Wednesday, January 2, 2019

WIP Wednesday -- Happy New Year

I had some time off work.  I moved some projects along!

I completed more box kite blocks that I had cut but not sewn.  This is a Bonnie Hunter pattern.

I'm all caught up through Clue #6 of Good Fortune (Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt for 2018.)
Just look at some of the fun neutrals in the strings!
I made a post about all of the finishes for 2018 and updated my Finishes tab at the top of the page.  You can read about my 23 finishes for 2018 here. 
Even though my word for 2019 is FINISH, I'm going to allow myself several STARTS for 2019.
One of them will be the Temperature QA.  My goal will be to make one kite block per day.
I loaded and started quilting on this 4" patchwork customer quilt.
This slow stitching project (and gift for my sister-in-law) was my last finish of the year.
My OMG (one main goal) for January (at Elm Street quilts) is this lovely Pat Sloan QA.  It is called Summer Solstice.  RED is the color this month for the RSC19.  Win win!  It's time to make a back.
Since 2019 looks like it may have a string craze happening.  I played with these pink strings that I made back in February of 2014 for the RSC14.  Here's the start of this little quilt:
This customer crib quilt was my last Friday Finish for 2019.  I quilted it with a tumbling teddy template board Urban Elementz.
Here's the tumbling teddy board.  It was one of my Christmas presents.
I linked up for The Best of 2018 linky party hosted at Meadow Mist Designs.  I was somewhat shocked that the blog posts that had the most visits were work-in-progress posts and not finished quilts.  LOVE my followers!!!
Meadow Mist Designs 
Linking up with Susan at Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers 156.

I did not start any new projects this week.   I'm starting 2019 with my WIP list at 63 projects.  I've had list in the upper 90's in the past.  String quilt alongs are calling my name in 2019.  If I finish two projects this week I may join in at least two string projects.  There are already two on my in progress list!
Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn
1.  Cheddar Jack cat pattern from Mama Spark's World 
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.  Go Four It! -- Scrappy 4-patches started as leader/ender June 2017
7.  Patriotic Folk Animals (from Americana Quilts Book) -- hand work for school
8.   Soul Searching -- need 2 more blocks
9.   Leah Day Building Blocks QA

10.  Love Laugh Quilt Christmas Improv QA
11.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
12.  Mod Mod QA (turning this one into a baby quilt) (from block Lotto, mostly circles w/lines)
13.  Pink 2.5" string quilt pieces
14.  Bonnie Hunter Garden Party (started 3.18.17.)
15.  Good Fortune -- A Bonnie Hunter Quiltville Mystery started Thanksgiving weekend, 2018.
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.  EPP mini table topper (grey, maroon, blue, cream...)
21.  Little Houses (3.5" blocks)
22.  Pumpkins & the Beanstalk (a second quilt.)
23.  Dot Dot Dash bag -- (new to the list April, 2018)
24.  Scrappy Hourglass Quilt 
25.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
26.  Bonnie Hunter Box Kite class from March, 2017 (Will make baby quilt.)
27.  Super Mario QA
28.  2015 Orange, pink, grey kite blocks (from Accuquilt die, RSC17)
29.  Maroon Sampler Quilt
30.  Gypsy Wife QA (started again with Angie at Gnome Angel, August 2017)
31.  Crown of Thorns in blues
32.  2016 Plus Blocks (from left over pieces of Soul Searching blocks)
33.  RSC16 Folk Art Birds
34.  Kevin the Quilter's Sapphire Stars Mystery (started Summer 2017) 
35.  Secret O - H - I - O quilt.  Shhhh.  Can't show this one--but it's cool!
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
2.  Scrap Crystals (working on blue pieces for RSC15)
3.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
4.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt (my seams don't match Julianne's seams...)
6.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
7.  Kim Diehl's Table Topper from her book Simple Charm (Started August, 2017 for to-go bag.)
Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Orange/Yellow Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Cruise blocks won from Libby
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.  Tall Fly 
7.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started)
8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt 
9.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks 
10.  Tula Pink's City Sampler 100 Modern Quilt Blocks (New QA starting 5/7/17 Gnome Angel)
11.  Flower Baskets (blue and white with some applique) Block Lotto win 10/1/18
12.  Pre-printed cross stitch pillow sham (May, 2018 sew-to-go bag)
Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Pat Sloan's, I Love to Make Quilts Sampler Solstice Challenge (Red & White finished top 2017)
2. Card Trick (pink and blue) HUGE charity quilt for local quilt guild
3.  Hunter green large (bubbly -- will be a challenge to longarm) charity quilt for the local guild
4. Bubble Gum pink and navy charity quilt for local quilt guild 
Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Customer quilt with special block in the center (CM)
3.  Embroidery Bear with balloons and hearts crib quilt.
4.  Catchin' Some Rays needle turn applique crib quilt started March, 2018 (adding EPP hexies!)
5.  Customer 4" patchwork quilt (CM)
I'm linking up with Lorna for Let's Bee Social.  Check it out today at Sew Fresh Quilts.



Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Looks like you had a busy and fun year Kathy! That teddy bear quilt stencil is the cutest!!

Val's Creative Life said...

Looks like you are prepared for a successful new year of sewing. Enjoy your journey and enjoy that cute new stencil. :)

Podunk Pretties said...

Wow...what a year! Loving your GF quilt colors.

Susan said...

Congrats on a great year - you go girl!