Saturday, September 1, 2012

August 2012 Recap

Happy September! Blogging on vacation is tricky. I snapped some photos before we left, though, so I could share what I got done in August. You'll get a peak at some things I haven't been able to share yet, so get pumped!

Terrain Summer Sampler Series Quilt

The quilt top is well underway. I knocked out the last two blocks while at the Wimberley Quilt Ranch last weekend. I had to make a run to Jo-Ann's for some more Kona White, but the end is in sight for this quilt top.

Rose Star Block 14

Blurg. I guess I gotta get crackin' on some more of these, because I wanted to have more to show for the month of August. I've picked up some fat quarters with this quilt in mind, though, and I'm excited to  work on more blocks in the next couple of days.

Laminate Zipper Pouch with Lining

I'm so glad the Austin Modern Quilt Guild did this pouch swap, because it really forced me to get over my zipper fear. I used canvas as interfacing in this bag, but I really wish I had a better variety of interfacing weights floating around the Clubhouse.

Cascading Quilt Pattern

Boy was this a big one to get off the WIP list! I'm so happy that I finally finished the pattern and put it up on the Craftsy website, I've been so thrilled with the interest in the pattern, and I can't wait to put out another pattern ASAP.

BB Bags - Teeny BB

I grabbed this super cute pattern at Valli & Kim's quilt shop in Dripping Springs, TX. The pattern was really tough to get through, but it makes more sense to me now that I've made one of these. This is a good little purse to help you keep your phone with you throughout the day. I'd like to make one in the other sizes as well. I started making a much more streamlined phone purse based on my own design last summer. I'd still like to give it a go, since you can never have too many ;-)

Cheer Circle Sixteen Patch Sawtooth Block

This is the August block for the do. Good Stitches Cheer circle. The idea was to make a block with a gray background, then use hot pink, navy blue, and golden yellow for the other components. There was an interesting tutorial for how to assemble this Star of Virginia variation.

X Marks the Spot do. Good Stitches Donation Quilt

I love the way this quilt is turning out. I got it pin basted before we headed out for Denver, but I'll have to re-do some of it due to bunching on the back. It's a generous twin size, and sandwiching a big quilt on carpet is enough to make you want to bang your head against the wall.

Frost Bank Mini Quilt

This was one of those ideas floating around my head, and I had to take a stab at it. It was kind of a paper piecing disaster, but I think it could be enlarged and streamlined. This little guy based a building in downtown Austin didn't fulfill its destiny as a QuiltCon challenge block, but I'm very happy with it as a densely quilted mini.

I'm thrilled with my August progress, and I can't to see what everyone else has been creating!

Happy Crafting!


  1. wow - what a busy month! Such lovely things :-)

  2. You have had a productive month. Congratulations on the successful launch of your Cascading Quilt pattern too.

  3. I really like your cascading quilt! It's beautiful!