Wednesday, September 4, 2019

WIP Wednesday 9.4.19

I put together a simple background on the Mario quilt this week in hopes to have it finished so that our son can take it to camp on 9/9.  Stay tuned on this one...  I need to trim the green and the yellow...

Here's the pieced back for the Mario quilt.  I think it turned out great.  He loves purple.  It was a great place to use the big hunk of purple hounds tooth fabric.

I got a couple things done on the #SSSSQ (mystery QA @ Kevin the Quilter's blog!

I put a few stitches on my Patriotic Folk Animal quilt.  My sew-to-go bag is ready for action.

I received my gorgeous Soul Searching swap quilt top from Julianne.  She received her quilt top.  Hopefully the blogging bug will come back to her like the quilting bug did.  I LOVE THIS TOP!  I have a special border planned in my head.  This quilt has been on my list for a couple of years.  We worked on blocks of the color of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

Speaking of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  I hope Angela and her family and all those other bloggy families are still safe from the hurricane.

I finished my Christmas Improv quilt.

My clear quarter inch foot broke.  I'm in the process of testing out others that I purchased on eBay.

I've also been busy canning tomatoes.  We LOVE canned tomatoes!  They are great for chili, Spanish rice, and my newest endeavor... keto recipes.  I'm trying to have a sugar-free September (but a small amount of natural sugar from tomatoes is allowed as long as I keep it to a small amount.)  Let me know if you have ever tried a ketogenic lifestyle.  I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.

I canned whole tomatoes on Labor Day.  The jars aren't wiped down yet in this photo.  They still need the dates on them.  I know I could put a half a cup of white vinegar in the water to cut on the deposits on the lids and glass, but my family isn't that happy with the boiling vinegar smell.  It will wipe off.

I currently have 66 on-going projects.  

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-- found the book 8/8/19!
8.  Parallelogram Strings -- 2019 String Along at Humble Quilts, started 1.31.19
9.   Leah Day Building Blocks QA
10.  Jelly Roll Rug
11.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
12.  Mod Mod QA (turning this one into a baby quilt) (from block Lotto, mostly circles w/lines)
13.  Owl's Well That Ends Well (RSC19 project started 1.26.19)
14.  Kevin the Quilter's Sapphire Stars Mystery (started Summer 2017) 
15.  Temperature QA (2019 block-a-day according to high and low temps--changed to table topper.)
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.  Sand Castles -- Bonnie Hunter string quilt started January, 2019 -- an RSC project
21.  Little Houses (3.5" blocks)
22.  Pumpkins & the Beanstalk (a second quilt.)
23.  Set of note cards and envelopes
24.  Simply Summer Sensational QA with Kevin the Quilter 2.5" blocks (started 6.27.19)
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.  Kevin the Quilter 2019 Mystery Quilt -- SSSSQ, 1.5" squares
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) (2019 QA)
31.  Kathleen Tracy’s 2019 Mystery Quilt -- Facebook QA started in March, 2019. 
32.  2016 Plus Blocks (from left over pieces of Soul Searching blocks)
33.  RSC16 Folk Art Birds
34.  Waffle Blocks (August 2019) RSC19
35.  Kevin the Quilter 2019 Mystery Quilt -- SSSSQ, 2.5 " squares

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.  Kim Diehl's Table Topper from her book Simple Charm (Started August, 2017 for to-go bag.)
5.  Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt (my seams don't match Julianne's seams...)
6.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt

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 (blocks won from Block Lotto, February, 2013)
7.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started)--It's not long enough...needs 4 more blocks
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)
13.  Bonnie Hunter Garden Party (started 3.18.17.)
14.   Cathy's CRAZY BY DESIGN.  It's the Dot Dot Dash Bag. (new to the list April, 2018)

Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done) 
1. Card Trick (pink and blue) HUGE charity quilt for local quilt guild
2. Hunter green large (bubbly -- will be a challenge to longarm) charity quilt for the local guild
3. Bubble Gum pink and navy charity quilt for local quilt guild
4. Good Fortune -- A Bonnie Hunter Quiltville Mystery started Thanksgiving weekend, 2018
5.  O - H - I - O quilt 2.5" blocks

6.  Wings of Spring -- Block Lotto win 3.31.19
7.   Soul Searching -- Julianne sent it to me 8/29/19!!!

Ready to longarm
1.  Super Mario QA

Ready for Binding
1.  Block Lotto December Scrappy Stars (blue/purple) -- I won the star blocks December, 2018.
2.  Catchin' Some Rays needle turn applique crib quilt started March, 2018 (adding EPP hexies!)
3.  Scrappy December Stars (Block Lotto win, December 2018.)

I'm linking up with Susan at Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers.


I'm also linking up at Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  1. The Mario quilt is so cute! Good job on getting the Christmas improv quilt done. Those tomatoes look wonderful! I have never canned, but I remember my mom canning to help stretch the food budget with 8 kids. We did live at this one house that had a grape arbor. Mom canned made canned grape juice and it was fantastic. It was a treat for us at dinner once a week. She would only open two quarts and everyone got a little glass of juice.

  2. I bet you'll get that Mario quilt done in time. What a cute quilt. He'll love it. So many other projects! Each one is wonderful. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.