Tuesday, October 6, 2020

One Monthly Goal: October 2020

 I'm late to the OMG (One Monthly Goal) party this month, slipping in my link right before the OMG goal setting linky closes over at Elm Street Quilts.  I did not meet my September goal, and wasn't sure what my October goal should be.  So hard to pick ONE goal when so many are swirling around my monster to-do list!

October OMG Part I: Modern Baby Clam Shells Quilt

Okay, so my October OMG is going to be a two-fer-one special, because these two quilts are going to the same home.  By the time Halloween rolls around, I need to finish my Modern Baby Clam Shells quilt for an almost-two-year-old who is newly a Big Sister, AND I need to finish my baby sized monogram version of the AQS Letter Home QAL for the baby brother who was born on October 1st.

October OMG Part II: Letter Home Baby w/Pieced Monogram

The current status of the butterflies-and-clam shells quilt is that it's loaded on my long arm frame, 2/3 of the way quilted, and should be ready for labeling and binding by the end of today.

Clam Shell Quilting is Currently In Progress

The baby brother's quilt is still in the piecing stage.  Everything is cut out and I'm close to having all of the blocks pieced.  Hopefully this one will be ready to load on the frame soon after the butterfly quilt comes off.

Letter Home Block Construction is Currently In Progress

I've purchased and prewashed/shrunk the backing and binding fabrics for Letter Home, but still need to seam two backing lengths together and actually make the binding.  Plus I still need to digitize, embroider, and attach a label for each quilt, and I usually hand stitch my binding so that will take some time as well.  

So the plan is to get both of these quilts finished, wrapped, and sent off in the mail by Halloween!  If you don't see me posting as often this month, it will be because I'm busy QUILTING instead of just WRITING about quilting!  ;-)


LA Paylor said...

I better just subscribe to your blog... I keep missing stuff!

Plumdelice said...

You are a busy lady. I love both of your quilts and I bet they will be adored.

SJSM said...

You will be missed. Put that nose to the grindstone and get'er done.

Ramona said...

The quilting design you used for your Clam Shell quilt is beautiful. It really adds to the overall beauty of this quilt. I'm liking your baby boy quilt design, too. It's always fun to watch you construct a quilt...I learn so much! Happy Day!

Rebecca said...

Love the way the clam shell size and colors work with the lovely butterflies you finely chased down!!! Worth the hunt I think

Patty said...

Lovely. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.