Tag Archives: One Monthly Goal

June 2022 OMG Update

My OMG for June is the same as all of the previous months this year, and for the next 6 months as well. Not to fall behind working on the 365 Challenge quilt designed by Kathryn Kerr!

365 Challenge

So far, so good!

I am not aiming for perfection (Why aim for the unreachable?), but I am hoping to improve my piecing skills.

Having said that, those last 2 blocks in the photo are my attempts at producing the perfect block. Ha, ha!

I made the darker block first, and it came out too big. There is no way to square it down without losing the points! I remade the block, using a different method, and it is still too big! Argh!

Rather than be frustrated and obsessive about this block, I am going to set it aside. If I need the block when it comes time to sew the top, then I will make a different block (the choices are unlimited and quilting should be fun)!

January completed blocks.

February completed blocks.

March completed blocks.

April completed blocks.

May completed blocks.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG. Hop on over there and be inspired by the other goal setters that have linked up! It is inspiring and encouraging!

Quilt On!

May 2022 OMG Update

I took an impulsive week to the coast to visit my son and fam (Oh, how I love retirement!), so I wasn’t sure that I was going to meet my May goal.

I got home late yesterday afternoon, and spent today catching up. I am happy to say that all of May’s 365 Challenge blocks are completed! No falling behind!

365 Challenge

January completed blocks.

February completed blocks.

March completed blocks.

April completed blocks.

I did take a hand project with me when I went to the coast. Remember this?:

Garden Baskets

Garden Baskets

Garden Baskets Update and a Gif

Garden Baskets Update

Garden Baskets Update 3

Garden Baskets Update 4

Garden Baskets and Iris Update 5

I finished hand stitching the buds. Now all I need to do is stitch approximately 300 leaves and buds to the quilt top. Ha!

Garden Baskets

Instead of taking the freeway home, Hubby and I like to take an alternate route. It is much more scenic, so here are a few photos for enjoyment.

Canola

Canola

Canola

Canola

Canola

I am linking with Elm Street Quilts. Click on the link and check out the other goals linked there!

Quilt On!

May 2022 OMG

I am keeping my May OMG goal simple. Like previous months, I want to complete all of the current month’s blocks, in this case, May’s 365 Challenge blocks…I don’t want to fall behind with the project!

365 Challenge

January completed blocks.

February completed blocks.

March completed blocks.

April completed blocks.

That’s it.

And what keeps me from the sewing studio?

How about yard work?

Drainfield

Remember when I visited with my son and fam recently?

Drainfield

We had plumbing issues and needed a repair in the drain field. Of course, we had to wait for the snow to leave, and that took a bit of time.

What a mess, but it is done, and now the work begins to make it a nice yard again!

Drainfield

And then there is this:

Painting Dining Room

We are painting the dining room and kitchen.

Goodbye green and hello very light gray!

Painting Dining Room

So happy to have a bright and fresh new look!

I am linking with Elm Street Quilts. Click on the link and check out the other goals linked there!

Quilt On!

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!

April 2022 OMG

My main April sewing goal is to complete all of April’s 365 Challenge blocks…I am doing my best not to fall behind with the project!

January completed blocks.

February completed blocks.

March completed blocks.

The great news is that Betty Boop is home! We have a lot to catch up on (she is my only machine that can sew decorative stitches)!

Birdhouse Wall Hanging

It seems that the last time that I showed the Birdhouse UFO was back in October of 2020. Remember it? The only reason that I remember it is because I left it on the design wall instead of burying it back in a basket.

The plan is to stitch all of the applique down this month. The birdhouse was hand stitched forever ago, and I have begun to stitch the rest with Betty Boop’s help.

Birdhouse Wall Hanging

I am linking up to Elm Street Quilts OMG. Click here to check out other goals and be inspired to set a goal for yourself!

Fun for those in the US only, here is a Pampered Chef invite (one of my favorite kitchen tools is their whisk…maybe you need one):

You’re invited to an Un-Party. Don’t miss out on the fun! Just go to this link and order what you want! No sales pitch, no pressure, shop at your leisure from home, don’t have to dress up and you will get your products shipped directly to your home!

Quilt On!