September One Month Goal

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I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts to focus on one main goal for September.

This month I want to finish up the lap quilt I started in August, it is a nine patcher that has been cut in four to make a cornerstone quilt. I want to have it well ready for a raffle for a local school fund raising event in early November. So I want to be well ahead.

At present this is what it looks like.

Cornerstone Quilt Top

I want to put on a small border around it once all the blocks are together and then to sandwich and pin baste it and then quilt and bind it. I have some wool batting and some cuddle fleece for the back to make it warm and cosy.

The fabric is mostly Galaxy by Henley Studio for Makower UK

Space pictured fabric



My OMG completion for August

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My major goal for the OMG over at Elm Street Quilts was to complete 16 blocks of the Bloom Quilt. This quilt was designed by Lori Holt at Bee in my Bonnet.

At the time of making the goal I had 5 blocks completed. As I went along I decided I was going to make the full twenty. Which I did! It makes the quilt a little longer than I wanted but I decided that I won’t put an outside border on it, so that keeps it within the lap size quilt that I want.  I used Lori’s method of using pellon and sewing it to the shape and then turning it out to the right side. I then machine appliquéd each one down.


Blocks from Bloom quiltAs well since taking the photo I have sewn the blocks together, added the one round of strips for the border and some time soon I will quilt it.

My One Month Goal for August

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My major goal for the OMG over at Elm Street Quilts is to complete 16 blocks of the Bloom Quilt. I have 5 blocks completed. That means I have 11 do to this month. I find I am not really enjoying this method of applique so I need some incentive to get on to them and finish.  I have decided to put in 16 blocks only, not the 20 in the pattern as that makes it longer than I want for a lap quilt.

That will mean I have September to quilt it,

What I have completed so far. I have 5 done. Showing 3.

Three Bloom blocks


I’d like to do that as I aim to have it for a raffle. It will help my local school (where I taught for many years) fundraise money for children who are less fortunate in New Zealand and overseas.

I’ll need to do 3 blocks most weeks in August.

July finish for One Month Goal

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Elm Street Quilts OMG link up

I had one main goal for July which was to sandwich and quilt my Garden Charm quilt designed by Lynette Jensen, that I had been making from a Craftsy Class.  I am happy to say I have completed it and gifted it to my sister, to keep her cosy on the couch at night.

  1. After pressing it I sandwiched and basted. The backing is a cuddle fleece – blue with white stars. The batting is wool.Sandwiching the Garden Charm quilt
  2. Then the long, tedious stitching in the ditch began. I started from the outside and worked my way in. I was happy to meet no problems. Once I had all the main lines completed, I then went around the applique and most of the piecing. Finally the parts that had no piecing and lastly I basted the very edge. All pins out. I love taking that final pin out.Starting on the edge
  3. Next on went the binding. I find a lint roller is perfect for holding the binding and rolls off nicely.Sewing binding on quilt
  4. Then I hand sewed it on to the back, looked out the window and decided I had a fine day where I could wash it and most likely get it dry, so I did.  And then a little time in front of the fire and airing cupboard and I was happy with it.Quilt drying on line
  5. What it looked like when finished, it measured about 58 inches across and 66 inches long approx. The pattern was bigger but I only wanted something for a lap quilt.
  6. And it was delivered.Completed quilt - Garden Charm



One Month Goal for July 2017

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My major goal for the OMG over at Elm Street Quilts  is the one I want to finish the most! It is to take the top I have completed from a Craftsy Class – 2016 Block of the Month taught by Lynette Jensen. I now need to press it, pin baste it and machine stitch in the ditch quilt it with my walking foot and finally bind it.

This is so I can then give it as a gift to my sister who recently turned 65. I did intend it to be for the end of June when her birthday was, however the minky fabric I ordered for the backing has only just arrived, so therefore I will be a little late, but that’s okay.

This is what the quilt top looks like at present.

2016 Block of Month Quilt - Craftsy

The quilt pattern was actually larger but I did not want one any larger than this, which will work out and a substantial lap quilt.

Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal July Linkup.