July OMG 2019 and Aunt Bea’s Parlor Update

My July OMG was to make a Disappearing Nine Patch (D9P) quilt.  Julie Cefalu’s quilt along was a fun motivator and Julie has great instructions!

I am happy to say that I completed my version of the D9P and posted about it here!  

Disappearing Nine Patch

I began working on the pattern called Aunt Bea’s Parlor sometime before January 2017 , and decided to move this project along by participating in the OMG (One Monthly Goal)  and Patchwork Times challenges.  Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching also motivated me to get stitching!

In May of 2017, I posted 12 completed embroidered blocks in a slide show here.

In October of 2017, I had all 20 of the blocks completed.  I had also begun to piece the top. I never created a slide show with the rest of the blocks, but I did show the blocks in various blog posts as I completed them.  If you want to see what they look like, simply do a search by typing ‘Aunt Bea’s Parlor’ in my search bar.  All of the posts will come up.

The partially finished top fermented in the closet until May of 2019.  Do your projects ever need this special time?  Mine often do.

Last month, I had the top completely pieced and basted into a quilt sandwich.

Since then, I have been free motion quilting on it at every opportunity that I could.

Aunt Bea's Parlor

Aunt Bea's Parlor

Aunt Bea's Parlor

Aunt Bea's Parlor

The Supervisor… She put a stop to the machine quilting until she could thoroughly inspect it.

Aunt Bea's Parlor

Aunt Bea's Parlor

Aunt Bea's Parlor

A few outdoor photos:

Aunt Bea's Parlor

Aunt Bea's Parlor

Aunt Bea's Parlor

Aunt Bea's Parlor

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts.  Check it out and see what other’s have accomplished for their July goals!  You will find it inspiring!

23 responses to “July OMG 2019 and Aunt Bea’s Parlor Update

  1. Hi Laura! Holy moly, Aunt Bea’s Parlor quilt is just gorgeous. I love all those embroidery blocks and how you placed them on point. All the fun surrounding colors really highlight and pull out those colors. How you quilted it is just spectacular. I have an embroidery piece that has been languishing much longer than 2017, I hate to say. I’ve never known how to quilt it but your pictures have given me inspiration. Plus, maybe I needed to get to be a better quilter before I could tackle it?! Not to take away anything from your D9P – it looks so pretty draped over the fence. I still need to make one of these patterned quilt myself. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Thank you so much, Roseanne! I cannot take credit for the design, or the colorway for Aunt Bea’s Parlor. I fell in love with the pattern just as I saw it. I don’t have the exact fabrics used in the original, but I stuck with the ‘look’.

      The quilting isn’t really spectacular, but I will take the credit for it anyway! LOL!

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  2. I think your quilting is wonderful, Laura! This is just gorgeous! How big did it end up being? I’m going to look this one up.

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  3. What a beautiful quilt and wonderful job you did!

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  4. Good on you finishing two large quilts this month! The quilting on Aunt Bea’s Parlor is stunning.

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  5. You D9P is so pretty Laura! AND Aunt Bea’s is beautiful. You quilt on a domestic don’t you? How did you do those borders! I will be sending you my backlog of quilts! LOL Have a great day!

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  6. Aunt Bea’s Parlour is gorgeous and your quilting is stunning! Congratulations on a great finish 🙂

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  7. Your quilt is beautiful–what a great finish! I’ve been working on my blocks for years–kind of embarrassing since it was a class project that I taught–lol! Funny enough, I happened to dig my blocks out last night and finally finished block 10. I had forgotten how enjoyable embroidering can be. I hope if I ever get it finished, it will look as nice as yours!

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    • Thank you so much for your lovely comments! When one teaches, one has so many samples and unfinished projects (I used to teach, a long time ago, in my local quilt shops and at local guilds). I’ve tried very hard the past couple of years to focus on unfinished projects. I still have a ways to go, but I don’t feel so overwhelmed anymore, so that is good progress!

      I do want to do more embroidery (I used to do a lot), but it is on the back burner for now. I also find it very enjoyable.

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  8. Congratulations on completing your OMG for July. The quilting on the Bea’s Parlour quilt is beautiful.

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  9. Beautiful quilt! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

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  10. Wonderful FMQ! You should definitely get more of those UFOs out of the closet. What a great finish!

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  11. Darlene Mossman, Ph.D.

    I have made all of the blocks and they are together for Aunt Bea’s Parlor (bought it in 2009…been working on it off and on since then). I’m having some challenges with the quarter square triangle borders. Any guidance on how to line up the pieces so they have a 1/4″ seam allowance? Your quilt is beautiful!

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    • Hi Darlene! Thank you so much for stopping by!
      I have long since given this pattern to a friend, so I don’t have it to refresh my memory. I do know that I had to fudge to make the borders fit. I also know that I lost the points, but decided that I could live with that (I think that was due to my not so accurate piecing). In any case, I wish I could give you tips from what I did, but I simply don’t remember. I may have taken smaller seam allowances to make the borders fit. 🙂

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