Wednesday, June 3, 2020

WIP Wednesday 6.3.20

It's Wednesday already.  It's time for a weekly update.  I didn't start anything new this week.  YEAH!

I had a BIG finish this week.  The Ohio quilt comes off of my WIP list!  Man I love this quilt!

I decided to continue to work on my SSSSQ (Kevin the Quilter mystery quilt) to play with green scraps for the RSC20.  Oh to my delight to find out the color for June is PINK!!!  I'll just keep working on this quilt until it is complete.

I finished all of the quilting on the SSSSQ!  Now that I have this nice, repurposed table in my quilting room I decided to move my cutting mat and rotoary cutter to this area as well.  Now when I pull one of my quilts off of the longarm, I can trim it right away instead of taking it down to the other house and letting it sit on a pile.   I was also able to go to the scrap bins and pick a binding.  I may have to move my Accuquilt cutting dies here eventually.

Since I have been sorting and organizing I have this 30 gallon tote of Warm and Natural batting trimmings.  I try to keep similar batting scraps together.  SSSSQ has a pieced batting in it.  My plan is to cut strips of batting from what is left (they are very long and narrow).  I have had the Jelly Roll Rug on my list of things to do for quite a long time.  I plan to cut strips of the color of the month for the RSC and batting to add to the rug until it is the right size.  "It will be fun" -- I'm saying now...

I added the sides to the Unity QA (design by Bonnie Hunter.)  Now that it's warm enough to quilt on my longarm I have a few other priorities right now.  I'll save Unity blocks for when I am in the house in the early mornings or evenings.  I am still seriously loving all these soft neutrals.

Owen has a fun hobby.  He learned how to use one of Dad's sandblasting tools.  This is a great activity for him!  There's really nothing to lose (unless he sandblasts something he shouldn't like my phone...).  Everything is contained.  The sandblasting sand can be reused.  It's pretty safe because everything is contained.  He likes to sandblast "treasures" he finds while digging in the yard.  It uses electricity--bit deal...  Why didn't I think of this?  It's great for using fine motor skills as he puts his hands into the big rubber gloves and has to handle the object being blasted and the trigger on the sand blasting gun.  It requires eye/hand coordination and WAY better than just video games.

And yes, we are still riding our go kart.  He is getting much better at using the brake as a brake and not holding it on all of the time.  He can make it around the gravel track faster than I can on the four-wheeler now.  

Yesterday we picked up the last of his things from 6th grade.  This is our curbside pick-up with his teacher.

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.  Unity Quilt Along with Bonnie Hunter,  (started 4/1/2020.)
36.  Gingerbread Men pattern by Edyta Sitar started November, 2019
37.  Linen & Threads Mystery SAL, Started 1/1/20 for my sew-to-go bag.
38.  Dresser Scarf (my grandma's printed WIP from the 70's) 1/1/20 for my sew-to-go bag.
39.  Veggie Patch (from Katie Mae Quilts)

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.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
5.  Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt (my seams don't match Julianne's seams...)

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.  Soul Searching -- Julianne sent it to me 8/29/19!!!

Ready to longarm
1.  Farm Panel Quilt -- CM
2.  Wings of Spring -- Block Lotto win 3.31.19

Binding Time
1.  Kevin the Quilter 2019 Mystery Quilt -- SSSSQ, 2.5 " squares

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



  1. I bet your wondering how you ever got anything done without that new table! Who knew sandblasting could be so fun! I wouldn't mind seeing some of Owen's before and after pieces. The Ohio quilt is fabulous and congrats for getting it done. Looks like the pink and green quilt will also be done soon.

  2. I love how your Ohio quilt finished up. I had been watching the progression. What a great way for Owen to get encouragement and enjoyment all at the same time.

  3. Great looking Ohio quilt - my birth state!