July 2020 OMG

My July 2020 One Monthly Goal is to turn the Sashiko designs that I’ve been working on for the past month into coasters. I’ve completed four so far which are shown in the photo collage below:

I have one more Sashiko design to complete, and then I will make four of them into a set of coasters and save the fifth one for a different project. I’ve enjoyed beginning to learn this specific embroidery craft and have already ordered another set of coaster designs to continue my Sashiko practice.

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June 2020 OMG Finish

My June 2020 One Monthly Goal was to finish the Month 2 units as well to make the units for Months 3 and 4 of my Solstice quilt. I am doing the Monochromatic version of the Solstice Block of the Month program. People who know me well are shocked that I chose to use different colors of blue (with some silver for a Christmasy touch) rather than the turquoise colors featured in Rebecca Bryan’s mock-up. It was hard not to use turquoise, but the quilt will be displayed in a section of the house that has more blue Christmas decor, plus I had to venture at least slightly out of my comfort zone! I did get Months 2, 3, and 4 completed along with Month 5. Below is a pic of one each of all the units so far:

I am in the process of working on Month 6 of this BOM which I hope to finish up next week, and then I will be caught up, at least until July 17th when we get the instructions for Month 7!

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June 2020 OMG

My June 2020 One Monthly Goal is to get Months 2, 3, and 4 completed for the 2020 Solstice Block of the Month project through Bryan House Quilts. I took a break from this project when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and all I wanted to do quilting-wise was easy piecing. But I’m starting to feel more like myself and decided I was ready to take on making some angled strip sets. Right now I’m in the middle of Month 2 of this BOM. Below is the pic that I took of my Month 1 units back in January that will be dispersed throughout the quilt.

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May 2020 OMG Finish

My May 2020 One Monthly Goal was to finish my Blithe quilt top. Please see my May 2020 OMG post for details and the original inspiration for this quilt. There are two definitions for the word, “blithe.” It can mean to show a casual and cheerful indifference considered to callous or improper or the second definition is to be happy or joyous. My Blithe quilt is definitely meant to be happy and joyous with its riot of bright colors. If you check out the Blithe Pattern, you will see that I altered the pattern. The original dimensions were 54.5” X 72.5”, and my modified Blithe quilt top is 72.5” X 84.5”. You can see in the photo below that it fits very nicely on my full-size bed, and I will be keeping this bright and happy quilt for myself. I’m sending it out for long-arm quilting tomorrow.

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