Tag Archives: Patchwork Times

July OMG 2017 Goal

The UFO goal for July was announced by Judy, at Patchwork Times.

This month, the #12 was chosen.  My #12 is the blocks that quilt guild members made for me when I served as the guild president.

President's Blocks

I served as President of the Colville Piecemakers Quilt Guild 1999-2001.  I have thirty six signed blocks given to me when my term was up. 

President's Blocks

My goal for this month is to come up with a plan to put these blocks together.  I don’t expect to get beyond the planning stage, since summer is a busy time, but having a plan is good progress.

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

June OMG 2017 Goal Update

My June goal for the OMG and Patchwork Times challenges, was to work on an old birdhouse wall hanging project.

One Monthly Goal - Bird House

I’ve done absolutely nothing to it.

I do have ideas, and I want to work on it.  I really do.

But June turned out to be a very busy month.

I am painting an upstairs bedroom.

Painting Bedroom

And the bathroom.

Painting Bathroom

Both rooms will be a very soft gray, and much lighter than they were before.  I hate house painting, but the results are worth it!

Progress is slow, since I am fitting the painting in between work shifts and the usual life stuff.

I took a trip to Alaska at the beginning of this month.  What a lot of fun!  I’d like to do it again!

I have literally hundreds of photos to sort through.  I’d like to make a photo memory book for myself.  This is going to take some time!

I thought I’d share a few photos with you.  These are from the flight to Alaska:

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I’ll share more when I get them edited.

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

June OMG 2017 Goal

Judy, at Patchwork Times, announced #7 as the UFO goal for June.  It is fun to link up and see what other’s are doing!  It is also encouraging!

My UFO/OMG #7 is an old birdhouse project.  You can see how excited I was to finish it.  Ha, ha!

One Monthly Goal - Bird House

I don’t have a lot of time to sew this month, since I do have a trip planned. I also want to be outside in the garden.

I will be happy to just come up with a plan and get something going.  Once I start, I will get motivated to keep going.

I think.

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

May OMG 2017 Update

My OMG/UFO goal for May was to work on project number 11, drawn by Patchwork Times.

My number 11 is a Hunter’s Star quilt.

I wanted to get the backing sewn and the quilt top pin-basted.

Hunter's Star

Hunter's Star

Hunter's Star

Done! I made the binding, too.

I also wanted to get the top quilted.

Hunter's Star

I stitched in the ditch to stabilize the quilt layers (but mostly to procrastinate while I thought about how to quilt this thing).

Hunter's Star

Hunter's Star

Hunter's Star

Hunter's Star

Not done; but I have made good progress.  I have a few more days left this month, so I  will work on it as I can.

Work hours increased, and I actually had some days of golden sunshine.  I could not stay indoors!

I also took time out to make luggage tags for an upcoming trip.

Luggage Tag

Luggage Tag

I found a few more kaleidoscope stars that I haven’t pieced. 

All of the stars are cut from the same cloth (I wish I could tell you what company the fabric is from, or even what year, but I can’t.  I don’t know).

Hunter's Star

Hunter's Star

Looks like another UFO is born!

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

May OMG 2017 Goal

Judy, at Patchwork Times, announced #11 as the UFO goal for May.

My number 11 is a Hunter’s Star quilt.

Hunter's Star Quilt Top

This quilt was begun as an Inklingo project in 2013.

You can see close-ups of the kaleidoscope stars in a blog post about this quilt here.

My goal for May is to get this Hunter’s Star quilt top pin-basted and quilted. But first, I have to find it somewhere in the sewing studio.

I am linking up with OMG at Elm Street Quilts and Patchwork Times. While there, I will see what others are up to for May.

April OMG 2017 Update

My goal for April was to make eco-friendly shopping bags.

I thought it would be fun to incorporate some orphan blocks into the project.

Shopping Bags

I used scrap denim and some quilting blocks for the above shopping bags.  I wish I would have thought to take the time to quilt the blocks, but I like the bags anyway. 

Shopping Bag

I may have to give this bag to someone with a small child.  At least I remembered to add some quilting to the bag.  Ha, ha!

Shopping Bag

The last bag features a hand-painted orphan block.  It was a fun little sample to learn some fabric painting techniques, and I am happy to have found a way to use the block!

These bags are durable, can be washed, and used over and over.  They are eco-friendly and more fun to use than plastic grocery sacks!

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

April OMG 2017 Goal

Judy, at Patchwork Times, announced #1 as the UFO goal for April.

I shall be working on #3 as that is the number called for in January, and I worked on #1.  Oops.

My goal for the month, then, is to make shopping bags.

One Monthly Goal - Grocery Sacks

My thought is to incorporate some orphan blocks into the project.

This should be fun and easy.

I am linking up to Elm Street Quilts at One Monthly Goal.