As usual, I set myself some hopefully manageable stitching goals for the month. You can have a look back here for the full post.
I'm happy to report that, despite being away for part of the month, they all were achieved. Let's have a look at what I was able to get done.
1. ONE MONTHLY GOAL
My goal this month was to turn my Trail Mix blocks into a flimsy, which I did early in the month, as I was on a roll and couldn't wait to see how it would look. I did a blog post here.
Not only is it a flimsy, but it has been to my friendly long arm quilting fairy and been returned to me. No photo as yet, but it is looking all nice and snuggly. The binding is made and ready to attach. I just have to trim the excess fabric from the edges and add the binding and it will be done. I can't wait to finish it off.
I'll be linking up over at Elm Street Quilts.
2. RAINBOW SCRAP CHALLENGE
The colour was red and I made my blocks early in the month before we went away. I blogged half of it back here, but forgot to add the drunkard path blocks. So, to recap, here are my RSC blocks for September.
We only have one more month's colour to go this year, which by deduction is yellow, and then it is time to put them together. Mine will become cushions. I'm not sad to see the end of making my drunkard path blocks, but have loved making the pineapple blocks. I'll be linking up over at So Scrappy on Saturday.
3. BLOCK HEADS 3
There were four blocks released this month and I only made them this last weekend. However, they are made and that is the main thing.
This one is 12 inches, as there were so many HSTs. If it was much smaller it would have been very bulky. I take my hat off to the ladies who made 6 inch, or even 4 inch version.
This one is eight inches. It was quick and easy and a great way to showcase a feature fabric, unlike most of the blocks.
This one is six inches. It looks nice and easy, but I struggled to get my points doing the right thing. It will just have to do.
I made the 12 inch version of this block as well. I really do struggle with flipping corners. I can get HST and flying geese nice and accurate using my rulers, but do have trouble with the square in a square block. It isn't nearly as good as I would have wished, but it will do, and realistically, once it is in the quilt, among all the other blocks, I can't imagine anyone noticing too much........and bad luck if they do.
We now have 37 of the 56 blocks completed, so still quite a few to make. I'm worried I will run out of some of my favourite fabrics, so may end up having to add a couple more to make up....Fancy that, an excuse to go fabric shopping.
4. WOOFA CHALLENGE
This is where my WOOFA Challenge Clam Shell Stiching Roll started at the beginning of the month.
So, not a lot done, but there has been progress. I thought I would get quite a bit of stitching in while we were away, but no, I didn't feel like it, so read a couple of books instead. I also worry that my rows will end up wonky, so am happier to do it at home where I have access to rulers. I don't think this will be a quick finish, but I will get there in the end. Mind you, without Cheryll's encouragement, it would probably have stayed lingering in a box.
5. CHRISTMAS PROJECT
Finally, for my little challenge on the side with Loulee I made another string of bunting.
When I went to get the makings out of their box I was very happy when I saw that I had already made up the pennants for this string last month. I'd forgotten about that. It does sound a bit like cheating, but I just call it smart. I didn't have a lot of time this month, so it meant I did end up with a decent finish. They are surprisingly quick and easy to make. Now I have a string to hang above our sliding door to the back verandah as well.
Here they are together, just to show that I didn't just turn last month's upside down. LOL
6. ONE PROJECT A MONTH
Thank goodness for the bunting! That is my one and only finish for the month, but better than nothing. I like to have something each month to report in to Kris.
7. FRIDAY NIGHT WITH FRIENDS
I didn't know what I was going to work on, but in the end my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks were started, so once again, Cheryll's encouragement had me stitching, which is always a bonus.
I love looking back and seeing that I have actually done something during each month. Now to turn my thoughts to October's goals.