Friday, October 28, 2016

A Finish for the October One Monthly Goal

Normally I post on Monday and sometimes on Wednesday but this week we've had intermittent Internet issues, so I've not been able to get a post drafted.  Those issues seemed to be resolved, so hopefully I'll get this post written before we have to head off to work.  

It's the end of another month.  Which means it's time to report on the October One Monthly Goal.

The plan for October was to bind Allietare, the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt from last year.  Bonnie just posted the fabric requirements for this year's mystery, En Provence.  I really wanted to have Allietarer finished before starting on this year's mystery.   Trudy finished the quilting several months ago.  I just hadn't taken the time to get the binding made,  attached and sewn to to the back.  

This is where I was last Friday.  Only about 10 inches of hand stitching left.  This is also a good shot of the striped backing fabric.  I was afraid it would be a bit overwhelming, but it's actually not.  

The stripe actually looks pretty subtle when you stand back a bit. Here's the finished front.

Bonnie Hunter's 2015 Mystery Quil
Started November 27, 2015, Finished October 23, 2016

The binding is the darker blue from the center.  It makes a nice frame for the rest of the quilt.  The patriotic colors worked so well with this pattern.  This is my favorite Bonnie Hunter Mystery to date. 

Since Allietare is being donated to QOV, Trudy kept with a patriotic theme and quilted a star in a star pattern over the whole quilt.  

Now I can start the 2016 Bonnie Hunter mystery with minimal guilt.  I say minimal because Celtic Solstice, Bonnie's 2013 mystery, is still in pieces somewhere in my sewing room.  With the graduation quilts taking center stage this year and early next year, it's not likely to get finished any time soon.  At least the 2014 and 2015 mystery quilts have been finished. 

This is the 10th month I've participated in the One Monthly Goal challenge over at Red Letter Quilts.  I've met 9 of my 10 goals so far this year, so the extra push has really helped me move projects along.  Hard to believe it's almost time to come up with November's goal. 

In addition to linking up with Heidi for October's Monthly Goal, I'm linking up with Finish It Up Friday and Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop.  

Have a great weekend!  


  1. Congrats on this finish as well as all your others. The patriotic color scheme worked very well in this pattern.

  2. Love your Allietare...congrats on finishing it! I don't even know where mine is! I swore I wouldn't do this year's but I'm starting to feel tempted....again!

  3. I'b been waiting to see this finish and am always so impressed with your beautiful sewing! Love Trudy's quilting pattern. Congrats on meeting all the OMG...I actually have one for November so am looking forward to participating next month.

  4. Beautiful quilt for a lucky veteran! And Celtic Solstice was a real bear, so don't feel bad that it isn't together yet. Maybe save it for retirement? :)

  5. Way to go!

    I'm torn on the new mystery. Baby is due in the middle of it, I don't have most of the colors (no light purple, no avocado green...), and I've not loved the last ones. Still, it's fun to join in the sewing with thousands of others. Decisions, decisions...

  6. What a beautiful finish. I am going to set my goal to finish mine for the OMG for November... wish me luck. I just can't decide on that perfect backing fabric. Yours looks great. I like the subtle look of the stripe when you step away from it. Great choice. What a beautiful quilt to donate to QOV! Have a great weekend!

  7. Your quilt is beautiful. Congratulations on meeting your OMG! You are very kind to donate to QOV. I wouldn't worry about the Celtic Solstice quilt. You'll get to it sometime if you still like it. Enjoy the new mystery. Blessings, Gretchen

  8. Whoop Whoop--for meeting 9 of your 10 goals--
    that is just great---
    love and laughter, di

  9. Whoop Whoop! It's gorgeous, Kate. I've seen a few of these, but your fabric choices really were great for this pattern. I like the striped backing too. Very nice work.

  10. Congratulations on finishing your goal. Love the colours you used and it is a great QOV.

  11. Congratulations on getting your Oct OMG done! Check that quilt off your to do list. It looks great. On to November. Have fun with the next BH mystery -- I'm trying to decide whether to do it or not. I just don't have much in the way of purple. Sigh.

  12. Every time I see your colors on this one - I Swoon!!! It is just so gorgeous!!! And now DONE!!! LOVE it!!!!

  13. Awesome Allietare! Love the colours combo. Congrats on this beautiful finish. ;^)

  14. Gorgeous Kate, you know I love this quilt!


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