Thursday, October 6, 2016

OMG October

For my October OMG, I think I will try to finish this quilt top.  It seems a shame to spend so much time cutting around all of the little templates and attempting to sew all of the points together if I'm just going to stuff this project in a bag and hide it in a pile of unfinished quilt tops. 

Nearly 10 years ago, John Flynn came to our little town and taught a Storm At Sea class.  I made a lot of headway during the class and maybe even a few days after the class, but I guess I must have lost steam, and it looks like I lost interest in the home run stretch.  It's time to finish this!  Wish me luck!

Linking to:  OMGMCM, Monday Making, Moving It Forward Monday, Sew Cute Tuesday, Midweek Makers, Linky Tuesday,  NTT,

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  1. This is stunning, Kathi, and well worth a finish! As Yoda says, do not try, do!

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  2. This is going to be gorgeous when you finish!

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  3. One of my favorites, especially in blue. Nice it has found daylight!

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    1. I like it too. I'm glad I'm finally getting back to it.

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  4. This is such a beautiful pattern and I love the blues! Well worth finishing - for sure!

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    1. I love the look of the Storm at Sea but there sure are lots of points to match.

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  5. You can do it! It is really beautiful. This is one I want to try - one of these days.

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    1. Thank you Elaine. It is a fun pattern but you have to be very careful.

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  6. What a beautiful pattern. And kudos to you, for (almost) getting this WIP finished. Must be a great feeling to hold it in your hands as a finished quilt (I'm cheering on you from Germany!)

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    1. Thank you! I will have the top done by the end of the month. Quilting? Probably not.

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  7. I love the Storm at Sea pattern! Yours will be gorgeous in those pretty blues.

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  8. Press on! You are almost there. I finished one Storm at Sea and almost finishing the second one. Cheering you on from a fellow quilter.

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    1. Did you enjoy making your Storm at Sea? Thank you for the support.

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  9. Ooh, it's GORGEOUS!!! I have wanted to make a Storm at Sea for such a long time. Even bought fabric for two different versions; just haven't worked my way around to it yet. So I know how that goes. Good for you, pulling it out again and making progress!

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    1. Give it a go Rebecca. It takes time. I recommend John Flynn's templates because the cutting is more accurate, which really makes it easier to make those points come together. Good luck!

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  10. Good luck! Sometimes all it takes is a stitch or two to re-ignite interest in a project. Have fun with it Kathi! :)

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  11. It's beautiful! Definitely worth the time to finish it.

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  12. Love your SAS. I'm planning one for a wedding quilt for my second granddaughter. I thought it a funny pun, and since she wants blue and green for colors, it would be appropriate. Thanks for sharing yours.
    Hugs

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    1. Your granddaughter is a lucky woman. SAS will be lovely in blues and greens.

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  13. Hi Kathi! Finish this, you're going to love it! I have made small quilt 'After the Storm' with this pattern adding sun there. x Teje

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    1. I bet your quilt was lovely Teje! I am almost done with the top.

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  14. You can do it - don't give up! And you'll have the best feeling when it is done. Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

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  15. I too have a stash "bag" filled with blue and silver batiks that I have been putting together for at least five years. You just gave me the inspiration to stop collecting and start cutting ! I hope my blocks are as beautiful as yours after all these years !

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    1. Blue and silver, yummy. Yes, start cutting. You will be so happy with the results.

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  16. You can do it. I am cheering you on. Someday when I grow up I will make the Storm at Sea quilt.
    Hugs,
    Preeti.

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    1. When you grow up...haha. Thank you Preeti!

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  17. Go for it and as many times as you need to - lovely. Was John Flynn normal?LOL

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    1. Thank you Maggie! Have you had a class with JF? He really likes hand quilting.

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  18. How interesting to read the earlier comments and note that so many quilters want to make Storm at Sea. Count me among them. I love yours in blue. So striking. May I ask about your title - OMG October? Does OMG stand for something other than oh my goodness/God? I'm guessing it does. *wink*

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    1. Thank you Jayne. You should make one! OMG is for One Monthly Goal...http://redletterquilts.blogspot.com/p/omg.html. Check it out. It really does motivate to get those UFO's out of the closet.

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  19. Yes Kathi. it's time to finish this! It's too gorgeous to not be finished. Can't wait to see it.

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