Monday, April 24, 2017

One Monthly Goal - April Finish

Time to link-up those finishes!


There were 107 projects shared in the April Goal Setting Link-Up!  I very much enjoy visiting everyone and seeing your projects and now it is time to see those finished goals.

New to One Monthly Goal?  Welcome!  You can read about the event and the rules on the main event page.
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The May One Monthly Goal link up will open on May 1.   (And as you start to think about your goals for next month, remember a goal could be to finish a quilt but it could also be to attach a binding or make three blocks.  Whatever it takes to help you move forward and make progress on your projects!  And as long as the project involves a needle and/or fabric, you can link up!)

My project for April was to finish my Churn Dash quilt.  Meet Goldilocks!  You can read about the quilt here.



Now it is your turn to link up - share your goal finish for April.  

Please only link up if you finished your goal and if you also participated in the April Goal Setting Link-up.  



There will be three winners this month - Fat Quarter Shop is offering a $25 gift certificate, Green Fairy Quilts is offering a $15 gift certificate.   Jeni Baker of In Color Order is offering three (3) pdf patterns.

(Names of randomly chosen winners will be updated on this post on or about May 1.)





Visit the One Monthly Goal event page for the specific requirements for links and social tags. 

And remember, to be eligible for the prize(s) by random drawing you must linkup at both the goal setting and the accomplishment linkup in a given month. (April Goal Setting Link-up)


Make sure you add a link to this OMG post so others can follow where you are linking.   Let's make that easy -  just paste this into your post:  







Thanks for linking up!

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Friday, April 21, 2017

Goldilocks

Remember the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears?  Everything came in threes and she explored their house trying each chair for softness and food for the right temperature.

I decided to call my latest finish Goldilocks because I used three different size blocks for the quilt.


I am just in love with this quilt!

I made it from odd sized leftover bits of fabric. The FMQ is a loop design and I'm so proud and happy of the job I did.  FMQ is a journey and this was the first time that I got the tension right.  The stitch length isn't consistent but the texture is amazing.

The middle border is pieces and I love the way it looks.


I pieced a bit of the back.  Pieced backs are not my usual thing but I'm happy with this one!

This quilt finishes at 60 x 66'' and is perfect for napping!


I'm busy working on a pattern for Goldilocks and can't wait to share!


Goldilocks will be linked up with Main Crush Monday's,   Freemotion by the River,   WIP Wednesday's,  Let's Bee SocialMidweek Makers.  Needle and Thread Thursdays, Finish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Slow Stitch Orange Peels

I am really enjoying have a bit of applique at the ready when I'm watching tv or just want to sit and enjoy the spring sunshine.


Since I enjoyed the orange peels I used for the leaves on my tulip quilt top, I decided to go for orange peels again.   I played around with some different ideas for color placement and settled on a few so I basted those down first.

Time to add more!


The fabric I'm using is from Michael Miller.  There were offering fabric samples at their booth at QuiltCon with a request to make blocks for a friendship quilt for QuiltCon 2018. (I'll share my block for the friendship quilt soon.)   I choose Painter's Canvas in colors Lime, Lagoon, Indigo and Mermaid.  (Get name for a fabric color!)

Orange Peels will be linked up with Main Crush Monday's,   Freemotion by the River,   WIP Wednesday's,  Let's Bee SocialMidweek Makers.  Needle and Thread Thursdays, Finish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday.

Have a wonderful day! Patty