Monday, April 2, 2018

April Goal....

A new month, a new goal. 
I have two quilt retreats that I am attending later this month, so my One Monthly Goal is going to an easy one. 
I like my Foothills top so much that I decided to add two more rows to make it more usable. I had to order a little more of my sashing fabric to have enough for the new rows. Then I decided I would add a border, so I had to order even more..this time a ordered a lot more--just in case--lol!
I'm making this quilt my One Monthly Goal so I will be motivated to get it completed this month. 

In the spirit of the original quilt, I have a few "make-do" blocks using my some of my extra flying goose units. I think it adds a lot of interest! 

I've also had to do a little "make-do" fabric making when I have my heart set on using a specific fabric. Actually, I do this a lot and it seems no on is the wiser once the quilt is finished.

I think you can see it better here....

...but not so much here...

...or even closer--unless you are looking for it! 

I think this one is even more "make-do" than any of the other blocks.
What do you think? Do you "make-do"?
Linking with One Monthly Goal HERE
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  1. I've done some of those 'make do' to get my scraps into the shape I need. I always think of my grandmother when I do something like that. She quilted with very few resources.

  2. I love your make-do sewing. It adds such character and interest. The colors you've chosen for this project are wonderful. You've used lots of a fabrics but they are perfect together. This will be an easy finish for you.

  3. Beautiful! I need to get going on my Foothills quilt. Yes, make-do makes me happy, and I love that look on your quilt.

  4. Monique D (Belgique)April 3, 2018 at 7:24 AM

    J'adore le choix de tes tissus et ce qui me plait aussi c'est que parfois tu montres l'envers de ton ouvrage et cela me permet de voir comment repasser les coutures.
    J'ai hâte de voir ton ouvrage assemblé.

  5. I had every intention of making this quilt... I am enjoying your quilt. It is really beautiful. Hugs

  6. Just beautiful piecing on these blocks...I love this pattern--hugs, Julierose

  7. Great blocks. The pattern is very primitive. Yes, I do "make-do" blocks sometimes.

  8. I agree. I think those make do blocks add character and look like they should be there all along.

  9. These blocks are wonderful and, best of all, fine workmanship!

  10. Wonderful blocks and top, I too have "make do" in my quilts XXX

  11. It's a fabulous quilt! No wonder you want to make it bigger!
    Love the make do blocks - they are my favourites!

  12. Very nice! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

  13. The make do parts are the best! Very authentic.
    Beautiful quilt.

  14. beautiful pattern and I like the colors and the make-do approach!

  15. Your Foothills quilt will be stunning. I would not have noticed your "make do" blocks or fabrics. They just fit into the rest so well!

  16. Great quilt. I like your britches blocks, too. Willow is cute! I can see why you've been distracted.