Tuesday, 30 May 2017

May Finishes

My One Monthly Goal (OMG) for May was to quilt this Plus Sign Fig Tree Jelly-roll table top quilt for my mom for Mother’s Day, and I did it.

Quilted with the Double Plume pantograph by Keryn Emmerson and a Khaki coloured Glide thread.
I decided to shop my stash for backing and found a few fabrics which were a match.

This little quilt finished at 43 by 43 inches.

For May I also wanted to complete my April OMG, which I wasn’t able to finish last month.

This quilt is made from corduroy squares.  The beginning of the corduroy square collection came from knee patches from my children’s clothing (when they were little).  ‘Kids Only Clothing’ would always include a set of knee patches with their pants and I guess my kids were easy on their knees.  I also inherited a bag of corduroy scraps from a friend who designed women’s clothing, and I decided to cut these to match the knee patch size.  I’ve ended up with enough corduroy to make a couple of baby quilts as well as this full/queen size quilt.

I thought I would finish this for my adult children to use as a music festival quilt, to throw down on the ground, however my son has claimed it for his bed.  He decided on the Baptist Fan pantograph and a Cardinal red Glide thread.

This Utility quilt is backed with a red plaid flannel.

So nice to get these two completed, check out Elm StreetQuilts, the host of OMG to see what others have finished this month.

I'm racing against me. As long as I come across the finish, I'll be okay. ~ Ruben Studdard


  1. Wonderful quilt - lucky mom to get such a nice gift. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

  2. What a wonderful gift for your mother! I too like 'shopping' my stash for backs, and bindings. That is a great use of scraps for a comfy corduroy quilt. Another great finish!

  3. Corduroy and flannel - what a terrific combination! The pop of red binding frames the quilt so well. Congratulations on completing May (& April's) OMG challenge.

  4. Wow, I didn't think of a "music Festival" quilt. Got to make one now!!! I like the idea of having one especially for "occasion". I like Bluegrass, what do your children enjoy?