Wednesday, October 30, 2019

WIP Wednesday 10.30.19

Wow,  fall is flying by!  Every since the school year has started I have been busy, busy with LIFE.   I haven't posted a WIP Wednesday since 9/11.  Here's where I am right now...

I took in this customer quilt this week.  I hope to have it done by Thanksgiving weekend and back to the customer.  I'll call it the Blue & 4-patch Customer quilt.  It's a little larger than twin size.

I have one of her other quilts on my longarm frame right now.  Hopefully it will be done this week.

I have been working on the applique on this Kim Diehl pattern.  Wouldn't it look great on our table at Thanksgiving?

I finished this Block Lotto crib quilt.  I won these Scrappy Stars in December, 2018.

I finished all the hand work on this cute little crib quilt.  I need to do some patchwork blocks before it becomes a flimsy.

I currently have 65 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.  Customer Red and Blue alternating 4-patch quilt (CM)
2.  Blue & 4-Patch Customer Quilt (CM)

Ready for Binding
1.  Catchin' Some Rays needle turn applique crib quilt started March, 2018 (adding EPP hexies!)

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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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Slow Sunday Stitching

This little quilt is getting exciting to me.  I only have five more petals to add and all of the hand stitching will be complete!  I've been working five days a week as a substitute teacher.  I hope to get them stitched on this week.  That's also the reason why I haven't been posting as much recently.  Busy, busy, busy!  It's all good.

This table topper pattern is by Kim Diehl.  It is called Short & Sweet.  I found it in Kim's book called Simple Charm.  I got the copy from our local library!

I'm linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.

Slow Sunday Stitching

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Slow Sunday Stitching

The slow stitching continues on this Kim Diehl design.  I love this fall colors!  You can also see the table runner that Julianne sent me as a sweet surprise a few years back.  I get it out every year.

If you have any suggestions as to how I should machine quilt this, please let me know!  I need to look at how Kim Diehl quilted hers.  I'll probably throw it on the longarm.  I don't think I'm going to quilt it by hand.

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

Slow Sunday Stitching

Sunday, October 13, 2019

A Few More Petals

I managed to stitch a few more petals down onto my little quilt.  I'm just loving these colors for fall.

I hope to finish these two petals so that I can add the final rows of the quilt next week.

I'm linking up at Kathy's Quilt for Slow Sunday Stitching.

Slow Sunday Stitching

Friday, October 11, 2019

Scrappy December Stars -- Block Lotto Quilt Complete

My December Scrappy Stars quilt is complete.  I won these blocks in the Block Lotto  in December, 2018.  I think they made a super cute crib quilt.  It measures 43" x 49.5".

The back was a piece that someone gave me.  Some of you may remember making some of these stars.  I only had to make one extra block.   I quilted it with a design board from Urban Elementz called Airborne. 

It was my OMG (one main goal) to finish this quilt for October.  It's done.  Woohoo.  Cross another choice winner off of the list.  I'm linking up to the One Monthly Goal - October Finishes @ Elm Street Quilts.

Join me on the Block Lotto Blog

And yes... I did get that little section of my desk cleaned... (for now).

Thursday, October 10, 2019

On The Frame

I finally had time to load this customer quilt onto my Nolting 23XL. 

I am quilting it with my Circle Lord giant board called Jesters.  Sadly, I tried to place an order with Circle Lord earlier this week for a new board.  Michael and Kay have moved to a retirement home and are no longer in business.    Here's what the Jesters pattern looks like on one square.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Slow Sunday Stitching -- Patriotic Folk Animals

I now have all of the legs stitched on the Patriotic Folk Animals.  I think they turned out pretty cute.  All of the embroidery stitches are done for now.  The next step is to put this quilt top together. This pattern can be found in the book, Americana Quilts, by Sandy Bonsib.

I'm linking up at Kathy's Quilt for Slow Sunday Stitching.

Slow Sunday Stitching

Thursday, October 3, 2019

2019 Summer Canning

It looks like my canning for 2019 has come to an end.  I do have a few tomatoes left to pick and eat, but they are falling off the vines and that time of year has come.  I'll be happy I planted so many tomatoes this summer while we enjoy things cooked with canned tomatoes this year.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

October OMG Project

I still didn't get the binding put on the December Scrappy Stars (Block Lotto) crib quilt.  It sat on my desk for a long time.  Here's what it looked like for about a month... sitting on my desk (which I did clean -- woohoo!)  It seems to be my catch all spot .

There was no rush for me to get this project done yet.  I don't have any baby showers that need gifts right now.  Schools need subs all the time now.  I'm working an average of four school days a week.  That definitely keeps me busy.

I have the binding sewn on it.  Only one corner is pinned.  I'm setting it as a goal to finish it this month to get it out of my way.  It should be an easier goal to achieve for me this month.  I'm back to work now that school is in session.  It will be busy busy for me!

I should be embarrassed to post this picture of my mess, but I know many quilters have something like this in their home.  It's reality for me.

Here's a picture of it quilted and trimmed.

I'm linking up at Elm Street Quilts for OMG!