Blogging Slacker here but I got my One Monthly Goal completed! Woohoo!

I feel like it has been forever since I have done a blog post.  Way too much going on.  My daughter has had some crazy virus.  SHe is getting better, but we are still doing breathing treatments three times a day.   Kevin has also been sick.  Amazingly, the person with the compromised immune system (me) has managed to stay healthy.

I managed to completed my One Monthly Goal amidst the insanity.  I really love this quilt.  I have names it Hugs and Kisses.  I quilted circles on this quilt (hugs).  They don’t look to bad.  I used freezer paper.  basically, I used a protractor (showing my age) to draw circles on freezer paper and then sewed on the lines.  The freezer paper was good but I did learn a few things.  First being, don’t iron all the pattens on at once.  Just iron on a few at a time.  I initially ironed them all on and manipulating them under the machine caused them to loosen.  I eventually, pulled them off and only put them on one row at a time.  Then I had no more issues.  I will use the freezer paper method again.  I ended up using a sulky thread that was sort of an Ombre orange.  It went from dark orange to light orange.

I got to make this quilted wall hanging for free.  My local quilt shop Red Rooster Quilts gives a free quilt block every two weeks.  I am already collecting my next set, which is a lovely christmas wall hanging.

I really like this wall hanging and plan on hanging it in my family room.  I think it is because I really like orange fabric.

Happy Sewing

Happy Quilting


33 thoughts on “Blogging Slacker here but I got my One Monthly Goal completed! Woohoo!

  1. Oh, I love, love this quilt! It reminds me of ye olde Sunday newspapers – remember the funny pages? The orange looks like the color pages of the comics peeking out. Not too many newspapers left out there, I suppose. The orange is terrific! I’ve never done an orange quilt but I am so inspired by this one, who knows? Adding it to my to-do list. 🙂

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  2. Hi Lori,
    I’m sorry everyone around you has been sick, but glad to hear they are on the mend. Good thing you have missed those bullets! I really like this wall hanging. I love all the orange and the background fabrics that were used. It just looks happy to me. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. The wall hanging is so cute. Everything about this OX fits so well together. I’ve been looking at printed fabric to use as background ever since I saw how you used it. I wish there was a local fabric shop that gave out free blocks.
    Hope everyone gets well and that you stay healthy.

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  4. This project turned out so cute! I like the circle idea! Yup – stay healthy and get the family healthy! Now if we ever get sun again I can sit and get more Vitamin D…. Today was to be totally sunny! HA HA what a joke. On to the next project Ms Lori – Have a great week!

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  5. Fabulous finish on a festive quilt! I love this one sew much! I’ve not worked much with orange previously, but am finding it more approachable (and available) the last few years. Glad to hear your loved ones are “on the mend”.

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