For the first time this month I am going to link up to Red Letter Quilts - OMG (One Monthly Goal). Whilst I do set goals quarterly for the Finish Along, I like that these goals don't necessarily have to be about a finish. So my goal for July is to start The Summer Sampler! Yes, you heard that right START it, when in fact we're on Week 8 already. In fact I have to go right back to basics because I haven't chosen my fabrics yet. Oh the indecision!!!
I bought the pattern in May and thought I would wait a couple of weeks and see how other people's blocks were coming along. I liked so many that actually that just confused me. Then I thought that I would get some solids and that would naturally lead to fabric selection. The solids, as seen below were bought at Quilts UK in the middle of May - so that plan didn't work either.
|Kona cotton in graphite, silver and white|
Hopefully, having clearly stated my intentions here, I will achieve a fabric selection and completed at least one block. I have to say that I might start with Week 8's because it looks great and uses a technique I have not seen before. Fingers crossed the goal will be achieved.
For the last two month I have taken part in #BraveQuilter hosted by Julie and Pink Doxies and have learnt how to sew a curve and use a pantograph on my longarm quilting machine. Well I was delighted to receive an e-mail from her saying that I had won the hand dyed fabrics this month for linking up - hooray! The linky party is taking a break for the summer months but will be back in autumn and I already have a few ideas for how to continuing being brave!
Also linking up to Let's Bee Social with Lorna. x