Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Oh What a Mess... WIP Wednesday

My desk is a mess.  I'm cutting fabrics to prepare for a workshop with Vivian Benton.  The class is "Take the Fear Out of Curves".  I expect it to be a fun class.  Class is Friday.  I need to get all my cutting done tonight or tomorrow.  I'm using red/black/white scraps.  I got some fun stuff at a garage sale last summer.  The class won't yield a new quilt.  It's just teaching techniques that we can design quilts on our own.  Vivian will also be the guest speaker at the guild's Spring Tea on Saturday.

 
In other news this week...
 
I completed two blocks for the April Block Lotto .   They are called Noon and Light .
 
My Sweetie(s) made progress on tearing down the old garage.
 
 
All of these blocks were completed on one of my slow stitching projects.  I'm still working on my needle-turn applique techniques.
 
 
 
 
Don't freak out at the 69 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.  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.  Cross Stitch "Warning... This is proof I have the patience to stab something 1,000 times..."
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.
  
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.  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)
7.  Embroidery Bear crib quilt (Started July, 2017 for truck to-go bag.)
 
Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Royal Blue embroidered customer 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
 
I'm linking up with Lorna for Let's Bee Social.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Block Lotto for April

Oh dear!  The blocks for the April Block Lotto are really testing my skills.  I can't just lay scraps on my trusted Accuquilt dies and crank them through for a perfect cut.  I have to use my rotary cutter, measure twice, cut once, square up, cut off dog ears.  Basically I'm working on my skills this month.  I am also having fun playing with SCRAPS of all kinds as long as the background is yellow. 

After all that bickering and complaining I made two blocks.  They are so fun!  I already know that I would use red sashings and how I would lay out this quilt if I... WHEN I win!  Fingers crossed!  Check out the Noon and Light block details here.  Come join the fun!

Join me on the Block Lotto Blog

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Demolition Continues

Here's some updates on the demolition of the old garage.  I've got a pretty handsome, hard working crew!  The weather was in the 70's this past week.  One day it even got to the 80's!!!  Woohoo!

The little dump truck started right up and came out to play.

 
I love the way Owen looks at Dad!




 
Of course he's going to try to get some bunny ears in the pic.
 


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching

My new sew-to-go embroidery project is off to a great start.  Here's some green leaves.


 
Work (needle turn applique) on this project continues as well.  Here's three more leaves.
 
 
 A trip to the service center to get new spark plugs and wires and scheduled maintenance (for a forever warranty as they call it)...resulted in all the green in that block complete.
 
 
I taught at the high school four days this week.  This resulted in ALL of the green being done.  Holy cow.  I didn't think I was that fast at this.  I'll have to gather fabrics for the flowers today to get them in that sew-to-go bag.  I want to keep playing with this project!  I'm seeing fun results.  Look out pinks and orange flowers!
 
 
 


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

Saturday, April 14, 2018

RSC18 -- Sunny Yellow Saturday

It's in the 70's here in Ohio today!  That calls for some sunny yellow scraps for sure.  I'll be outside until it rains today.  Here's the unusual sizes (to me) squares that I have cut so far for the Block Lotto blocks.  I'm an Accuquilt die cutting girl for sure.



Instagram Update:  Thanks for those who follow.  Sorry I had to recently make my account private due to some CREEPERS that feel the need to follow my life.  I was hoping that they were busy trying to impeach the president... (My position is to pray for our nations and leaders vs. tearing them apart.)  Send me a request @Snider9505 if you'd like to see my Instagram feed.

I'm linking up at Angela's blog for the RSC18 linky party.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Finished the Green Needle Turn Applique Block

Yesterday I took my truck in for a scheduled maintenance (spark plugs, wires...) It took about four hours.  My awesome husband is able to do the work, but due to my "forever warranty" I have to schedule the work in the shop.  I got all the green on this block done in needle turn applique.

Instagram Update:  Thanks for those who follow.  Sorry I had to recently make my account private due to some CREEPERS that live up the street that won't even wave at me when I drive by their house but feel the need to follow my life.  Send me a request @Snider9505 if you'd like to see my Instagram feed.

It started like this:

 
It ended like this.  Even the stems got stitched down.
 

Linking up with Myra at Busy Hands Quits for the Finished Friday or Not Linky Party.

Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

 
 
 
 


 
 
 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

WIP Wednesday 4.11.18 & Q2 Goals

I haven't updated a WIP list since 3/28/18.  It's time to look at what projects I have happening and set some goals on finishing some projects.  The big WIP list is C R A Z Y long.  Please bear with me.

This week I actually worked on a few projects:

I made progress on my Go Four It quilt by adding another row. 

 
I'm linking up on Ella's blog for the Q2 Finish-A-Long, 2018
 
Finish-A-Long 2018
 
I cut yellow scraps to make some Block Lotto blocks (and play with yellow for the RSC18.
 
 
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 got found an old cross stitch project from the 80's.  I hope this to be a Q2 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.

I'm linking up with Lorna for Let's Bee Social.





 
My friend sent me this photo last week.  The saying will be inspiration for one of my sew-to-go bag projects.  I'll probably do little flowers instead of sculls on mine.  Sorry I don't know the source. :(  I started stitching the WARNING part of the below pattern.
 
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.



 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 her May birthday.



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

 
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 69 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.  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.  Cross Stitch "Warning... This is proof I have the patience to stab something 1,000 times..."
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.
  
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.  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)
7.  Embroidery Bear crib quilt (Started July, 2017 for truck to-go bag.)
 
Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Royal Blue embroidered customer 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