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Elm Street Quilts OMG – August – Success

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THE STARS AND STRIPES QUILT IS DONE!

Luckily you did not have to witness this old lady climbing on an eight foot ladder to take this photograph. It was not a pretty sight and I learned that Sami, The Wonder Dog, is as bad at climbing ladders as I am.

I have been participating in Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal (OMG) for a few months. Not only has OMG spurred me to finish projects that would normally wind up in the ’round to-it’ pile but I have had the pleasure of visiting other quilt blogs that I would not have found otherwise.

Above is my completed August goal: To finish the Stars and Stripes quilting and binding. I quilted it on my long arm, Miss Daisy, using free motion quilting with wavy lines on the red/white stripes and outline stitching within the star blocks. This project was a quilt kit purchased through Craftsy and I was very happy with the fabric quality and amount that was included. I added an additional white inter border and still had enough supplied fabric to complete the wide blue border on the outer edge. This was a BIG quilt and as much as I love it, I am glad it is finished.

Here is the lovely backing fabric I ordered from Connecting Threads a couple of years ago. It was just waiting for the right quilt and I think the Stars and Stripes fit the bill. Isn’t it lovely?

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You can see other participants of OMG at Elm Street Quilts OMG.

 

 

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Elm Street Quilts OMG (one monthly goal) August 2017

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I know you all are getting tired of seeing/hearing about this quilt project as it was my July OMG to get it pieced. In order to put this project to bed (pun intended) my August goal is to quilt and possibly bind this lovely quilt. I have a pretty dark blue and off white toile fabric to use as a backing.

If you would like to see some beautiful projects in all stages of completion check in with Elm Street Quilts OMG  for a nice treat.

Thanks for reading and feel free to comment. I enjoy hearing from you.

 

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Elm Street Quilts OMG – July – Success!

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My July OMG with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal) was to complete the piecing of the Stars and Stripes quilt kit I purchased on sale from Craftsy. I am happy to say that I completed this goal. I changed the pattern a little by adding the white inner border as I thought it separated the blue border from the stars. I am very happy with the result.

This is the first quilt kit I have purchased and I was pleased with the fabrics and the pattern. The quilt measured 88″ x 106″ so it is plenty big enough for my queen size bed.