Wednesday, July 29, 2020

July OMG complete : Plus Quilt part 1

Hi everyone! Am I the only person who seems to lose track of time nowadays? I have, however, been busy. 

My goal for the month of July was just to cut the fabric. Why just that? Because I had owned this particular set of fabrics since at least 2004. And they had just been folded up in a box since then. Well, okay, I moved the box from apartment to house in 2007, and unpacked that box and put them in another box. And then didn't touch them for years. 

So setting myself a small, simple goal -- especially since the cutting is so simple! -- seemed like a way to kick this off... finally. 

I didn't take any pictures of the strips -- after all, they're just strips -- or even when they were cut into the three different sizes in the pattern. Things got interesting when I laid the pieces out on the living room floor to make sure the colors worked and I had cut out enough pieces.  

Bub helped with the quality control. See how there's a chair in the upper right? Yeah, that chair made it difficult to lay everything out, and I ended up having to do a bit of rework. 

Why rework? Because I realized that it would be really difficult to keep track of all the pieces and the layout. So I decided to stitch up the top. Again, it's simple -- just lots of straight lines -- but I was still pleased to get it all together. 

It's so big that I couldn't get a decent photo of it! Also -- I have no idea how I'll get it pinned -- it's 90" square. But if I move the furniture and roll up the rug I might be able to get it done. I'll just stitch it in the simplest way -- just stitch in the ditch -- and do a simple binding. 

The One Monthly Goal link-up is organized by Elm Street Quilts with the idea that we can just focus on one task and make progress. You can see how everyone did on their July projects on the Finish Party page. Or choose an OMG project of your own and join us in August. I think I'll try to keep the momentum going on this quilt and get it pinned / sandwiched / whatever the real quilters call it!

1 comment:

  1. Very nice! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!