In my chaotic and hectic life I often admire people who are able to maintain balance in their lives. What is balance to you? Do you maintain a balanced life? How do you balance aspects of your life? That is the challenge this month - balance.
For my August challenge I decided to balance my life by taking a month off from challenges and attend to the projects that I needed to finish for the month.
I felt that by taking the month off, I would not feel so pressured and overwhelmed. The first project I completed was a wall hanging designed by Mt. Redoubt designs. It is a pattern called "Sea Turtle Parade". I also shopped my stash to make this quilts, I sure felt much better when it was completed. Here is a picture of the completed project. It was made as a birthday present for my sister, she loves turtles.
The next project I worked on was for my stepson's birthday. He does the whale count every fall up on the Bering Sea and loves to be out counting for a month at a time. I found a great panel of sea animals that I thought would make a good hanging for his apartment. The design is nothing special, just my arrangement of the pictures from a panel and again I shopped my stash for the other fabrics.
The last project I did was a lap quilt for my Dad. We went to NY to visit family the beginning of Sept. and I found some Boyscout fabric that I just knew would be perfect for him. He spent over 20 years as an assistant leader and then leader for a troop and it meant the world to him. So I make this quilt, and I'm really pleased at the way it turned out. He was so happy to have it, and I hope he uses it rather than saves it for a special occasion.
I also made strides on the Wedding Quilt that I am making and will show a picture of that on my projects blog when it is complete. Now to get ready for the September Challenge, back in a day or two to post about that one.