Friday, February 22, 2019

February OMG! Embroidery Bear Crib Quilt Complete

I am happy to show that I finished another embroidery bear crib quilt.  This was my OMG project for February.


I'm happy I finally finished this embroidered bear crib quilt.  I remember working on it in the  at speech, at school, at bowling... It was a very fun to-go project!  It measures 39" x 59".


I backed it with a stretchy piece of solid blue fleece.  Sometimes it's tricky to use as a quilt back.  I like to use it on smaller quilts like crib quilts.  It's very soft.

I longarm quilted it using white thread and my Circle Lord giant template board called Square Dance.


I finished this embroidered bear crib quilt.  I remember working on it in the motorhome, at speech, at school, at bowling... It was a very fun to-go project!  It measures 39" x 59"

It was my OMG! goal to finish this quilt by the end of February.  I made it!  Woohoo!  I worked on this quilt because it was #10 to finish on my goal list which is number picked by Judy at Patchwork Times for the February UFOs .

I'm linking up with the OMG February Finish Linky Party at Elm Street Quilts.



I'm also linking up at Confessions of a Fabric Addict:  Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?



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

Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

I'm linking up with Michelle at Michelle's Romantic Tangle for Let's Make Baby Quilts!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

WIP Wednesday -- SNOW DAY!

It's a WIP Wednesday.  It's a snow day!  No school for our son or me.  Woohoo.  Time to put in a few dvd's and clean up my sewing area.  First I made a bunch of 2.5" 4-patches.  I just love 1.5" scraps!


Next I'll get my temperature blocks made for the past three days.

I'll be working with my yellow scraps for the RSC19 today since this weekend is the last Saturday in February ALREADY.  Come back Saturday to see that post.

Here's where my mystery stitch-along ended from my sew-to-go bag:


I made some yellow 9-patch blocks (3.5") for parts of my February Block Lotto blocks. 

They turned in to these Alt-9-patches (6.5"):


My go to leader/ender block is a 4-patch made with 1.5" squares.  Since 1.5" squares are the last size that I keep as scraps (besides strings), I tend to make a lot of them.  I LOVE 2.5" scrap projects!


Here's the view out the door near my sewing machine.  Looks like SEW...I mean snow.



My Sweetie got glasses.  Hope he's adjusted to them for our upcoming road trip.  More about that next week.




I'm linking up with Susan at Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers #163.

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I'm also linking up with Lorna  at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social #261.



Sunday, February 17, 2019

Slow Sunday Stitching 2.17.19

I decided to go around Clue #1 and start Clue #2 because it seemed that it would be pretty important in relationship to the next clues.


I'm linking up with Kathy at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Come check out the fun.
Slow Sunday Stitching


On my day off I decided to not stay at home and sew away (by machine).  Glad I had my sew-to-go bag with me!  I rode with my sweetie as he went from place to place running errands.  It was like a special date.  It was like a one-on-one date on the Bachelor without the sky diving and extreme date things.  LOL.  He did get glasses.  This is a totally new thing to him.

Everyday glasses:
 Work glasses:
Isn't he just adorable? <3 <3 <3

Saturday, February 16, 2019

RSC19 -- Yellow

First up this week I made some yellow 9-patch blocks (3.5") for parts of my February Block Lotto blocks. 


They turned in to these Alt-9-patches (6.5"):


My go to leader/ender block is a 4-patch made with 1.5" squares.  Since 1.5" squares are the last size that I keep as scraps (besides strings), I tend to make a lot of them.  I LOVE 2.5" scrap projects!


I'm linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for the RSC19.



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Friday, February 15, 2019

February Block Lotto

I did not have any "big" finishes today.  I did finish all nine of my blocks for the February Block Lotto.  These are called Alternating 9-patch blocks (Alt-9P).  The sample quilt that Sophie posted about on the Block Lotto site made with winning blocks is stunning.


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



Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

WIP Wednesday 2.13.19

I didn't get my usual productive sewing in this week.  Here's where I'm at...

My sewing area right now is lined up to make Block Lotto blocks for February.


I'm also set up to make Temperature QA blocks for Monday, Tuesday and today.


I'm happy to say I have been keeping up with the Temperature QA nicely.  Here's the rest of February.

  

 I got to show off my Good Fortune quilt top at Bonnie Hunter's linky party.  I just love this pic.



I showed off the blocks that I won from the Block Lotto.  I'm pretty sure I'm just going to sew them together like this and make a quick crib quilt for a gift I'll need soon.



This is how far I have stitched on my Sew-to-Go project.  I subbed in the elementary school this week.  It's busy, busy.  Didn't get any stitches done during this week yet!



I was glad I had all those brown string blocks made earlier this month.  I made four blocks for the RSC19 Sand Castles quilt.  This is also a Bonnie Hunter pattern.



I'm linking up with Susan at Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers #162.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Good Fortune Linky Monday

It's time to show off those Good Fortune quilts!  The link-up is on Bonnie's blog.  You can find it here.

Here's my Good Fortune quilt TOP.  It is not complete yet.  It's too cold in the longarm room to quilt it.  I do love the snow.  It make for a great photo of this beautiful design by Bonnie Hunter.





Block Lotto December Scrappy Stars

The scrappy stars that I won in the Block Lotto are all home.  What fun it is to open happy mail and find these gorgeous blocks.  I love all the different scrappy fabrics in blues and purples.  Who knew there were so many beautiful purples?


Monday, February 11, 2019

Temperature QA -- Moving It Forward Monday

My temperature quilt continues to grow.  Here's the blocks for the first week of February.  I'm moving them forward!



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

I'm also linking up my scrappy blocks at Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Slow Sunday Stitching 2.10.19

I made some progress on my slow stitching project this week.  I stopped working on the January clue (which I started mid month.)  I moved on to the February clue of the borders because I have a feeling all of the following months will go in or around this border.


It doesn't look like alot, but that border above was several hours worth of work.  I'm still a newbie to cross stitch.  My stitches are not perfect, but I surely enjoy the process and the learning process!



It went with me from class to bowling to class.  It was a relaxing week. 


I'm linking up with Kathy at Kathy's Quilts  for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Come check out the fun.
Slow Sunday Stitching

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Yellow Scrap Happy Saturday

For some reason today went so fast.  It felt like it took me all day to make these four Sand Castle blocks (pattern by Bonnie Hunter in her latest book, String Frenzy.)


I love these blocks.  They won't go together in the final quilt like this, but it's fun to play with them.

I'm linking up with Angela's blog, So Scrappy for the RSC19.


SoScrappy

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

WIP Wednesday 2.6.19

Welecome to Wednesday!

This week I DID start another project.  I'll call it Parallelogram Strings.  Basically it's a little crib quilt that will help me tackle the strings in my string basket.  



This is what the string block looks like before it is cut with the Accuquilt die. 


I finished all of the blocks for January, 2019, for the Temperature Quilt Along.  I am making kite blocks in specific colors for the high and low temperatures for the day.  I sewed them all together in one row for now.  This is not how they will end up.  I wanted to keep them together and in order.  Most likely I will stitch rip one seam and combine the rows the desired width.  I haven't decided how that's going to work just yet...  Rows for January and then a blank piece to fill in the rest of the month in the average color, separated by a 2.5" strip?  Don't know yet.  I need to do some math/planning.


I'll be working on this embroidery bear crib quilt this month as my OMG project.



I made two Owl's Well That Ends Well blocks in yellow today to participate in the RSC19. 



I had an unusual Friday finish.  This is a dog sled that our son had to build for a 5th grade project.  I did some sewing on the raised platform and the straps.





I stitched on my Sunday Slow Stitching project in my sew-to-go bag.  I'm still working on the January clue.  I'm going to move on to the February clue ASAP and eventually go back to the January clue.  The February clue is an outline of where the other clues will go.  It will be pretty important in the up-coming months.



I started another new project this week.  It's called Parallelogram Strings -- 2019 String Along at Humble Quilts, started 1.31.19.  I have 70 projects in the works.

Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn
1.  Cheddar Jack cat pattern from Mama Spark's World 
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.  Go Four It! -- Scrappy 4-patches started as leader/ender June 2017
7.  Patriotic Folk Animals (from Americana Quilts Book) -- hand work for school
8.   Soul Searching -- need 2 more blocks
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.  Owl's Well That Ends Well (RSC19 project started 1.26.19)
14.  Linen and Threads - Mystery Sampler SAL Sew-to-go bag project started 1.21.19
15.  Temperature QA (2019 block-a-day according to high and low temps.)
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.  EPP mini table topper (grey, maroon, blue, cream...)
21.  Little Houses (3.5" blocks)
22.  Pumpkins & the Beanstalk (a second quilt.)
23.  Dot Dot Dash bag -- (new to the list April, 2018)
24.  Scrappy Hourglass Quilt 
25.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
26.  Bonnie Hunter Box Kite class from March, 2017 (Will make baby quilt.)
27.  Super Mario QA
28.  2015 Orange, pink, grey kite blocks (from Accuquilt die, RSC17)
29.  Maroon Sampler Quilt
30.  Gypsy Wife QA (started again with Angie at Gnome Angel, August 2017) (2019 QA)
31.  Crown of Thorns in blues
32.  2016 Plus Blocks (from left over pieces of Soul Searching blocks)
33.  RSC16 Folk Art Birds
34.  Kevin the Quilter's Sapphire Stars Mystery (started Summer 2017) 
35.  Secret O - H - I - O quilt.  Shhhh.  Can't show this one--but it's cool!
36.  Jelly Roll Rug
37.  Sand Castles -- Bonnie Hunter string quilt started January, 2019 -- an RSC project
38.  Parallelogram Strings -- 2019 String Along at Humble Quilts, started 1.31.19
  
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
2.  Scrap Crystals (working on blue pieces for RSC15)
3.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
4.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt (my seams don't match Julianne's seams...)
6.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
7.  Kim Diehl's Table Topper from her book Simple Charm (Started August, 2017 for to-go bag.)
8.  Block Lotto December Scrappy Stars (blue/purple) -- I won the star blocks in December, 2018.
         
Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Orange/Yellow Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Cruise blocks won from Libby
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.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started)
8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt 
9.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks 
10.  Tula Pink's City Sampler 100 Modern Quilt Blocks (New QA starting 5/7/17 Gnome Angel)
11.  Flower Baskets (blue and white with some applique) Block Lotto win 10/1/18
12.  Pre-printed cross stitch pillow sham (May, 2018 sew-to-go bag)
13.  Bonnie Hunter Garden Party (started 3.18.17.)

Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done) 
1. Card Trick (pink and blue) HUGE charity quilt for local quilt guild
2.  Hunter green large (bubbly -- will be a challenge to longarm) charity quilt for the local guild
3. Bubble Gum pink and navy charity quilt for local quilt guild
4.  Good Fortune -- A Bonnie Hunter Quiltville Mystery started Thanksgiving weekend, 2018.
Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Customer quilt with special block in the center (CM)
3.  Catchin' Some Rays needle turn applique crib quilt started March, 2018 (adding EPP hexies!)
4.  4-patch customer quilt (CM)
5.  Blue and 4-patch customer quilt (CM)
6.  Camo and Ribbons & Stars customer quilt (CM)

Needs binding
1.  Embroidery Bear with balloons and hearts crib quilt.

I'm linking up at Silly Mama Quilts. Check out the giveaway!!!

I'm linking up at Esther's Quilt Blog for WOW!

I'm linking up with Susan at Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers #161.

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