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December OMG 2017 Goal Update and Ringo Lake Mystery

My OMG/UFO goal for December was the number 10 (drawn by Patchwork Times).

The Case of the Secret Garden

I wanted to get the borders sewn on The Case of the Secret Garden.  I would have liked to have gotten this flimsy basted, too, but the day job was very busy.

And I was distracted by holiday fun.

I was also distracted by Bonnie Hunter’s On Ringo Lake mystery.

Clues 3 & 4 in progress:

On Ringo Lake

Clues 1 & 2 are here.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Click on the link and check out the other goals for December!

Also, check out the mystery fun over at Quiltville!

December OMG 2017 Goal

The last Patchwork Times unfinished project of the year is number 10.  Judy actually announced number 6, but number 6 was the number for October, so I am going with the only number left for the year…number 10.

My number 10 is a mystery project from 2013.  It is called the Case of the Secret Garden by Linda Franz, the creator of Inklingo.

I found my project wadded up in a basket.  Although the mystery was fun, and the pattern is a good one, I did not like my fabric choices, and therefore, was not motivated to complete the quilt.

The Case of the Secret Garden

Since December is such a busy month, I am keeping my goal for this quilt small. I want to add simple borders (they’ll have to be simple…there isn’t much left of the fabrics used in this project).

Brownie points for me, if I get the top pin-basted into a quilt sandwich, but it isn’t likely. 

I’ll be baking cookies for Christmas!

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Click on the link and check out the other goals for December!

November OMG 2017 Goal Update

My OMG/UFO goal for November was the number 2 (drawn by Patchwork Times).

I wanted to turn the Brazilian embroidered piece into a pillow.

Brazilian Embroidery 001

To create texture, I free motion quilted around the embroidery.

Brazilian Embroidery

Brazilian Embroidery

Brazilian Embroidery

I was frustrated when I discovered that some of my threads bled a bit when I removed my blue quilting marks with water.

However, I was able to wash out the bleeding with a good soak in Dawn dishwashing liquid.  (What a relief!)

Brazilian Embroidery

The back of the pillow has a hidden zipper.

Brazilian Embroidery

Brazilian Embroidery

I am happy with how it turned out!

This pillow is destined to be a gift.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG) and Patchwork Times . Click on the link and check out the other goals for November!

November OMG 2017 Goal

Number 2 was drawn by Patchwork Times for the November UFO goal.

My number 2 is to do something with the Brazilian embroidery piece that I finished back in the year 2012.

Brazilian Embroidery

I have decided to make it into a pillow.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Click on the link and check out the other goals for November!

October OMG 2017 Goal Update

My goal for October was to work on my Aunt Bea’s Parlor embroidery project.

I wanted to finish the embroidery, and get the blocks squared up and the corner triangles added.

All but the last block are finished in the photo below.  All are sewn together, except the last row.

Aunt Bea's Parlor

I am liking this!

Aunt Bea's Parlor

I even have the first round of borders sewn…a bonus for me, as I didn’t expect to get this far this month.

Aunt Bea's Parlor

I am linking up with OMG at Elm Street Quilts and Patchwork Times.

Update:

Thanks to Slow Sunday Stitching yesterday, I finished embroidering the 20th (and last) block!

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 20

I also sewed the last row to the rest of the blocks, and put the top border on.

Aunt Bea's Parlor

I’m pretty happy with the progress of this project!

Aunt Bea's Parlor

October OMG 2017 Goal

Patchwork Times drew the number 6 for the October UFO goal.

My number 6 is the Aunt Bea’s Parlor embroidery quilt project.  I have already made quite a bit of progress on this one, since I decided to work on it for my Slow Sunday Stitching project.

One Monthly Goal - Aunt Bea's Parlor

I have completed the embroidery for 17 out of 20 blocks.  Woohoo!

So my goal for October is to finish the embroidery on the last three blocks.  I want to get the blocks squared up and add the corner triangles to them.

I think this may be as far as I get, since the last three months of the year are the busiest work months at my day job.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG).  Click on the link and check out the other goals for October!

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!