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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.

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.

June OMG 2018 Update

Time to report how I managed my June goals!

Goal 1 was to piece two backing fabrics for two sweet (and very large) quilts; Sugar Town and The Butterfly Garden.

Check.

I took the photos on a very, very bright sunny day, so the color is washed out, but you can still see that this is one large quilt backing!

Alyssa's Quilt Backing

Alyssa's Quilt BackingHere are both backings; finished and ready to be sandwiched:

Alyssa's Quilt Backing

Goal 2 was to piece strips together to make binding for the Friendship Row by Row quilt. (Click here, here, here, here,and here)

Check.

Mom gave me an old small floral fabric from her stash and it is perfect for this quilt!

Friendship Row by Row

I not only prepared the binding, but I finished sewing it to the quilt!

Friendship Row by Row

Friendship Row by Row

Thank you so much, Patty, and OMG, for the motivation to finish this project!

Friendship Row by Row

Friendship Row by Row

Friendship Row by Row

Friendship Row by Row

Friendship Row by Row

Friendship Row by Row

Friendship Row by Row

Friendship Row by Row

Goal 3 was to piece three blocks for the Squared Away Sampler project. 

Check.

You can see those 5 inch blocks in this blog post.

Goal 4 was to take time to walk in the garden (and pull a weed or two while I am at it.

Check.

Flower Garden

Peony

Foxglove

Rose

Snapdragon

I am linking up with OMG (One Monthly Goal) at Elm Street Quilts. Click on the link and check out the other June accomplishments. I find it inspiring and motivating; perhaps you will too!

April OMG 2018

April brings new goals (or old ones brought forward) for the OMG challenge at Elm Street Quilts.

I am starting a new quilt this month.  I found a free pattern on Craftsy called Butterfly Garden by the Red Boot Quilt Company.  I am using the same fabrics that I used when I made the Sugar Town pattern.  This quilt will also be for a certain little girl, who just happens to be the cousin of the certain little girl that I am giving Sugar Town to.

Butterfly Garden

*The above photo is courtesy of the Red Boot Quilt Company on Craftsy.

I have most of the pieces cut, so I am hoping for some serious sit-down time with the sewing machine.  I want to have the interior of the flimsy finished by the end of the month.  At this time, I am undecided about the borders and the applique (although the applique drew me to the pattern in the first place).

Butterfly Garden

I follow Jenny’s blog over at Elefantz…she nourishes my soul.  She helps keep me centered.  In my perfect world, I would be a full-time homemaker.  Maybe someday….

Anyhoooo…I was inspired by Jenny’s post (and the fact that my sweet Hubby is repainting the laundry room) to create a new peg bag.  My bag is over 30 years old.  There is nothing wrong with it, but I think it would be fun to make one to decorate the laundry room and be useful at the same time.

Clothesline Peg Bag

My next goal for the month is to come up with a pattern and get the fabric cut and ready to sew.  I may spend a lot of time down the rabbit hole (also known as Pinterest).

I will also be working on the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler.  I need to make three blocks in yellow and gold (the colors announced for April).

I would like to make more progress on quilting the friendship row by row, too.

Friendship Row by Row

Spring is here, and I hope to be outside more, so we’ll see how much I can accomplish with this month’s goals.

I am linking up with OMG (One Monthly Goal) at Elm Street Quilts. Click on the link and see what other goals are set for April. I find it inspiring and motivating; perhaps you will too!