Thursday, March 30, 2017

March OMG Goal Complete

My one monthly goal this month was to put the Aurifil blocks together to complete the quilt top. I was determined to complete my goal so I just stayed up and sewed away while the house is nice and quiet. It also helps that I don't have to worry about homework this week. Thank goodness for Spring Break.


These blocks have been sitting in my drawer for three years. I didn't realize how long until I looked back on my posts. I made extra blocks as I went along during the quit along because I wanted a good size quilt. I taped the blocks to my wall to make it easier for me to sew them into rows. Btw, this is not my design wall, I don't have one. This wall just stays empty so I finally put it to good use ;D


As I was putting the quilt together I didn't notice that something wasn't quite as I had laid them out until I took the photo. It's ok, I can live with it. I love the fact that I was able to use up a lot of my purple fabrics and the quilt is nice and scrappy. The purple border is one of Benartex's Fossil Fern fabrics when it was first released so many years ago. 


I haven't sewn sashing strips in a long time so I had to remember how I used to do it to keep the vertical strips lined up since I had to connect them to the horizontal strips. It takes just a couple of minutes more to make sure they line up but well worth it. I am off to sew away to complete one more goal for this month. I'll share as soon as I am done.



Linking to the following:

Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

16 comments:

Jeanna said...

Wow! That is a beautiful quilt, Kim. Your perseverance paid off.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I'm not a purple person, but I find this just so stunning!! Good for you in pulling that UFO and getting it done. It is just lovely.

Bonnie said...

Lovely purples. The first quilt I made in 1982 was purple and believe me we didn't have the wonderful variety of fabrics then! You did a great job with the blocks and the sashing. And, it's almost totally finished. Keep going on it!

Missy Shay said...

Your top turned out great!

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Lovely purple quilt, and the smaller amount of pink only enhances it Congrats on your goal.

Patty D from NC said...

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

Vicki in MN said...

Congrats on meeting your goal. It turned out gorgeous. I love purple!

Jayne said...

What a pretty purple quilt! One color I have very little of! I'm sure it must feel good to finally have this one put together...well worth it!

Jennifer said...

Your top is beautiful and the placement of the blocks is perfect.

Kat said...

So pretty! Great finish!

Pamela said...

Pretty quilt, you did a great job!

Anthea said...

Great work Kim! Must be satisfying to have a good finish after these years of your beautiful blocks tucked away in a drawer!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Pretty Purple quilt!

grammajudyb said...

Hooray for a finished UFO!!! Lovely job!

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

It's so pretty! I love all the purples.

Lynette said...

It's so pretty. I do love purples and lavenders. I really need to make myself a quilt in that colorway. :)