Friday, April 30, 2021

OMG Finish April 2022 - Stepping Stones

 I didn't know if I could do it, but I sewed like a mad woman this week and I got it finished!  It was 3:30 this afternoon and I had finished piecing the final border strip.  Could I sew on all four borders?  Oh, and press the center?  I decided to go for it and see what would happen, and I did it!

Here is the center before I pressed it.  So stunning!

First border on - and everything measures perfectly!  Woohoo!  I'm starting to feel like I'm going to make it at this point...just keeping on sewing.

Border number two.  My favorite print in this kit, it's so fun!  At this point my quilt is 80 inches square and it's time to add the pieced border.

Again, a perfect fit, and my points look mostly good.  There are so many of them that I am not going to worry about one or two that are less than perfect!  That's the same tactic I took putting the blocks together for the top.  I just sewed the blocks together and let the points be whatever they were.  Most of them were quite nicely matched!

And last, but not least the final border is added!  I did it!

I didn't have room to lay out the whole quilt, but this is one fourth of it.  Final measurement is 92 1/2 inch inches square.  So colorful and pretty!  I am very pleased with the results!

I did have to rip a few of the triangles around the stars because the directional fabric was going the wrong way.  I blame the fact that I got too involved in a movie I was watching while sewing!  I'm glad I did because it would have been quite noticeable in the finished quilt.  I think I got one of the green triangles turned sideways, but it doesn't stick out much, so I left that one.  Just goes to show that you don't need to try to make a mistake in the quilt!

I'm glad I pushed to get this finished.  Of course that means I need to get it done before the end of the year because I can't make any new UFO's if I want to complete my Quilting PHD in 2021...guess I'd better start looking for some backing fabric!  At least for April I did finish my OMG, so I'm totally enjoying that feeling for right now and will worry about the quilting later.  And I can think about my OMG for May....

Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal - April Finish Link-up


Kathy R. said...

This is a very pretty quilt! The fabric was a great choice and makes it. It was worth the push to get it completed.

Patty said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly goal and congrats on your finish!

Pamela Arbour said...

Congratulations! Fabulous borders and fabric. I love your quilt.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pamela,

I am writing you from Germany. I also made the Flora Stepping Stones Quilt a few years ago. The top is still unquilted in my cupboard, but I can't wait to finish it.
Did you already quilted your top in the meantime?
Do you have a picture?

Kind regards