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One Monthly Goal – May 2018

Happy Wednesday!

Oh my goodness its hard to believe its May already!

I’m sure picking a random project for my OMG would be best and more challenging but I prefer to consult my calendar before making a selection. May will be a travel month for us so I needed to be realistic with my choice.

The winner : My black batik “Trip Around the World” quilt which I started back in 2015.


OMG – Batik trip around the world


One of the blogs I follow Aby Quilts posted a tutorial on April 10, 2018 for her Daffodil table topper. The topper is a simple half square triangle layout very similar to the layout I used for the batik quilt. Aby challenged her readers to make their own topper either in yellow or some other color combination.

I had a few green and brown half square triangles from a previous project that was perfect to use to make this topper. It   was also the perfect opportunity to test my quilting plan for the batik quilt. I hope to get the binding on tomorrow.


Daffodil topper


daffodil topper back

I did straight line quilting with one inch intervals on the background fabric and stitched in the ditch on the print fabric. I need to work on my starts and stops in the center section – other than that I’m OK with the quilt plan.

Linking up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal!

Until next time Happy Sewing and Quilting!

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12 thoughts on “One Monthly Goal – May 2018

  1. Hi Karla,
    Your quilting looks great on your table topper! I can easily see that translating to you May OMG. You’ll be done in no time! I don’t see anything wrong with your start/stops – and after it’s washed every little issue disappears. Go for it – you can do it!
    ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. dezertsuz on said:

    That’s a great mini-version of the larger goal for the month. I really like it and may have to think about a baby quilt in red/white/blue to donate to American Hero Quilts. I think I could do that straight line sewing with my walking foot and complete the whole thing!

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  3. Patty on said:

    Great quilt top. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project!


  4. Your black and batik quilt is gorgeous! All the best on quilting it this month. And I like the green and brown table topper, too. Isn’t it interesting that you, Stephanie and I each quilted the topper differently, yet the end results are all wonderful?

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  6. plstockwell on said:

    Hi Karla! I really like your OMG and the quilting you picked to do. Totally understand the traveling and picking realistic goals. Good luck. Quilting looks awesome on your topper.

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  7. Hi Karla, Congratulations on your OMG finish! “Trip around the World “ is stunning. I love the batiks with the bold black fabric.
    Your table topper and the quilting look perfect to me 😊
    Happy travels this month!

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  8. Ah I see I only commented in my mind when I read this but did not actually write down my thoughts – ha! Congrats on the Trip Around the World – that looks like a wonderful trip! Beautiful palette on that table topper! 🙂

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