Friday, June 28, 2013

I'm ME!

Like the others...just so you know I'm me...  :)

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Time for an UPDATE!

The last time I posted a *To Sew* List was in December 2012 ~ way past time for an UPDATE!  Let's see how I did since then....

Time for my Winter 2013 *To Sew* Wish List


1. place mats: February, March  Not done
2. DD's bed quilt  Finished
3. Lake Country Challenge due December 2012~January place mats  Finished ~ in January 2013
4. aprons Not Done...but hey, I'm 6 months away from Christmas 2013!

1. blue ridge beauty  Finished
2. quilt #1  Finished
3. virginia bound  Not Done but I have a PLAN!
4. quilt #3 Not Done
5. blue wicked easy I used the fabric for another project so I'm counting this as done!
6. quilt #5  Done


1. sew 3 more Quilts of Valor to a flimsy Done
2. quilt the 6 of 12 I will have. Sorta...I did just recently send 6 QOV's out to Alycia.


I made 4 children's quilts and posted for H2H as part of Sarah's challenge.

I have a few quilt giving events comping up this summer so I will be working on gift quilts.  I am also going to try and at least piece donation quilts every month so that I will have a stash waiting to be quilted.  I have also volunteered to quilt for a few friends and the Oconomowoc Quilters so I will need to work those in, too.  Looks like summer will be a busy quilting time.  :)  soooo....

Summer 2013 *To Sew* Wish List


Niece wedding in August
Another niece baby due in September
Friend's baby gifts...twins due in August (boy and girl)
Various friends' birthday gifts


Quilts of Valor
Children's ministry

ps:  Happy Summer Soltice

Friday, June 21, 2013

Whoop! Whoop! 6.21.2013

I put the finishes touches on this QOV while DD was at her last day of Crazy8's camp this morning.

pattern source:  Framed (you will need to scroll to the end of the page for this pattern.)

panto source:  Stars and crescents found here.

The *faux flange* tutorial found here.  I changed it up a bit and sewed on the main color and not the accent.

While I was *in process* with the *faux flange* I didn't think I would like it but I DO!

Whoop! Whoop!

I'm linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and
Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

WIP Wednesday

This week DD has four different hockey camps!  One is every day this week from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon!  Another is Monday night from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm and another is Tuesday night from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm and the last one is Thursday nights from 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm.  PHEW!  but let's not forget the Church Youth program...Matchbox Summer Nights...meets Wednesday nights from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  :)

Needless to say that I am spending lots of time travelling to and from the rinks.

I also am spending time watching DD.  :)

(DD is in the blue jersey closest to the player in the white jersey!)

There has been little time to quilt but I did manage to quilt this QOV down while she was at morning camp today.

pattern source:  Framed with extra borders, found here.   You need to scroll to the bottom of the page.

panto:  Stars and Crescents found here.

While DD took a nap this afternoon, I did get in a little sewing of the 9 patches and cut the side/corner triangles for my next Framed quilt.  This one uses 9 inch finished squares.

Monday, June 17, 2013

What I'm Working On...

...this is what I decided to do with this quilt to bring it up closer to QOV size. 

I added a checkered border of the two border fabrics to help with the transition.  For the *pop* of red I was thinking about making the faux flange as described here.  One fly in the ointment ~ I'm out of the darker blue!  rats...maybe I'll head back to the store and *see* if I can find some!  :)

pattern source:  Framed by Karen Johnson.  You just need to scroll to the bottom of the page.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Occasionally, I quilt charity quilts for the Oconomowoc Quilt Guild.  The charity arm of the guild recently decided to pull fabric for kits for the members to piece.  The next step is for the quilts to be quilted (I'm one of the quilting volunteers!).  The next hand off is for binding.  The Charity organizers thought this system will help to alleviate the stress associated with donating a completed quilt.  *Many hands make light work*  type of thing happening.  

So I present the most recent quiltings for the Oconomowoc Quilt Guild:

pattern source:  AZ Blankets 4 Kids  1-2-3 Quilt

panto source:  Rose Vine by Norma Sharp

pattern source:  AZ Blankets 4 Kids   Not So Scrappy Child

panto source:  Happy Times

pattern source:  AZ Blankets 4 Kids   Easy Blanket

panto source:  Happy Times

pattern source:  AZ Blankets 4 Kids    Easy Blanket

panto source:  Happy Times

AZ Blankets 4 Kids has many patterns on it's home page, found here.   Simply add more blocks or borders to bring the quilt up to the size you desire.  :)

These quilts were cut and kitted up by members of the Charity Group of the Ocomonowoc Quilters Guild.  The quilts were then pieced by various members of my guild.  I then quilted the quilts.  On Thursday, I will turn the quilts back into the coordinator.  Next ~ another member will check out the kit to bind it!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Whoop! Whoop! 6.14.2013

I finished and posted two more children's quilts for Quilts Beyond Borders.  It was a little winder yesterday as I tried to capture the children's quilts.  You an read more about the quilts here.

I had named the quilts *A* and *B*.

Here is *A*.

and here is *B*.  I might have mixed up the twins.  :)

I'm linking up with Sarah today.

Whoop! Whoop!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

WIP Wednesday

This was one quilt that I decided to chop in half and add a few simple borders.  The results are two quilts that I will be mailing to Quilts Beyond Borders.  The *twins* are quilted and awaiting trimming/ binding.

Twin A

pattern source:  mystery with the Lake Country Quilt Guild

panto source: Halcyon

Twin B

pattern source: mystery with the Lake Country Quilt Guild

panto source:  Happy Times

Monday, June 10, 2013

What I'm Working On...

...I wanted to test out this pattern but it didn't tell what size the squares were suppose to be cut. (You will need to scroll all the way down to the end as this pattern is called 'Framed'). So I cut at 6.5 inches.  The quilt turned out a tad too small for a QOV so I was auditioning possibilities to both widen and lengthen the quilt.  To get the quilt the size in the pattern~I believe one would need 9.5 inch cut squares for the inside and the 9 patches need to be 9.5 inches unfinished also.

The plain red seems just too red to me.  I'm thinking maybe a row of 4 patches using the stars/ dark blue as I am going to frame the whole quilt in the dark blue...

...might work!  ...maybe?  I'll let it marinate for a little while longer...

Friday, June 7, 2013

Whoop! Whoop! 6.7.2013

DD's quilt is complete and on the bed!

Whoop! Whoop!

pattern source:  Atkinson's Cheese and Crackers

panto source: Mustache

Linking up: Sarah

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

WIP Wednesday~Late Edition

'I *mustache* you a question!'

'But I will *shave* it for later!'

DD's favorite joke of late.  :)

I was quilting on her new bed quilt.  It's all trimmed and the binding has been made.  The next step is to sew on the binding and finish it up.  :)

pattern source:  Atkinson's Cheese and Crackers

panto source:   Mustache