Saturday, 3 March 2018

One Monthly Goal for March


Now that March is here it is time to select a UFO to finish for March OMG hosted by Elm Street Quilts.


I've decided to finish up a couple of place mats I started several years ago - like 2013.  I really don't know why I didn't finish them back then, as they will be lovely, but we will remedy that now.

I received a couple of mini charm packs with a magazine subscription, one being this lovely French General range.  That provides the exact amount to make a two place mats and two coasters.  I took my inspiration from a photo I found on Pinterest and am just winging it.  All I need to do is sew the half hexies to the ends of the rows of hexies and then applique them to the base fabric, quilt and bind. Then I just need to applique a single hexy onto two coasters.  It should be a very achievable goal for the month, which will be somewhat busy.

It's great to have the encouragement to get things finished by being a part of OMG and OPAM.  Thanks girls.

I'm sad to say that I have to shop for some fabric today. Can you believe that I can't find any cream homespun in my sewing room?  Any number of patterned cream fabrics, but nothing plain. Blast!! I had been hoping to keep on my fabric diet much longer. Now I just have to make sure that I don't get distracted by any pretties and buy something else.  Of course, you know that I will find some once I buy it, don't you. I'll just buy a fat quarter. 

I'm linking up with Elm Street Quilts.

10 comments:

I am said...

Hi Janice ,oh these are going to be so nice,love the french General,lovely to see them being finished,i reckon you will use these alot xx

Maria said...

They will be really beautiful placemats Janice..

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love the fabric these will be lovely ❤️

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Jenny said...

The place mats look like they are going to be great Janis. I think 2018 is a finishing year for many of us. Enjoy finishing the placemat.

Jenny said...

Your hexie place mats look interesting, looking forward to seeing them completed.

loulee said...

Your place mats and coasters are going to look very pretty.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Oh Janice I just love that reddish French General and what gorgeous place mats that will make. Sorry to hear you have to break your fabric diet; I'm surprised how often that happens to me even though I think I am building a good stash.

Patty said...

Great placemats. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

Susan said...

Gorgeous fabrics - hope you enjoyed the shopping part....LOL