July challenges and Elm Street’s OMG

I didn’t quite finish all of June as I didn’t get the Sparkling snowmen done for Judy’s challenge.   The others I did finish.   Now for July is seems there are more that I want to get done, but there is strawberry jam to make and pickles to start preserving, the tomatoes are starting to ripen,  the garlic will need to be pulled in about two weeks,  and the garden is needing watering 3 or more times a week.  Plus there are 4 birthdays.   However will I fit all this into a month that is always shorter than I need.   Summer is here and I am loving it.   So I’ll do what I can.

July challenges:


  1.     Linking up to Elm Street OMG with the Winter woodland paper pieced fox.

  2. Patchwork times #12 will be to finish the binding on the sunbonnet Sue that has been quilted.

  3. Washington state quilters to finish the Sparkling snowmen

  4. My Hatched in Africa challenge will be to use one of their designs on something, but as of yet, I haven’t decided.

Have you committed yourself to some challenges this month?   If so, I’d love to hear about them.

8 Responses

  1. Patty says:

    What a fun fox! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

    • sharon says:

      Thank you – if I keep doing them as OMG, they’ll get done. Thanks for the challenge

  2. Bonnie in Va says:

    You have given yourself a huge challenge. I sure hope you succeed with all of them. Good luck.

    • sharon says:

      Thank you – I reach high and if I miss which does happen, I’m still farther ahead.

  3. Dj says:

    It is wonderful that you have a beautiful garden that will be so fruitful this month. July is too early where I live for harvest, but I didn’t do a garden this year anyway.

    Yes, I have challlenged myself to several quilt projects for July. I also do Patchwork Times # draw challenge as well as One Monthly Goal and 3rd Quarter Finish Along. I have personal goals as well. First and foremost this month I want to stretch myself to finish Esther’s Free Diamond Hill. I am behind but should have extra time this month to really get to it.

    • sharon says:

      The rains lasted so long this spring that we are fortunate to have a hoop house as that is where we are harvesting everything so far except for the berries which are in the main garden. You have too much quilting going on to have time to garden.

      I bopped over to your blog and you are prolific. The sliced quilt was interesting. Was that done like a round robin? Esther’s Diamond Quilt is absolutely gorgeous. I need to understand how others can post their photos to this blog so we can all enjoy them.

  4. jatshaw says:

    Have you ever made a tea towel quilt? That’s one thing I will be attempting this month…..

  5. sharon says:

    No, I haven’t. in just looked it up and it seems much like a t-shirt quilt. I probably only have 3 or 4 towels. Do you purchase them as you travel? I would love to see it.