Monday, May 5, 2014

May goals

The past week I FINALLY got the Notre Dame quilt off of the long arm. I am unhappy with myself for the quilting design that I chose but I am thrilled to death that it is done.

I got the idea for this quilt design from Mollie (Mary) Johnson at Making Scrap Quilts. I used smaller nine patches but the idea is the same.

Today I put Dad's memorial quilt on the frame. I used several of his flannel shirts as the focus of each blocks. The blocks are string pieced on muslin foundations. I like how the off white and black strips appear to frame those fabrics. I used minky for the backing and a thin poly batting. This sucker is thick and the seam intersections are resistant to the needle. So I'm doing a large overall meander that would go as quickly as possible as well as allow me to avoid those thick intersections. One more pass to go and it will be done.

I would like to give the memorial quilt to Mom on Mother's Day. And Patrick is coming home from ND for a week on the 10th. So this week my focus will be getting both of these bound and labeled. Woohoo!

May Goals:

  1.  Notre Dame quilt top - bind
  2.  Dad's memorial quilt - quilt and bind
  3.  Quilt Beyond Borders - 2 tops quilted
  4. Rainbow Scrap Challenge - two green bags
  5. Green charity quilt - Christian Camp Quilt - piece
  6. Winter Solstice BOM - block #5
  7. Pillowcase for Paige - ABCs
  8. Sundress for Paige
  9. 3 postage stamp blocks - pieced
  10. Jennifer Paganelli UFO - pieced
  11. Film at Five UFO top - quilted and bound

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Cathy said...

I really like the way that memorial quilt turned out. You did a fabulous job on it. As for the other one, I like the straight lines. Sometimes simple is better.

Mary said...

Good Job on the ND quilt and Memorial Quilt. I Know how you feel about getting it done! Some days the quilt grows in the frame and there are more rows to quilt than I thought. I had to write down some goals for May also. If I don't write it down I don't get as much accomplished.

Chris said...

Love the memorial quilt. Very nice.

Alycia said...

Your Memorial quilt design is beautiful. It is so striking with the black!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I hope you are able to gift the memorial quilt on the 10th ... what a VERY special gift!

The ND quilt will also be treasured.

Congrats on the soon-to-be finishes!