Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! 
This is one of the pumpkins carved at my house this year. If you are a "Finding Nemo" fan, you will recognize this classic "good feelings gone" scene. It's my marine biologist daughter's favourite movie, hence the angler fish pumpkin!

It's trick or treat day... time for costumes and candy!
It's also the last day of the month, so for OMG quilters, it's time for either bragging or fessing up. 

I'll be fessing up!
4 blocks quilted

In spite of working really hard to finish before the end of the month, my October UFO did not get finished. I knew that it was a lofty goal to piece a backing, pin baste the quilt sandwich, machine quilt the whole thing on my domestic sewing machine, and bind the quilt within one month. But sometimes you have to aim high, so I did!

And then you have to accept that sometimes you can't meet your lofty/unrealistic goals in spite of your best efforts, so I am!
quilt back

Each block is being quilted differently, which is a lot of starting and stopping. Some blocks are quilted with straight lines and some are free motion designs. 
I have quilted 7 of the 12 blocks, so am more than half way done with the quilting.
In November I hope to quilt the remaining 5 blocks, and finish the binding on the quilt.
I will be linking up to One Monthly Goal.


Deb A said...

7 blocks quilted is great progress! Great job.

Mary said...

You have done well! It looks great so far. Continued progress for next month. I'm playing Last Minute Mary again, as well.

Janet O. said...

But look at the progress you made. You are so much better off than if you hadn't tried at all. I think it is really challenging to come up with different ways to quilt each block.

Barb said...

goals can also be guidelines too.
I love your pumpkin. amazing carving

Kate said...

Beautiful blocks! That pumpkin is pretty amazing! Hope you had a very happy Halloween. At least you made very good progress on your goal for the month.

Deanna W said...

You have a great start...keep going and you will have it done for the end of November!

Patty said...

You've made great progress on the quilting! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.