Thursday, June 28, 2018

OMG Success!

Here's what I said at the beginning of the month:

So a long story to get to my June OMG: 
I will have the center pieces cut out and all the units made for the blocks.  

All the blocks are finished. 

They don't look like all that many, do they?  
I slapped some up on my design wall because I wanted to decide on the setting blocks for them.  I wasn't thrilled with the look from the book.  So I decided to audition fabrics from my stash. 

The red is red on red polka dots. Beneath it is black.  Hum, what do you think? 

The top one is the background fabric.  Next is a dark mottled blue.  Which do you like better?  Dum, dum, dum du, dum, dum, dum, du.... a little musical interlude while you decide.  It took me about 2 seconds...

I liked using the background fabric.  Except ... I made several cutting mistakes as I was working and even though I had lots more fabric, I didn't have enough to cut all of the triangles.  Sigh.  I spent a morning looking at all my favorite and unknown online fabric sources with no luck.  I finally checked on Etsy and found several different sources.  I'm not much of an Etsy shopper so I was surprised I happened to pick a shop two states away.  The fabric arrived 3 days later so I am ready to work on this again. Of course, I don't have the time right now but soon. I want to have the whole quilt finished by the next guild meeting on 7/14.  Hey, two weeks.  I should be able to get that done!

So OMG is done for June. I'll be figuring out my July goal soon. 

I'll leave you with a car "decoration" from a fellow guild member.  I like it! And, sorry for the photographer's reflection.  

Happy Quilting All!  Bonnie 


  1. Good call on using the background fabric: that would have been m first choice, too. I've purchased on Etsy a couple of times with great success. Glad you found more fabric.

  2. You’re right - your quilt will be waaaaaaay lovelier than the one in the book!

  3. I am so glad you found your fabric - it will be great!

  4. Love the pops of color! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

  5. I love the bright, happy solids against the black print. Such a great palette!

  6. The black as background really makes the brights pop. You can use red for the binding.

  7. Yeah for finishing off you June OMG!


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