  1. That looks like an achievable goal! Hope you get a break from the hot and humid stuff!

  2. Sounds to me like you've accomplished a lot lately, though perhaps not at quiltmaking. No guilt about that though as making quilts is meant to be pleasurable, not an obligation. You've made a nice goal for yourself, and I hope you achieve it. Personally, I don't join goal-setting efforts like this. I find that they make me anxious, and feeling guilty when I don't reach my goals. I hate feeling unsuccessful. So I don't commit to any of these. However, I understand that doing this works well for others, and I don't begrudge anyone the chance to push themselves like this. I hope you're happy with your results.


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