Friday, November 29, 2019

Wrapping up November

Hope everyone in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We had 22 here for dinner. We split the cooking duties with My Guy's youngest sister, she does the turkey, the Scientist in Training does the ham.  Allows us to have two ovens going all morning, which makes a huge dent in how much has to get done in one kitchen.  It was nice to catch up with everybody, see how big all the little ones are getting. 

Thanksgiving was about as late as it can be this year.  So with just a couple of days left in the month, it's time to post about the November One Monthly Goal

The plan was to finish the pieced border and add a plain white border to Twinkle Stars. 

Twinkle Stars
Tutorial by Andrea Feldbush of Soscrappy

Both borders were on with time to spare this month for a change. First time since July that I've met my OMG. So it was a good month, in spite of all the madness going on at work. The only problem is that I don't think Twinkle Stars looks finished.  I waited till the SIT got home for the holiday to see if she agrees.  She did.  She also agreed it needed to be a bit longer as the intended recipient is very tall. The only problem is that this was supposed to be a Christmas gift.  If I add more borders it won't get done in time.  So the SIT and I are still talking about the path forward. Hopefully, we'll have one by the time she heads back to school on Sunday. 

The other progress for the month has been on clue 3 for the Mosaic Mystery quilt

Mosaic Mystery Quilt
from Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs

I switched a couple of fabrics once the mystery got started and now I'm thinking that probably wasn't a good idea.  We'll see how it looks at the reveal.  Clue 4 is due out next Thursday. Clue 1 for Bonnie Hunter's Mystery, Frolic, came out today.  I'll have lots to keep me busy in December.  Lots of options for the December One Monthly Goal.


Barbara said...

A big crowd for your Thanksgiving. We had a nice time too...good food and good company. Congratulations on finishing your goal on time. Your quilt is just beautiful. Can’t wait to see it quilted and finished.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Good luck figuring out what to do to extend Twinkle Star for it tall recipient!!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Here is a suggestion that I know you won't like - take off the white border, pick a color from one of the stars and do that border - maybe a 1 or 1 1/2 inch border to frame the quilt, then go back and add a white border.

Will you machine quilt it (domestic or long arm?)

Anyway, I think that would be pretty. Hugs

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Wow - that is a lot of people! what fun tho!!!

Patty said...

That looks amazing! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

Jennifer said...

That’s a big group for Thanksgiving - hope you got a chance to relax after hosting them all!

Sandra Walker said...

Mysteries are always 'interesting'... I still haven't sat down and got my fabrics together for Cheryl's and I fully intend to participate! That floral is very pretty and Twinkle Stars is coming along soooo nicely.