My May ‘18 One Monthly Goal was to quilt Jackie’s Aviary and to finish my Rainbow Autumn Chain quilt top. I am happy to report that I did meet my monthly goal again this month, thanks to Patty’s motivating monthly link up. Because I really haven’t been in the mood lately to quilt anything, I probably would’ve bailed on quilting Jackie’s Aviary, which is the name I gave my Scattered Squares pattern test for Sarah@Sarah Goer Quilts, but since I had set it as a goal to quilt this month, I got it done. I have to admit I prefer quilt designing and piecing much more than the actual quilting itself. I think it would’ve looked better with quilting lines more closely spaced together, but I didn’t want to quilt through the birds, so I decided that quilting lines spaced an inch apart was fine. And it’s definitely more cuddly with less dense quilting. Here’s my favorite photo of Jackie’s Aviary with my handsome cat, Rusty, on it:
And a pic that shows the whole quilt measuring 30.5” x 42.5”:
Here’s a close-up of three of the birdies:
One thing that I’ve been doing lately is writing the blog post address on my quilt labels in the hopes that somebody may come across the quilt in the future and want to know a little more about it. Sometimes I print them up on my ink jet printer, but I went old school with this baby quilt. I noticed my hyphen looks more like an underscore and after I took the photo below, I went over the words in the bottom line to emphasize the hyphen. It doesn’t look as nice, but I think it is clearer, which is the goal!
The easier part of my May ‘18 OMG was to make the last block for my Rainbow Autumn Chain quilt top and sew the 16 blocks together (12 made by #IGHoneyBees2018 swarm-mates and four made by me). This quilt top went together without a hitch due to the well-made blocks by my swarm-mates. I really love how all the blocks worked together to create a beautiful color wheel. My swarm-mates were able to choose the color of their choice, and it all worked out so well. I did make an intentional choice to make the last block on the bottom row to finish up the color wheel. I don’t think this will be the last color gradient quilt you see from me!