The plan for March was to start piecing the last of the graduation quilts. There was a laundry list of things that needed to be done to make that happen.
Wash and press all the fabric ✔
Print the center panel on fabric ✔
Rinse, dry and cut the center panel to size✔
Print pattern from EQ, write cutting and pressing instructions ✔
Cut fabrics and start sewing✔
I count a quilt as "started" once the fabrics are cut. That happened on March 11th. Since then, the first two borders have been added and I've got a good start on the Friendship Stars that make up the third border.
| The First Amendment Quilt|
The left star border has already been sewn together and attached to the center panel. The star blocks for the right side are still being assembled. I wasn't sure how well that news print fabric would work, but I'm liking the effect. Thankfully Drama Teen fully approves. So I'm three for three on my 2017 OMGs. I really do like this link up, it's been a great motivator each month.
I've also been working really hard to get my Meadow Mist Mystery Quilt into finished flimsy form to show off in April. I've been assembling the last set of blocks.
| Meadow Mist Designs Mystery|
By Cheryl Brickey of the Meadow Mist Designs Blog
The quilt has 8 of these blocks. That's number 6 and 7 up on the design wall still under construction. So just 3 blocks left to assemble and I can start sewing the blocks together. Drama Teen and My Guy are going to a concert tonight, so I'll have the house to myself. I'm contemplating putting this project front and center for one night to see if I can get it together before Friday. I'd like to be able to submit a finished flimsy for the quilt parade.
It's been a good month in the sewing room. Wish I could say the same about work!
Linking up with:
Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts
Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
March Finish Up - One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts
UFO-2017 at Patchwork Times