Thursday, June 1, 2017

June OMG

It's time to come up with June's One Monthly Goal.  I want to get several sets of blocks into quilts.  Many of these blocks were made by bees I was/am in.  I was going to make one large quilt and one smaller quilt.  Except -- I didn't have enough fabrics.  These have been languishing in my UFO piles for way too many years.  So, my goal is to make several smaller quilts from them.  I know I will make at least 2 quilts and probably a third one.  

Here's the first one already sewn together:
 We're at the beach house so I'm using the quilt that hangs in the main room as the backing for my design wall.  I have a piece of flannel fabric carefully pinned to the quilt and the top pinned on to the flannel. (No, this isn't the best way to get a design wall but it works here and I am very careful when I pin blocks or quilts.)  

My goal is to put the blocks together, border (if needed), quilt and bind at least 2 of these quilts.  This one was sewn together this morning.  It is probably the largest of the possible 3 quilts.  Hopefully by the time we leave I'll have all three tops done along with some other sewing. 

Here's a little pigeon who came to visit our deck at home this past week.  He (she?) is a gorgeous color especially all fluffed up.  Notice he is banded.  When we tried to get closer he "unfluffed) and then flew away.

Pat found out that a banded pigeon might be a racing pigeon or homing pigeon.  We have no idea which this one is but I do get a kick out of seeing some wild life around home.  

I'm linking up with Elm Street Quilts, Needle and Thread Thursdays and Can I get a Whoop Whoop? (I'll add this link when it is posted.) 

That's it for me today.  I'll be back in my little sewing nook tomorrow morning then spend the afternoon at the beach or shopping. 

Happy Quilting All! Bonnie 


  1. My first thought when I saw the pigeon's color was that it was a homing pigeon. It's too bad you'll never find out for certain, but be happy that your deck allowed him/her to rest a bit before flying home.

    The blocks in your quilt have great eye appeal. Do you remember what the block is called?

  2. Fun quilt top. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

  3. Looks like you've gotten a good start on your June OMG. Good luck with the rest.

  4. Good luck with your OMG. I love the unique look of your block. Intriguing. I will check back in at the end of the month to see how well you did!

  5. Good job on getting that pretty top together!

  6. I love this pattern, Bonnie. This was one of the first patterns I saw when I started piecing and have it saved it for a future quilt. Ah someday. I am sure you will conquer your June OMG with time to spare :-)


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