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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

OMG: January goal completed

OMG = One Monthly Goal.

The OMG page on the Red Letter Quilts blog says that photos of each participant's progress should be posted the last week of the month. Well, it's the third week of the month and I have my goal completed. Next week I'll enter this post . . . but why wait to tell everyone else? Here is Postage Stamp Stars with its flying geese border.  My OMG was to piece the borders and attach them to the flimsy.

1/25/16:  click here to go to the OMG linkup.

Here's the backstory:  I made the blocks last summer and used up one dark blue print.  I used a second dark blue print (#2) for the setting triangles. I didn't have any more of #2  for the borders. I *so* wanted to avoid buying any more fabric!  I auditioned a large floral print but that detracted from the stars-in-a-night-sky idea. (See the border quandary here.) I know better than to push on a project when I'm frustrated and I put it away.  At the end of December I pulled it out.  I had a different dark blue print (#3) in sufficient quantity. I removed all of the #2 setting triangles and replaced them with #3. I cut the #3 triangles extra large, so that when I trimmed them there was a 3/4" "float." I made many of the flying geese. Uh-oh! I was running low on print #3. Fortunately I had a selvage that said "Joann's," and I bought 1-1/2 yards on Monday (50% off). Back home I found I had more of #3 after all....sigh.  Anyway: by dumb luck, that 3/4" float was jut enough to allow the geese to fit evenly on all four sides.  Hooray!  I added a 1.5" strip around the edges for stability.

The complete flimsy used 5 yards.  You may ask, "How will you quilt it?" and I will answer, "Eventually."



17 comments:

  1. wow i get to be first to tell you that is one gorgeous quilt...but then, you only make gorgeous quilts so no surprise there....well done nann!

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  2. Whooohoo! eleven free days to go until the end of the month! That's one pretty little flimsey and I'm so glad that you kept the night sky effect going. I learned something that you put the last strip on for stability on the geese, thank you for mentioning that fact.

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  3. Beautiful choices! Glad I stopped by!

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  4. Your quilt is lovely. Congrats on you OMG for January!

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  5. It is an OMG project, as in OMG I love it!!

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  6. Your quilt is just fabulous. Congrats on your OMG

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  7. That's a lot of piecing to achieve your goal, Congrats!

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  8. It's so good you got there in the end - it is beautiful - well done on achieving your goal!

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  9. Yea for a great success! And done a few weeks early. Amazing. I've going to channel you next time!

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  10. Gorgeous quilt and not an easy one either. Congratulations!

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  11. Beautifully done! The dark blues really make the brights shine. Congratulations on finishing this month's goal.

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  12. Yes, beautiful indeed! And now I am curious to see how you do quilt it!

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  13. Yay you!!! and double yay for finishing it early!!!!

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