Friday Finish!

I managed to go above and beyond my One Monthly Goal and finish the Box of Chocolates mini-quilt.  This one was a lot of fun, all the way from choosing the fabrics, putting the blocks together, quilting a free-hand wavy line and choosing the buttons.  Sewing on the buttons was not fun, but I was determined to make this a finished quilt.  My plan is to hang it on the door of my sewing room for Valentine's Day.

It's hard to believe that July is almost over.  I had a great time taking a needlepoint class from Kathy Rees (Needle Delights) in Jacksonville and spending time with the ladies at duClay over the weekend of the 15th and 16th.  Then I was off to Hershey, PA on the 21st for the annual Quilt Odyssey show.  I took an appliqué class from Mimi Dietrich.  Her instruction was so good that I have total confidence that I'll be able to successfully hand appliqué.  I also took a shorter class on English Paper Piecing and picked up some good tips.

On the home front, my sewing room furniture is being delivered on Monday, so I've had to clean up a lot, and I've completed a couple of small things that have been lying around.  I really like how uncluttered my work space is, so maybe I'll stick to one project at a time when the room is set up again. (And if you believe that, I may have a shiny bridge to sell you...).

The clean-up means that I'll have another Friday Finish to show you next week.  Until then, stay cool!



Comments

  1. Congratulations on meeting your monthly go and going beyond with finishing your mini quilt! I think it turned out great and I really like the buttons. I hope you will share pictures of your new set up once you get it in place. Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Looking good! Sounds like you've been busy! Hope you like your new furniture -- so exciting setting up a new room!

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  3. Lovely quilt and great quilt name. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

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  4. Susan it was sure awesome spending the weekend with you at the Kathy Rees class. Hope to see you again next summer at our retreat. Love your box o' chocolates quilt - so pretty ! Hope you continue to enjoy the dog days of summer. Hugs Mel

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