Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Finish

Happy Good Friday.  Here's my little finish for this busy week.

That's it... two little hot pads for my kitchen.  I don't think that hey look that great, but I wanted to use my Folk Art Fowl Accuquilt die before I tried doing all that applique on a quilt. 

I'm happy to link up today's finish with Richard and Tanya Quilts for the Link-A-Finish FRIDAY.
 
 
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I'm also linking up with Elizabeth at Such a Sew and Sew for the April Finishes Linky Party.
 
 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WIP Wednesday 4.16.14

Here's what happened this week:

I finished the three blocks for April for the Building Blocks QA.



I did one purple kite girl block for the RSC14.



WE GOT CHICKENS!!!  Here's a pic of the first six.  Sadly only four our left.  But the four that are left are doing great.



I finished the San Juan block for the Pat Sloan Globetrotting BOM.



I am longarming a t-shirt quilt for a customer.  She chose a fleece back for it -- ahhhh soft 'n warm!


The swirls are looking great on it -- front and back!  LOVE the versatile Circle Lord Swirls!


I am testing my Folk Art Fowl Accuquilt die by making simple hot pads for my kitchen... If I'm going to have real chickens in the kitchen for over a month, I might as well decorate with some chickens.  My live rooster is black with green tail feathers.  Cool how this one turned out.  I pieced the two fabric before running them through the die.  The rust colored hen should be like the Buff Orpington hens that I am getting in late May.  I used my 2" square die for the red/white checks.

 
I'm still frantically looking for the little block that didn't look right that was taken out of this quilt.  It's my April goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.  Where oh where can it be?
 
 
New Projects This Week
1.  Longarm and finish t-shirt quilt for a customer
2.  Chicken hot pads
3.  CHICKENS!!!
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 (still no block for March or April posted)
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)
 
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
2.  Chicken hot pads

Completed this week:
 NONE!

    My WIP count moved from 38 to 40.  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 15, 2014

Building Blocks QA - April

Here are my three simple blocks for the Building Blocks QA that I am making along with Leah Day.  I am only making the blocks and taking notes on how they are quilted.  I will longarm them once the quilt is together.  I should have made the one strip more than 2.5" wide, but it will be already in the grand scheme of the quilt.  The purpose of this block is to learn different scale quilting in each section.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

RSC14 Scrap Saturday

The color this month is PURPLE!!!  Here's purple kite girl:



The block pattern can be found at Q is for Quilter blog.

I'm linking up with Angela at SoScrapy: ScrapHappy blog.
Soscrppy
 
Here's my RSC14 progress for this year:

Blocks
Blue - 15
Pink - 35
Teal - 8
Purple - 3

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!

I'm also making great progress on my 21 Day Fix program by Beachbody.  I even signed up to be a "discount" coach.  If you need any products from Beachbody, let me know.  I found this recipe on facebook today, but the source was not mentioned.  Here it is:

AVOCADO CHICKEN SALAD

OMG where has this been my whole life?!?!...No mayo!.. Avocado Chicken Salad: 2 or 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts,1 avocado,1/4 chopped onion, juice of 1/2 a lime, 2 Tbsp cilantro,salt and pepper, to taste. Cook chicken breast until done, let cool, and then shred. Mix with all other
AVOCADO CHICKEN SALAD
OMG where has this been my whole life?!?!...No mayo!.. Avocado Chicken Salad: 2 or 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts,1 avocado,1/4 chopped onion, juice of 1/2 a lime, 2 Tbsp cilantro,salt and pepper, to taste. Cook chicken breast until done, let cool, and then shred. Mix with all other
 
 

Friday, April 11, 2014

CHICKENS!!!

For the first time in quite a while I don't have a big Friday finish.  BUT we did get CHICKENS yesterday!  My friend is moving to Columbus in June and I purchased her coop and chickens and all.  I have wanted chickens for the past few years.  I couldn't stand it any longer.  My son and I just happened to be near TSC yesterday and the rest is history.  Here's the first six chicks.  My husband isn't sure if it was a premeditated purchase or an impulse buy.  Too funny.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pat Sloan's Globetrotting BOM -- San Juan

Here's the April block for the Pat Sloan's Globetrotting BOM.  It is called San Juan.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WIP Wednesday 4.9.14

Here's what happened this week:

I'm still making progress on my Super Mario Brothers Quilt at Cora's Quilts.  This is just the first block of the QA.  There's plenty of time to join in on the fun!



I finished this quilt for the H2H Challenge.  It will be going to Happy Chemo.



I have four rows sewn together for the Triangle QA.



I set four FINISH goals for the Q2 Finish-A-Long (one of them being the Triangle QA above)

Finish Along 2014

I completed the Classic Meetings Modern block for April (I'm still LOVIN' these fabrics!)



I finished the star row for the 2014 Quilt Doodle Designs BOM Mystery for April



I made two blocks for the April Block Lotto



I set my Lovely Year of Finishes Goal (which is a different goal than my Q2 goals...)  I need to make something out of that one little block that I removed from this quilt -- You can tell which one!



I can't believe I got all of this done AND attended an out-of-town wedding for my beautiful niece:

 
My brother is the tall dude on the right.
 
Here's a pic of me and my two brothers -- love times like this!
 
 
 
This just in...  There's another quilt along at Cora's Quilts.  Here's the schedule;
 
Our Quilt Along Schedule will be as follows:
April 4 - Introduction
April 10 - Flying Geese Block Tutorial
April 28 - Block 1
May 5 - Block 2
May 12 - Block 3
May 19 - Block 4
May 26 - Block 5
June 2 - Block 6
June 9 -Catch Up Week
June 16 - Block 7
June 23 - Block 8
June 30 - Block 9
July 7 - Finishing Instructions
July 8 - Project Parade
July 25 - Drawing for Prizes - US and Canadian residents only, please
 
 


New Projects This Week NONE!
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 (still no block for March or April posted)
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)
 
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


Completed this week:
 1.    Jelly Roll Quit from Scrappy Trip scraps (for H2H)

   My WIP count now is 38.  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