Thursday, May 25, 2017

May Finish!

My May UFO is finished--all made with scraps as a leader/ender project inspired by Bonnie Hunter. This was my One Monthly Goal for May as well as on my Finish-Along List.

It's quilted with  simple loops using Signature Mother Goose thread. 

The backing was made from a print that I had in my stash and leftover pieces from the borders. Amazingly, I had enough binding scraps in red to go all the way around the quilt and then some!
I'm waiting on attaching the label, as this quilt will be donated. 
I've been keeping up with my Primitive Garden blocks.
I may have posted this one already. The bird houses are the block of the month for the Primitive Garden Facebook group. I'm making pretty good progress on the June block now--the rake. They are so fun to stitch, it's hard to stop!

A few weeks ago, I had picked up this McCalls Quilting magazine. I was attracted to the lovely house quilt on the cover designed by Wendy Sheppard. And now I am the lucky winner of a bundle of the fabrics from Windham used to make the model--I see houses in my future!!

Friday, May 5, 2017

May Goals

I have a few things I want to accomplish this month. The most pressing is my guild challenge quilt that is due to be turned in on Monday. I heard today that the deadline may have been relaxed, but I would just like to be done and not worry about it. I'll be working furiously on it this weekend!

My OMG plan is to get this project finished.
 I got the spool blocks put together at quilt camp.
I plan to donate the finished quilt, so I think it needs a border to make it a bit larger. 

(Sorry for the blurry photo!)
I found this denim printed quilt fabric in my stash--I think it will be okay for the borders....

....and I think I have more than enough binding pieces to make a fun scrappy binding. 
This was the Primitive Garden block I finished for the April Facebook SAL, so I am working on the next block (the rake). Actually, we had a free month, so I don't need to stress myself out if I don't get it done in May--I'm already ahead! 
 Linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal HERE