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March 23, 2018
Street Art My Way is finished from Quilting & Learning

I am happy to announce the finish of a 2014 UFO, Street Art My Way (aka "Not playing the supporting role!" quilt). It's not one of my oldest UFOs but I'm glad that it's done since it's going to be my quilt to cuddle under when I'm reading in the living room.

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March 19, 2018
progress from Making A Lather

I am following along with Jo of Jo's country junction and her string challenge. I am doing my own version, but with quiltville mystery quilts. I have been working on lazy Sunday for the month of March. I began thinking I would have this done very quickly, but it has met a few road blocks. I finished the quilting this weekend, and I am ready for some evening time hand sewing the binding for a finish.

I had a chance to add a little more stitching to snow days. After the churn dash was added I could add ...

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March 16, 2018
Starry Bright Sky - Block 2 from Quilting & Learning

I am having a really hard time this winter - I seem to make my deadlines by only few hours. Not really good but then I guess that's what happens when life is busy. At least it's done.

Starry Bright Sky - Block 2

Updated March 8, 2018
Block 2 - Traditional piecing (final block) :-)

This is the second block in Alida's Starry Bright Sky quilt-along. It was a fairly simple block to make and included half-square triangles and 4-patch strips. It went together well, with most seams matching. That's always my challenge.

I used a solid blue and ...

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March 14, 2018
lazy sunday oops from Making A Lather

My Goal for the month was to quilt Lazy Sunday. It was all pieced, and I all I would have to do was put it on the frame and quilt it. Easy win. I thought I had all month, and I could dawdle if I wanted.
First, there was no back or binding. ugh. I usually don't put a quilt away if that is not done.
Second, I put it on the frame and something didn't look right. hmmmm
It looks like I got 2 rows switched, but I can fix it by taking just the two main ...

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March 8, 2018
One Monthly Goal - March from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Well, the post title says 
One Monthly Goal, 

but I have never been one
to stick with titles.
Why start now?!?
So instead of one goal, 
I am going for three.
Crazy, I know!!
Especially since, 
we are already on the 7th day
of the month and 
I am on the computer rather
than sewing away.
So, here it goes....

Goal #1
(Image from Amazon)

I found the most adorable pincushion
kit on Amazon.  
It is not expected to be here until 
Friday, so I am excited to give this little
cutie a try.  
I have yet to make a ...

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March 5, 2018
March goals from Making A Lather

I want to spend March, as part of my one monthly goal working, on my marie webster  quilt again. It needs more hand stitching. I have 4 blocks finished, and I need 12.

I want to do the quilting on my lazy sunday quilt which was a quiltville mystery quilt in Quiltmaker magazine in 2013. This is also part of my mystery quilt challenge that I am doing as part of Jos Country junction challenge

I am linking to:

Making Monday  link in sidebar
main Crush Monday   link in sidebar

show and tell ...

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March 2, 2018
February FMQ Finish from Quilting & Learning

My OMG (One Monthly Goal) for February was to finish free motion quilting (FMQ) my "Not playing the supporting role!" quilt. I did it with one day to spare. Sometimes I think that I'm crazy for setting an OMG, but on the other hand, it was reached this month (It would have been very quiet here if I hadn't reached it - so no big deal)

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March OMG (One Monthly Goal) from Books, Hooks, Sticks, etc.

Elm Street Quilts hosts a blog hop each month to keep us crafts people motivated and moving to get projects done.

Check out this link to see what others want to accomplish in March.

As for my goals. . . . . read on. . . . .

n February I had listed a secondary goal of working on a felted wool table runner that I started about 20 years ago at a retreat with a quilt guild that I used to belong to.

Here is where I started at the beginning of February:

Here is where it is now:

Here is what is should look like ...

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March One Monthly Goal - Hoping for a Fashionable Finish from Life In Pieces

Hard to believe we are already on the second day of March.  Which means it's time to decide on a new One Monthly Goal and link up over at Elm Street Quilts.

Picking the focus project for this month isn't hard as I lined that out back in December.  March's OMG will be for the Vintage Dresses blocks. 

 Vintage Dresses by Charise Randell

Last time this project was up in the rotation, I added coping strips to make the blocks all the same size.  Next each block needs a colored frame, but that will get added with ...

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March 1, 2018
February One Monthly Goal: Down to the Wire from Life In Pieces

It's the last day of February.  The last day to make any progress on my One Monthly Goal

This month ended up having a lot of work stuff that bled into the weekends and evenings.  Add in that it's already a short month and I was not at all sure my goal was going to be achieved. But the first half of the goal was completed on Sunday; Magnolia Mystery made it to the finished flimsy stage.

Magnolia Mystery by Cheryl Brickey of
Meadow Mist Designs
   Then tonight, the other half was completed. I was able to piece ...

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February 28, 2018
February OMG City Tiles Finished from Patchwork Sampler Blog

My February OMG (One Monthly Goal) was to piece the City Tiles top. Not only did I meet that goal, but finished the quilt. I put the last hand stitches in the binding this afternoon. Unfortunately it was too late to take pictures outside so I just put it on the bed and snapped a quick picture. Later in the week I hope to get a full photo shoot. I’m happy with the way this turned out. I used a stack of Riley Blake fat quarters for the block centers, some coordinating Moda Bella solids on the outside and ...

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February 26, 2018
One Monthly Goal - February Finish from Patterns by Jen

I am joining in with the One Monthly Goal hosted by Elm Street Quilts.

My OMG is going to be the same all year long as I try to keep up with my LQS's BOM program. Find my original post HERE.

This month's color is blue, which ties in nicely with the 2018 Monthly Color Challenge, where the color is blue there as well. PS You can still link up something blue for a chance to win. Get February's block HERE, though you just need to make something blue, not the block provided.

The extra block I ...

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February 23, 2018
easy street from Making A Lather

Easy street is finished. I really like it too. This was the 2012 quiltville mystery quilt. I love the colors. I had most of it finished during the mystery, and have just worked on it here and there since then. This year, I made it my one monthly goal during February to actually quilt and bind it. There are 2520 pieces. and used 23 1/2 yards of fabric. I am one quilt closer to my goal of finishing all quiltville mystery quilts.

I needed my Friday group to help hold it up for pictures. We meet at the library ...

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February 1, 2018
a new month from Making A Lather

The start of a  new month and a chance to try something new.
I am hoping to start a new quilt for a Grandson called cosmic space for one monthly goal at Elm street quilts. I bought it as a kit but have lost the pattern. So I will need a little searching time. I think I took the pattern out of the kit to read the directions and put it somewhere safe.

I want to quilt an old quiltville mystery called Easy Street. for 6and6in2018  and my mystery quilt challenge at Jos Country junction. Everything is ready, I just ...

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OMG, It's February! Tabby Mountains is My One Monthly Goal from Cheeky Cognoscenti

I have resisted joining this One Monthly Goal (OMG) thing for a LONG time, but I'm gonna give it a go this month.  OMG is a monthly linky party hosted by Patty over at Elm Street Quilts.  The idea is to set one REASONABLE goal that you share at the beginning of the month and then do a follow up post at the end of the month.  It's about Motivation and Accountability and Blah Blah Whatever.  There are even sponsors and prizes, if you're into that kind of thing.  Intrigued?  You can see others' goals for February ...

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One Monthly Goal: February 2018 from Life In Pieces

A new month starts today, which means it's time to look at the priority list for the sewing room and to decide on what's the February One Monthly Goal.  

Entries for the Magnolia Mystery Parade over at Meadow Mist Designs are due on February 15th.  All my block pieces are made, but I need to sew all those pieces into blocks and then get them into a finished flimsy before the 15th.  

 Magnolia Mystery by Cheryl Brickey of
Meadow Mist Designs

The pieces are all laid out on the design wall ready for assembly.  What looks black in ...

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January 30, 2018
OMG Progress for January 2018 from Books, Hooks, Sticks, etc.

Well, I am almost ready to start my "happy dance". . . .the pink & green quilt is almost done. . . . .

As in, the binding is on and is being stitched down.

I can't find my camera so this is a picture of the quilt, on our full-sized bed, but it is not quilted.  Trust me, the quilting is done now and as soon as I find the camera, or figure out how to upload a picture from my iPad you will see it.

This poor quilt has languished for at least 7 years. . . .and by this weekend it will be winging itself ...

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Opal Essence Finish!! from Quilting through Rose-colored Trifocals!

While it's not my first finish of 2018, Opal Essence (pattern from Lorena Uriarte) is January's "one monthly goal" finish!
The deadline of getting it ready to exhibit in the "workshop" section for the upcoming regional quilt show keep me moving on this one.  Saturday it was time to ponder the binding -- my first inclination was black, but when this hank of binding left over from a project last fall caught my eye, that changed!  (As you can see, I neither press my binding in half or roll it up tidy before working with it.)
And there was ...

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January 29, 2018
Weekend Stitching: January One Monthly Goal from Life In Pieces

Just a few more days left in the first month of 2018, which means the main focus in the sewing room this weekend was January's One Monthly goal.  

The plan for this month was to get Geek Chic to the finished flimsy stage, a back pieced, and prep the quilt to be sent out.  The flimsy was finished last weekend.  

Chemistry Geek
Pattern is Under Construction by the Missouri Star Quilt Company
found in Missouri Star Quilt Company Block Idea Book (Summer Vol 4 Issue 3)

Finished piecing the backing this Friday. 

Pressed and de-threaded the back and flimsy ...

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January 25, 2018
will I finish? from Making A Lather

I am still recovering from the flu. I have moments when I think it is almost over, and hours when I think it will never be over.
In the back of my mind, I am wanting to reach my one monthly goal and finishes for January, which is the turtle quilt and to quilt the butterfly quilt. and I am trying to finish up the downsizing on soaps and lotions since January is coming to a close. Before the flu, I was making good steady progress. but now...
I have soap to put somewhere...

And a quilt to finish quilting ...

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