Sunday, July 31, 2016

OMG and Monday Meanderings 7 - 31 - 2016

I'm hooting and a hollering here.  Last night I finished my OMG for July.  To review:  my goal was to finish the piece I started two weeks ago in a class.  I really appreciate the One Monthly Goal because I am totally motivated by having a goal and a deadline.  I kept plugging away at the project and last night I put the final stitch in it.  Well, it may be the final stitch.  I may decide to add some beads or some more quilting but for now it is done.  This is so out of my comfort zone but I enjoyed all of it. 

So that concludes July in the nick of time!  On to my goal for August.  January 2014 saw me starting a personal block of the month adventure.  I chose the book Christmas Favorites from Art to Heart for my pattern.  It is a Christmas quilt with 10 blocks -- some appliquéd and some pieced.  I was hum ho for the first four months and then other things started getting in the way.  I finished 3 blocks.  Fast forward through Christmas 2014 and 2015 to now.  I still want another Christmas quilt and I have a great place to hang it, if it ever gets done.  So, to help me along my next OMG will be to finish any two blocks.  (Hey maybe I'll rush through those and start on some of the other ones too.)  

Here's a reminder of the book and a picture of a block all ready to iron and stitch down.  So how hard could it be to finish two blocks?  Um, er... and I've traced all of the appliquéd designs on fusible web so really, it can't be all that hard, can it?  Evidently harder than I think it should be as I have a hard time making up my mind about what fabric to use.  Time will tell if I can get cracking on this project again.  

I am also in the beginning of a new project that is going to take a lot of work over the next couple of months.  Worst yet?  It is a secret project.  Sorry -- I'll share when it is done.  

Since I am using this post as an early Monday Meandering I need to share my goals with you. Here's last week. 

July 25, 2016
Quilt and bind the lily piece
Continue piecing R, W & Blue quilt
Have a good time shopping and lunching with Kay, Dorothy and Janet
Stay COOL!

Nice -- everything has a check mark next to it. And this coming week? 

August 1, 2016
Begin to piece secret project “B”
Unpack a couple of more boxes and put things away or stash them in the “staging” shelves
Continue to sew R, W, and B project into rows
 Work on a block from Christmas Favorites

On the unpacking front, can I just share with you I am totally frustrated?  I can not find any of my good sewing scissors nor my rotary cutters.  Pat set up some shelving so I can "stage" my crap, I mean stuff. My new shelving should be here in 3 weeks or so.  I'll be very happy to be able to put it away and hopefully find everything.  

So that's it from me today.  I'm linking up with Red Letter Quilts, Monday Making and Main Crush Monday.  Some of these won't be live until tomorrow but I'll come back and add the links.  It's time to get cracking on some of these goals, in particular the secret project.  

Happy Quilting All! 


  1. Oh, the water lily looks so nice! Congratulations on your OMG finish. And I like the holiday sampler very much. I'm sure you'll get two blocks done in August. When I look at your list for the week I don't see a checkmark after "have a good time shipping and lunching." Did you get that done, too?

  2. looks like you have been busy all projects look great

  3. Love the water lily quilt, especially the curvy edges, perfecto. I have that same turquoise with swirls which I love and have used recently. Good luck with the rest of your goals. BTW, my post is acting weird, just hit the Home button and it will show up.

  4. Happy that you managed to finished your goal for July. The curvy edges make it unique. LOL

  5. Happy that you managed to finished your goal for July. The curvy edges make it unique. LOL

  6. I see I'm not the only one catching up on last minute :) Pretty project! I like the kind of binding especially.

  7. Your lily pad turned out beautifully! Congrats on finishing your July goal and good luck with your August goal.

  8. Beautiful water lily! The shape gives it a sense of floating - love it.

    I'm not comfortable doing appliqué, but I love the way it looks. My sister has that Christmas pattern, but hasn't made it.

  9. Good job to make your July goal, whoohoo!

  10. That part about having trouble making up your mind about which fabric to us -- I completely identify with that.

    Congratulations on your July OMG finish. It's beautiful. I love the fabric you chose for the water. It makes me think of the wind and sun creating a shimmer across water.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @,

  11. You are already half way to completing those two blocks - I have complete faith you will reach your goal this month! :) I like the shape of your finished mat, it adds such an interesting element to a very pretty design. Great job!

  12. Good laugh as you considered how long it really takes to make blocks! For myself, it is often much less time constructing than the time taken to select fabrics!

    Love love love your Lily, the border really finishes it perfectly!

  13. You're getting lots done. It IS hard choosing fabric!😉


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