Tuesday, December 5, 2017

OMG Times Three

1. OMG

One Monthly Goal

I did not get my 150 Canadian Women top to the flimsy stage last month so I am moving it on over to this month. It's a pretty huge goal, but I did move it along by getting all 150 sashing 1.5X6.5" strips attached.
Stacked all in one pile, they'd equal 8" high of blocks!
I've since realized that we are not doing a 10X15 block layout, which would have created a rather long skinny quilt, but a 12X13 block layout. That means I need 156 blocks, so I have to make six more. Kat suggests just plain red 6.5" squares, or a maple leaf... I have a few ideas, just need to get them into the fabric. I also bought a half metre of "With Glowing Hearts" from my LQS that is a plaid-looking fabric with red maple leaves that are 1" square on it! Perfect for the cornerstones.

2.  OMG

Ontario-inspired Maker who is German
Her name is Claudia, and she lives in Germany. She reads my blog, every post! Awww.  Earlier this year, in April to be exact, she was in Florida for some time. Well, she decided to do my Freefall QAL which was running on the blog around that time. She says the fabrics she chose were inspired by the previous October's trip to Toronto, which sits on Lake Ontario:
She was visiting a neighbour's daughter, who has married a Canadian and lives in Toronto.  She writes:

It was such a nice time last year in October, with all this sunshine, it was warm and all this wonderful colors around us. Great. I am sure we will be visit this area again sometimes.

I am so awed and grateful that she DID my QAL, (I have another in the works, yep, another shadow quilt! for Spring 2018 in the works), that she took the time to write to me to tell me and send me these photos, that she was in Florida (you may recall we spend a few months there in the winter), and that she was inspired by one of our Great Lakes' Fall colours. How absolutely wonderful is all that?  Wonderful, glorious, is her rendition of Freefall:
Rich lush batiks! In lush Florida too!
Look at the quilting!
Close-up of the quilting and the batiks--yum!
Thank you Claudia, from the bottom of my heart!

3. OMG

Over the Moon Girl

My daughter Dayna and her boyfriend Tyler spent American Thanksgiving weekend in Chicago. Their first day there, he dropped to one knee by Lake Michigan...

Yup, he's now her fiancĂ©.😃 And I am One 'Maman' Grinning with happiness for them. It does my heart good to see my daughter literally brimming with joy, hear the excitement and happiness in Tyler's voice and on his face as he told us what he was going to do and asked for our blessing, and then get the call/FaceTime of utter elation and tears of happiness from her after he proposed. Next year is looking to be filled with much joy!

Linking up with Elm Street Quilts


  1. I look forward to seeing your OMG 1 turn into a quilt top. I love the quilting on OMG 2, and OMG 3 just makes my heart so happy for all of you. Hooray for joy in 2018!

  2. Claudia, what a stunning freefall, and the border is wonderful. OMG, the ring, what joy.

  3. Gorgeous rendition of your design!! and Congratulations!! they look very happy!! take care from Iowa

  4. Beautiful quilt and quilting--and how wonderful for you and your daughter...lovely ring, sparkling like her smile......hugs, Julierose

  5. Wow, busy post today! Can hardly wait to see your 150 Canadian Women flimsy when it is assembled. It's going to be gorgeous. Happy, Happy, for Dayna (and mom, too) and, okay, for Tyler, too. :-) That is a beautiful Freefall quilt. That green background fabric is so perfect and the quilting is lovely.

  6. A wedding...how excited. Perhaps a wedding quilt????? Can't wait to see your 150 blocks. Too bad you have to make six more.

  7. Quite a lovely pile of blocks! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

  8. OMG I am so happy for you, a wedding how exciting! The cornerstones for your 150 quilt, great idea.

  9. All good news. Those blocks will be gorgeous. Love the FreeFall, that is a truly lovely version, and a spring QAL is such good news. Hope it tickles my fancy. Finally, such good news and joy for your daughter and her family (and of course her fiancé).

  10. Oh my, what a fun post! So many good things, beautiful quilts, and happy news! Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing the next QAL!

  11. Thank you for sharing all that happiness ☺

  12. How lovely to hear all of your OMG news and what lovely news it was....it shows you how much you mean to people and how far you reach out to teach people...receiving the pics must have been so special. And yaay, your daughter is engaged....such wonderful news for you all. And it will be a wonderful thing to focus on as you all move forward....

    Onwards, Motivation and Great joy...( A pathetic take on OMG)
    Love and hugs from across the water my friend

    Sue xx

  13. Ooh....I forgot about my Freefall....thanks for the reminder! I have to submit a list of six quilts to enter into our next quilt show and Freefall would be a great addition!

  14. OMG! OMG! OMG! Three wonderful things to read about! The look on Dayna's face in that photo is priceless :)

  15. What wonderful news. Congrats on the future nuptials - very exciting. And the Freefall quilt is lovely.

  16. Congrats!!! La bague est magnifique!!

  17. Ok, I am sorry. I saw the ring and then I saw nothing else. I forgot what I saw earlier. It is all about the ring. It is the most beautiful ring - so classy. Congratulations to Dayna and Tyler. I am so happy for the lovebirds. It is about time, there was happy news and some serious celebration. Sending hugs and best wishes to you!!!

  18. Good Luck on your goal, that's a lot of blocks and it is rather a busy month, but you can so it, I'm cheering you on. How lovely, an engagement, my son just proposed to his lovely girlfriend recently too, now we have two weddings next year within three months, like you we have much to celebrate.


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