Thursday, May 28, 2020

WIP Wednesday on a Thursday Again

With the holiday on Monday this week is flying by me.  I did get a few quilty things done this week:

I added another side to the Unity QA (design by Bonnie Hunter.)  I'm still super happy with my soft neutrals.  I'm super happy with my churn dash round.  LOVING everything about this whole stay-in-place quit.  Some of the spinning pinwheels in the last round don't stick out as much because it doesn't have as much contrast.  I'll live with that.  Next to finish Clue #7 top and sides.  It's rainy and wet outside today.  It is officially the last day of school.  I plan to sew a little today.

I splurged and bought a wool pressing mat on eBay.  I shall miss my Aunt Irene's old, sentimental towel that had cuts in it that Owen did with my sewing scissors, but there really is a difference on how nice and flat the pieced blocks are after pressing on this vs. the old towel.  It will get plenty of use.  It fits the area perfectly!  I couldn't have got it to fit any better.

I made it to the top of my Ohio quilt with the longarm quilting.  It is my OMG for May.

I made a back for my SSSSQ (Kevin the Quilter design).  I can move this to the "to be quilted" pile!

I picked up this quilt from a customer to quilt.  I love how she uses her scraps.

I've been working outside in the flowerbeds.  I LOVE doing this--and having the time to do it.  I only got a little spot of poison ivy on my arm this time.  Thanks to the advice of Patty the Quilt Lady I keep a bottle of rubbing alcohol and some cotton balls on my desk near my computer/sewing area and I dab it throughout the day.  It is drying up nicely!  Here's a portion of my weeded flowerbed.  I planted three plants that were on clearance for CHEAP at Lowes.  It was a big $15 splurge to add to my perennials for this year.  There were three plants.  Two of them are yellow daisy like flowers.  The other is another yellow flower.  I'll probably just call them yellow things from this point on out.

I transplanted a bunch of plants from the bed above to the chicken yard as an experiment to see how much the chickens mess with them.  They seem to nibble at the fern plants and the ornamental grass.  Many of the other plants are still doing surprisingly well.  I'd love for there to be more green in the chicken yard than the bare dirt.  I even transplanted some weeds on purpose.  Chickens and ducks LOVE to eat the weeds.  If I can get things like tiger lilies, hostas, iris plants, ornamental grass, and sedum to grow, that would be so awesome and look so much nicer.  I also planted mints and cora bells but protected them with fence for now.  Can't wait to see if they thrive there.

I currently have 67 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-- 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.  Kevin the Quilter 2019 Mystery Quilt -- SSSSQ, 1.5" squares
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.  Unity Quilt Along with Bonnie Hunter,  (started 4/1/2020.)
36.  Gingerbread Men pattern by Edyta Sitar started November, 2019
37.  Linen & Threads Mystery SAL, Started 1/1/20 for my sew-to-go bag.
38.  Dresser Scarf (my grandma's printed WIP from the 70's) 1/1/20 for my sew-to-go bag.
39.  Veggie Patch (from Katie Mae Quilts)

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.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
5.  Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt (my seams don't match Julianne's seams...)

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.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started)--It's not long enough...needs 4 more blocks
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)

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.  Soul Searching -- Julianne sent it to me 8/29/19!!!

Ready to longarm
1.  O - H - I - O quilt 2.5" blocks (currently on the longarm frame)
2.  Wings of Spring -- Block Lotto win 3.31.19
3.  Kevin the Quilter 2019 Mystery Quilt -- SSSSQ, 2.5 " squares
4.  Farm Panel Quilt -- CM

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



  1. Yours may seriously be my favorite Unity quilt out there, Kathy!!

  2. Your low volume quilt is lovely, and yes, your customer does a great job with scraps

  3. Love, love your neutrals quilt. Thanks for the yard tour.

  4. The Unity quilt just keeps getting better and better! Thanks for the shout out and I am glad the alcohol is working for you on the poison ivy.