August OMG, Sewing Goals, Knitting Goals Recap

August OMG: make the top for Scarlet Stars 

I changed fabric plans at the last moment and went with a semi solid, a check homespun, and Kona Snow.

Original, My version quilted

I also changed the borders to insert a narrow red border, 3/8″ finished, and then added the check at 2-3/4″. Finished it off with a 3/8″ binding all around. For the quilting I connected the inner star points with straight line quilting with my walking foot. Then I stitched a square within a square on the star centers. All this made for lots of ends to weave in! My saving grace was the snag tool I bought recently, it pulled those threads into the sandwich easy peasy!


In no time at all I was on to the border. For this I just used the check pattern, shown above, as a guide and created a square grid on point down each side. Then it was just a matter of sewing on the binding, tacking it down and throwing it in the washer/dryer!

Scarlet Stars 18″x18″

Sewing Challenges

  • BioGirl’s jewelry case 
  • Finish NCW for my sister 
  • Quilt and finish Rue d’Osage 
  • I want a NCW mini Nope
  • Finish roll-up case 

Knitting Challenges:

  • Hats, I needed 35 to make up the weekly count – made 3 to bring the count up to 32 1/2-√ LOL
  • Finish Baby Sweater #1 – Just a sleeve and buttons left 3/4-√
  • Start Baby Sweater #2 Nope
  • Start Toddler Sweater #1 Nope

Not planned, but accomplished (Extra Credit-LOL)

  • Mug Rug Pink Star 
  • Zippered Pouch 
  • Afghan Square 
  • Diva Like NCW 

So my grade for this month is a B, that Extra Credit saved me!

Linking with
Elm Street Quilts
Whoop Whoop
Busy Hands
Silly Mama
UFO Busting
Oh Scrap

24 thoughts on “August OMG, Sewing Goals, Knitting Goals Recap

  1. Kate says:

    Congrats on a very pretty finish. Your red quilt is very dramatic and eye catching. You had a great month overall, that has to feel good too.

  2. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Chris,
    I love the changes you made to Scarlet Stars. That thin red border is just perfect – it really makes the red pop out more. And your quilting!!! Look at the back, the nice pattern you did. I love my walking foot, and I’m going to have to check out that tool for burying threads. I’ve been using a needle that threads on the side – can’t think of what it’s called but it works well. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • chrisknits says:

      Thank you. I like it enough to keep it, maybe it will grow on me? LOL I hate trying to thread needles to bury threads! You do have to take care with less sturday threads, they will break with little effort.


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