Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Customer 4-Patch Quilt on the Frame -- WIP Wednesday

This week I have a scrappy 4-patch quilt on the frame.  This customer let me decide on the quilting pattern.  If you know me by now, swirls it is.  Circle Lord Swirls giant board is my go-to pattern for quilts with lots of squares and straight lines.


 
I was so excited to win the September Wonky Basket blocks from the Block Lotto.  All of the blocks are "home".  I'll stare at this picture for a while and someday decide on how to arrange them.
 
This little hexagon flower bloomed via EPP.
 
 
And some of the blooms got planted.
 
 
I made some Halloween themed blocks for the Block Lotto.  Stay tuned for more to come!
 
 
I finished this bright string quilt for a customer.  Circle Lord Swirls giant board to the rescue again!
 
 
Don't freak out at the 70 projects.  I've had list in the upper 90's in the past.  I did not have any finishes this week.
 
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) 
35.  Pre-printed cross stitch pillow sham (May, 2018 sew-to-go bag)
36.  Dot Dot Dash bag -- (new to the list April, 2018)
37.  Cross Stitch "A Friend is Someone..." WIP found in April, 2018, from 1980's!
38.  Catchin' Some Rays needle turn applique crib quilt started March, 2018 (adding EPP hexies!)
39.  Secret O - H - I - O quilt.  Shhhh.  Can't show this one--but it's cool!
40.  EPP mini table topper (grey, maroon, blue, cream...)
  
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.  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.  Pat Sloan's, I Love to Make Quilts Sampler Solstice Challenge (Red & White finished top 2017)
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. Bubble Gum pink and navy charity quilt for local quilt guild 
 
Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Royal Blue embroidered customer quilt (SB)
3. Pink floral embroidery quilt (SB) Planned to quilt edge-to-edge Circle Lord Cosmos
4.  Embroidery Bear with balloons and hearts crib quilt.
5.  Customer quilt with 4-patches, piano keys, and red back. (CM) It's on the frame!
 6.  Embroidery Bear crib quilt
7.  Customer quilt with special block in the center (CM)
8.  Customer quilt with hand pieced stars. (CM)
9.  Customer coin/bar quilt. (CM) 
 
I'm linking up with Lorna for Let's Bee Social.  Check it out today at SewFreshQuilts.
          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

36 Year Old WIP

I made progress on finishing one of my projects.  This may be one of my oldest WIPS!  I started it when I was in high school.  I bought this kit when I worked at Gold Circle (such a great store in it's day.)  That was back in 1982!!!  Yes, a 36 year old WIP! 

 
I completed most of the cross stitch in 1982 and 1983 on and off while waiting to go to work.  I LOVE how detailed my work was back then.  These stitches are tiny.  It says, "A friend is someone who knows you are not perfect, but treats you as if you were."
 
I remember that this had a plastic heart-shaped frame.  I didn't care much for the frame.  I probably still have it somewhere.  I am going to make it a mini quilt and hang it on the wall...eventually.
 
I guess our son had other ideas on what we were doing this weekend.  He brought all his arts & craft things from his room upstairs and put them on the kitchen table--right after I cleaned it, of course. 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Block Lotto Wonky Baskets

I was so excited to win the September Wonky Basket blocks from the Block Lotto.  All of the blocks are "home".  I'll stare at this picture for a while and someday decide on how to arrange them.

 
Join me on the Block Lotto Blog

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Q4 Goals 2018FAL

Q3 List for 2018 Finish-A-Long
My Q4 list (and my Q2 & Q3) list didn't change much.  I have been busy at work more than I ever thought I would.  It is truly rewarding, educational, and fun.

  I made progress on my Go Four It quilt by adding another row. 
 
I got a LOT of applique done on one of the current projects in my Sew To Go bag.  These are for a baby quilt called Catchin' Some Rays.  I've been working on EPP hexagons for the flowers.
 
I got found an old cross stitch project from the 80's.  I hope this to be a Q3 finish.

I've been piddling with a bag that I won during the orphan adoption from Cathy who blogs at Cathy's CRAZY BY DESIGN.  It's the Dot Dot Dash Bag.   All the hard parts are already completed by Cathy.  The fabrics are gorgeous!  The bag was designed by Sara Lawson (of Sew Sweetness).

The embroidery on this crib quilt is complete.  I need to get it on the longarm for the next step.

 
Here's another crib quilt that has all of the embroidery complete:


I have three jelly roll rugs planned.  I got the pattern recently from the Fat Quarter Shop.  I have my Best Press and iron ready to go.  I have cut the cream strips.  I'm going to try to make three rugs that have watermelon as the color inspiration.  I will be cutting scraps and using them up to make these rugs.  No fabric will be purchased.  I have a "helper" that will be cutting strips of left over batting for me as well.  I have tons of batting piece parts that will do the trick.

 

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.




 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.



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



A little project is this ruler purse.  The directions are kinda sketchy...  I don't know how many rulers are in each purse if you double them or not.  Gotta research that.


I'd love to finish my Garden Party (pattern by Bonnie Hunter) quilt for my friend her May birthday.



I need a few more circles for my Picadilly Circle quilt.   This is a slow-process quilt...


I'm working on the cross stitch on this pillow sham.


I have a lot of fun projects to work on.  Here's my whole list... 
Beware if you're a one-project-at-a-time person!

Don't freak out at the 73 projects.  I've had list in the upper 90's in the past.

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.  Finish Ruler Purse
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) 
35.  Pre-printed cross stitch pillow sham (May, 2018 sew-to-go bag)
36.  Dot Dot Dash bag -- (new to the list April, 2018)
37.  Cross Stitch "A Friend is Someone..." WIP found in April, 2018, from 1980's!
38.  Catchin' Some Rays needle turn applique crib quilt started March, 2018.
39.  Watermelon Jelly Roll rug
40.  Pat Sloan 2018 Summer blocks
41.  Secret Ohio Quilt
  
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.  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)
11.  Wonky Flower Baskets won September, 2018, Block Lotto
 
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. Bubble Gum pink and navy charity quilt for local quilt guild
5.  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.  Royal Blue embroidered customer quilt (SB)
3. Pink floral embroidery quilt (SB) Planned to quilt edge-to-edge Circle Lord Cosmos
4.  Embroidery Bear with balloons and hearts crib quilt.
5. Customer quilt with 4-patches, piano keys, and red back. (CM) Loading on the frame this week!
6.  Embroidery Bear crib quilt
7.  Customer quilt with special block in the center (CM)
8.  Customer quilt with hand pieced stars. (CM)
9.  Customer coin/bar quilt. (CM)
 
I'm linking up to the 4th quarter link up of the 2018FAL on Leanne's blog She Can Quilt.

Slow Sunday Stitching 10.14.18

I made progress on the hexies.  One by one the little pieces get basted.  They are fun for me to make.


I got a flower put together at bowling yesterday.  Whohoo! 

 
I also "planted" a flower onto a block this week.

 
I haven't decided how to overlap these two flowers yet.  I'll figure it out.

 
I'm linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.

Slow Sunday Stitching

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Spooky Block Lotto Blocks and the RSC

Here's three blocks for the Block Lotto this month.  You can find info about them here.  They are 9.5" (to finish 9") in the quilt.  Linda gave us a fun block to help us play with those "Halloween" colors this month.



I'm linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for the RSC18.


Join me on the Block Lotto BlogSoScrappy

Friday, October 12, 2018

Back to Back Friday Finish!

Last week I finished the longarm quilting of a customer quilt.  Today I'm sharing ANOTHER Friday finish.  Whoop, whoop!  This is a scrapdelicious bright rail fence quilt.  The blocks were on muslin foundation.  The quilting went quickly and easy.  There was no stretching.  Everything stayed put and was nice and flat.


I quilted it with the Circle Lord giant template board called Swirls.  This quilting template NEVER disappoints!


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