Monday, July 3, 2017

Mill girls block of the month

Happy Fourth of July! I feel very blessed to live in the United States. And I am very grateful for all those who have made it possible.

My one monthly goal for July and my Ufo 2017 is Mill girls. It was a block of the month sponsored by my local quilt shop before they went out of business. It was my first try at a block of the month. I haven't done that very often, because of the cost. I'm sure it is a value, but a scarey amount of  cost for the whole quilt. I did a really great job keeping up with the monthly blocks, until it was time to put it all together. So it has to be finished. And this is the month.

I have all the blocks finished. We made 4 for each month

The ninth month is about the setting triangles and the bigger center blocks. That is where I need to start again.
I really enjoyed the stories that came with each month's blocks. It was about the clothing mills in Pennsylvania.

On the  cat front, we have finally captured our last feral kitty and hope to take her to the animal shelter in the next couple of days.

My attempt to use up the leftover tumblers is growing, and may turn into a small quilt without much forethought.

If I continue finishing Bonnie Hunter mystery quilts in the order they were published, old tobacco road would be next. It just needs borders. I used to hate borders, so many of my UFOs are to that stage. This year, as I have been finishing, I am more confident so it is time to get borders attached and finish.

I am linking to:
Making Monday
Moving it Forward Monday 
main Crush Monday


  1. Beautiful blocks of the month! I have only done one BOM and it has remained unfinished since 2009...every year I make a little more progress, lol. Enjoy your stitching time!

  2. Hi Maggie,
    You did a wonderful job on the quilt blocks - they look beautiful. I look forward to seeing those come together. Interesting that you don't like to add borders - is it the actual process or you don't like the look? Too bad we aren't closer - I would be glad to help you. I love sewing down bindings by hand too - some people hate that. All of us make progress each year (I hope) as we try new things. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. The Mill Girls is a beautiful quilt. You will be so pleased when you finish it.

  4. Lovely quilt blocks. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

  5. You definitely picked a pretty OMG for this month. Good luck with the finishing up.

  6. Better late than never Thank you for your participation in this week's Show and Tell Monday !! Bambi