Sunday, June 12, 2016

Summer Gathering Progress, plus May Winners: OMG!

Have you noticed it has been a bit quiet around here?
I have actually finished free-motion quilting Summer Gathering!
Odd as it may sound, I often prefer FMQ over the walking foot, for gridlines and SID. The entire quilt was done on Mr. Juki, with a darning foot. A bit squiggly, but perfect for this quilt! I like that I can easily work in all directions this way; less maneuvering and no issues with the layers pulling.
Thank you all for encouraging me to stay focused and work toward my goal!   

Today I'll be making the binding decision.
I like all three of these options:
It feels so good to have saved these old fabrics and I am looking forward to sharing this as a real finish.  Thank you for all your positive comments, seriously, they have helped me move through this!

I have really avoided the computer in order to make time for this though, and I am sorry to neglect this month's OMG participant's! I tend to visit your posts with my phone, yet prefer to write comments from my PC.
Therefore, I have done a lot of reading this month, and cheering from the sidelines!
I hope everyone is making great headway on June goals!

Winners for May have been randomly drawn and notified. 
It is time at last to applaud the following One Monthly Goal participants:

Congratulations to Deb, who blogs at New Creative State! Deb finished a happy, scrappy quilt to brighten the winter days ahead, in Tasmania, Australia. 
$25.00 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop!

Congratulations to Julie, who blogs at Julie's Quilts and Costumes!
$20.00 Credit toward minimum purchase at Bag Maker Supply:

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Congratulations to Anja, who blogs at Anja Quilts!
Anja has won a custom fabric bundle by Blank Quilting.
These pretties are 5"x18", cut from the Fusion Illusion line from my stash:

Congratulations to Val, who blogs at Val's Quilting Studio! Val won this lovely charm pack of Fossil Fern, donated by Lara of BuzznBumble.
Thank you Lara!!


  1. I vote for the dark blue....and thank you for my wonderful charm pack!!! I'm already daydreaming about what I'll create with it!

  2. Congratulations everyone, especially Heidi =)

  3. Thanks, Heidi, you've answered a question I've been considering -- if I can use free motion for straight lines that go in multiple directions. I'm curious how you maintained equal distance.

  4. Lucky winners! Congratulations, a finish and a prize. =) I love your quilt. That was a LOT of quilting, so no wonder you weren't on the computer.

  5. Congrats on finishing! I vote for the dark blue for binding.

  6. Recently I've been favoring teal colors but your green really pops out to me and has a "spring/summertime" feel of your quilt.

  7. Hooray for finishing! I like the dark blue or the green for binding as they both make the colors of the quilt pop more.

  8. Woohoo! You're on the last stretch with Summer Gathering! Heidi, you know you are getting great at FMQ when you can use it to sew grids and straight lines.

  9. Your quilt looks lovely - very summery. I turn off the computer so I can get more done too.

  10. Well done on the finish with the quilting. It is looking lovely.

  11. Some pretty lucky, and well deserving, winners! Congratulations, girls! Your quilt looks delicious! XO

  12. Congratulations on getting the quilting all done. It looks great. You can't go wrong with any of those binding choices. Looking forward to seeing your finished quilt.


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