June winner, my UFO project and giveaway prize for July

The winner of the 2019 UFO & WIP Challenge for June goes to #22, Mari K. She made this adorable Under The Sea quilt for her grandson.

June winner of the UFO & WIP Challenge at The Crafty Quilter is Mari K. who made this Under The Sea quilt for her grandson.
Under The Sea, made by Mari K.

We had 48 beautiful entries last month, which is just amazing. Thank you ALL for participating. You’re all winners in my book, plus you have a finished project to celebrate!

My UFO Project for July

The month of July is already turning into a busy one for me. Isn’t it always? I have decided to finish a table runner that I started in 2018 as part of the Modern Plus Sign Quilt Book Blog Hop. I finished the black and white version of this for the blog hop, but this second one got tucked away in a box for later – hence the UFO “issue”.

Table runner made by Julie Cefalu from the book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts.
Table runner made by Julie Cefalu from the book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts.

If you’re choosing an unfinished project for this month based on the All People Quilt UFO Challenge, then you’ll be working on number one. I started out the year using their numbering system but have since given up, only because there are certain months that require a quick and easy project (like this month).

July Giveaway Prize

The prize for this month is a fat quarter bundle of Bee Backgrounds by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Fabrics, a Simple Folded Corners ruler and a small flower tin with flat-head pins – compliments of me and my stash!

July giveaway prize @ The Crafty Quilter

Now that we’re half way through the year, I’m feeling really good about finishing a UFO or WIP each month. That’s six completed projects (at least)! Let’s keep the momentum going as we progress through 2019. Thanks for joining me on the journey!

Other things

Speaking of journeys, we’ll be in Austin, Texas, this weekend. All of our children are converging there to spend time with the littles, celebrate some birthdays, and do some wedding planning. There might be music and wine involved too!

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s finished disappearing 9-patch quilt at the link-up on Saturday. It will continue for one week, so you have time to finish up and join the party. You can find all of the information and blog post links here. Have a great week!

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  1. Congrats to Mari!! I have one UFO done for July -YEAH, will be going on vacay in a week for a week and then will fall BEHIND on sewing-BUT I have 4 quilts to hand bind in the car and I can’t wait! 🙂 Working diligently on my 9 patch IDK why I’m always one step behind… need to work on this and get my machine dropped off for service- Enjoy your trip to Texas, family, and wedding planning! I’ve been working w/my daughter and in planning since she got engaged in May! 🙂

  2. My July UFO is really not an old one, because I want to get my Disappearing 9 Patch done! I am doing the quilting right now and need to have it bound and washed by Thursday night so I can host a link party on Friday. And then it’s off to the Fair to be entered in the NeedleArts Quilting division. Thanks for this QAL, it has been so much fun!

  3. Have a great time in Austin! Out here in Driftwood it’s 92 degrees at 7 pm. Your are headed for a very hot weekend!

  4. Thank you for motivating us to get our projects done and offering these great prizes from your stash. It does feel wonderful to finish up one or two things a month.

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