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MOD Bear Paw QAL Finished

Back in October 2016, Lorna, at Sew Fresh Quilts, designed and hosted the MOD Bear Paw QAL.  I fell in love with her quilt, and had to have it, so I joined in the fun.

I am happy to say that I have finally finished the quilt!

Here it is after finishing the quilting:

Bear Paw QAL

Bear Paw QAL

Bear Paw QAL

And here it is after sewing on the binding today:

Bear Paw QAL

Bear Paw QAL

For more photos, and Lorna’s QAL, simply click on the following links:

MOD Bear Paw QAL Part One

MOD Bear Paw QAL Part Two

MOD Bear Paw QAL Part Three

I am so happy to say that most of the snow is now gone, and look what has replaced it!

Crocus

Crocus

Butterfly Garden – Finished!

I began this project in April 2018 with one of my granddaughters in mind.  She will be receiving it for her birthday this year.

I am very happy with the quilt, and I think she will be too!

Hannah's Butterfly Garden

Hannah's Butterfly Garden

Hannah's Butterfly Garden

Hannah's Butterfly Garden

I know that you can’t see the quilting.  It is quilted all over with bees.  I used a cute bee pantograph from Urban Elementz.

Hannah's Butterfly Garden

I also used the same fabrics that I used to piece Sugar Town…a birthday gift for the close cousin of this granddaughter.

Hannah's Butterfly Garden

Since it was an OMG project, I posted updates here, here, here, here, and here.

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! 

Sugar Town

I am happy to share a finish!

Sugar Town is bound and will be gifted to a granddaughter for her birthday!

Sugar Town

Sugar Town

I have quite a bit of snow, so my outdoor photos have a blue tinge to them. 

If you’d like to see more of Sugar Town with clear color, then click here.

Sugar Town

Sugar Town

I had a self-imposed goal of working on the Leavenworth Nine Patch quilt this month (I really should come up with a name for this thing).

Leavenworth Nine Patch

And I did…just the minimum to meet the publicly stated goal.

I got distracted (this occurs easily and often) and worked on the Sugar Town quilt.

Sugar Town

I quilted a pantograph design…something I am not good at and need lots of practice with…but I enjoyed doing it.

Sugar Town

The pantograph is called Mountain Laurel from Urban Elementz.

Sugar Town

Lovin’ the texture!

This quilt will soon be a birthday gift for a granddaughter, so I need to get it done.

Sugar Town

For more posts about Sugar Town, click here and here.

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!