Wednesday, March 22, 2017

WIP Wednesday 3.22.17 -- I have a new start

Well, I finally did it.  I started another project (besides the one I mentioned last week).   I started collecting strips and red scraps for Bonnie Hunter's pattern called Garden Party.



I did have another finish for this year.  This my new denim Tumbler Rug #1.  I have others in the works.  This is finish #11 for this year.  I think that is awesome!  I justified starting two new projects.



I dug out these blocks for Sonja's Windows.  I made all these blocks 1.1.15.  There's a good chance that this will be my H2H (Hands to Help) quilt for this year.



I made two Pat Sloan Solstice Challenge blocks:



Then I made some plus blocks for the RSC17.



I made one broken dish block for the Block Lotto.  I cut another one but haven't sewn it yet.

 
I'm working on the RSC15 Sawtooth Sampler.  This is my OMG for March.  All the filler blocks are made and now it's just putting the rows together, adding borders, quilting and binding it.
 
 
I played with some red scraps today again and started working on Pat Sloan's Honey Bee block.  It's block #14 of 25.  I have it all prepped and ready for my to-go bag.  Sorry, no photo tonight... I forgot to put the SD card in the camera   A G A I N!!!
 
Pat Sloan Block 14 Solstice Challenge blocksm
 
And Chippy and Barbie made a candid appearance away from the season.  (No guppies were harmed in the making of this photo.  They were already dead and have been exchanged for new fish.  This is my son's new fish tank.  We're having some issues keeping our fish alive.  The people at the pet store said that they are getting many fish in with air sack disease.  They are having problems keeping them alive as well.  :(
 
 
Linking up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Be Social
Sew Fresh Quilts
 
Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers.
 
grab button for Quiltfabrication
 
I'm also joining in with Mama Spark's for WIPS with Friends.
 
grab button for Mama Spark's World
 

2017 Finishes (listed by date)! 
1.   01.07.17  Country Roads, Humble Quilts Mystery 2015 here.
2.   01.13.17  Stars Stripes & Other Things quilt here.
3.   01.20.17  Candy Cane Mini quilt here.
4.   01.27.17  Sunbonnet Sue charity quilt here.
5.   02.17.17  Large Microwave Bowl Cozie
6.   02.17.17  Medium Microwave Bowl Cozie
7.   02.18-17  Small Microwave Bowl Cozie -- All Microwave bowl Cozies shown here.
8.   02.27.17  Sew Sweet Simplicity 2015 BOM by Jacquelynne Steves here.
9.   03.03.07  Allitare! 2015 Bonnie Hunter Mystery here.
10. 03.10.17  Celtic Solstice, 2013 Bonnie Hunter Mystery here. 
 
Current WIPS 77 --
2017 New Projects...
1.  Bonnie Hunter Garden Party quilt
 
I did a little re-check on my BIG list of WIPS.  Here's the updated list:
 
Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn
1.  Underpants Project 
2.  Digging up Bones (Owen's dinosaur quilt)
3.  Rock Island Campfire Quilt
4.  Picadilly Circle
5. ...And Sew On BOM at Quiet Play (one block to go)
6.  RSC17 Scrappy Dogs with red backgrounds, inspired by Made By Me in Red blog
7.  Patriotic Folk Animals (from Americana Quilts Book) -- hand work for school
8.   Soul Searching -- need 2 more blocks for Julianne swap
9.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA

10.  Love Laugh Quilt Christmas Improv QA
11.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
12.  Mod Mod QA (turning this one into a baby quilt) (from block Lotto, mostly circles w/lines)
13.  Drunkard's Path Fish quilt for LQG charity quilt (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
14.  Bonnie Hunter Garden Party (started 3.18.17.)
15,  Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM (made from shirt scraps)
16.  Kite Girl (RSC14)
17.  Amish Country BOM (from Lynn, Johnna's mom)
18.  Cabins at the Lake (from Fons & Porter Magazine) (only one house block complete.)
19.   2.5" Scraps from Dani making "cracker" blocks
20.  Flowers and Watercan (wall hanging)
21.  Little Houses (3.5" blocks)
22.  Split Stars (Block Lotto win)
23.  Spools (Leader & Ender project with Bonnie Hunter)
24.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started -- need two green blocks)
25.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
26.  Laugh Yourself to Stitches And So It Crows pattern (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
27. Tin Soldier Tree Skirt for 2017's Christmas
28.  2015 Orange, pink, grey kite blocks (from Accuquilt die, RSC17)
29.  Start 2017 Bonnie Hunter Mystery in November, 2017
30.  A Simple Six-Pocket Bag (8" x 10" x 4") (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
31.  Crown of Thorns in blues
32.  2016 Plus Blocks (from left over pieces of Soul Searching blocks)
33.  RSC16 Folk Art Birds
34.  Maroon Sampler Quilt
35.  Super Mario QA
36.  Kim Diehl's Homestead Harvest (All complete except all those circles)
37.  Scrappy Hourglass Quilt 
38. Gobble, Gobble quilt pattern from Lori Holt (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
39.  Pat Sloan's, I Love to Make Quilts Sampler (every Wed. 13 of 25 done).
40.  Bonnie Hunter Box Kite class from March, 2017 (Will make baby quilt.)
41.  Jazz (a quick strip quilt pattern (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
42.  Slow Sunday Stitching wool project
43.  Cheddar Jack cat pattern from Mama Spark's World (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
44.  Let it Snow Wall Hanging (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
45.  Let it Snow Table Runner (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
46.  Poppa's Tree Farm from Laugh Yourself to Stitches (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
47.  Accuquilt GO! Snow Crystals Quilt  (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
 
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
2.  Scrap Crystals (working on blue pieces for RSC15)
3.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
4.  Welcome Home Sampler from Cheryl Wall's book Welcome Home. (2016 Slow Stitching proj.)
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt (my seams don't match Julianne's seams...)
6.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
7.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
   
Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Orange/Yellow Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Split Stars (Block Lotto win)
3.  Orange/Blue Fish Blocks (that I won)
4.  Split Stars (blocks won from Block Lotto; October, 2012)
5.  African Violet baby quilt (Block Lotto inspired)
6.  Tall Fly 
7.  2016 Osnaburg Guild Swap D9Ps
8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt
9.  RSC15 Sawtooth Star Sampler
10.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks 
 
Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Surround Stars Pillow (one big block is here somewhere.  It will be a pillow when I find it.)
2.  Churn Dash (black and red) charity quilt for local quilt guild
3.  Card Trick (pink and blue) HUGE charity quilt for local quilt guild
4.  One House, Two House... from Cheryl Wall's book Welcome Home. (2016 project at school)
5.  Spangled Stars QAL (July goal)
6.  Bubble Gum pink and navy charity quilt for local quilt guild
7.  Green star charity quilt for local quilt guild
8.  Hunter green large (bubbly -- will be a challenge to longarm) charity quilt for the local guild
9.  Black Tumbler denim rug
10. Small tumbler denim rug


Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  2016 Quilt Doodle Designs BOM (quilting and binding complete, needs embellishments)
3.  December 2014 Block Lotto Big O blocks that I won 12.31.14!

Monday, March 20, 2017

RSC15 Sawtooth Sampler -- Moving it Forward Monday

My OMG! (one main goal) to finish this month is my RSC15 Sawtooth Sampler.  I'm making progress.  Here's to moving it forward Monday.  Three rows are done.


Linking up with Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making. 



Linking up with Show & Tell Monday with Bambi.

There's another linky party at Em's Scrap Bag.  Moving it forward, Monday!



I'm also linking up with Lynette at What a Hoot Quilts! for BOM's Away!  The link-up is at Katie Mae Quilts blog.



And last but never least, I'm linking up here for Oh Scrap!

Quilting is more fun than Housework

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Pat Sloan Winter Solstice Challenge & RSC17

This week I played with more red scraps like the others in the RSC17.  You can find out what the RSC group is doing on Angela's blog, SoScrappy at Scrap Happy Saturday.  I made some plus blocks:
 
I got a HUGE head start on hunting, gathering, cutting, and sewing strips together for my NEW project.  Yes, I said it.  I'm finally starting a new project.  It's Bonnie Hunter's Garden Party pattern from her newest book, Addicted to Scraps.
 

I completed block #13of 25 of Pat Sloan's Solstice Challenge this week.  It is called Studio Time.  I'm linking here.  Whohoo.  This means we're half way through the solstice!  I found a fun red print too!
 

I'm caught up on the Pat Sloan Winter Solstice Challenge.  Here is block #11 of 25.  It is called Jacob's Ladder.  It measures 18.5" square (18" finished in the quilt.)

 
SoScrappy

Friday, March 17, 2017

H2H 2017

H2H (Hands to Help) is a fun charity quilt drive.  I don't how many years I have participated, but I know it has been a few.  2017 is another year to give a hug to someone.

 
 
Sarah Craig who blogs at Confessions of a Fabric Addict hosts the H2H charity drive.  Sarah always has fun new ways for us to use scraps to make gorgeous quilts.  I know my quilt will be going to Happy Chemo.  I have donated to this charity for a few years now.  Happy Chemo charity quilt drive is hosted by Emily who blogs at Em's Scrap Bag.  I often link up to Moving it Forward Monday.  You can find lots of inspiration there.
 

 
I will be donating a string quilt that I started one new years day in 2015.  I sewed and sewed all day and did all of the string blogs.
 
 
 
Deb from StitchinTherapy has motivated me to string it along.  I'm going to work on Sonja's Windows.  It is from America Loves Scrap Quilts 2009. 
You can see the string quilt that I will be working on here:  http://www.mccallsquilting.com/mccallsquilting/articles/Sonjas_Windows).
 
Quick!  Hop on over to Sarah Craig's blog, Confessions of a Fabric Addict here.  Join the sign up party.  There's a jelly roll prize at stake!!!  Tell everyone!

Tumbler Rug #1 -- A Friday Finish

Yes, it's quilty, but it's not a quilt.  It's a RUG!  Happy St. Patrick's Day.  I know I should post something GREEN that I'm working on, but this finish is too much fun.

 
I left a few dishes in the sink for a "realistic" view.

 
The pink were a pair of jeans that a dear friend gave me.  They will make me think of her often since I am in our kitchen a lot.  I started this project when Bonnie Hunter announced that tumblers were our leader/ender block of the summer in 2016.  I have other rug "tops" made.  They are a set.  One is quite fancy with a cool border.  I am not motivated to finish it as well.  Getting rid of those WIPS!
 
 It's my "tester" rug to see if I like it.  Well, it's only been a day and I JUST LOVE IT!  It is made of old denim jeans.  I knew the fabric would be too heavy as a quilt.  But it's durable enough for a rug.  When I walk on it the bumpy seams are therapeutic and feel good on my feet.  It's not soft, but bumpy and slightly massaging.  Maybe it will make me enjoy doing dishes? 
 
Also linking up with Sarah Craig at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?
 
 
I'm also linking up with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Block Lotto Broken Dish for March

Here's my first Broken Dish block for March for the Block Lotto.  I cut some other blocks out quickly and easily with my Accuquilt die.  Hopefully I'll have more time during spring break at the end of the month to get caught up on sewing them.

 
Read more about the Block Lotto here.  It's a lot of fun.  We get newbies often.  Come join us!

Join me on the Block Lotto Blog

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

WIP Wednesday 3.15.17

What an awesome week.  I finally met one of my TWO favorite quilt teachers -- Bonnie Hunter!  (The other fabulous quilter I'd like to hang out with is my grandma.  Someday we will be together again.)  But here's a picture of Bonnie Hunter at our workshop on 3/10... in Bonnie style:


 
Of course I asked to have a picture of myself with Bonnie.  Her box kite pattern from her newest book, Addicted to Scraps.  Shortly after our photo I heard a giggle from Bonnie as she said, "I feel like Santa at the mall."  Everybody wanted their picture taken with Bonnie.  She was so sweet and genuine.  She always had a smile and was there to teach and help.
 
 
But here's what I got done this week:
 
I only made five box kite blocks at the workshop.  It doesn't seem like a lot for being there the whole day, but I was there to learn from Bonnie and Bonnie's way of doing it.  I could have made a ton "my way", but I wanted to learn how to make the block from start to finish... cutting sewing and all.
 
 
I FINISHED Celtic Solstice in time for Show & Share at the Bonnie Hunter workshop.  Imagine the honor I feel having my picture on Bonnie's Blog!!! Quiltville's Snips & Quips.
 

 
My Allitare! was there too!
 

 
Today I completed block #13of 25 of Pat Sloan's Solstice Challenge.  It is called Studio Time.  I'm linking here.  Whohoo.  This means we're half way through the solstice!  I found a fun red print too!
 
 
I made three challenge blocks for my guild.  They aren't due until the 2018 Spring Tea!
 
 
I completed another block for Cheryl Wall's Welcome Home Sampler.  One more to go!
 
 
I added a little wool project to my "to go" bag so that I have something for Slow Stitching Sundays.
 
 
I WON a quilt at our guild's spring tea!  You can read more about guild quilts here.
 
 
 
Linking up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Be Social
Sew Fresh Quilts
 
Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers.
 
grab button for Quiltfabrication
 
I'm also joining in with Mama Spark's for WIPS with Friends.
 
grab button for Mama Spark's World
 
2017 Finishes (listed by date)! 
1.   01.07.17  Country Roads, Humble Quilts Mystery 2015 here.
2.   01.13.17  Stars Stripes & Other Things quilt here.
3.   01.20.17  Candy Cane Mini quilt here.
4.   01.27.17  Sunbonnet Sue charity quilt here.
5.   02.17.17  Large Microwave Bowl Cozie
6.   02.17.17  Medium Microwave Bowl Cozie
7.   02.18-17  Small Microwave Bowl Cozie -- All Microwave bowl Cozies shown here.
8.   02.27.17  Sew Sweet Simplicity 2015 BOM by Jacquelynne Steves here.
9.   03.03.07  Allitare! 2015 Bonnie Hunter Mystery here.
10. 03.10.17  Celtic Solstice, 2013 Bonnie Hunter Mystery here.
 
Current WIPS 77 --
2017 New Projects...
1.  Bonnie Hunter Box Kite baby quilt
 
I did a little re-check on my BIG list of WIPS.  Here's the updated list:
 
Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn
1.  Underpants Project 
2.  Digging up Bones (Owen's dinosaur quilt)
3.  Rock Island Campfire Quilt
4.  Picadilly Circle
5. ...And Sew On BOM at Quiet Play (one block to go)
6.  RSC17 Scrappy Dogs with red backgrounds, inspired by Made By Me in Red blog
7.  Patriotic Folk Animals (from Americana Quilts Book) -- hand work for school
8.   Soul Searching -- need 2 more blocks for Julianne swap
9.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA

10.  Love Laugh Quilt Christmas Improv QA
11.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
12.  Mod Mod QA (turning this one into a baby quilt) (from block Lotto, mostly circles w/lines)
13.  Drunkard's Path Fish quilt for LQG charity quilt (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
14. 
15,  Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM (made from shirt scraps)
16.  Kite Girl (RSC14)
17.  Amish Country BOM (from Lynn, Johnna's mom)
18.  Cabins at the Lake (from Fons & Porter Magazine) (only one house block complete.)
19.   2.5" Scraps from Dani making "cracker" blocks
20.  Flowers and Watercan (wall hanging)
21.  Little Houses (3.5" blocks)
22.  Split Stars (Block Lotto win)
23.  Spools (Leader & Ender project with Bonnie Hunter)
24.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started -- need two green blocks)
25.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
26.  Laugh Yourself to Stitches And So It Crows pattern (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
27. Tin Soldier Tree Skirt for 2017's Christmas
28.  2015 Orange, pink, grey kite blocks (from Accuquilt die, RSC17)
29.  Start 2017 Bonnie Hunter Mystery in November, 2017
30.  A Simple Six-Pocket Bag (8" x 10" x 4") (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
31.  Crown of Thorns in blues
32.  2016 Plus Blocks (from left over pieces of Soul Searching blocks)
33.  RSC16 Folk Art Birds
34.  Maroon Sampler Quilt
35.  Super Mario QA
36.  Kim Diehl's Homestead Harvest (All complete except all those circles)
37.  Scrappy Hourglass Quilt 
38. Gobble, Gobble quilt pattern from Lori Holt (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
39.  Pat Sloan's, I Love to Make Quilts Sampler (every Wed. 13 of 25 done).
40.  Bonnie Hunter Box Kite class from March, 2017 Will make baby quilt.)
41.  Jazz (a quick strip quilt pattern (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
42.  Slow Sunday Stitching wool project
43.  Cheddar Jack cat pattern from Mama Spark's World (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
44.  Let it Snow Wall Hanging (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
45.  Let it Snow Table Runner (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
46.  Poppa's Tree Farm from Laugh Yourself to Stitches (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
47.  Accuquilt GO! Snow Crystals Quilt  (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
 
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
2.  Scrap Crystals (working on blue pieces for RSC15)
3.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
4.  Welcome Home Sampler from Cheryl Wall's book Welcome Home. (2016 Slow Stitching proj.)
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt (my seams don't match Julianne's seams...)
6.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
7.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
   
Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Orange/Yellow Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Split Stars (Block Lotto win)
3.  Orange/Blue Fish Blocks (that I won)
4.  Split Stars (blocks won from Block Lotto; October, 2012)
5.  African Violet baby quilt (Block Lotto inspired)
6.  Tall Fly 
7.  2016 Osnaburg Guild Swap D9Ps
8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt
9.  RSC15 Sawtooth Star Sampler
10.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks 
 
Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Surround Stars Pillow (one big block is here somewhere.  It will be a pillow when I find it.)
2.  Churn Dash (black and red) charity quilt for local quilt guild
3.  Card Trick (pink and blue) HUGE charity quilt for local quilt guild
4.  One House, Two House... from Cheryl Wall's book Welcome Home. (2016 project at school)
5.  Spangled Stars QAL (July goal)
6.  Bubble Gum pink and navy charity quilt for local quilt guild
7.  Green star charity quilt for local quilt guild
8.  Hunter green large (bubbly -- will be a challenge to longarm) charity quilt for the local guild
9.  Black Tumbler denim rug
10. Small tumbler denim rug


Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  2016 Quilt Doodle Designs BOM (quilting and binding complete, needs embellishments)
3.  December 2014 Block Lotto Big O blocks that I won 12.31.14!