Sunday, September 13, 2015

On the Frame

This aqua blue bordered scrappy quilt is on the longarm frame now.  It's for a customer.  I decided to do it while I still had my Circle Lord Cosmos template taped to the table.  This is just the first row.  I like the acid blue thread.

Hopefully Julianne's Grand Illusion quilt will be next and I can continue with the quilts that need quilted with the Circle Lord Jester's template. ~~Shout out to JULIANNE!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Gypsy Queen Mystery Quilt @ Cora's Quilts


I'm finished with step two of the Gypsy Queen Mystery Quilt at Cora's Quilts.  Here's all my half-square triangle blocks.

Gypsy Queen Mystery Quilt Along @ Cora's Quitls


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

WIP Wednesday 9.9.15

Still working on getting back into the groove... School is in full force now.  Let's get ready to longarm -- and finish!  Here's what happened this week:

I finished this table runner for a friend.  The blocks are Tall Fly blocks won from the February, 2013, Block Lotto.

I finished another tumbler rug.  This is part of Bonnie Hunter's Tumbler Challenge project.  I love my little border on this one!

I finished the August indigo blocks for the RSC15 Sampler.  Love these blocks!

I completed the August assignment for the Pat Sloan Vacation Time 2015 Mystery Quilt.  Here they are strung across my desk:

I did a lot of weeding.  My chickens seemed to appreciate it and hopped on this old stump for a fun photo.

 I made this little chicken coop out of scrap items (wood) that I got for free on Craigslist.  I also did a lot of weeding to get the area clear around it.  I told my husband that I could make a coop for almost free.  Working with wood was a little similar to quilting.  I had to measure and measure again, than cut and put it back together.  I have a few more woodworking projects in my mind.  I just need time.

Here's the little stand with perches on it for the hens that I bred and raised myself.  There's also a drawer (community) nesting box behind the privacy curtains where they can lay eggs in peace.  It is made of vintage billboards (as is a lot of the coop).

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.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
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)
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.  December 2014 Block Lotto Big O blocks that I won 12.31.14!
7.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
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
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.  Customer's Grand Illusion quilt (Julianne)
3.  OSU customer quilt #1 (Lynn)
4.  Customer's baby quilt (Lisa)
5.  Customer's Pineapple Quilt (Sue)
6.  Customer's Irish Chain Quilt (Sue)
7.  Customer's Blue and Brown Log Cabin Quilt (Sue)
8.  Customer's Scrappy Squares quilt (Sue)
9.  Customer's Flower Sampler quilt (Lisa)
10.  Customer's Christmas quilt (Lisa)
Quilted, needs binding
1.  Antique quilt that needed a binding repair
2,  OSU customer quilt #2 (Lynn)
Completed this week:
1.  Tall Fly table runner (Block Lotto win) (on the longarm frame)
57 -- Current WIPS
I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced today
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Scraptastic Tuesday Link Up

I'm working on my Bonnie Hunter 2015 Leader/Ender Tumbler challenge.  You can read more about it here.  I am working with denim scraps.  I didn't want another super heavy quilt, so I decided to make kitchen rugs.  Denim is perfect for kitchen rugs.  I haven't decided what fabric to use as a backing yet.  I'm wondering if there is something that is non-slippery that I can wash...  I'll have to use a coupon at JoAnn's next week.

I'm linking up with Leanne at She Can Quilt for the August Scraptastic Link up (and also Nicky - Mrs. Sew and Sow.) Oops!  Looks like I'm a little early.  The link up isn't until the third Tuesday of the month.  OH well.  I'm a little early on this project. :)

Here's my rug for the month.  (Well, it's a rug "top".)  I still need to quilt them.  I LOVE this one with the black border.  It's my second rug.

Here's my first rug.  There WILL be more!!!  I need five for my kitchen.  I think I will make them all different, but being all denim they will have some cohesion.

Scraptastic Tuesday

Working on the Coop

Here's a picture of Wiggles (the Easter Egger rooster) a little over a week ago.  Check out all those weeds in the background!  You can't even see the coop that I have been building inside that dog kennel.

Whew... now that's better.  I pulled and pulled these weeds!  Now I can show off the new coop that I built.  I have been telling my husband that I can build a coop from things I got FREE on Craigslist.  Three buildings that I had to move later and I now have this:

My clematis is starting to bloom!!! :)

And here are two of the happy new residents.  I also made this perch/stand that is easy to clean.  It is also made from vintage billboards from a shed that I got free on Craigslist (the people tore down the shed and offered the wood for free.)  The happy residents also seem to like their floral privacy curtains that cover their community egg nest made from a drawer that I found along the road.


This next picture still shows more weeds off to the side.  I am intentionally leaving those there because the chickens need someplace to hide on a regular basis.  Yesterday I had a chicken hawk attack when I was getting water.  The chicken hawk swooped down and tried to grab one of my little light colored pullets (like the one in the pic above.)  Luckily the pullet ran into the weeds and the chicken hawk did not have enough time to look for it because I was right there.  So the weeds are staying!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Pat Sloan Vacation Time Mystery -- August

This little assignment took me all day!  I'm not sure why it took so long.  I know part of it is because my Accuquilt GO! Baby is starting to strip the gears.  Boo hoo.  I love that thing.  I can't run six layers of fabric through it anymore.  It's seen better days.  I believe they are made (pressed together) so that they are not easily taken apart.  We'll see. 

Here's my blocks for August that make a border for Pat Sloan's Vacation Time quilt (2015).  These are the blocks for August.  Here they are strung across my desk and keyboard.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

RSC15 -- Catching Up on Indigo

Horray.  I'm all caught up on the indigo blocks for the RSC15 Sampler.  Indigo was the color for August.  I was just a tad behind.  I knew that if I didn't start these before I did one of my favorite colors, orange, that I wouldn't get to them.  Now I'll be happy to move on to ORANGE for September.  Happy RSC15!

RSC 15