Saturday, October 10, 2015

RSC15 -- Brown

I feel like I haven't made an RSC block forever!  The only excuse that I have for not playing along is that I have been super busy with my chickens and ducks, and of course my family.  So here's one of the last blocks for the Pat Sloan Vacation Time Mystery quilt.  I'm making it in RSC colors (the current month plus the past month).  I need to make 32 little setting blocks to be all caught up on that mystery.  Here's my two "brown" blocks for this week:

Linking up with Angela at SewScrappy for the RSC15 (Rainbow Scrap Challenge, 2015).

RSC 15

Friday, October 9, 2015

Finally, A Friday Finish

I finally have a Friday finish so that I can link up with Richard & Tawnya Quilts for the Link-A-Friday Finish.  Check out all the finishes on their blog here.

I finally finished working on this Churn Dash quilt for a customer.  I thought it was done before, but it wasn't.  Because I quilted it in the extreme cold (10 degrees F) the machine did not have nice, even stitches.  Yes, the room is heated, but we don't keep that part heated all the time and the machine gets cold causing missed or loose stitches.  All fixed and done. 

It is quilted with a favorite Circle Lord template of mine called Egyptian Eye.

Sorry for the bad shadow, but I wanted to get a pic for today.

It's ready to go back to the customer next week.  Hopefully I will have another one of her quilts done so that they both can go back.  More on that one later (hopefully).  I'm quilting the last row on it, but I'm having tons of thread breakage due to funky thread.

LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts

Dog Gone Cute Blog Hop Schedule!

My Dog Gone Cute day is coming on the blog hop schedule!  Make sure you come back Tuesday, 10/13 and check it out!  Lorna's pattern and instructions are easy to follow and creates so much fun.  Check out all the other cute stuff and patterns on Lorna's blog, Sew Fresh Quilts.  Caution -- cuteness awaits!

If you're crunched for time, check out Lorna's patterns here.  They are sooooo cute!

Sew Fresh Quilts

Blog Hop Schedule

Tuesday, October 6
Karen of Run Sew Fun
Anja of Anja Quilts
Kelly of Quilting it Out

Thursday, October 8
Nina of Inchworming
Brandy of Pampered Pettit

Tuesday, October 13
Laurel of Quilts by Laurel

Thursday, October 15
Rachel of Quiltineering
Julie of Mack and Mable

Tuesday, October 20
Cathy of A Quilting Chick
Selina of Selina Quilts
Shauna of Shauna’s World
Kathy of Kayak Quilting

Thursday, October 22
Britt-Inger of Hill Valley Quilter
Judy of How ART You?
Louisa of Sewmotion

Tuesday, October 27
Stephanie of Jak and Will
Cristina of Pretty Little Quilts

Thursday, October 29
Abigail of Cut & Alter
Magdalena of iloveneutrals
Susie of Susie's Sunroom

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

WIP Wednesday 10.7.15

It's been so long since I've had a blog post that I don't know where to start.  This little kid of ours is keeping me busy.  I've also been working on the chicken area to get it ready for winter (pulling fence, putting up little buildings, putting in a little pond for the ducks...)  Whew.  My hobbies are busy ones.

Insert pic here... for some reason I can't get pics to insert today.  I'll get back to you when I can...

Here's a pic of #4 below.  It's a copy/paste pic from a previous post.  It's still on the longarm frame.

I've come up with a WIP priority list.  I'll be posting it for a while vs. my HUGE list.  I have things that need to be done with deadlines.  I have several customer quilts.  Many of them want them by Thanksgiving/Christmas.  Here's the short list:

1.  Finish my Dog Gone Cute pillow for the blog hop. Blog Hop schedule here.
2.  Trim and bind Lynn's OSU quilt (customer quilt.)
3.  Repair Lynn's antique quilt (needs binding made.)
4.  Finish quilting Sue's bright sky blue scrap quilt (customer quilt.)
5.  Longarm Julianne's Grand Illusion quilt (customer quilt.)
6.  Work on Pat Sloan's Vacation Time quilt blocks using RSC15 colors.
7.  Longarm Suzie's quilt #1 (customer quilt.)
8.  Longarm Suzie's quilt #2 (customer quilt.)
9.  Longarm and finish Scrap Dance table runner (quilting template to arrive 10/8/15.)
10. Keep up on the Midnight Mystery QA.
11. Work on Humble Quilts Mystery QA (mini). Finishing instructions here.

I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced today
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Sunday, September 13, 2015

On the Frame

This aqua blue bordered scrappy quilt is on the longarm frame now.  It's for a customer.  I decided to do it while I still had my Circle Lord Cosmos template taped to the table.  This is just the first row.  I like the acid blue thread.

Hopefully Julianne's Grand Illusion quilt will be next and I can continue with the quilts that need quilted with the Circle Lord Jester's template. ~~Shout out to JULIANNE!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Gypsy Queen Mystery Quilt @ Cora's Quilts


I'm finished with step two of the Gypsy Queen Mystery Quilt at Cora's Quilts.  Here's all my half-square triangle blocks.

Gypsy Queen Mystery Quilt Along @ Cora's Quitls


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

WIP Wednesday 9.9.15

Still working on getting back into the groove... School is in full force now.  Let's get ready to longarm -- and finish!  Here's what happened this week:

I finished this table runner for a friend.  The blocks are Tall Fly blocks won from the February, 2013, Block Lotto.

I finished another tumbler rug.  This is part of Bonnie Hunter's Tumbler Challenge project.  I love my little border on this one!

I finished the August indigo blocks for the RSC15 Sampler.  Love these blocks!

I completed the August assignment for the Pat Sloan Vacation Time 2015 Mystery Quilt.  Here they are strung across my desk:

I did a lot of weeding.  My chickens seemed to appreciate it and hopped on this old stump for a fun photo.

 I made this little chicken coop out of scrap items (wood) that I got for free on Craigslist.  I also did a lot of weeding to get the area clear around it.  I told my husband that I could make a coop for almost free.  Working with wood was a little similar to quilting.  I had to measure and measure again, than cut and put it back together.  I have a few more woodworking projects in my mind.  I just need time.

Here's the little stand with perches on it for the hens that I bred and raised myself.  There's also a drawer (community) nesting box behind the privacy curtains where they can lay eggs in peace.  It is made of vintage billboards (as is a lot of the coop).

New Projects This Week

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)
Completed this week:
1.  Tall Fly table runner (Block Lotto win) (on the longarm frame)
57 -- Current WIPS
I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced today
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced