Before we know it the year will be gone and Christmas and Winter will be here again! But in the meantime, we will have summertime and hopefully a lot of rain in South Texas. Here are my OMG for May.
LONG ARM QUILTING PROJECTS: I will be sending out 5 or 6 quilts to be quilted sometime this month. I have decided that I would like to be 100% caught up on my completed quilt tops. So they will be off the list as soon as I get them to the quilter.
NESTING: I am halfway through with Block 4. Hopefully I will have it completed by the end of the month!
MOUNTMELLICK: MM has been coming along slowly but surely. The 3rd border requires very careful marking. I cut each section about 2 inches larger and then had to mark the finished seam line and the 1/4″ seam allowance. The hand appliquéd vines on each of the 4 sections of border are completed. Di Ford used the Broderie Purse flowers on her border and only 3 flowers on each section, but I am going to place 7 each 3″ hexagon flowers and leaves on each border section. Here is a picture of what I have completed and how it will look.
I have one of the 28 flowers completed (top upper right) and I am very pleased with the fabric and fussy cutting. After studying the 168 pieces for the flowers from reds, blues, and shirting fabrics, I decided that this flower fabric will flow better with the rest of the quilt. I have approximately 78 more 1/2″ hexagon petals to cut out to make all 28 flowers. Plus 56 small leaves. I will be using a hand dyed fabric (black) for the leaves. I have no idea what the next border will be as far as fabric color. I am taking it a border at a time.
BRINTON HALL: I should have some time to sew the side hexagons on the Medallion.
INDIAN SUMMER: Not sure if I can complete the hand quilting on this project, but would like to accomplish more than I did in April.
RSC 2018 Squared Away: The colors are Rose and Red. As soon as the pattern is posted I will get them made for this month.
A Heart A Day SAL: I have added one more project for this month only. Deb at Happy To Be Scrappy is having a Heart A Day sew along! I am ready for this one. I have chosen to make 3 1/2″ hearts and when having my morning coffee I will enjoy appliquing a heart on my fabric grid. This will give me something that I can spend about 20 minutes a day and at the end of the month they will be completed! Easy project.
I am hopeful that this month will be a quiet month and that my energy level continues to improve. I just need to keep those pesky Unforeseen Requirements (UFR’s) out of my way!
Have a great week,
Linking To: My Quilt Infatuation; Confessions of a Fabric Addict; Finished or Not Friday ; Sew Can She; Em’s Scrap Bag; BOM’s Away; Fiber Tuesday; Esther’s Wednesday WOW; Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHOW; Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts; Oh Scrap; Scrap Happy Saturday; Show and Tell Monday with Bambi; Happy To Be Scrappy