Sunday, August 20, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching -- Lots of Progress!

 


I made a lot of progress this week on the embroidery project.  Look, I got the bear's whole face done!


I'm parked by the pool being the lifeguard for the day.  I usually swim with him, but I'm covered in poison ivy and haven't called the doctor yet.  I'm waiting to see if it dries up on its own... Yeah, right.  Never mind that... I have a doctor appointment Monday morning.

Slow Sunday Stitching
Linking up with Kathy at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Check out all the cool slow stitching projects!
 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Welcome Home Sampler Top Complete

It's finally a top!  Here's my Welcome Home Sampler (just one block was modified).

 
Welcome Home Sampler is in the book, Welcome Home ~~Surround Yourself With Country Warmth, by Cheryl Wall.

I'm pretty sure this quilt will be quilted with an edge to edge design.  I'm not sure which one yet.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Gypsy Wife QA Thursday


 Here's block #3, week 3, called From the Heart:


The cream-colored background fabric is from the Jen Kingwell collection called Gardenvale.  I'll be using several of the fabrics from Gardenvale because I've had a layer cake for a while that I just never knew where to use.

I've had the Gypsy Wife pattern booklet by Jen Kingwell for a few years.  I love all that it has going on with it.  I love scraps.  What a great quilt to use strips!

Angie, who blogs at GnomeAngel is leading us in a sew along.  I was tempted with a sew along with Gypsy Wife when I bought the book and life got in the way.  Now that my 100 blocks for the City Sampler is done (also an Instagram quilt along led by Angie), I am going to let myself start another.  Each Thursday a block is assigned. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

WIP Wednesday 8.16.17

The countdown to school is totally ON.  Next week at this time the kid will be at school.  I will be doing a 5K walk and then off to my longarm.  A new customer quilt is coming today.  She said it is a diamonds pattern...  I think it's a big star.  I'll comment more on that later.

Here's what happened this week:

Surprise.  I couldn't help myself anymore.  I started ANOTHER new project.  I needed a project for my school bag.  I've been getting Kim Diehl books from the library and fell in love with this project:

 
The quilt is called Short and Sweet.  It will be close to 33.5" square.
 
 
It's from this book.  I'll have the quilt top finished enough to return it to the library in time!  I won't have all the little applique pieces done, but will be able to do it with the above pic. 

 
This is my slow stitching project in the to-go bag that I keep in my truck:
 
 
Today I made the 4" (3.5" finished) Marvelous Mini Monday block for the mystery quilt at Temecula Quilt Company.   This is the little log cabin block:
 
I finished the last block that I needed to complete the quilt top for my Welcome Home Sampler.  This quit is in the book, Welcome Home ~~Surround Yourself With Country Warmth, by Cheryl Wall.
 
I made four-patch blocks and added another row to my Go-FOUR-It quilt:
 

 
 
I played with neutrals for the RSC17 and made more triangles for the on-point setting it the above.
 
 
I entered this photo of my chickens for the Pets on Quilts contest at LilyPad Quilting
 
 
I finished a Block Lotto project which was also my August OMG goal and APQS UFO Challenge.  I won these blocks in the Block Lotto on 12.31.2014.  The Block Lotto (which Sophie who blogs at Sophie Junction) so beautifully runs.  This quilt measures 61.5" square.

 Angie, who blogs at GnomeAngel is leading us in a sew along.  I was tempted with a sew along with Gypsy Wife when I bought the book and life got in the way.  Now that my 100 blocks for the City Sampler is done (also an Instagram quilt along led by Angie), I am going to let myself start another.  Each Thursday a block is assigned.   Here are my first two blocks (Colour Wheel and Pershing):
 
Linking up with Susan at Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers.  The linky party is here.
 
Linking up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social.  The linky party is here.
 
Sew Fresh Quilts

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Marvelous Mini Monday

Today I made the 4" (3.5" finished) Marvelous Mini Monday block for the mystery quilt at Temecula Quilt Company.  This is the little log cabin block:


You can still join in on the fun at Temecula Quilt Company.  I think this is the last block and next week we will see the big reveal.  I found a teaser photo on Instagram, but it only shows a tiny part of the quilt.  I was hoping that they were set on point, but it doesn't seem to be the case.  We'll see next week!

Linking up in The Quilting Room with Mel for Fiber Tuesday 123.


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Monday, August 14, 2017

Moving It Forward Monday

I finally decided to work on the last block that I needed to complete the quilt top for my Welcome Home Sampler.  This quit is in the book, Welcome Home ~~Surround Yourself With Country Warmth, by Cheryl Wall.

 
I substituted the stars and house on the left side with trees.  I just don't like those kinds of stars that were in the pattern.  I substituted the shoo-fly blocks with Ohio stars.





 
Linking up for BOMs Away! at What A Hoot Quilts!  The party is here.
 
Also linking at Em's Scrapbag for Moving It Forward Monday.  Check it out here.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching

I love the reality show called Big Brother.  Here's the stitching I got done on the road trip home from vacation PLUS catching up on episodes of Big Brother.  I also plan to start stitching in the living room while watching tv sometimes.  (This is a totally new thing to me because I finally got our son a new chair and I can have mine back!)  Duh...

 
I'm linking up with Kathy for Slow Stitching Sunday.  Check out all the fun projects on her blog, Kathy's Quilts here.
 
Slow Sunday Stitching
 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Go FOUR It & RSC17

This week I LOVED playing with neutrals.  I LOVE neutrals!!!  The color this month plays right in to one of the leader/ender projects I have been working on.  I am playing with all the colors four the four-patches along with funky neutrals.


I made enough four patches to be able to add another row!

 
After stepping back and thinking to myself how much I love the looks of this quilt.  I went back to the sewing machine and made more of these:
 

I've finally switched from the tiny white container for my leader/ender units to the basket.  It's NEUTRALS month, after all!
 
I'm linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for the RSC17 ScrapHappy Saturday here.

SoScrappy

Friday, August 11, 2017

Pets on Quilts 2017 at LilyPad Quilting



August is finally here.  Check out the BEST quilt show on Earth!!  The fun is happening at LilyPad Quilting.  Submit your entries from August 10th - 29th.  After that, voting will happen.  Stay tuned...  Again, there are lots of GREAT sponsors with GREAT prizes. 
 
This year I am entering the category "other animal on quilt".  The linky party is here.
 
Here is my chicken, Speck, checking out a piece of melon on my fall harvest table topper.  Blondie looks on.
 
 
 
 My ducks were quite popular last year.  I can't resist to post the pic from 2016 Pets on Quilts:

 
 

Block Lotto -- Big O -- A Friday Finish

This week I'm excited to share that I finished a Block Lotto project.  I won these blocks in the Block Lotto on 12.31.2014.  The Block Lotto (which Sophie who blogs at Sophie Junction) so beautifully runs.  This quilt measures 61.5" square.


I quilted it with my Circle Lord Giant Template board called Square Dance.  I love the texture of this quilting pattern.


 
I'm not sure if you can tell in the photo, but the binding is multi-colored/scrappy fabrics.


The back is a simple floral fabric.

The block on this quilt is called Big O.  This is the first quilt I made with a black background.  I finished a quilt top of Big O blocks that I won back on 12-31-14.

Here's the blocks that I originally submitted to the Block Lotto.  I kept them vs. mailing them and receiving others.



I'm linking up with Myra of Busy Hands Quilts for Finished or Not Friday.  Check out the fun.

Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

It was my OMG goal for August to finish this quilt.  I will link up at the end of this month at Elm Street Quilts.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Gypsy Wife SAL

I've had the Gypsy Wife pattern booklet by Jen Kingwell for a few years.  I love all that it has going on with it.  I love scraps.  What a great quilt to use strips!

Angie, who blogs at GnomeAngel is leading us in a sew along.  I was tempted with a sew along with Gypsy Wife when I bought the book and life got in the way.  Now that my 100 blocks for the City Sampler is done (also an Instagram quilt along led by Angie), I am going to let myself start another.  Each Thursday a block is assigned. 

Here are my first two blocks (Colour Wheel and Pershing):

 
Check out some of the fun blocks being made on Instagram.  Search #GypsyWifeSAL.
 
 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

WIP Wednesday 8.9.17

Another Wednesday is here...  Here's what I worked on this week:

I played with some neutrals for the RSC17.  These are the triangles for the on-point setting of a GoFourIt quilt (Pattern in American Patchwork and Quilting, April 2015.)



I finished the longarm quilting on these two little banner (wall hanging) quilts for the lqg.  They will be on display at a downtown agency that helps children through traumatic circumstances.



I made a decision to quilt this customer quilt with Circle Lord Cosmos.  But I still haven't loaded it onto the longarm frame.  School will be here before we know it.



I managed to get a little more embroidery done on my Slow Sunday Stitching project.



I'm excited to be caught up with the Temecula Quilt Company mystery QA.  The block measures 4" x 4" (to finish 3.5" in the quilt.)  There's either one more week or two and the mystery will be revealed.

 
I finally finished the blocks for the QA, #100Days100Blocks2017.  I haven't posted much about this on my blog.  You can read more about it here. 
 
 
I'm thrilled that I was able to make all these blocks while borrowing the book from the local library!
 
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Linking up with Susan at Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers.  The linky party is here.

 
Linking up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social.  The linky party is here.
 
Sew Fresh Quilts

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Fiber Tuesday -- And End of the 100 Blocks

Today I finished 100 of 100 blocks of a QA.

I was excited about the QA, #100Days100Blocks2017 because it was one I started in 2015.  I started making blocks back in 2015 for a QA with Michele at Crayon Box Quilt Studio for the City Sampler at Your Own Pace QA.   The current QA is an Instagram QA.  #100Days100Blocks2017 started on May 7, 2017.  You can read all the details on our hostess (Angie's) blog, Gnome Angel HERE. 

 
These have been taking up space day by day on my desk.  I store them in the little red doctor's kit box in the background.  I watch movies while I work on the daily block.
 
Here are all 100.  My only rhyme or reason to the color scheme was to use up greens.  Once in a while I would add blue or purple.  This is not one of my favorite color schemes right now...


 The good news is that I can finally return this bag of greens that has been on my desk for a couple of months to the "green" scrap bin!

 
The bad news is that all of the 100 blocks have been put into that red doctor's kit box and moved to the back of the shelf.  I have other pressing projects.  This project could end up on my 2018 UFO's to be finished list.
 
 
I'm thrilled that I was able to make all these blocks while borrowing the book from the local library!
 
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I'm linking up with Mel of Mel's Quilting room for Fiber Tuesday.
 
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