Saturday, December 5, 2020

Garden Party -- December OMG

 This month I am going to cross my fingers and hope I get my Garden Party quilt finished.  I'd love to gift it to a very special friend for Christmas.


I pieced the back during the week of Thanksgiving when my husband was sick.  Now that he is much, much better (thank you for your prayers).  We still think he just had the flu for nine days.  It was a long nine days.  But I did get a lot of sewing done during that time.  

It doesn't look like I'm working on it, but I am.  It takes about an hour to load a quilt and set up the template so that it's nice and straight.  I loaded the back.

I have a little extra batting on this leftover roll for the quilt.  I am not going to trim the batting to size and will trim it after it is quilted so that I have a larger piece as scrap.  I normally don't roll the quilt up on the batting roll.  I just did this to move it out of the way so that I could use the rest of the table.




I am setting this project as my December OMG -- one main goal.  I started this project in 2017.  Many of the scraps were given to me by the lady to whom I am gifting it.

My RSC20 friends are probably tired of me posting pics of this quilt.  LOL.  Not really -- I think it's beautiful.  BUT I'm sure they will be cheering me on to quilt faster in the cold to get it done so that they can see a finished quilt.

I'm linking up at Angela's blog, SoScrappy for the RSC20.


I'm linking up at Elm Street quilts for the December OMG goal setting party.






13 comments:

Linda Swanekamp said...

It certainly is a grand project. It is so colorful. So glad hubby is back to himself. I once had the flu for over a week solid which is why I always get a flu shot (know they don't always work) because I don't want a repeat of that.

scraphappy said...

We could never tire of seeing this quilt. So exciting to see it getting so close to a finish. Enjoy the end. Always such a good feeling to see major projects reach completion.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

We definitely are cheering you on to the finish line! It's going to be beautiful!

Cathy said...

My goodness...that must be a very special friend to get that beauty that I always like to see. You go, girl! Get 'er done!

sue s said...

I agree with Cathy! That quilt was a labor of love and it's beautiful!

patty a. said...

Your friend will be thrilled with such a wonderful gift! It is such a fabulous top. I will be thinking of you quilting away while I hopefully will be quilting that DNP top soon.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a fabulous gift that will be, Kathy!!

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Who could get tired of seeing this amazing quilt? All those beautiful scraps and colors are mesmerizing! Good luck with the finish.

Chantal said...

Good news from Hubby. Yay! Can NOT get tired of looking at your amazing Garden Party. I also got a quilt on the frame (for hand quilting) and it is a long and slow process. Enjoy the quilting. ;^)

gayle said...

Garden Party is fabulous! I'm going to miss seeing it when you give it away!

Susie H said...

What a spectacular quilt! I have yet to see an ugly Garden Party, it's a great design! I'm sure your very good friend will love it. She certainly must be a wonderful friend. Great job!

Patty said...

Happy quilting. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

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