Sunday, September 27, 2020

September OMG complete : Plus Quilt

My goal for September was to sew on the binding, trim the threads, and finish the quilt I had been working on for a few months. I'm happy to say that it's complete, even though I don't have anywhere I can really show all of it off. 

It's not my best work, frankly. And the fabric colors -- which I like as "winter holiday" colors -- don't really fit with the decor in our bedroom. So I'm not sure what I will ever do with the quilt. 

It did confirm that making a large quilt isn't something I want to do again. I don't mind making the flimsy -- that's the fun part -- but getting it spread out and stretched enough to pin it properly, and even just wrestling with the size of the quilt isn't something I want to do again. I have the material for one more large quilt in a color scheme that I am happy about. So next year I'll make the top and then send it off to be quilted. It feels like a big expense, but as long as I like the way the quilt top looks it will be worth it. 

I laughed a little at my saying "I have the material for one more large quilt" -- like a lot of people who sew, I have the material for a hotel's worth of quilts. But that's another story. 

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 September projects on the Finish Party page. Or choose an OMG project of your own and join us in October. I have a Halloween project that I think will be perfect to work on then.


  1. I understand your aggravation totally on making large quilts. I just completed a very large quilt for my nephew in August and I keep saying, "never again". I should have sent it out to a quilter, also. I'm sure you will make use out of this quilt. The plus signs are adorable and besides - you made it!

    1. Thanks Danette! I think the colors are the issue now, but I do like the pattern. And when it gets cold, maybe an extra layer will be nice.

  2. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.