Thursday, June 22, 2017

Customer Sampler BOM Civil War Reproduction Fabrics

Here's a customer quilt that I finished longarm quilting this week.  It was a BOM from a local quilt store last year.  It is a sampler quilt.  She chose Civil War reproduction fabrics for it.  She wanted me to quilt it with my giant template board from Circle Lord called Egyptian Eye.


Linking up today with My Quilt Infatuation here.

It's not a very good photo of the back because of the shadow of the trees.  It's a solid grey (tone on tone) back.  It works great with the borders on the front.  Beautiful!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WIP Wednesday 6.21.17

Having a blast this summer, AND I'm still getting some quilting accomplished!

This week I put together my OMG (One Main Goal) quilt for June.  These blocks were swapped by my local quilt guild Christmas, 2016.  It's the D9P (Dissappearing 9-Patch).  My colors were supposed to be grey blocks with a scarlet center (Ohio State colors).  Interesting how some members interpreted this block request--some added white, some more scarlet, some pale blue some were so bold to add seafoam green!  But it is what it is and it all works...  I'm about 20 years younger than some of the members of the guild.  You just never know if they will all be here next year.  Never know...  I will always have their block. :)   I like the quilt.  It's a long twin.  Here's the flimsy in the wind.  I had to dodge some raindrops to get this picture.  I'm hoping for a Friday finish!


Remember I was telling everybody to link up at Pamela's blog -- Mama Sparks World here.  This is the prize pack I won!!  Whohoo!!!  Two charm packs and a fun pattern!!!  Thanks!!!  She is having another linky party today.  It's here.

 
We've been blessed with baby chicks!  One hatched Sunday, three Monday, and one Tuesday for a total of five baby chicks!
 




I made the third block for the Temecula Quilt Company Marvelous Monday Mini (the pinwheel).



I adopted a bunch of fun stuff from a garage sale to enhance my stash.  I REALLY need quantity so that I can make quilt backs for projects and guild quilts.  This fabric was mostly 50 cents a yard!  Here it is proudly displayed on my sorting trampoline.  Everyone has a 6' trampoline in their quilting room, right?  (It's awesome for my helper.)

 
My Garden Party quilt (pattern by Bonnie Hunter) grew another row.
 
 
I not only pieced another block, but embroidered it as well.  You can find the FREE pattern for this block at Q is for Quilter.The block is made from 2" squares.  The block pattern can be found at Q is for Quilter blog.
 
 
Since I finished all the embroidery of the kite girls, I started a new project in my to-go bag.  I chose this embroidery project.  I've never done anything like this before.  A friend gave me this package.  It didn't have any floss with it, but I got a few skeins from the two garbage bags donated to my guild.
 
Here's the two bear ears:
 
Linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River here.
 
LinkyTuesday
 

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
18.  5.19.17  One House, Two House (pattern by Cheryl Wahl.)



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Customer Quilt Top Parade

It's a busier summer than usual in the longarm quilting world for me.  I have these customer quilts in line to be quilted the next few weeks (or as long as it takes -- I have an awesome customer that isn't in a hurry for them)  I also have some local quilt guild quilts that need to be longarmed:

This is a banner that will be donated to hang on the walls of a Children's Network.  Children decorated blocks, they gave them to our guild.  We are making banners (wall hangings) to hang on the walls.  I will be doing the quilting.

 
Here's a beautiful embroidered quilt to be longarmed.

 
Another quilt that has been embroidered.

 
A fun string quilt.  This one was done on foundation fabric.  It is heavy.

 
A fun scrap quilt.

 
This was a beautiful leaf quilt.  The customer that needs it longarmed comes up with a pattern for everyone at our local quilt guild's "Scrap Therapy" night that happens once a month.  Everybody gets together and plays with scraps.  I don't usually attend because the schedule doesn't work out with our son's schedule.  Someday...

 
This quilt was made by another guild member.  It is ready to be longarmed.

Fiber Tuesday

Sometimes it's hard to resist such a cute little QA.  Today I completed block 3 of the Temecula Quilt Company Marvelous Mini Monday QA.  You can join in on the fun at Temecula Quilt Company.  I love FREE quilt alongs!

 
Here's all three blocks together.  LOVE these MODA fabrics that I had left over from another project.

 
Linking up in The Quilting Room with Mel for Fiber Tuesday 116.
 
Fiber Tuesday Link Party for all fiber crafts
 


Monday, June 19, 2017

Jelly Roll Railway

Have you seen the cute FREE pattern called Jelly Roll Railway?  I need to post this so that I don't lose it!

https://blog.fatquartershop.com/2017/06/new-shortcut-quilt-jelly-roll-railway.html

Moving it Forward -- MONDAY

This week I am trying to move this D9P (Disappearing 9-patch) quilt along.  It is my OMG (One Main Goal) quilt for June.  These blocks were swapped by my local quilt guild at Christmas, 2016.  I didn't have to purchase any new fabrics.  This was a great scrap buster project for me.

 
 

Each member participating was supposed to make blocks in the colors chose by the receiver.  I requested 8 grey blocks and one red center block for my set.  Interesting how others interpreted by adding white, light blues -- and even GREEN!  Hmmm.  It is what it is.  I need to make one more block before this can be made into a top.  Because of the color variations I'm not going to take the time to sash it.  It will make a nice throw quilt.

There's so many fun linky parties on Mondays!  Linking up at Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making.
 
 
Linking with Gosia for Quilter's Monday.
 
 
 Linking up with Show & Tell Monday with Bambi.


 
 
 
 
Also checking in with Lynette for BOM's Away at What a Hoot Quilts.
 
 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day

So I tried to be crafty and make a fun card for my husband for Father's Day.  I tried to make a cute shirt and tie from this origami tutorial  It turned out okay... My husband is super sentimental.  Hopefully the little shirt made out of the $100 will eventually be spent on something he really wants.

 
The money in the card below isn't real.  It's printed fabric.

 
Happy Father's Day!

Kite Girl Finds a Friend

Earlier this spring I went through my blocks and WIPS and UFOs and I came across Kite Girl.  She needed one more friend.

 
This month I not only pieced another block, but embroidered it as well.
 
You can find the FREE pattern for this block at Q is for Quilter.
 
The block is made from 2" squares.  The block pattern can be found at Q is for Quilter blog.
 

All of the kite girls and embroidered now.  I can start putting them together someday...  I will be using a kona solid as the sashing.  I even already bought it.  I just don't know when that will happen.  I took in TEN customer quilts to longarm and have THREE guild quilts to longarm.  I'll put some of my projects on the back burner for now.

BUT I do have to start working on something new in my to-go bag!  I chose this embroidery project.  I've never done anything like this before.  A friend gave me this package.  It didn't have any floss with it.

 
Someone donated a ton of floss to our guild.  I went and got a few skeins (enough for this project) and started with one little bear ear...
 
 
That became two bear ears...  Then I STOPPED with the bear ears.  I thought it might be better to just start in the center of the embroidery quilt and work my way out... using different needles and colors of floss as needed.  Is that the way it's done?  How do you do it?
 
1) Do you work from the center?
 
2) Do you finish all one color first?
 
3) Other?

 
I'm linking up with Kathy who blogs at Kathy's Quilts.  Every week I am inspired to find things to work on while waiting somewhere for something.  My sew-to-go bag is always in my truck and ready with a project.  I find that I'm having more finishes this year vs. starts because I work on something instead of buying magazines that inspire me to start more WIPS!  Check out all of the inspiration today at Slow Sunday Stitching.
 
 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Scrap Saturday -- More Yellow in the Garden

The Garden Party (pattern by Bonnie Hunter) grew one more row.  I don't want to do all yellow, but a few yellow/gold pieces helped make this row. Full yellow to golds, to yellow in the neutrals...  It all seems to work in the big picture.  Bonnie's patterns are great for this.  I'm pretty sure I'm half way done with the quilt after ONE more row diagonally.  I'm going for a queen sized quilt with drop.



 
Linking up at Angela's blog SoScrappy, for the RSC17 here. (That's Rainbow Scrap Challenge, 2017 for those that are new here.)

grab button for SoScrappy

2017 Pets on Quilts!

It's time to think about the 2017 Pet's On Quilts.  Check out Lily Pad Quilting to grab the button!

 
Here's my 2016 entry "Quacks on Quilts" that got a lot of applause.  Can't wait to see how they pose this year.