Vacations are wonderful things and we all need them whether we actually go anywhere or not. A staycation can be just as relaxing and refreshing as traveling. But one thing that's true about these breaks is that there seems to be a lot of work on the front end to get ready and on the back end to get everything back to normal. Nowhere is that more evident for me than the blog. Today I believe that I'm finally catching up with my UFO update post.
I was determined to get SOMETHING done in August and this baby quilt was the perfect project. I made the top several years ago so I just had to quilt and bind it.
I picked up some lobster fabric just because I was in Maine. I'm going to make some new potholders with them because, really, you only need so much lobster-themed stuff around your house! I found that fish fabric and had to get some for Chris. Most fish fabric has images of lake fish like trout, because they are so pretty but Chris likes off-shore fishing and this fabric has all of the fish that he likes to fish for. I'll have to let this one sit for a while until I decide what to do with it. The 12 fat quarters are all Maine-themed and I think I'll make myself some placemats with them.....eventually.
After I finished the projects that I brought with me I was looking for something else to make. I was in the kitchen and saw this.
That's one sad cushion and I though maybe I could make some new cushions for these chairs. I'm sure that it's impossible to find cushions for these chairs because the seats are smaller than normal.
Laura and I headed for the fabric shop (again) where I searched for some appropriate fabric. The owners of this house are understated so bright prints or giant blue and white lobsters (my only options) weren't appropriate. I had to settle for khaki canvas.
Here are the finished cushions. I overstuffed them because I know that they will flatten out some over time. The stuffing is from 2 Wal-Mart pillows ($5), the fabric was less than $15 and the buttons less than $5. The owner of the house was thrilled. He's apparently been looking for cushions to fit these odd-sized chairs for a long time. So that was my good deed for the month.
I also quilted 4 more veterans quilts in August, bringing my total to 16.
Here are my stats at the beginning of the month:
My starting goals for 2018 were:
Starting UFO 15
Finished YTD Goal 12
Started YTD Planned 6
Ending UFO Goal 9
Veterans YTD Goal 40
Here are my stats after August:
Starting UFO 15
Finished YTD 3 (Goal 12)
Started YTD 6 (Planned 6)
Ending UFO 18 (Goal 9)
Veterans YTD 16 (Goal 40)
Fabric Postcards 57
Pet Beds 2
Placemats - 4
Chair cushions/pillows - 3
Quilted for others - 2
How are you doing with your goals for the year?
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.