Wednesday, September 30, 2020

WIP Wednesday 9.30.2020's what I came up with for the Statue of Liberty panel. I miscalculated the center portion but believe it or not, the wrong measurement was 60 inches! I wasn't about to rip it all out, so it is what it is... Although I do wish I would have shadowed the larger Lady Liberty instead of the placing blocks to the left side of the panel...sigh...

I based this design on Boxed Tapa by Alamosa Quilter

Linking up with Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, September 28, 2020

Design Wall Monday 9.28.2020

 So...can you believe I found another patriotic panel?

So I then pulled a few possible go-with fabrics.

This pattern caught my eye as a possibility since it had similar size elements in it.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Whoop! Whoop! 9.25.2020

 Quilted and bound! Another finish...

pattern inspiration: Honor by Minnick and Simpson
stars: my take on floating star meets wonky star
panto: Fern Gully

I really like this design but I would tweak it just a little when I make it again!

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

WIP Wednesday 9.23.2020

 I worked on sewing together my next panel quilt top. This is where I ended up. I'm not real happy with the top/bottom border treatment but I will definitely re-visit this idea. 😀

pattern inspiration: Honor by Minnick and Simpson

star pattern: my take on floating star meets wonky star

Linking up with: Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, September 21, 2020

Design Wall Monday 9.21.2020

 So, I found another patriotic panel.

I pulled a few fabrics as potential go-withs, along with a pattern I wanted to adapt.

Linking up with: Judy at Design Wall Monday

Friday, September 18, 2020

Whoop! Whoop! 9.18.2020

 Quilted and Bound! and so HaPpY to have another odd shaped panel finished. 😍

Here it is! I'm not even sure of the name of the panel....

I quilted it down with Continous Baptist Fans.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Assembled 9.17.2020

 After a little time with the seam ripper, the next panel quilt is assembled. Sometimes when I need to make adjustments to a pattern, it's more trial and error than anything else!

pattern inspiration: Patti Hyder

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Bonus Sewing 9.16.2020

 A few ladies from the Wisconsin guild invited the group to participate in a Zoom Sewing Time last night. So I joined in! Bonus sewing time for me as I usually don't sew after dinner time.

I prepped out my stars and some binding...

I arrived in the sewing space a little early so I made the binding prior to the designated time. The binding is ready to to quilt the quilt!

I logged in at the designated time. DH was a little worried as he was on a Zoom call too, but it was all ok. Here are a few of my Wisconsin quilty friends. A few more joined in as the time continued. It was great to see and talk to my quilty friends!

I stayed a little longer than the ending time and finished up my stars I had prepped.

pattern credit: my take on wonky stars meets floating star

The darker stars are going into a star row quilt I've been wanting to make. So when I'm making stars, I just make a few extra. Pretty soon, I'll have all six rows made. Here are the stars I've made so far... To keep things simple, I'm making either 12 inch or 9 inch finished blocks.

pattern credit:

top row: ribbon star from Quilter's Cache

bottom row: Ohio Star Quilter's Cache directions

Linking up with: Susan at MidWeek Makers

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Mail Call 9.15.2020

 A few days ago, like maybe last Friday a package arrived for me. It was my winnings from the QOV Working Stars FB page and all I had to do was post 'what' I was doing for Labor Day weekend. Names were drawn randomly and I was one of three lucky winners! 

Here is my post I what I was doing Labor Day weekend...a lot of watching stronger peeps! LOL

Thanks to Carol, the admin of the group, Andria, who randomly selected the winners and Lisa Sutherland who has donated kits from her store that she closed that didn't sell. Lisa's Quilt Jubilee storefront. Lisa has a page of free patterns that are great for QOV's, take a look! If you want a free pattern, save it now as she is going to be taking the patterns off her storefront and publishing a book! I know that there are a few that are on my wish list to make! It cost me $2.00 to join the QOV Working Stars FB group for the year and what! a great return on investment!

Monday, September 14, 2020

Design Wall Monday 9.14.2020

 So....I have this panel.

and I pulled these fabrics as go-withs.

and I want to use this Patti Hyder pattern as inspiration.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Whoop! Whoop! 9.11.2020

The string quilt is quilted and bound!

pattern credit: string blocks foundation pieced, public domain

top/bottom border: Lisa Sutherland Quilt Jubilee free patterns

pantograph credit: continuous Baptist Fans

For the backing, I used up quite a few of the leftovers from other quilts. 😀

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

WIP Wednesday 9.9.2020

 I finished piecing the string blocks into a flimsy. The question was 'how' to add length to the square quilt to make it rectangular. I was thinking of braids at the top and bottom but the solution I remember (and pretty easy!) is "thanks" to Lisa Sutherland! The flag print is a little narrow but it was all I had in the stash. :)

pattern credit:
                        foundation pieced string blocks, public domain
                        top/bottom border: Lisa Sutherland
Lisa has a few free QOV patterns that use this top/bottom border treatment,   found here.  
If you like her free patterns, save them NOW as she is going to remove them from her site when she permanently shuts down her store.

Then you will be able to buy her book of QOV patterns! :)

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Monday, September 7, 2020

Design Wall Monday 9.7.2020

 I was at loose ends before I went to stay with DD and her surgery. I really didn't want to start a big project but I had a few hours before I needed to leave and could sew. In my move, I unearthed a very old project that consisted of 24 - 10 inch muslin squares and a few strips of one patriotic strip cut at 1.5 inches. Of course, it was NOT labeled but I think just about every quilter would come up with the same idea...


So I set to sewing a few before DD's surgery and a few when I got home.

Here they are on the design wall with a few other fabric as possible go-with's.

I did cut and piece one more block so I would have 25. At 9 inch finished, the quilt would definitely need 'more' to bring it to size.

pattern credit: string blocks, public domain

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Happy Labor Day 9.7.2020

 A very Happy Labor Day and a grateful Thank You to all who work and have continued to work during this pandemic season!

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Sunday Up North 9.6.2020

 When we arrived on Friday night, this was the lake front.

On Saturday afternoon this was the lake front after the family 'crew' worked diligently all morning.

Good bye Summer 2020.

Hello Fall/Winter 2020.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Quilted 9.5.2020

 I finished the quilting on the Ribbon Star quilt!

A closeup of the stars.

block pattern credit: Ribbon Star from Quilters Cache.

quilt pattern credit: Stars of Courage.

panto: continuous Baptist Fans

Friday, September 4, 2020

Whoop! Whoop! 9.4.2020

 I finished piecing together the ribbon star quilt.

Here's a closeup of the stars.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

WIP Wednesday 9.2.2020

 Did you guess that I made the Ribbon Stars?

Count = eighteen stars.

I then decided to make four more for a 'someday' star row quilt.

See what I did?! I sewed this at two different times and moved the units around...
Oh well, they are for different projects so, all's well that ends well, right?

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Welcome Home! 9.1.2020

 My sewing space is just as I left it, except with a few upgrades from DH!

He hung my sewing quilt that was a gift from my MIL.

He hung the cork board up! Won't DD be surprised that I moved right into her cork

Also Baby remains covered up...soon, sweetie, soon as the last load of laundry finishes in the wash.

A few weeks ago, the FB Quilt of Valor Working Stars group had a challenge to see 'who' could make the most blocks from the current block drive. Our choices were from the following blocks:

1. 25 patch blocks using 2.5 inch rwb fabrics.

2. Ribbon star following the Quilter's Cache instructions.

3. Courage block from Persimmon Quilts

photo credit: 

all three of the above blocks were created and posted by members of the FB QoV Working Stars (who is NOT me!)

Which block did I choose to make to participate in this challenge?