Monday, June 30, 2014

June ALYOF Goal Met!


A Lovely Year of Finishes
Another month, another goal met for A Lovely Year of Finishes! It's been so great to set a goal each month and work to achieve it. I usually set quite a few goals that have to be done, but my ALYOF goal is always one that will stretch me a bit. My June Goal was to finish my Amish Rubic Star, a quilt I've been working on for the past year.
Last year at this time I was still basting the pieces for my Amish Rubic Star hand pieced quilt, using the English Paper Piecing method.
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At the beginning of the year I was still working on the borders, which I ended up giving up on. It was not going to get done because I couldn't make them work.
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I had intended to hand quilt this one, but my friend shared with me how it's not really my style and wouldn't add to the quilt, so I gave up that notion and quilted it on the last day of last month. I love how it turned out and it feels so good to have it quilted.
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This month my goal was to put the binding and hanging sleeve on and hand sew them down. I was able to finish it early last week.
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It looks so blue on our fresh green grass this morning.
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I love this wall hanging and having it in my office.
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It even makes a great backdrop for a picture of me and my winning for employee of the quarter at work!
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4 comments:

Deb A said...

Beautiful job on your quilt! I hope you enter it into some fairs - you will get a nice ribbon to attach to it.

Sara said...

This really is a gorgeous quilt and the colors are so rich. Way to go - on both the goals and the award!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Congrats on the beautiful finish and the award!!!

Sandy said...

It is really beautiful. I love the colors. And congrats on your award, too!