February 2020 One Monthly Goal Finish

My February 2020 One Monthly Goal was to finish my Glimmers of Gold quilt top for my friend, Karla, who will be awarded her Doctorate in Education from Denver University this May. The long title for this project is Shades of Grey, Patches of Black, and Glimmers of Gold to describe Karla’s journey toward the achievement of this amazing accomplishment. The pattern is Sea Glass from the Sew Kind of Wonderful Mini Wonderful Curves book. It was designed to be a wall-hanging, but Glimmers of Gold is a small throw-size at 43” X 49.5”.

Below is a pic I took of Glimmers of Gold Swatch page in my Quilter’s Planner. I wish I could say that I do this with every project, but truth be told, this is the first time I’ve done this. I think it is interesting to look at how all the greys compare with each other.

I finished my Glimmers of Gold quilt top on Saturday. Overall it sewed up pretty easily though there are certainly a few seams that aren’t perfectly matched. (Like I’ve ever had a project that didn’t have any misaligned seams!!!) The Sea Glass pattern instructions recommend pressing the seams open when sewing the units into rows and then sewing the rows together. That’s generally how I press, but I did try one new thing with this project. I read a tip  by @blossomheartquilts on Instagram about using a finger presser to keep seams straight, so I ordered a Clover Finger Presser, and I found it helpful to open up the seams prior to pressing.

I will be sending it off today to The Modern Quilting Company (used to be My Long Arm Quilting Service), and the quilting pattern I’ve chosen is called Parallel Journey which I think is perfect for this project!

Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: Feb 2020 OMG Finishes.

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3 Responses to February 2020 One Monthly Goal Finish

  1. Pretty quilt! One thing I don’t like about pressing seams open is getting them open. Hadn’t thought to use a tool to help with that. Great tip! Thanks!


  2. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! Wow, this looks just stunning. I love how you recorded everything in your planner. It is really interesting to see all of the different shades of gray used, although the all shine in the pattern. I just know Karla will adore this. It is a fitting representation to the long journey she has just completed. {{Hugs}} You’ve got to be excited to see this wrapping up. ~smile~ Roseanne


  3. patty says:

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


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