October 2021 Progress on OMG

Do you ever feel there’s not enough hours in a day or days in a week? Time flies by and no matter how organized I am, I don’t feel I get enough done from my Quilting/Sewing To Do List. But then I make a list of what I’ve done – which often includes things that were NOT on my To Do list. I guess I get more done than I think. It’s Halloween and that means it’s the last day of October. The temperatures at night are beginning to dip into the 40’s and forecast has it hitting the 30’s this coming week. Leaves are beginning to turn, so I guess Fall is really here.


My October OMG – Grandson’s Quilt for Christmas

I’m waiting for this to be returned from the Longarm Quilter. I’ve been busy doing several QALs and other Fall projects, but I did get this top completed, backing made and dropped it off to be quilted. I’ll get it back soon and then add the label and binding and it will be completed. But my One Monthly Goal for October was to get this top made and I did. In September I pulled the fabric, picked the pattern and all the pieces cut and ready to sew.

This past month we took a quick trip to visit my sister-in-law. She fed us well.

Bacon, Sausage, Gravy, Biscuits (and Scrambled Eggs were already eaten)

She had a Honey-Do list for my husband which included installing two LED Kitchen light fixtures..

Honey Do List Project #2- Install (bright) LED Kitchen Light Fixtures

I set up a sewing studio in her dining room to keep busy while they worked on her list.

Temporary Sewing Station
Temporary Sewing Space at Sister-in-Law’s

I took a number of projects to work on, including my October OMG. See the stack of plastic project boxes to the right of my sewing machine. The fabric for my OMG was already cut, so I could jump right into stitching.

City Lights Pattern – Fabric Cut

One morning, after finishing another QAL block, I sat down with the cut fabric for Dino/City Lights Pattern. I got the blocks all made and rows combined.

Blocks and Rows all finished.

The next day I completed adding the cornerstones and borders.

Dino Quilt Top Completed using City Lights Pattern from Fabric Cafe

On our drive out we stopped at one of my favorite quilt shops – Sew Biz in Radford, VA. I found this flannel fabric on the clearance table. It was close to what I needed so I bought it. When using flannel, because it can shrink, I always wash in hot water & dry in a hot dryer. True to form it did shrink – just a little. I had enough for the actual back, but did need to add 4″ strips on the left/right for the Longarm machine to grab when quilting.

Bright & Colorful Flannel Fabric for Dino Quilt Backing (Yes, I write my Longarm quilter notes and pin to both the backing and top).

Fabric Cafe’s patterns are meant to use up all the 3-yards for the top/blocks & rows and binding, but I did a bit more conservative cutting and had leftovers enough to make a 20″ pillow. I have the pillow top pieced and will work on constructing the pillow in the next week or two. There was enough length to the backing to give me fabric for the back of the pillow — win-win!

Pillow Top matching the Dino/City Lights Pattern

I am happy to say my One Monthly Goal for October 2021 is marked COMPLETED!

October OMG Completed

Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal – October Finish Link-up

That’s it for October. It feels like it has just begun and now it is over. Looking back I guess I got more done than I thought.

Happy Stitching

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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1 Response to October 2021 Progress on OMG

  1. patty says:

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


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