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 August 31, 2018 / 7:18 am

    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.

    • chrisknits August 31, 2018 / 7:38 am

      Thank you. I kept thinking I was not getting much done this month, but looking back I really did get a lot accomplished. > >

  2. pumpkin sunrise August 31, 2018 / 8:44 am

    baby knitting will go fast so I’m sure that will be done. That quilt is gorgeous!!!!

    • chrisknits August 31, 2018 / 10:28 am

      Yes, that last sleeve would be done if I would just cast it on!! LOL Thanks > >

  3. AJ August 31, 2018 / 10:17 am

    Wow you got a lot done on your sewing list which makes sense as that’s much more comfortable to do in the heat than knitting:)

    • chrisknits August 31, 2018 / 10:26 am

      Yes, I don’t tend to want large, warm, items on my lap in summer. Go figure. LOL > >

      • AJ August 31, 2018 / 10:55 am

        I know the feeling. I found myself knitting an Afghan in August!!! It’s been safely put away for a few weeks:)

  4. nothingbutknit2 August 31, 2018 / 11:33 am

    The checkered fabric just makes it! I love your version.

    • chrisknits August 31, 2018 / 1:33 pm

      Thanks! It wasn’t what I was going for, but it turned out to be enough.


  5. rl2b2017 August 31, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    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 August 31, 2018 / 1:35 pm

      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.


  6. DelightedHands August 31, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    The wall hanging turned out beautifully! I like that little border inserted to set off the larger ones!

    • chrisknits August 31, 2018 / 1:36 pm

      I need to remember to use thin borders more often! I love there effect. Thank you.


  7. Patty August 31, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    A very pretty quilt! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

    • chrisknits August 31, 2018 / 1:37 pm

      Thank you!. The OMG link up has helped me finish lots of things!


  8. quiteayarnblog September 1, 2018 / 9:35 pm

    My gosh you got a lot done! Your Scarlet Stars quilt looks great!

    • chrisknits September 1, 2018 / 11:07 pm

      It’s been a productive week!! Thanks.


  9. Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts September 2, 2018 / 11:38 pm

    Red and white quilts are always so striking, and yours is no exception! Thanks for linking to Finished or Not Friday!

    • chrisknits September 3, 2018 / 12:04 am

      Thanks! I must love them, I have three to quilt!!!


  10. karenbbsnow September 3, 2018 / 5:31 am

    Very cute quilt, an all red quilt is on my quilting bucket list 🙂

    • chrisknits September 3, 2018 / 9:03 am

      Red and white quilts are so striking, I think that’s why everyone loves them. Thanks!


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