Sunday, October 30, 2016

One Monthly Goal and Lots of Slow Stitching!

My October One Monthly Goal was getting my Temecula Patchwork Olympics top quilted.  This quilt was also on my fourth quarter Finish-A-Long list HERE

I used up a lot of old Thimbleberries (among other fabrics) in this quilt--fun to finally use up those scraps! (Free Thimbleberries patterns and gorgeous photos HERE)

The quilting went quickly since I did Cinnamon Rolls--so fast and fun.
I used an Omni thread (by Superior) in the color Maple and it seemed like I got the best tension I've ever had on my machine--love that!

Yes--it's labeled!

The design for the large area of Let It Snow mystery BOM was finally posted--it was so hard to wait for the final block! There will be finishing instruction next month, so I will wait to sew the blocks together until then. In the meantime, I seem to have lots of Slow Wooly Stitching ahead.....

....have you heard of the Wooly Block Adventure? I couldn't resist a little road trip up to Piecemakers in Hackensack (MN) to pick up their free pattern. I ended up buying the kit and had to do the fusing as soon as I got home. It's so sweet--reminds me of a vintage Christmas card.  I can't wait to start stitching on this one.

Since the Front Porch in Walker was just a bit further down the road, I had to go pick up their free block too--how cute is this little truck? I'll get this one ready to stitch pretty soon too. I think you better check on whether shops in your area are participating---there may be some adorable blocks waiting for you! 
Linking with One Monthly Goal HERE 
and Slow Sunday Stitching HERE
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  1. I used to be a big fan of Thimbleberries fabrics. Still love the muted colors but don't see much of it in the local shops. Well, one still stocks it but I don't go there much.

  2. I've never heard of the Wooly Adventure, but I do love your blocks!
    Congrats on finishing the Patchwork Olympics Quilt.... it's awesome!
    I was hoping to work on that at my winter quilt camp next year... so fun!

  3. Congratulations on a wonderful finish!! Wonderful outdoor photos. What a cute snowman!!

  4. Your Olympics quilt is so delightful! I love using cinnamon swirls to quilt my things too!

  5. I really, really like your scrappy Olympics quilt! Congratulations on a fine finish. Your other projects are appealing, too.

  6. you always have so much going on ; I love those deer! :)

    Congratulations on your scrappy Olympics quilt finish...gorgeous!!

  7. Your patchwork Olympics quilt looks amazing! Great finish!! I wish I lived closer to those shops having the wooly blocks hop. They are all amazing.

  8. Love that sweet snowman, that is going to be fabulous. I have loved watching you stitch up the LET IT SNOW. The deer wooly is so nice. Makes me feel nostalgic too.

  9. All those wonderful scraps put together in your Olympic quilt. Tons of piecing and the quilting design is simple and perfect. The final block for Let It Snow is cute. I haven't kept up, but hope after the first of the year to get it done.

  10. Great finish on the quilt. There are so many pieces in it - well done. Love all the wool pieces you are working on.

  11. I love that little truck! Perfect projects for heading into the colder weather...
    That Olympic quilt looks great too.

  12. Oh my gosh! You are amazing (when do you sleep?). I think all of your OMGs are just lovely!!

  13. A great finish! Such a wonderful use for a myriad of scraps.
    There is a little market in a small town in our valley that has fabric in one corner. I have only been there a time or two (it is on the way to nothing), but I recall they still had a bunch of Thimbleberries.
    Oh, I hadn't seen the final block posted! I will have to download that. Haven't made a single block, but I have saved them all.
    Haven't heard of the Wooly Block Adventure, but I love both of those blocks!

  14. Your Olympics quilt is gorgeous♥

  15. Patchwork Olympics turned out amazing!
    What a gorgeous finish.
    Love the start of your Winter Wonderland block from the Wooly Block Adventure as well as your final block for the Let it Snow BOM.

  16. I've picked up three wooly blocks in my area...there are two with snowmen and one with winter animals. What do you plan to do with yours??Let me know if ya want to swap patterns???Here's the link to mine:

  17. Oh Karen, I LOVE the backing fabric as well as e top! Delightful to my eyes! Yeah for the label! I'm trying to be better! What pen do you use. I'm not happy with what I have found locally and need to order something else. Any suggestions?

    Have a blessed day filled with much joy!

  18. Great finish and a proper one with label and all! Congratulations on the finish and thank you for participating in the 2016FAL, on behalf of all the hosts!