Tuesday, December 31, 2019

My Last Quilt Quilted in 2019

Well...

*DS and his GF are back in the mitten
*DD was at work and
*DH is nursing a sore back and was applying heat...

so, I went down to the sewing room and quilted down the pinwheel quilt. Oddly enough, the backing is also pinwheels. (picture of the back later...suspense...)

Here is my pinwheel quilt.

pattern info: pinwheel blocks-public domain

panto info: large scribbles

WIP Wednesday 12.31.2019

Here it is! Completed to the flimsy phase.

pattern info: pinwheel-public domain

side note:

3.5 inch cut red/blue
3.5 inch cut cream

2 sets of each fabric strip pieced
then subcut at 6.5 inches.

4 sewn together yields 1: 12.5 inch unfinished block
2 strip sets yields 3: 12.5 inch unfinished blocks

Monday, December 30, 2019

Design Wall Monday 12.30.2019

I decided to work on another 'quick' quilt for the local Hop-Tel. The Hop-Tel here is adjacent to the VA Hospital and it is for veterans receiving treatment on consecutive days that are too healthy to be admitted yet live too far away to travel home and back in a short time span. And yes, it's a free space for the veterans and their families to spend the night. A few years ago, a woman in my day guild started promoting the Hop-Tel as a recipient of quilts. So...this year I am trying to make one quilt a month to donate to the Hop-Tel. As I understand it, the quilt then belongs to the veteran to take home. This is not affiliated with Quilts of Valor and I'm not sure that there is any connections at all.

I thought I would cut 3.5 inch strips and make red/blue and a cream I had into pinwheels. I also had just gotten a new 12.5 inch ruler.

See where I'm going?

Yep, read the ruler wrong, pieces don't match up and had some trimming to do. I discovered the error of my ways about 2/3rds into the block making process.

Here is an early block, trimming it up.

The cream fabric is a graduation of gold stars, not real sure that I'm grooving to it...

Just a few more rows and I'll have a flimsy. I'll keep you posted.





Linking up with:

Judy at Doll Quilts and Small Quilts

and

Beth at Monday Making

Wednesday, December 25, 2019


Wishing a very Merry Christmas to all!

Friday, December 20, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! 12.20.2019

Welcome to my holiday edition of finishes~

First up:

I finished the binding on the Detroit Tiger quilt.

pattern: Scooch Over 2 by Maple Island Quilts

you'll need to scroll down to find the pattern :)













Second up:

DS and his GF will be visiting Bell Creek Quilts the week between Christmas and New Year's. So as a family, we decided to open presents when we all can be here. This means GF will need a stocking! My day guild has been talking about Twister quilts so I thought this would be a good time to find my twister tool and give it a visit.

Here is my piece before Twisting. I have the little Twister ruler.

Here is my piece after Twisting.

Here is my piece as the stocking.

Not exactly my vision for it but I can always make another if she wants. LOL

patten info:  Twister tool~one source
   
                    Stocking












Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

and

Alycia at Finish or NOT Friday

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

WIP Wednesday 12.18.2019

OMGosh!

A whole week has passed since my last post!

I've been doing some holiday baking, mostly chocolate chip cookies and seven layer bars. It seems, this year, as I bake then I gift. Right now, I have spares in the freezer ready for the family holiday parties. Unfortunately, my favorite spatula gave its all!


I also have been making the re-usable grocery sack.

LIKE.A.DEMON!

I think I've made about 24 or so since Thanksgiving! Today, I played chicken bobbin and WON!

Whoop! Whoop!

These bags have been a great way to use up some older novelty fabric. This particular fabric has a selvage from 2000 and I think I won it at the guild auction in 2007 or 2008. You know what? It's the perfect way to use this fabric! I'm sooo glad I waited to use it! lol

Shabby Chic's tutorial can be found here: 

youtube and template pages

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

WIP Wednesday 12.11.2019

Moving right along on my next project...The Diven family Christmas quilt.

I attached the binding yesterday.

All that is left is to sewn on the label.

Whoo! Hoo!

Linking up with:

Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, December 9, 2019

What I'm Working On...12.9.2019

I have a mixed bag of things to report on...

Thing 1:

In November, a guild member shared the woolen mittens pattern. Her caveat was that we needed to make a practice pair and donate. She even supplied the mitten pieces!

Here are my mittens, sorry...she didn't give us written directions...

You can tell by my wall hanging, I did finish them up in November.















Thing 2:

In November, I also took a quilt to quilt. Pieced by another member!

Here it is!

pattern: quilter's design

panto: large scribbles















Thing 3:

In October at retreat, another guild member shared a grocery bag pattern.


I think I got a little carried away making them! They sure were fun and each one used almost a yard of fabric!

pattern:

reusable grocery sacks diagram
           
  YouTube video










Linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

and

Beth at Monday Making

Friday, December 6, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! 12.6.2019

I finished my wreath!

I wanted another snowflake but three, yes 3!, Dollar Tree stores were sold out. I settled for a couple white birds but I needed to glue their feet into their bodies first.

I kinda figure when it's on the house...one will only see the white against the blue. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! A bonus-I think I used about 3 yards of older fabric.

Whoop! Whoop!

Now I'm ready for January, if only I was ready for December and Christmas! lol



wreath inspiration found here

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict 

and

Alycia at Finish or NOT Friday

Monday, December 2, 2019

Design Wall Monday 12.2.2019

...or what I'm working on.

I started a fabric wreath while I was away for Thanksgiving. It started simply as a way to keep busy. I cut two different blues 1.5 x 9.5 inches. I looped the fabric around a metal frame I purchased at the Dollar Tree. I also purchased a few glittery white snowflakes. I am actually kinda liking it.

Wreath inspiration found here.

sorry for the sideways pic, I can't quite figure out how to rotate pictures from my phone...

I'll hang it on the outside of my house in January. I'm totally into Dollar Tree Decor! lol

Linking up with:

Judy at Doll Quilts and Small Quilts

and

Beth at Monday Making

Thursday, November 28, 2019



from my sewing space to your sewing space...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! on Wednesday 11.27.2019

Well, I finished the brick quilt and it was chosen as a gift for a member of the guild's Christmas family (a grandpa!). Perfect. Only I didn't take a picture with the binding on. Trust me, it has the binding...lol

pattern: brick wall found here.

panto: large scribbles (I really out to change this panto out)

I like it, sorta, not real sure that I'll make another. There are other patterns that I like better...






Linking up with

Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, November 25, 2019

Design Wall Monday 11.25.2019

So, my friend and table mate at retreat made this quilt from donated fabric.

It is based on this quilt, tutorial found here.


















I was aware that the Ocon Quilt Guild has way more girly quilts that boyish quilts. So I dug into my browns and cut for the brick wall quilt.

Here is my version...

Always a rebel...I wanted my streak to go the other way!

:)

Linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Friday, November 22, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! 11.22.2019

Yay!

Another crumb quilt finished! I now have 4 completed for my demo in January 2020. Cool.

pattern: mile-a-minute blocks, one tutorial here.

I squares my blocks to 6.5 inches.

pattern inspiration found here!

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

and

Alycia at Finish or NOT Friday

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

WIP Wednesday 11.20.2019

I'm quilting down the last of the current crumb block quilts.

pattern: mile-a-minute block

I square my blocks to 6.5 inches

panto: large scribbles


I played bobbin chicken on this quilt...and LOST!

Short by about 3 inches...

Linking up with:

Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, November 18, 2019

Design Wall Monday 11.18.2019

I decided to dig into my 2.5 inch red and blue strips. To jazz it up, I thought I would make the Jelly Roll Race 2 using red/white/blue little squares.

Good plan, right?

I followed MSQC tutorial.

I kept track of my beginning and end-to make life easier.

Somehow, my little squares are mostly clumped together?

I don't get it.

I'm having a comprehension issue...

Maybe I need to give this pattern another whirl?!

Linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

and

Beth at Monday Making

Friday, November 15, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! 11.15.2019

Yay!


The first crumb quilt from retreat is quilted and bound. Way ahead of my January schoolhouse!

pattern: Mile-a-minute blocks, tutorial here.

panto: large scribbles




My donation basket to my day guild. Six food related fat quarters rolled into roses/lollipops!

You can find the tutorial here.


Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

and

Alycia at Finish or NOT Friday


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

WIP Wednesday 11.13.2019

I finished piecing the next 'spare parts' flimsy!

It's a little on the WILD side...even for me. LOL

I'm also happy to report that NOW I can close the lid to my blue 'spare parts'! Yay!

pattern credit: I've had this itty bitty photo of 'spare parts' on the sewing room wall FOREVER!

Linking up with

Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, November 11, 2019

Design Wall Monday 11.11.2019

More crumbs!

This is as far as I got today before calling it quits so I could attend my guild board meeting. Over the weekend, I made a few cream colored crumb blocks and a few reds to balance the design. I was surprised at the number of blues I need to make to complete this design!

Today I made more blue crumb blocks!

I then had the bright idea to dump my blue leftover fabric bin and sort out the pieces I won't use. I have changed the leftovers that I keep and which work best for me. The pieces I won't use will go into pillowcases to be given to the local animal shelter for beds...

Linking up with

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

and

Beth at Monday Making

Friday, November 8, 2019

Retreat Review Part Three...11.8.2019

Whoop! Whoop!

I finished piecing the last two projects that I started at retreat last weekend!

The yellow crumb flimsy.

The red/blue crumb flimsy.

Wow! The navy surround looks black!


Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict 

and

Alycia at Finish or Not Friday

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Retreat Review Part Two...11.7.2019

At retreat, we also had two optional sewing activities.

The first one was a Quilt-as-you-go mug rug from June Tailor. Some how I ended up with the one with the flying geese! Not exactly my specialty but I stuck it out!

The second project was a grocery bag. I had a little trouble with this but fortunately my table mate was working on her second one and helped me through my first one!
















Edit: I found a link for this bag!

https://www.shabbyfabrics.com/Assets/Downloads/ReusableGroceryBag_forDownload.pdf

(you'll need to copy and paste into your browsers then head to YouTube/Shabby Fabrics to find the tutorial and directions :/ )

I aslo was able to set my 'Falling Crumbs' into a flimsy.

pattern inspiration: MSQC Falling Charms 


I aslo pulled the stack of yellow crumbs from retreat and started sewing those.


Now back to the sewing room...

Monday, November 4, 2019

Retreat Review 11.4.2019

I had a very productive retreat!

I finished sewing the binding back on this hockey quilt.

pattern info:

Maple Island's Scooch Over One


I pieced a donation quilt.

pattern info: Fabric Cafe's Sew Fast


I pieced my family's Christmas gift, shhhh! It's secret!

pattern info:

Maple Island's Scooch Over Two

I also made the blocks for another quilt. Crumb blocks sashed on two sides.

pattern inspiration:

MSQC Falling Charms

I have more to share but need to take a few more pictures...




Linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts



Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Design Wall Tuesday 10.29.2019...

...maybe!

I quilted down my QOV FB Stars panel challenge that is due December 1, 2019. Design will be revealed sometime close to December 1st!

For now, all I can show is the panel the participants used in their creations.

See this pile of fabric? My mission today is to cut and kit as I am going to guild retreat on Thursday!

Wish me luck!


Linking up with

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Friday, October 25, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! 10.25.2019

It's a finish!

I just put the last stitches in the binding earlier today...by machine, of course!

quilt info: Plus quilt.
                 It's a combination of many web patterns.

panto info: large squibbles



Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

and

Alycia at Finish or Not Friday

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

WIP Wednesday 10.23.2019

It's a flimsy!

As I suspected, this went together really fast even with some seam ripping happening. Maple Island quilt patterns are fun since they usually use larger pieces of focus fabrics and some sort of optical illusion piecing. I was debating about adding a border but it's about 55 x 74 before quilting.


pattern: Scooch Over I by Maple Island Quilts

you'll need to scroll to find it!


Linking up with:

Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, October 21, 2019

Design Wall Monday 10.21.2019

I started on my next quilt. The plan for this one is to use as many as my hockey prints that I can!

I cut my hockey fabric.

I cut and sewed the parts of the blocks.

Now onto the sewing! If I can keep everything straight, it ought to assemble quickly.

pattern: Scooch Over I by Maple Island Quilts

you'll need to scroll down to find it.




Linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts