Feb ’17 OMG Finish

My February 2017 One Monthly Goal was to make a quilt top out of the Quatrefoil bee blocks received from The Bee Hive and Stash Bee members (with Surprise Blocks from my friend, Sarah Goer, and four blocks made by me). I had hoped to make a 60″ square quilt, but a few of the blocks were too small, so my Quatrefoil quilt top is now four across and five down. It is a very nice lap quilt size, and I love the depth of color in the teal/turquoise petals and the different variations of lime corners that form diamonds. Down the road I plan to make a big pillow with four of the unused blocks after I have trimmed them down to about 12″ square.

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I finished this quilt top this morning, snapped a quick pic, and then got it packaged to ship to Amy Ellis of AmysCreativeSide.com. She had a one-day quilting sale that I was lucky enough to take advantage of. I’m asking her to quilt a mazes motif in a medium grey that I think will look especially awesome in the low volume sections. This is the first time I’ve ever shipped off a flimsy for quilting, but at least I’m only shipping it a couple states away. In the 1990s my mom used to send her quilt tops to the Philippines for quilting!

Have you ever sent off a flimsy for quilting before? If you did, were you a little nervous to entrust your precious quilt top to a courier or post office?

Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: Feb ’17 OMG Finishes.

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9 Responses to Feb ’17 OMG Finish

  1. Jacqueline says:

    Another good looker!

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  2. Looks amazing!! I’ve done my own quilting so far. I love the idea of sending it off (mostly because I’m limited in what I can do myself) but until my kids grow up and buy their own things I probably will not. I’m excited to see the quilting when it’s done!

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  3. Patty says:

    Love, love this! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

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  4. Laura says:

    Lovely quilt; makes me think of a garden filled with blooming blue flowers!

    I quilt my own quilts; mostly because of financial constraints. However, I did try a long armer once, and was very disappointed with her work on my quilt. I’ll do a better job ‘shopping around’ next time.

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  5. kaholly says:

    Gorgeous quilt! I’ll be looking forward to seeing what magic Amy performs on it! If it’s this pretty as a flimsy, it will be a stunner all quilted up!

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  6. This is so pretty! Love the color combo. Congrats on the finish.

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