Sunday, February 28, 2021

Sunday Funday 2.28.2021


I was going to wait to post this quilt but today is Oh Scrap! Day at Cynthia Brunz' blog Quilting is More Fun than Housework!

Not only do I have a wonderful scrappy goodness (all quilted up, too!), It's one of Cynthia's Scrap-palooza patterns!  yay! yay!

panto credit: square spiral

Linking up with Cynthia OhScrap!

Saturday, February 27, 2021

SoScrappy Saturday 2.27.2021

 Today is the last Saturday for the color YELLOW. This week, I dipped my toes into the shallow yellow scrap bin.

After a few hours of sewing, I had made 24 more yellow crumb blocks although, I struggled with variety on this set...LOL Some blocks have brown, gold, red orange and even a little green.

Linking up with SoScrappy Saturday.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Whoop! Whoop! 2.26.2021

 I had a very productive week in my sewing space!

First up:

I quilted down the Eagle and flying geese quilt. I also meet a fellow member of the Casual Quilters Guild that was looking for bindings to sew back. Soooo, I passed this one off for finishing.

pattern inspiration:

panto credit: square spiral

Second up:

I moved DS's motorcycle t-shirt quilt to a flimsy. I placed an order for new thread so I'm going to wait to quilt it down with the new thread.

pattern inspiration (from Pinterest):

Third up:

I was able to move my leader/ender project to a flimsy. It's a Bonnie Hunter thing, you can read a little about it here.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

WIP Wednesday 2.24.2021

 I have been working on moving a few projects along.

First up is my leaders/enders project. 

For the first set, I am going with Cynthia Brunz's Scrap-palooza Zig Zag quilt, here is her Scrap-palooza page and you will need to scroll down to find the Zig Zag quilt.

My second project is a t-shirt wall hanging for DS from his motorcycle travels. I have been putting this off for about a year now. Time to get 'er done!

pattern inspiration found here.

Linking up with Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, February 22, 2021

Design Wall Monday 2.22.2021

 So...I have about a gazillion hst's left over from DD's Cake Walk quilt, blogged here.

My plan was to make flying geese with them and put them in this pattern. 

Easy peasy, right?

The first sewing was going along smoothly.

Now to join the sections...oh goose is flying upside down!

No ifs, ands or buts...need to rip and re-sew.

I combined all the parts, but wait? Where are my connector geese? I really need to read patterns better and LšŸ‘€K at the pictures!!

Good thing I have a gazillion hst's and more background fabric!!

Better but I still seem to have one AWOL goose! Off to the sewing room to find that one goose!!

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Friday, February 19, 2021

Whoop! Whoop! 2.19.2021

 All that is left to do on these quilts are the bindings. Once my Baby comes home from the spa, then I'll have my binding-polooza!

Quilt 2 (in the binding-polooza queue):

pattern credit: MSQC Ribbon Stars
                        Lisa Sutherland's Scrap Strips and Stars (vertical set)

panto credit: large scribbles

Quilt 3 (in the binding-polooza queue):

pattern credit: QOV Wonky stars
                        alternate Wonky stars
                        I Stand by Lisa Sutherland

panto credit: large scribbles

Thursday, February 18, 2021

What Would You Do? 2.18.2021

 I was making my wonky stars to use in this pattern, I Stand by Lisa Sutherland.

Only I didn't have enough 3.5 inch x WOF to complete the pattern. So I thought, why not use my 2.5 inch strips jelly roll race style? I seem to be in a rut, lol! I made the strip sets then set the wonky stars in the strip sets, trying to visual 'how' it would look when chopped apart.

It was looking like a hot mess to me! 

Sooooo, I thought what if I put the stars at the end of the strip sets and alternated the star ends. I was hoping since my eye was resting in the blue background of the stars...that would cause my eyes to travel back and forth across the quilt.  

Here's what I did. I started at the bottom of the quilt and wouldn't you know? I sewed the first part reversed. I decided to leave it (read: not to rip it out and resew it). The wonky stars are just on the opposite ends...There are a few 'things' I would change but overall, I'm happy with it. 

Can you believe that I still have 2.5 inch strips in the baggie?!

pattern credit: inspiration: Lisa Sutherland's I Stand
                                            QOV Wonky Stars
                                            alternate wonky stars

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

WIP Wednesday 2.17.2021

 I started with parts for stars...

...and completed the wonky-ish stars yesterday. 

I still have a variety of 4.5 inch squares that I used for the centers. 

pattern credit:  QOV Wonky Stars
                        alternate wonky stars

I sorted through my 2.5 inch strips and pulled all the medium blues out, so more parts for the next part of this QOV puzzle, er, quilt! This may end up a busy, hot mess...time will tell.  šŸ˜€

Since most of the US is covered in snow, we have been fortunate here in Michigan since we have not lost power due to the weather! Knock on wood...  

Here is my house picture:

My husband does a wonderful job of keeping the drive, walkways and mailbox clear of snow! He was also a sweetie and took my SUV and filled it with gas before the storm. Now, it has a really big tank and hubby *knew* I wasn't going anywhere in the snow but filled it anyway! Best Valentine gift, ever! šŸ’•

Linking up with Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, February 15, 2021

Design Wall Monday 2.15.2021

 I have another QOV on the design wall.

On Saturday, I left off with only the top and bottom left to do. I wasn't sure that I wanted to have the plaid meet up as it is a bit wonky looking.

Indeed, on Sunday, I decided to use the red as cornerstones.

pattern credit:  MSCQ Ribbon Stars
                        Lisa Sutherland's Scrap Stars and Strips

Yes, Lisa's pattern has directions to set the 'jelly roll race' both horizontally and vertically. I just wish I had brought the kit pattern that had the strips slashed and twisted, shown below. I'm not even sure of the quilt name! Picture from Pinterest...

I am working up another set of stars, my take on wonky stars. Now to decide on a color way. I definitely like the way red pops against the each background. Right now, I'm leaning towards the blue background...traditional and predictable! LOL

pattern credit: QOV Wonky Stars 
                        alternate wonky stars direction

Friday, February 12, 2021

Whoop! Whoop! 2.12.2021

I'm calling this QOV done! 

My Baby (Brother QC-1000 sewing machine) seized up today. šŸ˜¢

So off to the sewing machine repair shop to meet some new friends and get Baby back to her working self. In the meantime, I have Little (Brother Project Runway model) as my back up that I can use to piece. I don't think I'll be sewing bindings with Little Brother as I think she is too light weight to handle the load.  

I'll be having a binding-po-lopoza when Baby returns!

pattern credit: MSQC Ribbon Stars
                        Lisa Sutherland's Scrap strips and Stars

panto credit: large scribbles

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

WIP Wednesday 2.10.2021

 I'm making progress on my next QOV using the MSQC Ribbon Stars that were made for #NSD2021. At lunchtime, I had the stars and center sewn together plus the inner border.

At dinnertime, I had sewn on the outer border.

                        Lisa Sutherland's Scrap Strips and Stars

If you like this pattern, I strongly suggest downloading it ASAP as Lisa is planning on publishing a book from her patterns from her Quilt Jubilee website and was going to take down all FREE patterns on December 31, 2020. That's right! At the end of last year, the patterns were suppose to vanish but they are still available!! 

What was I doing with my time? Playing thread chicken with the long arm...

...I won, this time! Whoo who!!

Monday, February 8, 2021

Design Wall Monday 2.8.2021

 Last Saturday (and usually the first Saturday in February) was the Quilts of Valor national sew day. This year I decided to make one of the stars that is the current block drive for the QOV FB Working Stars group. I was able to complete 12 stars and I have a few more in the works!

pattern credit: Ribbon Star Missouri Star Quilt Company

Linking up with Judy at Design Wall Monday

Saturday, February 6, 2021

ScrapHappy Saturday 2.6.2021

 The color for February is YELLOW!

I think I have even less yellow in the stash than pink...LOL

Never the less, I was able to find some yellow and make a few blocks.

                       pinwheels-public domain

Linking up with SoScrappy Saturday

Friday, February 5, 2021

Whoop! Whoop! 2.5.2021

 This was so fast! but then again, I had almost 2/3 of the crumb blocks completed (and trimmed!) in the pink scrap bin!!!

panto: curly hearts

Linking up with Sarah at Whoop! Whoop! and Alycia at Finish or NOT Friday

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

WIP Wednesday 2.3.2021

 I've picked my fabric for the QOV National Sew Day on Saturday. My QOV FB Working Stars group is hosting a block drive and one of the blocks in the Missouri Star Quilt Company Ribbon Star.

pattern credit: Missouri Star Quilt Company Ribbon Star

Linking up with Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, February 1, 2021

Design Wall Monday 2.1.2021

 The color pink continues to dominate in the sewing room. Pink was the Rainbow Scrap Challenge January 2021 color. I made a few more pink crumbs to fill in the block holes. picture of the extra blocks! I was so intent on sewing it all together!

I was thinking about a layout like this from Tracey's Quilting in Connecticut blog.

Although Tracey has stopped blogging, she has some really neat ideas for using crumb blocks!

I had some leftover backing from my heart bed quilt and I really liked the way it calmed down the crumbs. This is what my lap quilt morphed into... YES! This one is for me when I'm watching TV. šŸ‘

I've decided I'm more of a pink/gray girl than a pink/green girl...

pattern inspiration: Tracey at Quilting in Connecticut

Linking up with Judy at Design Wall Monday and Cynthia at Oh!Scrap