Thursday, September 3, 2015

WIP Wednesday -- September already!

This week I worked more on my chicken coop than anything.  You see, I am trying to prove to my husband that I can build another chicken coop with things I got for "free" on Craigslist.  More pictures on the coop later this week.  It's getting there...

In the sewing world, I made these three challenge blocks for my local quilt guild (Lynn's challenge.)
Every six months we work on these blocks.  It's kinda like bee blocks.  The "leader" comes up with the block pattern and instructions and provides the focus fabric and tells the color/fabric rules.  The "leader" also has to take all of the blocks received and make a quilt top.  Every time you make a block your name goes into the hat.  The winner is drawn at our annual Christmas party, (and there is another winner in July.) 

These blocks are called Wacky, Wonky, Nine Patch.  They are very easy.



New Projects This Week None -- but changed Tall Fly Block Lotto blocks into a table runner
Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn
1.  Underpants Project 
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.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
7.  Spring Sampler Series at Cora's Quilts (added to the maroon blocks)
8.  Challenge at FabricsNQuilts. mystery quilt (starts July 15, 2015!)
9.  That Quirky Scrap QA with Leila at Sewn (I finally found those four patches I did!)
10.  Love Laugh Quilt Christmas Improv QA
11.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
12.  Mod Mod QA (turning this one into a baby quilt) 
13.  Super Mario QA
14.  Grand Illusion -- Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt 2014 
15,  Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM (made from shirt scraps)
16.  Kite Girl (RSC14) Need one more red block and sashing made
17.  Charm Square Sampler QA by Modern Tradition Quilts
18.  Cabins at the Lake (from Fons & Porter Magazine) (only one house block complete.
19.  Pat Sloan 2015 BOM -- Vacation Time
20.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
21.  Little Houses
22.  Spools (Leader & Ender project with Bonnie Hunter)
 
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  NY Beauty
2.  RSC15 Sawtooth Star Sampler & alternate blocks
3.  Scrap Crystals
4.  Sweet Simplicity BOM made with shirtings
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt
6. MSBHQAL (Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone Quilt Along) (making into a table topper)
7.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
8.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
9.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
 
Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Orange/Yellow Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA -- making into a baby quilt
3.  Orange/Blue Fish Blocks (that I won)
4.  Split Stars (blocks won from Block Lotto; October, 2012)
5.  African Violet baby quilt (Block Lotto inspired)
6.  December 2014 Block Lotto Big O blocks that I won 12.31.14!
7.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt
9.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks 
10.  The School Bell Has Rung sampler at laugh yourself into Stitches. 
11.  Orca Bay
 
Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Celtic Solstice (Bonnie Hunter Mystery 2013)
2.  Surround Stars Pillow (one big block is here somewhere.  It will be a pillow when I find it.)
3.  Spangled Stars QA
 
Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Customer's Grand Illusion quilt (Julianne)
3.  OSU customer quilt #1 (Lynn)
4.  Customer's baby quilt (Lisa)
5.  Customer's Pineapple Quilt (Sue)
6.  Customer's Irish Chain Quilt (Sue)
7.  Customer's Blue and Brown Log Cabin Quilt (Sue)
8.  Customer's Scrappy Squares quilt (Sue)
9.  Customer's Flower Sampler quilt (Lisa)
10.  Customer's Christmas quilt (Lisa)
 
Quilted, needs binding
1.  Antique quilt that needed a binding repair
2,  OSU customer quilt #2 (Lynn)
3.  Tall Fly table runner (Block Lotto win) (on the longarm frame)
Completed this week:
 
 
58 -- Current WIPS
 
 
I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced today http://www.freshlypieced.com/
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Thursday, August 27, 2015

WIP Wednesday 8.26.15

I'm getting back in the groove now that school is back in session!  LOVING my longarm quilting time! 

I whipped this little table runner together for a quick birthday gift.  It's on the frame now.  These are some of the tall fly blocks that I won in the Block Lotto.


 
I finished longarming this customer quilt this week:
 
 
I also finished longarming this charity auction quilt for my local quilt guild:
 
 
 
I'm deleting the Americana Row Quilt from my list.  It's too labor intensive for me right now with all of the customer quilts on hand.
New Projects This Week
None -- but changed Tall Fly Block Lotto blocks into a table runner
Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn
1.  Underpants Project 
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.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
7.  Spring Sampler Series at Cora's Quilts (added to the maroon blocks)
8.  Challenge at FabricsNQuilts. mystery quilt (starts July 15, 2015!)
9.  That Quirky Scrap QA with Leila at Sewn (I finally found those four patches I did!)
10.  Love Laugh Quilt Christmas Improv QA
11.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
12.  Mod Mod QA (turning this one into a baby quilt) 
13.  Super Mario QA
14.  Grand Illusion -- Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt 2014 
15,  Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM (made from shirt scraps)
16.  Kite Girl (RSC14) Need one more red block and sashing made
17.  Charm Square Sampler QA by Modern Tradition Quilts
18.  Cabins at the Lake (from Fons & Porter Magazine) (only one house block complete.
19.  Pat Sloan 2015 BOM -- Vacation Time
20.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
21.  Little Houses
22.  Spools (Leader & Ender project with Bonnie Hunter)
 
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  NY Beauty
2.  RSC15 Sawtooth Star Sampler & alternate blocks
3.  Scrap Crystals
4.  Sweet Simplicity BOM made with shirtings
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt
6. MSBHQAL (Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone Quilt Along) (making into a table topper)
7.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
8.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
9.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
 
Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Orange/Yellow Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA -- making into a baby quilt
3.  Orange/Blue Fish Blocks (that I won)
4.  Split Stars (blocks won from Block Lotto; October, 2012)
5.  African Violet baby quilt (Block Lotto inspired)
6.  December 2014 Block Lotto Big O blocks that I won 12.31.14!
7.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt
9.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks 
10.  The School Bell Has Rung sampler at laugh yourself into Stitches. 
11.  Orca Bay
 
Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Celtic Solstice (Bonnie Hunter Mystery 2013)
2.  Surround Stars Pillow (one big block is here somewhere.  It will be a pillow when I find it.)
3.  Spangled Stars QA
 
Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Customer's Grand Illusion quilt (Julianne)
3.  OSU customer quilt #1 (Lynn)
4.  Tall Fly table runner (Block Lotto win) (on the longarm frame)
5.  Customer's Pineapple Quilt (Sue)
6.  Customer's Irish Chain Quilt (Sue)
7.  Customer's Blue and Brown Log Cabin Quilt (Sue)
8.  Customer's Scrappy Squares quilt (Sue)
9.  Customer's Flower Sampler quilt (Lisa)
10.  Customer's Christmas quilt (Lisa)
11.  Customer's baby quilt (Lisa)
 
Quilted, needs binding
1.  Antique quilt that needed a binding repair
2,  OSU customer quilt #2 (Lynn)
 
Completed this week:
1.  Pegasus charity auction quilt for the local quilt guild
2.  Blue and Yellow quilt for a customer (Sue)
 
58 -- Current WIPS
 
 
I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced today http://www.freshlypieced.com/
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Blue and Yellow Quilt Finish

Yeah!  I have a finish under my belt for this school year.

 
This is a customer's quilt.  She designed the block and will hopefully be teaching a class for our guild. 

 
I quilted it with my Circle Lord Cosmos giant board.  I LOVE this board.  It's the one that takes the longest to quilt (that I have).  But the results are worth it!

 
 
I'm linking up with Richard and Tanya Quilts for Link-a-Friday Finish.  Have a great week!  Now that school is back in session I hope to have NUMEROUS finishes to show you.
 
LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Gorgeous Blue & Yellow on the Frame

Longarm quilting is on the schedule for quite a while for me now that school is back in session.  After quilting the Pegasus Charity Auction Quilt with my Circle Lord Cosmos Giant Template Board I was on a roll.  I threw this blue/yellow customer quilt in the frame.

 
Here's the details.  The Cosmos show up nicely in the royal blue border.
 

Love the block that Sue designed!  You can't see them, but there are little blue flowers in the yellow print of this quilt.  These are also our school colors.  It's GORGEOUS!

 


Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday Finish -- The 2015 Pegasus Charity Quilt

I had a GORGEOUS Friday finish today, if I can say so myself.  This quilt was a group effort of my local quilt guild.  It is a charity quilt that will be auctioned at a Gala to benefit Pegasus Farms. 

I know that I made two blocks for the quilt last year.  The quilt was recently put together and I was selected to do the longarm quilting on it.  Although it is my most timely quilting template to use (of the Circle Lord Giant Boards), it is well worth the time and effort of this quilting pattern.  It is called Cosmos.  It gives the quilt such a feminine touch.

Here's the back.  If you click on the pictures you can see more detail.

 
Hope the "guild girls" don't get mad that it touched the ground.  Luckily it wasn't muddy (this time).

 
LOVE this pattern.  I'll update my blog later today to let you know the name of the pattern.  All the paperwork is in the "extras" bag that travels with the quilt in case of a mishap or something.  There are fun scraps in there.  This fabric is JUST GORGEOUS.  I'm not a batiks fan very often, but I love the gold streaks in this fabric.

 
I'm linking up with Richard and Tanya Quilts for Link-a-Friday Finish.  Have a great week!  Now that school is back in session I hope to have NUMEROUS finishes to show you.
 
LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WIP Wednesday -- Back to School, Kids!!! 8/19/15

School is back in session!!!  Look for a lot more quilting coming from me in the near future.  The GREAT news is that I have new customers (for my longarm services).  I have 15 quilts that need to be quilted for others!!  I'm so excited to get the loaded, quilted, and show them to you.  I'll need to update my TO DO WIP list.  I haven't added them to it yet.

This gorgeous quilt is on my longarm frame now.  It is a charity auction quilt for my local quilt guild.  I'll get a better picture of it when it's done.  Aren't these GORGEOUS fabrics?

 
Here's what the quilt top looks like -- and that's Phyllis, our guild president.

 
I got some new chicks!
 
 
 
Then we hatched MORE new chicks!
 
 
I made four blocks for my City Sampler At Your Own Pace QA.  96 to go...
 
 
I signed up to be a stop on the Blog Hop for Dog Gone Cute QA.  Can't resist these pups!!!
 
Sew Fresh Quilts
 
I finished step 6 of the Scrap Dance Mystery QA.  Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy.
 
 
I played along with Bonnie Hunter's leader/ender project - Are you ready to Tumble?  I'm making five different rugs for my kitchen.  Here's #1.  (It still needs quilted and bound.)
 

I made only one sawtooth block for the RSC15.  I need a couple more for this month.



New Projects This Week
None

Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn
1.  Underpants Project 
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. Americana Row Quilt
7.  Spring Sampler Series at Cora's Quilts (added to the maroon blocks)
8.  Challenge at FabricsNQuilts. mystery quilt (starts July 15, 2015!)
9.  That Quirky Scrap QA with Leila at Sewn (I finally found those four patches I did!)
10.  Love Laugh Quilt Christmas Improv QA
11.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
12.  Mod Mod QA (turning this one into a baby quilt) 
13.  Super Mario QA
14.  Grand Illusion -- Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt 2014 
15,  Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM (made from shirt scraps)
16.  Kite Girl (RSC14) Need one more red block and sashing made
17.  Charm Square Sampler QA by Modern Tradition Quilts
18.  Cabins at the Lake (from Fons & Porter Magazine) (only one house block complete.
19.  Pat Sloan 2015 BOM -- Vacation Time
20.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
21.  Little Houses
22.  Spools (Leader & Ender project with Bonnie Hunter)
23.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
 
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  NY Beauty
2.  RSC15 Sawtooth Star Sampler & alternate blocks
3.  Scrap Crystals
4.  Sweet Simplicity BOM made with shirtings
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt
6. MSBHQAL (Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone Quilt Along) (making into a table topper)
7.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
8.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
9.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
 
Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Orange/Yellow Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA -- making into a baby quilt
3.  Orange/Blue Fish Blocks (that I won)
4.  Split Stars (blocks won from Block Lotto; October, 2012)
5.  African Violet baby quilt (Block Lotto inspired)
6.  Tall Fly
7.  December 2014 Block Lotto Big O blocks that I won 12.31.14!
8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt
9.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks 
10.  The School Bell Has Rung sampler at laugh yourself into Stitches. 
11.  Orca Bay
12.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
 
Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Celtic Solstice (Bonnie Hunter Mystery 2013)
2.  Surround Stars Pillow (one big block is here somewhere.  It will be a pillow when I find it.)
3.  Spangled Stars QA

Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Julianne's Grand Illusion
3.  OSU customer quilt #1
5.  Pegasus Quilt for our guild (on the frame)
 
Quilted, needs binding
1.  Antique quilt that needed a binding repair
2,  OSU customer quilt #2 (on the frame)
 
Completed this week:
 
52 -- Current WIPS
17 -- Finishes for 2015
 
I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced today http://www.freshlypieced.com/
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
 

Monday, August 17, 2015

City Sampler At Your Own Pace Quilt Along Progress

Due to a little interruption from the waterpark again yesterday, I didn't get to post about my City Sampler (by Tula Pink) At Your Own Pace Quilt Along progress with Michele at Crayon Box Quilt Studio. 

This month I finally decided that I wanted to work with my blue and green scraps for sure.  Besides neutrals, these are the colors that I have most (scrap wise).  I decided to throw a little purple in just for fun.  I'm not sure how the final layout will be.  There will be sashing involved.  I'm thinking either my treasured browns or oranges.  It will probably be orange sashing.

Here's my first four blocks.  Randomly, they are blocks 1, 2, 44, and 45.  (See my check off sheet?)



Come join in on the fun.  There's no pressure!!!  It's a QA that you can just do a block here and there.  Link up!

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