Wednesday, February 27, 2019

WIP Wednesday 2.27.2019

Moving the next quilt right along! All loaded and quilted. Patiently waiting for binding while providing color on the wall!

pattern info: Bricks and Stepping Stones by Bonnie Hunter

panto info: scribbles-large

Linking up with:

Susan at Mid-week Makers

Monday, February 25, 2019

Design Wall Monday 2.25.2019

I was working away on my four-patch-palozzo!

and here is it as a flimsy! I'm currently working on making a Fraken-back, so it takes just a little more time before it reaches the longarm to be quilted...

pattern info: bricks and stepping stones by Bonnie Hunter

Linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts


Beth at Monday Making


Cynthia's Oh Scrap!

Friday, February 22, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! 2.22.2019

I had a few finishes this week. Yeah!

Quilt #1

This was started on QOV National Sew Day February 2, 2019. The pattern is the current block drive for Alycia, her blog here. The closing date for blocks is February 28th so I got them done just in the nick of time!

Pattern info: Alycia's block drive (bullseye log cabin block)

Panto info: scribbles large

Quilt #2

This quilt was part of a bag of green 2.5 inch strips from guild. I added the cream fabric.

Pattern inspiration: California roll

Panto info: scribble large

Quilt #3

This quilt was the remainder of green 2.5 inch strips. I added the yellow and darker greens in the stars.

Pattern inspiration: Road Block by MSQC

Panto info: scribble large

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Alycia at Alycia Quilts: TGIFF

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

WIP Wednesday 2.20.2019

It's a four-patch-palozaa here at Bell Creek Quilt!

All sewn together!

All pressed!

I'm amazed that this little pile of fabric will become the inner portions of a quilt!

Pattern info here.

Linking up with:

Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, February 18, 2019

Design Wall Monday 2.18.2019

As I was putting away my Valentine's decorations, I realized that I didn't have a little quilt for the family room wall for Saint Patrick's Day! Only one way to remedy that! Off to the computer and then the sewing room.

Lately, I've been intrigued by the pixel quilts. I learned that PhotoShop has a function that changes pictures to pixels. Unfortunately, I don't own PhotoShop and don't plan on buying it anytime soon. Cross stitch patterns are also closely related to pixels and one could use a cross stitch pattern as a pixel quilt map. Another source for pixel maps are Perle bead patterns!

This is what I found on Pinterest.

I decided just to make the hat and not the leprechaun. LOL
I did add a few pinwheels-not my favorite but I do like the look!

Here it is finished and hanging in the family room for the next month!

Linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

What I'm Working On... December 2018, I snagged a bag of 2.5 inch strips from the guild bin. It turned out that there was a stack of greenish batiks and a stack of greenish florals. I decided to separate the two piles and try to make to quilts.

This is Quilt 1. This is not exactly the vision I had for it but it needed to be longer and adding a top/bottom border seemed like a good idea, maybe? It's a little challenging with limited matching fabric.

pattern inspiration: Roadblock by MSQC

This is Quilt 2. Again, I needed to add length. Not exactly sure I'm liking it. Maybe quilting will help? Some challenge as above.   :(

pattern inspiration: Lyn Brown California roll

On a sad note, my main sewing machine started making funny noises. Off to the doctor it went...

Friday, February 8, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! 2.8.2019

A few Sundays ago, the Oconomowoc Quilt Guild went to the Ben Franklin and volunteered to help organize for the upcoming Quilt-a-thon (March 16 & 17, 2019). One of the members decided to sew a jelly roll 1600 quilt. Well, after about three hours of 'torture' (her words, not mine!), she decided to abandon the project. I volunteered to take it home and finish it up for her.  Now, I really just volunteered to piece it into a flimsy but I thought, why not finish it? It will only take a few hours! lol

Here it is! The size was a little funky-like 48 x 75- so I unsewed 4 rows and cut them to use in a border. I didn't have enough squares to go all the way around so, partial pieced borders.

pattern info: jelly roll race using straight seams to join with a partial pieced border.

panto info: square spiral

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

and TGIFF at Kathy's Kwits and More

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

WIP Wednesday 2.6.2019

Just in the nick of time!

Quilt Club at the Ben Franklin is hosting a BOM-called Slice of Surprise by Iris Iscar.

The first two blocks are due at the meeting in 2.5 hours!

This is Block 1A:

This is Block 1B:

Here are all my little petals for the mini-dresden plates. Aren't they just too cute!

I'm not a big fan of Dresden plates but hopefully this BOM will help me to enjoy all the possibilities that Dresdens hold!

Linking up with:

Susan at Midweek Makers

Monday, February 4, 2019

What I'm Working On... 2.4.2019

Members of my guild got together for the National QOV sew day on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Ben Franklin Crafts. They have a wonderful classroom that they rent out to groups, such as ours.

I belong to a couple of different Facebook Quilt of Valor groups, two of which are hosting block drives. So I decided to prep out blocks for the Facebook Quilt of Valor-Colorado Block Drive. The current block drive goes until February 28, 2019 when the blocks are due in to Alycia.

I was able to complete 24 out of 30 blocks needed for a quilt at the Saturday sew day. I finished up the last 6 yesterday during Superbowl Sunday and today, I set them into a quilt flimsy. I sure did manage to pair some really wild fabrics together, lol.

Here it is before sewn into a flimsy.

And one in black and white-to tone it down a bit!

Linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts


Beth at Monday Making

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday Finishes 2.1.2019

I happy to report that I have finished the four wheelchair quilts that I have been working on. Two are simple squares pattern, one is a panel type with a border and the last is tumblers.

The squares were cut as were the tumblers so all I had to do was complete the kit. The panel-esque one was found in the bin so I quilted and bound it.

pattern: simple squares

panto credit: square spiral

pattern: panel with border

panto credit: lively

pattern: simple squares

panto credit: lively

pattern: tumblers

panto credit: bubbles

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Leanne at TGIFF: Devoted Quilter