July will be a full and busy month. The last weeks of school have already started for my kids with the last tests of the year, parties, a musical, camping for my son, an internship at a thrift shop for my daughter. These will even be the last weeks at elementary school for my son, and for us the last weeks as parents at the elementary school. For more than 11 years we have walked around at that school, baked cakes, brought tea and coffee to activities, made gifts for the bazaars, fed chickens, made lanterns out of beets, made sure sticks, drawings, stones and what have you were taken to school (it is a Waldorf school...). It was a very big part of our family life, because a Waldorf school asks for a lot of involvement from parents, especially in the early years, but still now towards the end. I will be collecting and making gifts, a drawing has been made, flowers will be brought. Next year we will have two secondary school kids! At different schools, so new challenges lie ahead.
What can I do between all those activities (and I haven't even menioned that we will have a sailing trip at the start of the vacation as well)? I have to pick a small goal to complete.
My plan is to finish a mini quilt that I have pieced already. I want to free motion quilt it. It will be my first FMQ project. I'll also put on a binding and make a wall hanging out of it, so I should add some kind of hanging rod casing.
The blocks are made using Tula Pink's City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks. It is a beautiful and very inspiring book. I only made 9 blocks for my first project from it, but there are so many more wonderful blocks. I'm sure I'll make more of them, not this month though.
I already practiced a bit of FMQ. Now I should just go for it I guess... it is a bit scary, but I made this mini especially to finish it with FMQ, so I will just do it!
I'm linking up to A Lovely Year of Finishes as soon as I can.