Monday, April 30, 2012

Design Wall Monday

In July, 2011, Cher gifted the FAB friends this panel and a sampling of the companion fabrics, from Wisconsin to Alabama to Oregon (x2!) to British Columbia, Canada we stretch.

Saturday was *our* day to meet online to chat and sew!  it is very rare that all five of us are in one place at any given time to chat~what fun we had.  :)   Each also sewed as long as she was able.  I had to leave the sew-in early to pick up DD from her sleepover.

I didn't have a plan where I was heading with this quilt except that I wanted to have 9 patches as an alternate block.  I simply *let it happen*. 

I cut the panel like this.

I then added as I went along.  I wish now that I would have framed the smaller animal blocks totally in black so as not to lose the 9 patches in the sea of darker blue.  I also wish that I had made the bottom black border wider, too.  I did add black, the light blue in the border and both the green grass and dark blue in the 9 patch fabrics.

I am not a pattern designer and now I know *why*!  I have a new respect and admiration for all you pattern designers out in blogland~well done, my friends! 

Well done on designing patterns! :)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Stash Update Week #18

No fabric added and no fabric used....I am in a rut!

fabric added this week:  0 yards
fabric added this year:  +87.5 yards

fabric used this week: 0 yards
fabric used this year:  -109.5 yards

net fabric for the year:  -22.0 yards  ~used~

What I accomplished this week:

pieced *Spaceship on the Go* to a flimsy
helped DD tie a fleece quilt

Goals for this week:

quilt and bind *Spaceship on the Go*
work on Cher's panel challenge

This is the original panel that Cher sent to us in July, 2011 after she had attended the Sister's Quilt Show in Oregon.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Finish Week 25

This week's finish is brought to you by my darling daughter.  She decided on Wednesday night that she wanted to make a fleece tie blanket as a girlfriend birthday gift for a sleepover party today!  So yesterday after school we went to JAF and she picked out the fleece.  After supper, she cut and I helped tie.  Two hours later~a completed tie fleece blanket.  Its in the range of 54 x78.  BTW, darling daughter slept with it last night to give it a test sleep.

The report:  perfectly cozy and warm!  :)

Link ups this week:

AmandaJean at Crazy Mom Quilts
Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Now the *Spaceship on the Go* is ready to quilt.


pattern source:  McCall's Baby on the Go, pattern here.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Design Wall Monday

A little progress on my *Spaceship on the Go* top.

I made all the blocks and sashed.

pattern source:  McCall''s Baby on the Go pattern, found here.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Stash Update Week #17

Nothing in, nothing out, no finishes.  Sums up my week! 

Last week, I blamed the *little one* being home from 7th grade on my lack of motivation.  This week, it was all ME!  Next week~WILL BE BETTER!

fabric added this week: 0 yards
fabric added year to date:  +87.5 yards

fabric used this week:  0 yards
fabric used this year:  -109.5 yards

net fabric for the year: -22.0 yards  ~used~

What I accomplished this week:

*let's not talk about it*  :)

Goals for next week:

work on *Spaceships on the GO* (my blocks so far and the pattern)
prep for Saturday sewing day

Today is Game 2 of the playoffs for the Milwaukee Admirals.  We lost Game 1 on Friday.  :(
Best of 5 games this year so the Ads need to win or our season will be over....

Here's our guy, #36 Brodie Dupont getting a little physical with an Abbortsford Heat player.  BTW, #4 Scott Ford recieved a 2 minute minor and a 10 minute game misconduct pair of penalties for his part in the scrum...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I started making the blocks for the 'Spaceships on the Go'.

This is the set as in the pattern.

I wasn't totally *sold* on it. So I re-arranged a little bit thinking I might like it better if the orange print was every other block.

Now~I'm not so sure which layout I like better.  Each will have sashings of the light blue. I do know that I want to increase the size so that the quilt finishes at about 53 x 63.  A quilt the baby will grow into to.  :)

pattern source:  McCall's Baby on the Go, found here.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Stash Update Week #16

More on my week that wasn't.....

fabric added this week:  0 yards
fabric added this year:  +87.5 yards

fabric used this week:  0 yards
fabric used this year:  -109.5 yards

net fabric for the year:  -22.0 yards  ~used~

What I accomplished this week:

made and sewed a wonky star label onto a!  baby steps!  lol

Goals for next week:

work on baby quilt

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Week That Wasn't...

...with DD home on spring break from 7th grade, not much sewing was done.

All I managed to sew was this rainbow wonky star label.  I actually pieced the star and sewed it onto the quilt!  Now the quilt is READY to be gifted!   :)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I'm So Happy!

all we needed was a new modem!

I actually did the *honors* of plugging it in and the modem worked!  :)  I do believe that I am one of the least techie peeps I know!  :)

Hurray for internet!  Now if I had only accomplished something in the sewing room to share!  :(

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Computer Problems...

....we are experiencing computer problems here at Bell Creek Quilts.  Technician is scheduled to be out next TUESDAY!!!!  Hopefully, they will be out sooner to diagnose our problems but until then...

Happy Surfing and Happy Quilting!

ps  I'm blogging from Perkins and listening to the end of the Admirals game....

ps2  Not sure when I will be able to email you if you leave a comment but I appreciate your blog lovin'!

My Next Project

 I'm prepping for my next project by adding to the stash.

+6 yards

McCall's Baby on the Go pattern.  Hope my choices work out!  :)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Stash Update Week #15

I had two finishes this week!

fabric added this week:  0 yards
fabric added this year:  +87.5 yards

fabric used this week:  -9 yards
fabric used this year:  -109.5 yards

net fabric for this year:  -22.0 yards  ~used~

What I accomplished this week:

finished Basket wall hanging
assembled, quilted and bound Rainbow Crumbs

Goals for next week:

work on a baby quilt

I was really struggling with exactly *what* to make.  I have made most of my *go to* patterns so I don't really want to make another yet I want something that will be quick yet *nice*~if you *know* what I mean...

I found 'Baby on the Go'....pattern here: Web Bonus from Quick Quilts Feb/March 2012 issue

I think it will to shop the stash for some fabric!  or maybe the quilt store for baby appropriate fabric!  :)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Rainbow Crumb!

I finished the binding on the Rainbow Crumb earlier today.  DD is a sweetie~and held it for it's *glamour shot*.  At 60 x 72~Rainbow Crumbs is just a tad bigger than DD!  :)

The Curly Hearts panto by Lorien Quilting.

DD *sleeping*.  maybe.  maybe not.  :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Friday Finish Week 22

My finish for this week is that I completed the Rainbow Crumbs to a flimsy.  Not the best of pictures but you get the *idea*  :)

Now onto the quilting and binding....

I'm linking up with AmandaJean from Crazy Mom Quilts and Sarah from Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Notice anything wrong?!

I miscounted the number of blue block parts and I am short two.  Need to sew those up then I can start on the assembly of the quilt flimsy.  :)

Monday, April 2, 2012

March Color Palette Challenge

When JudyL posted about the year long Color Palette Challenge, I didn't think I would join in. But them I saw her basket quilt, here and developed a serious case of *basket envy*.  Not fatal but I had the urge to make myself a basket wall hanging. 

I found this May Button Wall Hanging from Joined at the Hip  (you will need to scroll down to the May Button Up picture!) on my friend's LindaJ's blog and thought I could make that!

Vicki provides the Color Palette and this was March's colors.

This is my basket quilt for the March Color Palette Challenge.  Now hanging in the family room where the Valentine Wall Hanging was!  The basket of flowers should be able to *hang around* for a spell.  :)  The yellow is actually brighter but is washed out in the photo....   :(....
To see other  March Color Pallete inspirations, click here.

To see *what* I was doing yesterday instead of sewing, click here.  make sure to scroll to the video portion and *watch*!  First man off the bench to aid Jeremy Smith is non other than Mr. Brodie Dupont~one of DD and my scrapbook players!  Brodie is so mild mannered when you talk to him!  :) Hard to believe he was first in the Super Scrum!

Design Wall Monday

This Monday my design space is my ironing board.  I have been making the Rainbow Crumb quilt parts.  :)

For more inspiration, see JudyL's Patchwork Times.

Stash Update Week #14

I didn't add any fabric and I had a finish!

fabric added this week:  0 yards
fabric added this year:  +87.5 yards

fabric used this week:  -9.5 yards
fabric used this year:  -100 yards

net fabric for the year:  -13.0 yards ~used~

What I accomplished this week:

pieced and quilted Blue Portuguese Tiles

Goals for next week:

finish March color palette challenge
work on Rainbow Crumb quilt