Oct 2018 OMG Finishes

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:


Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: Oct ‘18 OMG Finishes. Also linking up to 2018 Qtr 4 FAL Link-Up.

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9 Responses to Oct 2018 OMG Finishes

  1. Danice G says:

    Two very festive quilts. I also love your label, looking forward to that tutorial..


  2. kaholly says:

    Congratulations on completing your October OMG! Lovely finishes!


  3. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! Wow, two great finishes to share today. And it’s always nice to meet your OMG goal isn’t it?! I just love Floating Hexagons, and your glamour shot looks so nice. Photographing it on the steps is genius – it looks perfect. I struggle with that area of quilting myself, so I always try to pick up ideas from other quilters. I wish I had seen this picture last week – my photo shoot on Saturday would have been totally different! HAHA! I love your Christmas Baubles, too. I’ve got two Riley Blake charm packs that I’m trying to figure out what to do with – this may just be the ticket. ~smile~ Roseanne


  4. patty says:

    Both of these are so beautiful! Thanks for linking up to Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!


  5. I really love the combination of the Berry and Cerise together, and the Alison glass backing and binding does flow together seamlessly! The mini is very sweet and the photo of it hanging from the tree is definitely something I would have tried, too. 🙂


  6. helen says:

    I don’t know why you say quilt photography is a hurdle for you, you always have great photos. I love these two quilts. Both festive but in a modern way, my sort of Christmas quilt


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  8. Ella says:

    These quilts are lovely! That cerise is hard to get a photo that does it justice. On behalf of the FAL crew, thank you for linking up!


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