Project Progress thanks to One Monthly Goal

I’m certain this project would have been put to one side without the incentive of the One Monthly Goal. So thankful for the motivation and results that setting a goal with Patty’s link party can bring.

At the start of this month I opened a box of blocks and fabric that had been tucked away for over a year. My stated aim: To make as many of the Sugar Block Club blocks as my fabrics will allow and then decide how I’m going to set them into a quilt top – I might incorporate the big cushion front into the quilt top or chop it up to use the fabrics in the blocks…

I’m pleased to be able to share the completed quilt top.

2016 Sugar Block Club top complete New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting

Sugar Block Club final block New Every Morning Patchwork & QuiltingI pieced just one more of the 2016 Sugar Block Club blocks before deciding my  fabrics just wouldn’t stretch to create the remaining four blocks in Amy Gibson’s year long BOM project. The large square was an abandoned cushion cover (the original reason for purchasing the fabrics). I had to order an extra length of the purple fabric to make the sashing. I will use the remainder for the binding.

Sad to say the project will return to the box for a while as I have some other project deadlines to meet over the coming month. But I do have a plan for my version of the Sugar Block Club quilt: There is a space on a wall in our hall where the quilt can hang. And the leftover fabrics? I reckon I could make a seat cover for the bench 🙂

Linking with Elm Street Quilts to see how other One Monthly Goal participants have fared in their quest to push a project through to the next stage.

Happy stitching!


About allisonreidnem

New Every Morning – About Me Hi! I’m Allison, an obsessive patchwork-quilter who has no desire to be cured! I’ve been developing my skills and knowledge by paying attention at my local quilting group and by putting my questions into the computer search engine. I’m so grateful to the generous people who have taken the time to share their knowledge with me in person, via YouTube videos or their blogs. I’m intending my blog to be a link into the worldwide patchwork and quilting community and a means to contribute helpful hints and inspiration as I continue to discover more about this addictive craft. So, why ‘New Every Morning Patchwork and Quilting’? Well! I am a morning person! I often wake in the wee small hours and think through design and quilt construction issues. My woolly–headed evening brain finds such issues far too difficult to resolve! If I’m disciplined enough to be asleep by 10pm, I can be up cutting, piecing, pressing and quilting before sunrise! By the time daily family routine kicks-in I’ve had a satisfying, soul-feeding creative fix. (I should mention that ‘family at home’ is: my patient, faithful husband of 27years; and our equally patient 16 year old son, who acts as our in-house IT support complete with sighs and rolling eyes! Older daughter and son have both recently flown the nest). Not only do I find early mornings my creative time I also find it a time for receiving spiritual nourishment. I often find myself humming a gentle chorus and reflecting on God’s constancy as another new day dawns. ‘The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, new every morning; Great is thy faithfulness, O Lord, Great is thy faithfulness.’ Edith McNeil’s chorus is based on verses from the Bible – Lamentations 3: 21-23.
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3 Responses to Project Progress thanks to One Monthly Goal

  1. Patty says:

    It came out wonderful! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

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