Posts Tagged ‘One Monthly Goal’

June 2022 One Monthly Goal

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

T-Shirt Quilts! This month I need to focus on making a t-shirt quilt for my nephew.

Shirts cut front from back.

I bought a new to me woven fusible. I hope I like it! I’ll try it out today and if I do like it, I’ll order a bolt as I have several t-shirt & clothing quilts to make this summer.

One Monthly Goal for June – Piece a t-shirt quilt top!

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One Monthly Goal – May 2022 Finish

Monday, May 30th, 2022

My May goal was to finish a baby quilt to gift to my nephew’s little baby girl.

I stitched in the ditch using Janome’s walking foot.

The back is a textured Minky fabric, which I was kind of afraid to use. But, it turned out great! No problems at all with SITD quilting!

Quilted and bound!

Ready to wrap and ship!

One OMG for May is completed!

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One Monthly Goal – May 2022

Friday, May 6th, 2022

I’ve totally spaced my April OMG finish. I finished the quilt I made from a panel, pieced, quilted, and bound, and donated. I only took one photo showing the beginning of the quilting! Don’t know where my brain was on that one! Since I used circle templates for the first time for the quilting, you would think I’d take several photos. Nope.

Here’s the one photo -

Geo Zoo panel, Sew Steady circle templates.

For May, I’d like to finish a baby quilt that is sandwiched and ready for quilting.

I’m using textured Minky on the back. Another first for me. I’m hoping the quilting will go well. The binding will be a green Mode Grunge.

Goal for May – quilt, bind and mail quilt to my new little niece.

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One Monthly Goal – April 2022

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

I didn’t finish my March OMG. I traveled to be with my Dad and extended family for the last week of Dad’s life. Sadly we had to place him in Hospice Care due to diabetic complications. Monday, April 4th, we had a wonderful celebration of his 95 years of life. 60 of which he lived as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. We laid his earthly body to rest next to my Mom who passed on 4 years earlier.

I saved a few flowers from one of the bouquets sent to the funeral. When I arrived home, added Daffodils blooming from my garden.

Strange, isn’t it, how life continues on uninterrupted all around us when a loved one passes on?

That said, on to my April OMG.

I do plan on finishing my March OMG, but for April I’m listing a top I want to finish for charity.

This is a panel called Geo Zoo. I cut apart the animal blocks and rearranged them. Then added a black border and then the wave coordinating print as the outer border. Not sure how I’ll quilt it.

Goal is to quilt and bind and donate.

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One Monthly Goal – March 2022

Sunday, March 6th, 2022

My goal for March is to finish piecing my Nebula top.

Here’s where I left it. I have three sections to sew together, then the completed six sections are sewn together. Almost there!

Once the piecing is complete I will sandwich the quilt, and maybe even start quilting.

OMG – finish piecing Nebula. So close to completed!

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One Monthly Goal – February 2022 Finish!

Friday, February 25th, 2022

February OMG – piece Nebula background.

Not only did I complete piecing the background, I have three sections of the quilt put together!

Layout under way on design wall. And that wall is too small for a queen size quilt!

Background units all pieced. Three of the six sections sewn together, and the rest pinned in place!

I’m happy with my progress on this quilt for this month. Next month, finish piecing and get her sandwiched!

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One Monthly Goal – February 2022

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

Hello OMG quilters! This month I’m pulling out a BOM I started last year, but would not let myself continue piecing it until I completed the quilt for my son & daughter-in-love. That finished, it’s time to go full steam ahead on my Nebula quilt, pattern by Jaybird Quilts.

I have all the blocks pieced.

On design wall.

I apologize for the lighting. The design wall is in a room with rainbow lamp shades and orange curtains. Daughter moved out 2 years ago. Other than putting up a design wall, not much has changed in the room since her teen years. She didn’t want to take the lamp or curtains with her! Can you imagine?! Ha ha!

My goal for this month will be to work towards getting the background pieced. I’m not aiming for the entire background to be completed but major headway on it. If I finish the background, that will be a bonus.

This past week I started cutting background triangles.

And piecing got underway.

But first

oops!  13 units sewn together wrong!

Ripped out and restitched.

Let’s hope I don’t make anymore of those mistakes!

OMG – piecing Nebula background.

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One Monthly Goal – January 2022 Finish!

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

Finally gifted! A quilt I started in August 2020 and put in time out, or was it ME that went into time out?!

Here is where I left the quilt in December. Pieced and put together with a quilt-as-you-go method, I still needed to add sashing over the seam between the Clam Shells and appliqué vines.

Above shows the seams that need to be covered with sashing. And the mitered seams at the corners to be covered with leaves.

Sashing sewn over the inner seams.

Prepping leaves to cover the mitered seam corners.

Leaves appliquéd in place. Quilt is ready for binding.

Happy dance! I completed quilt! This is on my bed. It will look much prettier on their bed with a Amish made head board. But I don’t have a picture to share of that, so this will do!

The quilt is a Sue Pelland pattern, on the cover of her Hearts and More Book. I enlarged the quilt to 99 1/2″ x 107″ to fit a queen size bed. All appliqué is turned, not raw edge, center Drunkard’s Path blocks are pieced, not appliqué. I used Pauline Rogers’ Quilt As You Go method. The center was pieced and quilted, then the vines where appliquéd and quilted, and attached to the center. Then the clams were appliquéd on background, quilted, and then attached to quilt. Doing this method I could quilt each section on my Janome machine having smaller sections to quilt instead of fighting the queen size quilt as one whole piece.

This was my first time to do the quilt-as-you-go method to construct a large quilt. I like how this quilt turned out and will consider doing a large quilt in this method again.

Oh, and if you are wondering about the time out I mentioned in the beginning of this post, let me explain. When I got to the part of sandwiching the Clam Shell sections to the backing fabric, I miss calculated and cut the fabric with not an inch to spare. Then I sandwiched the wrong size back to a Clam Shell front. Ripped it all out and then attached the back to another wrong front! Gah! At that point I had to set the quilt aside and wait for a clear head to rip it apart again and hopefully get the sections paired together correctly on the third try. It sat for several months before I was willing to pull it out and complete it. And of course once I did pull it out and get going on it again, all went well. So, yes it was me in the time out!

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One Monthly Goal – January 2022

Sunday, January 2nd, 2022

Happy New Year!

I pulled out a UFO to finish in January.

I started this quilt August of 2020.

Got to get it finished and gifted to my son and daughter-in-love!

It needs sashing, some appliqué, and binding. Queen size!

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One Monthly Goal – November 2021 Finish!

Monday, November 29th, 2021

My November goal was to make headway on quilted gifts for Christmas.

Here are three finished gifts -

The mini quilt measures 6″ x 9″ with the hanger adding 2 1/2″ to the length. This gift is for a friend who loves the color orange. Raw edge appliqué.

This mini is 5 1/2″wide x 12″ long. The hanger is 22″ long x 10″ wide. Raw appliqué with blanket stitching around JOY, and straight line quilting around the Cardinal and holly. This piece with the metal display is for a friend who loves yard art.

This pieced butterfly mini measures 6″ x 8 1/2″ with the hanger adding 2 1/2″ total in length. This is a free Moda Bake Shop pattern. The pattern is written for 3 sizes of butterflies. I used the 4″ and 6″ options.

I have three more gifts to finish for the scheduled gift exchange to be held next Tuesday December 7th. Here is the headway I’ve made on the last three.

Background quilting completed. Baskets and flowers cut out and ready to fuse to background. Then stitch around each piece, and bind. These three will measure approximately 8″ x 14″ once completed.

The progress made on these 6 gifts I call successfully meeting November’s goal!

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