After much deliberation, I selected Woodlands as my September OMG (One Monthly Goal) quilt. This is a challenge started by Heidi at Red Letter Quilts to motivate quilters to accomplish one goal per month. I have a couple commission quilts to make and maybe should have made one or both of them as my goal, but since I consider them “work” they will probably be finished anyway. I wanted this goal to be something I likely wouldn’t have done without the challenge.
I picked up a kit for this quilt at Quilt Expo in Madison, WI at least three years ago and it could have been four or even five years ago. When I got the kit, it was a little out of my comfort zone at the time with solid backgrounds and the Marcia Derse fabrics. Back then, I couldn’t imagine using all the solids that I do now!
The blocks were pieced in March of 2015 when my daughter Jen and I went to a weekend retreat at Olive Juice Quilts in Onalaska. After the retreat, I put all the parts back into the project bag where they’ve been until today when I took them out for this photo shoot.
I got even more excited to finish this when I found the fabric on the left in my stash. It will be the perfect back. I’ll have to make the quilt a little smaller for the stripes to run horizontally, but this quilt isn’t for a bed anyway, so it will work fine. Now I’m excited to start working on it.
So, my goal for September is to get this thing FINISHED!