Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Ed's WIP

My husband constantly has WIPs happening here as well.  His don't take up a closet-worth of space... it's much different for him.  Last Saturday he brought home 30 trusses.  This is enough for him to build a 100' x 100' building.  Then he can store more of his WIPS.  LOL.

Doesn't bother me none.  He's an amazing husband and father.  We are blessed!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Small Stuff -- Slow Sunday Stitching

I only got a few leaves stitched in place this week.  It's more than I had! 


This is a quilt pattern by Kim Diehl called Small Stuff.  It will be a cute table topper for our kitchen table.  I definitely need more practice on these leaves.  But it will still be perfect.

Linking up with Kathy at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Spangled Stars -- A Friday Finish

My one main goal for October (OMG!) was to finish my Spangled Stars quilt.  This is my first red, white, and blue bed quilt.  It was part of the Spangled Stars QA at Susan's blog, Quilt Fabrication.  Thank you, Susan, for hosting the quilt along.  It started April 30, 2015.

Tadahhhhhh!  And it is done!  It measures a big 100" x 112".


I quilted it with my giant template board from Circle Lord called Stars and Swirls.  I think it worked out perfectly.

 
I pieced the back in red, white, and blue fabrics from my stash.  I don't normally put a light binding on quilts, but I think it works for this one.


Linking up with:
Busy Hands Quilts:  Finished or Not Friday
My Quilt Infatuation: Needle & Thread Thursday 
Crazy Mom Quilts: Finish It Up Friday.
Confessions of a Fabric Addict:  Can I get a Woop Woop?

I'll be linking up around 10/26 with Elm Street Quilts OMG accomplishments.

 
 

Monday, October 2, 2017

October OMG

My one main goal for October (OMG!) will be to finish my Spangled Stars quilt.  This is my first red, white, and blue bed quilt.  It was part of the Spangled Stars QA at Susan's blog, Quilt Fabrication.  Thank you, Susan, for hosting the quilt along.  It started April 30, 2015.

 
I'm linking up my OMG at Elm Street Quilts linky party for October, 2017, here.


Here it is at the current stage.  It has been like this on my sewing machine for about a week now.  It's time to finish that binding and BE DONE!  It was my September OMG and just didn't happen.

 
Here's what it looked like when it was just a quilt top.
 

The label is on.  Time for a binding blitz so that I can show you a finished photo for a Friday Finish!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Q4 Goal Setting Party

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Well, again my WIP list is out of control.  Time to set my Q4 goals and deal with the BIG list...

Current WIPS 68.  But remember, the list used to be 94!  I have at least a dozen customer quilts too.  I'm linking up here with Ella at Throw a Wench In The Works for the Q4 FAL.


I've been trying to get the binding done on my Spangled Stars quilt for about a week now...

 
 
This house mini needs a binding.
 



The red house quilt needs a binding too.



This QA with Pat Sloan quilt top is complete.  It needs quilted and bound.



I'd like to finish this big card trick quilt for charity for my local quilt guild.



These blocks need sashing as the next stage.



I need to get caught up on my mystery quilt so graciously led by Kevin the Quilter.



I need to get caught up on my Gypsy Wife QA.



It's fun to work on my Go Four It quilt with scraps!



I could work on my 100 Modern Blocks City Sampler quilt.  I haven't decided on a setting just yet.



I'd love to finish my Garden Party (pattern by Bonnie Hunter) quilt for my friend for Christmas... But then again, her birthday will be back around in May.



I need a few more circles for my Picadilly Circle quilt.  Waiting to see what the October color is for the RSC17.  This is a slow-process quilt...



I have a lot of fun projects to work on.  Here's my whole list...

Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn
1. Cheddar Jack cat pattern from Mama Spark's World 
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.  Go Four It! -- Scrappy 4-patches started as leader/ender June 2017
7.  Patriotic Folk Animals (from Americana Quilts Book) -- hand work for school
8.   Soul Searching -- need 2 more blocks for Julianne swap
9.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA

10.  Love Laugh Quilt Christmas Improv QA
11.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
12.  Mod Mod QA (turning this one into a baby quilt) (from block Lotto, mostly circles w/lines)
13.  Slow Sunday Stitching wool candle mat from Sue project
14.  Bonnie Hunter Garden Party (started 3.18.17.)
15,  Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM (made from shirt scraps)
16.  Kite Girl (RSC14)
17.  Amish Country BOM (from Lynn, Johnna's mom)
18.  Cabins at the Lake (from Fons & Porter Magazine) (only one house block complete.)
19.   2.5" Scraps from Dani making "cracker" blocks
20.  Flowers and Watercan (wall hanging)
21.  Little Houses (3.5" blocks)
22.  Split Stars (Block Lotto win)
23.  Spools (Leader & Ender project with Bonnie Hunter)
24.  Scrappy Hourglass Quilt 
25.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
26.  Bonnie Hunter Box Kite class from March, 2017 (Will make baby quilt.)
27.  Super Mario QA
28.  2015 Orange, pink, grey kite blocks (from Accuquilt die, RSC17)
29.  Maroon Sampler Quilt
30.  Gypsy Wife QA (started again with Angie at Gnome Angel, August 2017)
31.  Crown of Thorns in blues
32.  2016 Plus Blocks (from left over pieces of Soul Searching blocks)
33.  RSC16 Folk Art Birds
34.  Kevin the Quilter's Sapphire Stars Mystery (started Summer 2017) 
  
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
2.  Scrap Crystals (working on blue pieces for RSC15)
3.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
4.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt (my seams don't match Julianne's seams...)
6.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
7.  Slow Stitching Bear embroidery project (Started July, 2017 for truck to-go bag.)
8.  Kim Diehl's Table Topper from her book Simple Charm (Started August, 2017 for to-go bag.)
      
Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Orange/Yellow Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Cruise blocks won from Libby (May OMG 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)
6.  Tall Fly 
7.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started)
8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt 
9.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks 
10.  Tula Pink's City Sampler 100 Modern Quilt Blocks (New QA starting 5/7/17 Gnome Angel)
 
Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Surround Stars Pillow (one big block is here somewhere.  It will be a pillow when I find it.)
2. Card Trick (pink and blue) HUGE charity quilt for local quilt guild
3.  Hunter green large (bubbly -- will be a challenge to longarm) charity quilt for the local guild
4.  Spangled Stars QAL (July goal)
5.  Bubble Gum pink and navy charity quilt for local quilt guild
6.  Pat Sloan's, I Love to Make Quilts Sampler Solstice Challenge (Red & White finished top 2017)
 
Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Temecula Quilt Company Magnificent Mini Monday QA (started June, 2017)
3.  String #2 (very heavy because of muslin foundation) customer quilt.
4.  Aqua and green embroidered customer quilt
5.  Bright string customer quilt
6.  Blue customer scrap quilt (similar to a Bonnie Hunter pattern)
7.  Scrap Therapy Leaves customer quilt
8.  Royal Blue embroidered customer quilt
  
Needs Binding
1.  Red House Mini
2.  Blue House Mini

Slow Sunday Stitching

One more set of leaves and starting the yellow centers...



Linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

More Garden Party Blocks -- RSC17

I made a few MORE orange Garden Party blocks this week.  (Garden Party is a Bonnie Hunter design.)


Sometimes the X is the orange, sometimes the outer is the orange, sometimes it's just the center... none the less, I LOVE ORANGE in quilts!!!


I'm linking up with Angela for the RSC17.  Check out all the fun projects at SoScrappy.  The party is here this week.
 
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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching

I worked on the leaves and stem of another flower this week.  Here's my embroidery (crib-sized) project at my view while our son is at speech for a half hour each week:

 
Linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.



Saturday, September 23, 2017

RSC17 -- Orange Garden Party Blocks

I made a few orange Garden Party blocks this week.  (Garden Party is a Bonnie Hunter design.)



I'm linking up with Angela for the RSC17.  Check out all the fun projects at SoScrappy for the party!
 
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Customer's Bright String Quilt

Here's the customer string quilt I will be working on this week.  It's a gorgeous, bright string quilt.


This quilt measures a nice 78" x 102".   I love the sashing on this quilt.  It really makes those strings sing!  The nine-patch cornerstones really make my eyes move across the quilt.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

WIP Wednesday 9.20.17

Another productive week!  Check it out:

I had a fun finish!  This is one of my projects when I was trying to learn how to needle-turn applique. You can read all about it here.  It's called Welcome Home Sampler. 



I got a couple of leaves sewed on my new needle-turn project:



I only made a few orange 4-patches for my Go Four It quilt.  It's enough to let me move on to the next row for the quilt!  Hopefully I'll have those blocks done to show for the next Scrap Saturday.



I threw this mini house quilt on the longarm to finish for when I need a "quick fix" on a finish.



WARNING: BIG, BORING LIST AHEAD...
but it is time to update it so I have to do it to keep organized... 
 
Well, again my WIP list is out of control.  Time to set my Q4 goals and deal with the BIG list...

Current WIPS 71

Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn
1. Cheddar Jack cat pattern from Mama Spark's World 
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.  Go Four It! -- Scrappy 4-patches started as leader/ender June 2017
7.  Patriotic Folk Animals (from Americana Quilts Book) -- hand work for school
8.   Soul Searching -- need 2 more blocks for Julianne swap
9.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA

10.  Love Laugh Quilt Christmas Improv QA
11.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
12.  Mod Mod QA (turning this one into a baby quilt) (from block Lotto, mostly circles w/lines)
13.  Slow Sunday Stitching wool candle mat from Sue project
14.  Bonnie Hunter Garden Party (started 3.18.17.)
15,  Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM (made from shirt scraps)
16.  Kite Girl (RSC14)
17.  Amish Country BOM (from Lynn, Johnna's mom)
18.  Cabins at the Lake (from Fons & Porter Magazine) (only one house block complete.)
19.   2.5" Scraps from Dani making "cracker" blocks
20.  Flowers and Watercan (wall hanging)
21.  Little Houses (3.5" blocks)
22.  Split Stars (Block Lotto win)
23.  Spools (Leader & Ender project with Bonnie Hunter)
24.  Scrappy Hourglass Quilt 
25.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
26.  Bonnie Hunter Box Kite class from March, 2017 (Will make baby quilt.)
27.  Super Mario QA
28.  2015 Orange, pink, grey kite blocks (from Accuquilt die, RSC17)
29.  Maroon Sampler Quilt
30.  Gypsy Wife QA (started again with Angie at Gnome Angel, August 2017)
31.  Crown of Thorns in blues
32.  2016 Plus Blocks (from left over pieces of Soul Searching blocks)
33.  RSC16 Folk Art Birds
34.  Kevin the Quilter's Sapphire Stars Mystery (started Summer 2017) 
  
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
2.  Scrap Crystals (working on blue pieces for RSC15)
3.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
4.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt (my seams don't match Julianne's seams...)
6.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
7.  Slow Stitching Bear embroidery project (Started July, 2017 for truck to-go bag.)
8.  Kim Diehl's table topper Short & Sweet from Simple Charm (Started August, 2017 for to-go bag.)
      
Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Orange/Yellow Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Cruise blocks won from Libby (May OMG 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)
6.  Tall Fly 
7.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started)
8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt 
9.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks 
10.  Tula Pink's City Sampler 100 Modern Quilt Blocks (New QA starting 5/7/17 Gnome Angel)
 
Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Surround Stars Pillow (one big block is here somewhere.  It will be a pillow when I find it.)
2. Card Trick (pink and blue) HUGE charity quilt for local quilt guild
3.  Hunter green large (bubbly -- will be a challenge to longarm) charity quilt for the local guild
4.  Spangled Stars QAL (July goal)
5.  Bubble Gum pink and navy charity quilt for local quilt guild
6.  Pat Sloan's, I Love to Make Quilts Sampler Solstice Challenge (Red & White finished top 2017)
 
Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Customer LQS Block-of-the-month quilt
3.  String #2 (very heavy because of muslin foundation) customer quilt.
4.  Aqua and green embroidered customer quilt
5.  Bright string customer quilt
6.  Blue customer scrap quilt (similar to a Bonnie Hunter pattern)
7.  Scrap Therapy Leaves customer quilt
8.  Royal Blue embroidered customer quilt
   
Needs Binding
1.  Blue House Mini
 
 



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Red House on the Frame

I had one more bobbin of that wrong color that I wound the end of August.  I'm using it up on quilting this Red House mini that was also a wrong block made. 



Hmmmm.  I see a pattern here.  It's my mid 50's (52) brain functioning...  I'm getting used to it.  Better yet, my husband is getting used to it too.

Monday, September 18, 2017

More Kim Diehl Inspiration

I was going through photos on my phone and deleting things I didn't really need (schedules and such...)  I found this photo of a Kim Diehl pattern.  I LOVE it!  I'm saving this for a future reference.  As long as it's on my blog and I can search it, I can find it.  Whee... modern technology in the cloud.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Six Blocks from RSC for a Charity Crib Quilt


I forgot the name of this quilt block.  It was one of my RSC pipe dreams way back when... 2014?  2015?  I have six blocks of it.  Two of the purple blocks need the sashing pieces.  Looks like a good set of blocks for a charity crib quilt.

Scrap Saturday

It's been a while since I've posted for Scrap Saturday.  I have been busy working on my RSC projects here and there.  This week I made a few four-patch unites for my Go Four It quilt.

 
The bottom strips are for my Garden Party blocks (a Bonnie Hunter pattern).  Hopefully I'll have some of those done in orange next week.
 
I'm linking up with Angela for the RSC17.  Check out all the fun projects at SoScrappy
 
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Slow Sunday Stitching

This week I also completely finished one of the projects I worked on a lot last year in my to-go bag.  You can read all about it here.  It's called Welcome Home Sampler.  It is in the book, Welcome Home ~~ Surround Yourself With Country Warmth, by Cheryl Wall.  It's one of my two first needle turn applique projects.



I have the embroidery bear project for when I am waiting in the truck.  Here's a new project I recently added to my school bag.  This is a pattern by Kim Diehl in her book,  Simple Charm.  Yes, those are the scraps left over from the other Kim Diehl project that I did, Homestead Harvest.  Read all the details here.  It was my other first needle turn applique project (I had two going at the same time.)

I put all the snowball blocks together and started a row...



Here's what I have this week with me in my bag...



It looks like this in her book:




Linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Come join the fun!  It's all happening here this week.
 
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Welcome Home Sampler -- A Friday Finish

I have finished this cozy quilt.  Welcome Home Sampler is in the book, Welcome Home ~~Surround Yourself With Country Warmth, by Cheryl Wall.

 
I quilted it with the Baptist Fan giant template board (by Circle Lord.)  The top is a light blue plaid shirting.  The bottom is a green/brown plaid.  I used a rust-colored thread for the quilting.

 
 It measures 62" wide by 69" tall.  This was one of the first projects I took with me when I was learning to needle turn applique.  I remember taking it to speech, school, and swim lessons (among other things.)
 
I'm linking up with Myra at Busy Hands Quilts for Finished or Not Friday.
 
Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts
 
I'm also linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Woop Woop?
 
This quilt was on my list during the 2017 Q3 Goal Setting Party.  I'm linking up at Marci Girls Design for the 2017 FAL.
 
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