November OMG 2018 Update

My OMG (One Monthly Goal) for November was to piece my Squared Away Sampler blocks into a flimsy (quilt top).

I am happy to report that I met that goal!

RSC18 November

You can read about it in this blog post by clicking here.

I am still on the fence about whether to add another border or not.  Most of the time, I think not, but then again….

I know I’ve been absent from blogging, but work is really busy and demanding this time of year.  There is little time for much else.

So if you would like to see more eye candy then go visit Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal).  I will be linking up there!

Judy’s Virtual Challenge

Judy, of Virtual Quilts fame, issued a challenge to use the Electric Quilt 8 program.

The hardest part of this first challenge was for me to make the time to actually do it.

And then, it didn’t take that much time after all.

Judy challenged users to select an Antique Mosaic block from the Classic Pieced EQ Library.

That was simple.

Challenge 1 Mosaic, No. 5(2)

I chose  Mosaic, No. 5(2).

Here is the color version from the library:

Challenge 1 Color Mosaic, No. 5(2)

And here is my colored version, using fabrics from the default fabric library:

Challenge 1 Color 2 Mosaic, No. 5(2)

We are challenged to add at least four seam lines, and play with color placement.

Challenge 1 Adding Lines Mosaic, No. 5(2)

Challenge 1 Moving Color Mosaic, No. 5(2)

We are also challenged to delete lines.

Challenge 1 Deleting Lines Mosaic, No. 5(2)

Challenge 1 Deleting Lines 2 Mosaic, No. 5(2)

This was a fun little challenge.  If you are an EQ user, perhaps you’d like to join the fun!

There is an Electric Quilt Facebook group that you might like to join.  I am going to link this blog post there.

RSC18 November

There are no new colors/blocks being announced for November and December.  Instead, we are given the time to move our projects forward, or complete them.

I chose to make my RSC18 blocks for the Squared Away Sampler this year.

I have sewn my blocks into an on point setting with star sashing.

RSC18 November

I am very happy with the results!

*If you click on the photo, then you can see a closer view.

I don’t know it you can tell, but the setting triangles are white polka dots, not checks.

I am still considering a border, but I don’t really think that I need to add one.

If you would like to make the Squared Away Sampler, you can visit The Academic Quilter for great tutorials on making all of the blocks.  

I am linking up with So Scrappy.  Click on the link to discover more scrappiness!

November OMG 2018

Before I state my quilting goal for this month, I would like to take the time to thank Patty, of Elm Street Quilts, for hosting One Monthly Goal.  She has kept me accountable and thus motivated me, to work on projects and achieve accomplishments all year long.  She is uncluttering my mind (and making room for other projects), stitch by stitch, project by project.

Thank you, Patty!

I am planning on devoting free time (It is holiday season after all…how much free time can there be when one works for the post office?) to turn my RSC18 Squared Away Sampler blocks into a flimsy.

Here are the blocks:

RSC18 October

And here they are on my ‘design floor’:

RSC18 November

I added one more block, a brown one, and am working on the sashing and cornerstones.

I can’t leave them here since I have a sweet chubby calico baby who finds it fun to roll around on them.

Hubby remembered that we bought a backdrop set up used for photography, and then promptly forgot that we had it.  Good grief! 

Click here to see what I am talking about…there are other systems but you get the idea.  It is nice when one doesn’t have any wall space.

So off to the fabric store to buy some flannel, and I will soon have a proper design wall to use.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal).  Click on the link and go see the other participants and get motivated to work on your projects!

Fabric Boxes and the Garden (Done for the Winter)

I wanted something to do just for the fun of it.  Something easy; something that doesn’t require a lot of concentration.

So I made these.

Fabric Boxes

The cute little boxes will make nice gifts, once I decide what to fill them with.

Fabric Boxes

I was going to share some wonderful photos of the last of my blooming garden flowers…purple asters.

But there was some shenanigans going on, and I never got to take those photos.


Deer and Turkeys

Deer and Turkeys

One day I have blossoms, and the next day, they are somebody’s salad.



Nevertheless, I can share a photo of some fabulous fall color.

Garden Fall Color

And a close-up…just because it is so pretty.

Garden Fall Color

October OMG 2018 Update

It is time to report on those October sewing goals!

I completed my three blocks for the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler, and you can find that post by clicking here.

RSC18 October

I am really happy that I completed the applique on the Butterfly Garden quilt this month!  I did not think that I would get this done, but now I have a completed flimsy!

Hannah's Butterfly Garden

Hannah's Butterfly Garden

Hannah's Butterfly Garden

The bow tie leader/enders are multiplying too!

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal).  Click on the link and see the other participants accomplishments and get motivated to work on your projects!

RSC18 October

Dark green and sage are the colors for the month of October announced by So Scrappy and The Academic Quilter.

I made three Dewey Dream blocks in the 5″ size for the Squared Away Sampler.  I reversed the green and neutral in one of the blocks just to have a visual of how the block would look when moving value around.  Now that I see it, my personal preference is having a dark value for what I am calling the background.  

For some reason, the camera didn’t pick up the green color very well; it isn’t that dark!

RSC18 October

If you would like to make the Squared Away Sampler, you can visit The Academic Quilter for great tutorials on making all of the blocks.  

Here are all of my blocks together:

RSC18 October

If I decide to set these blocks on point, I shall be making one more block, perhaps a brown one.  I am holding off on my decision (although I do have something in mind) until I see what The Academic Quilter suggests for settings.

I will be linking up with So Scrappy.  Check out the link and see what others are doing with dark green and sage this month!