Friday, September 2, 2016

September's OMG....and a "ta-dah"!!!

My goal for September will be to get the rest of my blocks completed for my Nature's Neutrals quilt.

Here is what I have so far...

....about 350 of them!

This has been part of an exchange among friends. Each month each of us was to sew two groups of eight blocks. We'd exchange monthly and come away with sixteen blocks per month. 

The idea was that after two years we'd each have plenty of blocks to make a quilt with. We were inspired by one of our friends who made the quilt on her own a few years back. 

I'm not exactly behind on this since it was supposed to run 'til sometime this Fall. Many of the group worked ahead though just to get it done, so I think it's just two of us still working on it.

If there is a UFO challenge in my guild this year, this quilt will go on the list as I don't want it to hang around for a long time unfinished. It will be a beautiful quilt and I'd like it done!

So my goal for this month is to get the three sets of eight sewn that need to be done.

It's ironic that I am linking with Red Letter Quilts today and for me it is a red-letter day.....

I was sitting doing applique with my coffee this morning as usual when I realised I was about to applique the last piece to my FlowerGarden quilt. I knew this was coming, but what a feeling it was after two years to know that this huge project is almost complete!

Here it is...the final bit...
....hard to believe!!!

The next few days will be about tweaking the quilt a little. There is a bird and a cat that need changing out as they just disappear into the background. I found a perfect fabric for the cat, so I know it's the right choice to take the time to fix it.

I was going to put FlowerGarden as my One Monthly have it together and quilted...but I know this is on track to finish. On the other hand, I want to challenge myself to get Nature's Neutrals done instead.

I am linking up with Heidi at Red Letter Quilts to join in on the OMG, One Monthly Goal goal-setting party!

Have a great day!


  1. Congratulations on the last piece of your appliqué. Such an achievement is worth celebrating. Good luck with your Nature's neutrals, 350 done? Wow!

  2. You Nature's Neutrals is going to be very elegant. I look forward to seeing how it all goes together.

  3. I love your goal and hope you are able to reach it. I really try to choose something each month that I know I am not likely to do otherwise. Still, I really want to see that FlowerGarden. OMG.