Saturday, July 1, 2017

July OMG - picnic blanket

I have a gazillion things that I "should" work on, but I really want to do something fun...  Sewing is so much more enjoyable when you get to play, right?  So I'm going to choose something I *want* to do this month for my OMG, hosted by Elm Street Quilts.

One of my favorite blogs is Stitched in Color.  Rachel is currently hosting a sew-along for a simple picnic blanket.  I just bought a cute Christmas-y FQ stack from Connecting Threads that I've wanted to buy since last year:


My goal is to participate in the sew-along and complete the top.  ((Need to find backing fabric...!))

Friday, June 30, 2017

June OMG - Done

I finished putting on the binding and my son says this pillow is just the right amount of "fluffy and non-fluffy".

Pics of my monster:




Linking back to our host.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

June OMG - red pillow

Linking back to our lovely host:  Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal June Linkup.



This is a pillow I made for my son, whose favorite color is RED!  Someday I will do a jelly roll race...  But this is only a 16" square to try out the technique.  It still needs binding, so that is my June goal: bind the red pillow

Saturday, May 27, 2017

May OMG - done!

I am not the most organized, so I do not know which of these are the 15 blocks I made this month...

Here are the 22 squared up ones:


The final 6 that are still waiting to be trimmed:


My favorite of this batch:


Linking back up to our host:  Elm Street Quilts

Sunday, May 14, 2017

mid-month OMG progress

I am breaking this goal into smaller bits that I can manage in between the rest of life -- I think I have done well so far.  :)  5 blocks are all sewn up, awaiting a press before squaring.

Here are the rest:


Friday, May 5, 2017

May OMG = blue and grey QAYG blocks

I took a class at Back Porch Fabrics in January.  I did 8 blocks in class and made 5 more since then...  One is not shown here:




I have 15 more squares of batting already cut, so that is my goal for May: sew 15 more blocks.

I'm not sure if I was planning a 4x7 (28 blocks) layout, or if I just got tired of cutting the batting...?  Blocks finish at 8.5".  So... we shall see!  :P

This one is my favorite so far because that leopard print was a pillow I made about 20 years ago!




Linking back to our host:  Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal May Linkup.

Thursday, April 27, 2017