Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tuesday template

Last week, I cut the black and white pieces for a new experimental quilt.. I am using the crazy 6 template.


I have started the chain piecing. But, I am only sewing a few every morning before I work on other UFOs.


I have another snowflake block finished which leaves only one left to do. I am trying to finish these as I am planning to teach this quilt to our guild the early part of next year.


My Grandaughters are visiting for fall break and we have had great fun. I had purchased a box of lala loopsie dolls at goodwill. And we are picking our favorites.



 How I started this quilt is here and here and here. and here and here.


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Monday, October 15, 2018

orca bay 3

Jo of Jo's country junction is trying to finish all the quilts in quiltville's string fling book before the new book is published. I am trying to finish all the mystery quilts as part of that challenge before the new mystery in November. My challenge finishes here

A little bit at a time and it is making progress. I have finally finished all the hour glass blocks for orca bay mystery quilt.


And I have tried my hand at the Ohio star block with the white corners.


Our guild quilt show was last weekend and these are my quilts hanging at the show.
Mill girls

Old Thyme Christmas

Easy street (green)

Cross geese

And I missed the picture of roll roll cotton boll. sigh..
My Granddaughters are here for a few days. And I am looking forward to bit of Grandma sewing.





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Sunday, October 14, 2018

stash report October 14, 2018

At our guild quilt show, we had a garage sale area. I purchased several scrap bags, and these fat quarters, and a home made jelly roll.


These 2 1/2 in strips will make a great donation quilt for the vet's home.


stash report

Fabric Used this Week 1/2 yards
Fabric Used or gone from house year to Date: 773 1/4 yards  * 400 donated

Fabric Added this Week: 5  yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 212 3/4 yards

Net Fabric for 2018: 560 1/2 yards used more than purchased. 


Most of my handwork is at a crossroads, so I started spinning a little bit. The wheel and I have a rhythm going, and I am ready to ply today. The white is a fleece we have cleaned and carded ourselves.



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Saturday, October 13, 2018

rsc green

I didn't think there were any greens left to do on the tokoyo subway quilt here, but, as I was starting to sew blocks, I found 3.

so I am trying to get the green finished for this month's rainbow scrap challenge



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Friday, October 12, 2018

pink mrs holder's hexagon quilt

I am still hand stitching hexagons for Mrs. Holder's hexagon quilt. I have added a pink row- there are 6 on 4 corners. more here and here and here


We have been canning applesauce from our apple trees, but it was time to take a break and try an apple pie. Our apples are yummy in a pie, just a little tart. The trees were here when we bought the house, so we don't officially know what kind they are.


I have need of sorting through a mess to find what I need. I had initially planned on this bookcase to be the civil war fabrics, but other "stuff" has been shoved in with it.


The top shelf is neater and organized by color. I sure didn't think I had this much reproduction fabrics.
I rarely find civil war fabric on sale or at a thrift store, so I gather a little bit at a time.  But, that adds up eventually. I am making a double wedding ring quilt with it, but obviously, it is time to make something else. I think I have a nice assortment now.


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Thursday, October 11, 2018

rug hooking water

I try to sit and work a little on a rug every day. And right now on my frame is the Cleveland rug. Some days I barely get a couple of strips in, but other days, I get to play  a little longer. of course, I enjoy it, but it feels good to play with color and to go slow.
It was time to add the blue of lake Erie before I move it on the frame. There was no planned shading, just grabbing a strip of wool and hooking it. The variations are from the colors of the wool itself, but I like the happy surprises. I dyed the wool myself intentionally making it mottled, so I could have the little surprises.


This is a beautiful project that Beth is working. The linen has been hand dyed so that it doesn't have to be hooked with wool strips.  And the colors are beautiful on the linen.


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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

dwr melons

All the melons are done on one side for the double wedding ring quilt.


I have another christmas snowflake block finished


 and the first 2 blocks together for tokoyo subway quilt


hmmm I don't seem very chatty today. It's dreary and rainy here -Happy Wednesday...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

tuesday and a template

I am playing around with a new to use template called crazy 6. I am ready to experiment with a scrappy version.
I saw this quilt by bquiltin here.  This is just an inspiration quilt. I didn't make it.


which led to the pattern here. I thought I saw the crazy 6 template shapes in it and so I am going to try and see if I can get something close to that look, using the templates.
I cut cream for the A piece and black for the B piece.


and for the  C and D pieces I am using crumb blocks that I had in a drawer. I will piece A and B and then see what size triangle I need to cut to complete the square. And I get to use up stuff from the deep scrap bin.


 How I started this quilt is here and here and here. and here.



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Monday, October 8, 2018

still sewing orca bay quilt

I have reached the end of the first hundred hour glass blocks for orca bay mystery quilt.


I can see the bottom of the tray. After the mindless sewing part, it won't take long to make the blocks.


Jo of Jo's country junction is trying to finish all the quilts in quiltville's string fling book before the new book is published. I am trying to finish all the mystery quilts as part of that challenge before the new mystery in November. My challenge finishes here

I have 6 more to go and all but orca bay is to the top stage. I might still make it. I think I can, I think I can......

Most of last week was a scurry for our guild to get our quilt show going. We had lost the show coordinator to cancer 3 weeks ago. We will greatly miss her. She had chaired the show for 14 years. Many hands stepped up to finish her work.
It was also our semi - annual general conference for church and full of inspiring thoughts to ponder. It is always a way to put balance back into my priorities and what matters most. And of course, a great musical experience listening to the Mormon Tabernacle choir.





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Sunday, October 7, 2018

stash report October 7, 2018

This week I stopped at an estate sale, actually 3. The first sale, I was there early enough to find some fabric, and it was 1/2 price. Most of the mauve and blue fabric was from the 80s and 90s. I have a dresden plate from back then as an ufo. I may need some of this to finish it. There was 15 yards in that bundle. which surprised me, since it looked so little and innocent. 15 yards is a lot of fabric.

I was thrilled with the bright fabrics. It would make a fun baby quilt.


Part of the weekend was a quilt show in Lafayette. I didn't take many pictures but here are the ones I did. I think it was called pickle dish gone wild.


I love classic block quilts


and this was a beautiful patriotic quilt


Most of the color on this quilt came from the stitching -  very interesting



stash report

Fabric Used this Week 0 yards
Fabric Used or gone from house year to Date: 772 3/4 yards  * 400 donated

Fabric Added this Week: 19 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 207 3/4 yards

Net Fabric for 2018: 565 yards used more than purchased. 

I sewed at least 15 min every day this week - double wedding ring and orca bay

I found another tree that was hiding in the snow days quilt. I missed the top part, and I need to get the stitching finished for slow sunday stitching.



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Saturday, October 6, 2018

rainbow catch up

I rescued last week's mistake blocks for squared away and finished them. I was really challenged by the triangles.



The only color I have left on the tokoyo subway quilt is gray, so I am just going to start with block 1 and move through them finishing them. I have one and two ready to sew. When I sew all the rows in one direction, I have to clip each intersection to sew the other direction.


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Friday, October 5, 2018

More hexagons

I have added the blue hexagons to Mrs. Holder's hexagon quilt. There were 32. The numbers will get smaller as I turn it into a rectangle.


Here are some inspirational pictures from our Friday quilt group.
Hazel finished this one, she is 85 years old. Her daughter quilts them for her, but she is still buying fabric and piecing. She is a hoot.


Connie was finishing a baby quilt. so cute

3 of us are working on drops of jupiter by Jen Kingwell and this is Sue's. I only have 2 made.


And another Hazel fall wall hanging.




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