April OMG 2018 Update

How did April fly by so fast?  It is already time to share how I did with  my goals for April.

My first goal was to sew a flimsy.  I already had the pieces cut, and I am happy to say that I was able to sew this together:

Hannah's Quilt

It still needs borders, and some applique, but I reached the goal for the month.

If you would like to see the pattern (Butterfly Garden) click on the link above.  It will take you to my April goals where I share where to find the pattern.

My next goal for April was to find a pattern and cut the fabric for a new peg (clothespin) bag.  I went down the rabbit hole (Pinterest) for ideas and I have the fabric cut.  I have a photo, but it isn’t much to look at, since I haven’t finished the bag.

Clothesline Peg Bag

The hanger is child-size, and is lying underneath what will be the top of the bag.  The fabric under the hanger is the lining for the bag, and you are looking at the wrong side of it.

I am not sharing a pattern, since, after looking at several on Pinterest, I am going with my own thing.  We will see how it turns out.

Goal 3 was to sew my three blocks for the RSC18 Squared Away Scrap Sampler.  I finished the blocks and posted about them here.

RSC18 April

I am happy, happy, happy with Goal #4!  I not only made progress with quilting the Friendship Row by Row quilt, but I finished the quilting!  Woohoo!

Friendship Row by Row

I don’t have close-up photos of the quilting, but, believe me, you don’t want to see them.  This is the very first time that I have machine quilted with a frame.  Let’s just say that it was a huge learning experience!

Friendship Row by Row

The back:

Friendship Row by Row

It still needs binding.  Maybe that will be next month’s goal.

If you’d like to read the brief history of this quilt, I blogged about it here. That was a year ago!  Time flies!

Between sewing and the job, I am also gardening.  I haven’t accomplished as much outside as I would have liked, but it has been glorious enjoying the sunshine and seeing the promise of spring blooming.




I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Click on the link and see what other goals were accomplished for April. I find it inspiring and motivating!

10 responses to “April OMG 2018 Update

  1. You made great progress on your goals and the main goal of completing the flimsy gave you a very pretty finish.

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  2. Congratulations, so much done in april. I am looking forward to see more of your Flimsy Quilts. Looks great!


  3. Great quilt top! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

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  4. Oh Laura!! You have accomplished your goals – good for you! I need to take stock of where I am with mine…. AND yes April is really gone. Before you know it will be Fall again! I must get on my bike and quilt faster! LOL


    • Nooooooooo! Please don’t say Fall is coming soon!

      Yup…quilt faster, quilt faster, quilt faster! Just don’t forget to enjoy it, Nanette!

      I worked hard to make time to accomplish my goals…had the day job hours cut; that helped. Next month will probably be different. Ha, ha!


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