Working on My OMG

Our FLL (FIRST Lego League) team, Something to do with Waffles, competed at their regional qualifying tournament on Saturday. It's a long day, full of hurry up and wait scenarios.  We had what I feel is our best Core Values performance ever, an okay project presentation, and our robot did really well.  We ended up with two second place awards in robot design and robot performance.  We also placed second overall (out of 21 teams), and will compete at the State competition in December.  We are taking a much needed two-week break and then will do a few more practices before the competition date.
After recovering from that, I started working on my One Monthly Goal project, my Pink Grapefruit quilt.  I made all the orange peel wedges the other night.
Yesterday I started working on my layout.  Here's where it is so far, though I think I have a few more changes to make before I start sewing everything down. I want to make at least one more green wedge.  One row at the bottom is also missing at the moment.
At the same time, I was quilting one of my own projects.  I hesitate to show this, but in the spirit of keeping it real, here it is.  I made my backing and loaded it a few days ago.  Yesterday I loaded the top and got to work.  Then I got to the last row, scrolled my fabric, and discovered that my backing is too small.  
So I will be driving to the store where I purchased the backing fabric in a bit and hoping for the best.  Lesson learned.  Always double-check before loading.  I do want to take a moment to say that I always lay out customer quilts on the floor to see how everything works out before I even think of loading.  I skipped that step on my own, and see what happened?  I should have known better, because after I washed it, it had lost a quarter yard of length.  I never even thought about checking how much width it lost.

Here's hoping your sewing is going better than mine currently is.

Linking with My Quilt Infatuation and For the love of geese.


  1. Visiting from NTT linky party. I've always wanted to do an orange peel quilt. I like the layout of yours with the other blocks 'inside'. It's going to be a great layout. A side note . . . my name is Anne with an e and my middle name is Marie but I don't use it.

  2. Love the design and colors of your orange peel! Your quilt always make me smile!

  3. The finish was well worth the mistake, it turned out beautifully. Once, only once I made that same mistake. Now I am a Nervous Nelly and triple check my measurements. Laying them out on the floor is a great idea I'll have to try. Thank you and thank you for linking up to Put your foot down. Congrats on the 2nd place win.