Saturday, July 30, 2016

Let's Book It July 2016

July is waving goodbye and August is looming (my birthday month, the party starts on the first and runs all month), so it's time for Let's Book It over at Vrooman's Quilts. I've raved about this linky so many times, just make something from a magazine, book, pattern or anything that you already own and planned on making and link up. It's a great way to stop collecting and start doing. 

I've been dealing with life (it's kicking my butt) so no time to look through magazines for a pattern so I play quilter's roulette, click on a bookmark or download and that's what I make. This month I really won, the winning click was a download from Accuquilt for their Falling Diamonds Quilt. I didn't use my Go! for this, it's HST's and I used the eight at a time method.

It's a barn raising, but you make blocks to get that diamond thing going on (diamond thing is official terminology) 

The directions were simple, chain piecing made it fast and I even used the colors they used. Perfect pattern! 

 And I had the best backing for it, I've had this for a while and knew something would come along that it would work with, bonus!

Let's Book It has hit the summer doldrums so if you've been thinking about joining in now's the time. Sharon offers a prize, but I always think just cleaning things out is a sure win. 

Yesterday there was so much going on here that my across the street neighbor opened his door and yelled "I'm keeping an eye on you Dana" he's joking, but this morning I'm declaring myself officially overwhelmed, locking the doors, grabbing the terrible twins and heading out back to do nothing, another thing you may want to consider doing.  

Later Gators,


  1. Thank you for always participating no matter what is going on in your life. I like the idea of the random spin of the wheel and may be might pick for August. Hope things calm down - a day of nothing sounds good but I have floors to mop.

  2. I need to make a post of what I've been doing, for Let's Book It. Most of my stuff doesn't count, since I designed it all myself, but, I'm still working on the 'Bee Attitudes' and that is from a book. Don't forget to stop and breathe. I understand lots going on. My Aug/Sept are crazy busy.

  3. It must be that time of year, seems everyone is in the same summer funk, but your Book It quilt is absolutely fabulous, bright and cheerful, and beachy. Your back porch is the perfect setting with that weathered blue paint on the steps. Hope you can catch a breather soon.

  4. great finish, so summer time for you.

  5. Love your sense of humor and the diamond thing going! Your colors are great. I've never played quilt roulette. Lord knows I have plenty saved and ready to click. Welcome to the linky party!

  6. Gorgeous, as always. I like that quilter's roulette idea. I have a few of those downloads or two, you know...a few. Also, I caught that you are using technical quilting terms. Trying to keep up.

  7. Quilter's Roulette -- love it! As a newbie to the Go! I'm always looking at their new patterns and hadn't seen this one so thanks for that! This is a pretty one. Glad you could get it under your belt and move on to relaxing. Enjoy your birthday next month!!

  8. I love how much you get done with these and you actually GET IT DONE! always love how you inspire me!!! this one is so pretty!