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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Weekly update: Chasing Rainbows, Barn Doors, and OMG for September

On Friday evening I finished quilting, binding, and labeling Chasing Rainbows.  Hooray for a finish!  I found just the right backing fabric but I had only four yards of it. As you can see it is obviously directional. The horizontal HSTs added the needed length. The vertical row of HSTs meant I did not have to try to match the print.   [58 x 72, 4-7/8 yds used]




















Saturday evening I made nine Barn Door blocks for the September Block Lotto.  They're 6.5" unfin. and were really easy.










 I need to designate a project for September's One Monthly Goal. I actually have a couple of need-to-do's, but since it is *one* goal I will narrow it down.  In May I offered a t-shirt quilt at our Rotary Golf Outing auction. Eva M. was the winning bidder as a gift to her granddaughter Karleigh.  Karleigh brought the shirts over yesterday.  These are her from high school cheering squad.  She's beginning her third year in nursing at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee.  I told her the quilt would definitely be ready by Christmas and most likely way before that.  She said she'd like yellow and gray with a touch of black for the sashing and borders. I like that combination!

My September goal is to get the t-shirt quilt top assembled.

I'm linking up for OMG here
 and with these quilting bloggers
Oh, Scrap!
 Monday Making
 Main Crush Monday
 Design Wall Monday

20 comments:

  1. Fabulous finish! I really love Chasing Rainbows!

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  2. Chasing Rainbows is so pretty and I love what you have done to the backing fabric to give you a bit more.
    Tee Shirt quilts are fun to make! Happy stitching with yours!

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  3. Congrats on a lovely finish! I am intrigued by your barn door blocks. Could you give a little tutorial, either publicly or privately?

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  4. Great idea for extending the backing! Wonderful.

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  5. I love your "Chasing Rainbows". What a great way to get extra length in the backing; I must remember that!

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  6. Chasing Rainbows is delightful!!! And I love the way you made that backing fabric work :*). Congrats on a great finish!

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  7. Chasing Rainbows is gorgeous, congrats on the finish. Fun backing for it too. Good luck with your OMG, looks like it will be a fun quilt to make.

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  8. That is a beautiful quilt! I love rainbows! I'm inspired!

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  9. Your finished quilt is beautiful!!

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  10. Chasing Rainbows is lovely! I made one of those with a couple of friends - we had a great time using up our scraps

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  11. Chasing Rainbows is wonderful! Are these blocks you made for the RSChallenge? I may have to steal your idea next year. I now know enough to either switch up the light fabric every block or buy a big hunk of it to have enough for the whole year! Good luck on your OMG this month. Knowing you it'll be done by the 15th!

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  12. You've tempted to me to join block lotto...wonder if I'm too late!

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  13. Yay for the finish! Chasing Rainbows is so pretty. I have no doubt you'll reach your September omg goal. Good luck!

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  14. such a happy quilt :) the pieced backing look fabulous with those HSTs!

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  15. LOVE your Chasing Rainbow quilt! That's a great way to stretch a backing to fit too!

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  16. I love your colour choices in Chasing Rainbows, and a lovely pieced backing, nice work!

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  17. What a wonderful idea for an auction prize, and generous of you!
    Perhaps karma will you winning the lotto, those are adorable!!

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  18. pretty quilts nann...can't wait to see the t-shirt one!

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  19. Pretty Pretty and the backing is sew fun.

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