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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!

July OMG Goal 2019

I have never made a Disappearing Nine Patch (D9P) quilt.  Don’t ask me why this has been on my bucket list; it just has.

So when I saw that Julie Cefalu was hosting a D9P quilt along, I decided that now was the time to make one.

Julie’s instructions, diagrams, tips and even a size chart (for 5″ charm squares) is making an easy project just that much easier.  I really appreciate her efforts!

I have fabric that I want to use up (and thread, too), so I am making blocks with choices that I would definitely not normally choose.  That’s okay…someone somewhere will like it, and I am learning about value and design.

I have sewn 20 nine patch blocks.

Disappearing Nine Patch

I have even ‘spun’ the intersecting seams!

Disappearing Nine Patch

My goal for July is to cut these blocks up and sew them back together into a flimsy.

Thank you, Julie, for the diversion and the fun!

Disappearing Nine Patch

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts.  Click on the link and be inspired by the  One Monthly Goal participants!

June OMG Goal 2019 Update

My June goal was to stitch in the ditch to stabilize the Aunt Bea’s Parlor top and prepare it for quilting on the domestic machine.

That goal was accomplished.

Aunt Bea's Parlor

Aunt Bea's Parlor

I did think I could actually finish all of the quilting.

Until I fell into a deep genealogy rabbit hole.

Instead of quilting, I discovered a couple of grandfathers who were soldiers in the Revolutionary War.  Both lived in Sleepy Hollow, and one of them sold his homestead to Washington Irving.

Were they acquaintances?  Were they good friends?  Did they even like each other?

Who knows!  But the research has been a great distraction, and I’ve enjoyed it quite a bit!

I did manage to come up for air for a short time and at least begin the quilting.

Looking from the back, here’s the proof:

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 June goals!  Hopefully, they have stayed more focused than I have this month!

*To see all of the posts, and my completed embroidered blocks, simply put ‘Aunt Bea’s Parlor’ in the search bar of my blog.

June OMG Goal 2019

Aunt Bea's Parlor

Last month, I took the Aunt Bea’s Parlor project out of the closet and added the borders.

The goal this month was to create a backing for it. 

I don’t have a photo, but I already pieced the backing.

So I decided to have the pin-basting be this month’s goal.

Aunt Bea's Parlor

Aunt Bea's Parlor

That’s done, too.

Now my goal for June is to stitch in the ditch to stabilize the quilt sandwich.

Aunt Bea's Parlor

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts.  Check it out and join other’s in setting your own goal for June!  I find it inspiring and fun to visit bloggers and see what projects they are working on.

*To see all of the posts, and my completed embroidered blocks, simply put ‘Aunt Bea’s Parlor’ in the search bar of my blog.

May OMG Goal 2019

Remember the Aunt Bea Parlor embroidery quilt?

Yeah…it has been a while.

I think that October 2017 was the last time that I shared anything about it.

Aunt Bea's Parlor

I put the quilt on a hanger and left it in the closet.  Why, I wonder?

I may have been having a border issue, as in…my border wasn’t fitting the way the pattern said.  Maybe I got frustrated. 

And, no maybes about it, when I am done with this project, I will not be cutting triangles for borders before the top is sewn together.

For now, I will be satisfied to lose points and get the top done!

So that is my goal for May.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts to keep me accountable and motivated!