Monday, April 29, 2019

Design Wall Monday 4.29.2019

I had a few units from this quilt leftover and somehow (?!), it morphed into it's own quilt. LOL


pattern info: Bricks and Stepping Stones-Bonnie Hunter

I'm actually quite happy with 'how happy' this quilt top looks.

This quilt also uses up quite a bit of odds and ends that have been hanging around.

So Happy!

Linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts


Beth at Monday Making

Friday, April 26, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! 4.26.2019

I've been concentrating on the small finishes this week!

Quilt #1.

This is pieced from leftover blocks from a guild challenge. I turned in the finished quilt but the big reveal will be in June.
This one will be given to Sarah's H2H Comfort Quilt Drive: Jack's Basket.

pattern info: inspired by MSCQ Crossing Path

panto info: large scribbles

Quilt #2.

Pieced by a member of the Oconomowoc Quilt Guild.

pattern info: none given

panto info: large scribbles

Quilt #3.

Also pieced by a member of Oconomowoc Quilt Guild.

pattern info: none given

panto info: large scribbles

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Alycia's TGIFF

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday Check In 4.24.2019

I'm on a roll!

I quilted down another one of the brick inspired quilts!

pattern inspiration: found here

panto info: large scribbles

I really should take this panto off my table and force myself to sew something else! right?


It is so easy and forgiving. :)

Linking up with:

Susan at Mid Week Makers

Monday, April 22, 2019

Design Wall Monday 4.22.2019

At our May Guild meeting our focus is bricks.

Here is my pile of bricks and contrast fabric (the green) for my next quilt.

I completed my columns.

Pieced all the columns together  and borders.

I also quilted today!

pattern info: baby bricks

panto info: large scribbles

linking up with:

Judy at SmallQuilts and Doll Quilts

Last but not least...


photo credit: Kathy's Quilts

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

H2H First Check In

I'm joining in with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for her 2019 H2H Comfort Quilt Drive, more information can be found here or click the link in my sidebar.

Our May Guild Sew Day is focusing on bricks (of any size) so one of the patterns I had cut and ready to go was Bonnie Hunter's Bricks and Stepping Stones, found here. I've made this pattern before and it really is a fun one to put together. My bonus was that I was able to use quite a few of my blacks that were pretty small and cleared a lot out of the stash...what else are you going to use those bits of yardage for? lol


One quilt completed for H2H!

pattern info: Bonnie Hunter's
Bricks and Stepping Stones

panto info: grande scribbles

Linking up with:

Sarah's H2H First Check In

Monday, April 15, 2019

Design Wall Monday 4.15.2019

The theme for our May Quilt Guild Sew Day is bricks. I took a bag of bricks that were orange and red. I separated out a few of the reds and then cut blue bricks (3.5 x 6.5 inch-by hand). I wanted the quilt to be a little bigger so I hunted in my larger patriotic scraps and ended up with a scrappy border, too! The only same fabric is the sashing and inner border. LOL


pattern inspiration: found here
I actually think this in the back of one of Red Pepper's quilt but I liked it so much...I made it the front!

Linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

and Cynthia at Oh, Scrap!

and because I also was in the path of the spring snow storm, my picture at sunset.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Whoop! Whoop! 4.12.2019



pattern inspiration: Mary's Happy Blocks

My take:

centers:  1 at 6.5 inch (cut) novelty
frames:   2 at 2.5 x 6.5 inch (cut)
               2 at 2.5 at 10.5 inch (cut)

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Monday, April 8, 2019

Design Wall Monday 4.8.2019

I had parts for 4 chain blocks leftover, so I swapped out the middle square for a beige and made this little baby quilt. One of the homes for the 2019 H2H Comfort Quilts is requesting 36 x 36 baby quilts. I hope this one works!

My niece had her baby last week!


For some reason I thought her baby was due at the end of April NOT the beginning! I'm a little behind the eight ball on this one!

pattern inspiration:

Mary Johnson's Happy Blocks

my take: center novelty: 6.5 inch cut
               frames: 2 at 2.5 x 6.5 cut,
                            2 at 2.5 x 10.5 inch cut

Linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts


Beth at Live Laugh Quilt Monday Making

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Slow Stitchng Sunday 4.7.2019

Slow stitching my binding old school!

Lately, I've been sewing the binding on both sides by machine. It is so durable and fast!

But, today for this project...hand sewing the binding back seemed the correct choice. Now to make and attach a sewing sleeve and this project will be done well before it's June 2019 deadline! YAY!

Linking up with:

Kathy's Quilts Slow Stitching Sunday

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Saturday Progress

Assembled! Yay!

pattern inspiration: MSQC Crossing Path

Even the binding is ready!

One of the requirements for this challenge was to use red binding...

Friday, April 5, 2019

Friday Update 4.5.2019

I'm progressing on my guild challenge quilt. Not as fast as I hoped, but then again, I'm not real excited about it so it takes a little longer to finish. I'm at 60 x 60 inches so only 20 more inches to add to length to bring it to QOV  size. :)

I decided to make more of the chain blocks and add a row to the top and bottom to finish off the red Trips Around the World. Unfortunately, I ran out of my must use fabric. :(

Time to be (more) creative! LOL

pattern inspiration: MSQC Crossing Path, here or here.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

WIP Wednesday 4.4.2019

Wednesday was a stash enhancement day!

DD's friend is graduating from high school this year. He has chosen a school whose colors are purple, black and white! While purple is my fav color-it seems that I don't use much purple in my quilting. wonder, why?!

So...more purple to the stash! I also dyed a backing purple. I love to ice dye the backing. I love the texture ice dying brings to the fabric and the color surprises (to me!). Ice dying is a little mini study on the color wheel.

Also, I am trying to make mini quilts throughout the year. Next up, something about Cinco de Mayo. DD is a big fan of sugar skulls...

Now, back to work! The Guild Challenge is NOT going to make itself...LOL! I hate to admit it-but this is definitely challenging me!

Monday, April 1, 2019

Design Wall Monday 4.1.2019

Decided to go with a modified chain type block to surround my Statue of Liberty panel. I had originally thought I could make the blocks via tube/un-sewing method. But NOT...I wanted to keep all the grey on one side and the red on the other. So I stripped pieced each segment and then started to sew the blocks together.

Here are my stripped pieces ready to be sewn into blocks.

Pattern inspiration: MSQC Crossing Path Quilt, here or here

Linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts