Wednesday, May 3, 2017

One Monthly Goal....May

My first thought for May's goal was to get to a certain point in my Down the Rabbit Hole.

The other day, I was in a quandary about some of the "flowers" in the medallion so far....

I decided it was worth the bit of time needed to make me happier with this.....

I like it! Also, I removed a flower(circle) that is in the first picture at the 11:00 position because it suddenly seemed the perfect choice for the very centre of the piece!

I just need to sew down the last couple of circles and figure out how I want to complete that black bias strip and I'll be able to carry on to the over-50 leaves that get appliqued next.

That was going to be my "One Monthly Goal" but there is another that will take that spot for May. 

My goal will be to complete my Meadow Mystery quilt.

This quilt will be a "picnic quilt"....something to take outside when babies are visiting so they can roll around on the quilt on the this may be needed soon, as the weather hopefully warms up!

Another reason to get this one done is that I'd like to try quilting it in a way that Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts seems to favour for her quilts. Lorna will be the guest speaker at one of my guilds in June, the Norfolk County Quilters' Guild in Vittoria, so I think it would be cool to have this quilt done for Show and Tell when she is there.

As a side note, the pattern for this mystery quilt was very well done. This was offered by Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs. I mention this because Cheryl is starting her next mystery soon, called Magnolia Mystery. If anyone loves a mystery quilt, or has wanted to try one, I do recommend Cheryl's mystery patterns!

Hmm, maybe this month I will have a quilting goal and an applique goal!

Lately we've had a LOT of rain. I'm a bit worried about this little bird on top of the basketball post...

She's been busy building a nest inside the post for the last little while...I'm wondering if it's been totally destroyed by the rain. What an odd spot for her to choose to nest.

Linking up with:

OMG-One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts
Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts
Mid-week Makers at Quilt Fabrication
WIP's at Silly Mama Quilts


  1. wow!!
    your projects are amazing!!

    thanks so much for linking up!

  2. I haven't done a Meadow Mystery before... I might be enticed :)
    Good luck on your UFO goal!

  3. I've been down the rabbit hole a few times! Love both of your quilts. Your flower medallion quilt is amazing!

  4. I was curious how you'll be quilting your mystery quilt? I haven't quilted mine yet either so I enjoy seeing what others are doing.

  5. Your version of the mystery quilt turned out so well! Love the colors.

  6. Down the Rabbit Hole looks awesome! Good design choices to move the one flower and add the bias strip around the center - both give it the extra punch! Can't wait to see how you quilt your mystery quilt - be sure to share it again on Midweek Makers

  7. Love your Meadow Mist colors. Can't wait to see how your flower circle finishes up.

  8. Your Meadow Mist mystery turned out beautifully. Are just going to add some borders are are you going to piece a few more blocks?

  9. love the changes to the Rabbit hole !

  10. Love the quilt top. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

  11. That was a PERFECT choice for your centre! Oh how I love that quilt and would love to make one one of these days...not so perfect is the bird's spot for a nest, yikes! We are getting a ton of rain down here too, today it's already raining since 6 am and Saturday we're supposed to get 3"!!

  12. Nice quilts, I do like the new center in the flower medallion quilt.