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
 
grab button for SoScrappy

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.
 
Slow Sunday Stitching