Wednesday, 2 August 2017

August Goal

     I woke up this morning thinking about my grandson's and this made me very happy and wistful so I thought I would share the small amount of progress I have made on Eli's quilt.  I am making him the Preppy Pod small quilt by Elizabeth Hartman although I will be adding one extra row of small whales to make the quilt a bit longer.  This way it will be about the same size as Gabriel's quilt ( Dog Gone by Lorna McMahon) which you can see here.

     I started with the one large whale and I am glad that I did because it gave me a great feeling of accomplishment getting a third of the quilt done so quickly.  There is a lot more sewing in the rest of the quilt so it won't go as quickly.


     I kept my feet in the photo so you get a sense of the size of the block. I also think my sandals go nicely with this block. I really love the two fabrics I used in this block.  They are both designed by Rashida Coleman who is pretty much my favourite fabric designer.  Here's a close up.


     And here's  a photo of the beautiful boy who will use this quilt one day.


     I anticipate being quite busy this month, so I've chosen to making all the blocks for this quilt as my goal for August.  They do make up rather quickly.

     For those of you who have been following along with news on my aunt.  She's doing a lot better and I'll be meeting her at the hospital on Friday and taking her home.  So we will be pretty much back where we started which is o.k. I've enlisted the help of my kid's and my niece and nephews to each take a day of the week to phone her going into the future and we will once again try to initiate a discussion on long term care.  Unfortunately she doesn't have insight into how vulnerable she is and she is the one who has to make the decision about entering the process to go on the lists.

     I'm linking the post up to Let's Bee Social and to the OMG linkup for August.

19 comments:

  1. That IS super fabric for that block. I hope the smaller blocks sew up faster than you expect, and I'm looking forward to seeing the other fabrics. Have fun with this!

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  2. Rashida is a fabulous designer and a truly lovely woman. :) The whale looks amazing and I hope you have a really fun time this month putting the other blocks together.

    Long term care decisions can be so hard a topic. I will be thinking of you, your aunt, and your family.

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  3. Eli is adorable and getting so big. I wish I could nap like that :) That fabric is perfect for his whale quilt. Piecing this quilt should be a fun goal for this month. I'll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts. These decisions are never easy, but hopefully something can be worked out.

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  4. I love this quilt, Rashida's fabrics are my favorite also. Eli is adorable and I am sure he is going to love his quilt. I think blue is his color. BTW, I love your sandals, they look very comfortable.

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  5. Love that block. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

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  6. I love the fabric, and the whale is so cute. Eli is a handsome little guy! I agree that the transition to long term care is a tough issue, but often so necessary. You are wise to enlist help too!

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  7. You are a good grandma. Putting me to shame. I have a two year old and a 2 month old neither one of which have quilts from me. I DID start cutting one the other day so that is a start. This whale quilt looks like a real cute one! Cute quilt for a cute kid!

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  8. That will make an adorable quilt. Your grandson is so cute!

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  9. That will a "whale" of a quilt! Sorry, couldnt resist. Prayers for your family at this time.

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  10. Perfect fabric for the whale quilt! I look forward to seeing the rest of it.

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  11. That is absolutely the best whale fabric ever! This should be a great quilt!

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  12. Eli is so adorable! Love the fabric you are using for the whale quilt. Long term care decisions are hard, wishing your aunt and family the best.

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  13. Beautiful Boy, and what lovely sandals too. It's nice to see what footwear is available in other parts of the world, my favourite ever sandals came from France. The whale fabric is lovely, Im looking forward to seeing your finished top end of the month. I'm happy to hear your aunt is doing better.

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  14. So much cuteness in one post - I am not sure it is legal. Love the whale. Your grandson is so handsome, I just went awww..... and the faux shoes on his outfit really stole my heart.

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  15. What a beautiful little boy!I'm glad your daughter-in-law is better and hope that you are able to make some progress with your aunt soon. The whale is splendid - what a great start to a quilt.

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  16. The fabrics are wonderful, this is a great block!

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  17. Hello Eli, he is gorgeous and will love his new quilt. I can just see him lying on it chatting away to those whales, having a whale of a time
    Hoping everything goes well with your aunt.

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  18. Love the Whales. Enjoy your workshop and the meet up with your friend xx
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