Saturday, July 2, 2022

RSC22 Purple Progress -- Rail Fence Blocks

This week I made a baker's dozen of purple 3.5" rail fence blocks.  Not that exciting, but progress none the less.  This is one of my leader/ender projects.  I'm getting super close to the 900 blocks needed to start putting these together.  This leader/ender project was inspired by 

Cathy's Quilt -- She blogs at Sane, Crazy, Crumby Quilting. Check it out HERE.

Bring on those purple scraps!  I'm so happy we are finally working with the much-needed purple blocks to add to my on-going projects.

I'm linking up with Angela's blog, SoScrappy for the RSC22 (Rainbow Scrap Challenge.).  Go check out the fun!

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Friday, July 1, 2022

A Pink Doll Quilt Friday Finish

 I found a little doll quilt that I totally forgot about in the to-be-quilted bin.  It feels good to have a fast, little finish once in a while.  This is a Kathleen Tracy design.


I took the photo of it by my iron so that you could get an idea of how small it was.  It measures 10" x 12".

I am in a Facebook group called Kathleen Tracy Quilts.  This little quilt was a design in that group.  You can ask to join the private group here.

With the striped binding and the striped quilting I totally want to link up to Joy's Table Scraps Challenge Link Party.  After all, these pink scraps were table scraps when it was made into the mini during the pink month of the RSC.  It just got lost in the shuffle in the to-be-quilted bin.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Pink Doll Quilt

This week I found this little pink doll quilt in the "to be quilted" bin.  I totally forgot about it.  I decided to load it diagonally on the longarm for a fun, "organic", straight line effect.


I am in a Facebook group called Kathleen Tracy Quilts.  This little quilt was a design in that group.  You can ask to join the private group here.

I set the locks on the carriage.  It took less than five minutes to quilt.  I purposely did not space the diagonal lines in any way for that "organic" look.  The lock on the carriage gave the piece nice, parrallel lines of quilting.  This will most likely end up on a table topper somewhere.  The dense quilting makes it nice and flat for that.  Stay tuned for a quick finish...



Wednesday, June 29, 2022

WIP Wednesday 6.29.22 -- The One With FOUR Finished Projects!

 Here's what happened this week:

This cute quilt belongs to a friend.  I longarm quilted the Jesters pattern on it for her.  It turned out lovely!  This quilt went on and off the frame so fast it was never added to my WIP list.

Iced Lollies crib quilt (designed by Latifah Saafir).  It was my one main goal (OMG) to finish this quilt in June.  It finishes at a cute 35.5" square.  I started this quilt 2.26.22.  Check off another item from my list.

This finished pillow case with a zipper is for my sister-in-law.  See the details here.

I just realized that this is the fourth project that was finished this week!  Last night I finished quilting a patchwork squares quilt that was made by a friend.  This quilt has a mattress pad in place of batting and turned out fine.  It was dark.  No closeline shot for this one.  Hopefully it will be returned to the owner today and another one will be picked up.

The navy blue blocks are finished for the Random Ohio Star (Bonnie Hunter design).


Definitely workedk through more blue scraps making all the HST for the Three, Six, Nine quilt.


My sister-in-law gave me some hens and chicks this week.  She has a really green thumb when it comes to flowers and plants.  I'm more of a gardening girl.  I did think that the plants that she gave me along with a few of my own look cute in this unused chicken feeder.

I'm linking up with Susan for Midweek Makers here.

41 Items remain on the WIP list.

My WIP number remains the same.  I actually forgot that I had a Kathleen Tracy doll quilt QA in the bin to quilt that I made from pink scraps in May or so.  41 items on my list is still MUCH better than the 90's it used to be a few years back.  I'm whittling away at this list for sure.

Pieces Need to be Cut & Sewn
 1.  Cheddar Jack cat pattern
 2.  Digging up Bones (Owen's dinosaur quilt)
 3.  HST Three, Six, Nine Quilt
 4.  Picadilly Circle
 5.  ...And Sew On BOM at Quiet Play (one block to go)
 6.  RSC16 Folk Art Birds
 7.  Random Ohio Stars -- started January, 2022
 8.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA
 9.  Dresser Scarf (My Grandma's WIP from the 1970's found 1/1/20
10.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
11.  Gypsy Wife QA started in August 2017
12.  Mod Mod QA (from Block Lotto, circles w/lines)
13.  Unity Quilt Along with Bonnie Hunter (started 4/1/2020)
14.  Rail Fence Blocks (started January 2021 as my leader/enders)
15.  Maroon Sampler Quilt--I found this on 2.6.21
16.  Kite Girl (RSC14)
17.  Amish Country BOM (from Lynn, Johnna's mom)
18.  Kathleen Tracy's 2019 Mystery Quilt Facebook QA started in March, 2019  
19.  2.5" Scraps from Dani -- making "cracker" blocks
20.  Waffle Blocks (August 2019 -- RSC19)
21.  Little Houses (2.5" blocks)

Blocks Still Need to be Made
 1.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
 2.  Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt 
 3.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
 4.  Drunkard's Path Variation quilt

Blocks Are Made But Need to be Sewn Together (and/or Some Sashing)
 1.  Tula Pink's City Sampler 100 Modern Quilt Blocks 5/17/17 QA
 2.  Cruise blocks won from Libby
 3.  Cathy's CRAZY BY DESIGN Dot Dot Dash Bag, Won April, 2018
 4.  Split Stars (blocks won from the Block Lotto, October, 2012)
 5.  African Violet baby quilt (Block Lotto inspired)
 6.  Tall Fly (blocks won from Block Lotto)
 7.  Pre-printed cross stitch pillow sham (May 2018)
 8. Flower Baskets (blue and white with some applique) Block Lotto win 10/1/18

Quilt Back Needs to be Made (Tops are Done)
1.  Card Trick (pink and blue)
2.  Hunter Green Star Quilt

Ready to Longarm
1.  Bubble Gum Pink & Navy Quilt
2.  Plus Quilt (Be Positive) started in 2016; quilt top completed 1.1.22
3.  Rescue Quilt from my SIL (patchwork squares)
4.  Pumpkins & the Beanstalk (a 2nd quilt)
5.  GO! ABC Quilt started during the pink month of RSC21, January 2021
6.  Kathleen Tracy Doll QA

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

On the Frame -- Patchwork Quilt

 I loaded a friend's simple patchwork quilt onto the longarm frame.  The interesting twist about this quilt is that she gave me a gently used mattress pad to use as the quilt batting.  So far I've had no issues with it.


I am longarm quilting it with the Circle Lord Jesters design.

Here's a photo of the piece of mattress pad that I cut off of the end because it had curved corners.  It was just wide enough for the quilt (exept at the ends where the corners were curved.) That's cutting it close.


I also planted some hens and chicks that my sister-in-law gave to me on Sunday.  I think they are quite cute in this old chicken feeder that I'm not using.  Let4's see if I can keep them alive.  I may eventually have holes cut in the side.  We shall see.



Monday, June 27, 2022

Zipper Pillow Case

This is the first pillow case I ever made that had a zipper in it.  It was made for a special request from my awesome sister-in-law.  Now she can use her 14" x 18" special neck pillow and wash the case to her heart's desire.  She LOVES coffee.  I found this little piece in my stash and it was perfect for the project.

I had an idea in my head of how to do it, but with all the YouTube videos out there, why not give that a shot?  I used this Spoonflower video to make the pillow case.

But wait... there's more.  As I started watching the video I realized that I could not find my zipper foot as I rummaged through my assessories storage box.  Luckily there was this video by HeirloomCreations to not only show me how to use the zipper foot on my machine, but actually know what it looked like!  I thought I had the long, skinny zipper foot.  I was happy to find the zipper foot that came with my machine once I knew what it looked like.

Here's a better photo of it when we delivered it.  Our son and my SIL have a very special relationship.  Everyone should be so lucky to have that crazy aunt.

Isn't it fun to learn a new sewing skill?   Have a great Monday.  I'm linking up at Love Laugh Quit for Monday Making here.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Iced Lollies Complete

Here's the finished Iced Lollies crib quilt (designed by Latifah Saafir).  It was my one main goal (OMG) to finish this quilt in June.  It finishes at a cute 35.5" square.  I started this quilt 2.26.22.


I love the texture that the Jesters quilting pattern adds to this quilt.  Isn't this popsicle shape cute?


I longarm quilted it using the Circle Lord giant template board called Jesters.  I found a cute polar bear drinking cool drinks in lawn chairs print for the back.  It was also a great place to use the cute pink and blue striped scrap for binding.  Welcome summer!

I'm linking up at Elm Street Quilts June finishes party here.  Ironically the reason I made the Iced Lollies quilt is because I won a prize pack a while back as an OMG prize!  Full circle...

I'm also linking up for Oh Scrap!

Quilting is more fun than Housework

I'm not sure if it met Squinty's approval.  He looked at me and just kept walking towards the food bowl.  Squinty is a cat that came here as a stray.  We can't touch him yet, but he is getting very, very close.