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April OMG 2019

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” ― Helen Keller

Work hours have increased; it is time to get outside and play in the garden; and I do have vacation time coming.  It is a lot to pack into the month.

So, I am going to keep this month’s OMG very simple, but even so, I am not sure that I can complete it. 

Pajamas

I purchased this cute llama print a couple of months ago (or so).  

When I get home from work, I love to get comfy in a t-shirt and pajama bottoms, so I intended to make pajamas with it.

Pajamas

Pajamas

I have the pieces cut out…all two of them.  Ha, ha!  Not even any pockets!

Pajamas

What is your OMG for April?

Let’s all link up with OMG at Elm Street Quilts.  We can inspire and support one another as we work on our projects!

March OMG 2019 Update

My OMG (One Monthly Goal) for March was to finish up a couple of quilts for the kitty to use when she is curled up in the human’s chairs.

Kitty Quilt

Kitty Quilt

I kept the quilting simple and it isn’t very tidy.  I don’t think that will make a difference when these are washed.

I also don’t think perfection matters to the kitty.

Kitty Quilt

Kitty Quilt

Kitty Quilt

Now all I have to do is to remember to remove kitty hair covered quilts before the humans have a seat!

Kitty Quilt

I am linking up with OMG at Elm Street Quilts.  It will be fun and inspiring to visit the other bloggers who have linked up, and see what they were able to finish for March.

March OMG 2019

I know the cat lovers (there are a lot of us) will appreciate my goal for this month.

I need some kitty quilts for my living room chairs (Or do they belong to the kitty?).  She has her own beds (2 of them) and her own tower with another bed, but she would rather curl up in the chairs.  I know that she likes a soft quilt, so it is past time to give her one or two of her own.

I am using this simple block:

Kitty Quilt Block

There are several setting designs, depending upon how you turn the block.

Kitty Quilt

Kitty Quilt

Kitty Quilt

I’ve chosen the following two settings:

Kitty Quilt

Kitty Quilt

These quilts will be 24″ when finished.

And that is the goal for March…to sandwich the tops, quilt them, and bind them.

I am linking up with OMG at Elm Street Quilts.  It will be fun and inspiring to visit the other bloggers who have linked up and see what they are working on.

February OMG 2019 Update

It is time to share how I did with my February OMG.

It is a great feeling to report that I accomplished the goal of quilting the Leavenworth quilt, and it is also bound and finished!

Leavenworth Nine Patch

Leavenworth Nine Patch

I don’t like the border that I finished the quilt with…I think the corners overwhelm the quilt.  However, it has grown on me since I washed and dried the quilt.  I wish I took a photo of that because it now has wonderful texture!

Leavenworth Nine Patch

Leavenworth Nine Patch

Finishing two large quilts (Sugar Town) in one month is a record for me!  I really had to focus and manage my time, but it is worth it!

Leavenworth Nine Patch

The photos aren’t great, but they are proof of reaching the goal line!

Leavenworth Nine Patch

For more about this quilt, including lots of examples of virtual quilts made from the Leavenworth Nine Patch block, click here and here.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal).  Click on the link to get inspired by more goal setters and their accomplishments! 

February OMG 2019

My January OMG (One Monthly Goal) was to stablilize the Leavenworth quilt in preparation for free motion quilting.

Leavenworth Nine Patch

For my February OMG, I plan to carryover the Leavenworth quilt, and hope to complete the free motion quilting on it.

I don’t have a plan for the free motion quilting, but I have begun.

Leavenworth Nine Patch

Beginning is half the battle!

Leavenworth Nine Patch

I  am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal).  Click on the link to get inspired by more goal setters and their accomplishments! 

January OMG 2019 Update

It is time to report progress on my January OMG (One Monthly Goal).

My goal was to machine stitch in the ditch to stablilize the quilt for free motion quilting.

Leavenworth Nine Patch

Mission accomplished!

You don’t see the quilting?  Hmmm…here is the view from the back:

Leavenworth Nine Patch

Leavenworth Nine Patch

Just so you know…I did it!  <Grin>

Leavenworth Nine Patch

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal).  Click on the link to get inspired by more goal setters and their accomplishments! 

January OMG 2019

A new year, a fresh start.  It feels good to begin anew.

I am not making big goals for this year.  No new resolutions that I may keep for a couple of months and then leave by the wayside.

I am keeping it simple.

I want to walk on the beach in the sunshine.

I want to read more; especially His Word, as I have let that slide.

And for January’s OMG (One Monthly Goal), I want to work on the Leavenworth quilt.

I blogged my virtual play time with the Leavenworth Nine Patch block back in January 2013 here and here.

Leavenworth Nine Patch BB

*You can also find those blog posts by clicking on the Quilt Blocks tab at the top of my blog.

Sometime after that, I actually worked up one of my design ideas into a quilt top and pin basted it. I showed it on March 27, 2015.

Leavenworth NinePatch

So my goal for the month is to machine stitch in the ditch so that the quilt layers will be stabilized and I can remove the pins (and thus lighten some of the weight).  The quilt is approximately  74″ x 88″, so it is a large size for machine quilting on a domestic machine.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal).  Check out what others have chosen to work on this month; it can be very inspiring and motivating!