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Hunter’s Star Finish

I began my Hunter’s Star project in September, 2013.  I got as far as the borders, and stalled out.

Then it became my UFO Goal for May 2017.  I got the top pin-basted into a quilt sandwich and began quilting.

I am so happy to be able to announce that my Hunter’s Star version is finished!

Woohoo!

Hunter's Star

Hunter's Star

Hunter's Star

Hunter's Star

Hunter's Star

Hunter's Star

Hunter's Star

Hunter’s Star Part One

Hunter’s Star Part 2

May OMG 2017 Update

For my Hunter’s Star project, I used the Inklingo Hunter’s Star 9 Inch collection from Linda Franz at her Inklingo website.

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September OMG 2017 Goal

For September, Patchwork Times drew number 4 from the UFO list.  My number 4 is the same as my number 5 goal was…the friendship round robin project. I knew I would need lots of time (I need lots of time to complete almost anything)!

Friendship Row by Row

You can read about this friendship strip round robin quilt here, here, and here.

I left off working on this project in March.  I was sewing four patches together for borders.

Friendship Row by Row

My goal for September is to get the borders sewn onto the quilt top and have a completed flimsy.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG).  Hop on over there and check out the other goals for September!

August OMG 2017 Goal Update

The number 8 was drawn by Patchwork Times, as the monthly goal for August.

My number 8 goal was to do something with some machine applique floral sample blocks.

I squared the blocks to 12-1/2″.

One Monthly Goal - Floral Blocks

Triangles were added to set the blocks on point.

One Monthly Goal - Floral Blocks

After squaring and setting the blocks on point, I decided to turn them into autumn placemats.

One Monthly Goal - Floral Blocks

One Monthly Goal - Floral Blocks

One Monthly Goal - Floral Blocks

One Monthly Goal - Floral Blocks

One Monthly Goal - Floral Blocks

One Monthly Goal - Floral Blocks

I kept the quilting simple; straight lines, echo, and meandering (I’m not making Van Gogh or Picasso art pieces after all). Here’s a look at the back:

One Monthly Goal - Floral Blocks

I’ll be gifting these placemats…it feels good to have turned the blocks into something useful!

I am linking up with OMG at Elm Street Quilts.  Take some time to see what other folks have finished for the month!

I am also linking up with Patchwork Times .

August OMG 2017 Goal

Patchwork Times announced the number 8 as the UFO goal for August.

My number 8 is these floral blocks:

One Monthly Goal - Floral Blocks

I stitched these 3 blocks many moons ago when I was teaching a machine applique class.

What to do…pillows…, a table runner…, a wall hanging…, tote bags? 

Hmmmmm….

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). 

Kitty Cushion

“Granddaughter, through you I see the future.
Through me, you’ll see the past.
In the present, we’ll love one another as long as these moments last.” – Unknown

This past weekend, I was blessed to have my son and his family visit.  The last time that they were able to visit was back in April.

Having my 10 year old granddaughter with me, meant that we could finish her cushion project that we began the last time that she was here. 

You can see the beginning of it in this blog post.

Alyssa's Kitty Cushion

A. chose the fabrics, threads, and the applique.  She also did most of the sewing (I helped a little bit with those eyes).  I simply encouraged her along.

Alyssa's Kitty Cushion

She’s a happy little camper, and I am a proud Grandma!

“A granddaughter fills her grandmother’s heart with rainbows!” -Unknown

Slow Sunday Stitching

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 15

I did take a photo of block 16, which I will be working on for my next slow stitching project, but I’ve lost it. It is hiding somewhere in the depths of my computer.

So this one will be a surprise to you when I show it. 

Meantime, I have my son and his fam visiting, so I believe I will go enjoy some more summertime fun!

I am linking up with Kathy’s Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching.  Click on the link, and see the great projects that others are working on!

July OMG 2017 Goal Update

Patchwork Times  drew the number 12 for the ufo project in July.  My project was to come up with a plan to finish blocks that were given to me when I served as President of my local quilt guild.

Way back in 2001.

President's Blocks

I came up with a plan!

President's Blocks

I’ve got backing, batting and sashes cut.

President's Blocks

And I had  a great time sewing each block into an individual ‘page’.  What a pleasant trip down memory lane as I worked on each one!

President's Blocks

I ran out of grommets, so this will have to wait until I can get some more.  Meantime, I do have to finish quilting the blocks.

I’m going to have an awesome (and big) memory book!

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG).  Head on over to see what everyone else is doing!