August One Monthly Goal Complete

I decided my August OMG would be for a “big girl” quilt.  I would use a pattern with “real blocks”  something I haven’t normally done.  Here is my goal setting post,  August OMG.

Here are a few of the blocks in the beginning.  Once I got moving along, I didn’t take any other pictures until it was finished.  When I first chose the pattern and was putting together the blocks, I really saw the stars.  It wasn’t until I was taking pictures of the finish that I say the circles.  Talk about tunnel vision.


I used the remaining bright fabric for a strip down the backing.  It turned out rather cute, breaking up the plain back.


On my last quilt, I ventured off the straight line walking foot quilting.  Not very far off, but you can see my wavy line Brighten Up.  So I went a bit (small bit) farther from there and did a cross hatch of wavy lines for this quilt.

It shows up much better on the backing piece ( along with a few thread scraps).

It really gave the quilt some easy to add texture.  I just used a wavy stitch with the walking foot and used the edge of the foot for spacing of the lines.  This may be my new favorite for quilting, at least for a bit.

I am linking up with a few friends today:

Small Quilts and Doll Quilts – Design Wall Monday

Love Laugh Quilt – Making Monday

Cooking Up Quilts – Main Crush Monday

Elm Street Quilts – One Monthly Goal

Em’s Scrapbag – Moving It Forward Monday



  1. August 28, 2017 / 7:54 am

    I love everything about your quilt… the fabrics, the design, the quilting… it’s beautiful. Great finish!

  2. August 28, 2017 / 8:44 am

    I like the way you quilted this – nice texture!

  3. August 28, 2017 / 8:51 am

    Wow! That quilt is *beautiful*!! I love your ‘big girl’ quilt. The texture of the quilting is so yummy. I’m curious about the name of the pattern. It is gorgeous. Great job!

  4. August 28, 2017 / 9:13 am

    Your quilt is beautiful! I love it, so fresh and crisp.

  5. August 28, 2017 / 9:23 am

    The quilt is beautiful, and I adore that quilting pattern. It was a good choice to add that strip of color on the backing. Have a great week! Andrea

  6. August 28, 2017 / 9:48 am

    Jan, I love this quilt and the quilting. That wavy line pattern is a fun one, and I love it as a crosshatch. Congratulations on the finish!

  7. Jayne
    August 28, 2017 / 9:54 am

    So gorgeous!! I’m flipping out over the block and how the secondary design creates circles! What is the block called? I would so love to make this! Your quilting is the perfect compliment to the design! I’d say this Big Girl quilt is a huge success!!

  8. August 28, 2017 / 10:06 am

    This turned out beautifully! Seeing how the stars create a circle effect is such a fun process in piecing, isn’t it? Congratulations for stepping a bit further out of your comfort zone; the quilting looks great.

  9. August 28, 2017 / 10:44 am

    Great finish! I love the colors you used, and your wavy line cross hatch quilting! I’m going to have to remember to try that one!

  10. August 28, 2017 / 10:51 am

    What a beautiful quilt! The wavy crosshatch quilting looks fabulous, too.

  11. August 28, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    Hi Jan,
    Look at you, finishing your August goal ahead of schedule. What a pretty quilt! It just looks so bright and fresh – beautiful fabrics. ~smile~ Roseanne

  12. August 28, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    Really lovely – fabrics, shapes and quilting, great job.

  13. Rose
    August 29, 2017 / 9:42 am

    You go Big Girl! I love this quilt and the quilting you did, crosshatching wavy lines, I love how it looks. I think I’m going to have to try this myself. Thanks for sharing.

  14. August 29, 2017 / 10:34 am

    This is a beautiful quilt and your quilting choice is just perfect! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

  15. September 5, 2017 / 9:14 am

    Beautiful quilt. Love the quilting!!!

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