Wednesday, August 28, 2019

WIP Wednesday 8.28.19

With school back in session I am getting my longarming mojo back.  Here's what happened this week:

Last night I loaded my Catchin' Some Rays quilt onto the longarm frame.  Everything was going good and...

I just kept quilting and it's DONE!  (The quilting is done.)  (Now it needs trimmed, a label, and a binding.)  I'm in shock that it is quilted!  I quilted it with double bubbles.  I think they are lovely!

This pattern is called Catchin' Some Rays.  It was designed by Barbara Jones.  It measures approx. 52.5" x 72.5".  Except for replacing the applique flowers with EPP hexagon flowers, the patern is as it's supposed to be.  I rarely do that.  It was a lot of fun being on eof my first EPP hexie projects.  I kept it in my sew-to-go bag.  The original pattern, Catchin' Some Rays, was published in McCall's Quilting, January/February 2013 issue.

My Christmas Improv quilt has been on and off the frame as well this week!  It is trimmed.  It needs a binding and a label for the finish.

I finished the quilting on this customer 9-patch quilt.

I put together these Patriotic Folk Animals for my sew-to-go bag for when I get the substitute calls probably starting next week.  It will be a little fun embroidery project.

I won this SWEET bundle of text fabrics from SEWMEASONG on Etsy from the 2019 FAL.

Handsome is LOVING middle school!  We have a partial week this week due to the county fair.  After labor day we will be on a regular schedule.  My husband has also returned to work.  Oh what will I do with this week to myself...  hmmm... being sarcastic...

My sister-in-law gave this sunflower to me for my birthday.  She picked it from her flowerbed.  My birthday was 8/20.  I'm amazed how beautiful it still is on my windowsill.  Definitely photo worthy.

I currently have 65 on-going projects.  I added one this week because I took on a customer quilt to longarm.

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-- found the book 8/8/19!
8.  Parallelogram Strings -- 2019 String Along at Humble Quilts, started 1.31.19
9.   Leah Day Building Blocks QA
10.  Jelly Roll Rug
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.  Kevin the Quilter's Sapphire Stars Mystery (started Summer 2017) 
15.  Temperature QA (2019 block-a-day according to high and low temps--changed to table topper.)
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.  Sand Castles -- Bonnie Hunter string quilt started January, 2019 -- an RSC project
21.  Little Houses (3.5" blocks)
22.  Pumpkins & the Beanstalk (a second quilt.)
23.  Set of note cards and envelopes
24.  Simply Summer Sensational QA with Kevin the Quilter 2.5" blocks (started 6.27.19)
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.  Waffle Blocks (August 2019) RSC19
35.  Kevin the Quilter 2019 Mystery Quilt -- SSSSQ, 2.5 " squares
36.  Kevin the Quilter 2019 Mystery Quilt -- SSSSQ, 1.5" squares
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.  Kim Diehl's Table Topper from her book Simple Charm (Started August, 2017 for to-go bag.)
5.  Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt (my seams don't match Julianne's seams...)
6.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt

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 (blocks won from Block Lotto, February, 2013)
7.   Soul Searching -- Julianne texted me 8/7/19 -- The swap is set for 9/1!
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.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started)--It's not long enough...needs 4 more blocks

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.  O - H - I - O quilt 2.5" blocks

6.  Wings of Spring -- Block Lotto win 3.31.19

Ready to longarm

Ready for Binding
1.  Block Lotto December Scrappy Stars (blue/purple) -- I won the star blocks December, 2018.
2.  Catchin' Some Rays needle turn applique crib quilt started March, 2018 (adding EPP hexies!)
3.  Love Laugh Quilt Christmas Improv QA

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


I'm also linking up at Wednesday Wait Loss 134.

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  1. Go, Kathy, go! Quilt ALL the quilt tops!!!

  2. Great projects! And that sunflower--so pretty even after so long. Happy birthday by the way. My daughter's is also in August as are so many others in my family. Great month for a birthday! Thanks for stopping by Wednesday Wait Loss.