Monday, August 29, 2016

Let's Book It August 2016

I know we all say "wow, that month flew by" but seriously was August only about two weeks long? 
It is almost the end of the month and that means it's time for Let's Book It, Sharon's genius idea for cleaning out all of those patterns, books, magazines and bookmarks we want to make, just haven't gotten around to yet.

I don't buy kits, that said, I made this month's quilt from a kit, I know right? I've liked this quilt since I saw it and when Connecting Threads had it on sale I jumped, the fabric alone was worth it. 

 Please excuse the picture, our part of the Sunshine State hasn't seen the sun in at least a week so I took this inside. 

Kudo's to Connecting Threads for having such a great pattern, it was easy to understand and it was all very visual, even the cutting had diagrams of the fabric and cuts, nice big pictures of the fabric so I wasn't muttering to myself "which blue are they talking about, what are you saying?" None of the usual cut 50 of the orange then 42 of the other orange, blah, blah, blah. I don't like patterns because they don't make sense to me, this one did. 

The quilt went together perfectly and I really love it. 

Because of the fabric and color the little stars look like snowflakes to me. 

September could be shorter than August, I'm traveling again, this time to help Cori move into her new home and city. When I get back I'll probably be heading down to Key West for family stuff. 
If the terrible twins come on here complaining about Mom leaving them again, pay them no mind David will be holding down the fort and he's been known to break the rules about no scraps after dinner, plus they both have a brand new coconut, I gave them the coconuts as their prize from Pet's on Quilts (didn't know you could win coconuts did you?)  Remember they will fib for sympathy and treats :)

Think about joining in to this wonderful link up at Vroomans Quilts, I know you have a bucket list with the pattern already in your sewing room. Nothing to buy, you have it and want to make it. so do it. 

Later Gators,


  1. I remember this kit/pattern! It is a nice shade of blue and does look like snowflakes. I have some kits from CT picked up from various year's sales (almost like getting fabrics at a $1 a yard)- yes, their patterns are usually very nicely detailed. Thank you for participating every month.

  2. Lovely quilt, looks very soft and cuddly.

  3. That is one sweet quilt, the snowy white background really makes the blue stars sparkle. Coconuts eh, my daughter's dog loves pineapple - maybe she should join the Terrible Two for a Tropical Tea Party!

  4. Beautiful!!!!! Great job even on a kit. And they do look like snowflakes. I would hide this one away and keep it just for me:)

  5. It's really lovely, Dana. Love those cool colors. Didn't get mine started this month. Too busy, and yes, the month was shortened, I'm certain of it.

  6. its very pretty, congrats on a lovely finish!

  7. That quilt is soooo pretty Dana. What a lovely color! It may remind you of snow, but it reminds me of the water in the Florida Keys.

    Have a great time moving Cori - I hope everything goes smoothly!

  8. Te envio mi blog de poesia por si quieres criticar.