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A Goal For June

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I see we have skipped spring and dove right into summer down here.  It is projected to be near 100 degrees this weekend.  I’ll just have to stay inside and quilt.  That’s just fine with me.  I’ll sit on the porch first thing in the morning to drink my coffee and run inside by 10 am.

I had a bit of trouble with my car this week.  I’m always disappointed when that happens.  I got into it to go to lunch the other day and it just wouldn’t start.  I had to call a tow truck to bring it home.  Thankfully, I have a pretty handy husband and I’m confident he will be able to fix it.  I have to use the big truck in the meantime.  I do prefer my zippity do da car though.

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So enough with the drama let’s talk about happier things.  I have a fantastic niece that will be in the fifth grade next year.  She has decided to join the band.  I mentioned to her Mom that I had an ancient flute from my time in the band.  It has a couple of issues but I thought that if she chose that instrument, it might be less expensive to fix it than to purchase a new one.  I was correct and it’s nearly $800 cheaper.  I’m honored and excited to give it to her and be a part of her life.  Her dress up day at school.

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Back in February, I started working on a disappearing hour-glass quilt.  I’m following a Jenny Doan tutorial on You Tube.  Click this link to take a look.

I chose a layer cake I had around the house for this quilt and made some half square triangles.

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HST's

HST's pressed

Then as instructed I made some hour-glass blocks and then sliced them apart.

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Next, I put them back together in this star pattern.

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Now I have all these blocks.  So my OMG for June is to complete the quilt top.

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That’s all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.

Cherie

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21 thoughts on “A Goal For June

  1. I hate having car trouble and rarely do, but thankfully my guy can fix anything!! Hope you have no more problems away from home in this earlier than usual hot weather. Love the happy colors you used on the disappearing hour glass.

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  2. Hi Cherie,
    Annoying about the car! I’m glad hubby can fix it – hopefully easily. I love these blocks and the fabrics you chose. It will be so darn pretty (just like your niece) when you get them all together. Nice goal for this month! Oh yeah, we had three days of summer and have now advanced to Fall. 90s on Thursday, 50s this whole weekend. I suppose snow on Monday. Happy Saturday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. These blocks are fantastic, Cherie! Sorry to hear about your car troubles. I totally get it about the zippity-doo-da car vs. a big truck. Hopefully whatever is wrong is an easy fix and not too expensive. I’d hate for your auto repair to cut into your FABRIC SHOPPING budget or anything… 😉

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    1. Hi Rebecca,
      Thanks! It’s looking like the car might have to do to the dealer to fix. But don’t worry, I’ll feed my husband fried bologna for a couple months so I can still shop. LOL!

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  4. I am so sorry for the car woes. It’s always so frustrating when that happens. I do appreciate have a Mr. Fix-It around here too! I really love that fabric line and those star blocks look fantastic!

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    1. Hi Christine,
      I’m hoping he will have it figured out this weekend. He’s still in the diagnostic part. There’s so much that can go wrong on these newer cars. Not that mine is newer or it might not be broke.
      Cherie

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  5. Such a beautiful layer cake to use in your disappearing quilt. Love those blocks! Thanks for Wednesday Wait Loss.

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