Getting Worried – OMG Deadline Looming
October is the first month we have participated in the One Monthly Goal (OMG) party hosted by Patty at Elm Street Quilts. Now to be honest, Sue is saying we are you joining all of these quilt alongs and goals?!! I shrug. ~shrug~ I join them for the camaraderie and the fun of making something new and different. The OMG project should be simple and easy to do. We make a quilt in a month SO many times – this should be no different. And, I might add, I picked one of the months that has 31 days in it to start . . . brownie points should be given for that as well, don’t you think?!
In case you haven’t been here before and missed an earlier post, our OMG goal is to ‘finish’ the Evening Star quilt. I used ‘finish’ rather ambiguously since it could mean just the quilt top or the whole quilt with binding. At this point, I will be happy with and take a quilt top! Here is what the block looks like:
OMG – Evening Star Block
We dithered around a bit, deciding if we want to make this block/quilt. Then we found the pretty blue Burlap fabric on a mini shop hop in Oshkosh. We made a test which put me over the edge – I love it:
Of course we had to do math(!!!!) to downsize the block to match our nine-patches. The HSTs need to be unfinished at 2.75″, so Sue started cutting. I started sewing – we need 160 HSTs. Here is a nice shot of some HSTs trimmed and some waiting on deck:
Here are the 20 different nine-patch blocks I shared at the end of September.
We actually have a few more . . . I was working toward having 31 for a baby quilt. All the centers are complete for the Evening Star quilt. Wouldn’t you think we could easily get this finished in 31 days? Here is our 5th block – one quarter finished!
Enter sweet baby Dominic, our new great-nephew. He was baptized, we babysat a few times, and was generally on the mind all the time. He’s a GREAT distraction. ~smile~
It is the 20th, we ran out of the blue fabric – more on order and hopefully it matches – xx fingers crossed. Oh, and we’re going gambling ~smile~ on Saturday. Should I be worried? I would like to complete our OMG for the first month we join it! But in the scheme of things it will be okay either way. Right?!
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