Wednesday, March 1, 2017

WIP Wednesday 3.1.17

Welcome March!  Can you believe March is here already?  Here's what I got done this week:

I had an AWESOME finish this week!  You can read more about it here.  It's my Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM quilt.  It's also listed for sale in my Etsy Store!

I longarm quilted it with my new template board called Double Bubbles.  The bubbles are perfect sized for a baby quilt.  It's from R&S Design.

Here's block 10/25 of Pat Sloan's Solstice Challenge.  It's called The Coffee Shop.  It's my favorite block so far.  I love the fabrics in it.  I only had enough of the white for this block.  That scrap is gone.  I'm linking up to Pat's blog here.

I sewed a couple buds like this down on my Slow Sunday Stitching project:

I played with some scraps for RSC17:

My snow drops are blooming (that's what my dad used to call them).  I don't know their real name.  These are usually our first blooms here in Ohio.  These are growing on a hill of topsoil that my husband dumped there.  They are growing accidentally (they were not planted there.)  But then nothing happens by accident.  God put them there to brighten my day and remind me of my dad. :)

I received happy mail this week.  I won  2 Bunny Panels from Scarlet Thread Quilt Co.  They are cute.  I took a picture of them on the clothesline but didn't have the SD card in the camera.  It's raining now.  I won't get out today...  Thanks, Melissa Cory for hosting the giveaway at Happy Quilting.  Wishing Melissa a speedy recovery as well.

Speaking of recovery... 
I hit the trifecta at StatCare last night. I have 1) a sinus infection 2) Bell's Palsy 3) Strep. Whohoo...Let the good times roll. NOT

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.  Sunbonnet Sue charity quilt here.
5.  Large Microwave Bowl Cozie
6.  Medium Microwave Bowl Cozie
7.  Small Microwave Bowl Cozie -- All Microwave bowl Cozies shown here.
8.  Sew Sweet Simplicity 2015 BOM by Jacquelynne Steves here.

2017 New Projects...
3 Microwave Bowl Cozies (all started and finished the same week.)

Current WIPS -- 87
WIPS Completed 2017:  8
WIPS Remaining:          87

Linking up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Be Social

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I'm also joining in with Mama Spark's for WIPS with Friends.
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Let's do a rundown of the updated BIG list:
Here's a snapshot of how I'm starting 2017.  Items are sorted by stages.  When something is completed I'll move it to the next stage until it gets crossed off at the bottom with the FINISHES.  When something is added in 2017 put it in a new list at the bottom of the 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 the quilt top due 2/14/17 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.  December Candy Cane block kit from my neighbor, Karen Finished 1.20.17
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 blocks each month)
25.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
26.  Bonnie Hunter 2016 Mystery, En Provence! Replaced with Microwave Cozy Set 2.18.17
27. Tin Soldier Tree Skirt for 2017's Christmas
28.  2015 Orange, pink, grey kite blocks (from Accuquilt die, in como with 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 (lots of hand applique for my to-go bag)
37.  Beaquilter Accuquilt Qube sampler for 2017 (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
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. Winter Solstice block).
40.  Bonnie Hunter Box Kite class from March, 2017 (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
41.  Jazz (a quick strip quilt pattern (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
42.  Drunkard's Path 7" blocks (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
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.)
48.  Laugh Yourself to Stitches And So It Crows pattern (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
49.  Scrappy Hourglass Quilt 
50.  One Slow Sunday Stitching project (to be announced) (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  RSC15 Sawtooth Star Sampler
2.  Scrap Crystals (working on blue pieces for RSC15)
3.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
4.  Sweet Simplicity BOM Finished 2.27.17
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)
8.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
9.  Welcome Home Sampler from Cheryl Wall's book Welcome Home. (2016 Slow Stitching proj.)
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
10.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks 
Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Celtic Solstice (Bonnie Hunter Mystery 2013) (still piecing this huge back!)
2.  Surround Stars Pillow (one big block is here somewhere.  It will be a pillow when I find it.)
3.  Churn Dash (black and red) charity quilt for local quilt guild
4.  Card Trick (pink and blue) HUGE charity quilt for local quilt guild
5.  Sun Bonnet Sue charity quilt for local quilt guild  Finished 1.27.17
6.  Stars, Stripes, & Other Stuff quilt  Finished 1.13.17
7.  One House, Two House... from Cheryl Wall's book Welcome Home. (2016 project at school)
8.  Spangled Stars QAL (July goal)
9.  Bubble Gum pink and navy charity quilt for local quilt guild
10.  Green star charity quilt for local quilt guild
11.  Hunter green large (bubbly -- will be a challenge to longarm) charity quilt for the local guild

Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Bonnie Hunter 2015 Mystery, Allietare!
3.  December 2014 Block Lotto Big O blocks that I won 12.31.14!
4.  2016 Quilt Doodle Designs BOM
5.  Humble Quilts Mystery, 2015 Finished 1.6.17


  1. Beautiful finish! There is a button on the left side of my blog if you would like to add it too. = )

  2. Oh no! Hope you are on the mend soon! Beautiful finish, and Spring is in the air!

  3. You've been busy and it's only Wednesday! BTW, your not alone in not having that SD card in the camera - now I check every time!

  4. Lovely quilt. Pretty fabric too.

    Yes, they are snow drops but I can't remember the Latin name for them. I have them in my garden here in the UK. Lovely to know you have them too. Huge drifts in the wild around here. Happy little winter flowers. :D