I’m glad this month has 31 days because I needed almost all of them to get both of my Oct ‘18 OMG projects finished. First up is my Floating Hexagons quilt that was a pattern test for Sarah Goer Quilts. Please see my Oct ‘18 OMG post for all details. Many of you know that quilt photography is a challenge for me, but since yesterday was such a beautiful day, I drove to one of the local parks and took pictures on the steps of the plaza pavilion. I think they turned out fairly decently and certainly shows the truer colors of the Kona Cerise and Berry better than my inside pic in my post above.
I’m so happy with the quilting that Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting did (and shout out to Sarah Goer for suggesting the diagonal plaid quilting motif).
I used Alison Glass’ Pearl in Cerise fabric for both the back and the binding, and I really like how it turned out. On the front, the narrow binding gives just a hint of a contrasting splash of color, and on the back, the binding and backing fabric appear to blend seamlessly (at least in my humble opinion!).
I have finally figured out what works best for me as far attaching a label to my quilts though I am still refining the process. The close-up of the label below is a little off center, but I think I’ve figured out how to easily get it centered, and I’m planning to write a quilt label tutorial for the Fall 2018 Tips and Tutorials Festival hosted by Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl and Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs. Finishing this quilt was one of my 2018 Qtr 4 Finish-A-Long Goals.
The other project I finished for my October One Monthly Goal is the Christmas Baubles Quilt by Jen Daly for Moda Bake Shop. I shamelessly used the same Kate Spain Jingle fabric that Jen used (that I purchased in 2015) and also quilted my mini quilt in the same manner as Jen, though the lines that she used to outline the tree are definitely straighter than mine! In the photo below that I took this morning, this mini quilt that measures 18” x 24” looks as big as the shed behind it! I was trying to get a Christmasy look by attaching it with clear binding clips to a pine tree in my yard.
I took another photo at lunch time on my portable design wall with a 6” x 24” ruler next to it. The back door was open, so the indoor light isn’t too bad with this pic: