Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WIP Wednesday 1.28.15

Here's what happened this week:

I completed my Quilt Doodle Designs 2014 BOM quilt.  You can read more about it here.

I made some blocks for the Charm Square Sampler QA by Modern Tradition Quilts.
I finished piecing and pressing the little units connected to the blue HST for Scrap Crystals by Bonnie Hunter.
I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

New Projects This Week
1.  Charm Square Sampler QA by Modern Tradition Quilts
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
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.  Scrumptious Butter Churn  All blocks are made!!!
8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt
10.  December 2014 Block Lotto Big O blocks that I won 12.31.14!
11.  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.  Customer Quilt #1 -- Churn Dashes
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.  Local Quilt Guild 2015 Spring Tea quilt (longarm)
Quilted, needs binding
1.  Pat Sloan Hip to be Square crib quilt
Completed this week:
1.  Quilt Doodle Designs BOM, 2014
60 -- Current WIPS
02 -- Finishes for 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Quilt Doodles 2014 Blog Hop Day!!!

I'm so excited that it's my turn for the 2014 Quilt Doodle Designs BOM Blog Hop Day!!!  Have you been checking out all the super fun quilts on this blog hop?  Thank you, Cindy, of Quilt Doodles for such a fun pattern and for guiding us through each design each month.  What a fun quilt!

No new fabrics were purchased in the making of this quilt.  It was a fun scrap buster for me.  The backing fabric I purchased from my local quilt guild for $1 per yard over a year ago. 

Another fun thing about this quilt is that my quilty BFF, Julianne of Quilting with Calicos blog, and I chose to do it together.  We've only met through QA's and blogs, but doing things like this makes the distance from Ohio to California much closer. 

I just love all the random, scrappy goodness!  2.5" squares rock!  The snowmen have button eyes.

I used my Circle Lord Egyptian Eye template board for the quilting.  This little steamy heart applique swirl is one of my favorite details.
The red door was perfect for the little cabin.
Since the entire quilt top was made with scraps I am linking up with Cynthia at Quilting is more fun than housework... for the Oh Scrap! linky party this week. 
Quilting is more fun than Housework 

Before all the binding was sewn to the quilt it had already been claimed by our 7-year old.  He's so proud of HIS new quilt.

The back of the quilt isn't very exciting.  I got this reindeer print at our local quilt guild sale for $1 per yard.

January 24th

January 25th
January 26th
Kathy -- Kathy's quilting blog (You are here).
Debra - My Life Is A Stitch 

Also, remember that there is a 2015 Quilt Doodle Designs BOM too!

Quilt Doodle Doodles

Cindy is nice enough to share her patterns and designs with us for free during the current month of that block.  After that it's just a small fee for the block.

I'm excited to complete #2 of 4 of the quilts that I set as my Q1 FAL goal.  Yeah me!

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Charm Square Sampler Quilt Along

I have two quilts that will finish this week.  Might as well start a new project.  LOL.  I haven't used two of my Accuquilt dies yet.  I figured if I grabbed a handful of scraps, some neutrals, and my dies, I'd be well on my way to doing this QA.  My plan is to make four of each block...  Since my blocks will be smaller, I will make multiple blocks.  A few here; a few there.  This would make a cute baby quilt.

I made two of block one and four of block two so far.  Here they are:

Charm Square Sampler Quilt Along

I'm using my 3" HST dies (2.5" finished).  I think I'll use red scraps.  Fun fun.  Maybe I'll throw in some black and some aqua?  Hmmmm.

Here's the schedule for the QA:

January 10--How to change your charm squares into Half-Square Triangles (HSTs)--the Magic begins!  (wink wink)
January 17--Block 1
January 24--Block 2
January 31--Block 3
February 7--Block 4
February 14--Block 5 & Happy Valentine's Day!
February 21--Block 6
February 28--Block 7
March 7--Catch-up week and Happy Birthday to Me!  I will be featured on Moda Bake Shop this week with another pre-cut fabrics quilt tutorial.
March 14--Block 8
Block 9 & Celebrate all of our blocks being sewn
March 21--Block 9 & Celebrate all of our  blocks being sewn.
March 28--Sewing the Settting Sashing
April 4--Add the Borders

Here's the planned blocks:

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Scrap Saturday, RSC15 & FNSI Results

I'm slowly working on my little blue HST for my Scrap Crystals (Bonnie Hunter pattern from More Adventures With Leaders and Enders).  For the Friday Night Sew In (FNSI) I only finished a little over 80 of the half units.  It doesn't look like much.  I'll leave them on the sewing table for now and hopefully add to them tonight.

Here's my little Friday night date helping me cut the little units apart:

Here's my tiny production of blocks:
He got all caught up with me on the little units.  I put him to work on separating batting from backing from what I trimmed from quilts that had been longarmed.  This worked out until his little fingers got tired.  Then he just wanted me to cut them and he would separate batting from trash from fabric...

But it was a fine FNSI!  Then Daddy came home and my help disappeared quickly.
Linking up with Angela of Soscrappy... ScrapHappy Saturday for the RSC15.
RSC 15
Also, check out what all the others got done at Sugarlane Designs FNSI here. 

Quilt Doodles 2014 BOM Blog Hop

It's BLOG HOP DAY!!!  Hooray for Quilt Doodles 2014 BOM.  Check them out today.  (Don't forget to come back Monday for the reveal of my finished quilt!)

January 24th

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Night Sew In -- FNSI

It's Friday Night Sew-In time!  Last week I worked on my Scrap Crystals HST (Scrap Crystals pattern from Bonnie Hunter's book -- More Adventures with Leaders and Enders.  LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!!!

I'm starting with my bag of HST's.  I need to add the neutral squares and then the green squares to form the units.  Here's one unit with an adorable monkey neutral print.  I love my "precut" kit.  All the parts for this quilt have been cut to optimize those little spurts of sewing.

Link up at Sugarlane Designs FNSI here.  Come join the fun.  Wendy said that there will be THREE mystery prizes!!!  Woot woot!

This is what my sample Scrap Crystal block looks like:

Quilt Doodles Blog Hop 2014 BOM -- A Friday Finish Sneak Peek

Today's Friday Finish is just a teaser.  I finished my 2014 Quilt Doodle Designs BOM quilt.

Cindy of Quilt Doodle Doodles has a few prizes for participants and visitors, so make sure to hit all the stops to optimize your chances to win.  Here's the schedule:

January 24th

January 25th

January 26th

 Here's a couple pics to tempt you to come back for the blog hop.  My day is Monday, January 26, 2015. 

I used my Circle Lord Egyptian Eye template board for the quilting.

Linking up with Link-A-Finish Friday with Richard and Tanya here.

LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts
Remember to come back on Monday!