Monday, December 2, 2019

Design Wall Monday 12.2.2019

...or what I'm working on.

I started a fabric wreath while I was away for Thanksgiving. It started simply as a way to keep busy. I cut two different blues 1.5 x 9.5 inches. I looped the fabric around a metal frame I purchased at the Dollar Tree. I also purchased a few glittery white snowflakes. I am actually kinda liking it.

Wreath inspiration found here.

sorry for the sideways pic, I can't quite figure out how to rotate pictures from my phone...

I'll hang it on the outside of my house in January. I'm totally into Dollar Tree Decor! lol

Linking up with:

Judy at Doll Quilts and Small Quilts

and

Beth at Monday Making

Thursday, November 28, 2019



from my sewing space to your sewing space...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! on Wednesday 11.27.2019

Well, I finished the brick quilt and it was chosen as a gift for a member of the guild's Christmas family (a grandpa!). Perfect. Only I didn't take a picture with the binding on. Trust me, it has the binding...lol

pattern: brick wall found here.

panto: large scribbles (I really out to change this panto out)

I like it, sorta, not real sure that I'll make another. There are other patterns that I like better...






Linking up with

Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, November 25, 2019

Design Wall Monday 11.25.2019

So, my friend and table mate at retreat made this quilt from donated fabric.

It is based on this quilt, tutorial found here.


















I was aware that the Ocon Quilt Guild has way more girly quilts that boyish quilts. So I dug into my browns and cut for the brick wall quilt.

Here is my version...

Always a rebel...I wanted my streak to go the other way!

:)

Linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Friday, November 22, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! 11.22.2019

Yay!

Another crumb quilt finished! I now have 4 completed for my demo in January 2020. Cool.

pattern: mile-a-minute blocks, one tutorial here.

I squares my blocks to 6.5 inches.

pattern inspiration found here!

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

and

Alycia at Finish or NOT Friday

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

WIP Wednesday 11.20.2019

I'm quilting down the last of the current crumb block quilts.

pattern: mile-a-minute block

I square my blocks to 6.5 inches

panto: large scribbles


I played bobbin chicken on this quilt...and LOST!

Short by about 3 inches...

Linking up with:

Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, November 18, 2019

Design Wall Monday 11.18.2019

I decided to dig into my 2.5 inch red and blue strips. To jazz it up, I thought I would make the Jelly Roll Race 2 using red/white/blue little squares.

Good plan, right?

I followed MSQC tutorial.

I kept track of my beginning and end-to make life easier.

Somehow, my little squares are mostly clumped together?

I don't get it.

I'm having a comprehension issue...

Maybe I need to give this pattern another whirl?!

Linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

and

Beth at Monday Making

Friday, November 15, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! 11.15.2019

Yay!


The first crumb quilt from retreat is quilted and bound. Way ahead of my January schoolhouse!

pattern: Mile-a-minute blocks, tutorial here.

panto: large scribbles




My donation basket to my day guild. Six food related fat quarters rolled into roses/lollipops!

You can find the tutorial here.


Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

and

Alycia at Finish or NOT Friday


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

WIP Wednesday 11.13.2019

I finished piecing the next 'spare parts' flimsy!

It's a little on the WILD side...even for me. LOL

I'm also happy to report that NOW I can close the lid to my blue 'spare parts'! Yay!

pattern credit: I've had this itty bitty photo of 'spare parts' on the sewing room wall FOREVER!

Linking up with

Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, November 11, 2019

Design Wall Monday 11.11.2019

More crumbs!

This is as far as I got today before calling it quits so I could attend my guild board meeting. Over the weekend, I made a few cream colored crumb blocks and a few reds to balance the design. I was surprised at the number of blues I need to make to complete this design!

Today I made more blue crumb blocks!

I then had the bright idea to dump my blue leftover fabric bin and sort out the pieces I won't use. I have changed the leftovers that I keep and which work best for me. The pieces I won't use will go into pillowcases to be given to the local animal shelter for beds...

Linking up with

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

and

Beth at Monday Making

Friday, November 8, 2019

Retreat Review Part Three...11.8.2019

Whoop! Whoop!

I finished piecing the last two projects that I started at retreat last weekend!

The yellow crumb flimsy.

The red/blue crumb flimsy.

Wow! The navy surround looks black!


Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict 

and

Alycia at Finish or Not Friday

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Retreat Review Part Two...11.7.2019

At retreat, we also had two optional sewing activities.

The first one was a Quilt-as-you-go mug rug from June Tailor. Some how I ended up with the one with the flying geese! Not exactly my specialty but I stuck it out!

The second project was a grocery bag. I had a little trouble with this but fortunately my table mate was working on her second one and helped me through my first one!
















Edit: I found a link for this bag!

https://www.shabbyfabrics.com/Assets/Downloads/ReusableGroceryBag_forDownload.pdf

(you'll need to copy and paste into your browsers then head to YouTube/Shabby Fabrics to find the tutorial and directions :/ )

I aslo was able to set my 'Falling Crumbs' into a flimsy.

pattern inspiration: MSQC Falling Charms 


I aslo pulled the stack of yellow crumbs from retreat and started sewing those.


Now back to the sewing room...

Monday, November 4, 2019

Retreat Review 11.4.2019

I had a very productive retreat!

I finished sewing the binding back on this hockey quilt.

pattern info:

Maple Island's Scooch Over One


I pieced a donation quilt.

pattern info: Fabric Cafe's Sew Fast


I pieced my family's Christmas gift, shhhh! It's secret!

pattern info:

Maple Island's Scooch Over Two

I also made the blocks for another quilt. Crumb blocks sashed on two sides.

pattern inspiration:

MSQC Falling Charms

I have more to share but need to take a few more pictures...




Linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts



Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Design Wall Tuesday 10.29.2019...

...maybe!

I quilted down my QOV FB Stars panel challenge that is due December 1, 2019. Design will be revealed sometime close to December 1st!

For now, all I can show is the panel the participants used in their creations.

See this pile of fabric? My mission today is to cut and kit as I am going to guild retreat on Thursday!

Wish me luck!


Linking up with

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Friday, October 25, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! 10.25.2019

It's a finish!

I just put the last stitches in the binding earlier today...by machine, of course!

quilt info: Plus quilt.
                 It's a combination of many web patterns.

panto info: large squibbles



Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

and

Alycia at Finish or Not Friday

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

WIP Wednesday 10.23.2019

It's a flimsy!

As I suspected, this went together really fast even with some seam ripping happening. Maple Island quilt patterns are fun since they usually use larger pieces of focus fabrics and some sort of optical illusion piecing. I was debating about adding a border but it's about 55 x 74 before quilting.


pattern: Scooch Over I by Maple Island Quilts

you'll need to scroll to find it!


Linking up with:

Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, October 21, 2019

Design Wall Monday 10.21.2019

I started on my next quilt. The plan for this one is to use as many as my hockey prints that I can!

I cut my hockey fabric.

I cut and sewed the parts of the blocks.

Now onto the sewing! If I can keep everything straight, it ought to assemble quickly.

pattern: Scooch Over I by Maple Island Quilts

you'll need to scroll down to find it.




Linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! 10.19.2019

on a Saturday!

I finished piecing the green plus quilt to a flimsy!

Whoop! Whoop!

pattern: combination of many plus
             quilts

             see my pinterest board 
             here...

             I have a lot of pins....










Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

and

Alycia at Finish or Not Friday

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

WIP Wednesday 10.16.2019

First eight rows completed, only ten more to place and sew!

pattern: combination of Plus quilts
             inspiration on my Pinterest 
             board.
   
You'll need to scroll as this is a conglomeration of ideas!

Linking up with:

Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, October 14, 2019

Design Wall Monday 10.14.2019

Today I started on my green/yellow plus quilt.

If completed on time, this will be a donation for the neighborhood fundraiser. Recently, a neighbor started treatment for brain cancer and the neighbors are getting together to help raise money for the family. Unfortunately I will be at my quilt retreat during the event, but the organizers are looking for donations to raffle off, and what? would be better than a quilt to snuggle under?!

Of course, I started by cutting a few 5 inch squares.

Next, the layout begins. I chose to cut into my greens and use yellow as the background. (hint hint: I live in Wisconsin and it IS football season!)

I'll have to design in two segments as:

1. my wall is not big enough and
2. I'm short...

pattern: combination of many found on the internet:

My Pinterest board contains my inspirations.





Linking up today with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

and

Beth at Monday Making

and

Cynthia at Oh! Scrap! Quilting is More Fun than Housework

Friday, October 11, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! 10.11.2019

Small project finish fast!

My new mats in our bedroom.

















Also one for under my plants.



I also had some extra time so I made myself a new purse to carry on my vacation to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon.

pattern: Terry Atkinson's Tag Along purse

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

WIP Wednesday 10.9.2019

Small blocks sew sooo fast~

Monday, October 7, 2019

Design Wall Monday 10.7.2019

A little fun project for me.

I'm sewing up a few 4 Patch Posies in fall colors!

The original fabric.














A few of the blocks.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! 10.4.2019

Fast, Finish and Fantastic as Rebecca would say!

pattern: Warm Wishes

my modifications:

1. add more blocks for desired size

2. rails cut at 2.5 inches
    subcut at 6.5 inches

panto: large scribbles



Linking up with

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict 

and

Alycia at Finish or Not Friday

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

WIP Wednesday 10.2.2019

Assembled!

Talk about quick!

pattern: Warm Wishes

my modifications:

1. add as many blocks to reach desired size

2. use 2.5 inch strips in rails
    subcut at 6.5 inches


Linking up with

Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, September 30, 2019

Design Wall Monday 9.30.2019

My nephew and his wife had their second baby about 2 weeks ago. I was a little surprised as I thought the baby was due closer to October but...I guess, babies arrive when they arrive!

So...I dug into my box of novelties, as is my tradition for newborns, and stated piecing this quilt. I love to use the Warm Wishes pattern. The rails are the same fabric on either side of a different fabric. Blue was my chosen color as the baby is a HE! I think I  did either pink or purple for his older sister.

Here are all the pieces ready to be sewn together.

pattern info: Warm Wishes

I made a few adjustments over the years:

1. I add (usually) more blocks to create a bigger quilt
2. I use all 2.5 inch strips for my rails...
     its just easier cutting for me. :)








Linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

and

Beth at Monday Making