Tuesday, December 31, 2013

December finish goal

My December (and November actually) goal for  Another Lovely Year of Finishes was to finish piecing my Ohio Star quilt and get the backing ready to go.  (Goal setting post here.)

I am pleased to report success!

For the border, I used 2 inches of the white fabric with a strip of many fabric scraps sandwiched between.  I am pleased with the way it looks.  The backing is the blue gingham fabric from the quilt.

I intend to make the quilting of this quilt my January goal as ALYOF 2014 kicks off!

In addition, in early October, I set my finish along goals for October through December as part of Leanne from she can quilt Finish A Long.  How did I do? 
  1. Bind my quilt Summer (made with Noteworthy by Sweetwater)
  2. Bind my quilt Middle Sister (made with Tapestry)
  3. Bind a Tisket A Tasket  (made with moda Flats)
  4. Bind Sew Fun (made with Moda Mama Said Sew)
  5. Bind New Jersey  - DONE!
  6. Make secret holiday gifts for the ladies in my family - will need to make 8!!  - DONE!
  7. Participate in Bonnie Hunter's Mystery QAL and get the blocks all made
  8. Create a few mini quilts as friend and neighbor gifts
  9. Create fabric postcards - DONE!
  10. Have a cup of tea and a glass of wine.  (Not sure I get credit for that!)  DONE, DONE, DONE!
I had too much binding to be done on my list.  I actually don't mind the hand sewing part at all.   The part I am not fond of is actually sewing the binding on - so much quilt to push around the machine. 

Wishing you a wonderful new year filled with fabric and good health!

(Image designed by Mdmn Samm.)

Happy Stitching!


  1. Way to go!!! Love the way you did your sashing and the border on your quilt... awesome! This is a very pretty fabric line too - what is it?

  2. Congrats on your finish! Love your skinny border!

  3. I love the skinny border. If I lived close (I live in Australia) I would say send the quilts around to me and I'll attach the bindings! But far though.


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