Tuesday, July 7, 2015

July Vacation Time Block -- Hot Dog, by Pat Sloan

Here's the block I made for the Vacation Time Mystery BOM by Pat Sloan.  It's called Hot Dog.

 
You can link up and find this pattern on Pat Sloan's blog here.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Scrap Saturday... on a Monday

We had a lot of fun at the waterpark and Kings Island this weekend.  We're all tired.  But I'm not too tired for pulling out some reds and SEW!

I am working on Row 1 of the Americana Row Along from the DOD Mystery Blog.  Each month you have to complete the blocks and you receive the pattern for the next month free.  Here's my red in my flag blocks:


I need to make some hearts too and this row will be sweet.  I'm linking up with Angela's blog, SoScrappy for the RSC15.

RSC 15

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Reality of the Scraps

This week I decided that my sister-in-law needed more room upstairs.  I sorted all my fabric totes.  THREE truckloads of totes later I had moved almost all of my stash, fabric scraps, quilts, WIPS, other sewing projects and patterns and templates into one heap.  They are all now located in the other house where my longarm is located.  Let's just call it my "quilting studio" even though it's not all that glamorous right now.  But it's a quilt studio, none the less, and I am grateful for it.

Here's what we have...



There are buckets, bags, old pretzel containers, totes with matching lids, totes without lids, boxes, and piles.  See in the background?  It's my use of the treadmill...  Circle Lord template storage...

 
 
 
Let the sorting begin!  I see many, many scrappy quilts being made here.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Link-A-Friday Finish -- Independence Day Note Cards

Happy Independence Day!  Here's a couple of note cards that I made this week.  They were really simple and fun.

 
I'm linking up with Richard and Tanya Quilts for Link-a-Finish Friday. 

LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sew many choices. Which QA?

There are just so many QA's starting July 1st!  What's a girl to do?  Here's a list to inspire you.

Fun Threads Skill Sampler BOM.  It's 27" x 27".

heart sampler 2

I'll be participating in the Scrap Quilt Challenge 5 at FabricsNQuilts.  It should be announced today.



I joined the Americana Row QA and am now part of the DOD Blog.  (Daughters of Dorinda) from Dreamworthy Quilts.  This time we make and keep our blocks.  (It's not a swap.)  Each month you have all month to make and post a picture of your block (row) to be eligible for the free pattern the following month.   Here's the picture from the page at Dreamworthy Quilts:

FREE Americana QAL

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I know that I'm also participating in the first ever Turning Twenty free BOM!  The first and third Monday of every month you will have a 24 hour window to get your pattern for free.  After that it's $5 per pattern (or something like that).  You can register up until July 15th here.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WIP Wednesday 7.1.15

Wow, the summer is just flying by.  I haven't linked up since 6/17 on a WIP Wednesday.  Let's get caught up with things...  Looks like I really cut into those blue scraps in June!  Woohoo!

Thank you, Susan, for hosting the quilt along.  This is my first red/white/blue bed quilt. It was part of the Spangled Stars QA at Susan's blog, Quilt Fabrication.



I started and finished this little mug rug for my sister-in-law.



I'll be participating in the Scrap Quilt Challenge 5 at FabricsNQuilts.  It should be announced today.



I made some blocks for the Block Lotto.  Bummer, I didn't win. 



Here's my sawtooth star for the sampler for the RSC15.



A customer quilt is on the frame.  This is the first time I have used fleece as a batting (customer pick).



We only added one new baby chick to the family.  The hen was supposed to hatch 6 Maran eggs and one Americauna egg.  Well, the "craigslist" fertilized eggs weren't so fertilized.  The lady that I bought them from is replacing the Maran eggs again after I get a broody hen.  But here's my new one!



I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced today http://www.freshlypieced.com/
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

New Projects This Week
 1.  Flag Mug Rug
 2.  Challenge at FabricsNQuilts. mystery quilt (starts July 1!)
 
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.  MSBHQAL (Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone Quilt Along)
7.  Spring Sampler Series at Cora's Quilts
8.  Gypsy Wife QA (recycling  Red/White Flower Basket Quilt into this project & duds.)
9.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA

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.  Modern Trees QA (at Christ's Quilts)
18.  Cabins at the Lake (from Fons & Porter Magazine) (only one house block complete.
19.  Wanderlust (A Bonnie Hunter pattern -- only 2 blocks done.)
20.  Flowers and Watercan (wall hanging)
21.  Little Houses
22.  Split Stars (Block Lotto win)
23.  Spools (Leader & Ender project with Bonnie Hunter)
24.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
25.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
26.  Pat Sloan 2015 BOM -- Vacation Time
28.  Charm Square Sampler QA by Modern Tradition Quilts
29.  QM Bitty Blocks QA
30.  The School Bell Has Rung sampler at laugh yourself into Stitches. 
31.  Starry Night customer BOM project
32.  OSU flannel customer quilt
33.  Urban Churn Dash customer quilt
34.  Spangled Stars QA @ Quilt Fabrication
35.  That Quirky Scrap QA with Leila at Sewn
36.  Challenge at FabricsNQuilts. mystery quilt (starts July 1, 2015!)
 
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  NY Beauty
2.  Orca Bay
3.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
4.  Sweet Simplicity BOM
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt
6.  Color coordinated hexagon quilt
7.  Gourmet Quilter Sampler
8.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
9.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
10.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
11.  Scrap Crystals (working on blue pieces for RSC15)
12.  RSC15 Sawtooth Star Sampler
 
Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Orange/Yellow Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Block Lotto Dud (Orphan Block 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 
 
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
3.  OSU customer quilt #2 (on the frame)
 
Quilted, needs binding
1.  Antique quilt that needed a binding repair
 
Completed this week:
1.  Flag Mug Rug
 
64 -- Current WIPS
15 -- Finishes for 2015
I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced today http://www.freshlypieced.com/
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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.  MSBHQAL (Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone Quilt Along)
7.  Spring Sampler Series at Cora's Quilts
8.  Gypsy Wife QA (recycling  Red/White Flower Basket Quilt into this project & duds.)
9.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA

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.  Modern Trees QA (at Christ's Quilts)
18.  Cabins at the Lake (from Fons & Porter Magazine) (only one house block complete.
19.  Wanderlust (A Bonnie Hunter pattern -- only 2 blocks done.)
20.  Flowers and Watercan (wall hanging)
21.  Little Houses
22.  Split Stars (Block Lotto win)
23.  Spools (Leader & Ender project with Bonnie Hunter)
24.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
25.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
26.  Pat Sloan 2015 BOM -- Vacation Time
28.  Charm Square Sampler QA by Modern Tradition Quilts
29.  QM Bitty Blocks QA
30.  The School Bell Has Rung sampler at laugh yourself into Stitches. 
31.  Starry Night customer BOM project
32.  OSU flannel customer quilt
33.  Urban Churn Dash customer quilt
34.  Spangled Stars QA @ Quilt Fabrication
35.  That Quirky Scrap QA with Leila at Sewn
 
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  NY Beauty
2.  Orca Bay
3.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
4.  Sweet Simplicity BOM
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt
6.  Color coordinated hexagon quilt
7.  Gourmet Quilter Sampler
8.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
9.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
10.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
11.  Scrap Crystals (working on blue pieces for RSC15)
12.  RSC15 Sawtooth Star Sampler
 
Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Orange/Yellow Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Block Lotto Dud (Orphan Block 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 
 
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.)

Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Julianne's Grand Illusion
3.  OSU customer quilt #1
3.  OSU customer quilt #2
 
Quilted, needs binding
1.  Antique quilt that needed a binding repair
 
Completed this week:
None
 
64 -- Current WIPS
14 -- Finishes for 2015

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Blues -- A Quilt Top!!! RSC15



For scrap Saturday in BLUES this month I'm happy to report that I have a finished quilt top!!!  Remember these blues:



I turned them in to this king-sized quilt top!  I love it!  Thank you, Susan, for hosting the quilt along.  This is my first red/white/blue bed quilt.  I can't wait to quilt it.  This is the quilt I made in the Star Spangled QA at Susan's blog, Quilt Fabrication.  It just fit right in with the blues that I was working with for the month of June for the RSC15 (Rainbow Scrap Challenge, 2015).



grab button for quiltfabrication.blogspot.com  RSC 15