Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Yay! I've completed my Star Stuck blocks! Next is to sew the top into a flimsy!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Stash Report Week #26

*Nothing* seems to be the common thread this week! :)

Fabric added this week: 0 yards
Fabric added this year: +146 yards

Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used this year: -141 yards

Net fabric for the year: +5 yards

What I accomplished this week: I sewed a few Star Stuck blocks

Goals for next week: continue sewing Star Struck blocks.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer 2011 *To Sew* List

I am dividing my list into three categories this quarter: personal, donation and blocks. So here we go!


grocery bags
Oconomowoc ugly fabric challenge


4 QOV pillowcases


dryer sheet

Short and sweet. I also want to make cards that I will need throughout the year this summer. We'll *see* how I do! :)

Summer Solstice

June 21, 2011 is the official beginning of summer with the summer solstice.

Image from here.

Time for me to review my Spring 2011 Sewing Goals and set my Summer Goals.

As you can *see* from my List, I finished some projects but not others. I'm thinking for Summer 2011~it will be a time to catch up and finish a few projects! One of these projects has been hanging around on my list forever! Time to get it done! :)

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Another Quick Finish

DD asked for a water bottle cover. A few adjustments to the pattern for the smaller bottle and she was ready to go! I told her that she could pick any fabric and waved my hand at the mess...she replied, "oh boy~you NEED to clean and organize this!"

Out of the mouth of!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Design Wall Monday

My current project. The Star Stuck quilt pattern, found here.

Stash Report Week #25

Yay! I had a finish! and I didn't buy!

Fabric added this week: +0 yards
Fabric added this year: +146 yards

Fabric used this week: -9.5 yards
Fabric used this year: -141 yards

Net fabric for the year: +5 yards

What I accomplished this week: finished D4P and pillowcase

Goals for next week: sew as much as possible! :)

Happy Belated Father's Day

I made Father's Day cards for DH and Grandpa.

First: DH's card with $1.00

Second: Grandpa's card with $20.00

I simply Google Search: *How to Fold a Dollar Bill into a Shirt* for directions. There are at least a page of choices for directions.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy Belated Birthday Cher

Last night, my online quilting group~the FAB's~were able to get together for Cher's Belated Birthday Party and gift opening. The 2011 FAB Challenge is to make a gift for each member's birthday!

My gifts to Cher were three pillowslip covers (only one pictured here) inspired by Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew. I had made Cher three Fall pillowslip covers last Fall in one of our 2010 FAB Challenges. So now, she can change out her pillowslip covers with the seasons. Well~she is missing winter. lol.

original tutorial is found here.

I also included a water bottle cover made from a Groovy Girl pattern I received earlier in the year. It is a Terry Atkinson design that was included in her Groovy Girl class that I took at The Quilted Basket quilt shop.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Yay! The Disappearing 4 Patch is complete! In time for the Graduation Party on Saturday, June 18th. Which, btw, is my Mom's 89th birthday! Her birthday wish?! A visit from her children! I am also going to give her a pile of $ingles so that she will be able to tip her hair dresser. Mom says she has already *used* the pile of $ingles we gave her at Christmas. Shhh...don't spill the beans! :)

D4P tutorial may be found here. I saw on my trolls through the web that there is a Disappearing 16 Patch...ummm...might have to give that one a try too!

The Curly Heart panto. Seriously, once the long arm is fixed~I really need to change out this panto. But it is so much fun! and thread easy!

A Michigan State pillowcase~all from stash. I know~sometimes the stash is a good thing. and this is not the same MSU fabric that is on the back of the quit! :)

ps. Gotta LOVE that my *holder* is home on summer vacation! Wonder how many quilts and things she will hold for me until she gets *tired* of it?! Thanks DD! :)
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Design Wall Tuesday

This is as far as I have gotten on the All People Quilt pattern, Skinny Strips. So far, I am not loving it. Hey, I'm not even liking it! and I am seriously considering abandoning this pattern and trying something totally different with my 2.5 inch strips. I am thinking that sewing many straight seams at 61 inches will test my sanity! :) well~what little I have left! lol. Back to sewing the binding on the D4p~it's due to be gifted this weekend! :)
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Monday, June 13, 2011

Stash Report Week #24

I am beginning to sound like a broken No finishes but I did buy over the 'net.

Fabric added this week: +10 yards
Fabric added this year: +146 yards

Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used this year: -131.5 yards

Net for the year: +14.5 yards (added)

What I accomplished the week: I, um, made some cards. :)

Goals for this week: finish D4P! The graduation party is Saturday!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Card Making (and not very QUILTY!)

I have two High School Graduation parties to attend this month in Michigan. So I have been playing in the card making stash this week! My Mom also asked that I make a card for her to give.

First up: a money holder card for our niece who wished for ca$h and not a quilt. Tutorial found here. I had to make some adjustments as I didn't have the slit punch or many *graduation* stamps. DD and I were at the scrap booking store so I brought a sticker set that worked nicely in these cards.

Second: A more traditional card inspired by the sketch at Mojo Monday. I made a few adjustments so it would fit into a traditional envelope.

Third: Another traditional card.

Fourth: A money holder card. Unfortunately, I made it to fit into a regular envelope but you have to fold the ca$h or check inside the card. :( Directions found here.

Fifth: A money holder card. This one I made longer. Better for the ca$h but doesn't fill the envelope.

Sixth: Thought I would switch to a money holder Birthday card. I made it a little taller~well~as tall as would work for the 8 1/2 inch piece of card stock. :) This is better~but there is still some empty space in the envelope. A work in progress that is developing. I did search the web and found that a monarch size envelope would work for the money holder cards but I wonder if it would mail for 44 cents?!

On the quilty front: I quilted the green and white D4P but my tensioner spring snapped off on the longarm~need to order a new one and replace it before more quilting will happen. :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

More Stash!

yay! The backing fabric arrived~along with a few friends!

+10 yards
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Heading to the dentist for the first part of a new crown. :(

image from Google search: here

Monday, June 6, 2011

Design Table Monday

While I wait for my Michigan State backing fabric to arrive, I pulled for another project.

My friend, LindaJ found this pattern, Skinny Strips Quilt on the All People Quilt site and I thought it would work as my next QOV. I already had the blue cut into 2.5 inch strips and found this gold in the stash. The pattern calls for 3 yards of the tone-on-tone and I am just shy of that. I was able to cut the 37~2.5 inch strips of gold but will need to bind in another fabric...most likely a scrappy blue binding. I will need to make a few other cutting adjustments as my gold doesn't measure the full 42 inches the pattern calls for...oh well. The quilt will either be a bit narrower or the blue strips a bit longer in the finished piece. Either way, just a minor adjustment! and I need minor after my Disappearing Pinwheel and D4P! :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Stash Report Week #23

Nothing added and nothing finished. I did buy over the web but, so far, those purchases haven't appeared on my door step.

Fabric added this week: 0 yards
Fabric added this year: +136 yards

Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used this year: -131.5 yards

Net fabric for the year: +4.5 yards (added)

What I accomplished this week:

pieced Green & White D4P to flimsy, pieced Disappearing Pinwheels to a flimsy

Goals for next week:

quilt Green & White D4P, start another project

DD's last day of 6th grade is Friday! yikes! where did the year go?!
Look for a new set of goals for summer sewing and stuff arriving next week!

Saturday, June 4, 2011


...that didn't work!

The question I quilt it up and give it as a NICU quilt?

Name? The Disappearing Green Pinwheels!

Curling ribbon tutorial will be found here.
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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Disappearing 4 Patch

I finished the Green & White D4P to a flimsy today! yay!

I also ordered the Michigan State backing fabric today! yay!

tutorial may be found here. yay!
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