June ‘18 OMG Finishes

My June ‘18 One Monthly Goal was another two-fold goal which helps me make progress on more than project at a time. Just this morning I finished the feature 15”x24” paper-pieced butterfly that I will use in the quilt I am making for my best friend’s birthday in October. The paper piecing went fine, but sewing the sections together is still the most stressful part for me. The best suggestion made to me by Holly DeGroot of Bijou Lovely to make it a little easier is to use a basting stitch to sew the sections together, so that if everything doesn’t line up to my liking, it’s not as hard to rip out the seam to re-sew it. If the basting seam looks good, I just bring my stitch-length down the 1.4 and sew over it.

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I also finished the 700+ HSTs that I will use in my stepdaughter’s Wedding Whirl quilt. I’m using many of the same colorss in both of these projects.

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Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: June ‘18 OMG Finishes.

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9 Responses to June ‘18 OMG Finishes

  1. patty says:

    Beautiful butterfly! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly goal and congrats on your finish.

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  2. The butterfly turned out beautifully. I think the basting stitch is a really good idea but I tend to think I don’t need to do it (which of course means I unpick the seam when I think that, haha). And way to go getting over 700 HSTs ready to go!

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  3. helen says:

    oh 700 hst! having made a few recently I feel your pain. Actually not a pain for making a wedding quilt is a great pleasure. Enjoy!

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  4. Karen says:

    Such a pretty butterfly. Good luck getting those 700 hst sewn together.

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  5. kaholly says:

    Congratulations on achieving bot ambitious June OMG goals!

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  6. dezertsuz says:

    Love your butterfly – a beautiful thing. I can’t imagine making 700 HSTs!

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  7. Lisa says:

    The butterfly is gorgeous and I also love those 12 square triangles.

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