Saturday, January 30, 2016

OMG Success!

It's done!  One small quilt: extra blocks made, top assembled, quilted and bound.  The only thing I haven't added yet is the label.  It will be done in the next few weeks.  There are previous posts about it here and here. 




I started the blocks for this quilt in 2010.  I was a member of the Small Quilt Yahoo Chat Group.  Every month there is a challenge quilt offered for members to make.  So, I made the little star blocks. And then something else took my fancy and they languished.  A couple of months ago I made one more star block.  

Once I decided this would be my first OMG quilt I figured out how I wanted to finish it.  I started in on it.  Next thing I know it was a top. I spray basted the batting and the top and backing. I had to add extra pins to make sure the layers didn't come apart.  I decided to hand quilt it using the big stitch concept.  I used two strands of regular DMC embroidery floss. (If I had a small enough pearl cotton I might have used  it but didn't have any and I wasn't going to buy any.)  I outlined the 5 stars and called it quilts. Next up time to bind it.  I don't always hand stitch the binding after applying the first side by hand. But I sat down and finished it off by hand.  It's the first finish for 2016 and it was a UFO.  And all of the fabrics came from the stash! Yippee!  I've added it to the hallway gallery.


Now to decide what to work on for February.  I'm linking up with Red Letter Quilts OMG Finish Party for January.  Come see what folks succeed at this month.  

Happy Quilting All! 


11 comments:

  1. Hooray for a fine finish! Have you selected an OMG for February?

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  2. Congrats on the beautiful finish and yeah for one more off the UFO list.

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  3. It looks great, and I love that you were able to finish it with fabrics from your stash. I'd like to know more about your line that your quilts are on there. I tried to search it on your blog but didn't get any hits since I don't know what it's called.

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  4. Cute setting, and congrats putting another UFO off the shelf and onto the wall!

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  5. How nice to have a finish. And it’s cute! :-)

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  6. Hey! I have one of those hangers fro IKEA....great idea to use it for quilts!!! I sooo LOVE your blog headline photo...beautiful!

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  7. I love your hallway gallery! This finish must have felt soooooooo good. The longer a UFO sits the more relief I feel when it finally gets finished.

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  8. Nice finish and addition to the hallway gallery.

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  9. I am admiring your gallery hardware. Where did you find it? I would like to set up something like this.

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