Tuesday, July 31, 2018

getting to know whimsicals

Our guild invited Terri Degenkolb of Whimsicals to present for us this month. here is Her website
She is a pattern and fabric designer for Wyndham. How she designs is fascinating. I had no idea how much goes into a fabric design. I have liked her stuff for years. She has been mostly primitve, but has decided to "lighten" up. And she lives in Carmel Indiana.

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too cute tuesday

Monday, July 30, 2018

July goals

My One Monthly goals for July might have been ambitious. But, I am pleased with my progress. I wanted to assemble the quiltville mystery roll roll cotton boll, and I did. just this morning. I still haven't pressed it, and I want to get it ready to quilt. I am even thinking I like it enough to enter it in the guild quilt show in September. We will see after I quilt it.

I wanted to assemble snow days and finish the stitching, and I did. I think it needs a border, though.

I had hoped to get one more block for Across the wide Missouri, but, this is as far as I have gotten. I am not comfortable with applique, yet, and it is a good thing that it is supposed to look primitive.

I enjoy participating in the One Monthly Goal. It helps me plan and keeps me a little more focused. I would be all over the place otherwise.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

stash report July 29, 2018

I have had garden party on my to do list for awhile. I had a box of scraps, and no motivation to do anything else, so I started cutting. After the quilt block centers were done, I needed to decide on the 9 patches color.

Bonnie Hunter's is red and various neutrals, and I certainly have enough red to cut that, but I had seen this one, and wanted to try it.

Of course, I didn't have any printish fabric, soo... I bought some. Missouri star had a free shipping day, and I ordered these. I think it will be fun, and different for me. I can't fit another start into my quilting time, so, for now, it will be cut and in the closet.

Aren't the giraffes a hoot, and fun clothespins too?

We had a shop hop in town this weekend, and I added these for my double wedding ring. Most of my reproduction fabrics are dark and mirky, these should perk it up a bit.

I am hoping to prepare some applique this evening for slow down Sunday stitching.

stash report

Fabric Used this Week 1/2 yard
Fabric Used year to Date: 302 1/2 yards

Fabric Added this Week: 6 1/2 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 146 1/4 yards

Net Fabric for 2018: 156 1/4 yards used more than purchased. 

I sewed at least 15 min every day this week.

I am linking to:

sunday stash at quiltpaintcreate

15 min to stitch at life in pieces

15 min to stitch at life in pieces

Saturday, July 28, 2018

squared away

This is the last red saturday for the rainbow scrap challenge. I am caught up and ready for a new color. These are this month's squared away block.

I have last year's rainbow pineapple blossom quilt all ready to quilt and waiting it's turn.

I am linking to
 SewCan She

rsc18 super saturday

Friday, July 27, 2018

jewel box stars

Every year Bonnie Hunter introduces a new leader and ender challenge. This year it is jewel box stars. I was lucky enough to have 75% of the piecing done already, in my pieces and parts boxes. I had 3 1/2 inch hsts and 4 patches aplenty. So I am ready to start assembly. I was anxious to try the block and have finished 3. This is going to be fun.

I also have 11 of 16 Christmas snowflakes finished. I notice I am not as interested in these as I have started the stars. hmm.... so close I should finish first. So many choices.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

rug hooking

 I am so glad this rug is finished. I was a little intimidated with the shading.

I've started a new rug, a collection of Cleveland highlights. This was a free rug pattern for attending the association of traditional rug hooking artists biennial in Cleveland last October. The next event will be in Denver Colorado in 2019. I hope to go. The big brown thing is a guitar for the rock and roll music hall of fame. I have dug through my wool to find the blue sky and the blue water which is the biggest part of the rug, so I am good to go.

My hubby has a finish as well. This was a class he took at Sauder village last year? from Donna Hrkman ( really spelled that way). He salvaged scrap metal pieces from the trash at work. very fun! The yarn he used to bind the rug, he spun himself a few years ago. He considers this a man rug with man colors.

One quilty picture

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needle and thread Thursdays

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

a few challenges

Today is part of the double wedding ring challenge at Jo's country junction. I am using a different ruler and I am still not sure if I will like the larger size. I plan today to sit and cut the smaller pieces, but I did cut 9 of the center pieces. That is all I have done for this new project. I blogged about it last week

I found a large piece of fabric at goodwill and instantly thought it would be a great backing for my rainbow quilt that is ready for the quilting. This is part of the rainbow scrap challenge.

I have also prepared the binding. It is now in line for the quilting. I may or may not move it ahead of the others. hmmmm

My Friday group is also starting a new challenge, a Jen Kingwell pattern- drops of jupiter. It looks to be time consuming. I think I will use recycled shirts for this and maybe florals. The template set has arrived and I need to sit and cut this as well.

I guess I will be staying busy. So many wishes so little time.

I am linking to:


midweek makers

Jo's Country Junction UFO
Bee Social
Silly Mama WIP

Oh Scrap

Monday, July 23, 2018

roll roll fixed

As part of my quiltville mystery quilt challenge along side Jo's country junction string challenge, I am working on roll roll cotton boll. Last week, I had put the rows together creating two halves and there was an oops. It is fixed now, and the center is all in one piece.

I was able to add the inner border. There is a pieced outer border, and, generally, there is a bit of math to decide the width of the inner border, but, the pattern just gave directions for the cutting. I am hoping it will work with my piecing. If not there will be another oops post. I really like this quilt. It might be one of my favorites.

I also added the triangle border to my rainbow pineapple blossom quilt. This time I did the math to decide the width of the inner border and it worked. I want to add a white border still to the outside.

This was a fun customer quilt for a nurse. The fabric is so cute. She just wanted an all over stipple.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

stash report July 22, 2018

Guess who we found at the Quilter's hall of fame quilt show in Marion Indiana. Eleanor Burns was just browsing through the quilt show. She was gracious enough to pose with us for a picture.

This was the only quilt I took a picture of at the quilt show. And it was because I really was thrilled with the little neutral print from 1850s. It looks like hair pins and modern.

And the neutral block was pieced as the original fabric wasn't big enough.

My only fabric purchase at the quilt show were these 6 fat quarters in the 1.00 bin. I did buy a cutting mat too.

stash report

Fabric Used this Week 12 yards  for wistful
Fabric Used year to Date: 302 yards

Fabric Added this Week: 1 1/2 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 139 3/4 yards

Net Fabric for 2018: 162 1/4 yards used more than purchased. 

I sewed at least 15 min every day this week.

I am linking to:

sunday stash at quiltpaintcreate

15 min to stitch at life in pieces

Saturday, July 21, 2018

red birch trees

I took birch trees with me to my small Friday group. We meet at the library. When I arrived, I realized I didn't have my cutting mat, and these need a lot of cutting. Fortunately, the time was not lost, because the library has a closet of sewing machines and stuff for the patrons to use. I guess it was a grant of some kind. I did get to work on these until the power went out from a quick storm. We waited 10 minutes and then called it a day.

I thought I had planned and cut for six blocks in red, but there were only four in my bag. I think the other two were separated as, I excitedly cleaned up my cutting table for my new cutting mat.
I purchased it at the Marion Indiana quilter's hall of fame quilt show. I have 2 of the rulers and really like them. My cutting mat was showing enough wear, that I knew it was time to make a decision any way.

As soon as I find and make those rascally birch blocks, I will be caught up with the rainbow scrap challenge for the month of red.

I am linking to
 SewCan She

rsc18 super saturday

ufo busting