Wednesday, 6 July 2016

One Monthly Goal ......

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


  1. I don't seem to know anyone who is making this sampler--I'm eager to see how yours comes along! :)

  2. Good luck with this Abigail! They're moving through this QAL very quickly, it would be pretty easy to get left behind. I've been making a bit of a list for brave quilting as well. I didn't realise they were taking a break, no matter I'll check out the OMG link as well.

  3. Picking fabric is one of the fun parts of a projects, but it can also be the most frustrating. Good luck with your OMG.

  4. I am in the same position Abigail.... been printing off the Summer Sampler blocks and no idea what I am going to do with them in terms of fabric😉 I seem to have a lot of things on the go at the moment and the SS has taken a hit at the moment! Maybe when I see yours I might be inspired😀 xx

  5. I'll be looking forward to seeing the sampler blocks and your fabric choices.

  6. Can´t wait to see your fabric combo and new project.Have fun!

  7. Congrats on your prize! I love Heidi's OMG and find it even more helpful than the quarterly FAL, though I like that too.


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