OMG, It's November's OMG

I can't believe it, but I actually got my One Monthly Goal project for November done.  And it's not even the end of November yet.  There were times that this project seemed insurmountable. The first two weeks of November were really busy with appointments and preparing for the FLL competition.  I was sick a good part of last week.  So I really had to work hard the last few days to pull this one off.

Here is my finished Pink Grapefruit top (pattern by Coleen Merte of Northwater Quilts).   I started this project on November 6.  The fabrics I used include Moda Bella Solids Kelly and Sapphire, Kona White, Cotton + Steel Netorious in Velvet Sky, green with arrows by Riley Blake, unknown green print, unknown green text, green polka dot from JoAnn, Architextures Blueprint text, and one of my favorites, Market Plants by Paula and Waffle for Dear Stella.




I found this to be a pretty challenging top.  The pieced blocks were really easy, but I found the orange peel blocks to be pretty intense.  I made sure that my stitching was barely visible when sewing down the peels, but when I actually joined the blocks, many of them became extremely visible. That was disappointing.  I'm thinking I'll need to quilt right along the edge of each peel to hide them.

I ripped a lot of seams and stitching lines on this one.  There is one block intersection that I redid at least six times.  There are quite a few imperfections.  I think the overall impression is okay though. I should note that I did change a bit of the orange peel layout to make it a bit more symmetric.

Now I just have to iron a serious amount (around seven yards, I think) of backing fabric.  
And decide on a quilting plan.  That is a goal for another month though.

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3 comments

  1. What a lovely quilt. Love the solid look.

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  2. Love the quilt top - great job. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

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  3. It turned out beautifully and I am certain your quilting will hide any imperfections you see. It looks perfect to me. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

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