Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Soul Searching is Complete -- WIP Wednesday 4.14.21

It's been another fantastic week of quilting.  This week I completed my Soul Searching quilt.  Woohoo, the grass is green and starting to grow in this part of the yard.  (We just planted this part of the yard last year after some earth work.)  The sun was shining!!!

The cool thing that makes this quilt special is that this quilt top was made by my quilty friend, Julianne, that used to blog at Quilting With Calicos.  We decided to make quilt tops and swap.  I received this quilt from her on 8/29/19.  It's a fine time for a finish.  The rich colors remind me of Julianne's bright personality.  We secretly made blocks and didn't post about them each month of the RSC in 2018ish.

It measures 72" x 80".  I made this yellow back in February when the color of the month for the RSC21 was yellow.  I made the binding in March when the color of the month for the RSC21 was green.  The RSC has been helping me cross things off my WIP list one at a time.

Here's a close-up photo of the quilting while it was still on the longarm frame.  The pattern is by Urban Elementz.  It is called Ba Da Bing.

Soul Searching was part of a quilt top swap that Julianne of Quilting with Calicos and I decided to do.  We both secretly made Soul Searching blocks starting in 2016.  Life happened and we both got a little behind.  Kevin the Quilter did a gorgeous Soul Searching quilt in purples and blues.  You can see it on his blog here.  "Soul Searching" is a quilt design by Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession.  Luckily my local library has this book when I need it -- FOR FREE USE!!!

I'm happy to announce that my OMG (one main goal) for April is already complete!  Woohoo!  I am crushing my WIP list one item at a time.  I will be linking up at Elm Street Quilts here.

I love how it looks in the sunshine.

Here's the pieced yellow back that I made in Feburary when yellow was the color of the month for the RSC21.  I'm finding that I can move quilt progress forward setting goals with the RSC group.  I also did the binding in green dots because it was the color of the month in March for the RSC21.

Again I tried to get the outside cats to pose on the quilt.  No luck.  This is as close as one got this time.

Yet I did have several onlookers...  They deemed this quilt unsafe to inspect, but seemed to enjoy taking in the sunshine on the old concrete.

I put my owl blocks together from the quilt called Owl's Well That Ends Well.  I altered the size of the blocks of a quilt designed by Judy Gauthier in her book, Quilts for Scrap Lovers.  I will add a light/bright blue border from my stash to move this quilt along.  I think it will be a great quilt for a kid.

I finished assembling all of the main blocks of my Scrap Crystals.  This is a Bonnie Hunter design from her book More Adventures With Leaders & Enders.  I am loving the blue/green combination.  The sashings and cornerstones really adds a lot of interest to this pattern.  It is on the bed on top of my Ohio quilt.  

I still have a table topper on my longarm.  I am playing with some of the quilting on it and it will take some extra time.

I quilted this design on the Mariner's Compass blocks;

The time consuming part is that I quilting a maze micro filler design from Circle Lord on the rest of it.

I now stand at 54 projects on my WIP list.  
Pieces Need to be Cut & Sewn
 1.  Cheddar Jack cat pattern from 
 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.  RSC16 Folk Art Birds
 7.  2016 Plus Blocks (from left over pieces of Soul Searching Blocks
 8.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA
 9.  Jelly Roll Rug
10.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
11.  Veggie Patch from Katie Mae Quilts
12.  Mod Mod QA (from Block Lotto, circles w/lines)
13.  Stay Centered started February, 2021
14.  Rail Fence Blocks 64/900 complete started during the pink month of RSC21, January 2021
15.  Gobble, Gobble, pattern by Lori Holt, started February 2021
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.  Waffle Blocks (August 2019 -- RSC19)
21.  Little Houses (3.5" blocks)
22.  Pumpkins & the Beanstalk (a 2nd quilt)
23.  Dresser Scarf (My Grandma's WIP from the 1970's found 1/1/20
24.  Linen & Threads Mystery SAL, Started 1/1/20 for my sew-to-go-bag
25.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- needs blocks each month)
26.  Bonnie Hunter Box Kite class from March 2017
27.  Unity Quilt Along with Bonnie Hunter (started 4/1/2020)
28.  Full Stop, started RSC21 (January)
29.  Maroon Sampler Quilt--I found this on 2.6.21
30.  Gypsy Wife QA started in August 2017
31.  Kathleen Tracy's 2019 Mystery Quilt Facebook QA started in March, 2019
32.  GO! ABC Quilt started during the pink month of RSC21, January 2021

Blocks Still Need to be Made
 1.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
 2.  Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt 
 3.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
 4.  Drunkard's Path Variation quilt

Blocks Are Made But Need to be Sewn Together (and/or Some Sashing)
 1.  Tula Pink's City Sampler 100 Modern Quilt Blocks 5/17/17 QA
 2.  Cruise blocks won from Libby
 3.  Cathy's CRAZY BY DESIGN Dot Dot Dash Bag, Won April, 2018
 4.  Split Stars (blocks won from the Block Lotto, October, 2012)
 5.  African Violet baby quilt (Block Lotto inspired)
 6.  Tall Fly (blocks won from Block Lotto; October 2012)
 7.  Pre-printed cross stitch pillow sham (May 2018)
 8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt
 9.  Flower Baskets (blue and white with some applique) Block Lotto win 10/1/18
10. Scrap Crystals (RSC15)
11.  Owl's Well That Ends Well (RSC19 project started 1/26/19)

Quilt Back Needs to be Made (Tops are Done)
1.  Card Trick (pink and blue)
2.  Hunter Green Star Quilt
3.  Good Fortune -- A Bonnie Hunter Mystery started Thanksgiving weekend, 2018

Ready to Longarm
1.  Bubble Gum Pink & Navy Quilt
2.  Bricks and Stepping Stones, Bonnie Hunter Free Pattern started 3.2.21
3.  9-Patch Scrap Quilt (CM) received 3/19/21 to quilt for a friend
4.  Mariner's Compass table topper (on the longarm frame now.)

Needs Binding

Can you believe I'm down to 54 projects?  My list used to be up in the 90's!  This is serious progress.

I'm linking up with Midweek Makers.    Check out the pretty blue scrap blocks Susan is making to play along with the RSC21.  Way to use up those blue scraps!


Jayne said...

What a beautiful quilt!! So many little time. The owls are adorable too!

patty a. said...

Good job getting Soul Searching completed so early in April! You are on a roll!

Angela said...

So much eye candy! Gorgeous quilts!

Kathy S. said...

Thanks, Jayne. I'm excited to move on to the owls. I think I have a quilting idea in my head that is not edge-to-edge that is a tad out of my comfort zone. It will be a great place to practice some ruler work for me.

Kathy S. said...

I'm so happy how productive I have been. On to the next quilt. Cross them off the list...

Kathy S. said...

I'm so happy to provide eye candy! Come back next week. I know you are a Bonnie Hunter fan. I'm pushing to get the Scrap Crystals top done.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Oh, I just love your Soul Searching! Super job. So inspiring seeing all your hard work coming to fruition.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Woo Hoo on completing your OMG goal this month. Your quilts are always a treat to see and love the owl quilt. Have a lovely rest of the week and happy quilting.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congratulations on finishing up your fabulous Swap Quilt!!! I love how you are used the Rainbow Scrap Challenge to help you make the various components.

Marly said...

Your soul searching is fabulous! Congratulations on your progress through your WIP list.

Kirsten said...

Beautiful. I really like Soul Searching and have started gathering fabrics to make one, likely next year as my WIP pile is still pretty big.

Patty said...

Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.