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A Goal for July 2018

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Hi Everyone and Welcome to My Blog,

I’ve been working on the pattern testing I’m doing for Denise @ For the Love of Geese.  The pattern is called Nostalgia Twist and it is a foundation pieced quilt. So far, I’m very please with my progress.  It seems to be going together very well.  I have not found any issues with the pattern as of yet.  It is very well written and easy to understand.

Below you can see my vision.  I am going for the nautical theme where there is the mariner’s compass in the center and it is surrounded by water and sky in blue.

Color page

I put the center compass together and WOW, I was stunned by the results.  My points were nearly perfect.  Not exact, but good enough for me.  Something I could not have come close to by regular piecing.


I’ve been trudging along and have been able to add another row.  Keep in mind that it takes a little longer to paper piece.  I find this is due to not being able to chain piece.  If you count the time you would have taken to cut the block out the cutting after each piece is almost the same.  Here is what it looks like now.

Row 1

The next row of geese are made and waiting to be sewn together and added to the quilt top.  Row 2 Geese

So for my goal for July, I’d like to complete this geese row and also add the next row of square in a square and mountains.  I am hopeful that this is an achievable goal since July is shaping up to be a busy month.  The grass and weeds seem to be growing at an alarming rate and it’s hard to keep on top of it.  We mowed grass yesterday and it is expected to rain everyday for the rest of the week.  The grass will the be out of control in no time.  Our Fourth of July may have to be an inside one.

The linky parties I usually participate in can be found by clicking this link.  Please visit them and see what others are up to leave some comments and encouragement.  There are many bloggers out there who share their tips, projects, and tutorials to inspire us.

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



22 thoughts on “A Goal for July 2018

    1. Hi Billie, Thanks.  I really appreciate it.  This quilt has astounded me so far.   Best Regards,Cherie Burton


  1. Looks great. I love the nice clean lines and of course the points paper piecing provides. Have you caught yourself staring at the glow of the top point on the geese? Its almost as if they are magnified.


    1. Hi Denise, I have two sides of the geese row attached this morning and should be able to get the other two on tonight.  I think I may go ahead and do the mountains before I do the square in a square row.  I’m still not fully committed to it yet.  It may be a last minute decision.   Best Regards,Cherie Burton


  2. Hi Cherie,
    You are making great progress on this piece! I just love the colors and fabric you chose for the center mariner’s compass. And the blue and white is just perfect to reflect the water and sky! Happy Tuesday! ~smile~ Roseanne


    1. Hi Roseanne, Thanks for the encouragement.  I’m thinking of making a couple changes to the pattern.  Swapping the order of the next rows and choosing a block rather than empty squares on those corners.  Hopefully, I can do it all as well as some of your QAL this month.   Best Regards,Cherie Burton

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    1. Hi Bobbi, Thanks!  I was thinking the same thing.  If it wouldn’t be a pattern test, I’d stop right there.   Best Regards,Cherie BurtonCherie’s Quilting Journey


  3. Beautiful! Love your color selection. This will be such a beautiful quilt! Thanks for linking it to Wednesday Wait Loss.


  4. Wow! That’s going to be an amazing quilt! Your blocks look perfect, especially your Mariner’s Compass center. Good luck with your goal for July.


    1. Hi Kate, I was pleasantly surprised on how well the compass turned out.  I did have to practice on a wedge or two before I got it right enough.   Best Regards,Cherie BurtonCherie’s Quilting Journey


    1. Hi Dione, Thanks,  the next row is mountains.  They are going together more easily than the geese.  It doesn’t have as many triangles.   Best Regards,Cherie BurtonCherie’s Quilting Journey


  5. This is stunning. I am not a huge paper piecing fan – it confuses me – which then frustrates me. I suppose I should do more of if and that would probably help! Anyway, this is really going to be a spectacular piece!


    1. Hi Bernie, I’m getting much better at paper piecing.  Since most of these blocks are repetitive, once I do a couple I kind of know what I need to do.  It is somewhat disappointing when it doesn’t cover the space.  I do still make some boo boos from time to time.  Especially when I’m trying to use up the ends of the fabrics.   Best Regards,Cherie BurtonCherie’s Quilting Journey


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