Monday, August 3, 2015

Gypsy Queen Mystery Quilt Along at Cora's Quilts.

There's a new mystery quilt along in town!  Just in time for back-to-school fun.  You can find all the details at Cora's Quilts here.  Grab a button here.  Quilt along with us!

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More New Chicks

Three weeks ago I took 23 eggs to a lady I found on Craigslist.  Six of them were Maran eggs that I purchased on Craigslist -- thank you, Craigslist.  She put them in her incubator for me and only charged me $1 for each chick that hatched.  Nine chicks hatched! 

I have electric in my coop.  I wanted to put these in the brooder side of my coop until the brood hen hatches her eggs around 8/11 or 8/12.  But something is making the breaker blow and I don't have electricity temporarily.  Luckily I was easily set up for operation in the kitchen.  You can tell that it wasn't a big disappointment to our 8-year old.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

City Sampler at Your Own Pace QA

Michele from Crayon Box Quilts has motivated me to join another QA.  This one seems to have no pressure.    You can read more about it on Michele's blog here.

Per Michele's blog:

This will be a no time commitment quilt along...
no deadlines, no expectations, no pressure.
If you make any progress during the month Great!  If not there is always the next month.
Michele will have a linky party on the 15th of each month where we can share our accomplishments and cheer each other on.
I'm happy that my local library has a copy of this book.  No expense here.  I'll also be using SCRAPS -- (shocker).  Hopefully I'll come up with some sort of color scheme.  Here's some ideas:
Rust, Brown, Green, Neutral
Orange, Grey, White, Pink
Black, White, Mint, Orange
Blue, Yellow, Neutral, Orange
Orange, Pink, Neutral, Golds
Red, Green, Black, White
Yellow, Brown, Blue, Green
Green, Orange, Aqua, Brown
Blue, Green, Purple, Neutral
Of course, everything will be SCRAPS!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Big Win from Pat Sloan!!!

pat sloan summer lovin table runner challenge winners

Woooohooo!  My table runner won big on the Pat Sloan Summer Lovin' Table Runner Challenge.  (Photo from Pat's newsletter).  I can't wait to see the fabric surprise that comes in the mail next week.  With a designer like Pat Sloan, it's gotta be good!  I'll be sure to show 'n share!

You can see all the entries here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

WIP Wednesday 7.22.15

Here's what happened this busy summer week:

I finished my Pat Sloan table runner challenge piece.  LOVE it!  You can read more about it here.

 I made another block for the RSC15 sawtooth sampler.

With my superhero friends I am all caught up on the table runner for the Scrap Dance QA.

New Projects This Week 1.  Challenge at FabricsNQuilts. mystery quilt (started July 15!) I had planned on starting it last week, maybe this week will work better for me.

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. Americana Row Quilt
7.  Spring Sampler Series at Cora's Quilts (added to the maroon blocks)
8.  Challenge at FabricsNQuilts. mystery quilt (starts July 15, 2015!)

9.  That Quirky Scrap QA with Leila at Sewn (I finally found those four patches I did!)

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.  Charm Square Sampler QA by Modern Tradition Quilts
18.  Cabins at the Lake (from Fons & Porter Magazine) (only one house block complete.
19.  Pat Sloan 2015 BOM -- Vacation Time
20.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
21.  Little Houses
22.  Spools (Leader & Ender project with Bonnie Hunter)
23.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  NY Beauty
2.  RSC15 Sawtooth Star Sampler & alternate blocks
3.  Scrap Crystals
4.  Sweet Simplicity BOM made with shirtings
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt
6. MSBHQAL (Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone Quilt Along) (making into a table topper)
7.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
8.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
9.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Orange/Yellow Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA -- making into a baby 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 
10.  The School Bell Has Rung sampler at laugh yourself into Stitches. 
11.  Orca Bay
12.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
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.)
3.  Spangled Stars QA

Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Julianne's Grand Illusion
3.  OSU customer quilt #1
4.  OSU customer quilt #2 (on the frame)
Quilted, needs binding
1.  Antique quilt that needed a binding repair
Completed this week:
 1.  Pat Sloan table runner challenge -- green stars
52 -- Current WIPS
17 -- Finishes for 2015
I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced today
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Pat Sloan Table Runner Challenge

Today I finished another quilty project!  It's the Pat Sloan Table Runner Challenge.  I'm so excited to show it off.  I LOVE the different scrappy greens.  It is for a friend's table.  She had a really long dining room table.

This star block was the January block for Pat's Sloan's Vacation Time Mystery BOM for 2015.  It is called Down by the Boardwalk.

Love the looks of this quilting pattern.  It's Egyptian Eye from Circle Lord.  Lookin' good in the sunlight through the trees on a picnic table in the park.

I backed it with the same fabric as the inner border and the binding.  It's some green yardage that's been in my stash for a while and just waiting for a home.

I'm also linking up with Richard and Tanya Quilts for a Link-A-Finish Friday ... just a tad late for a Friday Finish.  But a happy finish, none the less!

LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts

It was also one of my goals to finish this quilt for this year's 3rd quarter (Q3) goals for On The Windy Side 2015 Finish-Along!  You can check out all of my Q3 FAL goals here.
2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

It's hard to believe that this finished project was just a pile like this weeks ago:

Saturday, July 18, 2015

RSC15 -- Red 7.18.15 and FNSI Results

Last night I played with red scraps to make the sawtooth Lantern Light block for the Friday Night Sew In (FNSI).  It was fun to use stripes as a background fabric for once.  Here it is:

Linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for the RSC15.  See what others did with their red scraps this week here.
RSC 15