Friday, 18 November 2016

November Goal is Finished

     I've got a finish to share here.  This one has been hanging around waiting for me to quilt it for at least a year.  There were a few things holding me back on getting it quilted.  One thing was that I wanted to get a little more quilting under my belt before I quilted it.  But really what I think held me back the most was that  the colour scheme in this quilt doesn't do a lot for me so I wasn't feeling the desire to quilt it.  The Rainbow Rose for example did a much better job of calling my name.



     This is a comfort quilt made for the Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence unit at the local hospital in my city.  We handed  the blocks out at the Guild for folks to sew into 9 patches then I cut the nine patches to make disappearing nine patch blocks and I pieced the quilt top.  Then it sat and sat waiting for me to quilt it.  I decided to try an all over boxy square quilt design.  This was quite a challenge for me as I find straight lines hard to quilt, but I'm glad I chose it because it gave me lots of practice.  

     
     I ran into a couple of challenges with the quilting process, one at the beginning and one at the end.  To start with when I put the quilt top on the batting I realized that the quilt was too long to fit on the batting, so I took the top and bottom outer boarders off the quilt.  Feeling a bit pressed for time to get the quilt pinned I decided to keep the side borders on and decided it would just have to have a unique design. At the end of the process I was sewing the binding on when I came to the end of the binding.....but there was still more quilt to bind.  So I added in a small section of a patterned fabric in almost the same colour.  It will just add interest says me.



     While I was quilting this quilt I spent some time thinking about how I would like to quilt Charlotte's quilt,  which is the next quilt in the line up.   I think I have a plan and we will see how it pans out.   It's hard to believe I got the top pieced in May.  It's about time I quilted it.   I'm hoping to get it done before I get together with her family around Christmas.
     
     This is my first finish of the 4th Quarter of the 2016 Finish Along (button in the sidebar).   It's also my November Goal for OMG now hosted by Patty at Elm Street Quilts.  I'll be linking up with her later in the month, but for now I'm linking up to TGIFF which is hosted this week by Debbie at The Quilt Journal

14 comments:

  1. Congrats on finishing a quilt. More points to you for finishing one you are not in love with. I am the same; I find it harder to tackle the chores I don't like. But you did it!! Yay you!! And to finish your November OMG so early in the month deserves more brownie points. Hahaha! Enjoy! ;^)

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  2. Wonderful finish.....I know it always feels great to get that out of your sewing room- especially if you end up not loving it- and it's for such a good cause :). I loved your creativity for thinking on the fly and pressing on when you were presented with a few road blocks! Kudos !!!

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  3. Love the subtle fall colors. You had a few challenges and yet you prevailed. I am sure that this quilt will bring comfort to the recipient.

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  4. Congrats on your early finish, Lisa! Your boxy meander looks great and I really like the look of the quilt with only two of the last borders on it. Give yourself a huge pat on the back for a job well done. I'm sure where ever this quilt lands it will bring much love and comfort to that person.

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  5. Great job on the quilting! I love the patterned bit you added to make the binding fit and I agree that it adds interest :)

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  6. Great finish for a great cause.

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  7. I also have one or two long-term projects that I can't find motivation to finish. Maybe your post will inspire me! Congrats to you for getting this worthwhile project finished and achieving your OMG goal. I really like that boxy square fmq pattern.

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  8. Congrats on your finish, it is beautiful quilt for a such a worthy cause.

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  9. A lovely quilt, I love the greens in it. The boxy meander looks great.

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  10. its hard when you don't feel the love to motivate yourself to finish something. The interlocking blocks is actually what I wanted to do for #behemoth, but it didn't quite work out the way I wanted. I should have followed your quilting, instead I quilted squares, and hoped they would overlap. Next time I'll know ........

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  11. Well done with your quilting goals Lisa!! The boxy meander was a good pick and has come up well on the quilt :-) Good problem solving too - no-one would know that the adjustments you made to the quilt were last minute ones!

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  12. Congrats on the finish. You did a great job on the quilting. Kudos for trying something new.

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  13. Oh you did a terrific job of quilting this one Lisa! I find my mind goes into a meditative state when quilting, and sounds like yours did too, by coming up with a plan for quilting your daughter's quilt! Love the extra bit of binding! I love little surprises like that in quilts. :-)

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  14. Really like your choice of quilting. I may need to try that. Congrats on your finish and thanks for linking up with One Monthly Goal.

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