Sunday, October 17, 2021

Draperies Quilt

 I took in another quilt to longarm for a friend.  I'll call this one the Draperies Quilt.  She made it out of a pair of old drapes from her daughter's living room.  It is a nice cotton.  I think the quilt top turned out great.  It's awesome to see my friend develop as a quilter.


The back is also the same color as the floral on the front!  I'm definitely quilting this one with swirls when it gets a turn on the longarm.


Saturday, October 16, 2021

RSC21 -- More Green Leaves and Stems & FNSI Update

More leaves have grown on my Pumpkins & the Beanstalk throw.  (This is a design by Fig Tree & Co.). One more row to go!


Although I planned on working on my Cabins by the Lake (Fons & Porter) pattern, I had to clean up my sewing area and desk.  I decided to work on this project instead because I already had the row layout ready.  I didn't want to have to re-do it.  Time slipped away.  The cabin will have to wait another day.

The happy camper went to church camp last night.  Hoping many memories and friends are made.


He's so proud to be a teen.  He insisted upon taking the Mario quilt.  It's only 56 degrees and rainy this morning.  I'm glad I paired it with flannel sheets and warm pj's.


I'm linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for the RSC21 here.

SoScrappy

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Cabins By The Lake -- FNSI

Yesterday I was putting some things away in the longarm room.  I found a plastic project bag.  It's Cabins By The Lake.  I'm trying hard to NOT start a new project.  This one has been on my list for a few years.  I'm going to try to sew ONE cabin a week by scheduling it on my calendar.


This could get interesting.  There is one page of notes that I wrote around 2015.  I know I won the flannel layer cake that I am using for the main parts of the house.  Some of the pieces are already cut.  Weird that I already cut the cornerstones...  Hopefully it will all come to me what goes where.

I'm happy to work on this project since it has already on my list.  No new projects were started.  LOL.

I'm excited that our son is going on a church camp outing this weekend.  He hasn't got to do anything like this for quite some time.  I'm excited for what the Lord is doing in his life.

I'm linking up at Sugarlane Designs for the October FNSI here.

Handmade by Heidi

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

WIP Wednesday 10.13.21

 I'm still working on getting my sewing groove back.  It's all coming together!  I finished the longarm quilting on my friend's patchwork quilt.  


I used my Circle Lord giant board called Stars and Swirls.  I omitted the stars and only used the swirls.  I then re-rolled the quilt and filled it in with an allover stipple.  I had to re-roll it because one of the guides would have hit on the finished quilt roll and not allow me to go to where I needed to quilt.  I didn't want a little null spot at each point on the quilt.  I really like how the texture turned out.


Here's the look of the back.  It was a gently used sheet.


I made progress on my Pumpkins & the Beanstalk quilt this week.  Pattern is by Fig Tree & Co.  This is the center three rows.  I don't know why I started in the center, but here I am.

I got my dashes caught up for the Full Stop QA with Anglea at SoScrappy and the RSC21.  I also pulled out some of the purple scraps that I didn't put away yet.  I'll have to see what needs done for purple before I get to the green.


I now stand at 49 projects on my WIP list.  
This is a BIG improvement for me!

Pieces Need to be Cut & Sewn
 1.  Cheddar Jack cat pattern
 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.   GO! ABC Quilt started during the pink month of RSC21, January 2021
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

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

Ready to Longarm
1.  Bubble Gum Pink & Navy Quilt
2.  Veggie Patch from Katie Mae Quilts

Monday, October 11, 2021

Monday Making -- Orange Dash

 I got caught up on the easy orange blocks for the Full Stop QA which is part of the RSC (Rainbow Scrap Challenge) at Angela's blog,  here.  Easy, peasy, lemon squeeze...


I'm still happy with the grey print background that I chose.

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

Saturday, October 9, 2021

RSC21 -- Light Green

 I pulled out a WIP from 2018 that worked nicely with the colors of September AND October.  The pattern is called Pumpkins & the Beanstalk by Fig Tree & Co.


I finished putting the pumpkins together and made those tedious stems and leaves.  (The pattern is written okay, I'm just spoiled that most of my scrappy quilts are cut with my Accuquilt dies.  These pieces were all cut with a rotary cutter.). Lots of scrappy greens got to come out to play.

Next the leaves started to fall.


I really like the effect of this quilt.  I made a smaller quilt for my nephew and his wife when she was pregnant with their first child.


I'm linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for the RSC21 here..

SoScrappy


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

WIP Wednesday 10.6.21

 I made a lot quilty progress this week.  I didn't realize it until I started writing this post.  I have been setting a little bit of time each morning for sewing.

Here's my completed Bricks & Stepping Stones quilt.  This pattern is designed by Bonnie Hunter.  It is available as a free pattern on her blog here.  Make sure to check out her free patterns tab!  Thank you, Bonnie, for all of the quilty goodness you share with us!

I finished putting together the blocks for my Veggie Patch quilt.  This is a Katie Mae Quilts design.  It was also one of my RSC (Rainbow Scrap Challenge) projects.  I made it my OMG (one main goal) for October to finish this quilt.  The back is already made.  Woot woot!

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I again got out one of my existing projects (Pumpkins & the Beanstalk by Fig Tree & Co.).  Playing with this quilt felt like a fun thing to do for fall.  I had some orange scraps left over from the RSC for September.  This will nicely lead in to using lime green scraps for the RSC for October.  BONUS!

I made the pumpkin centers.


Here's a smaller version I completed of this quilt for a baby shower back in November of 2018.  The current quilt in progress with the blocks above will have one more row.


I loaded my friend's quilt onto the longarm for some quilting.  I am quilting it using the Circle Lord giant template board called Stars & Swirls.  I am not using the stars.  I am just using the swirls.  Then I am going to attempt to re-roll it back and quilt free-hand loops like I did on my Bricks & Stepping Stones quilt that I finished last week.  (Tooting my own horn that another quilt is off the list.)


I now stand at 50 projects on my WIP list.  
This is a BIG improvement for me!

Pieces Need to be Cut & Sewn
 1.  Cheddar Jack cat pattern
 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.   GO! ABC Quilt started during the pink month of RSC21, January 2021
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

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

Ready to Longarm
1.  Bubble Gum Pink & Navy Quilt
2.  Veggie Patch from Katie Mae Quilts
3.  Friend's patchwork quilt -- currently on the frame being quilted with Swirls and free-hand loops