Sunday, November 1, 2015

November ALYOF goal

Tick - Tick- No Excuses

If ever there was a project that had absolutely no good reason for taking so long, the one is it.  My son chose the design and approved the fabrics for his bed quilt so long ago I can't even remember.

Progress at October Retreat 
I've worked diligently on it at two retreats and several sessions at home.  The pattern is not too difficult for me, I like the fabric, I really WANT to gift it to him - none of the typical stumbling blocks apply here.
Parts from March Retreat
There has been progress.  It has rolled from month to month and although I feel a little like the quilter who cried wolf,  it is my official ALYOF project for November.  Goal Setting Linky party is open at Fiber of All Sorts and Sew BitterSweet Designs. 

We are after all headed rapidly to a new year and it will NOT be on my 2016 Resolution List.  Yup, you guessed right, it was included in this post from January 2015
Initial Pull
I've decided to keep the fabric almost exclusively Parson Gray, mixing from various lines rather than the scrappier pull shown here.  Framing it in a mid-to-dark border is also on the redesign plans and not just because I want to finish but because I think he will like it that way.

As usual, I'm strategically selecting on item from my 2015 FAL Q4 list as well.

Wish me luck and hop around to cheer on the other participants too!


  1. That is a lovely quilt! Sometimes, for unknown reasons, some projects just don't want to get completed in a timely fashion! I feel your pain. Good luck on your finish!

  2. i think this is a lovely piece; also, some quilts just need time to simmer i think. Hugs, Julierose

  3. Great combination of a lovely pattern and some gorgeous fabrics.

  4. love this quilt--whose delectable mountain pattern are you using, please?

    1. I'm just using what I recall from a demo at a LQS years ago to make this and the layout is a basic one that I've seen in books. Sorry if that's not terribly helpful.

  5. November should be a good month to finish this one up - you really are so close now.

  6. I am enthralled by Delectable Mountains, and have been meaning to start one myself. I'm looking forward to seeing your final result!

  7. I have a quilt or two that fall into the same category, one of which is my goal for Nov.! This quilt is gorgeous and I look forward to coming back at the end of the month and seeing it finished.

  8. Love this design and it is just perfect for the Parson Gray fabrics! I am making a quilt from Curious Nature for each of my twin sons 18th birthdays this year - one down and one to go:)


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