Monday, December 17, 2018

good fortune sewing time

All the good little green pieces for good fortune are all nestled in their beds.

I knew I didn't have very many orange strings left. I had made a Halloween string spider web, and had struggled to find enough for that. But, I checked, hoping,... nope, none that I could see. I was going to have to cut yardage. Boy, I did not want to do that. Here is how many oranges I found in the 1 1/2 in strip bin.

And here is the 2 inch strip bin.

 And the 2 1/2 inch strip bin. I could cut these in half......

So I huffed and I puffed, and I cut yardage into odd widths to get these ready to go. I cut 2 strips of 8 different pieces.

I sewed and I sewed and cut and cut. And, maybe, I had 40  blocks. I need to get back to the strip piecing.

boms away 

Oh scrap

Patchwork times
Quiltville monday link up

Sunday, December 16, 2018

stash report December 16, 2018

I have a small collection of batik fabrics with plans to make a quilt with them....someday.
I found these at a guild sale. I am usually drawn to the brighter colors, but will need these neutral colors in whatever I make for contrast and background.

stash report

Fabric Used this Week 1/4 yards
Fabric Used or gone from house year to Date: 778 1/2 yards  * 400 donated

Fabric Added this Week: 2 1/2 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 240 3/4 yards

Net Fabric for 2018: 537 3/4 yards used more than purchased. 

I sewed at least 15 minutes every day - good fortune

I am linking to:

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sunday stash at quiltpaintcreate

15 min to stitch at life in pieces

Friday, December 14, 2018

a little this and that

I have been making progress on several quilts, but no noteworthy pictures, that don't look like several pictures I have already posted. I did finish clue 3 of good fortune but will post that on Monday with the link up at Quiltville.
I did some mindless string and crumb piecing last night, mostly to clean up a mess. I string piece on a treadle in my living room, and it's time to make it a little more holiday worthy. But there were some strings hanging out on the cabinet that I could just play strings.

I did look back and see what I was working on in 2017 - Ringo lake, and it was orange, too, as is the new clue for good fortune today.

and in 2016, I was working on En Provence and purple.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

square dance extras

I mentioned earlier that I had these interesting pieces leftover after making square dance from my carolina home. But I had no idea what I was going to do with them.

This is not my quilt but I saw it online, and I thought I recognized the pieces as those I had just made.
I would like to do something like this with my pieces. Anyone know a pattern name for this?

I have finally put the Christmas quilt on my bed. I plan on leaving it there until Spring. I love the colors. It's Carolina Christmas from Bonnie Hunter book and one of her mystery quilts from 2009. I finished it this year as part of my mystery quilt challenge. This quilt lays perfectly on my bed and doesn't try to slip off in the night.

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needle and thread Thursdays

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

One fish ...quilt

I have the word borders on the fish jar quilt. Winter photography is interesting? I am wondering if I need another border? It's a good size now, but bigger can be better.

I am working on the customer quilts that are Christmas presents. I think I am on track with finishing on time.

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midweek makers

Bee Social
Silly Mama WIP

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

hooking and quilting

Apparently, Cleveland is proud of it's night life. For me, I made sparkling grape juice for my Cleveland rug.

I wanted to share a sweet quilt made by a Friday group friend. She designed it herself. She started with a T shirt from her late husband and made the center. He was a vet as well, so she kept each border in that color scheme.  When asked if she was gifting it to someone, she said that she wanted to sleep under it. It is beautiful.  and a treasure.

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too cute tuesday

chameleon color linky

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Monday, December 10, 2018

good fortune with orca bay

I have a top! Orca bay is finally a top and ready for quilting.

And while I was putting this top together, I was able to leader and ender these pieces. I had these interesting leftover pieces from square dance quilt from My carolina home. And I have no idea what I am going to do with them yet, but I knew I would use them sewn together before I would use them  apart. Putting rows together is a start and stop kind of sewing, and I needed a great leader /ender project. tada

I had a big hand binding project this weekend, so I was only able to get clue #3 of good fortune cut, and a little bit of sewing.

  At this time last year, I was working on  clue 2  of Ringo lake.

boms away 

Oh scrap

Patchwork times
Quiltville monday link up