Tuesday, April 7, 2020

to do tuesday

Last week's to do
1. start quilted twins mystery
This was an adventure- In all this house of fabric, I couldn't find enough brown or gold for the constants in this mystery quilt. I started looking online for any suitable fabric. I didn't see any that thrilled me. I wasn't going to risk going out. Then, Joann fabric sent a coupon for curbside pick up. hmm. It took 2 attempts, but I found what I wanted. I was very frustrated in the end, but I have the fabric. That is as far as I got.

2. start quiltville mystery - unity - nope
3. sort and stash scraps from the living room - I sorted and I stashed this batch of scraps for another day. I don't know how it migrates all over the house. But, the living room is not it's home..... yet. - done

4. choose monthly goal for April - I want to quilt 2 quilts in the large pile of finished tops. - done
5. sew April rainbow scrap challenge. I have country roads, and wonky houses and stars started - done

next week's to do:

1. sew rows of improv into a top

2. april rsc shine, wonky stars
3. quilt sparkle punch
4. cut quilted twins mystery

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Monday, April 6, 2020

wonky blocks

I started these blocks in January from a scrap bundle and an idea I saw on the internet. I worked on them for awhile and then, it came time to decide on a setting and how many I would need. This is where it stalled. At first, I thought I would just make as many blocks as I had scraps, but it is impossible to ever use all the scraps. They just kept reproducing. I stopped at 40, and, tried a few arrangements.

I liked on point the best, but, needed one more block for 41.
Now to sew them together.

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

orphan triangles

I won a quilty orphan adoption from Erin Hutchinson From My patchwork life
I asked for the little bag of HSTS 1 1/2 inch size for my shoofly blocks. Aren't they wonderful? Thank  you Erin - great fun

Remember as a little child, playing with paper dolls or colorforms or mosaics. I felt like that, as I ironed and sorted all the little triangles. I trimmed them, and, I was entranced with sorting them into color groups. So pretty, and many I had not seen in my own stash, So much happiness in a little zip lock bag.

And when I can, I hope to turn them into these cute little shoofly blocks.

The rainbow scrap challenge color for April is light blue. All I did with the color is scrounge some of the littler pieces to use in some of my projects.

I am ready to begin in earnest cleaning out some of my light blue scraps. I hope everyone is staying well and sane. We are pickng up some groceries today at walmart, and it almost seems like we should dress up, with fancy hat and white gloves, to go out for such a big event.

My rainbow projects for 2020 with links:
 Irish chain
row by row
scraptastic star
country road

I am linking to:

rsc20 super saturday

oh scrap

Thursday, April 2, 2020

A new goal

It's time for choosing my goals for the month of April and the one monthly goal at elm street quilts. I had it assembled here in January.
I did not work on my basket quilt last two months. I want to add the borders and get it quilted. I am not sure how to quilt this yet.

I have this quilt - Sparkle punch that has been in the "to be quilted" pile for a few years. I think it is time to move it to the finished pile. The top is done, but, I need the back, and binding.

I need to work on the border pieces for frolic and, maybe, start the new Bonnie hunter mystery.
I am linking to:
Oh scrap

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

a patriotic finish

This is a project I remember starting in the 90s, when a new quilt shop opened here in Kokomo, Indiana. It didn't last long, but, it was wonderful while it was open. I had taken a "real " quilting class, and loved stopping in the shop to pet the fabric. It has sat in the ufo stage for that many years.
I pulled this project out again here and here in 2019. I finished the top and it fell into the "to be quilted" pile.
It seemed like a quick finish for these trying times. I had it on the frame last week.

And, now, it is finished, just in time for my one monthly goal and PHD 2020. Hooray

I used a solid blue for the backing. And I used the machine to attach the binding. I quilted it with free motion swirls on my longarm.
It is about 70 x 86 and used 15 1/2 yards of fabric.

My last week's to do:
1. go home from the hospital - done
2. rainbow row by row in teal - done
3. border pieces for frolic mystery quilt - not quite done - they went missing

Next week's to do
1. start quilted twins mystery
2. start quiltville mystery - unity
3. sort and stash scraps from the living room
4. choose monthly goal for April
5. sew April rainbow scrap challenge.

Pretty ambitious for someone watching too much TV.

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

stash report March 29, 2020

These were fabric purchases from the thrift store before covid -19. I was thrilled  to find a quilter's cast offs. There was about 9 1/2 yards.

Stash report 

Fabric Used this month -nothing yet for March as I haven't finished a quilt
Fabric Used year to Date: 53.25 yards

Fabric Added this month: 9.5  yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 54.75 yards
net fabric: 1.5 yards bought more than used

I sewed at least 15 minutes per day

I have an old ufo on the frame and hope to have it quilted and bound for the end of the month as part of my one monthly goal.

For slow Sunday stitching, I am rug hooking a new snowman on my snowman rug. I have 3 sides of snowmen finished here. This one has a fancy hat.

I am linking to:

sunday stash at quiltpaintcreate

15 min to stitch at life in pieces

Saturday, March 28, 2020

irish chain quilt

This week I worked on the rainbow irish chain blocks for the rainbow scrap challenge. I have been able to stay current with this quilt.

I found some little bits of teal/ aqua that I made into more of my little blocks.

I think I have everything done for March in teal /aqua, and I am ready for a new color.

My rainbow projects for 2020 with links:
 Irish chain
row by row
scraptastic star
country road

I am linking to:

rsc20 super saturday

oh scrap