Posts Tagged ‘One Monthly Goal’

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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One Monthly Goal – January 2020

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

I spent the first day of January 2020 cleaning my very messing and disorganized sewing room. I thought of taking photos, but then decided against that!

If you are anything like me, you won’t be surprised that I unearthed a few forgotten projects. Having just finished Helen Godden’s Christmas Countdown Quilt-Along for 2019, I knew I had at least one other of her Christmas Countdown quilts from previous years in progress. Found it!

Not only did I find that one, but also another one which I don’t even remember starting.

Finishing these 2 UFO Christmas projects will be my January goal.

As I was cleaning, I packed a box and labeled it “Christmas in July Projects.” My plan is to pull it out in July and start the projects I have not gotten to, other than buying fabric. They are all Christmas related, stockings, tree skirt, etc.

I seem to be a “quilt topper” not finisher! That needs to change! This might be a year of finishing. But time will tell as there are always so many lovely designs out there to distract me!

Happy New Year, fellow quilters!

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One Monthly Goal – December 2019 Finish!

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays!

Season’s Greetings!

For December’s OMG I planned on keeping up with Helen Godden’s 24 day Christmas Countdown Quilt Along.


I did keep up with the daily quilting, which was just a little bit each day. Then Christmas Eve was also quilting the background.

Christmas Day I finished with the binding before family came over to Celebrate Christ’s Birth.

In December, I also wanted to make six small quilt gifts for my quilting friends.

I used part of the Christmas Countdown Quilt Along design to create six little quilts.

I made little ‘pillow cases’ and slipped them over clear plastic free standing picture frames.

The Merry Christmas is hand embroidered.

The yellow flame, holly berries, and outline of holly leaf are colored with Sharpie markers.

These were really fun to make!

Happy New Year, All!

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One Monthly Goal – December 2019

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

My December One Monthly Goal will be to keep up with Helen Godden’s Christmas Count Down Quilt-a-long. Helen is posting daily videos on YouTube and Facebook.

Here is my piece all ready for the first day of free motion quilting.

From December 1st – the 24th, Helen will demo filling in one part of the her holiday drawing with a different FMQ motif. She offers a free download of the drawing, follow the links above to join in.

And here is my first FMQ for day one.

Echoing the candle flame in yellow thread. That was easy enough.

I also have a snowman mug rug to finish and mail.

Plus I’d like to make 6 little quilty gifties for my quilting friends. I haven’t landed on an idea yet. We’ll see how that goes. I might just have to do store bought gifts this year.

I’m linking to One Monthly Goal hosted by Patty over at Elm Street Quilts.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays All!


One Monthly Goal – November 2019 Progress

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

As stated at the beginning of the month, I pulled out this UFO to baste and work towards quilting as my goal for November.

I’m glad I worded it “work towards” quilting. I did get the quilt spray basted. This is the largest quilt I’ve attempted to spray baste at 92″ wide by 104″ long.

I only completed the quilting 4 of the twelve 16″ square blocks. That’s a start.

2 of the blocks photoed below

With the large expanse of white background, I think I’ll just do diagonal quilting. Not sure. At this point I’m just not enjoying the process. And with Christmas just around the corner, I will set this quilt aside – again – and switch to some Christmas gift quilting.

I’m counting this as a finish for November as I was not anticipating finishing the top back when I wrote up my goal in the beginning of the month.

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One Monthly Goal – November 2019

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

I’m pulling out another UFO to finally baste and work towards quilting as my goal for November.

This was the start – pulling fabric back in 2014.

I taught this as a class at a LQS, Curve it Up by Sew Kind of Wonderful using their Quick Curve Ruler.

After completing the class, it just hung in my “to be quilted” closet until my sister-in-law saw it and said she’d love it for her lake cottage. We shopped and bought fabric for one more border to enlarge it, and bought the back and binding fabric.

She liked the yellow for the border saying it will go in a guest bedroom that is painted yellow.

Now to get it basted and start on the quilting.

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One Monthly Goal – October 2019 Finish!

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

This is a seven year old UFO finally completed and gifted!

Angela Walters says something along the line of ‘finished is better than perfect’. This quilt is far from perfect, now that it is finished, I have to agree with Angela.

It’s looking pretty good in the above photo. Hopeful the quilt police will not come by and take a closer look! I know where all the mistakes are. Gah!

The pattern is Remembering Victoria from the book Traditions from Elm Creek Quilt. My son and daughter-in-love selected the pattern and fabrics before their wedding. I’m embarrased that it took me so long to finish this quilt, but am more than happy that is it finally completed! I finished up the machine quilting on Friday, October 18th and got the binding on Saturday, October 19th in time to gift it on Sunday, October 20th for their 7th wedding anniversary.

The quilt measures 90″ x 100″

Northcott and Moda fabrics, Superior Master Piece Thread for quilting Color #131.

Completing this quilt was my One Monthly Goal for October. Done! I dragged it out of the corner, and made myself finish it! PHEW! Completed it good!

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