Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Midweek Makers 11.30.22

Only one item was completed this week.  This is still FORWARD progress!

The dresser scarf that my Grandma was working on during the time she passed away in the 1970's is now complete.  I know she would be happy and proud that it was completed.  Then she would ask me why I did it in those colors because they were supposed to be grapes.  LOL.

 

I'll be working on getting something together for my sew-to-go bag.  So far, these gifted Grandma's Flower Garden flowers are catching my interest.

I have decided to NOT start the Bonnie Hunter mystery this year.  I have enough projects for now.  I will be printing all the instructions and saving them.  I will also be following along with all of the progress of others.  

I went to the knee doctor this morning.  I see the surgeon in two weeks.  I expect a simple out-patient knee procedure in January or February.


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

35 Items remain on the WIP list. (I've had over 90 in the past!). This is PROGRESS!!!

Pieces Need to be Cut & Sewn
 1.  Amish Country BOM (from Lynn, Johnna's mom)
 2.  Digging up Bones (Owen's dinosaur quilt)
 3.  HST Three, Six, Nine Quilt
 4.  Picadilly Circle (one block and border to go)
 5.  ...And Sew On BOM at Quiet Play (one block to go)
 6.  RSC16 Folk Art Birds
 7. Little Houses (2.5" blocks) 
 8. Leah Day Building Blocks QA 9.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
10.  Gypsy Wife QA started in August 2017
11.  Mod Mod QA (from Block Lotto, circles w/lines)
12.  Unity Quilt Along with Bonnie Hunter (started 4/1/2020)
13.  2.5" Scraps from Dani -- making "cracker" blocks 
14.  Maroon Sampler Quilt--I found this on 2.6.21
15.  Kathleen Tracy's 2019 Mystery Quilt Facebook QA started in March, 2019  

 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
9.  Rail Fence Blocks (started January 2021 as my leader/enders)
10.  Kite Girl (RSC14)
11.  Cheddar Jack cat pattern

Quilt Back Needs to be Made (Tops are Done)
1.  Card Trick (pink and blue)
2.  Hunter Green Star Quilt 
3.  Random Ohio Stars -- started January, 2022

Ready to Longarm
1.  Bubble Gum Pink & Navy Quilt

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Dresser Scarf Complete

The dresser scarf that my grandma left partially finished in 1975 is now complete.


I'm sure my grandma would be pretty happy that I finished it.


Slow Sunday Stitching

I'm linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving -- Gobble Gobble

Happy Thanksgiving!  We have so much to be thankful for in our everyday lives.

 
This is a quilt that I finished in February, 2022.  Gobble Gobble is a pattern designed by Lori Holt.  Mine measures 75" x 75".

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Midweek Makers 11.23.22

 A few more dropped off the list this week!  This is getting exciting.

Be Positive is now complete!

I finished the rescue quilt that my SIL found at a garage sale.  It was just a tope and some extra squares when she found it.  I surprised my SIL and gave it back to her.  Here it is in its new spot being inspected by inspector Zoe.


The lost large orphan block from the Star Surround QA at Happy Quilting has finally been found, quilted and finished.


I made more progress on adding hand stitches to the dresser scarf that my grandma left behind in 1975.


Our Elf on the Shelf tradition continues.  They all arrive today.  Chippy and Barbie proudly introduce their twins that were born this summer.  Oliver grew and is now toddler sized.


Cousin Blue and Rusty the Reindeer are also here this season.  Let the games begin.


We do have some elf rules -- don't hide the elves so much as we can't find them on a school-day morning!  We're not going to miss the bus because we are looking for elves.
If they aren't found, we are not allowed to be upset so that it ruins our day.
Owen no longer believes in Santa.  This makes these rules so much easier this year.  He gets in on the fun and hides the elves himself.  Only the person that hid the elves can touch them.  We don't want them to lose their magic powers!

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

36 Items remain on the WIP list. (I've had over 90 in the past!). This is PROGRESS!!!

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

 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
9.  Rail Fence Blocks (started January 2021 as my leader/enders)
10.  Kite Girl (RSC14)
11.  Cheddar Jack cat pattern

Quilt Back Needs to be Made (Tops are Done)
1.  Card Trick (pink and blue)
2.  Hunter Green Star Quilt 
3.  Random Ohio Stars -- started January, 2022

Ready to Longarm
1.  Bubble Gum Pink & Navy Quilt




Sunday, November 20, 2022

Slow Sunday Stitching 11.20.22

 I'm cruising along on putting stitches of floss into the dresser scarf that my grandma left behind in 1975.


I only have a few more leaves to stitch.  Hmmm.  Now that I look at it in this photo, I'm starting to think that they were supposed to be grapes and grape leaves.  My grandma only had some of the brown stitched when I found it.  She didn't have any purple floss in the tin.  I'm going to leave my design decision as is.

It's almost time to find another project for my sew-to-go bag.  That's exciting!!!


I'm linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Kathy has been feeling a little under the weather.  Stop by to wish her well.

Slow Sunday Stitching


Saturday, November 19, 2022

RSC22 -- Be Positive Is Complete

This morning I finished the final stitches on Be Positive.

This plus quilt was started back in 2016 as part of the RSC.  I was making another quilt that had 2.5" strip pieces left from each block that was enough to make each plus.  Win, win.

 

We only have a little snow on the ground today.  It's an Ohio 25 degrees--if that makes sense.  The quilt top was completed on 1/1/2022.  It was my New Years Day sewing project this year.  Glad it finally made it to the finish.  I really do like the 1.5" (1" finished) sashing and cornerstone pieces.  The scrappy neutrals are so much fun to me too.


I made the pieced back and scrappy binding during "red" month this year of the RSC. 
It measures 69" x 99".


I longarm quilted it with the design called Marmalade by Urban Elementz.  I'm loving the versatility of this desing.  My muscle memory really likes it too.  It's fun to quilt.  The only drawback is that it is an 8" design and I have to advance the quilt sooner than I would like.  It's worth the results.


IMAGE NAMEI'm linking up with Angela's blog, SoScrappy, for the RSC22. 

I'm also excited that for the most part I have been keeping up the the 2022 UFO Challenge.  This quilt was the number to work on for November.

This weekend Mr. Sunshine is off to an adventure.  He is at a youth group retreat with an awesome local college group called Young Life.  He's been away from home before.  This should just be another fun, hopfully spiritual adventure.



Austin & Owen below--ready for the cold


Yes, it's only a picture of a bus full of kids ready to go on a fun, spiritual adventure.  But it's MY BABY!  (my 15 year old baby that I am so proud of how independent he is becoming.). I told him that if they stop at McDonalds not to purchase food for the whole bus on the his McDonalds app.  LOL.  I can't wait to hear all about it.







Friday, November 18, 2022

A Friday Finish -- Rescue Patchwork Quilt

 It's late in the day, but I'm not going to let today go by without showing you my finish!


Of course my sister-in-law was being silly when she held it up with her head showing.  She didn't even recognize the quilt.  (She's definitely isn't a quilt or fabric person.) I explained to her that this is the quilt top she found for free at a garage sale along with some other vintage fabric.  I just finished it for her.  Here's a better photo without the hat.  


I then asked her if she wanted it.  She was thrilled.  I didn't know what to do with it anyways.  It was just going to go on the charity quilt pile.  She excitedly grabbed it up and immediately told me where she was going to put it in her house.  Perfect!  I didn't even measure it.  I'm happy it has a home and that I can cross it off of the WIP list.  I think it took me a whole 20 or so minutes to do the straight-line quilting on the longarm machine.

I didn't get a pic of the whole back.  You get the idea of what I call straight line, organic quilting.  I didn't get it officially measured either.  Oh well...  It's taller than my SIL (she's 5'2").  It's about 45" wide.


I'm linking up for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


Oh, and here's the best picture.  My SIL took it home and put it across the bottom of her bed.  Inspector Zoe (age 17) claimed it immediately.  😋