Monday, November 4, 2019

November OMG

I have not been so great at stating OMGs, and when I have, not so great at finishing them I feel, though I haven't backed that up with stats.

This month, I plan to finally get these pillow shams/cases done to go on our bed. I took off the seashell ones that go on in midsummer just yesterday and washed them, so it's high time. As per usual, there are a couple of other gotta-do's ahead of them.
I made the maple leaf blocks at the same time as I made the batik one I sent in to Island Batik when I first applied to be an ambassador. I'm nearing the end of my second year with them, and I have applied to be one again for 2020. The application can be found on their blog, and today is the final day they are accepting them. They are only accepting 25 ambassadors, so it's with baited breath I await.

They've switched up the programme a bit this year, and are having two blog hops that tie in with Market and releases and such. November 1 was the start of the blog hop A Piece Of. Click the picture below to head to their main page for the hop.

I am not in this hop, since I was in the August one. Be sure to check out the beautiful and innovative makes for inspiration, and as always there is a very generous, world-wide giveaway open on Island Batik's blog and on many of the bloggers participating. My challenge for the month is to make a lap-sized quilt using a special tool. As usual, I have several ideas, but haven't committed to one, but that will be happening this week.

I have a few other OMGs of the quilting kind, but I'll keep those to myself for now, and hope that they do get accomplished. I have a few upcoming posts to finish up: Customer Quilt Finish, Throwback Thursday, Imaginary Friends, all hopefully out this week. I also have one last Tiny Tuesday block to make, and last week's as well as this week's pumpkin blocks in my Party of One Pumpkin QAL. So that will probably be another post! And here I've been trying with some pretty good success, to cut back on computer time. In that vein, know that I most likely will not respond to comments here, as I have yet another 'deadline approaching' quilt to get done this week! So feel free to leave without making a comment, please.

Linking up
Elm Street Quilts


  1. No need to reply Sandra, we all have those extra busy times in our lives. Cool morning here, but have had some quite warm to hot days lately,. Love that leaf colour, warming for a cold day ahead.

  2. I couldn't leave without leaving a comment, but no need to reply. I love those beautiful maple leaf pillow shams!

  3. Will be thinking of you as you stitch along. Enjoy!

  4. I like your maple leaf blocks. Good luck with all your deadlines.

  5. No reply needed. I won the October block lotto for my little Tuesday group. The blocks are the same maple leaf as yours. I’ve made a table runner with the six inch blocks and still need to make something with the ten inch ones. Waiting to see what you make. Hope you meet all your deadlines.

  6. Hi Sandra! No need to return the comment to me - I can't help but say how darn pretty that maple leaf is. I think you have been a great IBA so they would be foolish to not have you come back. Maybe that's just a small bit of bias . . . good luck with all those deadlines and less computer time! ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. Good luck finishing. Talk to you when you clear some space.

  8. Pretty. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.


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