April 2022 OMG Update

Birdhouse Wall Hanging

My April OMG (One Monthly Goal) was to stitch the applique down on my birdhouse UFO. I not only finished the applique, but I finished the entire wall hanging and posted about it here.

My main goal was to be sure that I didn’t fall behind in the 365 Challenge project, and finish all of April’s blocks. In February, we pieced the center block, and in March we made more dark blocks for the first border.

365 Challenge

This month, more dark blocks were made (and a few light ones), and the dark border was pieced to the center.

And then I suddenly remembered that I wanted to switch my version up a bit and add sashing. I had to get Jack the Ripper to help me undo all that stitching so that I could insert the sashing (no photo of Jack helping me out…he isn’t shy; just vicious, and I shouldn’t show that on the blog).

365 Challenge
365 Challenge

My piecing isn’t great (hence the purpose of making this quilt…lots of practicing and never reaching perfection going on). There are cut off points. I’ll just put that out there now, since there are those who look fairly closely.

I will even share some close ups, and maybe some of you who are hesitant because your piecing isn’t perfect might feel better about sharing your wonderful projects! I, for one, love Show and Tell!

365 Challenge
365 Challenge

We are currently making 6.5″ blocks, instead of the 3.5″ blocks.

365 Challenge

And I am all caught up for April!

I am linking with Elm Street Quilts. You should click on the link and see what others are sharing!

January completed blocks.

February completed blocks.

March completed blocks.

Quilt On!

21 responses to “April 2022 OMG Update

  1. Hi Laura! Woohoo for being all caught up for April! You have three whole days before May – what will you do with yourself?! I’m sorry you had to enlist Jack’s help but I really like the version with the sashing. I also adore the fabric colors you’ve chosen. It’s very pretty! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne


    • Thanks, Roseanne! I am finding yellow-green and very dark brown hard to photograph. 🙂

      I like the sashing, too. I feel like it outlines the blocks…like lead outlining stained glass, only, not so elegant in my project.

      What will I do with myself? Let’s see…a lot of weeding and I have begun to paint the dining room…kitchen will be next. It will probably take me all spring, summer, and fall! Ha, ha!

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  2. Looks good all together! Just how big will this quilt be when it’s done?


  3. Employing Jack rendered you able to insert the sashing – and it really looks great! The color palette really works, too. As for imperfect piecing – meh. You boldly went where you wanted to go (HA!)


  4. It looks great! I love the colour palette!


  5. You are doing a great job of keeping up with this! So many 3.5 inch blocks are a big challenge. I remember when I did the Splendid Sampler, I have never done 6 inch blocks and my piecing really did improve over time. Grace is a good thing!


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  7. Well done keeping up with making all those blocks. And thank you for posting a quilt with imperfections. No need to point them out, but it’s encouraging for us all to see just how good imperfection looks! Too much perfection can be very discouraging for us mere mortals 🙂


    • You are right, Allison! If we were all perfect, then what would be left for us to laugh at together? And what would the world be like without laughter? 🙂


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