Wednesday, June 29, 2022

MidWeek Wednesday 6.29.2022

As the days get closer to my November presentation, I feel like I need to concentrate more on having quilts to show! It will be here before I know it!! Not quite to the panic stage, just to the slightly concerned stage. LOL

Here is my take on the next block I am highlighting with crumbs. It's a variation of Falling Charms from the Missouri Star Quilt Company. I realized if you place blocks around a panel...then you don't need as many blocks! I know, I'm brilliant....NOT! Just goofy! 😍

This is my reference sheet for the placement of the blocks I was following. I blogged about the flimsy here.

                                    my cuts: 6.5 inch crumb block, 2.5 x 6.5 inch background
                                                   and 2.5 x 8.5 inch background. Twist and Turn
                                                   blocks in a pleasing set.

Linking up with Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, June 27, 2022

Design Wall Monday 6.27.2022

The fabric pull for the next quilt project. The blue and green crumbs from a few weeks ago along with an eagle panel, a muted tan and pretty blue for the binding...maybe. I just might change my mind about the binding when it comes to that step.

pattern credit: crumb blocks, public domain

Linking up with Judy at Design Wall Monday

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Sunday Funday on a Saturday 6.26.2022

We headed to northern lower Michigan to my in-law's cottages in Grayling on Friday. Saturday was the Little Traverse Bay Quilt Guild Show in Harbor Springs, Michigan and about 30 minutes north through the scenic M118 (the Tunnel of the Trees) is located a fun Polish restaurant called Leg's Inn. I asked DH to be my driver to the show and restaurant and spend the day with me. Since his parents are at the cottage, his Mom came along with us. 

The show was held at a church in downtown Harbor Springs, it was a really nice venue. There were more quilts than I expected, the guild boutique area was larger and the vender space was what I expected. At the entrance was this statue of an alter boy with the quilt behind him. I thought it was cute. 

A few of the quilts in no particular order. I loved that a few of the members had made the same pattern yet put their own individual stamp on their quilt. My MIL stepped into the picture...I didn't share that she is now in the blog!

Here is a one block wonder but using different colorways of the same print.

Here is a gypsy wife quilt. I always thought this might be a potential way to use orphan blocks.

Can you tell I am drawn to the brights?! DH likes the muted tones of Civil War prints and 30's.

Look, Mama's Park!, I found done of your published patterns!

In the boutique, a chicken pincushion decided to follow me home.

We then headed north to Leg's Inn and a wonderful Polish lunch. It is located close to the shore of Lake Michigan. I'm just a little wind blown and DH looks awesome as usual!

No food pictures but we did walk to the overlook. It was a bit hazy but still pretty.

On our way back to the cottage, DH decided to take a few smaller back roads and a huge black bear ran across the road about 100 feet in front of us! No photo evidence...I was too stunned to see a black bear in the wild!

All is all, it was a fun day spent with DH and MIL. I am looking forward to more days like Saturday when DH retires in about 5-7 years.

QOV Sunday 6.26.2022

Sunday Funday! Here are a few more Casual Quilters Guild QOV's.

Quilt A

Quilt B

Quilt C

Quilt D

Quilt E

Quilt F

Quilt G

 Hope you enjoyed today's quilts!

Saturday, June 25, 2022

SoScrappy Saturday 6.25.2022

Today is the fourth Saturday of June of the colors navy/ bright blue. Today I have my 'Missing U' block to share.

 Here are all if the 'Missing U' blocks together.

pattern credit: Cheryl Arkison from the book Sunday Morning Quilts

I'm excited for Angela to announce the July color prompt. Looks like I need to remember to use a square not on point white 'U' piece.

Time for breakfast and a quilting adventure! I'll link up later when time permits...

Linking up with SoScrappy Saturday

Friday, June 24, 2022

Finish or NOT Friday

I sashed the crumb churn dashes (or are they hole in the barn door blocks?) and staggered the vertical rows. To make it a bit larger, I added inner and outer border of the background and a middle border of the various sashing fabric. 

I was debating leaving the corners as is...

I did decide that the corners would indeed bother me, so I ripped a little and switch the fabric placement around.

and the flimsy...I like it better and another block design to use up my over flowing crumb 'parts department'!

pattern credit: Goggle Search or Pinterest yield many tutorials on churn dash or 
                            hole in the barn door quilt blocks

                        Crumb inspiration from Cathy at Sane, Crazy Crumby Quilting

On the long arm front:

Doug the Gammill Guru was here yesterday. He fixed my rear encoder problem which was the root of all the problems. It merely needed to be shifted more towards the wheel to ensure good contact. We were definitely on the right track when we zip-tied it to the carriage! LOL. I also had Doug upgrade to the soft touch buttons and replace the rear Plus controller. The upgraded carriage wheels are on back order so they will be replaced once they arrive. Doug said I should be good for 5 years! 'God willing and the creek don't rise!' In 5 years, I hope my husband is retired and we are traveling. In the meantime...I have a few projects to long arm...

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

WIP Wednesday 6.22.2022

I made more churn dashes with crumb centers. I decided to stick to the cooler colors on the color


I'm liking where this one is heading! I think the lighter centers and the darker framing parts were a good choice.

pattern credit: churn dash block...Google Search or Pinterest yields tutorials
                            my block: 6.5 inch cut crumb centers
                                             3.5 inch cut hst's
                                             2.0 inch cut strips for rails, subcut 6.5 inches

Linking up with Susan at MidWeek Makers

Monday, June 20, 2022

Design Wall Monday 6.20.2022

While searching for different ways to use crumb blocks I found Cathy at Sane, Crazy Crumby Quilting. She sews all sorts of amazing projects! I don't think she sleeps at all...LOL

I decided that I wanted to try and make churn dashes (or hole in the barn door) blocks with the center being the crumb block. Just as I had my first set of pieces laid out, Cathy posted this quilt!

I decided to keep the crumb centers light and the outer parts of the blocks dark with a lighter grey background. I'm going to concentrate on using the cooler this quilt.

Oops! Time for a little visit with Jack...

Thanks Cathy for all the sewing inspiration. I'm looking forward to putting my spin on your designs!

Linking up with Judy at Design Wall Monday

Sunday, June 19, 2022

QOV Sunday 6.19.2022

Today is the day for a few Casual Quilters Guild QOV's!

Quilt A

Quilt B

Quilt C

Quilt D

Quilt E

Quilt F

 Hope you enjoyed the variety of the quilts today!

Saturday, June 18, 2022

SoScrappy Saturday 6.18.2022

Today is the third Saturday of June of the colors navy/bright blue. Time for my crumble jumble blocks!

 For some reason, I set on the number 7 blocks to make in each color way. I wanted to set them on point much like the chandelier quilts that are being shown around the web. I may have over made!

How about that straight, traditional set? 

I'm more of a diagonal color tracking quilt girl, anyways! 😍

pattern credit: Bonnie Hunter Crumble Jumble quilt in String Frenzy book

Linking up with SoScrappy Saturday

Friday, June 17, 2022

Finish or NOT Friday 6.17.2022

Well, out came Jack and I spent about two hours ripping the sections apart. I repurposed the spacers into parts for more sawtooth stars. And, of course, made a few more crumb blocks!

Yes! I'm liking this traditional set more even if it is a bit boring and predictable. In keeping with that spirit, I added the 1-2-3 borders (1 inch, 2inch and 3 inch finish).

pattern inspiration: a random photo from an unknown source

Linking up with Alycia at Finish or NOT Friday

On the long arm front:

I have a DATE scheduled with Doug the Gammill Guru for next Thursday the 23rd! Yea! I'm only scheduled into a 2 hour window...hope he can work his black magic in that time frame!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

WIP Wednesday 6.15.2022

 I'm continuing working on my sawtooth stars with the red crumb centers. My inspiration is a photo of a quilt with no identifying notes. If this is your design or you know who made it, please comment and I'll include you (or him/her) as the maker!

Here are a few of my blocks on the design wall.

I then started to sew it together. The little yellow post it notes were to remind me of the size of the spacer units.

I decided to make more stars but I just wasn't liking the look. 😟 I think it was the hst's being offset.

pattern credit: see above

linking up to Susan at MidWeek Makers