October 2018 OMG Finish

Linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal October Finish Linkup. Follow the link to see what others completed this month.

I kept my One Monthly Goal simple again this month.

  • Finish Hand Stitching a binding on a Queen Topper Quilt.

And I DID IT!  I usually machine stitch the binding on most of my quilts, but this one needed hand stitching.  It is 80″ x 88″ so that is 336 inches of hand stitching.  I worked on it on Thursdays at my Hand Stitching Group, and finished it at home watching TV.

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2018-10-31-Raffle Quilt for Survivor’s Retreat at Spirit Wind Ministries

My eyes are getting older, and I need lots of light, especially stitching on dark blue fabric with dark gray thread.  My DH came up with a solution.  He let me borrows his LED clip on light.  He clipped it to the back cushion of my recliner and pointed the light right where I needed it over my left shoulder. I will be finishing stitching on the label tonight.

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2018-10-31 Adding the label to the Raffle Quilt

I will share more later, but this quilt will be Raffled in support of Spirit Wind Ministries in Floyd, VA.  One of their events is a Christmas “Survivor Retreat,” a special retreat for families who have suffered the loss of a military member.  This is a three-day retreat in December with no cost to the Widows & Children of Fallen members of the military.  All donations are Tax Deductible.  If you want to help support this ministry, make checks out to Spirit Wind Survivor Retreat & mail to Rev. Jim & Paula McClure, 1074 Beaver Creek Rd, Floyd, VA, 24091.

Need to take pictures of other projects I completed or worked on during October.  Hope you got some stitching done!

 

Happy Stitching & Moving!

Quilt Mouse

About Quiltmouse

I am retired. I love to quilt. I make charity quilts as well as quilts for my friends & family.
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5 Responses to October 2018 OMG Finish

  1. Double Pie says:

    It’s beautiful 😄

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  2. Pingback: October Finishes & Other November Goals | QuiltMouse

  3. Great quilt for a great cause. Hubby bought me a head lamp (straps onto my head) for when we are in the car, etc, and I need a bit more light for hand work. I have a couple of OTT lights, for use in the house.

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  4. Love this post! Great job! Can’t wait to see it!

    When are you coming? I work on Mon. and Tuesday.

    BTW, there is no way I can get AirBnB website stuff finished before retreat…..

    I have the perfect white elephant gift in the junk room with tons of boxes. Where, oh where, could it be? Ugh.

    Camelia

    Sent from my iPhone

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  5. Patty says:

    Beautiful quilt top! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

    Liked by 1 person

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