Friday, July 28, 2017

A Pink/Yellow/Blue Charity Baby Quilt Finish

Today's Friday Finish is this cute pink/yellow/blue charity baby quilt for my local quilt guild.  It measures a sweet 46" square.


I longarm quilted it with R&S template called Double Bubble.  It's a great design for baby quilts.  I may use it on a customer's queen sized quilt next week.  What a fun texture.
 
If you look closely on the bottom corner on the quilt photo below, you can even see that it has a label on it.  Woohoo!  This will surely make some little one happy.  The backing is flannel.  It is super soft.
 
 
Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts
 
Linking up with Myra for Finished or Not Friday today here.
 
 
Also linking up with Michelle at Michelle's Romantic Tangle for Let's Make Baby Quilts.
 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Temecula QA

I finished the other four blocks for the Temecula Quilt Company Marvelous Mini Monday Mystery.  Here's all five blocks together.  Each block is 4" square (to finish at 3.5" in the quilt.)


It always makes me happy when a QA is caught up!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

WIP Wednesday 7.26.17

Home from camping last week.  Here's what else is happening...

I finished this little panel quilt for my local quilt guild.  It measures 35" x 44".



This little wall hanging is in my longarm now.  It is 1 of 2 for a project for my local quilt guild.




I kept the Garden Party (pattern by Bonnie Hunter) rolling.  Here's 29 more connecting blocks that I made this week. 

I finished one block for the Temecula Quilt Company Marvelous Mini Monday Mystery.  Four to go.
 
 I got all the pink of the cheeks of the bear done during the road trip to camping.  Whohoo.
 
I had time this week to play with some blue 4-patch units.  I tried all different types of blues. 
I'm working on a quilt call Go Four It.
 
Here's the first corner of the quilt.  I'll keep making rows until the quilt is the right size for me.

 
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.)
19.  6.25.17  Guild Swap Christmas, 2016 D9P
20.  7.7.17     Big Basket charity quilt for my local quilt guild
21.  7.7.17   'Tis The Season Quilt Doodle 2016 BOM quilt
22.  7.14.17   Blue & Yellow charity crib quilt for my local quilt guild
 
 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

BOM's Away Monday


I finished one block for the Temecula Quilt Company Marvelous Mini Monday Mystery.



Linking up with Lynette at What a Hoot! Quilts for BOMs Away.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitches -- Road Trip Edition

We left for camping this week.  It was a three hour road trip.  I got all the pink of the cheeks of the bear done during the drive.  Whohoo.

 
It doesn't seem like a lot, but remember I'm kinda new to embroidery.  I had to remember that the X's are done only half an X at a time and then I do the row and then I come back and fill them in.  ENJOYING the process!
 
Slow Sunday Stitching
 
Check out the fun group each Sunday on Kathy's blog, Kathy's Quilts for today's linky party, Slow Sunday Stitching.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Scrap Saturday RSC17

I had time this week to play with some blue 4-patch units.  I tried all different types of blues.



I'm working on a quilt call Go Four It.



 
The little 4-patch blocks make nice leaders and enders and add up quickly.  The pattern in this magazine (American Patchwork & Quilting, April 2015, is called GO FOUR IT! 2015 Quilt-Along.
 

Here's the first corner of the quilt.  I'll keep making rows until the quilt is the right size for me.



I'm linking up with Angela and the gang at SoScrappy for the RSC17 (Rainbow Scrap Challenge, 2017).   Check out all the fun projects.  The linky party for 7/22 is here.
 
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Friday, July 21, 2017

Just a Baby Sports Bear Quilt -- But a Friday Finish

Today's finish is this little panel quilt for my local quilt guild.  It measures 35" x 44".



I longarm quilted it using a simple clam shell design.  Another member thought this big print would look good on the back of a baby quilt.  I can see she was right.


Someone made labels for our guild.  Woohoo!  This quilt is complete.





I'm linking up with Myra of Busy Hands Quilts here  for Finished or Not Friday.
 
 Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

Linking up to Finish it up Friday with 

Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts

Linking up with Michelle at Michelle's Romantic Tangle for Let's Make Baby Quilts.


 
This is finish number FOUR for my Q3 FAL.  I'll be linking up at the end of the quarter for this.
 
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Garden Party Continues

Let's keep the Garden Party (pattern by Bonnie Hunter) rolling.  Here's 29 more connecting blocks that I made this week.  I'm really having fun with jumping out of my comfort zone by using all these fun neutrals.  There's no turning back for me now.  I love them all and they all are working for me.

 
I can see money neutrals, a leg, a bird's nest, flowers, a black/white scene, swirls...  Oh so fun!
 

You can find this pattern in the latest book by Bonnie Hunter called Addicted to Scraps.  I was afraid of all those little red squares and blocks set on point and the side triangles.  But this pattern has totally changed my mind.  I LOVE making the side blocks now.  They line up nicely.

This quilt was supposed to be done for one of my BFFs for her birthday in May.  Shhhh.  It's a secret.  Since I didn't get it done then, I'm hoping it will be a surprise Christmas present.

I'm linking up with Angie in So Cal at A Quilting Reader's Garden for WIPS be gone.  She has a regular linky party.  I plan to attend often!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WIP Wednesday 7.19.17

Still making great progress this summer.  This week I worked on this stuff:

I longarm quilted this bear panel (crib size) for a charity quilt for my local quilt guild:




I'm all caught up with the Marvelous Mini Monday blocks at Temecula Quilt Company. 
 
All the lavender X's are done on my hand stitching project.
 
 
 
I got all these blocks done using blue (RSC17) for my Garden Party quilt.
 
 
I can see three of the four corners on Garden Party now!
 
 
 
You can read about the start of my Go For It quilt here.  It started in June, 2017. I only made a few 4-patches this week, but cut a ton that are ready for chain piecing.
 
I completed this blue and yellow charity quilt for my lqg.  I love the Double Bubble quilting.
 
 
I loaded ANOTHER crib quilt on the frame and started Double Bubble quilting on it.
 
  
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.)
19.  6.25.17  Guild Swap Christmas, 2016 D9P
20.  7.7.17     Big Basket charity quilt for my local quilt guild
21.  7.7.17   'Tis The Season Quilt Doodle 2016 BOM quilt
22.  7.14.17   Blue & Yellow charity crib quilt for my local quilt guild
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Marvelous Mini Monday

I'm all caught up with the Marvelous Mini Monday blocks at Temecula Quilt Company.  These blocks are more than the half way point.  Can't wait to see how they are arranged.

 
I'm linking up with Mel at The Quilting Room with Mel for Fiber Tuesday #119.

Fiber Tuesday Link Party for all fiber crafts

Monday, July 17, 2017

Moving It Forward Monday

I'm moving this little panel quilt forward to get it off my big WIP list.  I'm trying a clam shell quilting design on it.  I'll have to say, I bought this board a while back.  This little Baseball Bears is a charity quilt for my local quilt guild.




It is not one of my favorites.  But it does quilt quickly on little quilts such as this.  I only have enough board to quilt little quilts such as this.  When I purchased it I thought I could just frog hop the boards as I went along.  That was a pain.  If I'm going to do larger quilts with this pattern I'll need to purchase another board from R&S Design.

I'm linking up at Em's Scrapbag for Moving It Forward. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching... Just some little X's

This week I managed to work on my Slow Sunday Stitching project again by stitching little lilac X's on my bear baby quilt.


I'm linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Come join the fun!  The Sunday linky party is here.
Slow Sunday Stitching

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Scrappy Blue Saturday RSC17

I worked with blue scraps this week while making Garden Party (pattern by Bonnie Hunter) blocks.  Each block either has a blue center, a blue cross, or a blue outline.  There's blue somewhere...

 
I had to make one more block for the center before Garden Party could grow a row.  It was dark green.  Happy stitching everybody.  Play with those scraps!  Use them up!

 
Then I stitched them together.  I needed to get a good look at how they all look with 8 blue in the row.  Ahhh.  Perfect.  I really can't tell that I'm using so much of one scrap when they are being put on point this way!  Yeah!  Oh that looks so much better than on the floor.  Notice it now has THREE corners.  I'm more than half way there and on the downhill part of the fun. 
 
 
You can find the pattern for this quilt in Bonnie Hunter's book, Addicted to Scraps.  I am making my quilt just a couple rows bigger than the pattern.
 
 
This motivates me more to also work on my little four patches for the Go Four It quilt.  They make great leaders and enders.  We all know that 4-patches add up quickly. 
 
 
You can read about the start of my Go For It quilt here.  It started in June, 2017.
 
 
I'm linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for the RSC17 linky party.  Come join the fun.  Be inspired!

SoScrappy