Wednesday, October 4, 2017

October Goals

 Temecula Quilt Company's Marvelous Mini Monday
My list of goals for the month of October is long, but this little quilt will be my One Monthly Goal from the UFO pile. 

I have two retreats this month, so while at quilt camp, I hope to get all the sashing sewn for my Primitive Garden quilt. The PG Facebook group is on to the borders now and they are labor intensive! Julee Prose was kind enough to share her pattern for the flag that I subbed in place of the hose for the right border.
This month we are working on the bottom border--I will be trying to get it set up ASAP, since I waited too long to get started on the September border and didn't finish until October 1st. This border will have some changes as well. I need to add a white pumpkin since I'm a little obsessed with them right now--lol! 

Palmateer Point 
Okay--I've never been able to participate in one of Lori's little SAL's for one reason or another, but this time I already had a drawer full of 4 patches and was compelled to sew! I added a row at the top on bottom to make it into a rectangle. There will be more instructions coming for this little quilt on Friday--we'll see if my rectangle works out! 

Texas Tribute
I posted this little quilt on Instagram a while back.
Moda has been having little monthly contests featuring their designers. I've joined in on a few of them only when I have some of the fabrics in my stash. This little quilt is for the Primitive Gatherings challenge to make a small quilt from PG fabrics. I used all scraps from my stash--and I got in some Big Stitch Quilting practice. 

The stars are super simple wool applique.
I used  Block Base software to size block #3685 Texas Ranger's Badge to four inches.
My friend Brenda P. gifted me with this wondrous pile of plaids. I don't know what the first project will be using them but I have a long list of ideas swirling around in my head. 
There are a few homespun fabrics, but for the most part they are the recycled shirts I've been lusting after--and they are 99.9% blues!!!! Thanks again Brenda--I love them! 
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  1. The plaids are wonderful, and all blues, what a treat. Can't wait to see what you do with them. The sashing on the Temecula quilt is perfect and I like how you used solid blue sashing on the horizontal pieces. Love the white pumpkin. We have a few big green ones that probably won't turn orange by Oct 31st. We'll just have some green jack o'lanterns.

  2. Great job on the MMM SAL.
    I love the flag block--really looks good!
    Your Palmateer Point in all blues with little flecks of gold is wonderful!
    Oh, my goodness--all those blue plaid shirts have my mouth watering, or my fingers itching, or something. :)

  3. Lots of lovely projects. Good luck with your goals.

  4. Love those small blocks. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

  5. What a wonderful friend to give you all of those beautiful blue plaids! You are so lucky. I've been trying to gather some blues for a quilt for my nephew and I am so jealous.

  6. Wonderful the pumpkin

  7. You've got some great stuff there, Karen. Good job on the Marvelous Mini! And I love what you did with the Palmeter Point SAL - blue! Also drooling over those blue plaids...

  8. Wow! What a nice friend to gift you with all of those blue plaids!

  9. Wow you have a lot planned for October. I love the Texas stars. That white pumpkin looks great.

  10. Your working with a lot of blue this month. You'll have plenty of projects for your quilting retreats. The flag border is wonderful and, of course, the white pumpkin is perfect.

  11. Your blues and rectangle worked out really great! Enjoying visiting all the different Palamateer Point quilts.

  12. I like the Texas Tribute mini very much. We lived in Texas for several years.

    I saw some really ugly pumpkins the other day. At least, I think they were pumpkins. One had big bumps all over it and looked black like mold growing on it. And at the drug store, they had blue plastic pumpkins. I asked the cashier if they ever sold any and she said no but that she thought they were a signal to let parents know that the goodies they were giving out were gluten free (she wasn't sure if that was what it meant but it was some sort of food allergy).

    I see you got some spam comments. I have been getting them too. I go in and delete them as spam.

  13. I love your blue Palmateer Point top, and the others too! Blue is a color I hardly ever use, even though I usually love it when I see it in other's quilts.

  14. Love all your blue projects. You've been busy
    Have fun with your goals.