My OMG for May was to find background fabric, and cut the pieces for our son's birthday quilt. You can read more about that at this post.
Well, I traveled to our LQS, 20 miles from my front door and selected a fabric. So the pieces were cut and put on my design wall. I decided that one of the light fabrics was too light. So I cut 3 different darker squares and rectangles. Not a problem, I had lots of fat quarters to chose from.
I liked the layout now, so decided to sew it together. Normally I would web the blocks, but this design does not lend itself to that technique. I made some marking tabs, some marking pins for the end of each row and got started. First I sewed each row together. Then I sewed in set of 2 rows each. Two rows became 4 rows at the top, and I repeated the process from the bottom up. My plan was to end up sewing the 2 sections together in the middle. That helps me manage the bulk to the left of my machine. It worked out great.
There are still borders to be added, but then it will be ready to have backing purchased and off the the longarm quilter! I have a piece of black and gray fabric picked for the binding. I think it will be perfect, but I will not know for sure until I decide on the backing fabric.
Here are some close ups of the fabric. It is almost all from the Tag collection by Cheryl Arkinson,
|I am a push over for text fabric!|
|Don't you just love the tic tac toe and the fingerprints?|
but the Sulfur green brick print is from Latifah Saafir's Grafic line and the borders and fill in fabric is from Kanvas Studios Bernatex, Swirling Leaf pattern designed by Maria Kalinowski called White Out! I hope it looks like pebbles or rocks, more urban in feel than leaves!
So my May OMG is met, and then some!
Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal - May Finish Link-up
Stay Busy and Stay Happy! Now I'm off to help Mr Busy complete the filling of the raised bed he made for me this week. I may try to put some tomatoes and peppers in addition to some herbs and some hostas, and some other filler plants. Wish me luck there too!!!