Friday, August 31, 2018

A Customer Quilt -- A Friday Finish

I finished a customer quilt this week.

Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

Here's how the top started.
No clothesline shot for this big quilt.  It's a quilt for a wedding.  I didn't want to chance anything happening to it.  I did have a happy customer.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

August Block Lotto

Just under the wire I'm getting my August blocks done for the Block Lotto.  This block is called a California Poppy block.  It is made of 2.5" squares for an 8" finished block.  Here's my nine:

Join me on the Block Lotto Blog
I also got to play with more orange scraps for the RSC18.

Monday, August 27, 2018

On the Frame

Here's a scrappy  4-patch customer quilt on the frame.  It's a big one (110" x 118" or so).  She wanted me to quilt it with purple in swirls over the white background blocks.  There's some extra fullness to work in.  Fingers crossed... this is a wedding quilt for her daughter.  Wish me luck.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching -- Back to School Edition!

School is back in session.  I get my stitching time a little more often.  I finished a lot of the center rose of my pre-printed cross stitch pillow sham project.  Here it is on my steering wheel again:

It's really starting to come to life.  I got a lot of the dark green done as well.  Whoop, whoop.

Some of the EPP hexagons made it into a little row and more were basted.

I also posted earlier this week the progress on this star that I did for my Ohio quilt.  (I haven't shared much about the quilt yet...)  It's a surprise.

Linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.
Slow Sunday Stitching

Saturday, August 25, 2018

RSC18 -- Just a Little Orange

School was hectic this week.  I was just so excited to see all the students that I didn't get a lot of things done from my sew-to-go bag.  Here's some orange that I used (basted hexagons EPP).  This will be a little flower for one of my applique projects.  You can at least see where I'm going with it.  Four is more than zero!

Linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for RSC 18.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

"Ohio" Star

Yes, I know it's not a REAL Ohio Star block, but it's a scrappy star block for my Ohio quilt. 

I'll be making these blocks now and then.  They keep me busy between big projects in my sew-to-go bag.  It's almost bowling season (September to May).  I'll have about 75 minutes each Saturday.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching -- EPP is Addictive!

I'm still working on my pre-printed cross stitch pillow case.  I finished all of the bow on a little road trip in the motorhome.  We love our family time and cherish it.

Yesterday I started something small to take in my sew-to-go bag just in case I get bored with my cross stitch pillow case.  I've never tried English paper piecing and thought I would give it a GO!  (with the help of my new EPP Accuquilt GO! die that I got for an early birthday present).  I LOVE IT!  I thought it would be hard and tedious.  It's fun and relaxing!  So far so good.

Since this is my first EPP project, I am making a little table mat for our kitchen table.  It will have a pattern something like this:
Linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.
Slow Sunday Stitching

Saturday, August 18, 2018

RSC18 -- Orange -- EPP

School will be starting on Wednesday, 8/22.  I have decided to start a little project for my sew-to-go bag.  English paper piecing is my newest endeavor.  Today I attempted a few hexagons before cutting a bunch of them out and not liking it.  So far, so good.

I got this Quilting On The Go book by Jessica Alexandrakis at the local library.  It has great pictures on the basics of EPP for me.  There's a little pattern in the book that I like that seems for beginners.  I'm going to make a little table topper for out kitchen table first.  It looks like this:
Linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for RSC 18.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Orphan Block Baby Quilt -- A Friday Finish

I'm happy to have a Friday finish this week!  It's been a busy summer packed with water parks, camping, bowling, tennis, and exploring.  Our 11-year old had a blast.

Here's a little quilt I made from orphan blocks that I won at our local quilt guild's 2018 spring tea.  I won one of the raffle baskets.  In it were a bunch of orphan blocks.  These blocks were from one of the sets.  I resized the slightly crooked 12.5" blocks to 11.5".  It turned out really cute.

The quilt is a gift for our speech therapist.  Here's my quilt holder proudly displaying it:

I experimented with my little block template boards from R & S Design.  The set I am usws is called the Mola Set.  The set is five different pattern block boards put together.  There's a gecko, fish, flowers, leaves, bird...  I got the regular set.  You can also buy block boards individually or the opposite view (Mola Set R).  Here is the pic from their site.   Blocks can be rearranged in any order as long as the top is all the same way for a continuous line of quilting.   

I backed the quilt with a piece of fleece that I had in my stash.  It makes for a really soft back.  It's a little stretchy, but after a wash or two it flattens out somehow.

Below you can see the quilting of a gecko.

See the butterfly and flowers?

Next is a fish.

School is back in session next week.  Hopefully I'll have some new  (and old) quilting projects to show and finish.  Praying for a fabulous 2018-2019 school year!
Linking up with Myra at Busy Hands Quilts for Finished or Not Friday.
Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts 
Linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Zoe on Quilt

It's time for the Pets on Quilts show! 

Here's Zoe on the String of Pearls quilt that I made.