Wednesday, November 30, 2016

OMG goal complete!

I'm happy to say that I finished my One Monthly Goal for November--I quilted the Smudgy Cat quilt! 

I wanted to use a few different designs, all freehand. On the two fussy-cut blocks, I did diagonal lines and then squiggles and zigzags in the frames around the cat.  (Isn't Smudgy cat so cute?!)

For the heart blocks, I tried a wavy crosshatch. Mostly because I didn't want to mark lines! I like how it turned out though. 

I was determined to piece the back from my stash. I succeeded! 

Monday, November 7, 2016

OMG: November goal

I'd like to keep working through my pile of quilt tops...these quilts could have happy owners instead of being folded on a shelf, awaiting a date with batting, backing, and some machine quilting. 

So my November goal for One Monthly Goal, recently moved to Elm Street Quilts, is to machine quilt this cute quilt. I stitched the top back in 2014--it's a free pattern from Benartex's website, using their adorable Smudgy Cat collection. Time to get it finished! 

The trees are so beautiful right now that I couldn't resist throwing the quilt top over a branch of one of our Japanese maples. Love the fall colors! 

Thanks again to Heidi for hosting OMG for most of 2016. It's one of my best motivators! Looking forward to continuing it with Patty at Elm Street Quilts.