OMG: Flower Basket Medallion Border Finish

Early in the month I had posted for my One Monthly Goal ( OMG )  that I would like to get at least 1/3  – 1/2 way through this border. At the beginning I had the basket and stems sewn down.

I am happy to report that I managed to finish the second border section for my Flower Basket Medallion project.

As a reference, here is the first border that I finished up at the end of December.

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These are to go around a center that is from a Kim McClean design, though the borders are my own.

This center was finished up in early December.

These two finished borders will go along the sides. As to what I will do for the top and bottom I am not sure yet. I’d like them to be similar but a bit different.

As to 17 in 2017 this month ( I actually had 20 on my list ) along with working on this border,  I appliqued another airship propeller block and some little baskets in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month, finished tying and binding the Gradient quilt, and progressed a bit futher on my current quilt in the hoop. The Gradient quilt has gone home with my youngest son.

Linking up with  Elm Street Quilts for OMG and with Pomegranate & Chintz for 17 in 2017 and Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching     Also sharing at : Freemotion by the River / Sew Fresh Quilts / Esther’s Quilt Blog 

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February / One Monthly Goal : Flower Basket Medallion

I have many goals for February. When I thought about choosing just One Monthly Goal for the link-up over at Elm Street Quilts, it was difficult to choose between them all.

In the end, I decided to work on this.

Not much to look at, is it? :)  Well, it is the second border to the Flower Basket Medallion.

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The center is a Kim Mclean design. I decided to strike out on my own for the borders. Because stems are so boring to sew, I prepped the first two borders at the same time.

I finished the first one at the end of December.

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I want my One Monthly Goals to be achievable, so the goal is not to completely finish the second border in February but to work on it and get at least 1/3 – 1/2 of it done. If I finish the remainder in March I’ll be happy.

Prior to starting on this, I need to finish appliqueing some Little Baskets, but I have started the prep work necessary for this border.

I have some leaves and berries prepped, and many more up on the ironing board to work on…

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