Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Garden Party Continues

I had time this week to make a few Garden Party blocks.


 
Linking up for Fiber Tuesday in The Quilting Room with Mel.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

2017 H2H Final Linky Party

It's time to see the parade of beautiful quilts that were made for the 2017 H2H Charity Quilt Drive this year.  It was a record year.  I'm linking up for the big party here..

This quilt has been received by Emily from Em's Scrap bag for Happy Chemo.  I'm joining the H2H linky party.  Can't wait to see the parade of quilt progress.

My Heart Skips a Beat quilt is complete!  This is my 2017 contribution for the H2H Charity Quilt drive.  I don't usually name my quilts.  But this one is called "My Heart Skips a Beat".  I call it that because I won these blocks from Linda who blogs at Art In Search..  Linda puts together beautiful comfort quilts.  These "Hearts Galore" were blocks given to Linda.  She put them up for adoption.  The orphan block adoption was hosted by Cynthia's blog, Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.  This quilt was mailed to Happy Chemo as an H2H quilt.  Emily from Em's Scrap bag will be distributing the quilts.  H2H stands for Hands to Help.  It's a comfort quilt charity drive that is driven by Sarah Craig at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  Look at all the LOVE that has gone into this quilt already.



It measures 61" x 93".  I quilted it with one of my new to me pantographs.  I recently purchased a whole box of them on APQS.  It was great practice for me and it turned out quite cute (if I don't say so myself.)

The back is super scrappy.  This month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC17) at Angela's blog, SoScrappy,  we are focusing on using multi-colored fabrics that don't really fit into a color family.  I thought that would be a great place for some bright, fun fabrics.  There are bright pinks, fishing lures, hearts, flowers, picnic foods, plaids, ducks in the garden, buttons, and some scrappy bow tie blocks.  They worked perfectly for the back of the quilt.


Here in the plaid fabric you can see some of the 10" Feathered Paisley pantograph quilting.  The design is by Anne Bright at www.annebright.com

 
Some fun multi-colored fabrics were used.

 
Somehow all this scrappy goodness works for this quilt.  I love it when it all comes together.  The binding is a multi-colored fabric as well.  I love a striped binding.  Remember to check out ALL the gorgeous quilts donated to the H2H charities this year here.
 
 
Linking up at Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making.
 
 
 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching 5.21.17

I'm working on embroidering the stems and kite strings on my kite girl blocks.  Red is done!  The other two still need kite strings.  This is fun.  It's also fun to look at the pictures and try to remember where I was when I did them.  I love my "sew to go" bag!



I made these Kite Girl blocks during the RSC (Rainbow Scrap Challenge) in 2014. It is an old WIP or UFO (Work in Progress or Unfinished Object.)  The block is made from 2" squares.  The block pattern can be found at Q is for Quilter blog. 

Thanks to the group that links each Sunday at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  I am motivated by their beautiful projects.  Click by and check out all the other GORGEOUS projects at today's linky party here.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

RSC17 Scrap Saturday 5.20.17 & FNSI Results

I had fun making plus blocks out of green last night.  Here's my FNSI (Friday Night Sew In) results:
 
 
 
May 7 started the #100blocks100days2017 on Instagram.  Here's blocks this week:


It's always fun to have a helper!

 
Linking up here with Angela of SoScrappy blog for the RSC17.   Check out all the other fun happening there.  We have so many creative quilters that check in each week.  It's fun to see our group grow and grow.  I LOVE all the inspiration!

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Friday, May 19, 2017

One House, Two House -- A Friday Finish

I'm excited to have my OMG (One Main Goal) quilt finished for the month of May.  Whoop, Whoop!  It's called One House, Two House.  It's a pattern by Cheryl Wall in her book called Welcome Home, Surround Yourself with Country Warmth.

It measures a nice wall sized 38.5" x 43.5".



I quilted it with the Circle Lord Square Dance giant template board.  What a nice texture this board has!  I know I will use it again and again.  The back is a simple plaid shirting fabric. 

 
This quilt was my OMG quit for May -- and my American Patchwork & Quilting UFO Challenge on Facebook group.  I love the way everyone cheers everybody else on to finish those UFOs.
 
This winter photo was when the quilt was just a top.  I love the look of it in the snow background too.
 
 
I'm linking up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts for the OMG May Link-Up.  Come play with us.  Link up a UFO that you want to finish this month!

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I'm linking up here. with Sarah Craig for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
Confessions of a Fabric Addict

I'm linking up with Myra here. from Busy Hands Quilts for Finished or not Friday.

 I'm linking up  here. with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts.

I'm linking up on Saturday at She Can Sew for Show Off Saturday.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

FNSI is Tomorrow!

It's Friday Night Sew In Time tomorrow night, 5/19/17.  I'm linking up with Wendy B. at Sugarlane Designs for FNSI here.

I plan to play with my green scraps and make some plus blocks.  Come join the fun!  I LOVE green!



Card Trick -- A BIG Quilt!

Another BIG quilt is ready for a pieced back to be made.  I haven't measured it yet.  This is Card Trick.  It is a charity quilt for my local quilt guild.

 
Here's a close-up of the blocks.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

WIP Wednesday 5.17.17

This week marked 17 finishes this year for 2017!  I'm super happy to be attacking my WIP list!

This week I finished my Underpants Project.



I completed Block 21 of 25 of the Pat Sloan Solstice Challenge -- 4 blocks to go!



I got out all the kite girls (I still need an orange one).  I started the slow stitching (embroidery) chains to more this quilt closer to finishing.

 It's a learning process.

Sometimes oops...

I made two green Fortune Teller blocks to move an older RSC project along.  This block is from the book Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.


 
Here's my blocks from the past:
 
 
I made a back for this basket quilt that is a charity quilt for my local quilt guild.
 
 
I had a little mishap while making Ohio Star #2.  Oops!
 
 
 
 



Linking up with Mama Spark's World for WIPS with Friends.  She blogs here.  The linky is here.
  
Linking up with Susan at Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers.  The linky party is here.



 
Linking up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social.  The linky party is here.
 
Sew Fresh Quilts
 
 
* * * * * * * Warning:  Boring List Ahead * * * * * * * *

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.
11. 03.17.17  Denim Tumbler Rug #1 here.
12.  04.07.17 RSC15 Sawtooth Sampler design by Angela at SoScrappy here.
13.  4.14.17   My Heart Skips a Beat 2017 H2H Quilt
14.  4.21.17  Tumbler Rug #2 
15.  4.28.17  Shoo Fly (A charity quilt for my local quilt guild.)
16.  5.5.17    Scrappy Stars baby quilt
17.  5.12.17  The Underpants Project

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Oopsie Tuesday

So I was supposed to make three Ohio Stars (I'm replacing the other pieced stars I'm not a fan of in the Welcome Home Sampler...).  Here's what happened on the second star.  Luckily it's not all sewn together yet.

 
I'm sure the block on the right has a name...  I'll fix it.  Where's that seam ripper?
 
I'm linking up at Too Cute Tuesday for the first time.



I'm linking up with Free Motion by the River for Linky Tuesday.

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Linking up with Mel as usual at The Quilting Room with Mel.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

LQG Baskets Charity Quilt

To move this WIP forward I made a back for a basket quilt that was on the local quilt guild "to be quilted" pile.  It's a simple pieced back with big chunks of leftovers from the remnants box.

 
I like to make the backs extra long just in case I change my mind which Circle Lord giant board I will be using.  Some of the boards need extra to avoid pinning and such.  I'll just use the excess on another quilt.