Sunday, August 26, 2018

One Monthly Goal :: August 2018 Update



A funny thing happened on my way to finishing this month's One Monthly Goal. My goal was to finish my Prince Edward Island Modern Quilt Guild mystery quilt. I started lots of social quilting projects last year and this year I'm doing my best to finish them all. The hiccup I ran into with this quilt is that I didn't download the final instructions in time! So I started the month with all the clues completed, but no final assembly instructions.

From the PEI MQG Facebook group, I was able to see pictures of the final quilt.  There were a few options. I was working on the modern layout.

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I really like this quilter's layout.

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I knew from the start that I would be gifting this quilt to my friend Lorilee Craker.  Lorilee and I were part of a writers group in my pre-quilting, pre-brain injury days. One of her recent books is a wonderful memoir called Anne of Green Gables, my Daughter, and Me. I bought some Anne of Green Gables fabric on a whim about a year ago. I thought I'd make Lorilee a pillow or something small. But when I learned of the PEI mystery quilt, I knew I had to use my Anne fabric on a quilt for Lorilee. 


It seemed fitting to add a quote to the quilt given our love of words. There are so many great quilts in the Anne series, but I landed on this one: Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. With a quote like that, I also had to include Anne and Diana on the quilt.


I was able to deliver the quilt in person this weekend when we drove up to Michigan for the AQS quilt show. 


To see more pictures of this quilt, check the hashtag #lorileeaoggquilt on Instagram. To see what I'm currently working on, please follow me at deJongDreamHouse.

Previous OMGs:
August 2018 - Anne of Green Gables Quilt
July 2018 - Dutch Canuck Quilt
June 2018 - Daybed Pillow
June 2017 - no goal

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