December ’16 OMG

At first I was going to make my One Monthly Goal for December ’16 one of the Christmas presents I am making for my family and friends, but I’m actually not sure who regularly reads my blog. I know my sister does, so sorry, Jackie, no sneak peeks to what you are getting for Christmas from me!

My December OMG will at first seem quite simple. I am going to make my last block for The Bee Hive online quilting bee I have been a part of this year using the colors our December queen bee has picked out: vivid pink, sunshine yellow, and low volume. Here’s my fabric pull:


We will be sewing the Alpine block which should be a fun block to make. By the way, this is breaking news. Because I am the swarm mama, our December queen bee was nice enough to let me know her color and block choices a couple days early. Hopefully she will let the rest of the swarm know her choices very soon as the 1st of the month is when we’re supposed to let our hive-mates know what we’ve chosen. Probably at least a couple other hive-mates will be relieved that our queen bee has not chosen a paper-pieced block. I know I did a little happy dance when she shared her block choice with me.

In addition to making the Alpine block, I plan to send a little hand-made, quilt-related extra with this block, and since I haven’t sent any extras all year long, I’m going to send an extra to all eleven of my swarm members to thank them for their participation. It wasn’t totally stress-free being a swarm mama this year, but overall my swarm has done a good job fulfilling their obligations. I know some other swarms have had members drop out, and it has put a lot of pressure on the swarm mamas to make sure everybody receives their eleven blocks.

Be sure to check in at the end of December to see a pic of my finished block and my mystery extras!

Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: OMG December Goal Setting Party.

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6 Responses to December ’16 OMG

  1. Jacqueline Rubio says:



  2. Patty says:

    good luck with your block. Thanks for linking up with Elm street Quilts One Monthly Goal.


  3. Good luck on your OMG! I can’t wait to see your pretty fabrics in block form!


  4. I’m glad your swarm was a good group for you, and congratulations making it through the year; I think this makes great sense as a goal and that everyone is going to be surprised and pleased to get an extra package from you in the mail – how thoughtful! 🙂


  5. Lisa says:

    This is a great goal for this time of the year Mary. I love the fabrics you have chosen.


  6. Pingback: Dec ’16 OMG Finish with Mystery Extras | Quilting is in my Blood

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