Monday, July 31, 2017

Marvelous Mini Monday

Today I completed the churn dash block assignment for Marvelous Mini Monday at Temecula Quilt Company.  A mini QA is going on.  I think there are only two more weeks to go and then the setting will be revealed?

 
 
 
Linking up for BOMs Away! at What A Hoot Quilts!
 
Also linking at Em's Scrapbag for Moving It Forward Monday.
 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching -- Camping Edition

Ahhhh.  A low-key camping vacation.  I stitched some sea green floss on for the bow.  Here's my view of the campfire.  It's about 7pm.  Dinner is done.  My husband and son are playing basketball on the court in the distance.  The free-range pony is nearby.  I can see the splashes at the pool.  Ahhhh.



We stayed at Family Affair Campground in North East, Pennsylvania.  It was a fun trip.  It was about 35 minutes from Presque Island near Erie, PA.  We think this was the best beach vacation we've ever had without going all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.  It was our son's first time in the water like that.  Before this he has only been in simulated wave pools such as those in the water parks (which he also loves.)  We LOVED it!  We also checked out other area campgrounds while there.  We are so happy the others didn't have room for reservations.  God knew he was putting us in the best place for us.

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

Slow Sunday Stitching

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Scrap Saturday -- I've Still Got the Blues -- RSC17

I'm playing with the blues this week again.  It's easy because it's one of the most plentiful of scraps in my collection.

I worked on my Go Four It blocks this week.  First with little four patches.

 
Why is the red one and the two grey ones in the picture?  I used a light blue corner as a neutral.

 
 
Linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for RSC17 (Rainbow Scrap Challenge.)

Friday, July 28, 2017

A Pink/Yellow/Blue Charity Baby Quilt Finish

Today's Friday Finish is this cute pink/yellow/blue charity baby quilt for my local quilt guild.  It measures a sweet 46" square.


I longarm quilted it with R&S template called Double Bubble.  It's a great design for baby quilts.  I may use it on a customer's queen sized quilt next week.  What a fun texture.
 
If you look closely on the bottom corner on the quilt photo below, you can even see that it has a label on it.  Woohoo!  This will surely make some little one happy.  The backing is flannel.  It is super soft.
 
 
Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts
 
Linking up with Myra for Finished or Not Friday today here.
 
 
Also linking up with Michelle at Michelle's Romantic Tangle for Let's Make Baby Quilts.
 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Temecula QA

I finished the other four blocks for the Temecula Quilt Company Marvelous Mini Monday Mystery.  Here's all five blocks together.  Each block is 4" square (to finish at 3.5" in the quilt.)


It always makes me happy when a QA is caught up!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

WIP Wednesday 7.26.17

Home from camping last week.  Here's what else is happening...

I finished this little panel quilt for my local quilt guild.  It measures 35" x 44".



This little wall hanging is in my longarm now.  It is 1 of 2 for a project for my local quilt guild.




I kept the Garden Party (pattern by Bonnie Hunter) rolling.  Here's 29 more connecting blocks that I made this week. 

I finished one block for the Temecula Quilt Company Marvelous Mini Monday Mystery.  Four to go.
 
 I got all the pink of the cheeks of the bear done during the road trip to camping.  Whohoo.
 
I had time this week to play with some blue 4-patch units.  I tried all different types of blues. 
I'm working on a quilt call Go Four It.
 
Here's the first corner of the quilt.  I'll keep making rows until the quilt is the right size for me.

 
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.)
19.  6.25.17  Guild Swap Christmas, 2016 D9P
20.  7.7.17     Big Basket charity quilt for my local quilt guild
21.  7.7.17   'Tis The Season Quilt Doodle 2016 BOM quilt
22.  7.14.17   Blue & Yellow charity crib quilt for my local quilt guild
 
 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

BOM's Away Monday


I finished one block for the Temecula Quilt Company Marvelous Mini Monday Mystery.



Linking up with Lynette at What a Hoot! Quilts for BOMs Away.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitches -- Road Trip Edition

We left for camping this week.  It was a three hour road trip.  I got all the pink of the cheeks of the bear done during the drive.  Whohoo.

 
It doesn't seem like a lot, but remember I'm kinda new to embroidery.  I had to remember that the X's are done only half an X at a time and then I do the row and then I come back and fill them in.  ENJOYING the process!
 
Slow Sunday Stitching
 
Check out the fun group each Sunday on Kathy's blog, Kathy's Quilts for today's linky party, Slow Sunday Stitching.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Scrap Saturday RSC17

I had time this week to play with some blue 4-patch units.  I tried all different types of blues.



I'm working on a quilt call Go Four It.



 
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.
 

Here's the first corner of the quilt.  I'll keep making rows until the quilt is the right size for me.



I'm linking up with Angela and the gang at SoScrappy for the RSC17 (Rainbow Scrap Challenge, 2017).   Check out all the fun projects.  The linky party for 7/22 is here.
 
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Friday, July 21, 2017

Just a Baby Sports Bear Quilt -- But a Friday Finish

Today's finish is this little panel quilt for my local quilt guild.  It measures 35" x 44".



I longarm quilted it using a simple clam shell design.  Another member thought this big print would look good on the back of a baby quilt.  I can see she was right.


Someone made labels for our guild.  Woohoo!  This quilt is complete.





I'm linking up with Myra of Busy Hands Quilts here  for Finished or Not Friday.
 
 Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

Linking up to Finish it up Friday with 

Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts

Linking up with Michelle at Michelle's Romantic Tangle for Let's Make Baby Quilts.


 
This is finish number FOUR for my Q3 FAL.  I'll be linking up at the end of the quarter for this.
 
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Garden Party Continues

Let's keep the Garden Party (pattern by Bonnie Hunter) rolling.  Here's 29 more connecting blocks that I made this week.  I'm really having fun with jumping out of my comfort zone by using all these fun neutrals.  There's no turning back for me now.  I love them all and they all are working for me.

 
I can see money neutrals, a leg, a bird's nest, flowers, a black/white scene, swirls...  Oh so fun!
 

You can find this pattern in the latest book by Bonnie Hunter called Addicted to Scraps.  I was afraid of all those little red squares and blocks set on point and the side triangles.  But this pattern has totally changed my mind.  I LOVE making the side blocks now.  They line up nicely.

This quilt was supposed to be done for one of my BFFs for her birthday in May.  Shhhh.  It's a secret.  Since I didn't get it done then, I'm hoping it will be a surprise Christmas present.

I'm linking up with Angie in So Cal at A Quilting Reader's Garden for WIPS be gone.  She has a regular linky party.  I plan to attend often!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WIP Wednesday 7.19.17

Still making great progress this summer.  This week I worked on this stuff:

I longarm quilted this bear panel (crib size) for a charity quilt for my local quilt guild:




I'm all caught up with the Marvelous Mini Monday blocks at Temecula Quilt Company. 
 
All the lavender X's are done on my hand stitching project.
 
 
 
I got all these blocks done using blue (RSC17) for my Garden Party quilt.
 
 
I can see three of the four corners on Garden Party now!
 
 
 
You can read about the start of my Go For It quilt here.  It started in June, 2017. I only made a few 4-patches this week, but cut a ton that are ready for chain piecing.
 
I completed this blue and yellow charity quilt for my lqg.  I love the Double Bubble quilting.
 
 
I loaded ANOTHER crib quilt on the frame and started Double Bubble quilting on it.
 
  
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.)
19.  6.25.17  Guild Swap Christmas, 2016 D9P
20.  7.7.17     Big Basket charity quilt for my local quilt guild
21.  7.7.17   'Tis The Season Quilt Doodle 2016 BOM quilt
22.  7.14.17   Blue & Yellow charity crib quilt for my local quilt guild
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Marvelous Mini Monday

I'm all caught up with the Marvelous Mini Monday blocks at Temecula Quilt Company.  These blocks are more than the half way point.  Can't wait to see how they are arranged.

 
I'm linking up with Mel at The Quilting Room with Mel for Fiber Tuesday #119.

Fiber Tuesday Link Party for all fiber crafts