Thursday, December 31, 2015

Decebmer 2016 Block Lotto

I had time today to make four strippy blocks just in the nick of time for the deadline of the drawing.  Here are my four strippy blocks for the Block Lotto:


Monday, December 28, 2015

Allietare, Part 5!

All caught up with this clue!  Yeah!  I'm loving the way Bonnie Hunter is releasing the clues this year.  It doesn't seem as task consuming.  She can make them small like this each year if it were my vote.  Here's my pieces for Allietare, Part 5!

Just a little about myself if you are new to my blog...  I'm a quilter from Ohio.  I love spending time with my family.  My son loves waterparks and amusement parks.  I raise chickens.  My husband is very handy and we spend a lot of time building things in the garage.  We enjoy camping.  I just started a new job of substitute teaching.

I'm linking up to Bonnie Hunter's blog, Quiltville's Snips and Quips for the mystery linky party here.  Check out the progress of TONS of other quilters! 

 Winter Mystery 2015 - Allietare!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Allietare -- Part 4... make that 3...

I'm linking up this week to Bonnie Hunter's blog, Quiltville's Quips & Snips here for the part #4  of the 2015 mystery.  I really like how the clues are going right now.   I'm a little behind because of my new job.  Hopefully I'll have a little time during the holidays to get caught up to Clue 4.

The fun part for me for this clue is that on some of the yellow (gold) fabrics, I only had enough for ONE 2" square!

Winter Mystery 2015 - Allietare!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Allietare! Mystery Monday Link-Up, Part 2!

I'm linking up this week to Bonnie Hunter's blog, Quiltville's Quips & Snips here  for the second clue of the 2015 mystery.  I really like how the clues are going right now.  I only got three of the sets done.  I hope to have everything caught up by Wednesday this week.  That keeps me happy!  Here's my three sets:

I love that I found 20 different "reds" (maroons to me) for this clue!

Winter Mystery 2015 - Allietare!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Elf on the Shelf -- Dancing With the Stars

Chippy scores a perfect 10 on his journey to win the coveted ELF disco ball.

Starry Night, Block 2

I didn't think these would move along so quickly.  I am just playing with these BOM patterns as "fillers" between Bonnie Hunter Mystery clues that come out on Fridays.  I'm already done with two of Block #2!

Here's the original one from the kit.

Here's the one I made from my scraps.

I started a BOM pattern called Starry Night.  My sister-in-law's mom loves to shop.  She went on a shop hop one year and had all the little packets neatly tucked away for quite some time.  I decided that I would do a block for her (with the fabric provided), and then do a block for me from scraps! 
Our Elf, Chippy, got to use one of my slightly used Accuquilt dies today.  I LOVE the snowflake die, but don't use it on many projects.  Here he is with his 100+ snowflakes he hung in the kitchen.


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Fun Border Blocks -- Scrap Saturday

The color for November for the RSC15 (Rainbow Scrap Challenge) is bright green.  Oh how I LOVE bright green!  I started a new project for the RSC15 (and RSC16).  I am making a block each month for a quilt called Folk Art Birds.  

I really liked making these border blocks for the project.  I need three or four of each color each month.  Here's my four bright green for November:

I posted my bird on Saturday.  For extra fun I am string piecing each folk art bird.  This block is a huge 17"!  My plan is to use the RSC color of the month and make one of the 12 bird blocks and three to four of the border blocks each month.  Fun, fun!  The sashings will just be fun scraps string pieced together.  (Bonus scrap buster!)

I also am considering this my Let's Book It Challenge.  With this new project I am also joining in with Sharon at Vroomans Quilts for the Let's Book It Challenge.  You can get inspiration from Sharon's linky party here.
This quilt is in the book Making Quilts w/Kathy Doughty.  You can find in on Amazon here.  I got it at my local library!  Woot woot!  Lately I am finding a LOT of books and patterns I need by using my local library's search engine.  If my local library doesn't have it, I can get it from another library in Ohio.  Cool, huh?

Check out what others are doing with the RSC15 color of the month, bright green on Angela's blog, Soscrappy.
RSC 15

Friday, December 4, 2015

Friday Finish -- Courthouse Steps

This is a customer quilt.  The block is Courthouse Steps.  I LOVE the browns with the pop of red.  She is awesome at putting together her scraps!  But in this one, that red really is a show stopper.

I quilted it with the Circle Lord template, Jesters.  It's one of my go-to patterns.

The pieced back is just FABULOUS!!!

Our Elf, Chippy, was up to no good this morning.  What a mess he made.  Guess he wants to make cookies!

I'm linking up with Richard and Tanya for Link-A-Friday Finish.
Check out all the other fun projects on their blog
 LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Chippy Uses Accuquilt Snowflake Die

The adventures of our Elf on the Shelf, Chippy, continue.  With a little help of our Accuquilt snowflake die he was able to crank out all these snowflakes in minutes to decorate the kitchen while our 8-year old was sleeping.  Owen LOVED the effect of this one!


Chippy Held Hostage by Spiderman and Gang

Poor Chippy the Elf... He is being held hostage by Spiderman and the gang.  Hope he is able to break free.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

WIP Wednesday 12.2.15

I've had several finishes over the past few months.  It's time for a few new starts!

I started a BOM pattern called Starry Night.  My sister-in-law's mom loves to shop.  She went on a shop hop one year and had all the little packets neatly tucked away for quite some time.  I decided that I would do a block for her (with the fabric provided), and then do a block for me from scraps!  Here's the block for her (block 1):
This one is for me!

ALLIETARE! is underway!  Clue 1 is done (with a little help from my helper.)
I made these two XPlus blocks for the November Block Lotto. 
I have a customer's large wall hanging on the frame.  I'm surprising her with a little custom quilting.
I made a green Folk Art Birds block for the RSC15.
I finished a quilt top of Big O blocks that I won in the Block Lotto on 12.31.2014.

Our Elf, Chippy, has been busy every night.  I think he wants me to make cookies today... but I'll wait until the weekend when my little helper can help.

I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced today
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
New Projects This Week
1.  Started clue #1 for Bonnie Hunter 2015 Mystery, ALLIETARE!
Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn
1.  Underpants Project 
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.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
7.  Spring Sampler Series at Cora's Quilts (added to the maroon blocks)
8.  Starry Night (my BOM project)
9.  That Quirky Scrap QA with Leila at Sewn (I finally found those four patches I did!)
10.  Love Laugh Quilt Christmas Improv QA
11.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
12.  Mod Mod QA (turning this one into a baby quilt) 
13.  Super Mario QA
14.  Spools (Leader & Ender project with Bonnie Hunter)
15,  Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM (made from shirt scraps)
16.  Kite Girl (RSC14) Need one more red block and sashing made
17.  Charm Square Sampler QA by Modern Tradition Quilts
18.  Cabins at the Lake (from Fons & Porter Magazine) (only one house block complete.
21.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
22.  Little Houses
23.  ALLIETARE  Bonnie Hunter 2015 Mystery
24.  Starry Night (Customer BOM project)
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  NY Beauty
2.  RSC15 Sawtooth Star Sampler & alternate blocks
3.  Scrap Crystals
4.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt
6. MSBHQAL (Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone Quilt Along) (making into a table topper)
7.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
8.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
9.  Folk Art Birds (RSC16 project)

Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Orange/Yellow Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA -- making into a baby quilt
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.  Orca Bay
7.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt
9.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks 
10.  The School Bell Has Rung sampler at laugh yourself into Stitches. 
 Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Celtic Solstice (Bonnie Hunter Mystery 2013)
2.  Surround Stars Pillow (one big block is here somewhere.  It will be a pillow when I find it.)
3.  Spangled Stars QA
4. December 2014 Block Lotto Big O blocks that I won 12.31.14!
Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Customer's Flower Sampler quilt (Lisa)
3.  Customer's wall hanging quilt (Lisa) ON THE FRAME for some CUSTOM work!
4.  Customer's Christmas quilt (Lisa)
5.  Humble Quilts Mystery Mini (can't decide how to quilt this)
 Quilted, needs binding
1.  Customer's Log Cabin Quilt (brown and red) Needs returned to her
Completed this week:
53-- Current WIPS