Wednesday, November 30, 2022

WIP Wednesday 11.30.2022

I've made more progress on my current RWB project.

The blocks are made and in a little bit different setting. Since I have directional fabric in my crumbs,  I needed to pay attention to block orientation!

I cut my remaining RWB fabric from the bolts into 2 yard segments and washed it yesterday...2 loads worth. I have more QOV signature quilts to make and want the fabric 'at the ready' for when the spirit moves me to work on them. LOL After washing, I was able to add borders to bring it to about 62 x 82 before quilting.

pattern spark:    crumb blocks...public domain
                            BQ1 from Maple Island Quilts

Monday, November 28, 2022

Design Wall Monday 11.28.2022

I pulled out my RWB crumb blocks and was going to give the BQ1 from Maple Island Quilt a whirl. Hope it looks okay...crumbs can be a bit finicky at times. LOL

 pattern spark: crumb blocks--public domain
                        BQ1 from Maple Island Quilts

Saturday, November 26, 2022

SoScrappy Saturday 11.26.2022

Today is the fourth Saturday of November of the month of assembly. 

Time for my 'Missing U' blocks. I really had fun making these blocks through the year but I decided that I like the smaller sections of 'spare parts' rather then the longer lengths that this block used. There is nothing wrong with this block and I love the quilt, I just prefer shorter strips of fabrics in a block.

 pattern credit: Cheryl Arkison's 'Missing U' from Sunday Morning Quilts book

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Friday, November 25, 2022

Finish or NOT Friday 11.25.2022

Hello again Blogger Friends!

This week has been filled with 'preparations and other non-sewing things' to get ready for Thanksgiving at our home. I hope everyone (that celebrates the US Thanksgiving!) had a wonderful day of food, family and fellowship!

I did indeed have a finish earlier in the week. My crumby hearts Meals on Wheels placemats. It does seem a little early to be sewing Valentine's Day but they need to be sent in right after the New Year. One check off my 'to do' list! LOL

                        Scrappy Improv Hearts

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Saturday, November 19, 2022

SoScrappy Saturday 11.19.2022

Today is the third Saturday of the month of November of 'assembly'.

Time to share my 'crumble jumble' blocks. It's a pattern from Bonnie Hunter's String Frenzy book. Here are a few blocks set like Bonnie's.

But I made a whole bunch all through out the year. So I have enough to make another quilt in a straight set!

pattern credit: Crumble Jumble from Bonnie Hunter String Frenzy book.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Finish or NOT Friday 11.18.2022

I'll take the 'NOT' in Finish or NOT Friday, please!

I did manage to finish piecing the Valentine placemats. I couldn't decide if I wanted the heart fabric on one side or both. So, I split the difference and did three of each! 

                            Scrappy Improv Hearts

I got the call that Baby was done at her 'Spa Treatment'. So down to the store I went and retrieved her. Once I get her back in her spot...there will be no reason NOT to sew! LOL except maybe that DH's family is celebrating Thanksgiving here so there will be a bit of cooking prep work...

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

WIP Wednesday 11.16.2022

I'm making progress on my Heart Placemats. I have 6 hearts made along with their cut-offs.

pattern spark: crumb blocks...public domain

                        Bonnie Hunter's Crumb Hearts 
                        Scrappy Improv Hearts

Monday, November 14, 2022

Design Wall Monday 11.14.2022

I finished (mostly) labeling the quilts from my presentation. I figured I just needed to complete the labels and sew them to the backs, so I should do it sooner rather than later. Labeling is one task of quilting that I usually put off...forever in some cases! The tub is full of the quilts with the over flow on top.

The guild is collecting placemats for Meals on Wheels for Valentine's Day, Saint Patrick's Day and Easter. I thought why not pull out the pink crumbs and make a few hearts and turn them into placemats. When i went to the 'parts department', I found no pink crumb blocks! Out came the box of pinks/ reds, which is now mostly pinks!

A few hours later, I had completed a few pink crumb blocks. Each heart takes four crumb blocks, so I have enough for 6 placemats. I learned that it is better for me NOT to use crumbs that are pieced diagonally.

pattern spark: crumb blocks...public domain

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Saturday, November 12, 2022

SoScrappy Saturday 11.12.2022

Today is the second Saturday of November of assembly!

Time for my Wonky Stars. It's a fun one!

 pattern spark: Google or Pinterest search 'wonky' or 'maverick' stars meet
                            'floating' stars. One floating star tutorial here.

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Friday, November 11, 2022

Finish or NOT Friday 11.11.2022

My finish was earlier in the week. I did finish my 'Spare Parts' quilt for my guild trunk show. All the details are found here.

If you haven't been sewing, Pat, WHAT have you been doing?

That's a really good question!!

On Wednesday, I took main piecing for a spa treatment. I've been logging a lot of sewing hours with her and she deserves a little extra TLC.

Thursday was the opening day of the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo in town. Lynn asked if I could work the QOV booth, so of course, I said yes! Yesterday was my day. I selected the afternoon shift and Lynn had an Award Ceremony scheduled, oh boy! The main veteran was a no-show but luckily, we met a veteran...MaryLou...who was willing to stay and take part in the Award Ceremony. 

Thank you MaryLou for your service and saving our Award Ceremony!

The photo is a little grainy but it's Lynn on the left, MaryLou and me on the right.

We again asked the attendees to sign Signature Blocks and I came home with another baggie full to combine with the others I already have. Here is a little closer picture of the one I put together with a few of the AQS QuiltWeek Grand Rapids 2022 blocks.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

WIP Wednesday 11.9.2022

 I have a finish! Just in time for my trunk show last night.

Here it is before quilting.

Here it is after being quilted and bound. Thanks to DD who suggested a plain binding and NOT scrappy as to not take away from the 'words'.

One more, this time 'out in the wild'! A very rare sighting of one my quilts away from the sewing

pattern spark: Bonnie Hunter 'Food Chain Quilt'
                        'Art of Spare Parts' Best Day Ever Alphabet
                        'Crazy' Toni Rucci free pieced letters
                        'Applique' letters found here
                        'Foundation' Dori Hawks Alphabet
                        'SLAB' pixelated alpahbet
                        'CRUMB' free cut, fused and raggy edge appliqu

Donna was the happy winner of the '15 Minutes of Play' that Victoria Findlay Wolfe so graciously donated as a door prize for my trunk show. Thanks, V!

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Monday, November 7, 2022

Design Wall Monday 11.7.2022

Slowly, I am making more words. 

My daughter was wondering as to the 'why' of this current project as I am struggling with it. Most of my projects fall into the 'easy and sleezy' realm. The faster, the better the construction for me. My answer to DD was 'Some people use notes when they speak, I'm using this quilt as a visual aide'. 

It's turning out ok but in my mind's eye...IT.IS.SO.MUCH.BETTER!


pattern spark: Bonnie Hunter Food Chain Quilt
                        'ARTofSPAREPARTS' Best Day Ever Alphabet
                        'CRAZY' Toni Rucci free pieced letters
                        'APPLIQUE' letters found here
                        'FOUNDATUION' Dori Hawks letters here
                        'SLAB' pixelated letters as a guide
                        'CRUMB' free cut letters then fused and raggy edge applique

Saturday, November 5, 2022

SoScrappy Saturday 11.5.2022

Today is the first Saturday of November. November is a month for assembly or making blocks in brown/black. I decided to assemble my Crumby Heart.

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Friday, November 4, 2022

Finish or NOT Friday 11.4.2022

I added the outer border of my Crumby Triangle quilt and decided to use some of the strings that were foundation pieced using color catchers. This time, I spent the time to remove the foundations and oh my, it's so much more cuddly! I'm actually liking this one a lot now that it is quilted and bound. 😍

pattern spark: 60 degree triangle ruler
panto: serpentine

So, I had a squirrel visit in the sewing room. A bear paw block with bears raggy edge applique.'s an example for Tuesday's trunk show but has already been put to use in the family room.

panto: serpentine

I made some more progress on my words but it's a slow go, for me.

pattern spark: Bonnie Hunter's Food Chain quilt
                        'The Art of Spare Parts' Best Day Ever Alphabet pattern
                        'Crazy' Toni Rucci Free Piecing letters
                        'Applique' alphabet pattern

I have a few more letters to go in 'Foundation'.

                        'Foundation' letters here

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

WIP Wednesday 11.2.2022

 I'm making some progress this week.

My Crumby Triangle quilt, ready for the outer border.

pattern credit: wedges cut with 60 degree ruler.

I also made a few more words. They didn't have the measurements for the lower case alphabet, so I just winged it. I think the 'h, e, o, and f' took me just as long as the other letters!

pattern credit: Best Day Ever Alphabet

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