A Lovely Year of Finishes–August FINISHES

YEAH!  That’s right I have FINISHED my goals for August – and yes – I have two days left until they had to be done!

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Goal 1 – Bind my Scrappy Trip Along


IMG_1781All I had to do was bind my Scrappy Trip Along. I bound it with different scraps of red fabrics.  Well – when there are 414 inches to bind it takes a bit.  It was half way through the month and I was making very little progress on the hand stitching part of the binding.  So, I made a goal.  Every night I had to hand stitch one arms length of thread on the binding.  It took about 10 nights…but I did it!  My scrappy trip along is finishedIMG_2186!


Goal 2 – Baby Quilt for an Expecting Friend

A good friend of mine from my childhood is expecting her first baby.  I was unable to make it to her baby shower but I had to make her new bundle a quilt!  The jig is up though – she reads my blog and figured out this quilt is for her baby!  That’s okay – I’ve never been good with secrets nor have I never wanted to be.

IMG_2132Most of the quilting is simple straight line quilting but I did a little Free Motion Quilting to put ‘Baby Madsen’ under the book shelf. TIMG_2138

And here it is.  FINISHED!  The bookshelf fabric is ‘Study in Tawny Plum’ from Alexander Henry’s Somerville line – I bought it at Hawthorne’s Thread.  Does anyone know what charm pack I used!?  I can’t remember and no longer have the wrapping…


I backed the quilt in a cozy pink floral flannel.  It should be arriving in my friends mailbox any day now…  I can’t wait to hear what she thinks AND I can’t wait to hear the news of her little bundle expected to arrive in just a few weeks!


Next – I need to think about my goals for September…hmmm….


  1. WOW, Kim, this is so amazing and kind of you! The quilt looks beautiful and I feel so fortunate that she will have this handmade piece of art to grow up with. Thank you so much!
    --The expecting friend

  2. What agorgeous baby quilt. Wonderful git tha twill be welll loved and used for many many years to come. Love how you bound the scrappy trip along. It looks really good.


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