Thursday, September 29, 2022

On the Frame

  My friend's quilt is on the longarm frame.  I am quilting Tumbling Teddies with yellow thread.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

WIP Wednesday 9.28.22

I haven't posted a WIP Wednesday report for a couple of weeks.  Quilting took a backseat to life lately.

I'm happy to say the above Waffle Blocks quilt and the quilt rolled up on the frame with it (Kite Blocks Quilt) have both been finished and have been removed from the frame and trimmed.

I made progress on my stitch along.

I made progress on the Random Ohio Star quilt (free pattern from Bonnie Hunter's blog).

Two quilts came from Indiana to be finished.  I need to quilt and bind both of them.  The first is a vintage Grandma's Flower Garden quilt.

The second is a t-shirt quilt for a student that graduated in 2020.

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

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

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.  Autumn Stamp Collection SAL @ Pinker n Punkin Quilting, started August 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.  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
 9.  Random Ohio Stars -- started January, 2022

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.  7" Patchwork Squares Quilt CM (belongs to a friend)
5.  T-Shirt quilt for 2020 graduate
6.  Vintage Grandma's Flower Garden Quilt

Quilted, Needs Binding
1. Waffle Blocks (August 2019 -- RSC19) -- on the longarm frame
2. Kite blocks in pink/orange/grey -- quilted, but still on the frame attached to the Waffle Blocks (above)

Monday, September 26, 2022

Scrap Pile Maintenance

When I have small scraps cut from making binding (the little triangle pieces) or other little scraps I throw them on a pile by my desk.  These scraps are usually on their last chance to be made into a project.   Scraps larger than these go into the scrap bin.  It makes a mess for a month or two until I'm in the mood to process them through my Accuquilt dies.  The little red triangles are from making binding.

I needed to add to my. 1.5" HST (1" finished block) stash.  If a scrap can make 2.5" squares, I am a big fan of stocking up on those as well.  Here they are all in their little piles ready to go to their storage bins.

Each shape is sorted by size.  There is a bin for prints and a bin for neutrals.  I made a lot of 1.5" HST this time.  I don't have a project in mind.  It will be fun when one appears.  It's also easy to grab pieces for a leader/ender project when the time comes.

I'm linking up at Love, Laugh, Quilt for Monday Making.

I'm also linking up at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework for Oh Scrap!

Quilting is more fun than Housework

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Pink Waffle Block Crib Quilt Is Complete

The pink waffle block crib quilt is complete.  It will go into the baby girl bin.  

It measures 39.5" by 51".  It was made from 2.5" scrap squares and 8.5" x 2.5" strips of the color of the month during the RSC.  I quilted it using a design board by Urban Elements called Dew in the Garden.  It is backed by a piece of flannel that I had in my stash.  The binding was a piece left over from another project.  When I was finished putting the binding on the quilt I had less than 3" of it left.  That means it was just perfect for it.

Slow Sunday Stitching Progress

A little more was completed on my Mystery Autumn Stamp SAL.


The word "Autumn" is finally complete.  I made a little more progress on the stamp borders too.

I been stitching along with Melissa at Pinker n Punkin Quilting & Stitching.  This is her Mystery Autumn Stamp SAL.  

But wait, there's more.  Friday after school brought beautiful weather for some magnet fishing.  I finally got the kid outside to magnet fish using his temporary wheel chair.  I wrapped his cast in a garbage bag so that he didn't get lake water in it.  He was frustrated at first while trying to magnet fish.  But he has become so patient as he matures into an awesome teenager.  (For those of you that don't know, magnet fishing is when you throw a magnet on a rope into the water hoping to find something metal like fishing lures and such.  He finds some interresting things.  You can check out his YouTube channel.  Here's a link to a video of how magnet fishing helps him learn a lesson in patience:  

...and yes, I know the rake is messed up in my stitching.  I'm going to take the opportunity to do a "design change" and make that a place for a little crow to sit vs. tearing out the rest of the handle.  LOL.  Remember, I'm still a rookie at cross stitch.  But I enjoy it during "wait" times.

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

Slow Sunday Stitching

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Blue School Houses

 I finally put my light blue school house blocks together.  The Accuquilt 8.5" (8" finished) blocks went together quickly.  I just needed to find the time to do it.

Next I will decide on cornerstone color and sashing in the background fabric.  I will also decide on borders.

I'm linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for the RSC22 here.

In other RSC news, I have finally finished the longarm quilting of two different RSC projects.  I'm happy to be headed towards a couple of finishes.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Pink Waffle Quilt on the Frame

 This little pink waffle quilt is STILL on the longarm frame.  It's time to get it quilted. 

Oh these bright colors just make me happy.  This quilt does not have a designated home as of right now.  I'll just add it to my baby girl pile.