Sunday, April 20, 2014

BOM & QA Updates

Before I start the Spring Sampler at Cora's Quilts I need to re-group and organize where I am with my other BOM's for 2014.  I know I do a weekly WIP Wednesday, but this will help me know where I am with each QA and help with future block color planning.

Thanks to the FNSI I am all caught up with my Christmas QA at Love Laugh Quilt blog.

I'm all caught up on my Sew at Home Mummy  Classic Meets Modern BOM.  Looks like I need more green in the up-coming blocks.

I am up to date on the kite girl blocks for the RSC14.
I am up to date on the Pat Sloan Globetrotting BOM.
I am up to date on the Quilt Doodle Designs 2014 Mystery (Christmas) BOM
I am a little behind and need the March and April blocks for the Mod Mod QA @ Block Lotto.  Here's the January and February blocks:
I need some purple blocks for this month's RSC14 Picadilly Circle blocks
I am only half way done with the Super Mario center block QA at Cora's Quilts.
Building Blocks QA with Leah Day -- All caught up on blocks.
Triangle QA at The Sassy Quilter.  Triangles all cut; need sewn into a top!
...And Sew On BOM at Quiet Play (one block to go)  I have everything I need to make the last block.  I just need the four or so hour block of time to do it.
MSBHQAL (Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone Quilt Along)
I only make one block for this QA.  I really love the pattern.  I just need the time to work on it.
We Can Do It Skill Builder blocks -- 4 to go?
Summer Sampler/Solstice Stars got combined.  I might need to add the Spring Sampler to this set too.
Bluepatch Mystery Quilt -- No pics found...  Just a few blocks to go on that one too...
Bonnie Hunter 2013 Celtic Solstice Mystery
I still need to make some chevrons...  All other blocks are sewn.  The top needs to be put together after the chevrons are made. 
Gypsy Wife QA (recycling  Red/White Flower Basket Quilt into this project & duds.)
I have really fallen behind on this project.  I do have the spreadsheet and some awesome checklists.
WHEW!!!  Now that's a lot going on at once.  Now that I know where I am, I can see where I need to go.  I'm going to start with what needs the least done first.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

RSC14 - Scrap Saturday

Here's my block for today for the RSC14 Scrap Saturday.  It's another Picadilly Circle block.  This pattern can be found in Quiltmaker Magazine, July/August '13, No. 152.
Here's a copy on Amazon.

I'm linking up with Angela at SoScrapy: ScrapHappy blog.
Here's my RSC14 progress for this year:
Blue - 15
Pink - 35
Teal - 8
Purple - 4
1 Teal table topper complete

1 scrappy jelly roll race quilt made while sorting the teals in the colors of blues/greens with some orange thrown in is quilted and needs a binding.

Whohoo! Now that's progress!

Love Laugh Quilt Christmas QA -- FNSI Results

Grab the Friday Night Sew In (FNSI) button

I'm all caught up on the Love Laugh Quilt Christmas QA.  It's an improv QA.  You can find out more about it here.

Here's all my blocks:

Thanks to the FNSI at Sugarlane Quilts FNSI I am all caught up with this BOM project!

Friday, April 18, 2014

FNSI Love Laugh Quilt Christmas QA

Grab the Friday Night Sew In (FNSI) button

For the FNSI I am working to get all my blocks caught up for the quilt along with Beth at Love Laugh Quilt.  I need two more trees and a checkerboard bottom for my house block.
Check out what everybody else is doing for the FNSI at Sugarlane Quilts FNSI.

Friday Finish

Happy Good Friday.  Here's my little finish for this busy week.

That's it... two little hot pads for my kitchen.  I don't think that hey look that great, but I wanted to use my Folk Art Fowl Accuquilt die before I tried doing all that applique on a quilt. 

I'm happy to link up today's finish with Richard and Tanya Quilts for the Link-A-Finish FRIDAY.
I'm also linking up with Elizabeth at Such a Sew and Sew for the April Finishes Linky Party.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WIP Wednesday 4.16.14

Here's what happened this week:

I finished the three blocks for April for the Building Blocks QA.

I did one purple kite girl block for the RSC14.

WE GOT CHICKENS!!!  Here's a pic of the first six.  Sadly only four our left.  But the four that are left are doing great.

I finished the San Juan block for the Pat Sloan Globetrotting BOM.

I am longarming a t-shirt quilt for a customer.  She chose a fleece back for it -- ahhhh soft 'n warm!

The swirls are looking great on it -- front and back!  LOVE the versatile Circle Lord Swirls!

I am testing my Folk Art Fowl Accuquilt die by making simple hot pads for my kitchen... If I'm going to have real chickens in the kitchen for over a month, I might as well decorate with some chickens.  My live rooster is black with green tail feathers.  Cool how this one turned out.  I pieced the two fabric before running them through the die.  The rust colored hen should be like the Buff Orpington hens that I am getting in late May.  I used my 2" square die for the red/white checks.

I'm still frantically looking for the little block that didn't look right that was taken out of this quilt.  It's my April goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.  Where oh where can it be?
New Projects This Week
1.  Longarm and finish t-shirt quilt for a customer
2.  Chicken hot pads
Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn
1.  Herringbone OSU quilt
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.  Bonnie Hunter's 2013 Celtic Solstice Mystery
8.  Gypsy Wife QA (recycling  Red/White Flower Basket Quilt into this project & duds.)
9.  Quilt Doodle Doodles Designs 2014 BOM
10.  Love Laugh Quilt Christmas Improv QA (still no block for March or April posted)
11.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
12.  Mod Mod QA
13.  Pat Sloan Globetrotting BOM 
14.  Beaquilter -- Pattern Tester Project (pulled the fabrics -- I think)
15.  Triangle QA
16.  Underpants Project
17.  Super Mario QA (March block almost half done)
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  NY Beauty
2.  Orca Bay
3.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
4.  Red Frosty & Friends quilt #3
5.  Maroon Star Sampler Quilt
6.  Color coordinated hexagon quilt
7.  Gourmet Quilter Sampler
8.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
9.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt) (Set as a Q2 Goal)
10.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
11.  Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt
12.  Blue Frosty & Friends quilt #1
13.  Blue Frosty & Friends quilt #2

Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Butterfly Blocks (that I won) (Set as a Q2 goal)
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) (worked on these blocks this week.)
6.  Tall Fly
7.  Block Lotto Dud (Orphan Block Quilt)

Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)

Ready to longarm
1.  Dutchman's Puzzle

Quilted, needs binding
1.  T-shirt quilt for a customer
2.  Chicken hot pads

Completed this week:

    My WIP count moved from 38 to 40.  My WIP goal for New Years Day 2015 is 19.  Highlighted items in the Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn section above are done for the month.  These are 2014 BOM projects.   Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I'm also linking up at Sew Fresh Quilts.
Sew Fresh Quilts

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Building Blocks QA - April

Here are my three simple blocks for the Building Blocks QA that I am making along with Leah Day.  I am only making the blocks and taking notes on how they are quilted.  I will longarm them once the quilt is together.  I should have made the one strip more than 2.5" wide, but it will be already in the grand scheme of the quilt.  The purpose of this block is to learn different scale quilting in each section.