Saturday, August 13, 2022

RSC22 -- An Orange Themed Flimsy Is Complete

I'm happy that another project was moved along to the flimsy stage this week with the help of some orange (and pink) scraps.  



I'm really happy with the suggestion that Patty, The Quilt Lady gave me to add a row of blocks to make the quilt a more useable size.  I had these kite blocks in a baggie in the drawer for several years.  I am. happy that they came out to play.  Don't worry about the borders being uneven at the corners.  I almost always do that.  I trim them after it is quilted to make them nice and square.

In other RSC news I played with the RSC waffle blocks that I had on hand.  I had enough for two crib quilts.  I think they turned out cute.  I am now retiring this project from the RSC.  These have been moved to the to-be-quilted pile!


I'm linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for the here.


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Friday, August 12, 2022

Two Littles Are Done

 Two of my "littles" are done.  I think they turned out cute.  The one with the white buttons was a nice place for some of my grandma's buttons to land.  They are sitting on a project tin that was my grandma's.  


This little project was inspired by my bloggy friend, Patty.  If you have suggestions of other favorite projects that would use a lot of buttons, please let me know.


Wednesday, August 10, 2022

WIP Wednesday 8.10.22

It's been a whirlwind of a week with our son having two surgeries in less than a week.  His follow-up visit with the doctor was a good report today.  He does need a few more days of rest and recovery.  I did get some sewing done in the meantime.

I put the waffle blocks together and made two comfort crib quilts.


I would have loved to work on these little pin cushion blocks while in the hospital, but since I rode in the squad to both hospitals I thought that it was a lot to ask of my husband to go through my sewing projects and find it.  He had a lot on his mind at the time too.  Then they got lost in the sewing shuffle.  I located them again today for some relaxing stitches soon.  More of Grandma's buttons need to be attached.


I made a magenta Ohio star for the Random Ohio Stars (design by Bonnie Hunter) quilt.


I played with orange scraps with the RSC22 group and made some more Ohio Star blocks.


This quilt (designed by Bonnie Hunter) is called Random Ohio Stars -- you can find the free pattern here.


I'm linking up with Susan for Midweek Makers here.

43 Items remain on the WIP list.

Pieces Need to be Cut & Sewn
 1.  Cheddar Jack cat pattern
 2.  Digging up Bones (Owen's dinosaur quilt)
 3.  HST Three, Six, Nine Quilt
 4.  Picadilly Circle
 5.  ...And Sew On BOM at Quiet Play (one block to go)
 6.  RSC16 Folk Art Birds
 7.  Random Ohio Stars -- started January, 2022
 8.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA
 9.  Dresser Scarf (My Grandma's WIP from the 1970's found 1/1/20
10.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
11.  Gypsy Wife QA started in August 2017
12.  Mod Mod QA (from Block Lotto, circles w/lines)
13.  Unity Quilt Along with Bonnie Hunter (started 4/1/2020)
14.  Rail Fence Blocks (started January 2021 as my leader/enders)
15.  Maroon Sampler Quilt--I found this on 2.6.21
16.  Kite Girl (RSC14)
17.  Amish Country BOM (from Lynn, Johnna's mom)
18.  Kathleen Tracy's 2019 Mystery Quilt Facebook QA started in March, 2019  
19.  2.5" Scraps from Dani -- making "cracker" blocks
20.  Tomato pin cushion (cross stitch & buttons) #221.  Little Houses (2.5" blocks)
21. Tomato pin cushion (cross stitch & colored buttons)  

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)
 7.  Pre-printed cross stitch pillow sham (May 2018)
 8. Flower Baskets (blue and white with some applique) Block Lotto win 10/1/18
 9. Kite blocks in pink/orange/grey

Quilt Back Needs to be Made (Tops are Done)
1.  Card Trick (pink and blue)
2.  Hunter Green Star Quilt
3. Waffle Blocks (August 2019 -- RSC19) pink
4. Waffle Blocks (August 2019 -- RSC19) blue

Ready to Longarm
1.  Bubble Gum Pink & Navy Quilt
2.  Plus Quilt (Be Positive) started in 2016; quilt top completed 1.1.22
3.  Rescue Quilt from my SIL (patchwork squares)
4.  GO! ABC Quilt started during the pink month of RSC21, January 2021 -- August OMG, 2022
5.  Friend's Large Square Patchwork Quilt CM

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

"Girl" Waffle Block Quilt

I was on a roll yesterday when I started sewing waffle blocks that had been on my WIP list for a while.  I made enough for a "boy" quilt.  I just kept going and put the lighter shades together for a "girl" quilt.



Monday, August 8, 2022

Waffle Blocks

 This morning I got up early and threw together some waffle blocks.  These have been on my WIP list for a few years.  I worked on them as RSC blocks in different colors.  I have 40 blocks.  That's enough for a "boy" quilt and a "girl" quilt.  Here's the boy quilt...


I'm linking up at Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making..


We also made progress on recovery.  Here's our sweet boy on Thursday, 8/4.  

Here he is yesterday hiding from taking his meds and eating...  He's had his Mario quilt by his side the whole time.  He just LOVES that quilt!


I honestly don't blame him from hiding from the meds. 


He has been looking forward to a camping experience since November.  It was supposed to be from 8/12 to 8/16.  School starts on 8/17.  Sadly we have cancelled the trip to Virginia for this year.  Hopefully we will be able to go next year.  It was a big trip because he was going and we were not.  We're just not comfortable him going swimming, zip lining, and horseback riding five hours away from us with all of the medical stuff he had going on lately.  We pray that he is able to eat good enough to go back to school.










Sunday, August 7, 2022

Magenta Ohio Star

Each Sunday I work on a specific WIP until it is completed.  Random Ohio Stars is the quilt that I will be working on each Sunday until it is complete.  This plan has been working for me to get some WIPS off the list.  Here's just one magenta block for Random Ohio Stars.  Each block is forward progress.


I'm linking up at Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework for Oh Scrap!

Quilting is more fun than Housework


More Slow Sunday Stitching

 I started another little.  This time was at the bowling alley while our son pre-bowled games he was going to miss while he was recovering from having his tonsils out.


Such a great place for Grandma's buttons to land.  Here's the layout.  Stay tuned...


I'm linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching..  Check out all of the AMAZING projects there!  I realize that God has given us all kinds of talents.  Wow, some of these stichers are really blessed.



Slow Sunday Stitching

This week our son was rushed to the hospital due to complications (excessive bleeding) on day 6 after having his tonsils out.  I rode with him in the squad to a hospital and transported to the local children's hospital.  He had to have another surgery.  We were there for three days.  He is home resting now.  I didn't get a chance to grab my clothes, let alone my sew-to-go bag.  I'm not sure if I would have gotten any good stitching in anyways.  It was a very sleep deprived three days (after a week of sleeping on the living room floor with him.) I'll get back to stitching soon.  This week should be pretty low key.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

RSC22 -- Orange Ohio Star Blocks

This week I made a few Ohio Star blocks for my Random Ohio Stars Quilt. 


This quilt (designed by Bonnie Hunter) is called Random Ohio Stars -- you can find the free pattern here.

I'm linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for the here.


 

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I also wanted to show off a project I worked on during ORANGE and GREEN months for the RSC21.  This is Jack & The Beanstalk -- pattern by Fig Tree & Co.  You can read all about this quilt here.


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

WIP Wednesday 8.3.2022

I'm excited I had a cute finish this week!  Pumpkins & The Beanstalk is done.  This pattern is by Fig Tree & Co.  You can read all the details about it here.

I started slow stiching again with a small pin cushion project (actually two).  This is the second one that is using some of my Grandma's white buttons.  I stitched at the bowling alley.


You get the idea of the first one done while camping.  


I decided to name my GO! ABCs quilt as my OMG quilt for August.  


Now that Pumpkins & The Beanstalk is complete, I will be working on Random Ohio Stars a little each Sunday.  I have found that if I dedicate just a little time each Sunday to working on a specific project that it keeps it fresh in my mind and moves it to completion.  It's definitely helping me whittle away at my WIP list.  My WIP list was in the 90's a few years ago.  Now it's less than half with unfinished projects.  Here's the first row of Random Ohio Stars.


     When I dropped off the quilt that I finished last week my friend told me that she only had one more quilt to quilt for now.  She also invited me to her 90th birthday party next month.  On this list I'll call it "Large Square Patchwork Quilt". I noticed she gave me pieces of batting.  I'll have to make a frankenbatting for it.  Here it is:

It's been a rough week.  Our son had his tonsils out on Thursday, 7/28.  It's day 6 of recovery.  Due to the size of the tonsils removed, the doctor predicted that days 3-7 would be a little rough.  Hope that's right.


I'm linking up with Susan for Midweek Makers here.

43 Items remain on the WIP list.

Pieces Need to be Cut & Sewn
 1.  Cheddar Jack cat pattern
 2.  Digging up Bones (Owen's dinosaur quilt)
 3.  HST Three, Six, Nine Quilt
 4.  Picadilly Circle
 5.  ...And Sew On BOM at Quiet Play (one block to go)
 6.  RSC16 Folk Art Birds
 7.  Random Ohio Stars -- started January, 2022
 8.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA
 9.  Dresser Scarf (My Grandma's WIP from the 1970's found 1/1/20
10.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
11.  Gypsy Wife QA started in August 2017
12.  Mod Mod QA (from Block Lotto, circles w/lines)
13.  Unity Quilt Along with Bonnie Hunter (started 4/1/2020)
14.  Rail Fence Blocks (started January 2021 as my leader/enders)
15.  Maroon Sampler Quilt--I found this on 2.6.21
16.  Kite Girl (RSC14)
17.  Amish Country BOM (from Lynn, Johnna's mom)
18.  Kathleen Tracy's 2019 Mystery Quilt Facebook QA started in March, 2019  
19.  2.5" Scraps from Dani -- making "cracker" blocks
20.  Waffle Blocks (August 2019 -- RSC19)
21.  Little Houses (2.5" blocks)
22. Tomato pin cushion (cross stitch & colored buttons)
23.  Tomato pin cushion (cross stitch & buttons) #2

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)
 7.  Pre-printed cross stitch pillow sham (May 2018)
 8. Flower Baskets (blue and white with some applique) Block Lotto win 10/1/18
 9. Kite blocks in pink/orange/grey

Quilt Back Needs to be Made (Tops are Done)
1.  Card Trick (pink and blue)
2.  Hunter Green Star Quilt

Ready to Longarm
1.  Bubble Gum Pink & Navy Quilt
2.  Plus Quilt (Be Positive) started in 2016; quilt top completed 1.1.22
3.  Rescue Quilt from my SIL (patchwork squares)
4.  GO! ABC Quilt started during the pink month of RSC21, January 2021 -- August OMG, 2022
5.  Large Square Patchwork Quilt



Monday, August 1, 2022

GO! ABC Quilt -- August OMG

I have set my one main goal (OMG) for August to complete the GO! ABC Quilt.  

I'll be adding a small (3.5" or so) black border on it next.  I'm just not comfortable longarm quilting all those 2.5" squares on the edge like that.  I'm thrilled how the colors were disbursed in this quilt because I worked on different colored scraps by month for the RSC21 (Rainbow Scrap Challenge). The back is made.  It's time to make it an August finish.

You can find the pattern for the GO! ABCs Throw Quilt Pattern on the Accuquilt site here.  It's a free download as of right now.

I'm linking up at Elm Street Quilts for the August goal setting party here.

 

I'm happy how I have kept up with the 2022 UFO Challenge.  The quilt on my list for August is already complete.  


Sunday, July 31, 2022

Pumpkins & The Beanstalk Finished

Today I put the binding on the Pumpkins & The Beanstalk quilt.  I think it turned out lovely.

This quilt measures 63" x 73".  I quilted it using the Circle Lord giant template board called Jesters.  It is made completely of scraps except for the batting.  I stepped a little out of my comfort zone using that purple/grey/paisly print for the border.  I think it served this little throw quilt well.

I'm pretty sure I will be donating this quilt for a auction to benefit our son's Canton Challenger Baseball League.  There will be a quarter auction in November.  My question to you is, do you think it's still okay to donate a quilt with pumpkins on it that close to Thanksgiving?  I hope so.  I purposely did not put a label on the quilt.   Here's a picture of the pieced back.

Pumpkins & The Beanstalk is a pattern by Fig Tree & Co.  I made a smaller version for a baby shower in November of 2018.

I'm linking up at Elm Street Quilts for the July OMG finishes linky party.

I'm also linking up at Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making.

I'm linking up at Meadow Mist Designs for the Favorite Finish July Linkup.


Slow Sunday Stitching

 I haven't been doing much slow stitching.  The past two weeks have given me more opportunity for stitching with camping, driving, waiting, and a tonsillectomy (our son).  


This little project just evolved...  It started out as a little that was going to have all white buttons from my grandma.  Then I set out some tomato-colored buttons.  Then all the colors of the buttons came out to play...  Heck the tomato isn't even in the original, planned spot.  But this is how it ended up for now.  Buttons are sewn on crooked.  Let's just say it's an "organic" piece.  LOL.  Now that I look at this pic I realize that this is just the layout photo and that it's not the photo with the buttons sewed on.  Stay tuned next week for another pic...

I'm linking up with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Speaking of stitching... glad our friend, Kathy, is on the mend!

Slow Sunday Stitching



Random Ohio Stars

 Each Sunday I work on a specific WIP until it is completed.  Random Ohio Stars is the quilt that I will be working on each Sunday until it is complete.  This plan has been working for me to get some WIPS off the list.  Here's the first row of Random Ohio Stars.  


This quilt (designed by Bonnie Hunter) is called Random Ohio Stars -- you can find the free pattern here.

Here's my list of "things to do".  I still need to make blocks before I can put more rows together.




Wednesday, July 27, 2022

WIP Wednesday 7.27.22

I've been busy working here and there on my quilting projects.


I finished the quilting on it this week.


Can you see the visitors in the window?  They are my frequent quilt helpers.  It's like they are watching tv when they are watching me.  I know they would just love to play in all the soft stuff in this room.  You can also see in the above photo that this quilt has a soft blanket as a batting. I finished quilting it this wee                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I finished the Jesters quilting on my Jack & The Beanstalk quilt.   I have dedicated each Sunday that I sew/quilt to working on this quilt until completion.  Binding is next.


Last week we went to Presque Isle, PA.  We love taking our RV there.  We try to go once a year.


I did a little hand stitching in the morning while the others were still sleeping.  Here's my little tomato... as I wondered how my plants were doing back home.


I'm linking up with Susan for Midweek Makers here.

42 Items remain on the WIP list.

Pieces Need to be Cut & Sewn
 1.  Cheddar Jack cat pattern
 2.  Digging up Bones (Owen's dinosaur quilt)
 3.  HST Three, Six, Nine Quilt
 4.  Picadilly Circle
 5.  ...And Sew On BOM at Quiet Play (one block to go)
 6.  RSC16 Folk Art Birds
 7.  Random Ohio Stars -- started January, 2022
 8.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA
 9.  Dresser Scarf (My Grandma's WIP from the 1970's found 1/1/20
10.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
11.  Gypsy Wife QA started in August 2017
12.  Mod Mod QA (from Block Lotto, circles w/lines)
13.  Unity Quilt Along with Bonnie Hunter (started 4/1/2020)
14.  Rail Fence Blocks (started January 2021 as my leader/enders)
15.  Maroon Sampler Quilt--I found this on 2.6.21
16.  Kite Girl (RSC14)
17.  Amish Country BOM (from Lynn, Johnna's mom)
18.  Kathleen Tracy's 2019 Mystery Quilt Facebook QA started in March, 2019  
19.  2.5" Scraps from Dani -- making "cracker" blocks
20.  Waffle Blocks (August 2019 -- RSC19)
21.  Little Houses (2.5" blocks)
22 Tomato pin cushion (cross stitch)

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)
 7.  Pre-printed cross stitch pillow sham (May 2018)
 8. Flower Baskets (blue and white with some applique) Block Lotto win 10/1/18
 9. Kite blocks in pink/orange/grey

Quilt Back Needs to be Made (Tops are Done)
1.  Card Trick (pink and blue)
2.  Hunter Green Star Quilt

Ready to Longarm
1.  Bubble Gum Pink & Navy Quilt
2.  Plus Quilt (Be Positive) started in 2016; quilt top completed 1.1.22
3.  Rescue Quilt from my SIL (patchwork squares)
4.  Pumpkins & the Beanstalk (a 2nd quilt)
5.  GO! ABC Quilt started during the pink month of RSC21, January 2021