OMG for May 2018

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 InfatuationConfessions of a Fabric AddictFinished or Not Friday Sew Can SheEm’s Scrap BagBOM’s AwayFiber Tuesday;   Esther’s Wednesday WOWSew, Stitch, Snap, SHOWSew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts;  Oh ScrapScrap Happy SaturdayShow and Tell Monday with Bambi; Happy To Be Scrappy

20 Replies to “OMG for May 2018”

    1. Nope! We both have our hobbies and expensive toys! I have 2 that will cost more if I decide to show them next year, but the others are less because they do not have to custom quilt. I just have to take time next week to set things up!
      Thx for commenting!t


  1. Hi Nanette,
    Wow, that is a long list for May! I am sure you can complete them all if you so desire. Glad to hear you are feeling more like yourself and your strength is returning!
    ~smile~ Roseanne


  2. A good list, Nanette! I kept mine short this month, because of work and gardening. I did forget to add the Squared Away Sampler blocks for this month. I will be doing them! Love the yellow you chose for April!

    I look forward to seeing your progress this month!


    1. Thank you Laura, see I do not have a green thumb so I do not have the garden to care for! But I enjoy looking at all who do garden and have beautiful flowers. It is a lot of hand work and I need to put the glue on the chair each day and push forward! Have a great week-end.

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    1. Thank you Karen, I just cannot do the galloping horse! My eyes go to a mistake immediately! I think I missed one last year, but that is one of the tops I gave away for my cousin to fix and quilt! Your work is really coming along and so beautiful! Folk Art is fun to make. Maybe next year I will incorporate one in my goal list! I should be caught up by then! I am getting to a point where I will work on one at a time to completion.


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