Friday, January 31, 2020

Whoop! Whoop! 1.31.2020

I am still working my way through the 2.5 inch blue packet.

This was a Merry Mayhem New Year's Mystery about 10 years ago. I didn't save the directions and I forget what Mystery Number it is but I did find a picture here that I worked from. I found the pink at the local Goodwill a few weeks ago. The price was about $3.50/yard. I'm thinking another 'seed' quilt for the Ben Franklin Quilt-a-thon if the Comfort Quilts/Oconomowoc Quilt Guild agree.

Here is Merry Mayhem's website if you want to poke around it.

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

WIP Wednesday 1.29.2020

Welcome Back to Bell Creek Quilts!

It's been awhile and while I was away, my laptop was 'in' for a much needed checkup and cleanup! She's running sooo much faster now and no pop up ads! I should have taken her in when she was first showing symptoms of a virus.

DH and I have been talking about a move on and off for about 7 years now. Well, we have decided to spruce up the old abode a bit so we have been busy taking things off the walls in preparation of having the main floor painted. As we are removing items, I am also packing 'things' up. Slow but steady the turtle travels...but this project is having an adverse effect on my sewing time.

Also, at the last workday for Comfort Quilts/Oconomowoc Quilt Guild, I might have taken a few fabric packets. OK, like maybe five or six. I have been working my way through them. My hope is to sew some of the 'lesser tops' to be donated to the Ben Franklin Quilt-a-thon in March 2020. A win-win. Ben Franklin receives tops that are ready to be tied and OQG will use fabric it might otherwise not use.

That being said, I have been woking out of a blue 2.5 inch strip packet.

MSQC's Summer in the Park pattern has been on my 'wish to do' list for awhile now. I thought this was the perfect opportunity to do it.

pattern: MSQC's Summer in the Park

if you scroll down, there is a link to the original you tube and a re-vamp. I followed the original you tube, sorta. I may have changed the number of blocks and the border sizes, just saying...

I did buy some white yardage and the outer border.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

WIP Wednesday 1.15.2020

I have been busy prepping for my demonstration on crumb quilting for my guild so not a whole lot of productive sewing to sad...

My quilting buddy suggested that I might use my crumbs as the middle of other blocks. Hummmm.

So I gave it a try:

Sawtooth Star:

pattern credit:

public domain

Churn dash:

pattern credit:

public domain

Both look okay but what if I put a different color in the center?

Disclaimer: I only laid the red crumb on top of the other blocks to take the picture.

Much better! I like!

Crumb creation credit:

Patchwork Posse Mile-a-minute blocks

Linking up with:

Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, January 13, 2020

Design Wall Monday 1.13.2020

At the last meeting of the Comfort Quilts of the Oconomowoc Quilt Guild, I snagged 6 bags of fabrics. These fabrics were designated less than desirable for guild use yet too valuable to toss into a dog bed. The Ben Franklin hosts a Quilt-a-thon event every March to celebrate National Crafting Month. Last year, the Ben Franklin made and donated 100 quilts to various charities in the metro Milwaukee area. So...I snagged the bags and am going to work on assembling the tops to give to the Ben Franklin so they in turn, will tie them and donate.

The first bag contained a pre-sewn together jelly roll. Imagine my surprise when I finished sewing and the top measured 26 x 64....yikes! I think it must have only been 20 strips and not the standard 40 strips.

I cut it apart into 5: 5 inch strips. Making it appear as a coin quilt. A little on the weird side but...

I then sashed it with 5 inch cut strips and 5.5 inch cut outer borders. It ended up being 51 x 77 before quilting. I think I need to work on my quilt math...

Note to self: 2 yards was NOT enough fabric for the sashings and borders...

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Beth at Monday Making

Monday, January 6, 2020

Design Wall Monday 1.6.2020

Over the Christmas holiday, my MIL brought an older quilt out of the closet that needed a few minor seams repair. I gave her my best advise on the repair and she told me that she wanted to give it to her sister (my DH's aunt) who lives in a group home. I expressed my concern that perhaps this quilt should be kept as a family heirloom as it might not withstand the repeated washings it would get.

So....I volunteered to make a quilt for Aunt C. My MIL said she likes blue, purple, pink and green, oh my! Crumb blocks to the rescue! I did buy the green as it needed about 3 yards and I didn't have one selection of the same fabric that fit the bill. MIL asked for flannel backing, I'll need to do a little research on flannel and how it behaves on the long arm as I haven't quilted flannel on it!

Aunt C's crumb quilt.

pattern info:

Mile-a-minute block technique
pseudo Falling Charms set

Linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Friday, January 3, 2020

Whoop! Whoop! 1.3.2020

My first finish of 2020!

As promised, here is the back of pinwheel quilt.

Also the quilting shows nicely on this backing fabric, large scribbles.

Now for the front!

pattern info:

pinwheel - public domain

side note:

3.5 inch cut red/blue strip
3.5 inch cut cream strip

sew together

subcut at 6.5 inches

sew 4 subunits together = 1: 12 inch finished block

2 strip sets = 3: 12 inch finished blocks

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Alycia at Finish or NOT Friday

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year!

My Last Quilt Quilted in 2019


*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