Tuesday, July 30, 2019

July OMG - done...!

Ends are darned in:

Still more to knit.  I found some nice blues to add.

Linking back to our host, Patty of Elm Street Quilts.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

July OMG - grey/purple/blue stripes

This blanket has grown a bit since I began it in January 2018 (ish)  This month I will darn in the ends!

I made some progress already:

Linking back to our host, Patty of Elm Street Quilts.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

June OMG - June Quilt

This was from 2 years ago: pattern from crazy mom quilts' QAL.

My goal is to cut out 17 squares for the cornerstones (4 1/2") {and the setting triangles: four 7" squares cut into quarter triangles) from plain black, and to sew 20 strip sets (4 1/2" x 8 1/2" unfinished; need 48 for the lap quilt size) from black and white fabrics.  I have 4 ish so far, but lots of smaller bits sewn together.

The big squares and setting triangles in turquoise are already cut out, started at a class at my LQS.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

May OMG - done

Ta da!

This was mostly fun to piece together, but I wish that I hadn't made it more complicated by using 5 solids (instead of just the one...)

Linking to Patty of Elm Street Quilts, our OMG host.

Friday, May 3, 2019

May OMG - Mostly Modern

This month, I want to make a picnic blanket; backed with denim  or canvas or something sturdy.  We're having a sports day at work on the 22nd, but since I don't do sports-ball, I need something to sit on under a tree so I can read a book or knit.  :P

This fabric is from a few years back; pattern is called "Mostly Modern" from Back Porch Fabric in Pacific Grove.  Gail's demo was the same feature fabric but with just navy.  I added lime green, aqua, orange, and purple.  <3

Linking to our host: Patty of Elm Street Quilts.

Friday, April 12, 2019

April OMG - done

I couldn't sleep last night, so... I made good use of my time:

It feels good to be caught up with the ends!  And I got to add two more rows in purple, on the left side below:

Now I need to keep the sides even...  :P

Linking back to our host, Patty of Elm Street Quilts.

Friday, April 5, 2019

April OMG - crazy stripes (again)

Craft-wise, last month didn't go very well, mostly due to me being grumpy.  Even though I know that making things puts me in a happy frame of mind, grumpiness makes me not want to create...

But I did get one side darned in last month, so that's something!

Part of me thinks that my reluctance to darn in these ends is a metaphor for my life.  I don't like leaving the ends all tangled up, but it's more fun to add new rows than it is to tidy up the past...  But a blanket isn't finished until the ends are darned in, or the binding sewn down.  With the hectic nature of life, you don't always get to go back and finish up the UFOs that you cast aside/misplaced/forgot about...

Starve your fears and distractions.
 Feed your passion.

I'd like to break this bad habit of moving on too quickly, so I'm keeping this as my OMG for April and linking up with Patty of Elm Street Quilts.  I started this blanket in April of 2014.