Monday, May 31, 2021

Forward Motion

Happy Memorial Day to everyone in the United States.  Since we just got back from vacation, we are staying close to home this holiday weekend.  The mountain of laundry from vacation is just about conquered and I finally made my way back to the sewing room for more than just a few minutes on Saturday and Sunday.  The first priority was to complete my One Monthly Goal for May. 

I knew at the beginning of the month that stitching time was going to be on the slim side between the goings on at work and vacation plans.  So I tried to set a reasonable goal for the month, but still make good progress on moving Grassy Creek to finished quilt status.  I had to stay up a bit late last night, but I did finish this month's goal. 

The label is made. 

Naming quilts is always hard for me, but I've been trying to get better at it.  So I did the Google thing to search for orange flowers and discovered these blooms called Fritillaria. These flowers don't grow in Oklahoma, so I've never heard of them, but I really liked the name. That's part one of the May OMG done. 

Part two was to finish making the binding. 

The binding is wound around a left over wrapping paper tube ready to be stitched on.  So a check mark next to that goal. 

Part three from the list for May's OMG was to trim off the extra backing and batting. 

That's done as well.  So Grassy Creek is ready to have the binding sewn onto the front. I'll probably spend this week hand stitching the binding to the back.  Fingers crossed I'll have a finish by next weekend.  

I'm still massively behind on replying to blog comments and catching up with everyone's blog. I'm going to devote some time this morning to getting caught up on both while I finish laundry.  The plan is to get in some good stitching time this afternoon. Hope you are enjoying the last part of your holiday weekend. 

Linking up with the Finish for the May One Monthly Goal, Making Monday and Monday Design Wall.  


Julie in GA said...

Congratulations on yet another success with your One Monthly Goal. It will be so wonderful for you to have another completely finished quilt soon! I love the name you chose for it!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Congratulations on making your OMG! Hope you had a great vacation, too. I'm ready for one!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

don't worry about catching up on comments - I'm sure everyone understands that you were on vacation - sometimes when I have had a couple days off I never get back to reading blog post that I missed it is just too hard to get it all done.

Barbara said...

It’s going to be beautiful. I love that border fabric. Looking forward to seeing the whole thing.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Now that is an interesting name!! what a great idea to google! And never behind ( just hit the delete button hahahaha!!!) Glad you had a good trip!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This is one huge quilt to get onto the finish list - great job in your steps to completion. I can't wait to see the unveiling.

Sara said...

Love that label, and the name. I've never heard of those flowers either but they are sure pretty. This will be a stunning quilt.

I'm a bit under the weather this weekend with a sinus infection so no sewing or golfing has happened. But I've done lots of quilty planning. LOL


Wow--another quilt is almost to the finish line--you are really 'rolling' along this year with your finishes!!
Soo--where did you go on your vacation--and did you get some rest while gone--or do you need to now rest up from the vacation???????lol
hugs, di

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

Sounds like a great plan for today and the week ahead. Welcome home!

Soma @ said...

I do like the colours of your quilt and what a fabulous name!!


chrisknits said...

Can't wait to see your finish! As always, your label is gorgeous!

Patty said...

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