Wednesday, July 3, 2019

WIP Wednesday -- A Midweek Quilt Finish!

I love it when I finish a quilt during the week!  Finishes aren't just for Fridays anymore.  It's summer.
Here's what happened this week:

I finished the longarm quilting on this customer quilt.  I call it the Veggie Tales patchwork quilt.

It's fun how the customer did the border.  She is using the fabrics that he has.  Many of them in the multiple borders are sheets.  They are not even.  They don't all match.  This is definitely a quilt made for her grandchild with pieces of  LOVE!  I love it!

I quilted it with my Clam Shells giant template board by Circle Lord.  It is backed by a plain sheet. 

I'm linking this customer quilt finish at the Beauties Pagent at From Bolt to Beauty.

On Saturday I started pressing and cutting pink scraps for the QA with Kevin the Quilter.  I am using my 2.5" multiple (9 at a time) Accuquilt die to give me nice, accurately cut squares.  I pressed and cut these while watching the dvd "Walt Before Mickey".  It was good.  So I have 300 cut in under two hours.  I also have a pile of scraps from these scraps that will be run through the 1.5" Accuquilt die.

For the quiltalong, check out all the details on Kevin the Quilter's Blog.

I have used that Accuquilt mat too many times.  Don't worry.  I ordered two more on Amazon.  That's where I found the best price on the 10" x 10" mats this time.  Combined with free shipping on an order over $25 and the points I received from signing my husband's Discover card up for 5% back on fuel purchases, I got a great deal on the new ones coming next week at $6 a piece.   Totally worth it!

I cut these on Saturday morning in hopes that the RSC color for July was pink. 

Speaking of the RSC19, I made two blocks for Owl's Well That Ends Well in dark blue.

I also had time to make a bunch of blue 4-patches out of my 1.5" squares (1" finished.)

The weather was beautiful and sunny this week so far.  We have been swimming hours at a time.

I'm linking up to:

I currently have 68 on-going projects.

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 1 PINK block!
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.  Set of note cards and envelopes
24.  Wings of Spring -- Block Lotto win 3.31.19
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.  Kathleen Tracy’s 2019 Mystery Quilt -- Facebook QA started in March, 2019. 
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
39.  Simply Summer Sensational QA with Kevin the Quilter (started 6.27.19)
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.)

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.)
14.   Cathy's CRAZY BY DESIGN.  It's the Dot Dot Dash Bag. (new to the list April, 2018)
15.  Block Lotto December Scrappy Stars (blue/purple) -- I won the star blocks December, 2018.

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.

5.  Customer Quilt with patches in the center (from customer 6.22.19) (CM)

Ready to longarm
1.  Customer quilt with special block in the center (CM)
2.  Catchin' Some Rays needle turn applique crib quilt started March, 2018 (adding EPP hexies!)

Recently finished
Veggie Tales (from customer 6.22.19) customer quilt (CM)


  1. Oh my, 68? Wishing you well on their completion. I love the owl blocks, where did you get the pattern for them, did I miss it?

  2. Great quilt - lots of color!

  3. What a fun quilt! I love the clam shell quilting. And those owl blocks are AMAZING!! Love them!