Sunday, July 26, 2020

July OMG finished

Yes, another quilt off the 'To Be Quilted' shelf!  For July's One Monthly Goal I wanted to get this flimsy quilted and bound.  I have had it done for over a week now and just waiting till I got back from a little vacation to post it.
You can read about the beginnings of this quilt HERE, including finding a link for the tutorial of this block.  

I was planning on doing an allover freehand design on my Nolting FunQuilter. However, a little voice just kept saying 'you have to do something else'.  So I compromised and did a freehand allover in the center portion, it's a swirly feather with some hook swirls thrown in.

Followed by ribbon candy in the blue border and X's in the outside border of squares. I am happy I spent the extra time to do these little touches that go a long way to dress it up.

For some unknown reason I had a problem with the binding.  When it was done and laying on the floor the binding/border was waving at me. I don't usually have any problems with binding so I am not sure what went wrong.  Then I tried really steaming it and still it was waving.  After letting it set for a couple days I decided I had to do the right thing and rip off the binding.  It was so worth it, it now lays flat, and I am happy:)   As soon as I get some good photos I will be listing it in my Etsy shop.

Thanks to Patty at Elm Street Quilts for hosting the OMG(One Monthly Goal) each month.  I'll be
linking up over there.

I mentioned that I was on vacation last week. We took the camper and went to visit our son and DIL last weekend, that way we could social distance and just do outdoor things.  It was wonderful.  And then DH and I went on to camp near lakes and a bike trail.  So relaxing and almost makes one feel normal again.  No sewing at all last week and I am totally okay with that!
 While kayaking we spotted a loon and her baby.  We saw lots of deer and even a fox that came through the campground, but sadly he was trotting faster than I could get my camera for a photo.

While biking on the trail a black bear ran across the path about 75 yards in front of DH.  He wasn't scared but I was a bit.  We stopped and let him go on his merry way and then we continued.  I don't mind seeing them at all IF I am in a vehicle but we were rather exposed on the bikes! 


  1. Thanks for the pics of up North. How many miles of trail did you conquer? I hear it’s about 120 miles.

    1. Thanks Lu, did you know that you are a no reply blogger? We did about 36 miles of the trail in different directions.

  2. Nice quilting choices for your OMG. I especially like your feathers in the center of the quilt. They look spaced so evenly...a dream of mine. LOL I tend to make everything just too close together.
    Your vacation pics look peaceful and relaxing. I would have waited for that bear to move on too!

  3. Great finish, great quilting and great design. I'm glad you had a little get away. It's good for the soul!

  4. What a fun quilt and glad you had a lovely time camping. Congrats on finishing.

  5. That's a pretty one, Vicki! What is that block called? Do you know why the binding was wavy, and what did you do to fix it after the unstitching? Looks like a lovely getaway, especially seeing all the wildlife! (Well, the family, too, lol!) I'm definitely getting that "need to get away" feeling, but we haven't come up with a solution yet.

  6. Congratulations on your finish! It's such a bright, happy quilt. How sad you had to unstitch the binding but I think it's great that you did so you could have a flat quilt. It makes a much nicer finish.

  7. Good morning, Vicki! I love this finish. It's nice and colorful and that quilting design really gives the piece some movement. It reminds me of a sweet wind blowing. I appreciate the closeup of the quilting! Your ribbon candy looks so perfect. I'll have to give it a try sometime soon, and if it isn't so perfect then I'll give it a new name. HAHA! Your mini vacay sounds relaxing and refreshing. Just the ticket. ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. I like that quilt, with its bright colors and design. Nice photos too - especially like that loon pic!

  9. Congrats on completing your OMG and getting away for a little vacation!

  10. I love this pretty quilt! The little squares in the border really make it perfect, and the special quilting enhances them so nicely. Glad you had such a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation. Being near (or on!) the water is so wonderful :)

  11. Beautiful! Congrats on your finish and thanks for being part of One Monthly Goal.

  12. I love the bright colors and those feathered swirls. Great job finishing it up. Such beautiful pictures from your vacation too. Camping is hard for me with a baby.

  13. Those little extras you put into your quilting designs makes for magnificent pieces. Sounds like a great little favorite.


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