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.
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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.
All my blocks completed What finished project will be.
My Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal (OMG) for July was to complete the piecing of the Stars and Stripes quilt. I purchased this as a kit from Craftsy. I am happy to say that I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
The pattern called for 120 blocks of 16 2″ squares of assorted red and white fabrics and 64 blue and white star blocks. These star blocks have 256 flying geese. I have finished all the blocks and this is the most time consuming part of the project. Now I will begin working on joining all the blocks into rows and add the borders. Whew, it as been a time consuming project but I have enjoyed seeing it come together. The cutting was a little boring and I ended up with a blister but it was worth it.
I will post the finished quilt top soon.
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This is what I have done so far. This is what is should be.
My OMG for July with Elm Street Quilts is to piece the Stars and Stripes quilt kit, designed by Monique Dillard, that I purchased from Craftsy a few weeks ago.
I must admit when I purchased the kit I thought the red and white stripes were fabric strips. After getting the pattern I found out they will be 2 1/2″ squares made into 8 1/2″ blocks and there are 180 blocks, including the white/blue stars. Each of the red/white blocks have 16 squares.
As a matter of fact now that I am looking at the ‘completed’ picture I do not think the picture goes with the pattern, but I am very happy with the product. The fabric is a nice quality and the colors are very pleasing. The quilt will be 84″x102″, which will be a good size for my queen size bed.
The OMG challenge gives me the little boost I need to complete a project that could grow roots in my Sweat Shop before I get around to finishing. I know I am not the only one out there that needs a little poke sometimes. 🙂
I did it! After 1 1/2 years of looking at the JOY Christmas wall hanging I finally finished. This is a lovely Jennifer Jangles pattern and my plans were to make several of them for gifts. They are very simple to put together but for some reason it always got pushed back in the WIP stack. I listed it as my June OMG at Elm Street Quilts and that is what it took for me to finish.
I was so happy getting JOY completed I pieced a baby quilt I call Sweet Dreams. The charm pack (Lily & Loom – Strawberry Fizz) was surprise in my order from Craftsy and I immediately saw a baby quilt in the lovely colors.
If you are like me and need a little motivation to finish (or start) some of your projects check out Elm Creek Quilts OMG
My June One Monthly Goal (OMG) with Elm Street Quilts is to get this door hanging quilted and ready to use. I would like to say it is a UFO from Christmas 2016, but to be honest it was supposed to be finished to use Christmas 2015.
This is a free pattern from Jennifer Jangles website and my plan was to complete several for gifts. Not exactly sure what happened to those plans.
I had two monthly goals for April and I am happy to say I completed both. The first goal was to join my blocks of the Vintage Farm Girl quilt with sashings and borders. As you will notice I did not make all the blocks in the book but I am happy with the ones I did. I joined the blocks with white sashings and red/white gingham corner stones. I found a cute Waverly fabric in yellow with red cherries for the borders that gives the quilt a little more ‘vintage’ feel.
Goal number two was to add the borders to my Nine Patch Star quilt which I accomplished also. 🙂 I added a solid gray border that I think frames the blocks.
Now it is your turn. Are you in the One Monthly Goal challenge with Elm Street Quilts? I have several projects in various stages of completion now so I am not sure which I will choose to be my OMG for May.
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