Wednesday, October 3, 2018

October Goal

My One Monthly Goal for October is to get this pile of stuff made into a border.
I guess I've procrastinated long enough on this one!
This will be the final border on my Mrs. Billings top. I've had the "parts" ready to go for a while, so it's about time to just get it done. 

But.....before I started on that, I wanted to get my "First Flakes" block sewn from the Patches of Blue quilt along. I was dreading doing this block, but I followed Edyta's instructions carefully and it all fit together without a hitch. Whew! 

This is the reason I didn't start on my September goal until the last minute. Once I decided to make this little quilt, I just couldn't stop. I love how it turned out but I will have to think for a while on how to quilt it--lol! 
I have two quilt retreats to attend later this month, so no side-tracking allowed for October! 

Linking with One Monthly Goal HERE
OMG October Link-Up is OPEN!

15 comments:

  1. Wow your house quilt looks amazing!!! So does your feathered star. I’m always amazed at how much you get sewn.

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  2. Fun pile of hexies! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

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  3. What a fun pile of hexies. I enjoy doing hexies, especially if English paper piecing as they are portable. Good luck to you.

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  4. You're going to have an awesome October with these three quilts to work on. The hexies are beautiful and will make a fantastic last border. I love the blue feathered star and the little house quilt is fabulous. It really looks like a woven coverlet. Beautiful!!

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  5. Blue quilts really call to me. Great feathered star, and love the house quilt. You say it is little. Hard to get the size perspective from the photo. How small is it?

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  6. Beautiful projects Karen and I hope that you achieve your monthly goal! Christine x

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  7. Blue and white/cream quilts have always been a favorite. I am working on a blue and white Jacob's Ladder right now. It's an old WIP that I finally dragged out and decided to tackle. Your feathered star is wonderful - I always loved feathered stars too but have not tried one yet. Your schoolhouses are adorable! How big is the quilt?

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  8. Those border houses were probably time consuming and tricky. I made a quilt with houses and gave the blocks away! Obviously I do not like to make houses! LOL

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  9. Love your First Flakes block! The fabrics are gorgeous!

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  10. I made one of those house quilts only I used reds. How pretty in the blues.

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  11. The star looks stunning!! Beautiful work.
    And I love the houses as the border. I can see why that one took over. Good luck with your goals.

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  12. What a great post Karen! Just love your Patches of Blue block, looks very tricky and the blue houses are just stunning!!!! Congrats!!

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  13. Your snowflake looks gorgeous. I love the center fabric. And oh, the patience it must take to stitch those little pieces for the border. They will be beautiful! What size is that gorgeous house quilt in the last photo? Blue is one of my least favorite colors until I see a blue and white quilt like that and then I fall in love -- mostly with the quilt and not the color blue, though. Your little Willow in your last post is too cute. What breed is she? I'm seeing terrier of one variety or another.

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