Saturday, January 30, 2016

OMG! January's Accomplishment & February's Goal


I'm not exactly sure how it happened but I think I may have stopped time. That's the only explanation I can come up with as to how I managed to exceed my One Monthly Goal for January. Knowing how far behind I was on my Midnight Mystery Quilt, I set an almost reasonable goal of making my 24" square blocks but there were a lot of them to make - 12 in all.

This past month was very challenging for me health-wise, having a flare-up of vertigo and a cold on top of it. I honestly didn't expect to get my blocks finished in time but somehow I even managed to get them pieced together!


This top is already almost too big for me to photograph even with laying it out on the floor and standing on one of our kitchen barstools.

But wait, there's more! I want to add 2 borders - one skinny dark blue one and then a wider outer border (probably cream, but I want to audition the other colors before I decide). So that is going to be February OMG goal - to get those borders put on.  Of course, borders are my worst enemy. Some people dislike binding their quilts -- for me, it's borders. I find them so tedious. Maybe that's why I have at least one other UFO that's over a year old just waiting for a border.  That's going to have to be a goal for another month though. Right now, I'm determined to get this mystery quilt finished!

15 comments:

  1. I really like the layout with more blocks. I might even like the straight-set better than the offset blocks of the original. I'm not going to rip mine out, though! Yours looks great!

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  2. looks so good have to own up to downloading all the instructions but have not made the quilt, seeing yours makes me think I should Border colours sound ideal

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  3. It looks great! Congratulations for making your goal, and I hope it means you are feeling well. :)

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  4. WOW! I love the strong pattern in your finish, this is simply stunning! I feel the same way about borders, but now that you have said it they are as good as done haha!

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  5. Looks fantastic! It's always nice to have a goal finished.

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  6. Wonderful! That was a lot to get done but the inner top is wonderful.

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  7. Congratulations on finishing your goal. It looks fabulous.

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  8. Your quilt top is wonderful. If you every figure out how you managed to stop time, can you pass along the secret to the rest of us?

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  9. Congrats on finishing your goal. I've been in love with the fabrics you chose, from the start of this quilt. It looks beautiful.

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  10. Your mystery quilt look awesome! I am with you on the borders, I would rather be binding any day instead of sewing a border on.

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  11. Your quilt is gorgeous. The colors are so rich and deep it looks like velvet. I can't wait to see it with the borders.

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  12. Way to go Diana! Especially considering how sick you felt. I love the fabrics you chose for your Midnight Mystery. You can really see the secondary design of the crosses.

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  13. Really? Borders are tedious? I see them as a yippee-I-am-near-the-end signal!

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  14. Gorgeous Midnight Mystery. I really like the colors you used. Congratulations and good luck on your goals.

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  15. Very stunning. Great work. Hope this month is better for healthways too.

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