OMG Fail!

First things first, I completely failed at this month's OMG, which was to sew the string pieced units for my Bonnie Hunter Grassy Creek quilt. I never even got started. Maybe I can try again next month.

I did get all this month's flying geese units finished for the Melodic Mystery quilt.

I've started working on the quilt I'm testing, but no photos allowed on that.

And I finally, finally, finally finished binding my Flower Patch SAL quilt! It was really windy last night, but we got an almost okay picture. 

And lots of bloopers. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I'm really close on finishing this year's quilting for others.

I quilted Rosemary on Abby's very first quilt. She did a great job!

We went with Threaded on Christi's quilt and it is so cute. I may have quilted this on Thanksgiving. ๐Ÿ˜

Persephone 3 was the choice on Trish's quilt. This is such a beautiful quilt!

Connie chose Triangle Meander for her quilt. I am binding this one as well. I struggle to find more "masculine" pantographs. I think Triangle Meander is a good one to add in that category.

And finally, something a little different. I had quilted Legene's quilt a while back and it ended up being too small to fit her bed, so she added borders to the sides and gave it back to me. I knew that it would be quite difficult to match up the pattern and that we needed to do something different. In the end we decided to just stitch lines down some of the gold stripes in her fabric, kind of like piano keys, but spaced about 1.25" apart. The thread matched really well and barely shows. I wasn't sure how loading and quilting a previously finished quilt was going to go. It was fine. It's important to have enough extra fabric to be able to attach it to the leaders; that's probably the biggest thing.

Moving to more personal things, I canned some pineapple last week. We used extra light syrup. I find that home canned pineapple is less acidic (or at least less acid reflux inducing) than regular fresh or canned pineapple. I didn't start any new pineapple plants this time.

We had an uneventful, semi homemade Thanksgiving dinner. It looks very midwestern and rather unhealthy to me. ๐Ÿ˜† We had to serve everyone's favorites though. We had marinated turkey breast cooked on the grill; homemade, healthier mashed potatoes; stuffing from a box; a green bean casserole made with sour cream and cheddar instead of cream soup; crescent rolls from a tube; and homemade pecan and apple pies. I made the pecan and my husband made the apple. We finished the evening by catching up on Andor episodes.

No pictures of the chickens. We probably need to re-home at least one of the roosters. The white one is limping, but we don't see signs of illness or obvious injury. We thought maybe he jumped and landed funny, like a twisted ankle. 

Stop by next week for my December goals!

Linking with Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Meadow Mist Designs.


  1. You've been busy finishing customer quilts, that's why you haven't had time for Grassy Creek. Big holiday meals can be very unhealthy but everyone wants their favorites! Happy stitching and hope things slow down a little for you this month.

  2. Hopefully you'll have more time to work on your own projects in December.

  3. Your Flower Patch quilt is beautiful. Now I wish I'd stuck with it!
    I'd love to see your customers' quilts in their entirety. Is that something you'd consider doing in the future?

  4. I love the quilt pics, and that pineapple looks fabulous!

  5. " 8. Fix drawstring in son's p j pants."
    A. Throw them out. He needs a new pair. or...
    B. Cut the waist band off completely, take solid color old tee shirt and make a new waist band with elastic - 4 inches of tee shirt folded over and his waist MINUS one inch of eleastic or drawstring. (very comfortable). This is p. j. s not the prom.
    C. Take a breath - how do you even try to get all this done with a magic wand? these quilts above are so beautifully quilted. Love to see the entire quilt. But take a break! You deserve it!