Gonna Finish This Sucker! One Monthly Goal with Elm Street Quilts
This month I am very excited to be participating for the first time in OMG at Elm Street Quilts. I work so much better with deadlines to keep me focussed. Otherwise I have too many fun ideas…..
In July I started a tumbling blocks quilt in solids. This is a little unusual for me. I tend to work in batiks, but I was unsure whether I would take to sewing Y-seams or not. And I had a particular plan to recreate a quilt idea that had occurred to me during a Colour Inspiration Tuesday. So I stocked up on some relatively cheap solid fabrics and cut a stack of diamonds with my AccuQuilt GO! cutter.
I got it mostly sewn, and two tutorials on the process written (about Y-seams and about tumbling blocks quilt construction) before life interfered and things stalled on this project. Now it’s time to get it done.
My goal broken down:
- I have all the tumbling block quilt units I need, I just have to finish sewing them together.
- Then I need to buy fabric for the borders and the backing, and get the quilt top finished.
- Finally, I will layer up and pin the quilt sandwich and stabilise it with stitch in the ditch quilting.
That is where my goal ends. However, I reserve the right to completely finish the quilting on this one, but it is not part of my official goal this month! We have to be realistic! 🙂
Do you have a quilt goal for September? If you do, share it with us here in the comments below. And consider joining us at Elm Street Quilts for some accountability (and be in the running for a prize as well!).
I hope you will share what you would like your September 2017 chapter of your Quilt Story to be!