Wednesday, March 29, 2017

WIP Wednesday 3.29.17

Spring break week is half gone already.  Holy cow.  But we're having fun.  Chuck E. Cheese on Monday... Zoo on Tuesday... Movie on Wednesday...  Who knows what Thursday will bring.  Playdate with BFF on Friday... Good times.

But I also got a few things done in the quilt world too:

My RSC15 Sawtooth Sampler quilt has made it to the flimsy stage.  Whohoo!



I also had time to load it onto the longarm frame and started quilting it with my Circle Lord Jesters.
 
The UPS man brought some amazing pantographs that I purchased off of Vickie (who had them for sale on the APQS forums) who got a new computer for her machine.  What a big box of fun for me!  Guess my guild will benefit by me learning how to follow pantographs this summer on more charity quilts.  These pantos will be loved and used for sure!


 
I've had a lot of scraps given to me that had not been sorted (3 garbage bags! from 3 different people!)  It looks like a bomb went off in my longarm room.  Luckily I have a little helper that LOVES to sort fabrics by color.  Here he is busy at work.

 
He was happy to get the table cleaned off enough for a puzzle break.  We will have to go to Lowes or Home Depot and get at least three new racks to store the tubs. $$$ but will be worth it.  It's awesome to have fun scraps, but if they aren't organized and you can't use them it's not as fun.  Count on some super scrappy backs for charity quilts this summer.


I got another broken dishes block done for the Block Lotto.



I got a few more berries (or buds) (circles none the less) sewn down on my Slow Stitchin' project.



I worked on a few Garden Party (Bonnie Hunter pattern from Addicted to Scraps book) blocks in red and white.  Oh how I love red and white little squares.



Linking up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social.  Here's the linky party.
Sew Fresh Quilts
 
Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers.  The linky party is here.
 
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I'm also joining in with Mama Spark's for WIPS with Friends.  Linky party here.
 
grab button for Mama Spark's World
 
2017 Finishes (listed by date)! 
1.   01.07.17  Country Roads, Humble Quilts Mystery 2015 here.
2.   01.13.17  Stars Stripes & Other Things quilt here.
3.   01.20.17  Candy Cane Mini quilt here.
4.   01.27.17  Sunbonnet Sue charity quilt here.
5.   02.17.17  Large Microwave Bowl Cozie
6.   02.17.17  Medium Microwave Bowl Cozie
7.   02.18-17  Small Microwave Bowl Cozie -- All Microwave bowl Cozies shown here.
8.   02.27.17  Sew Sweet Simplicity 2015 BOM by Jacquelynne Steves here.
9.   03.03.07  Allitare! 2015 Bonnie Hunter Mystery here.
10. 03.10.17  Celtic Solstice, 2013 Bonnie Hunter Mystery here. 
 
Current WIPS 77 --
2017 New Projects...
1.  Bonnie Hunter Garden Party quilt

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

#12 APQS UFO Challenge -- RSC15 Sawtooth Sampler Flimsy

I never thought this quilt would get completed this early in the year.  It is my RSC15 (Rainbow Scrap Challenge, 2015) Sawtooth Sampler quilt.  It was designed by Angela of SoScrappy blog. You can see all the instructions on her blog, here.  I made different connector blocks than her pattern.


Now I need to decide what to do with the back.  I don't think I have enough fabric for a solid print back.  You see, this quilt is a wedding gift for my sister-in-laws.  My SIL's mom gave me a bunch of fabric that she was going to make into a quilt and just decided she didn't have time.  The connecting blocks, the border, the future binding, and the back are all her fabrics.  The RSC15 stars are from my scraps.  I think they are happy together.

SoScrappy

Monday, March 27, 2017

Broken Dish Block #2 for Block Lotto

Here's my second Broken Dish block for March for the Block Lotto. 


 
Read more about the Block Lotto here.  It's a lot of fun.  We get newbies often.  Come join us!

Join me on the Block Lotto Blog

Linking up with Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making. 



Linking up with Show & Tell Monday with Bambi.

There's another linky party at Em's Scrap Bag.  Moving it forward, Monday!



I'm also linking up with Lynette at What a Hoot Quilts! for BOM's Away!  The link-up is at Katie Mae Quilts blog.



And last but never least, I'm linking up here for Oh Scrap!

Quilting is more fun than Housework

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching, 3.26.17

Things got all bunched up on me last week and I missed Slow Sunday Stitching.  I'm back this week.  I'm starting the little round buds on the branches now.  These bazillion buds are the last step before I put the borders on it.

 
Here's how it was when I missed posting last Sunday...  It's all good.




I'm linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Click by and check out all the other GORGEOUS projects at today's linky party here.
 
 
I started this project in December, 2016.  The pattern is called Homestead Harvest.  Below is a picture of the quilt I am making.  I am learning applique.  The pattern is from the book Simple Appeal, 14 Patchwork and Applique Projects for Everyday Living by Kim Diehl.
 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Scrap Happy Saturday -- Red RSC17

I continued to work on Bonnie Hunter's pattern, Garden Party, from her newest book.  I love the little red blocks.  My sewing area has little piece parts and units all over the place.  I have a feeling that this quilt will be a well loved favorite.  I love red and white.  I love 1" finished squares.  Ahhhh.

 
These little blocks will take me quite a while.  But I LOVE the process!
 
 
Linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for the RSC17 here. 
 
SoScrappy


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

WIP Wednesday 3.22.17 -- I have a new start

Well, I finally did it.  I started another project (besides the one I mentioned last week).   I started collecting strips and red scraps for Bonnie Hunter's pattern called Garden Party.



I did have another finish for this year.  This my new denim Tumbler Rug #1.  I have others in the works.  This is finish #11 for this year.  I think that is awesome!  I justified starting two new projects.



I dug out these blocks for Sonja's Windows.  I made all these blocks 1.1.15.  There's a good chance that this will be my H2H (Hands to Help) quilt for this year.



I made two Pat Sloan Solstice Challenge blocks:



Then I made some plus blocks for the RSC17.



I made one broken dish block for the Block Lotto.  I cut another one but haven't sewn it yet.

 
I'm working on the RSC15 Sawtooth Sampler.  This is my OMG for March.  All the filler blocks are made and now it's just putting the rows together, adding borders, quilting and binding it.
 
 
I played with some red scraps today again and started working on Pat Sloan's Honey Bee block.  It's block #14 of 25.  I have it all prepped and ready for my to-go bag.  Sorry, no photo tonight... I forgot to put the SD card in the camera   A G A I N!!!
 
Pat Sloan Block 14 Solstice Challenge blocksm
 
And Chippy and Barbie made a candid appearance away from the season.  (No guppies were harmed in the making of this photo.  They were already dead and have been exchanged for new fish.  This is my son's new fish tank.  We're having some issues keeping our fish alive.  The people at the pet store said that they are getting many fish in with air sack disease.  They are having problems keeping them alive as well.  :(
 
 
Linking up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Be Social
Sew Fresh Quilts
 
Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers.
 
grab button for Quiltfabrication
 
I'm also joining in with Mama Spark's for WIPS with Friends.
 
grab button for Mama Spark's World
 

2017 Finishes (listed by date)! 
1.   01.07.17  Country Roads, Humble Quilts Mystery 2015 here.
2.   01.13.17  Stars Stripes & Other Things quilt here.
3.   01.20.17  Candy Cane Mini quilt here.
4.   01.27.17  Sunbonnet Sue charity quilt here.
5.   02.17.17  Large Microwave Bowl Cozie
6.   02.17.17  Medium Microwave Bowl Cozie
7.   02.18-17  Small Microwave Bowl Cozie -- All Microwave bowl Cozies shown here.
8.   02.27.17  Sew Sweet Simplicity 2015 BOM by Jacquelynne Steves here.
9.   03.03.07  Allitare! 2015 Bonnie Hunter Mystery here.
10. 03.10.17  Celtic Solstice, 2013 Bonnie Hunter Mystery here. 
 
Current WIPS 77 --
2017 New Projects...
1.  Bonnie Hunter Garden Party quilt
 
I did a little re-check on my BIG list of WIPS.  Here's the updated list:
 
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.  RSC17 Scrappy Dogs with red backgrounds, inspired by Made By Me in Red blog
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.  Drunkard's Path Fish quilt for LQG charity quilt (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
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.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started -- need two green blocks)
25.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
26.  Laugh Yourself to Stitches And So It Crows pattern (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
27. Tin Soldier Tree Skirt for 2017's Christmas
28.  2015 Orange, pink, grey kite blocks (from Accuquilt die, RSC17)
29.  Start 2017 Bonnie Hunter Mystery in November, 2017
30.  A Simple Six-Pocket Bag (8" x 10" x 4") (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
31.  Crown of Thorns in blues
32.  2016 Plus Blocks (from left over pieces of Soul Searching blocks)
33.  RSC16 Folk Art Birds
34.  Maroon Sampler Quilt
35.  Super Mario QA
36.  Kim Diehl's Homestead Harvest (All complete except all those circles)
37.  Scrappy Hourglass Quilt 
38. Gobble, Gobble quilt pattern from Lori Holt (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
39.  Pat Sloan's, I Love to Make Quilts Sampler (every Wed. 13 of 25 done).
40.  Bonnie Hunter Box Kite class from March, 2017 (Will make baby quilt.)
41.  Jazz (a quick strip quilt pattern (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
42.  Slow Sunday Stitching wool project
43.  Cheddar Jack cat pattern from Mama Spark's World (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
44.  Let it Snow Wall Hanging (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
45.  Let it Snow Table Runner (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
46.  Poppa's Tree Farm from Laugh Yourself to Stitches (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
47.  Accuquilt GO! Snow Crystals Quilt  (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
 
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.  Welcome Home Sampler from Cheryl Wall's book Welcome Home. (2016 Slow Stitching proj.)
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt (my seams don't match Julianne's seams...)
6.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
7.  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.  Split Stars (Block Lotto win)
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.  2016 Osnaburg Guild Swap D9Ps
8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt
9.  RSC15 Sawtooth Star Sampler
10.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks 
 
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.  Churn Dash (black and red) charity quilt for local quilt guild
3.  Card Trick (pink and blue) HUGE charity quilt for local quilt guild
4.  One House, Two House... from Cheryl Wall's book Welcome Home. (2016 project at school)
5.  Spangled Stars QAL (July goal)
6.  Bubble Gum pink and navy charity quilt for local quilt guild
7.  Green star charity quilt for local quilt guild
8.  Hunter green large (bubbly -- will be a challenge to longarm) charity quilt for the local guild
9.  Black Tumbler denim rug
10. Small tumbler denim rug


Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  2016 Quilt Doodle Designs BOM (quilting and binding complete, needs embellishments)
3.  December 2014 Block Lotto Big O blocks that I won 12.31.14!

Monday, March 20, 2017

RSC15 Sawtooth Sampler -- Moving it Forward Monday

My OMG! (one main goal) to finish this month is my RSC15 Sawtooth Sampler.  I'm making progress.  Here's to moving it forward Monday.  Three rows are done.


Linking up with Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making. 



Linking up with Show & Tell Monday with Bambi.

There's another linky party at Em's Scrap Bag.  Moving it forward, Monday!



I'm also linking up with Lynette at What a Hoot Quilts! for BOM's Away!  The link-up is at Katie Mae Quilts blog.



And last but never least, I'm linking up here for Oh Scrap!

Quilting is more fun than Housework