Friday, September 19, 2014

FNSI Plans -- 9.19.14

Follow this link at Sugarlane Quilts to see what the others are doing this month.

It's FRIDAY!!!  Woot woot!  Time to make my plants for the FNSI.  I made a couple of these little churn dash blocks earlier this week for the RSC14 (Rainbow Scrap Challenge) at ScrapHappy blog.

I hope to make six more orange ones for a total of 8 orange ones for this little quilt.  I can't resist a cute churn dash block!  This pattern is available from Jo's Country Junction blog.  It's called Scrumptious Butter Churn.  You can find the pattern here.  The blocks are 7.5".

Thanks for the speed and accuracy to my Accuquilt GO! Baby and dies!
55022 (2" square -- 1.5" finished)  & 55009 (Half Square-3" Fin. Triangle)
I LOVE you, Accu1uilt!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Toasty Mugs Bites the Dust

Another row in the Quilt Doodle Designs 2014 BOM finally bites the dust.  This one is called Toasty Mugs.  I love the way this one turned out.  It's my favorite row so far.  One row of hockey skates and I'm all caught up on this QA.  Whohoo!!!

Isn't it adorable?  I love the mug with the steamy heart!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WIP Wednesday 9.17.14

Things are calming down with school back in session.  I am tackling household projects and getting back into the swing of things in the quilting world.  I only have five more things to do on my TO DO list at the bottom of this page to get caught up with my BOM's!  (I know, two lists are confusing... but that is how I keep organized.)

I'm a little confused why my pictures aren't loading...  I think Blogger changed again while I was sleeping.  It is looking like I can't copy/paste from the past week's blog posts and might have to upload them via Picassa...  Grrrr.

I finished my Born on the 4th quilt -- and found it a new home!  It was in McCall's Quilting, May/June 2014.
I like the motion that the Circle Lord Swirls gave it in the quilting.
I finished another Picadilly Circle block.  This one was orange for the RSC14.
I finished the Evergreen (tree on the right) to complete the row for the Quilt Doodle Designs 2014 BOM.
I also completed the candy row fort he Quilt Doodle Designs 2014 BOM.
My Market Day quilt is headed back to the frame.  I think I am going to quilt it with small (1") cross hatches.  I just can't decide how to quilt it...
New Projects This Week
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.  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
11.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
12.  Mod Mod QA (turning this one into a baby quilt) 
13.  Pat Sloan Globetrotting BOM 
14.  Super Mario QA
15.  Spring Sampler Series at Cora's Quilts
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.  Market Day Sew Along (Heartspun Quilts)

Quilted, needs binding
1.  Dutchman's Puzzle

Completed this week:
1.  Born on the 4th

  My WIP count this week moved from 38 to 37.  My WIP goal for New Years Day 2015 is 19.  I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
I am working from this list right now.  I need to get caught up on my BOM's and county fair projects.
1.  Complete my Born on the 4th flag quilt before the fair deadline of 8/20.
2.  Completed my mounted block before 8/20 for the same fair.
3.  Complete my Paris, France block for the Pat Sloan Globetrotting BOM.
4.  Pull bright green scraps for the RSC14.
5.  Pull black and white and bright scraps for the Block Lotto windows blocks for August.
6.  Pull fabrics and make Sweet Tooth row for the Quilt Doodle Designs BOM.
7.  Cut fabrics for the July Toasty Mugs row for the Quilt Doodle Designs BOM.
8.  Cut fabrics for the June Northern Hockey Skates row for the Quilt Doodle Designs BOM.
9.  Cut fabrics for June Star block in the Cora's Quilts Super Mario Brothers QA.
10. Cut fabrics for July Cloud block in the Cora's Quilts Super Mario Brothers QA.
11. Cut fabrics for August Mushroom block in the Cora's Quilts Super Mario Brothers QA.

12.  Finish longarming Pegasus 2014 charity auction quilt for my local quilt guild.
13.  Select fabrics for the ugly churn dash block for the quilt for my local quilt guild.
14.  Decided how I want to quilt the Market Day Sew Along from Heartspun Quilts blog.
15.  Finish Block 8 of the Spring Sampler at Cora's Quilts.
16.  Finish Block 9 of the Spring Sampler at Cora's Quilts.
17.  Complete the August Churn Dash block for the Classic Meets Modern at SewatHomeMummy.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Quilt Doodle Designs BOM 2014 -- Candy

I'm getting caught up on my Quilt Doodle Designs blocks (rows).  Here's the August Candy row.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Quilt Doodle Designs -- September Evergreen Tree

I'm getting caught up on my Quilt Doodle Designs blocks (rows).  Here's the September block called Evergreen.

Here's that row complete!


Scrap Saturday 9.13.14 -- Orange

Oh I just LOVE orange in quilts!!!  Here's my second orange Picadilly Circle block.  I'm thrilled that I had enough burnt orange scraps to make another orange block.

Here it is next to the block made last week.

There's a giveaway at Victorian Motto Sampler shoppe.  Check it out here.  Tell them that Kathy sent you!

I'm linking up with Angela at SoScrapy: ScrapHappy blog. for the the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, 2014.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Born on the 4th -- A Friday Finish

It's quite fitting that I put the final stitches on this little quilt yesterday, 9/11.  I thought of all of the family that lost loved ones during the whole 9/11 events.

This quilt is Born on the 4th.  It was in McCall's Quilting, May/June 2014.

I like the motion that the Circle Lord Swirls gave it in the quilting.

See that little strip on the very bottom?  That's a mistake!  I knew I didn't have much fabric for the back.  I tried to quilt it by adding "dummy" fabric to the ends and centering it on the longarm.  Well, I missed.  I was going to enter this quit in the county fair, but did not because of that bottom strip.  I could have cut off the border, but I liked it the way the pattern was written.  It will just be part of this quilt's "story".  It will hang on the wall and nobody will see it.  The darker fabric on the top is the hanging sleeve.  It matches the border.  That part was planned.

I'm happy to link up today's finish with Richard and Tanya Quilts for the Link-A-Finish FRIDAY.
I'm also linking up at Quilt Matters.  See all of them here.