August Goal Setting Party – A Lovely Year of Finishes

It is August. I am a bit in shock by that, but not really. I have been steadily chipping away in July at this month’s goal. I want/need to finish my mom’s birthday present. Her birthday is in September and this is my git er done month. I will finish the quilting and bind my mom’s birthday quilt. Here’s my quilting progress to date:

I learned this awesome tape technique from the wonderful Julie at Intrepid Thread. It is a great way to get straight lines without having to mark up your quilt. These lines are already done and I taped some fill in lines the next day:

All that is left is borders and binding (oh and I have to pick out a binding – I suck at that).

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What one item will you choose to do for August?

You have two requirements to be entered into the prizes this month.

1. Link-up {on this post} the first 7-days of the month

and

2. Link-up in the last 7-days of the month.

Add your blog post or flickr photo (with appropriate descriptions) to the linky party below.

Please grab a button or link back to Shanna and I so other people can join in the fun!

 **Please note, the linky party is the same here and over at Shanna, so there is no need to enter twice **

 For those unsure of how to link up go check out our Q&A Page for A Lovely Year of Finishes – there are instructions on how to link up from a blog and from Flickr.

Grab a button from my sidebar and spread the LOVE!

Oh yeah and there are prizes this month (as always!), here is what our fantastic sponsors are offering:

August Prizes Include:

 1. Choice of $15 or 2 charm packs from Stitch n’ Giggles

2. $25.00 Gift Certificate to Superior Threads

3. Riley Blake Designs – fat quarter bundle {one of their latest lines}

4.  $15.00 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop

5. Paper Pieces prize donated from Paper Pieces

6. Quilting Patterns designed by Quilting Lodge

 

 Thanks for joining in! You have til the 7th to link-up.

There’s an optional mid-month check-in.

And you’ll have to link up anytime on the last 7 days of the month.



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13 Responses to August Goal Setting Party – A Lovely Year of Finishes

  1. Debbe says:

    Look at those pretties already linked up.

  2. What a beautiful quilt and a fun new way to quilt!

  3. I love using masking tape too… anything to avoid marking a quilt top! Love all those shades of purple you used.

  4. Lisa L. says:

    It is a beautiful quilt! Cannot wait to see it finished! Off to take a pic of my goal so I can link up!

  5. Carrie P. says:

    great idea. I might have to use that idea for that log cabin baby quilt I just made.

  6. Katy says:

    Go on, you can do it! I’ll be linking up Sunday 🙂

  7. Jacque says:

    Wow, that is a great way to do the lines! Love your quilt; it’s just beautiful!

  8. fenna says:

    What kind of tape do you use to mark the lines? I like that idea!

  9. Kathleen says:

    Can you wrap your backing around to the front for the binding?

  10. I put 2 items because I thought we could but I see know you can’t but I dont see how to delete it. Linky changed?? so if you want to take my 2nd one off, the cross stitch bunny

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  12. CeLynn says:

    Looking good Melissa!

  13. Julie is a clever one! The first picture looks like the security beams you see on a TV show jewelry heist or something.

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