I noticed that the Modern BOM (Block of the Month) pattern for August is online today, so I scurried up to the attic as soon as the kids fell asleep.
This month's block required some improvisation (which for me means no seam ripping). Here's what I put together:
Here it is with the July block:
(sorry about the lighting)
I am looking forward to September's block but am glad to be a little ahead of the game by completing both July and August's blocks. It's not like me to be so proactive!
Tomorrow night I'm going to finish up some mini bow ties for a swap on Flickr. I really wish I'd been more diligent about working on these a month or so ago. I would love to send in more but I'm thinking I'll just send in 10 for now. A whole quilt of bow ties for me will be in the near future. Don't you think every son should have a bow tie quilt? Since I have two sons, I'd better get busy....
One other thing I've been doing is making two rainbow I Spy quilts for my boys. My goal is to have these two quilts along with the Homespun quilt I'm making for my hubby finished by the time it starts to get cold. I live in Kansas, so that's around Halloween. They're going together quickly, but the part that will slow me down is the quilting. Maybe if I make myself hurry and baste them... I might be able to talk myself into hurrying up and quilting them. I have all the materials and the binding is made for 2 of the 3 quilts... Am expecting a big 1/2 yard bundle of homespuns from my friend Charlie soon. Will piece those for a backing and call it good.