Saturday, May 15, 2021

RSC21 -- Red Veggies

 All of the red veggies are now complete for the Veggie Patch quilt.  This is a Katie Mae design.

After I took this photo I realized that I still have a little sashing to correct.  The right two rows of veggies are two blocks shorter than the left side.  The two carrots are one row short (each)  Ugh...  Oh well.  I guess it will give me something to do this week.  I'm SEW happy they are at the top and bottom of the rows!  That will be a little less seam ripping.

The two blank spots are reserved for the purple eggplants.  I may wait until the purple month to make these.  I have plenty of ongoing projects to keep me busy.

Yesterday we finally went bike riding again!  It was a short, 4-mile ride.  I am happy to report that I didn't have any breathing problems.  On the way home in the truck I coughed a lot.  Coughing seems to be my biggest issues right now.  Getting better every day!


We found several bobbers, a cool grasshopper lure, and a fishing pole prop!


Of course, we had to take our biking selfie... (we do this to document every trip).



In interesting happy news here in Ohio, our governor is lifting our mask restrictions on June 2.  This should make some people happy.  You may have also seen it in the news that our governor is having a "lottery" to entice residents to get the vaccine.  There will be five weeks of drawings with one winner each week.  If a person gets at least one shot of the vaccine after 5/26 (or something like that) they will be entered into the weekly drawing for $1 million.  If the person is under 18 years of age he/she will win a four year full-ride scholarship to college.  The governor's logic was it would be better to offer $$$ to Ohioans to get the vaccine than to have vaccines go to waste.  I still haven't gotten the vaccine.  Heck, I already had Covid.  That's just my personal opinion.  It's a personal choice.  Good luck, fellow Ohioans.
I'm linking up at Angela's blog, SoScrappy, for the RSC21.  Angela is RED-y for summer.  Only nine more school days for us here.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

WIP Wednesday 5.12.21

This week my sister-in-law sent me a photo of the table topper that I made for the April Table Scraps Challenge at The Joyful Quilter April, 2021, Table Scraps Challenge.  It looks much better on my SIL's table vs. the photo on my old wool carpet by my sewing machine.


I made a cute onion block for my Veggie Patch quilt (designed by Katie Mae Quilts.)


I only have two more blocks to go (the purple eggplant blocks) to have a finished flimsy.  I will probably add a border.  Here are the rest of the assembled blocks/rows that I worked on this week:

I finished my red letters for my ABC GO! quilt.


I finished the red row of my Stay Centered quilt.  I attached it to the other rows.


It's been a busy, productive week!


I now stand at 54 projects on my WIP list.  
Pieces Need to be Cut & Sewn
 1.  Cheddar Jack cat pattern from 
 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.  RSC16 Folk Art Birds
 7.  2016 Plus Blocks (from left over pieces of Soul Searching Blocks
 8.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA
 9.  Jelly Roll Rug
10.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
11.  Veggie Patch from Katie Mae Quilts
12.  Mod Mod QA (from Block Lotto, circles w/lines)
13.  Stay Centered started February, 2021
14.  Rail Fence Blocks 82/900 complete started during the pink month of RSC21, January 2021
15.  Gobble, Gobble, pattern by Lori Holt, started February 2021
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.  Waffle Blocks (August 2019 -- RSC19)
21.  Little Houses (3.5" blocks)
22.  Pumpkins & the Beanstalk (a 2nd quilt)
23.  Dresser Scarf (My Grandma's WIP from the 1970's found 1/1/20
24.  Linen & Threads Mystery SAL, Started 1/1/20 for my sew-to-go-bag
25.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- needs blocks each month)
26.  Bonnie Hunter Box Kite class from March 2017
27.  Unity Quilt Along with Bonnie Hunter (started 4/1/2020)
28.  Full Stop, started RSC21 (January,2021)
29.  Maroon Sampler Quilt--I found this on 2.6.21
30.  Gypsy Wife QA started in August 2017
31.  Kathleen Tracy's 2019 Mystery Quilt Facebook QA started in March, 2019
32.  GO! ABC Quilt started during the pink month of RSC21, January 2021

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; October 2012)
 7.  Pre-printed cross stitch pillow sham (May 2018)
 8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt
 9.  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
3.  Good Fortune -- A Bonnie Hunter Mystery started Thanksgiving weekend, 2018
4. Scrap Crystals (RSC15)

Ready to Longarm
1.  Bubble Gum Pink & Navy Quilt
2.  Bricks and Stepping Stones, Bonnie Hunter Free Pattern started 3.2.21
3.  9-Patch Scrap Quilt (CM) received 3/19/21 to quilt for a friend
4.  Owl's Well That Ends Well (RSC19 project started 1/26/19)

Needs Binding


I'm linking up withMidweek Makers.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

To-Do Tuesday

  I really like making lists.  I like it so much I plan on linking up at ChrisKnits each Tuesday that I can.  The linky party for this week is here.

My Veggie Patch blocks are laying on top of my Ohio quilt.  It's easier to lay it out on the bed right now vs. on the floor.  I need to make all the brown sashing squares and pieces and put them together in rows.  I will probably wait until "purple" month for the RSC21 to make the two eggplant blocks since I have plenty of other projects happening right now.  I really like the bright veggie colors!  If I had to do this quilt again I would have probably picked one brown print vs. scrappy browns for the backgrounds.  BUT I am busting a lot of 2.5" squares this way.  I will probably go with a solid red inner border and then a print brown border.  

I made some progress on the list for last week.  I'm still recovering from Covid pneumonia.   Most of my big symptoms are gone.  I still have an unpleasant cough.  It is lessening though.

Plans for the week of April 27th:

1.  Make a scrappy back for Owl's Well that Ends Well.

2.  Make a back for Scrap Crystals (I found yardage in my stash!) (Bonnie Hunter design.)

3.  Sew together two rows of turkeys for Goggle Gobble that I didn't sew together last week.  (Lori Holt design.)

4.  Load my friend's quilt on the longarm and start quilting it.

Since I only accomplished one thing on my list the past two weeks, it stays the same.  I'm adding:

1.  Make all the sashing for the Veggie Patch quilt (design by Katie Mae).

2.  Sew some rail fence blocks as leader/enders.


Sunday, May 9, 2021

Happy Mother's Day

 Happy Mother's Day to those that are mothers and to those that are not.  Today I sewed an onion for my Veggie Patch quilt (design by Katie Mae quilts.)


I hope to work on cutting and sewing all the sashing for the rest of the quilt.  I only have two more veggies to make -- purple eggplants.  


Saturday, May 8, 2021

RSC21 -- Red

What a difference a week or two makes.  I'm feeling much, much better.  I felt like sewing again this week.  First I cut a bunch of red 2.5" squares and HST pieces with my Accuquilt GO!  I made the letters D and P in red for the GO! ABCs Throw Quilt Pattern.  You can find the free pattern here.  It's fitting that Angela post this week is called RED LETTER DAY.


I finished the red log cabin blocks for the Stay Centered quilt.  Stay Centered is a design by Sheila Van Der Linden.  I found the free pattern on the APQS website here.


Four rows are now finished of the Stay Centered quilt.  There are only orange and purple rows remaining to be made.


I have a few red plans for May:

1.  I need to make a red Stay Centered row (7 red blocks).
2.  I will continue to make rail fence blocks.
3.  Full Stop blocks.
4.  GO! ABC letters.
5.  Veggie Patch blocks:  (2) radishes, (2) chili peppers, (2) bell peppers, (2) tomatoes
6.  Find my red basket blocks made about 10 years ago for my Table Scraps Challenge with Joy.

That should keep me busy in red.

I'm linking up at Angela's blog, SoScrappy, for the RSC21.

Friday, May 7, 2021

More Veggie Patch Blocks

 I finished the red Veggie Patch blocks today.  This is a quilt designed by Katie Mae Quilts.  I present two tomatoes and a red bell pepper:


And more good news...  my oxygen levels continue to improve!  It was 97.5 this morning.  I'm still coughing a lot to get this gunk out of my lungs, but it's getting better!  Praise God!



Thursday, May 6, 2021

Love It!

 I made this baby quilt a while back and gave it to the neighbor's daughter.  I love it when out of the blue someone sends me a photo of the new baby using the quilt!


The blocks for this quilt were won in the Block Lotto.  Oh how I miss the Block Lotto!