Thursday, February 25, 2021

Completed OMG for February 2021!

I feel great about my OMG for February!  I set a high bar for myself and said that I would finish the Sloth quilt, add the borders on my Celtic Solstice Quilt and start my OBW from the Paris Panel.  I am very pleased to say that I accomplished all three goals.

After two years of good intentions/procrastination it is a great weight off my mind to have this quilt finished and gifted!  My son in law was delighted with it, he loves quilts and I hope he uses it often.  I felt so happy with my finish that I got right to work on adding the borders on Celtic Solstice, which I've been working on for years here and there, but with the addition of borders it is now ready for quilting!

Not to say it was a simple endeavor!  I looked all over the sewing room for the neutral that I had originally intended to use.  I finally remembered that I had used that fabric to replace the mis-cut triangles from Alouette in January.  No worries, I seem to have an overflow of neutral fabrics right now, so I chose something different and added that border. I had to turn the end triangles on two of my borders, so a little seam ripping happened and then I realized that I hadn't noticed that there was a final border in green.  I actually bought fabric for this border!  When I found this one, it just said "pick me" so I did!

Such a happy quilt!  I can't wait to get it quilted and enjoy it (yes, this one is for me!)  Then I got out my Paris Panels and got all the triangles cut for a One Block Wonder.

I'm excited to see how this will turn out!  This is another quilt for me and will be queen size for my bed, a pretty summer quilt.  I think by the time this year is over I will have made several new quilts for me - how fun!

I'm loving how my hexis are coming out so far!  I've got a lot more to go, but at least I made a start on this project, and if it takes all year, that's just fine.  I'm happy I set a big goal, and even more happy that I have given myself permission to make some pretty things for myself.  Hope you take the time to make some nice things for you, too!



6 comments:

tubakk said...

Paris is always a good idea, but I'm so sorry that it's not possible to go there. Hopefully next year will be better. Your Koala is so sweet. I also have a Celtic Solstice in a plastic bag somewhere....

Deb A said...

Wow - 2 finishes! Love the celtic solstice and the sloth.

Laura said...

Good for you for being so productive. The design and fabric choice for your scrappy quilt is very effective. Love the way the lighter blocks make the darker areas sing.

Quilting Gail said...

You are on a roll!!! The sloth quilt is uber cute!!
And, I'm sure you'll love your Celtic Sol. when it's quilted. It's a beautiful quilt!

Patty said...

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

For the love of geese said...

I really need the pattern for the sloth, is it yours or? I've been working on a paper pieced sloth design but just cant the body right. Congrats on finishing your goals. Sorry if this came through twice as I tried first on my phone but received an error.