Sunday, November 6, 2016

November OMG

If you've paid any attention to my blog, you may have noticed that I have really old quilts sitting in my UFO box.  The OMG challenge has motivated me to get them out and finish them.  The latest find is a quilt I started about 8 years ago.  Kim Diehl visited our town and taught a couple of classes from her book, "Simple Traditions."  Kim Diehl has a great technique for machine appliqué so the quilt projects in her book can go pretty quickly. This UFO is a quilt I made from the book after I took the class.  I had the idea to add a lovely appliquéd border and so this top sat for a very long time while I thought about the border and then forgot about the quilt altogether.  When I pulled it out, I decided that if the quilt was going to ever be done, it just had to be quilted without a border.  If the appliqué hadn't happened for 8 years, it most likely never would.  


I started the quilting about 6 months ago but this is as far as I've gotten.  You can see by the lines in the right of the quilt, I started another pattern that I didn't really like, so I tore it out.



November is a busy month so we will see if this one gets done.

38 comments:

  1. Hi, thanks for sharing this quilt. The colors and set are terrific, and the quilting looks great. Good luck with the finishing!
    Sylvia at Treadlestitches

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    1. Thank you Sylvia! Aren't the colors yummy. Great for fall.

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  2. I love this pattern. I don't think I have seen it before. Glad you are getting it out of the WIP box and getting it finished. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

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    1. This is a pattern from Kim Diehl's book, "Simple Traditions."

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  3. As a lover of pebbling, when I saw your picture I yelled YES! With joy in my head. I love how it makes the rest of the piecing in the quilt pop out. Good luck on your November goal. I think it will be a stunning finish.

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    1. This is my first attempt at pebbling. I hope it turns out.

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  4. Good for you just going for the finish. I agree if something has sat that long you probably wouldn't finish it if waiting for the applique. Done is good!!!

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  5. Nice looking quilt. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your finish.

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    1. I LOVE OMG. It's inspired me to get things done.

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  6. I love the quilting you're adding. It is really making the blocks pop! Good luck with your November goal!

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  7. So glad you pulled this one out to finish! It's beautiful and the quilting looks wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Ariane. I hope it turns out.

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  8. You know, I have a couple of UFOs like that, too. Things that never got done because I got kind carried away with grandiose ideas about complicated settings or additional fancy borders, and then I felt so overwhelmed that I just couldn't do anything with them at all. You're right; not EVERY quilt needs to be so complicated.

    I am struck by the dramatic impact of your pebble quilting in that photo where we can see and compare the quilted blocks to the unquilted ones. It looks FABULOUS!

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    1. I think I've realized that I am a quilter who likes a project that takes 1 week to finish. I get bored and want to get to the next project-there are so many quilts I want to make. Knowing the problem is the first step to fixing it...lol. Good luck with your UFO's

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  9. This is going to be a beautiful fall quilt. Love the pebble quilting you are doing. Good luck with your goal!

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  10. That's really lovely! It's a use of traditional-looking fabrics in a more more modern layout ... and it works! Nice to reach back 8 years and not give up on it. I'm inspired to do the same.

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    1. Thank you! And good luck with your UFO's.

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  11. Really neat version of bear paw? colors are great and I love the quilting. It seems like just the right amount

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  12. It's a beautiful quilt without the applique and the quilting is really adding the texture. Good luck getting this one done. It's so nice when those UFOs come off the list.

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    1. Thank you Kate. It is nice. My box has more room for UFO's now.

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  13. That pebbling is fantastic! I love the texture it gives your quilt and the way it highlights the piecing. This will be a beautiful finish Kathi and I can't wait to see it done! Thanks so much for sharing it on MCM.

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  14. Doing one of my favorite quilt stitches - pebbling. But OMG it is sooo tiring ~
    Visiting from Scraptastic Tuesday.
    http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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    1. It is time consuming! And it takes a lot of thread.

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  15. Well done on going for the finish! Great scrappy look to this quilt. Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday!

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  16. What a fantastic quilt and great colours! I hope you get it finished!

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  17. I love this and I think it looks great without a border. Sometimes you just have to deviate from the original idea.

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    1. Thank you. I have decided I love quilts without borders.

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  18. A pretty UFO! Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

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  19. A beautiful quilt, and I'm loving those pebbles!

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  20. I love the pebbles. They take forever but give such great texture.

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