Wednesday, February 1, 2017

One Monthly Goal - February 2017

This is my second time linking to OMG , (Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal February Linkup. )this year, thanks for the motivation Patty!  I was able to complete my January goal so I am going to join in again this month.

My project this month is a "new" quilt project for me that I have had sitting in a "to-do pile" as fabric I pulled from my stash and the pattern for (I think) 3 years!!   It is a Primitive Gatherings pattern that my friend and I found and adored the sample hanging in their booth at a quilt show.  It's called Colfax County:


My friend Cheryl is also making this quilt using the same background fabric as I am but different blues...the prep has taken us each about two weeks- so much cutting- I am not sure how many hundreds of pieces I have cut to make this quilt!!  We are trying to urge each other on with encouragement that we will get this finished :)  The hst's are 1" finished.  Yes, they are...and, yes, there are a lot of them!  Glad to have those little sweeties finished!! 

Lots of background pieces cut too...

My goal for this month is to sew the triangle components for this quilt, I need close to 700 of this completed unit.
 
 Those of you who know me well are aware I rarely sew with blue so my stash dive for this quilt went quite deep...that blue star print is a Marcus Bros. from... wait for it...1987!

Linking up to  Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal February Linkup.
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13 comments:

Carol S. said...

It will be an amazing quilt when it's finished, but I don't think I'd have the patience for all those pieces. I won't be copying you on this one! I love that you have older fabric in your stash. I'm not sure I'd want to know the dates on all of mine. Could be scary!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I am in awe. All those tiny pieces, whew! :)

Needled Mom said...

Wow....that is going to be incredible. It's great to have someone else sewing along on a project like that to keep you motivated.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Wow that is a lot of tiny pieces, but the quilt will be fabulous when it is finished.

Jeanna said...

This is going to be a nice quilt. Good luck with all of those triangle blocks.

I'm still contemplating what will be my February OMG...I better decide soon.

Aunt 'Reen said...

WOWSERS.. all the way around it!!!
I love this quilt pattern and am so impressed at how many tiny little triangles you've cut out already and sewn together.
This is going to be Gorgeous.

Karen's Korner said...

WOW such patience to work with small pieces. Good luck with it.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wow.....loving all the blues. This is going to be stunning.

Nann said...

Wow. I like HSTs, but 700 for one quilt might test my patience. Then again . . . Nope, I'll just follow your posts to see how you're doing.

Patty D from NC said...

You don't mess around, do you? This will be amazing! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your February project.

Little Quiltsong said...

Oh wow - tiny HST's! Love the blue fabric - from 1987 :)? Don't worry some of mine goes back much further :)! It all looks lovely!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

That looks so intricate, Kris! 700! I admire your patience :)

-Soma

mennikelly said...

That will be an amazing quilt when it is finished! Good luck on getting all 700 done this month!