Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Scrap Crystals Is Complete! OMG!

 I'm excited to share that my Scraps Crystals quilt is complete today.  Scrap Crystals is a pattern designed by Bonnie Hunter.

I used a light green print for the binding.  I think it's okay.  I had trouble deciding on the binding.  I doubt if the recipient will even notice.  It finishes at 74" x 90".  I longarm quilted it using my Circle Lord giant template board called Clamshells.

I used this chevron fabric that I purchased a couple of years ago.  I had plenty for the back to be all one fabric.  I think I did okay at matching up the chevrons when I pieced it together.  Woohoo.

It was my goal for August to finish this quilt.  Here we are, August 31 and I have successfully met my goal just in the nick of time.  I am linking up at Elm Street Quilts for the One Monthly Goal August Finish Link-Up Party.    Check out all the OMG August finishes!

Monday, August 23, 2021

2021 Summer Camping Trip Pics -- NY & PA

 I am finally taking the time to compile pics from our 2021 summer camping vacation.  We went to  Presque Isle, PA (again because we love it) Lockport, NY, and Niagra Falls, NY.

This is the first time we were able to take out our Country Coach.  It's a diesel pusher.  My husband LOVES it.  It is his new "baby".  We purchased it before all the Covid stuff hit.  It sat all last summer.  Everything was packed.  The house was locked.  Instead of using a tripod, I am using the timer on my camera on top of a box of pretzels.  Ha ha.  Worked!

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Summer Days Winding Down

 I haven't been quilting much this summer.  He's still willing to hang out with me for now... the teen thing has begun.  But we have been having a lot of fun.

He willingly had photos taken at the sunflower/corn field.  We got there the day after the storms.

He went "water skiing" for the first time on a special sled/ski with outriggers.  This was awesome. He LOVED it!

Our days visiting Cedar Point (Shores--the waterpark) are winding down as well.  We LOVE it when it's overcast and a light rain.  There aren't any crowds!

Our pool at home has served us well for about 7 or 8 years!  (My husband takes it down at the end of each season and PUTS IT BACK IN THE ORIGINAL BOX.). Yes, he is way more organized than me.  LOL.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

WIP Wednesday 8.18.21

I finished the clamshell quilting on my Scrap Crystals quilt (a Bonnie Hunter design.)  Binding is cut and ready.  Let's get this quilt finished.  It's my OMG for August. 

School officially started today.  The road trips and adventures are done for another summer for the most part.  We WILL have field-trip Fridays because our son is a remote learner for another year.  Woot woot!  Let the sewing and quilting begin.

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

I now stand at 53 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 82/900 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,2021)
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

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.  Red, White, & Blue Brick Quilt (CM), longarm for a friend

Ready for Binding
1. Scrap Crystals (RSC15)

Friday, August 6, 2021

One Monthly Goal -- August

 This month I have decided to set a goal to finish my Scrap Crystals quilt.  Scrap Crystals is a Bonnie Hunter design.  It was last seen on my longarm quilting frame.  I am quilting it with the clam shells design.

It's been sitting here on the frame because we just got back from our 2-week vacation to PA and NY.  Hopefully I'll be able to get the quilting completed this week and get back to a regular schedule.  School starts around here on 8/18.  Let the games begin...

I am linking up at Elm Street Quilts here.