Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Triangle QA

I don't think that triangles are my thing.  I'm working on this quilt for the Triangle QA at The Sassy Quilter.  Triangles right now are out of my comfort zone.  Here's my little quilt.  I even have a row that's missing a triangle!  I'll add it tomorrow when I've had more rest.  I just let the fabrics fly where they went at random for a modern look.  I used four different types of fabrics.  Some were cotton, there's a purple corduroy for texture, there's a polyester, and there is a possible vintage sheet in there.  Then there's the classic super cheap gingham.  All these fabrics were in the scrap bin.  Maybe once it's quilted with my swirls it with be more special.  I'll keep chugging along.  The big link up is on Friday, 4/25!  Better get it on the frame tomorrow or Friday!

Now that I look at this picture it really needs trimmed and a border?  Tomorrow is another day.

The Sassy Quilter

WIP Wednesday 4.23.14

Here's what happened this week:

I took an inventory and updated all my BOM projects!  You can read more about it here.

I got my Love Laugh Quilt Christmas QA improv blocks all caught up to date.

I made a purple Picadilly Circle block for the RSC14.

I finished the first block for the Spring Sampler BOM at Cora's Quilts.

I finished two hot pads.

New Projects This Week
1.  Started the Spring Sampler Series at Cora's Quilts
Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn
1.  Herringbone OSU quilt
2.  Digging up Bones (Owen's dinosaur quilt)
3.  Rock Island Campfire Quilt
4.  Picadilly Circle
5. ...And Sew On BOM at Quiet Play (one block to go)
6.  MSBHQAL (Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone Quilt Along)
7.  Bonnie Hunter's 2013 Celtic Solstice Mystery
8.  Gypsy Wife QA (recycling  Red/White Flower Basket Quilt into this project & duds.)
9.  Quilt Doodle Doodles Designs 2014 BOM
10.  Love Laugh Quilt Christmas Improv QA
11.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
12.  Mod Mod QA
13.  Pat Sloan Globetrotting BOM 
14.  Beaquilter -- Pattern Tester Project (pulled the fabrics -- I think)
15.  Triangle QA
16.  Underpants Project
17.  Super Mario QA (March block almost half done)
18.  Spring Sampler Series at Cora's Quilts
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  NY Beauty
2.  Orca Bay
3.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
4.  Red Frosty & Friends quilt #3
5.  Maroon Star Sampler Quilt
6.  Color coordinated hexagon quilt
7.  Gourmet Quilter Sampler
8.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
9.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt) (Set as a Q2 Goal)
10.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
11.  Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt
12.  Blue Frosty & Friends quilt #1
13.  Blue Frosty & Friends quilt #2

Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Butterfly Blocks (that I won) (Set as a Q2 goal)
3.  Orange/Blue Fish Blocks (that I won)
4.  Split Stars (blocks won from Block Lotto; October, 2012)
5.  African Violet baby quilt (Block Lotto inspired) (worked on these blocks this week.)
6.  Tall Fly
7.  Block Lotto Dud (Orphan Block Quilt)

Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)

Ready to longarm
1.  Dutchman's Puzzle

Quilted, needs binding
1.  T-shirt quilt for a customer

Completed this week:
Chicken Hot Pads

    My WIP count moved from 38 to 39.  My WIP goal for New Years Day 2015 is 19.  Highlighted items in the Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn section above are done for the month.  These are 2014 BOM projects.   Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I'm also linking up at Sew Fresh Quilts.
Sew Fresh Quilts

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cora's Quilts Spring Sampler -- Block 1

Each Monday (starting today) a block will be released at Cora's Quilts for the Spring Sampler.  I will be using a monochromatic color scheme.  Although I'm an Accuquilt cut 'n go girl, I don't really care for cutting things ending in 1/4"... 7/8"... 5/8"...  But I LOVE this block!  Here's the block that was released today.   It is called Pyramids.

Okay, I gotta admit it.  I can't stop looking at this block.  I know I don't want to make a ton of them, because of all those odd sized cutting... but I just LOVE this block!!!  I bet it makes it close to the center (or at least on my side of the bed) in the quilt.

Cora's Quilts

Monday, April 21, 2014

It's Check in Day for H2H

It's Check In day for the Hands to Help (H2H) quilts at Confessions of a Fabric Addict blog.  Link up your H2H Charity quilt!  Here's mine:

This quilt will be going to Happy Chemo in the H2H Challenge.
Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

Sunday, April 20, 2014

BOM & QA Updates

Before I start the Spring Sampler at Cora's Quilts I need to re-group and organize where I am with my other BOM's for 2014.  I know I do a weekly WIP Wednesday, but this will help me know where I am with each QA and help with future block color planning.

Thanks to the FNSI I am all caught up with my Christmas QA at Love Laugh Quilt blog.

I'm all caught up on my Sew at Home Mummy  Classic Meets Modern BOM.  Looks like I need more green in the up-coming blocks.

I am up to date on the kite girl blocks for the RSC14.
I am up to date on the Pat Sloan Globetrotting BOM.
I am up to date on the Quilt Doodle Designs 2014 Mystery (Christmas) BOM
I am a little behind and need the March and April blocks for the Mod Mod QA @ Block Lotto.  Here's the January and February blocks:
I need some purple blocks for this month's RSC14 Picadilly Circle blocks
I am only half way done with the Super Mario center block QA at Cora's Quilts.
Building Blocks QA with Leah Day -- All caught up on blocks.
Triangle QA at The Sassy Quilter.  Triangles all cut; need sewn into a top!
...And Sew On BOM at Quiet Play (one block to go)  I have everything I need to make the last block.  I just need the four or so hour block of time to do it.
MSBHQAL (Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone Quilt Along)
I only make one block for this QA.  I really love the pattern.  I just need the time to work on it.
We Can Do It Skill Builder blocks -- 4 to go?
Summer Sampler/Solstice Stars got combined.  I might need to add the Spring Sampler to this set too.
Bluepatch Mystery Quilt -- No pics found...  Just a few blocks to go on that one too...
Bonnie Hunter 2013 Celtic Solstice Mystery
I still need to make some chevrons...  All other blocks are sewn.  The top needs to be put together after the chevrons are made. 
Gypsy Wife QA (recycling  Red/White Flower Basket Quilt into this project & duds.)
I have really fallen behind on this project.  I do have the spreadsheet and some awesome checklists.
WHEW!!!  Now that's a lot going on at once.  Now that I know where I am, I can see where I need to go.  I'm going to start with what needs the least done first.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

RSC14 - Scrap Saturday

Here's my block for today for the RSC14 Scrap Saturday.  It's another Picadilly Circle block.  This pattern can be found in Quiltmaker Magazine, July/August '13, No. 152.
Here's a copy on Amazon.

I'm linking up with Angela at SoScrapy: ScrapHappy blog.
Here's my RSC14 progress for this year:
Blue - 15
Pink - 35
Teal - 8
Purple - 4
1 Teal table topper complete

1 scrappy jelly roll race quilt made while sorting the teals in the colors of blues/greens with some orange thrown in is quilted and needs a binding.

Whohoo! Now that's progress!

Love Laugh Quilt Christmas QA -- FNSI Results

Grab the Friday Night Sew In (FNSI) button

I'm all caught up on the Love Laugh Quilt Christmas QA.  It's an improv QA.  You can find out more about it here.

Here's all my blocks:

Thanks to the FNSI at Sugarlane Quilts FNSI I am all caught up with this BOM project!