Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Play With Me 2016 QA

Snow Day!!!  I caught up a little with February's block is Nine Men's Morris game board.  This is the second block for this QA.  Nine Men's Morris...I'll have to Google this one.  I've never played it.

I'm linking back to Alida's blog, alidatweloqdesigns.   The linky party is here. 

Alida (TweLoQ) Designs

Last month I won a $25 gift card from the Fat Quarter Shop for linking up!  Thank you, Fat Quarter Shop!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Walking the Appalachian Trail (Virtually)

I need a little motivation to get walking again.  I found this cool site called Walking 4 Fun.  I have linked it to my Fitbit.  I have decided to walk the Appalachian Trail.  Each day I walk a little more I get to see pictures of where I would have walked on the trail (taken by somebody else, of course.)  I can't wait to see where this takes me.

Today I can see myself waiting behind this guy to take my picture to measure my backpack (I have "saddle bags" on my thighs instead).

Walking4Fun Trail Location

Here's my map.  I'm starting in Maine!  Can't wait to see what happens!!!

Appalachian Trail

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Scrap Saturday -- Brown!

Happy Scrap Saturday.

This week I played with scraps and planned to make nine snail trail blocks for the Block Lotto.  Well, there was this little incident where I was not able to sleep combined with some sewing, and a good movie (Jurassic World) and I managed to make four qualifying blocks and four CRAFT FAIL blocks.


Linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for the RSC16.  Check out all the scrappy deliciousness!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

OMG Time!

I'm linking up with  Red Letter Quilts with a project that I plan to finish this month... or so I hope.

This little quilt has been on my longarm for too long.  It's a winter scene.  It has been too cold to work on my longarm because it is in a building that we do not heat 100% of the time.  Today it's 50+ degrees -- for February!!!  I'm hoping to have my first finish of the year this month.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

WIP Wednesday -- Not much happening...

Happy February!  The groundhog saw its shadow, so that means six more weeks of winter here in Ohio.  Really?  It hasn't been that bad.  I'll take it!  So far it's been a mild winter for us.  Last year we were covered in ice.  Like I said, I'll take it.

Well, my part-time job has turned in to 32 hours or so a week.  But that's a good thing.  I don't have to sign up for that many days.  But I really LIKE it!  So I'll keep signing up as long as the schedule matches my son's school schedule.  Whohoo! 

Little has happened in the quilting world.  Check back later this week for hopefully more updates.  I plan on sewing this rainy, February 3rd, ALL DAY except for a brief run of errands.  YEAH for me!

But here's what happened this past week:

I made a Sister Sampler Block.  Most likely this block will end up on the back of my Celtic Solstice.  I'm getting to the point where I should be having plenty of orphan blocks in pink/brown/grey/ cream/ maroon to having the back complete.  This is a fun BOM going on at Gen X Quilters -- Quilt Inspiration with AnneMarie.  I'm linking up to her linky party for the January block here.

I managed to finish the blue blocks needed for the borders for Folk Art Birds from Kathy Doughty's book, Making Quilts.

Here's some of the blue plus blocks I made with misc. neutrals for the backgrounds.  It will be my 2016 scrap project for It All ADDS UP! #APQQuiltalong.


I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced today at http://www.freshlypieced.com/
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
New Projects This Week
1.  Aurifil Designer BOM with
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.  RSC16 Challenge (swap top) with Julianne
24.  Starry Night (Customer BOM project)
25.  Play with Me 2016 BOM of game board pieces
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)
10.  Aurifil 2016 Designer BOM
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. 
11.  ALLIETARE  Bonnie Hunter 2015 Mystery
 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!
5.  16-Patch baby quilt
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)
Due to the cold, Ohio temperatures, longarm quilting will most likely not be happening much right now.  (My longarm is in our house that is "in progress" and is only partially heated.  It skips stitches when it is not properly warmed.)
 Quilted, needs binding
Completed this week: