Posts Tagged ‘One Monthly Goal’

One Monthly Goal – July 2020

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

My goal for June was to finish the Color Me Happy Triangle quilt, and make progress on two Splash quilts. I did finish the triangle quilt and almost got to sandwiching the Splash quilts.

My goal for July will be to complete the two Splash quilts.

Blocks pieced and trimmed.

Appliqué pieces are prepped. I’m not using the anchor that came with the pattern, switching it up.

Top pieced.

Appliqué blanket stitched in place.

Time to piece the backs, sandwich, and get busy quilting these two quilts. That and binding the quilts will be my goal for July.

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One Monthly Goal – June 2020 Finish!

Monday, June 29th, 2020

During the month of June, I’ve focused on finishing at least one baby quilt, and making progress on a few more.

It’s been a good month for meeting my main goal – finishing a baby quilt for my niece’s new little girl.

I did a curvy line stitch for the quilting using the walking foot.

Close up, and also two solid pink fabrics for a flange binding.

A flower motif for the center of the quilt.

Oh, plus while quilting, I decided to rip out the plain white corners and replace with printed fabric triangles.

Before quilting, and ripping out corners.

Quilted, bound, washed, labeled and ready to gift.

Two Splash quilts are well under way for two little boy quilts.

Blocks are pieced

and trimmed. Tops are actually pieced waiting for appliqué to be added.

Finishing these two quilts will be July’s OMG.

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One Monthly Goal – June 2020

Monday, June 1st, 2020

I have several baby quilts in the making.

This one needs a back which I plan to shop for, then sandwich, quilt & bind – my goal for this month.

Several years ago, Moda offered 10″ triangle precuts they called Slice.  Apparently they didn’t sell well as they are no longer available. I had purchased 2 packs of Color Me Happy by V and Co. For this baby quilt, I cut some of the triangles in half, paired they up with tone on tone whites I had in my stash. The top measures 48″ square.

I also had in my stash a pack of Slice in Moda solids. It came with a pattern called Splash for a 72″ x 78″ quilt.

Again, I’ve cut the triangles in half and will make 2 quilts 48″ x 54″. I’ve stitched up the flying geese, but need the back ground fabric to finish. I might add a whale instead of the anchor.

For June OMG, I plan on finishing the Color Me Happy triangle quilt. If I make any progress on the two Splash quilts, that will be a bonus!

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One Monthly Goal – May 2020 Finish!

Friday, May 29th, 2020

The Curve It Up quilt I pieced, I believe back in 2015 is now all quilted! That means I did meet my OMG for May!

Here it is on a queen size bed, in a very sparse bedroom. My youngest moved out the beginning of March. This room is in transition to be a guest room. For close up of blocks go here, and here.

For the quilting in the large 12″ wide outer yellow border, I went with following the quilting lines of the inner turquoise border. Circles were added for more interest. Next I planned to match stick quilt out to the edge of the quilt top.

I started match stitch quilting on one corner.  That is 7″ worth on both sides. That is slow going! And I quickly decided I needed a new plan!

New idea – do another set of lines following the turquoise border, and then mirror them adding the circles in the outer set of lines.

Next – what to do at the corners?

Following the lines on either side of the match stick quilting, I quilted the curves and added one row of circles. My daughter, mentioned above, visited yesterday and she said the corners looks like the sun. I’ll go with that! Especially since this is such a bright quilt with white, blue, turquoise and yellow!

Next decision was how to  quilt the corners of the top border as it is narrower at just 6″ wide.

Instead of curves this time, the first two sets of straight lines meet and continue around the quilt. The next two sets I just quilted to the edge of the quilt.

This quilt is a Sew Kind of Wonderful Pattern called Curve It Up, and uses their Quick Curve Ruler for cutting pieces. I used their quilting rulers QCR Sidekick for the curved and straight quilting lines. That pattern makes a 68″ x 86″ quilt, but with the wide yellow borders added at 12″ on three sides and 6″ wide on the top, the quilt is 92″ x 104″. Thread for quilting – Superior Threads King Tut 40 weight – #1031 Edwardian Blue, #927 De Nile Variegated Aqua, #985 Shekels Variegated Yellow, Aurifil 50 weight #2021 Natural White. Aurifil #2021 in bobbin.

The fabric I want to use for the binding is the dark blue Moda Grunge that is used in the second border. My LQS is out of that Grunge! It is ordered, and should arrive late June. I’ll have to be patient and wait for the fabric to finish up this quilt with a nice binding!

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One Monthly Goal – May 2020

Monday, May 4th, 2020

I was so close at completing my April goal, but then my machine did all the acting up you don’t want to see. Threads breaking, tension problems, eye lashes on bottom, tight stitches on top. I cleaned & oiled the machine, changed out the needle, rethreaded everything several times, replaced the bobbin, filled a new bobbin, changed out top thread. And it just got worse. This went on for 2 frustrating days.What was I missing? Finally I just walked away.

Several days later, I go tackle the problem again. Rethread everything again, put in a new needle again, work with top and bobbin tension again, and tada! It is finally running smoothly after an hour or so of fiddling! I have no idea what exactly was the issue with the machine, I’m just glad it finally cooperated!

My May goal will be to finish quilting  Curve It Up, pattern by Sew Kind of Wonderful.

Here are some close ups of a few blocks -

Rail Fence

Churn Dash

Saw Tooth Star. Blocks are 16″ square.

What’s left to quilt is the Saw Tooth Star above, sashing, and 3 borders.

Sure hope the machine is happy this month!

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One Monthly Goal – April 2020

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Here’s my plan for April. I pulled out an oldie.

I made this quilt as a class sample back in 2014 using the Curve it Up book by Sew Kind of Wonderful. I never quilted it. Back in January 2019 my sister-in-law said she would love another quilt from me. So I showed her some finished tops. She selected this white, blue and yellow Curve it Up top saying it would like nice in her guest bedroom which is painted yellow. She wanted it to fit a queen size bed, so she purchased the marbled yellow for an outer border.

So now you see how far behind I am in finishing this quilt for her! I just keep letting other things hop in front of it. I better stop doing that and get ‘er done!

When I pulled the partially quilted top out, I found I have quilted just 3 1/2 blocks. Above is the 4-patch block with only 2 sections quilted. I have a ways to go!

Wish me luck! And creativity for how to quilt each block!

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One Monthly Goal – March 2020 Finish!

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

In 2019, I followed along with Jacquelynne Steves, Happy Little Things BOM. I choose to use hand embroidery for the flower in the center of each block. I used scrap whites for background fabrics for the flowers.

The rest of the quilt was pieced using a Fat Eight pack of Carolyn Friedlander’s Friendlander line of fabric. This was purchased from Crimson Tate quilt shop in Indianapolis, IN. Finishing this quilt was my OMG for March.

Scrappy binding using up bits of the fabric pack.

The back is pieced from the fabric pack too!

Quilt measures 30″ x 36 1/2″.

It’s my new Spring quilt hanging in my living room.

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One Monthly Goal – March 2020

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Hello fellow OMGers!

First up, I did finish my February goal of completing the piecing of my version of Happy Little Things, but I didn’t get a post written. The top is pieced, the back is pieced, it’s sandwiched and quilting started! That means I completed more than just my OMG. Ha ha, but like I said, no post.

For March I’ll finish quilting HLT and binding it.

Oh! I already made a scrappy binding!

And the back is scrappy too.

I’m using up most of the Fat Eighth pack. I do have some bits and pieces left and 3 Fat Eighths I didn’t include in the quilt. They might show up in some quilt some time in the future.

What is your goal for the month?

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One Monthly Goal – February 2020

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

For February, I’ll be working towards completing the 2019 Happy Little Things BOM hosted by Jacquelynne Stevens.

I hand embroidered the flower motif for the center of each of the 4 blocks.

Using Carolyn Friedlaner fabrics, I built the block around the embroidered center.

Each block needs to be sashed. Once sewn together, there are two borders to complete. My plan is to get the top all pieced. If all goes well, maybe I’ll even sandwich, quilt, and bind. This will be a nice quilt to display in my living room this Spring.

What are you working on this month? Check out everyone else’s plans at Elm Street Quilts.

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One Monthly Goal – January 2020 Finish!

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Only eleven more months until Christmas!

2017 Christmas Countdown, 21″ x 20″

I am actually very late – as in two and three years. But I finished two UFOs that are now ready for Christmas 2020!

Christmas Countdown 2018, 15″ x 23″

This next one was the Christmas countdown for 2019, which I did manage to keep up with all the daily stitching.

Christmas Countdown 2019, 19″ x 21 1/2″

These are Helen Godden Christmas Countdown wall hangings with a little stitching to be done every day December 1-24th. She demos in a short video which she posts on her Facebook page. I didn’t keep up in 2017 & 2018. They are done now! Helen has lots of teaching videos and online classes. Take a look!

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