Saturday, February 6, 2016

Scrap Saturday -- Brown!

Happy Scrap Saturday.


This week I played with scraps and planned to make nine snail trail blocks for the Block Lotto.  Well, there was this little incident where I was not able to sleep combined with some sewing, and a good movie (Jurassic World) and I managed to make four qualifying blocks and four CRAFT FAIL blocks.




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Linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for the RSC16.  Check out all the scrappy deliciousness!





Thursday, February 4, 2016

OMG Time!

I'm linking up with  Red Letter Quilts with a project that I plan to finish this month... or so I hope.



This little quilt has been on my longarm for too long.  It's a winter scene.  It has been too cold to work on my longarm because it is in a building that we do not heat 100% of the time.  Today it's 50+ degrees -- for February!!!  I'm hoping to have my first finish of the year this month.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

WIP Wednesday -- Not much happening...

Happy February!  The groundhog saw its shadow, so that means six more weeks of winter here in Ohio.  Really?  It hasn't been that bad.  I'll take it!  So far it's been a mild winter for us.  Last year we were covered in ice.  Like I said, I'll take it.


Well, my part-time job has turned in to 32 hours or so a week.  But that's a good thing.  I don't have to sign up for that many days.  But I really LIKE it!  So I'll keep signing up as long as the schedule matches my son's school schedule.  Whohoo! 


Little has happened in the quilting world.  Check back later this week for hopefully more updates.  I plan on sewing this rainy, February 3rd, ALL DAY except for a brief run of errands.  YEAH for me!


But here's what happened this past week:


I made a Sister Sampler Block.  Most likely this block will end up on the back of my Celtic Solstice.  I'm getting to the point where I should be having plenty of orphan blocks in pink/brown/grey/ cream/ maroon to having the back complete.  This is a fun BOM going on at Gen X Quilters -- Quilt Inspiration with AnneMarie.  I'm linking up to her linky party for the January block here.





I managed to finish the blue blocks needed for the borders for Folk Art Birds from Kathy Doughty's book, Making Quilts.



Here's some of the blue plus blocks I made with misc. neutrals for the backgrounds.  It will be my 2016 scrap project for It All ADDS UP! #APQQuiltalong.


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I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced today at http://www.freshlypieced.com/
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
 
 
New Projects This Week
1.  Aurifil Designer BOM with
 
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.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
7.  Spring Sampler Series at Cora's Quilts (added to the maroon blocks)
8.  Starry Night (my BOM project)
9.  That Quirky Scrap QA with Leila at Sewn (I finally found those four patches I did!)
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
14.  Spools (Leader & Ender project with Bonnie Hunter)
15,  Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM (made from shirt scraps)
16.  Kite Girl (RSC14) Need one more red block and sashing made
17.  Charm Square Sampler QA by Modern Tradition Quilts
18.  Cabins at the Lake (from Fons & Porter Magazine) (only one house block complete.
21.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
22.  Little Houses
23.  RSC16 Challenge (swap top) with Julianne
24.  Starry Night (Customer BOM project)
25.  Play with Me 2016 BOM of game board pieces
 
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  NY Beauty
2.  RSC15 Sawtooth Star Sampler & alternate blocks
3.  Scrap Crystals
4.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt
6. MSBHQAL (Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone Quilt Along) (making into a table topper)
7.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
8.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
9.  Folk Art Birds (RSC16 project)
10.  Aurifil 2016 Designer BOM
Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Orange/Yellow Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA -- making into a baby 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)
6.  Orca Bay
7.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt
9.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks 
10.  The School Bell Has Rung sampler at laugh yourself into Stitches. 
11.  ALLIETARE  Bonnie Hunter 2015 Mystery
 
 Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Celtic Solstice (Bonnie Hunter Mystery 2013)
2.  Surround Stars Pillow (one big block is here somewhere.  It will be a pillow when I find it.)
3.  Spangled Stars QA
4.  December 2014 Block Lotto Big O blocks that I won 12.31.14!
5.  16-Patch baby quilt
 
Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Customer's Flower Sampler quilt (Lisa)
3.  Customer's wall hanging quilt (Lisa) ON THE FRAME for some CUSTOM work!
4.  Customer's Christmas quilt (Lisa)
5.  Humble Quilts Mystery Mini (can't decide how to quilt this)
Due to the cold, Ohio temperatures, longarm quilting will most likely not be happening much right now.  (My longarm is in our house that is "in progress" and is only partially heated.  It skips stitches when it is not properly warmed.)
 
 Quilted, needs binding
1. 
 
Completed this week:

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sister Sampler Quilts Block 1



There's a fun BOM going on at Gen X Quilters -- Quilt Inspiration with AnneMarie.  I'm linking up to her linky party for the January block here.  Check out all the modern blocks!  Wow!


This block is called Moon and Star Sisters.

























This is the pic from Gen X Quilters blog so you can see what the whole quilt looks like.  Isn't that border great?

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Scrap Saturday RSC16 The Last of the Blues

It's really not the last of the blues for me.  Blues and greens are more than double in my scrap totes than any other colors.  I should sort them by lights, mediums, and darks.  But these are the last of the blue BLOCKS this month for the RSC16.


I managed to finish the blue blocks needed for the borders for Folk Art Birds from Kathy Doughty's book, Making Quilts.




What I can show you is that I worked on these blocks.  I got the pattern from Tamarack Shack.  It's called the Low Volume Plus Sew Along.  Yes, I didn't need another sew along, but it worked so well with what I am working on.  Here's some of the blue plus blocks I made with misc. neutrals for the backgrounds.  It will be my 2016 scrap project for It All ADDS UP! #APQQuiltalong.


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What I can't show you is the awesome Soul Searching block that I made for my besty on the other side of the USA.  (I'm in Ohio -- She's in California).  Julianne blogs at Quilting With Calicos .  We found each other through QA's and such.  This year we decided to do a whole quilt top and then swap the tops in the end.  It's one of the blocks that we are making for the RSC16, but we won't post the big reveal until our tops have been swapped.

I loved this quilt when I first saw the idea of it on Kevin the Quilter's blog here, in September 2013.


Here's a link to the book by Kathy Doughty:
http://www.amazon.com/Making-Quilts-Doughty-Material-Obsession/dp/1607058227/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1453124234&sr=1-4&keywords=kathy+doughty


Making Quilts with Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession: 21 Authentic Projects  I was lucky enough to get a copy of the book through our LOCAL LIBRARY!!!


I'm linking up with Angela's blog, SoScrappy here for the RSC16 linky party.  Click by to see the others' scrappy goodness!


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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

WIP Wednesday 1.27.16

Not a lot happened this week in my quilting world.  I schedule a day or two off to sew and someone calls and needs me to work for them.  I am really enjoying my new job.  I guess I'll sew in the summer when I'm not at the waterpark.  :)  It won't be long until the sunshine is here!!!


Here's what happened this week...


I made this adorable Aurifil 2016 Designer BOM block.  This block is called Swirl Away.  It was designed by Heather Valentine.


Click to DOWNLOAD Swirl Away the Jan Aurifil Designer Block 

I also made a Folk Art Birds block from Kathy Doughty's book, Making Quilts during the FNSI.



I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced today at http://www.freshlypieced.com/
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
 
 
New Projects This Week
1.  Aurifil Designer BOM with
 
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.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
7.  Spring Sampler Series at Cora's Quilts (added to the maroon blocks)
8.  Starry Night (my BOM project)
9.  That Quirky Scrap QA with Leila at Sewn (I finally found those four patches I did!)
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
14.  Spools (Leader & Ender project with Bonnie Hunter)
15,  Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM (made from shirt scraps)
16.  Kite Girl (RSC14) Need one more red block and sashing made
17.  Charm Square Sampler QA by Modern Tradition Quilts
18.  Cabins at the Lake (from Fons & Porter Magazine) (only one house block complete.
21.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
22.  Little Houses
23.  RSC16 Challenge (swap top) with Julianne
24.  Starry Night (Customer BOM project)
25.  Play with Me 2016 BOM of game board pieces
 
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  NY Beauty
2.  RSC15 Sawtooth Star Sampler & alternate blocks
3.  Scrap Crystals
4.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt
6. MSBHQAL (Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone Quilt Along) (making into a table topper)
7.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
8.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
9.  Folk Art Birds (RSC16 project)
10.  Aurifil 2016 Designer BOM

Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Orange/Yellow Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA -- making into a baby 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)
6.  Orca Bay
7.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt
9.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks 
10.  The School Bell Has Rung sampler at laugh yourself into Stitches. 
11.  ALLIETARE  Bonnie Hunter 2015 Mystery
 
 Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Celtic Solstice (Bonnie Hunter Mystery 2013)
2.  Surround Stars Pillow (one big block is here somewhere.  It will be a pillow when I find it.)
3.  Spangled Stars QA
4.  December 2014 Block Lotto Big O blocks that I won 12.31.14!
5.  16-Patch baby quilt
 
Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Customer's Flower Sampler quilt (Lisa)
3.  Customer's wall hanging quilt (Lisa) ON THE FRAME for some CUSTOM work!
4.  Customer's Christmas quilt (Lisa)
5.  Humble Quilts Mystery Mini (can't decide how to quilt this)
Due to the cold, Ohio temperatures, longarm quilting will most likely not be happening much right now.  (My longarm is in our house that is "in progress" and is only partially heated.  It skips stitches when it is not properly warmed.)
 
 Quilted, needs binding
1. 
 
Completed this week:

Saturday, January 23, 2016

RSC16 -- Blue and FNSI Results

Here's my progress on my blue scraps this week:

I made this adorable Aurifil 2016 Designer BOM block.  This block is called Swirl Away.  It was designed by Heather Valentine.


Click to DOWNLOAD Swirl Away the Jan Aurifil Designer Block 

I also made a Folk Art Birds block from Kathy Doughty's book, Making Quilts during the FNSI.

 


Here's a link to the book by Kathy Doughty:
http://www.amazon.com/Making-Quilts-Doughty-Material-Obsession/dp/1607058227/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1453124234&sr=1-4&keywords=kathy+doughty


Making Quilts with Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession: 21 Authentic Projects  I was lucky enough to get a copy of the book through our LOCAL LIBRARY!!!

I'm also linking up with the RSC16 on Angela's blog, SoScrappy.  Love the blues in January!

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