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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

One Monthly Goal February

I didn't complete the baby quilt I planned to finish for my January project at  One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts.
I was delighted at how crisp the points of the HST turned out in the blocks.  It wasn't until I started to sew the blocks together that I realized how careless I was when ironing and sewing the individual blocks.  The seams where the blocks intersected were so thick, I would have needed a bulldozer to pull the needle through to quilt them.  Most of the blocks will have to be taken apart and resewn.  Even though I planned to use it as a first Valentines' Day gift for the newest addition to the family, I didn't have the interest in redoing it.  I put it in the pile of items that must be worked on and started to make a string quilt instead.


A few of the fabrics are from my own stash, but most of them came from a giveaway from quilt designer Wendy Shepherd who blogs at Ivory Spring.  You might be familiar with her Spring on Bleecker Street quilt along.  The free pattern download is still available.  Wendy was offering a box of fabric to anyone who was willing to pay for the postage.  The box was overflowing.  Unfortunately, I was not blogging at the time so I don't have a picture to share.  She designs patterns for different fabric companies so the variety was amazing.  I have already ripped apart 6 blocks that didn't match well and have a few that still need a row or two removed, but I am going to try to complete the 35 blocks and put the quilt top together as my One Monthly Goal for February  There are already 147 quilters linked up and I am joining them over at Elm Street Quilts  One MonthlyGoal linky party.


6 comments:

  1. Both of your quilts are beautiful! I have had to put pieces in time out while I work up to whatever it is I feel the need to fix or somehow correct. It's amazing how a little time can help my perspective.

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  2. Beautiful quilt top. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

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  3. Good to hear from you! Missed you. Beautiful string quilt blocks

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  4. I love that new baby quilt! Could the seams be trimmed in any way or pressed differently? Both are so pretty.

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  5. Lovely quilts! I can't wait to see your string quilt finished - it's so pretty!

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  6. I also love string blocks but I haven't been spending any time at them at all. :( Your Dresden Plate looks great!

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