I'm happy that I kept up with my goal to make one house per week for my Cabins by the Lake quilt. Here is house #3. This is a pattern from Fons & Porter. I still need to go to the scrap bins in the other house and grab some greens/tans/browns for the "grass" of this block.
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Saturday, October 30, 2021
I'm happy to show that my Pumpkins & the Beanstalk flimsy is now complete. It was a very productive week where the RSC projects are concerned.
Friday, October 29, 2021
This week while sorting fabric and cleaning up my work area, a fun spider/web fabric fell to the floor. I thought it was about the perfect size scrap for a new holiday bowl cozy for my son. I'm linking up at Joy's blog, The Joyful Quilter, for the October Table Scraps Challenge
If you're not into YouTube, I found this free pattern. Both are similar, but the one in the YouTube video is the one I made and fits all my bowls, starting with a 15" square. The one in the free pattern would just fit my soup bowls because it starts with a 10" square. This could be a fun project to use orphan blocks!
I'm linking up at Joy's blog for the Table Scraps Challenge.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
I am so excited that I finished the Veggie Patch Quilt today. It was my one main goal (OMG) to finish this quilt in October.
I'm linking up at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop here.
I'm linking up at Finished --or not -- Friday at Alycia Quilts here.
I'm linking up at Meadow Mist Designs for Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup here.
Today I loaded my happy little accident quilt onto the frame. I guess that's what I'll call it... Happy Little Accident. It's a small crib quilt that started out as a Table Scraps Challenge quilt. It got too big and the colors just weren't right for a table... It's perfect for a crib quilt.
I had the Circle Lord Giant Swirls template board already set up on the frame. The quilting design is very versatile. It will be fine (and fast) on this quilt.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
I'm excited of what was sewn this week. I'm excited that I added borders to my Pumpkins & The Beanstalk quilt (pattern by Fig Tree & Co.). The paisley with striped border is out of my comfort zone, but I think it worked great for this project. This now makes this quilt a more useable size for our family.
I met my goal of one Cabins by the Lake (Fons & Porter pattern) block.
I'm linking up at Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers.
I now stand at 49 projects on my WIP list.
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Today I kept up with a new goal to make one Cabins by the Lake block per week.
The Cabins by the Lake pattern can be found in Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting Magazine, November/December 2014. I started this project in 2015. I am using a flannel layer cake that I won around prior to that.
Saturday, October 23, 2021
I completed the Pumpkins & the Beanstalk quilt top thus far. I'm probably going to add a couple of borders.
Thursday, October 21, 2021
I worked for another hour on the Veggie Patch quilt (design by Katie Mae Quilts.)
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
I'm still happily quilting along. Our son had an amazing time at church camp. We are super proud of him and how he has developed and matured as a teen to be able to participate in events like this. I got a little sewing done while he was gone.
I loaded my Veggie Patch quilt (by Katie Mae Quilts) onto the longarm. This is my OMG (one main goal) to finish be the end of the month. Usually I procrastinate until the end of the month, but I'm on it with this one! I am quilting it with Swirls by Circle Lord.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Last weekend I was seriously searching for my Dogs in Sweaters pattern by Elizabeth Hartman. No luck... But I did find some light green star blocks that didn't meet my quality standards size wise for the Block Lotto. These were left over from the Block Lotto block pattern back in April of 2015.
I love to try to link up to Joy's blog, The Joyful Quilter, for the Table Scraps Challenge.
I thought that they would make a cute and quick table runner. Well, one thing led to another. I had three green and three blue star blocks. I just couldn't let the blue blocks stay in the box. I didn't really want to make two similar table runners. I sewed them together with mint green sashings and threw in some orange cornerstones for fun. Next, I didn't really like that the sashing was only a 1.5" strip on the edge. I threw on another border and now my wanna be table topper turned in to a happy little accident crib quilt.
The good news is that now I have this cute little crib quilt. The bad news is that I'm back to the drawing board for my table scraps challenge quilt. I do need a new little mug rug for my desk now that it has been cleaned off.
Monday, October 18, 2021
My OMG (one main goal) quilt for October is to finish my Veggie Patch quilt. This is a design by Katie Mae Quilts. It's not even the last week of the month and I'm quilting it already!
Sunday, October 17, 2021
I took in another quilt to longarm for a friend. I'll call this one the Draperies Quilt. She made it out of a pair of old drapes from her daughter's living room. It is a nice cotton. I think the quilt top turned out great. It's awesome to see my friend develop as a quilter.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
More leaves have grown on my Pumpkins & the Beanstalk throw. (This is a design by Fig Tree & Co.). One more row to go!
The happy camper went to church camp last night. Hoping many memories and friends are made.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Yesterday I was putting some things away in the longarm room. I found a plastic project bag. It's Cabins By The Lake. I'm trying hard to NOT start a new project. This one has been on my list for a few years. I'm going to try to sew ONE cabin a week by scheduling it on my calendar.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
I'm still working on getting my sewing groove back. It's all coming together! I finished the longarm quilting on my friend's patchwork quilt.
I used my Circle Lord giant board called Stars and Swirls. I omitted the stars and only used the swirls. I then re-rolled the quilt and filled it in with an allover stipple. I had to re-roll it because one of the guides would have hit on the finished quilt roll and not allow me to go to where I needed to quilt. I didn't want a little null spot at each point on the quilt. I really like how the texture turned out.
Here's the look of the back. It was a gently used sheet.
I made progress on my Pumpkins & the Beanstalk quilt this week. Pattern is by Fig Tree & Co. This is the center three rows. I don't know why I started in the center, but here I am.
I got my dashes caught up for the Full Stop QA with Anglea at SoScrappy and the RSC21. I also pulled out some of the purple scraps that I didn't put away yet. I'll have to see what needs done for purple before I get to the green.