Wednesday, August 17, 2022

WIP Wednesday 8.17.2022

 I finished my Alycia's Steppers to a flimsy!

Here are the blocks ready to sew together.

and ta-da! The flimsy!

pattern credit: Alycia's Steppers

Linking up with Susan at MidWeek Makers

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Design Wall Monday on a Tuesday! 8.16.2022

Last week, I caved and started a patriotic Steppers quilt! I was so excited to work on it that I forgot to take a picture of the intial fabric pull. Doh! I have a bin of 3.5 inch cut strips so I dug into that and pulled out the blue and red ones. i decided to sew all the reds together and all the blues together and use white as the accent.

In a jiffy I had all the blocks made...this step went really fast!

pattern credit: Alycia's Steppers

On Sunday, this happened...again. DD is on the move. This time out of her downtown Milwaukee apartment to one in the suburbs. She is leaving a studio apartment and moved into a 2 bedroom upper in a house. This is the return of the trailer Monday afternoon.

DD took me to her downtown coffee shop, where dogs are welcomed and even get a 'pup cup of whipping cream'.

We drove through downtown Chicago on our way back to Michigan. There was a wreck on the by-pass that would have added an hour to our drive. Thank goodness for maps and our I phone information technology.

Today I headed over to downtown Grand Rapids for the AQS Quilt Show QOV Booth. In the last 36 hours, I have been in downtown Milwaukee, driven through downtown Chicago and staying in downtown Grand Rapids. Here's the view of the river from my room. I guess, when it pours as I have hardly BEEN anywhere this year! Guess I making up for it this week!

and not to disappoint, here is my booth. I was told to bring a couple of rwb quilts but have found out others are bringing some, too. I made a few of the 2022 QOV Floating Churn dashes for decorations but think they will come down. They are up a little haphazardly. This will be my daytime home for the next few days.

Linking up with Judy at Design Wall Monday

Saturday, August 13, 2022

SoScrappy Saturday 8.13.2022

Today is the second Saturday of August of the color orange! Time for the wonky stars! I am humbled by the lack of orange in the stash. So far I have resisted buying more yardage to make more stars. One will shine in the quilt...I hope.

pattern credit: Google search or Pinterest will yield many tutorials

Linking up with SoScrappy Saturday


Friday, August 12, 2022

Finish or NOT Friday 8.12.2022

Today's blog post is full of inspiration from Alycia at Alycia Quilts!

Thanks for all you do, Alycia! 💜

All I have left is to sew the binding back on these cuties! I plan on attempting to do that during the AQS Grand Rapids show when the QOV booth is slow.

Cutie 1:

pattern credit: rail fence block from Alycia's Patriot Clue 2
pantograph: serpentine

Cutie 2:

pantograph: serpentine

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

WIP Wednesday 8.10.2022

I made the alternate block for the Bonded Pair, a simple rail fence block. But...something seems 'not right' to me.

So I added a Flying Friend and moved the bottom row to the top.

It seems a little better to me, so I added a couple of borders.

I hope that after quilting, I will like it better! Sometimes, that's the case.

pattern credit: Rail fence blocks...from Alycia's Patriot Clue 2

Flags for Sue had it's turn on the long arm. I tend to run in cycles on the long arm. I'll quilt down a whole bunch of my quilts and then shift to the Casual Quilters' QOV's.

pattern credit: Alycia's Flags for Sue

If you're looking for quilting inspiration, hop on over to Alycia's blog! She is one creative girl!

Linking up today with Susan at MidWeek Makers


Monday, August 8, 2022

Design Wall Monday 8.8.2022

I pulled fabric to work in another quilt with one of the eagle pillow panels. This panel I think I'll refer to as 'the Bonded Pair'. It's going to be a simple and maybe, somewhat boring quilt. Or maybe simple and quiet might describe it better!

Linking up with Judy at Design Wall Monday

Saturday, August 6, 2022

SoScrappy Saturday 8.6.2022

Today is the first Saturday of August of the color orange! Just in time, I made my crumby hearts along with their cut off triangles!

pattern credit: Scrappy Improve hearts

Linking up with SoScrappy Saturday. Hop on over and see all the orange scrappy wonderfulness!

Friday, August 5, 2022

Finish or NOT Friday 8.5 2022

I'm inching closer to a finish on the Mt. Rushmore Eagle quilt. I managed to finish the quilting and apply the binding to the front. This is as far as it goes for now. I volunteered to watch the Michigan Quilt of Valor booth at the AQS Grand Rapids 2022 show. The show starts on Wednesday August 17th and runs through Saturday August 20th. I thought I would take a few quilts and see if I can get the hand sewing of the binding back while the booth is slow.

pattern credit: *modified nine patches or
                            Mock Trip Around the World by Quilting Assistant
                       *Bev's Stars (Bev's take on this strippy star ruler)

setting based on this quilt (I think this was a Google search of 'Marine Corps Quilts):

I also moved my Flags for Sue quilt along to a flimsy. Once again, I opted not to use all the flag blocks that had the floral in the star zone.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

WIP Wednesday 8.3.2022

I have the Mt. Rushmore Eagle on the longarm. I really wanted to change up the panto but in the end...serpentine won! Serpentine gives such a nice even coverage and doesn't use a lot of thread!

pattern credit:    *Modified nine patch or
                                Mock Trip Around the World by Quilting Assistant
                            *Bev's Stars (based on this strippy star ruler)

I'm also making progress on my Flags for Sue. Here are the parts ready to sew together. Guess what?! I still feel that the floral in the 'star zone' is too feminine a look. So, I'm going to use one in the lower right corner and use other various navy fabrics in the 'start zone'.

Here are a few on the design wall. 

pattern credit: Flags for Sue

layout credit: found on Alycia's blog here

Linking up with Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, August 1, 2022

Design Wall Monday 8.1.2022

 I finished the top/bottom borders on the Mt. Rushmore eagle panel. It seems as if the eagles have over taken this quilt but I like it!

pattern credit: *Modified Nine Patch or
                            Quilting Assistant Mock Trip Around the World 
                        *Bev's Stars (Bev's take on this strippy star ruler)

setting credit (it must have been from my Google search of 'Marine Corps Quilt')

I pulled fabric for my next project. Well, I thought I would make a few more Flags for Sue blocks and it would be a quick project. I had  three that I used a floral for the 'star area' that I decided not to use in another project so I was a quarter of the way done since I had three made and wanted 12 blocks total. At least that is how my mind saw it! LOL I had found more of the floral blue at the store so I thought, 'Let's do this!' 

Flags for Sue is a block that Alycia did a block drive as a memorial for Sue after her passing in 2018.