Friday, January 25, 2019

January One Monthly Goal Done!

Yoiks! How can it already be time for an end-of -the-month link-up??? 
Fortunately my Patches of Blue Quilt Along quilt is completed. At the very beginning, I had decided I would forego the pieced border, but in the end I had to do it. I am really happy that I took the time (and used up some more fabric!) to add the zigzag border.

After the quilting was complete, I went back and added some dots to the applique flowers. I just thought they needed a little more "something". I also finally remembered to add some beaks and eyes to the birds--almost over looked that!

The oak leaf and reel block is my favorite from the Patches of Blue book. I had to shrink the pattern 80 percent to fit in the space where the sleigh would have been placed. Someday I want to make an entire quilt using this block--I love it! 

I have a small collection of saved Reel Patterns, but the one that's been on my bucket list forever is the Fons and Porter Oak Leaf quilt. My friend Paula mentioned that she has it on her list too--maybe it's time to do this one! 

Even though I didn't put the sleigh on my quilt, I had to use this cute label from my Laundry Basket Frivol tin.
Linking with One Monthly Goal HERE
January OMG finish link-up opens Jan 25

19 comments:

  1. This is a treasure! Such a beautiful quilt. Enjoy it :-)

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  2. gorgeous...was looking at the book a couple of weeks ago and admit i drooled all over it...wonderful finish

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  3. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous. Love the added applique and so glad you did the zig zag border. Beautiful.

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  4. This is a lovely finish. It really is a delightful quilt.

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  5. Lovely finish! I think the applique you added coming out of the basket and reaching toward the tree is a beautiful softening touch. And the scattered birds are sweet.
    It deserved that nice border. Kudos for pushing through and adding it. :)

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  6. Oh là là !! Wonderful finish Karen !!

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  7. Beautiful finish! I'm glad you did the border - I love zig-zag borders! I'm with you on the oak leaf and reel blocks - something that's been on my bucket list for years.

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  8. Wowza - this is just gorgeous! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

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  9. Love this blue and white quilt! The backing is perfect and the label is adorable!

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  10. Your quilt is stunning. I love blue and cream quilts. Hugs

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  11. WTG Karen, your patches of Blue quilt is stunning.

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  12. Beautiful quilt~Funny how we fight doing something only to end up doing it!!!
    Love the colors!

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  13. Well done and perfect for January. Great label! hip hip hooray!

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  14. Congratulations on a terrific finish to start off the year!
    It's so beautiful... that border was the perfect edge for the quilt!

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  15. Congratulations Karen, this is the most beautiful quilt and I love all the little personal details that you added. Have a great week! Christine xx

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  16. All I can say is WOW! WOW WOW WOW! I am loving this quilt and all its maticulousness.

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  17. Congratulations on finishing your goal, Karen. What a beautiful quilt! I like the Oak Leaf and Reel block the best, too.

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