Sunday, September 29, 2019

September Goal Finish

I feel bad that my Stonefield's photos are so bad. 
The quilt has been finished almost two weeks, but because I procrastinated in taking pictures, I had to pin the quilt up on my design wall (it's in a pretty dim corner of my sewing room). It's windy and a bit rainy outside today and more of the same is predicted for tomorrow, so indoor pictures it is! 
Stonefield's was designed by Susan Smith, an Australian designer.

I'm happy with the bias stripe binding, but my quilting is another issue--lol! 

The Grunge backing is a wide fabric--a little splurge.
It was so nice to not have to piece the back for a change! 

Stonefield's was my September One Monthly Goal.
I'm linking up with Elm Street Quilts.
See some awesome finishes HERE
September OMG Finish link-up is open!

Monday, September 23, 2019


I guess I missed my mid-month update, but better late than never! 
Another grouping of Cheddarback has been completed. 

This block looks black, but is actually very dark blue.

I made two basket blocks--I wasn't happy with what I had "growing" out of the first one--lol!

I went ahead and made the second set of initials that will be used later in the quilt top. I wanted them all to match and was afraid I would forget and use up these fabrics. Some of the other quilters are using dates or words, but I decided since we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary last month, that I would use my initials and hubby's on this project to commemorate the event.

What a good feeling to quilt my way to the last row on my Stonefield's quilt. 

I decided to finish up the border first--easier since I had to do the sides as well.
 Stonefield's is now complete--I got a lot of the binding finished at a sewing group meeting on Tuesday and now just need to get a label sewn onto the back.

The final block of Hospital Sketches will be coming out on Wednesday, so I have been thinking about how I will finish this project. I've been playing around with a dark border--not sure where I will go with this yet. 

I've also been thinking about what I will work on at the two retreats I'm attending next month. I've had Panama Pyramids on the back burner for a while, so made a test block. My alternate fabric will be this blue, for sure.

But I'm leaning toward having only light backgrounds--at least for now.

That's about it--my biggest accomplishment this month was finally motivating myself to get the  windows washed inside and out--what a relief to have that chore done!  

Sunday, September 1, 2019

September Goal

Gadzooks--where did the summer go???
I can't believe it's time to decide on a finish for September, but here it is...
Yes! I'm finally going to get Stonefield's quilted before it ends up in some obscure storage bin.
It's my One Monthly Goal for September.

I'm a little intimidated, but I also think it will be a fun top to quilt.
The thread I ordered has yet to arrive in the mail, so I can't start in right away though. 

In the meantime, I may as well make the binding.
I've pretty much decided to use this stripe.
It doesn't look so great with my border fabric, doesn't it?

But...if it's on the bias, I think it will work.
 I wanted something subtle, and thought about using the border fabric on the bias as the binding. In the end, I decided it may be too subtle--lol!  Maybe a blue flange will be tucked in--or maybe not. My feeling is to not draw too much attention to the outer part of the quilt and distract from the blocks. 

I really like it with my "Hits the Spot" Grunge backing, for sure!

See more great projects at One Monthly Goal HERE