Saturday, October 18, 2014


Last night I worked on some churn dash blocks with the Friday Night Sew-In group.  My background colors fit nicely with the RSC14 for October.  Here's what I was able to accomplish:

This pattern is available from Jo's Country Junction blog.  It's called Scrumptious Butter Churn.  You can find the pattern here.  The blocks are 7.5". 

I'm linking up with Angela at SoScrapy: ScrapHappy blog. for the the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, 2014.
I also linked up with Sugarlane Quilts for the Friday Night Sew In.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Custom Honors Quilt -- A Friday Finish 10.17.14

Here's a customer quilt that was on and off the frame this week.  It was made by two ladies in my local quilt guild.  Our guild is having an honor's dinner in which members of the service are being honored (and given quilts).  It should be a nice dinner.  This is the first time our guild has done this.  It may be a sold out crowd.  We have 26 honorees.

I finished the longarming on this quilt this week.

Here's the quilt on the frame.  It's a Fons & Porter's QOV pattern.

I did freehand stars and swirls on the border.  The customer requested freehand stars.
I did the Circle Lord Egyptian eye pattern in the open areas of the quilt around the center panel.
I am did freehand echoed feathers on the eagle and freehand echoed stripes on the flag stripes.

I'm happy to link up with Richard and Tanya Quilts for the Link-A-Finish FRIDAY.
I'm also linking up with Janet at Simply Pieced for TGIFF.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Friday Night Sew In plans -- FNSI 10.17.14

It's time for the FNSI (Friday Night Sew In) at Sugarlane Quilts.  I'll be making little churn dashes for my Butter Churn and Dash (free pattern available at Jo's Country Junction. )  With this quilt I am using black/white/grey backgrounds and bright colors.  This nicely compliments what I am working on this month for the RSC14 (Rainbow Scrap Challenge).  Here's what I have so far.

I'm hoping to work with aqua and green.

Check out the others that will be sewing on Friday night!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Scrap Challenge 4

I LOVE my scrappy tumbler charm quilt.  It is on our bed.  It has so much sentimental value because these are the fabrics I used when I first started seriously quilting in 2011.  It measures 81" x 93" and contains 1152 tumblers.  The tumblers were cut with my Accuquilt GO! Baby.  All of the tumblers except for about 4 or 5 are unique fabrics.  Every once in a while I put something fussy cut upside down in the row, but for the most part, the tumblers are "upright".  I LOVE IT!!!  It's mine!!!

I entered it in the Scrap Quilt Challenge 4.

You can link up here.

I quilted it using the versatile Circle Lord Swirls.  I used plain cream thread.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

WIP Wednesday 10.15.14

Super productive week here!

I finished putting together this quilt top.  I won these sampler blocks back in February, 2012.  They were a WIP passed on to another person.  That person, Fiona, from Poppy Makes blog, put them up for a giveaway in a Fugly Fabric giveaway.  I think it worked out great for this quilt.

I made six woven bars for the October Block Lotto.  You can find info on the pattern on the Block Lotto site here.


For a while now, I've been wanting to make an alphabet sampler quilt. When I saw Little Letters from Temecula Quilt Company, I pulled my dark fabric strings and started making super cute blocks for the RSC14.


Sorry for the poor photos on the next two quilts.  It's pouring down rain today...  Hopefully next week my Celtic Solstice will be two rows bigger and hanging outside on the sunny clothesline.  I've made two more rows of progress on my Celtic Solstice!  Two rows/week goal!

I completed the October row for the Quilt Doodle Designs 2014 BOM.  Fun and scrappy.  Can't wait to see what the surprise is next month.  I bet it's a border with "Let It Snow" or something like that...
My friend, Julianne, needed help with making Lone Star blocks.  I sent her this one:

In other sewing news... I made this Halloween outfit for a friend's granddaughter.  I appliqued the face on the onsie and made the tutu.

I finished the longarm quilting on this quilt.  Come back Friday for a Friday finish.  A member of my local quilt guild made the quilt top.

Our Ohio weather is gorgeous!  Here's our 7-year old having fun with some hot dog buns and the free range chickens.

My WIP count this week is 35.  My WIP goal for New Years Day 2015 is 19.  I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
New Projects This Week
Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn
1.  Underpants Project 
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.  Spring Sampler Series at Cora's Quilts
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 (turning this one into a baby quilt) 
13.  Super Mario QA
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.  Bonnie Hunter's 2013 Celtic Solstice Mystery
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.  Block Lotto Dud (Orphan Block Quilt)
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 

Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)

Ready to longarm
1.  Pat Sloan Globetrotting BOM
Quilted, needs binding
1.  Dutchman's Puzzle
2.  Customer Honor's Quilt (on the frame)
Completed this week:
1.  Olaf outfit

Quilt Doodle Designs String of Lights Row

For October we made a String of Lights for the Quilt Doodle Designs BOM.  Here's mine:

Playing with Scraps, I am linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Just Chickens - Ohio Fall Weather

Now that's a good lookin' chicken!  This one is Lil' Red.
Here's our 7-year old having some fun with some hot dog buns...
What a beautiful fall day in Ohio!