Posts Tagged ‘One Monthly Goal’

One Monthly Goal – April 2021

Friday, April 2nd, 2021

One more side to go! Building 4 rows of Clam Shells for the fourth side of the quilt will be my goal for April.

I’m using a machine blanket stitch to appliqué the Clam Shells to the border background fabric.

Once the top row is stitched in place, I measure down 2 1/4″ from the top of the stitched Clams for placement of the second row of Clams.

There will be four rows of Clam Shells as the outer border on the quilt.

Once this final side of Clam shells is stitched in place, it will be time to sandwich and quilt. Let’s see how far I get on this project this month!

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One Monthly Goal – March 2021 Finish

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

I’m making good progress! Which was my goal for March. Progress on a Clam Shell border.

I now have 3 borders completed, but not attached to the quilt.

I machine blanket stitched the clams in place, one row at a time, building on top of the previous row.

Here is the final side.

First row of clam shells pinned in place.

One more side! I feel like I’m finally seeing the end of piecing this quilt top!

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One Monthly Goal – March 2021

Friday, March 5th, 2021

I didn’t reach my goal for February. I did work on the quilt but not much.

The goal is to make the Clam Shell border that will go around this quilt -

The pattern is from Sue Pelland’s Hearts and More Book. The quilt is on the cover.

I started the quilt in August of 2020. I’m kind of dragging my feet at this point. Here’s hoping I make good progress this month.

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One Monthly Goal – February 2021

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Clam Shells! I have 228 prepped and ready to stitch in place to finish a quilt I started back in August 2020.

The clam shells will be the outer border to finish a queen size quilt.

Playing with the clam shells -

Three deep which will go on a white background. I’m thinking of making one more row – which means prep more clam shells.

After that, the background fabric needs prepped and the clam shells attached! That is my goal for February.

If all goes well, I’ll even get this quilted and bound!

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One Monthly Goal – January 2021 Finish!

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

My goal to start the New Year was to bind a quilt for my grandson.

I used the red and white print for the binding.

Bound and washed and ready to gift to my grandson for his 3rd birthday!

All Aboard! all bound.

Here is my grandson and granddaughter inspecting the quilt!

He loved pointing to all the cars and the train engine!

After gifting the train quilt, I moved on to appliqué.

Vines, leaves & flowers now circle the Drunkards Path center to this quilt.

I think that all adds up to a good month!

How was your January goal setting and meeting those goals?

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One Monthly Goal – January 2021

Sunday, January 3rd, 2021

Happy New Year! New year and new monthly goals! I plan to participate in Patty’s OMG each month. If you would like to join or see what others plan to quilt or craft each month follow this link.

I completed my December goal of piecing a train quilt for my grandson. I quilted it over the past 2 days. And now my goal for January is to get it bound.

I’m using the red and white print for the binding.

Once the quilt is ready to gift, I’ll turn my attention back to appliqué.

I have these pieces ready to attach to a quilt I’m making for my son and DIL. Then the last step is piecing a final border.

What are your plans for the first month of the new year?

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One Monthly Goal – December 2020 Finish!

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

My goal to close out the year of 2020 was to piece this All Aboard train quilt for my grandson -

Piecing happened!

Engine

Cargo

I wanted to include cars and trucks on the quilt.

Cars and trucks from these two patterns might work.

Orange car, my grandson’s favorite color at the moment.

truck

Dump truck – I used the same cab from Cool Cars pattern and then used a coloring page to build the rest of the truck.

Tractor – another coloring page helped with this design.

Now that the vehicles are all made, how could I include them?

Brain storm! I could load the vehicles on to the train bed!

 

And finish with a train track border.

The quilt is pieced and sandwiched, so I did meet my December goal!

Next up, quilting and binding. I’ll use the red print fabric in above photo.

Happy New Year everyone!

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One Monthly Goal – December 2020

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Wow! Even with all the Covid and other craziness of this year, it is still hard to believe that December is already here!

Thanksgiving has past, and Christmas is around the corner. I hope everyone is enjoying the celebrations even if it means not the way you would traditionally celebrate. That said, I do miss my adult children and grandchildren. We do manage to see them some, but not like in past years.

On to my goal for December. I will continue on with the quilt for my son and DIL. The next step is appliqué sections for the top & bottom of the center of the quilt.

BUT!

I need to start and finish a quilt for my grandson by his 3rd birthday, January 7, 2021!  I’ll be working on both, but my goal for December will be  to get as far along on my grandson’s quilt as possible!

I bought this All Aboard kit to make the train which will be part of the quilt.

And I have collected car & truck patterns and fabric that will also be in the quilt.

December OMG – cutting & piecing vehicle quilt for my grandson! Phew! What a month this will be!

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One Monthly Goal – November 2020 Finish!

Sunday, November 29th, 2020

My November OMG was to quilt 3 sections of the quilt I’m making for my son & DIL. And then sew them together using Pauline Rogers‘ QAYG system.

All done!

Once I finished the quilting, I stitched sections together with the seam allowance on the front of the quilt. Then I used Roxanne basting glue to hold down the seam allowance.

Then I pressed the seam nice and flat, the glue helped hold the seam in place.

The next step is to cover the seam with sashing, which I made using Pauline Rogers 3/4″ Sasher tool. The sashing is just a bit wider than the seam allowance. Pin and it’s ready to stitch in place.

All pinned.

Sashing sewn in place.

The three sections of the quilt so far.

Next is creating the top & bottom appliqué sections. I hope to have this quilt completed to gift January 19, 2021.

Last month Patty sent me the happy news that I won a free gift for participating in OMG. I won a one year subscription to QuiltFolk Magazine!  Thank you, Patty & QuiltFolk!

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One Monthly Goal – November 2020

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

I’m getting there! I’m continuing on with the quilt for my son and DIL. Last month I completed the machine appliqué for the two side panels of the quilt. And then I sandwiched the center and two side panels, ready for quilting.

My goal for November will be to quilt these three sections.

The center drunkard’s path section all ready for quilting!

Once that is completed, I’ll move on to quilting the two side appliqué sections. And hopefully I’ll even get started on attaching appliqué vines, leaves, and flowers to the top and bottom sections that go above and below the center of the quilt.

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