Sunday, August 31, 2014

Flaunt Your Finish: August 2014


Labor Day weekend is here and that pretty much signals the end of summer. Oh, it'll still be over 90 degrees in Oklahoma for at least 2 more weeks, but the kids have gone back to school and the days somehow feel different now. I view September like a mini-New Year's Resolution month. I want to get back on a productive schedule, reorganize and de-clutter, buy school supplies I don't need...

With end of summer vacations, getting the kids ready to go back to school, and the fact that a good portion of our members are feverishly finishing up projects for our 2014 Quilt Show in October and/or our November show in Budapest...we have just a few finishes to show you. We hope find inspiration and motivation to start (and complete!) your own projects. 

Please link up YOUR finish at the end of this post!

Oh, and as a little birdie told me on Facebook: There are 16 Saturdays until Christmas...eek!


Melissa S. has two finishes this month. The first is a fun chevron quilt that she made as a baby gift. There are so many ways to make a chevron quilt. I like the way Melissa used different prints in the same color for each row.

Her second project is this cute nap mat for Mother's Day Out that...wait for it...

...rolls up into this compact little bundle!  And what a fun choice of fabrics!

In the true spirit of Christmas in August, Agnes made this small mug rug. She was trying out a new fabric combination for a bigger project. "Boy, did it feel good to think of Christmas temps, when it was 100 outside!"

Bri has two projects this month, one of which is her project for the Budapest Show. This is completely unfair to Bri and I apologize to her...but, I'm not going to show her project just yet. I will tell you that it's cool, bright and modern, but I think'll it'll be fun to have a look at all of the Budapest projects in one post. #justdecided #nowarning
(Am I the only one who thinks hashtags work in a blog post?)

So...Bri's second finish is a chevron doll quilt for a swap.  Her partner asked for peach and soft green fabrics.  After looking through her stash a bit, Bri realized she had the perfect fabrics in her 30s collection.  She used KelbySews Easy Chevron tutorial"It was much quicker than making a bunch of half square triangles." 

Regina has had a summer knitting project: 12 baby hats for 'Click for Babies - Oklahoma'. CLICK for Babies is a North America initiative to help educate caregivers about normal infant crying, how to cope with crying and the dangers of reacting to crying in frustration by shaking or harming an infant. Visit their website to see how you can get involved in your area.

Regina's second and third...wait, and fourth....projects are blocks for a guild block swap and two banners for our October Quilt Show. But, hmmmm...now that I take a closer look, those blocks may be sewn together. Maybe she's keeping them for herself? I do love her mix of fabrics!


Please link up your finished project below. Remember, it just has to have been completed in the month of August. If you have a post on your blog written back at the beginning of August, link it up! We want to see what you've been creating! Grab a button from the side bar for your own blog to share with your readers. 

Thanks for joining us. MORE really is MERRIER!

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