Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Finish -- A customer's Celtic Solstice

I longarm quilted this Celtic Solstice quilt for a customer BFF quilty friend.  Aren't her colors just bold and gorgeous?  Beautiful quilt, Julianne, @ Quilting with Calicos blog!  I quilted it with the Circle Lord Template called Egyptian Eye.  I love this pattern!  I used a florescent blue thread.  It turned out great.

This gorgeous quilt design, Celtic Solstice, is by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.  Thank you, Bonnie, for all of the beautiful patterns and designs that you share with us -- along with all the tips to make us better quilters.

I love the way Julianne did the borders!

And what a GORGEOUS Ohio day to get a picture in the sunshine!!!
Linking up with Richard and Tanya for Link-a-Finish Friday.  Check out all the others here.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Scrap Saturday -- RSC15

Today I finished three Fortune Teller blocks for the RSC15.  LOVE these purple strings!

These are from the book, Sunday Morning Quilts: 16 Modern Scrap Projects - Sort, Store, and Use Every Last Bit of Your Treasured Fabrics by Amanda Jean Nyberg eBook -- I got it from our county library ONLINE!!!

RSC 15

I'm linking up with Angela's blog, SoScrappy for the RSC15 here.  Stop by and see what the others are making.  There's plenty of inspiration to use your scraps.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Scrap Plus Quilt Along

I have been putting off starting new quilt alongs.  Really, I have.  But this one is too hard to resist.  It the Scrap Plus QA at WeAllSew.  This pattern was designed by Faith at Fresh Lemons.   I got this picture from WeAllSew.

How to make a Scrap Plus quilt

Step one is out.  I need to find some background fabric and cut, cut, cut.  Lord knows I have the scraps!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

One More Star for the Block Lotto

Here's just one more star for the Block Lotto this month.  I really made all nine, but something is off on my seam allowance.  I will only be submitting three blocks this month.  I'm really hoping that I win this one.  It's so pretty -- and I can make the ones that I have work!  Here's the third block:

Join me on the Block Lotto Blog

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

WIP Wednesday

Busy, busy, busy here!  Hoping to get back to the new normal early next week....maybe.  I'm even behind on more than TWO episodes of Bonnie Hunter's Quilt Cam!  If you haven't seen it, it's here.

I made two blocks for the Block Lotto.  Isn't this scrappy block great?  Love the made center fabric!

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I set my Q2 Finish Along goals.  You can see the ambitious list here.  Check out Adrianne's blog, On the Windy Side.  This quarter I'm going to try to finish:

1.  Celtic Solstice (Bonnie Hunter Mystery, 2013)
2.  Grand Illusion (Bonnie Hunter Mystery, 2014)
3.  Classic Meets Modern QA at Sew at Home Mummy.
4.  Tall Churn Dash (Block Lotto winnings, 1/31/13)
5.  Big O (Block Lotto winnings, 1/31/15)

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side


I finished block 4 of Pat Sloan's Vacation Time mystery BOM.  Always happy to be caught up with that one.  The color choices are easy for me because I use the current RSC15 color of the month and the previous month as the background.  Blocks are usually Accuquilt die friendly!

I got this great pic of my rooster, Pluto, this week.  He's been "working" a lot this spring.  Now all I need is a brood hen that is ready to sit on some eggs and we'll try to hatch some!

I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced today here.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

New Projects This Week
1.  None
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.  Spring Sampler Series at Cora's Quilts
8.  Gypsy Wife QA (recycling  Red/White Flower Basket Quilt into this project & duds.)
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) 
13.  Super Mario QA
14.  Grand Illusion -- Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt 2014 
15,  Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM (made from shirt scraps)
16.  Kite Girl (RSC14) Need one more red block and sashing made
17.  Modern Trees QA (at Christ's Quilts)
18.  Cabins at the Lake (from Fons & Porter Magazine) (only one house block complete.
19.  Wanderlust (A Bonnie Hunter pattern -- only 2 blocks done.)
20.  Flowers and Watercan (wall hanging)
21.  Little Houses
22.  Split Stars (Block Lotto win)
23.  Spools (Leader & Ender project with Bonnie Hunter)
24.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
25.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
26.  Pat Sloan 2015 BOM -- Vacation Time
28.  Charm Square Sampler QA by Modern Tradition Quilts
29.  QM Bitty Blocks QA
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  NY Beauty
2.  Orca Bay
3.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
4.  Sweet Simplicity BOM
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt
6.  Color coordinated hexagon quilt
7.  Gourmet Quilter Sampler
8.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
9.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
10.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
11.  Scrap Crystals (working on blue pieces for RSC15)
12.  RSC15 Sawtooth Star Sampler
Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Orange/Yellow Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Block Lotto Dud (Orphan Block Quilt)
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.  December 2014 Block Lotto Big O blocks that I won 12.31.14!
8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt
9.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks 
Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Celtic Solstice (Bonnie Hunter Mystery 2013)
2.  Surround Stars Pillow (one big block is here somewhere.  It will be a pillow when I find it.)

Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Julianne's Grand Illusion
3.  Customer Quilt #2 -- Scrap Squares
4.  Customer Quilt #3 -- Bonnie Hunter Stars pattern
5.  Customer Quilt #4 -- Browns and Golds
6.  Customer Quilt #5 -- Scrappy Fun
7.  Julianne's 2nd Celtic Solstice 
Quilted, needs binding
Completed this week:
59 -- Current WIPS
07 -- Finishes for 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Finish-A-Long Goals Q2

Adrianna at On the Windy Side hosts the 2015 Finish Along.  I was happy to complete my four Q1 goals this year.  My Q2 goals are more ambitious (in my opinion, because there's a lot more work to be done on these quilts.)  I'm linking up here.Here are my goals:

1.  Complete Bonnie Hunter's 2013 Mystery quilt, Celtic Solstice.  I have had the top done in October, 2014.  The back still needs pieced and it is a hot mess.  I just love these colors.  This is also my April goal for The allpeoplequilt's UFO Challenge 2015. Here's the top:

2.  Grand Illusion (Bonnie Hunter 2014 Mystery Quilt)  Sub units are made.  Blocks are not complete.  I only have one row of blocks and one row of sashing complete.


3.  I did not complete my allpeoplequilt's UFO Challenge 2015, for March which was my Classic Meets Modern QA at Sew at Home Mummy.  I have all of the blocks complete.  Now on to the sashing, back, and quilting and binding...   Here are my blocks:


All 12 blocks are done, but I can't find a photo of all of them together.  This will have to do for now.

4.  Sadly I did not work at all on my February goal WIP for the All People Quilt challenge either.  I was hoping to make a baby quilt with the Tall Churn Dash blocks that I won in the Block Lotto.  Here's all the blocks.  I still need to decide what to do with them.

5.  I doubt if I'll have time, but I'm going to throw this quilt in with my Q2 goals too.  These are blocks that I won in the Block Lotto.  All of the blocks made it home by February, 2015.  I may make this my H2H charity quilt.

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Confessions Of A Fabric Addict
6.  Complete Twist and Churns table topper.  Right now it's just a pattern and a pile of purples.

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Sunday, April 5, 2015

RSC15 -- Vacation Time Block 4

Here's my fourth block for Pat Sloan's Vacation Time mystery quilt. 

I really like the fact that I ran out of the yellow background fabric and still needed a 2" square piece.  I used a yellow strip.  LOVE that part!

I'm linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for the RSC15 here.

RSC 15

Pat Sloan designed this block and called it Penny Arcade.  You can find more information about the Vacation Time mystery quilt along here.  Linking up with Pat's blog too.