Is it that time again?

September is here! I have been buried with getting some things ready- a blog post for on my August Island Batik Project. Now, I am not late, as my assigned date was September 3rd, but it is nearly here!!!  Final touches will go on it tonight! Do stop by as there are giveaways – Island Batik is sponsoring one as well as me!  My giveaway is a good grouping of the  collection of Sweet Tweets to the winner.

Also, there has been  some designing and work on the blog going on in the background. This of course is all good, but I miss my sewing machine. I did sew a little yesterday, on my polaroid project, and will do more on that this week.  That, too, could be my One Monthly Goal, but I have another idea.

I knew this OMG post was coming and, at first, I was a little on the fence about this one. Shall it be my September Island Batik project? Or my indigo project? I think since the goal is to make progress, and not necessarily  have to finish,  I will use it to do a part of the indigo project. I am going to get all the pieces cut out! That will make the piecing go much faster and give me an idea as to how large it will be. So, even though it won’t get finished, the cutting will happen and it will be a big help.

Hope to see you tomorrow on the blog!


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  1. September 2, 2018 / 1:49 PM

    Two distinctly different color families, but I like them both! Can’t wait to see your progress!

    • kathleenquilts
      September 2, 2018 / 4:26 PM

      Anyway, The original had mostly blues and whites and every once in awhile a red! I was unhappy with my hand-stitching when I picked it up, but I think I just have to get the rhythm back – like riding a bike. I do hope I can get it cut out….that would be great incentive.

  2. September 2, 2018 / 2:46 PM

    Your indigo fabrics are lovely! That will be a really neat piece 🙂

    • kathleenquilts
      September 2, 2018 / 3:50 PM

      Thanks, Louise. I think it will – I just have to get into the groove again. My hand stitches were terrible when I picked it up in June so I think I chickened out – gotta get back to it.

  3. September 2, 2018 / 2:55 PM

    Hi Kathleen! Wow – that looks like a hefty goal actually for this month. I’m not sure of the size of the quilt, but there looks like there is a TON of cutting and organizing involved. You can do it, and then it will be all the easier to get this one completed! ~smile~ Roseanne

    • kathleenquilts
      September 2, 2018 / 5:14 PM

      Roseanne, I sure hope it is doable – I should have stuck with the one I know I will do!! Anyway, I am missing a week were that fabric is so I better focus the next couple of days while I am near it. Off to make sure my blog post for tomorrow is ready…

    • kathleenquilts
      September 2, 2018 / 5:03 PM

      I sure hope it is. First, I need to make sure I am ready to go tomorrow!

  4. Lori Smanski
    September 3, 2018 / 9:04 AM

    this is such a pretty quilt. what a wonderful way to remember you Victorian house. these fabrics are wonderful.
    i follow by email now

    • kathleenquilts
      September 3, 2018 / 1:17 PM

      Thank you, Lori, for visiting and follwoing. Good luck in the giveaway.

  5. September 3, 2018 / 10:43 AM

    Cutting pieces, especially lots of pieces for a large project, can really stall me out. I hope you get the cutting done quickly and it excites you to move forward in the project.

  6. kathleenquilts
    September 3, 2018 / 1:18 PM

    You are right – it does sometimes hold me up. I really thought I would work on it in July/August and didn’t. I am hoping doing one step inspires me.

  7. September 3, 2018 / 7:54 PM

    Good luck on your OMG! I need to write my post yet but I do have one this month. 🙂

  8. Deb FitzGerald
    September 5, 2018 / 10:56 AM

    A Victorian home was always my dream home…someday maybe. If you now live near that beautiful setting that you photographed your quilt at, I think you are very blessed. I really like the quilt you made for the blog hop (beautiful fabric) and appreciate you sharing. The blog hop has been such fun. Thank you.

    • kathleenquilts
      September 5, 2018 / 11:03 AM

      Deb, thanks for your kind comments. We do live near the sea, well the sea surrounds us, on an island half time! We come all year long but still have a small foothold where we raised our son and he still is there (Boston area). Blessed I am – and grateful. So glad you enjoyed the hop and good luck in the drawing.

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