Monday, March 30, 2020

Design Wall Monday 3.30.2020

I was 'gifted' two of these flag panels. Well, 'gifted' is a strong word! The woman at my day guild took all four available and I whined and whined until she shared two, very reluctantly I might add.

You see, she creates QOV's and I intended to make quilts for the local VA Hop-Tel. The Hop-tel serves vets that need back to back medical appointments but it is too far to travel home and back again.The Hop-Tel simply provides a bed and bathrooms and now, quilts for the veterans if they wish. All meal vouchers are redeemed across the street at the VA  Hospital.

I decided to use the pattern based on this quilt I made a few years ago. The flag panel will go in place of the pieced star. This quilt stayed with the Oconomowoc Quilters' Guild as part of their QOV Award Quilts.

The rail fence block is from this quilt. This quilt I made in 2018 as part of the Military Mystery 'The Patriot'  *I'm not sure which clue number it was* *Smile* that was hosted by Alycia of Alycia Quilts. I did send 'The Patriot' to Alycia where she awarded to a Colorado veteran.

Linking up today with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Friday, March 27, 2020

Whoop! Whoop! 3.27.2020

Comfort Quilt #6 started as a 2.5 inch bundle. I sewed it together as a jelly roll race and it was not looking right to picture...

So I cut it into sections and added a bit of sashing in between and borders.


This is looking a lot better!

pattern inspiration:
Chinese coin...public domain

panto: large scribbles

Look at the cute owls in this one!

Well friends, this ends the guild comfort quilts that I pieced and Jody made all the backs and also cut the batting to size. Six in total I completed in the last few weeks!

Now I have some kits that I made before I packed up the sewing room...

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Alycia at Finish or NOT Friday

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

More Comfort Quilts 3.25.2020

I'm still quilting away with my large scribbles pantograph.

What a great buy that panto was! I think it looks good on all of the comfort quilts no matter what the quilt piecing pattern is...

I think this is Comfort Quilt #5.

The guild had a 2.5 inch bundle of the dark fabric combined with yellow. I added red and green and made pinwheels for the center of this quilt. I felt it needed a little length so I added partial top/bottom rows of flying geese. Next was a light border and then the woodland creatures as an outer border. I was hoping to make this quilt more gender neutral with the addition of the woodland animals.

I used red thread. Not really a fan of the red as it shows on the lighter fabric...lots.

But the back I received dictated either black or red thread...

Soooo...I went with the red...

Linking up with:

Susan at MidWeek Makers

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Hands2Help 2020 Comfort Quilt Drive

It's time!

Sarah at Confessions of A Fabric Addict has posted her sign up for the Hands2Help 2020 Comfort Quilt Drive! There are many opportunities to donate completed quilts in many different sizes. Hop on over to her blog and the Hands2Help 2020 sign up page for your chance to win!

Hurry! Her sign up for prizes ends on Saturday March 28, 2020 but you will still be able to sign up after that date but won't be in the drawing for prizes.

This year, Sarah has posted tutorials using charm squares if you need ideas for some quilts to create.

Hope y'all will join in and consider donating a quilt or two to one of the charities for the Hands2Help 2020 Comfort Quilt Drive.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Quilting Away 3.23.2020

I'm still quilting with the large scribbles pantograph!

I have another novelty 2.5 inch strip quilt that I recently made with strips from the Oconomowoc Quilters' Guild and my stash. This one has Curious George as it's outer border (from the guild).

Some strips are the same as the previous quilt and some are different. It is still fun to look at and very busy! LOL

See the Coca-cola fabric? That dates back to 2001 when I first started quilting, using up some of the vintage stash...

See the sushi fabric? That dates to Christmas 2019 when I made a ton of the re-usable grocery bags. The sushi bag went to my DS's GF...

Linking up with:

Judy at Doll Quilts and Small Quilts

Friday, March 20, 2020

Whoop! Whoop! 3.20.2020

The quilting continues using the grande scribbles pantograph...

The third quilt is a combination of various ISPY type 2.5 inch strips. Some are from the Oconomowoc Quilters' Guild and some are from my stash.

pattern inspiration:
Bonnie Hunter's Simply Strippie

note to self:
I sewed the strips end to end then cut to desired length before sewing together the inner portion. Once sewed together, I then trimmed the ends even before adding borders.

A few of the fun strips!

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict 


Alycia at Finish or NOT Friday

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

WIP Wednesday 3.18.2020

The quilting continues...

On my quilting bucket list is the Summer in the Park quilt by Missouri Star Quilt Company. When I saw the group of blue strips at Oconomowoc Quilters' Guild Helping Hands fabric packet...I knew that is it! I added a few white strips and a few blue strips plus the border.

All in all, I like it. I did forget that it is a bias block and so very easy to pull out of shape!

pattern: Summer in the Park

panto: large scribbles

Linking up with:

Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, March 16, 2020

Design Wall Monday 3.16.2020


I've packed and cleaned as much as I can. Now it is a matter of maintaining the level of clean that we are currently experiencing... My house is officially 'on the market' 'For Sale'.

I did leave out the large scribbles pantograph and will be quilting a few quilts with it.

First up:

The crumb quilt by the members of the Oconomowoc Quilters' Guild. Blocks made by Linda, Jody, Patty O., Pat C., Sandy, Heather and Pat P. Thanks to Linda who helped sew the rows together into the flimsy and 'the other' Sandy for giving it a good pressing at the end of construction.

Definitely a team effort!

pattern inspiration: 

setting: found here.
crumb block construction

Look at the cute owls!

and cute cows!

and zoo animals!

Monday, March 9, 2020

Design Wall Monday 3.9.2020

Still NOT!

but the cleaning and re-organizing continues...

I discovered quite a few items that I can live without in the sewing room. So I wrapped them up and will donate to my day guild. The day guild's major fundraiser throughout the year are raffle baskets donated by members every month. Tickets are sold for $1.00/each or 6/$5.00.

Hope some fellow guild members feel that they cannot live without some of 'this Quilty goodness'!

Monday, March 2, 2020

Design Wall Monday 3.2.2020

or NOT!

Well, my blog friends, we are preparing our house to sell so down came the design wall.

It's okay...don't be sad. I only used 1/2 inch insulation board and it wouldn't stay up against the wall on it's own.

Lesson learned:
try 1 inch insulation board next time.  :)

Along with the design wall being removed, some of the fabric and supplies are beginning to be boxed up.

Not to worry! Once the house is ready to put on the market, I did keep a few projects out to work on!

Planning ahead, oh yea!

Not sure when I'll return to the blog but keep sending 'good vibes' my way.