Friday, August 30, 2013

Whoop! Whoop! 8.30.2013

I finished Mark911's quilt!

The front.

The back.

I quilted it with the Contempo panto.

I'm linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict today.

ps.  She's having a cool give away so hop ion over to Sarah's!

Whoop! Whoop!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

WIP Wednesday

I've hit a mental stumbling block on the Library panel quilt, blogged about here. It *needs* to be wider and longer to fill the available wall space.  I was trying to decide if I should add an inner border of the children fabric (which I have the companion fabric THANKS to my mother-in-law! :) ) then the blue then the bow tie blocks (option A) or should I just make two rounds of the bow tie blocks border (option B)?  Option A would be the easier of the two....decisions, decisions, decisions...

My 4th brother, who is my Mom's executor, recently gave me a box filled with some items from Mom's house I had asked about. Imagine my surprise and pleasure when this was some of the packing material!

The Christmas Treasures quilt made in 2011 for the Family gift exchange.  Mom had taken the quilt that year as she wasn't too excited by the other gifts.  By 2011, Mom at age 89 had just about everything she wanted and was starting to *gift* others with her *things*.

Happy Christmas here at Bell Creek Quilts and many THANKS to brother #4 for the happy quilt surprise!  :)

Monday, August 26, 2013

What I'm Working on...8.26.2013

I received one of the schoolhouse panels with the challenge of making a quilt for the Delafield Library to hang on one of their walls.  Somewhere at sometime, I  had seen a quilt with the bow tie block as a border element that I wanted to try.  I thought this one would be a good opportunity to try it out.  :)

Here's what I have so far.  I'm thinking I need one more block per side border so that there will be more background for the border to float on.  I *know* the wall space is big ~ like 5' x 5' or 6' x 6'.  When Betty, our library liason told me the size, I was like, "It's kinda hard to make a rectangular panel square".  right?!  but I'll do my best!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Whoop! Whoop! 8.23.3013

HAPPY WEDDING DAY to my niece, Allison and her DH, Joe!

I fished out the Virginia Bound UFO and finished for a Christmas Tree skirt for the newlyweds!

pattern:  Bonnie Hunter's Virginia Bound found in her Scraps and Shirttails book.

panto source:  Contempo by Lorien Quilting

We also included a cute Newlywed Christmas Ornament.

I'm linking up today with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Whoop! Whoop!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WIP Wednesday

Today's goal was to quilt down Mark911's quilt.  Done!

The Contempo panto~
can you see it?

The orange thread really blends with the center of the quilt.

Perhaps there is time to make and apply the binding?!!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

What I'm Working on...

My friend, Mark 911, handed me two- 3 yard cuts of fabric and said, "Just sew this top to bottom to make a quilt."  I said, "okay....."   But really, who wants a quilt that is 45 x108?!  plus both fabrics were directional so that if I cut them in half the motif would be running sideways along the quilt...

DD suggested that I use one of the prints as a focus then simply border it out.  I did add the blue from stash.  :)  

Ah....approx. 60 x 80 and much better. Also bigger than my design wall space. :) Thank you DD for the inspiration!

Now I'm noodling over *how* to use the extra fabric and create a back....

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Slow Stitching Sunday 8.18.2013

Usually I don't sew on Sundays but today I needed to finish the binding on the wedding gift.  It was a slow go~ especially around the curve where the Christmas Tree will be!  I'm happy to say that I did finish (complete with label!)  and a few glamour shots, it will be ready to head to the happy couple. The wedding is Friday, August 23rd so I think it should arrive *on time*!

I'm linking up with Kathy's Quilts for her Slow Stitching Sunday.  Believe it or not~Kathy has a little giveaway going on for everyone who shares!  cool, right?!  Let's think winter!!!!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Whoop! Whoop! 8.16.2013

I finished the binding yesterday on the twin baby quilt~the boy theme! I backed it with spaceships.  :) The twins are due 8.23.2013 so done in time! Yeah!

pattern source:  Framed by Karen Johnson

panto: Happy Times by Lorien Quilting

Today I am linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Whoop! Whoop!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Just In Time....

....for tonight's Oconomowoc Quilt Guild meeting.  Two more cuties quilted down!

pattern source:  Big Bricks quilt for Teens

panto:  Trailing Vine

pattern source:  1-2-3-4 Quilt

panto: Trailing Vine

Monday, August 12, 2013

What I'm Working On...

I resurrected a very old UFO from 2008!

It's Bonnie Hunter's Virginia Bound pattern from her Scraps and Shirttails book, that I blogged about here.  I had 6 blocks done and made 31 more...well~ I miscut one that was sticking to another so I had to remake that one!  Some of the fabrics were a little short so I squared up the blocks to 7.5 inches and they will finish at 7 inches for about 42 x 42.

The leftover red and green strings went into the appropriate scrap box and I emptied the bin this was in!  yeah! for an empty storage bin!  :)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Whoop! Whoop! 8.9.2013

Something to Whoop! about...a finish!

pattern:  Framed by Karen Johnson

panto:  Angel Wings by Willow Leaf Studios

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

WIP Wednesday

I thought I'd make a few blue crumb blocks for my July QOV.  A few turned into 72!

Here are my trimmings...
yikes! enough to fill the basket.

Here is my blue box...
yikes!  still full.

Here are my 72 blue crumb blocks.  Seems a little like vomit.  Me thinks it needs something to calm all the chaos down.

How about some maverick stars.  These are the Block Lotto's block this month.  Directions from Sophie found here.  I decided to make my background white so *our eyes* would have a place to rest from the blue chaos.

Yikes!  I just realized that to get it to 72 inches long...I need 18 more blue crumb blocks...yikes!

ps....Thanks for the well wishes!  but it's NOT the flu.  I'm still experiencing the achy joints, muscle stiffness and fatigue.  Guess it's about time for a Doctor visit, eh?!