Saturday, November 17, 2018

Elf on the Shelf... Chippy's Cousin, Blue (Our Elf had knee surgery.)

Who said it's hard to get my kid to read?  He was so excited this week to read the note that "Blue" left.  Blue is a new elf at our house this year.  Blue is Chippy (or original elf on the shelf) first cousin. 

Our son is crazy when it comes to announcing people.  He loves to announce them in difference ways.  For example, my sister-in-law is also his aunt, his dad's sister, his dad's sister's sister, his grandpa's daughter, my BFF... you get the point... 

Blue will only be here once in a while (not because of my busy schedule) because Chippy had "knee surgery" and isn't released by the doctor to fly yet.


 
Owen was so excited that he proposed to me again.  LOVE!

 
Luckily Blue brought a couple of new Wii games that I got on eBay to keep Owen busy so that I can finish some of my sewing/quilting deadlines during this busy season.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Pumpkins & the Beanstalk -- A Friday Finish

I love how cute this baby quilt is.  It is for my nephew's wife's baby shower that is TOMORROW!  Finished just in time.

 
This quilt measures 40" x 49".

 
The back is a simple dot fabric.  I quilted it with Circle Lord Swirls giant template board.

 
I signed the label by hand.   Check out the labels on Sarah Craig's blog, Confessions of a Fabric Addict today.  I need to think of ordering some of them from Dutch Label Shop.  They are very neat and professional and on sale this month!

 
I'm excited that this is my seventh finish in SEVEN weeks!  Woohoo!!!
 
I'm linking up with Myra at Busy Hands Quilts for the Finished or Not Friday linky party.
 
Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts
 
I'm linking up at Alycia Quilts for TGIF Friday!!!!
 
 
Linking up with Sarah Craig at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?
 
 
This was also my project for the November OMG (one main goal) finish.  I'll be linking up to that at Elm Street quilts later in the month.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

WIP Wednesday 11.14.18

Making progress on a lot of projects this week! 

Pumpkins & the Beanstalk is a flimsy and in the process of being loaded unto the quilt frame!


I made progress on my EPP hexies:




Hexies everywhere!!!  I love this picture:


I finished this t-shirt quilt for a customer in Indiana.  That's six Friday finishes in a row!


I did not start any new projects this week.  This brings my WIP list down to 68 projects.  I've had list in the upper 90's in the past. 

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 2 more blocks for Julianne swap
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.  Slow Sunday Stitching wool candle mat from Sue project
14.  Bonnie Hunter Garden Party (started 3.18.17.)
15,  Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM (made from shirt scraps)
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.  Split Stars (Block Lotto win)
23.  Spools (Leader & Ender project with Bonnie Hunter)
24.  Scrappy Hourglass Quilt 
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)
31.  Crown of Thorns in blues
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.  Pre-printed cross stitch pillow sham (May, 2018 sew-to-go bag)
36.  Dot Dot Dash bag -- (new to the list April, 2018)
37.  Cross Stitch "A Friend is Someone..." WIP found in April, 2018, from 1980's!
38.  Catchin' Some Rays needle turn applique crib quilt started March, 2018 (adding EPP hexies!)
39.  Secret O - H - I - O quilt.  Shhhh.  Can't show this one--but it's cool!
  
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 (May OMG Goal?)
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

Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Pat Sloan's, I Love to Make Quilts Sampler Solstice Challenge (Red & White finished top 2017)
2. Card Trick (pink and blue) HUGE charity quilt for local quilt guild
3.  Hunter green large (bubbly -- will be a challenge to longarm) charity quilt for the local guild
4. Bubble Gum pink and navy charity quilt for local quilt guild 
Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Royal Blue embroidered customer quilt (SB)
3. Pink floral embroidery quilt (SB) Planned to quilt edge-to-edge Circle Lord Cosmos
4.  Embroidery Bear with balloons and hearts crib quilt.
5.  Customer quilt with special block in the center (CM)
6.  Embroidery Bear crib quilt
7.  Pumpkins and the Bean Stalk (started 10.27.18)
I'm linking up with Lorna for Let's Bee Social.  Check it out today at SewFreshQuilts.
          


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Top is Complete!

I'm thankful this cute little crib quilt is now a flimsy.  Now to get this onto the longarm frame for some quick quilting.  The pattern is called Pumpkins & the Beanstalk by Fig Tree & Co.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Moving it Forward Monday

Today I am moving this quilt forward by making all of the pumpkins.  I made them a little different than the pattern to give them more of a "modern" spin.  These are for the baby quilt I need to gift on Saturday.  The pattern is Pumpkins & the Beanstalk from Fig Tree & Co.

 
I'm linking up with Em's Scrapbag for Moving it Forward Monday.  Come join the fun!
 
 
Also linking up with:
 
 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Scrappy Saturday

I forgot to post about my RSC18 progress on Saturday... well, I worked on it more on Sunday too...

 
Finally, I got all of the green leaves and stems done for this quilt.  After I put it on the floor I decided it was too big for the crib quilt I was making.  I'm going to now make the smaller version of the quilt.  I will use the leaves in my second quilt.  Now that I have this pattern figured out I will make another.  Off to work on the oranges for the pumpkins.  Let me at those scraps!
 
This pattern is called Pumpkins & the Beanstalk by Fig Tree & Co.
 
Lining up with Angela at SoScrappy for the RSC18 here.
 
SoScrappy
 

Slow Sunday Stitching

I'm still making EPP hexagons here and there.  On Saturday I was watching our son play tennis.


 
Yikes... I broke my thumb nail... glad I had my good scissors!

 
There were more EPP hexagons during social studies...  and then some more...

 
On my Work In Progress Wednesday post this week I posted about other EPP hexies:
 
I put two rows of EPP hexies together for my table runner.  It's going to look kinda "modern".
 
 
Then I went to another assignment (band teacher, LOL) and added a few more...

 
 
I think they look pretty cool against the piano keyboard.

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