Sunday, June 25, 2017

D9P -- A Friday Finish

In December, 2016, my local quilt guild swapped Disappearing 9-Patch blocks (D9P).  Each participant in the swap specified what colors they would like in the 9-patch blocks.  My colors were supposed to be eight grey blocks on the outside of the block and one scarlet block in the center (Ohio State -- OSU Bucks colors.)  It's interesting how some interpreted the colors.  Some chose to add white, light blue, extra red, and even sea foam green.  But somehow it all works.  Each block reminds me of the personalities of those in my local quilt guild.

This week I finished my guild swap D9P quilt.  It measures 56" x 81".

 
I backed it with a simple red flat sheet that I got at a thrift store for $3.  I quilted it with my Circle Lord giant template board called Egyptian Eye.  I did not complete the "eye" part of the design this time to make it look more like footballs without the lace.
 
I love Friday Finishes... I actually finished it Friday night, but it was dark and rainy...  I finally got a photo on Saturday and a blog post on Sunday... hence my Friday Finish.

 
This was one of the quilts that I had planned to finish this quarter.  I posted about it in my Finish-A-Long 2017 Q2 Goals Post here.
 
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I'm happy to link up this finish here.
 
This was also my June OMG Goal.  I'm linking up at Elm Street Quilts for the June Finish Link-Up here.
 
 


Slow Sunday Stitching

My little embroidery project now has a face!  I'm learning as I go.  This is one of my favorite 20 minutes to stitch...in the parking lot while our son is with his speech therapist.

 
I'm linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Come join the fun!
 
Slow Sunday Stitching

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Scrap Saturday

I started a new little scrap project since I've been having a lot of complete finishes this year.  I have a lot of 1.5" squares in little trays by my machine from working on my Garden Party quilt.  I have enough yellow for now in the current rows.  I don't want to go too crazy with yellow.  This little 4-patch project caught my eye:

 
The little 4-patch blocks make nice leaders and enders and add up quickly.  The pattern in this magazine (American Patchwork & Quilting, April 2015, is called GO FOUR IT! 2015 Quilt-Along.
 
 
The blocks are set on point in the quilt.
 
I'm linking up with Angela and the gang at SoScrappy for the RSC17 (Rainbow Scrap Challenge, 2017).  The linky party for today is here.  Check out all the fun projects.
 
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Customer Sampler BOM Civil War Reproduction Fabrics

Here's a customer quilt that I finished longarm quilting this week.  It was a BOM from a local quilt store last year.  It is a sampler quilt.  She chose Civil War reproduction fabrics for it.  She wanted me to quilt it with my giant template board from Circle Lord called Egyptian Eye.


Linking up today with My Quilt Infatuation here.

It's not a very good photo of the back because of the shadow of the trees.  It's a solid grey (tone on tone) back.  It works great with the borders on the front.  Beautiful!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WIP Wednesday 6.21.17

Having a blast this summer, AND I'm still getting some quilting accomplished!

This week I put together my OMG (One Main Goal) quilt for June.  These blocks were swapped by my local quilt guild Christmas, 2016.  It's the D9P (Dissappearing 9-Patch).  My colors were supposed to be grey blocks with a scarlet center (Ohio State colors).  Interesting how some members interpreted this block request--some added white, some more scarlet, some pale blue some were so bold to add seafoam green!  But it is what it is and it all works...  I'm about 20 years younger than some of the members of the guild.  You just never know if they will all be here next year.  Never know...  I will always have their block. :)   I like the quilt.  It's a long twin.  Here's the flimsy in the wind.  I had to dodge some raindrops to get this picture.  I'm hoping for a Friday finish!


Remember I was telling everybody to link up at Pamela's blog -- Mama Sparks World here.  This is the prize pack I won!!  Whohoo!!!  Two charm packs and a fun pattern!!!  Thanks!!!  She is having another linky party today.  It's here.

 
We've been blessed with baby chicks!  One hatched Sunday, three Monday, and one Tuesday for a total of five baby chicks!
 




I made the third block for the Temecula Quilt Company Marvelous Monday Mini (the pinwheel).



I adopted a bunch of fun stuff from a garage sale to enhance my stash.  I REALLY need quantity so that I can make quilt backs for projects and guild quilts.  This fabric was mostly 50 cents a yard!  Here it is proudly displayed on my sorting trampoline.  Everyone has a 6' trampoline in their quilting room, right?  (It's awesome for my helper.)

 
My Garden Party quilt (pattern by Bonnie Hunter) grew another row.
 
 
I not only pieced another block, but embroidered it as well.  You can find the FREE pattern for this block at Q is for Quilter.The block is made from 2" squares.  The block pattern can be found at Q is for Quilter blog.
 
 
Since I finished all the embroidery of the kite girls, I started a new project in my to-go bag.  I chose this embroidery project.  I've never done anything like this before.  A friend gave me this package.  It didn't have any floss with it, but I got a few skeins from the two garbage bags donated to my guild.
 
Here's the two bear ears:
 
Linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River here.
 
LinkyTuesday
 

Linking up with Susan at Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers.  The linky party is here.

 
Linking up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social.  The linky party is here.
 
Sew Fresh Quilts
 
 
* * * * * * * Warning:  Boring List Ahead * * * * * * * *

2017 Finishes (listed by date)! 
1.   01.07.17  Country Roads, Humble Quilts Mystery 2015 here.
2.   01.13.17  Stars Stripes & Other Things quilt here.
3.   01.20.17  Candy Cane Mini quilt here.
4.   01.27.17  Sunbonnet Sue charity quilt here.
5.   02.17.17  Large Microwave Bowl Cozie
6.   02.17.17  Medium Microwave Bowl Cozie
7.   02.18-17  Small Microwave Bowl Cozie -- All Microwave bowl Cozies shown here.
8.   02.27.17  Sew Sweet Simplicity 2015 BOM by Jacquelynne Steves here.
9.   03.03.07  Allitare! 2015 Bonnie Hunter Mystery here.
10. 03.10.17  Celtic Solstice, 2013 Bonnie Hunter Mystery here.
11. 03.17.17  Denim Tumbler Rug #1 here.
12.  04.07.17 RSC15 Sawtooth Sampler design by Angela at SoScrappy here.
13.  4.14.17   My Heart Skips a Beat 2017 H2H Quilt
14.  4.21.17  Tumbler Rug #2 
15.  4.28.17  Shoo Fly (A charity quilt for my local quilt guild.)
16.  5.5.17    Scrappy Stars baby quilt
17.  5.12.17  The Underpants Project
18.  5.19.17  One House, Two House (pattern by Cheryl Wahl.)



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Customer Quilt Top Parade

It's a busier summer than usual in the longarm quilting world for me.  I have these customer quilts in line to be quilted the next few weeks (or as long as it takes -- I have an awesome customer that isn't in a hurry for them)  I also have some local quilt guild quilts that need to be longarmed:

This is a banner that will be donated to hang on the walls of a Children's Network.  Children decorated blocks, they gave them to our guild.  We are making banners (wall hangings) to hang on the walls.  I will be doing the quilting.

 
Here's a beautiful embroidered quilt to be longarmed.

 
Another quilt that has been embroidered.

 
A fun string quilt.  This one was done on foundation fabric.  It is heavy.

 
A fun scrap quilt.

 
This was a beautiful leaf quilt.  The customer that needs it longarmed comes up with a pattern for everyone at our local quilt guild's "Scrap Therapy" night that happens once a month.  Everybody gets together and plays with scraps.  I don't usually attend because the schedule doesn't work out with our son's schedule.  Someday...

 
This quilt was made by another guild member.  It is ready to be longarmed.

Fiber Tuesday

Sometimes it's hard to resist such a cute little QA.  Today I completed block 3 of the Temecula Quilt Company Marvelous Mini Monday QA.  You can join in on the fun at Temecula Quilt Company.  I love FREE quilt alongs!

 
Here's all three blocks together.  LOVE these MODA fabrics that I had left over from another project.

 
Linking up in The Quilting Room with Mel for Fiber Tuesday 116.
 
Fiber Tuesday Link Party for all fiber crafts