Monday, 5 June 2017

One Monthly Goal for June

     Well May managed to get away from me somehow with only two blog posts to show for it.  In all truth it was a very busy month with a visit to my sister for the Victoria Day weekend, and a day moving my son and his family into their new rental house.

       I did get some sewing done at a sew in at my local guild and I'll share that later in the month when Sandra has the link up for the Free Fall Quilt Along but I didn't manage to finish my goal for the month.  I do have a really good excuse though.  

     My second grandson arrived one week and a day before his scheduled C section and quilting plans went out the window!  I don't have any really good pictures of him yet so you will just have to trust me when I tell you that he is gorgeous!  His name is Elisha Luke but they call him Eli for short.  If like me, you are unfamiliar with the name it rhymes with Elijah. He weighed 6 lbs 15 ounces and is almost the spitting image of his older brother.  Both boys were born with a full head of hair.  Gabriel's never fell out.

      Back to quilting. My goal  for May was to sew the flimsy together for my Circle of Friends Quilt.   I did manage to square up the blocks and I put them on the design wall. 



     I decided that once I sewed the blocks together the circles would be closer together than I would like so I decided to sash them.  This is as far as I've got.  These are big blocks 15 inches , so I am making the quilt to have 4 rows with 3 blocks each.  The sashing and outside borders are 2 inches.





   I've decided to push this goal into June and hopefully I'll complete the flimsy this month.  It will be a busy one with lots of babysitting as mom recuperates from her C section.  Life with a 15 month old and a newborn is wonderful but also tiring!

     I'm joining the OMG link up at Elm Street Quilts.

10 comments:

  1. Congrats on new grandbaby! I really like your quilt design. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

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  2. Congratulations on your newest grandson!!!! New babies (especially grandbabies) are definitely a good reason to put the sewing down. I really like the addition of the sashing between the blocks. The top is going to look great when you get it finished this month.

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  3. It sounds like there was a lot of joyful activity in May! I hope that mom recuperates well and that Elisha integrates easily into the family. I look forward to seeing your Freefall progress and how this quilt top comes together.

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  4. Hi Lisa, Congratulations! I really like your quilt. It does look better with the sashing and seems like a great way to use up scraps!

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  5. Congrats on the new grandson!! I can certainly see what has kept you busy, but a very good busy.

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  6. Congratulations Lisa! A great reason not to reach your goal.

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  7. Such colorful pretty fabrics. The quilt is looking great. Looking forward to seeing it finished :)

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  8. Congratulations on the new grandson :-) The blocks already look bright and beautiful. I am sure it will make a lovely quilt, whenever you can get to it. You have a valid excuse - grandchildren!!!

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  9. Oh how wonderful, congratulations Grandma, I'm sure you are an old hand at all the helping stuff now. Your circle of friends is looking great, I love all the bright colours.

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  10. I've made this block before, but only one (for a guild lotto). Yours looks great but probably not as great as your grandsons. Hope all is going smoothly.

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