Monday, July 31, 2017

Design Wall Monday 7.31.2017

Well...I thought I would take my green and blue 3.5 inch strips and make something fun and easy.

Two color rail fence was the first pattern that came to mind

and well--

It didn't really work as I envisioned.

(sad face)

I am continuing on as I am sure someone will fall in love with it and adore it for all it's

un-unified-ness!    (is that a word?!)

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Whoop! Whoop! 7.28.2017

I have a finish to share with you!

The brown/cream strip tube ruler quilt is done!

Quilt stats:

pattern: Simplicity

panto: popcorn

size (before quilting): 57 x 76

destination: Oconomowoc Quilt Guild/Jefferson County Foster Care kids

Here is the red/tan/blue strip tube ruler quilt in progress.

I really wanted to set it in the off center barn raising, but when I started to sew it together - well, the seams were definitely NOT matching up! bummer, right?!

So I settled on what I have named - Hanging Diamonds. I staggered the rows for added interest. I'm sure this has a proper name but I just sorta put the blocks on the design wall and the quilt formed itself with very little input from me!

(smiley face)

I was also able to quilt it down today.

panto: happy times

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

WIP Wednesday 7.26.2017

I quilted down the brown/cream strip tube ruler quilt.

pattern info: Simplicity

panto info: popcorn


I started another strip tube ruler quilt. This one with 3 : 2.5 strips sewn together and a 6.5 inch strip of light blue as the back side of the tube.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WIP Wednesday 7.19.2017

The borders are on Simplicity!


This one will wait for awhile before quilting as I have a few other sewing priorities right now.

(smiley face)

Sorry for the wonky picture--but you get the idea!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Design Wall Monday 7.17.2017

Next month my Helping Hands Bee is demonstrating the Strip Tube ruler.

My goal is to refresh my memory on how to use this ruler, so I found a pattern, Simplicity, I had on inventory and am working on making it.

Here are the block parts.

Here are the blocks sewn together. I have about 2/3 of the inside panel sewn together but, alas, it was dinnertime so it will wait.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Whoop! Whoop! 7.14.2017

I finished up Graduation Quilt F.

pattern credit:

Blueberry Pie - one source here.

panto credit: Square Spiral - one source here.

I also sashed and bordered Bento Box 2.

pattern credit: Bento Box using charms and jelly roll strips. Then I sliced the big blocked, shuffled the parts and sewed it back together.

I'm sure there is a tutorial out in google land but I just winged it.

(happy face)

panto credit:

continous Baptist Fans - one source here.

Linking up with:

Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

WIP Wednesday 7.12.2017

Progress has been made on the Bento Box 2.

I sliced the original blocks and have shuffled and re-sewn.

I'm still not grooving to it...

I'm gong to add sashings and a border.

Hopefully, I like it better.

Monday, July 10, 2017

On My Design Wall 7.10.2017

A Bento Box pattern using charm squares and 2.5 inch strips.

There are many tutorials out in Google land.

Unfortunately, I just launched into the pattern and didn't watch/read any of the tutorials.

(sad face)

I simply cut red/blue squares at 5 inches, cream/tan strips at 2.5 inches and blue/red stripes at 2.5 inches and started sewing. hmmmmm....

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

My July 4, 2017

I had a simple goal for the holiday ---- piece two quilts.

The first quilt.

pattern credit:

Bento Box

The second quilt.

pattern credit:

Chinese Coins.

I used the leftovers from the Bento Box to start this coin quilt. I added about 5 x WOF of blues and greens to get the coins to length. I also used 2 yards of the dark gray as sashing and outer border. I probably should have bought another 1/2 yard to use as binding. That would make a cohesive look but will most likely use the cut-offs from the backing fabric. Time will tell what I'm feeling.  LOL

I volunteered to help my friend to cover the children in the Jefferson County (Wisconsin) Foster Care System. My friend and I as well as the Oconomowoc Quilters Guild will be making about 85 quilts for the kids. I'm planning on donating these two quilts.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Design Wall 7.3.2017

Whew! What a week that was!

DD and I went to student/parent orientation at Northern Michigan University Sunday through Wednesday. I think I must have walked about 15 miles over the course of the orientation! It was rainy when we arrived on campus and the rain held off until we were leaving campus!

I then worked Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Let me tell you that our Costco has been crazy busy---couldn't hardly keep the samples flowing!

Yesterday  --before and after work-- I managed to spend some time sewing. yeah!

Here is my flimsy. I used the leftovers from this quilt (quilt E) and added about 5 long strips. Each time I make one, I seem to need to add a different number of strips.

But hey, much better as a flimsy -- soon to be quilt-- than sitting in a pile in the sewing room, right?!

pattern credit: Bonnie Hunter Simply Strippy (I chose to use a solid piece of fabric for border instead of piecing)

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Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts