Sunday, September 26, 2021

stash report September 26, 2021

I don't remember where now, but, these were on sale. and I added them to my 'collection' of precuts. I have a weakness for 1 1/2 honeybuns. They have all the benefits of jelly rolls, but are harder to cut accurately at home. I am getting lazy with cutting the scraps. And if we downsize, these are easier to keep. However, I don't know if I will ever be able to actually unroll them. haha

1 1/2 inch


stash report September 26, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards    

Fabric Used year to Date: 150 yards

Fabric Added this week: 5 yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 115 1/2 yards

net fabric: 34 1/2 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. I did get a Carolina chain ready for quilting.

I worked a little bit at rug hooking guild on my sheep chair pad. I was worried about how many background strips I have so I worked a little on each side.



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Saturday, September 25, 2021

orange crumb stars

 Most of my orange scraps are gone, but, I have strings and crumbs which I needed for crumb stars and the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy this month. I am using 4 1/2 inch squares of crumbs for the center and 2 1/2 inch HSTS for the star points. With the year almost over ( how did that happen), I will be figuring out what to do with the stars I have made this year.




It has gotten cold this fall. We need to clean out the garden. I was really sad to put long pants and socks on to wear.


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My rainbow projects for 2021 with links:

tiny houses

postage stamp psp20/21

ice cream

waffle stamp blocks

color blocks quilt along

crumb stars

purple Ufos

zuckerwatte finished

red ufos

aunt Eliza star - finish

blue ufos

floating stars and here and here - finished

green ufos

Christmas sparkle and here

epp stars

yellow ufos

yellow boxy star and here and here and here - finished

florabunda

pink ufos

love pillowcases - finished

2 pink flannel baby quilts and here finished

Friday, September 24, 2021

carolina chain top

I have a top finished for Carolina chain. I have had piles of projects just needing a little help to get them ready for quilting. This one I used as my away project only. Eventually, it reached a stage I just wanted to finish it.


oops -silly block turned wrong _ I guess that is why I take pictures

 I cut Carolina chain in 2017. It is from the the book addicted to scraps by Bonnie Hunter. It was also in the quilltmaker  magazine, June/ July 2010.


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

shirt anvil blocks

I have been working on finishing some old ufos to the 'to be quilted' stage. I am ready to stop making borders for a little while. It was time for some soothing sewing and making a little progress on the shirt anvil blocks. I really like these. Using shirt fabric is one of my favorite ways to make quilts. The cotton just feels so nice.


And I found a few scraps hanging around the machine that wanted me to sew them.


forever easy breezy blocks


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Monday, September 20, 2021

boho heart start

Oh, and by the way, I won the jelly roll race, Saturday, with my border attached to sea swept.

I mentioned earlier that my Friday group is working on Jen Kingwell's Boho Heart quilt together. Our first assignment was to do the 10 inch offset dresden and all the 2 inch 4 patches. They still need to be trimmed.

Sue is mostly reds and purples

Linda is wilds

I still needed to applique the center and trim the block.

me - rainbow colors

Our second assignment was the two gardenvale 10 inch blocks and all the 4 inch pinwheels.

Sue is keeping up.

I am the one the farthest behind, but, I have a few quilts I am trying to finish and I don't want to lose the momentum.

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

stash report September 19, 2021

Aren't these cute? They were on sale and I am always sad that charm packs don't make very big quilts, so, I bought 4.

 stash report September 19, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 1 yards    

Fabric Used year to Date: 150 yards

Fabric Added this week: 2 1/4 yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 110 1/2 yards

net fabric: 39 1/2 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. I finished ode to joey quilt here. I have been very good about sticking to the longarm and getting quilts quilted for the quilt show in October.

Long happy story. About 10 years ago. My oldest son and his 4 small children moved in after the death of his wife. We had a massive stuffing of anything that we could to make room for him. I was rug hooking this rug, and it disappeared. Over the years, we made brave searches in dark recesses for this rug. I was broken hearted we couldn't find it. We decided it must have accidently been taken to goodwill. Recently, we have been making way for my daughter and her family to visit from Utah. I am embarrassed how cluttered our house has become. And, I have tried to declutter everything I can. I pulled everything out of the dining room closet, which was no small task, and at the very bottom of the bottom box was this rug. To say I did a happy dance, would be an understatement. Now I can finish it.


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Saturday, September 18, 2021

orange tiny houses

I have orange tiny houses for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I may have 2 rounds of oranges in the box already. But every year the scraps are different. And, it will take forever to make enough tiny houses  to make a quilt.



I found a box of leftover pieces from Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt frolic, and decided to put the HSTS together as pinwheels. I have them next to the sewing machine and I use them as leader/enders until they are gone. 


leader/enders

I am off to guild open sew today and a jelly roll race. I am excited as I will hopefully, make the borders for sea swept....with a jelly roll that I made.

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rsc21 super saturday
oh scrap
put your foot down


My rainbow projects for 2021 with links:

tiny houses

postage stamp psp20/21

ice cream

waffle stamp blocks

color blocks quilt along

crumb stars

purple Ufos

zuckerwatte finished

red ufos

aunt Eliza star - finish

blue ufos

floating stars and here and here - finished

green ufos

Christmas sparkle and here

epp stars

yellow ufos

yellow boxy star and here and here and here - finished

florabunda

pink ufos

love pillowcases - finished

2 pink flannel baby quilts and here finished

Friday, September 17, 2021

sea swept blocks together

I have all the sections together for sea swept. I am leaving it out on the couch so I can keep walking by and checking for a block turned wrong. I think I am going to do a piano key border. which is better than noticing after it is quilted.  Our guild is having a jelly roll race this Saturday and I will use my jelly roll for the borders. Maybe I will win the race LOL


I went to a rug hooking event this last Saturday, and I found some old quilts on tables that were very interesting, and my first purchase was a box of scraps for 2.00. haha
Someone online was working on a quilt similar to this - who was it?


Spiderwebs are always interesting I have 2 hiding somewhere unfinished. When someone asks you how many ufos you have - do you ever tell the truth?













Wednesday, September 15, 2021

half a carolina chain

 I have just about reached the long center rows on the top half of carolina chain.


And I am adding the last batch of 3 rows to the bottom part of the quilt. I cut Carolina chain in 2017. It is from the the book addicted to scraps by Bonnie Hunter. It was also in the quilltmaker  magazine, June/ July 2010


I used easy breezies and fish school for leader/ enders



 I saw this pattern at Joann over the weekend. It looks like a great scrap buster. Although, I am not planning on starting anything new. Nope I am not.


The end of the garden season is bittersweet. It is sad to see it go, but, great to turn our attention somewhere else.

Monday, September 13, 2021

more snails trails

I really believe my creative process has helped me throughout my life to provide for my family and to give me the confidence I needed to face struggles. I am so grateful for great role models and teachers. I love learning new skills and information. It makes life an adventure. I hope you all get your sew on or whatever you enjoy doing.


I have the last sections of sea swept together. I can start to see it as a quilt. I need to join sections and see what it looks like in my fabrics. I am very excited.



I am adding fishies to the pile as I work on other projects. This is a quick and easy block compared to the last few leader/enders from quiltville.


here  fishy fishy

I can't believe fall is in the air already. we have 2 weeks to our quilt show, and, tomatoes are still coming.

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Saturday, September 11, 2021

tiny orange scraps

I had one lonely aqua 16 patch color block from last month for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy.


then, I worked on 4 psp 20 blocks in this month's color - orange. I am amazed at how many different oranges there are, but, I was also surprised how few oranges of any size, I have left in the scrap bins.



My Friday group has started making Boho heart by Jen Kingwell. I am doing it in rainbow colors. Part of the fun of a group project is seeing how different all of our hearts will be when finished. We are randomly picking the blocks, but this week's block was in the orange section for me.


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My rainbow projects for 2021 with links:

tiny houses

postage stamp psp20/21

ice cream

waffle stamp blocks

color blocks quilt along

crumb stars

purple Ufos

zuckerwatte finished

red ufos

aunt Eliza star - finish

blue ufos

floating stars and here and here - finished

green ufos

Christmas sparkle and here

epp stars

yellow ufos

yellow boxy star and here and here and here - finished

florabunda

pink ufos

love pillowcases - finished

2 pink flannel baby quilts and here finished

Friday, September 10, 2021

template twirls top

I have a new  top ready for the "to be quilted" closet. This was an experiment using the creative grids crazy six template. I really like the scrappy twirls from the black. The border was an extra border I had made for another quilt and didn't use. It was great to find a home for it on this quilt


The colorful parts are crumbs from my string and crumbs bin. There is so much fun in such tiny pieces.
It is just like doodling with fabric and any color works.

I spy a bear

and a selvage

and candy corns


I just love this kind of scrappy quilt. I don't know when I will get to this. At this point, I have over 20 tops that I need to quilt. And yet, when I decide to take a turn on the longarm, I can't decide which one to quilt. I think I am going to let a random number generator decide next time. LOL

I started this quilt in 2018 and I called it template twirls.

another link


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TGIFF

TGIFF different     here  and here

boms away  sunday

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

bricks in the barnyard

It was time to pull this quilt out and take a look at what it would take to finish it. The paper said it was assembled and just needed borders. There has been no mention of it on the blog, so I checked other paperwork and I started it in 2012. 


The quilt was in  6 horizontal sections that needed to be put together.  hmmm not altogether as a top. Oh well.
I was happy to join the rows and then, add the first inner border. I don't like the braided borders in the pattern, so, I am thinking piano key borders. The problem is, these are scraps from 2012 and I may not have anything left of those darker colors. 


Bricks in the barnyard is found in Bonnie Hunter's Book- scraps and shirt tails 2 

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Monday, September 6, 2021

chain upside down

Something is not right here. I was pinning the next three rows from the bottom of Carolina chain and it didn't look right. I was watching TV so, it must have been a great show, that I bungled the direction of the rows. haha


I knew I was working from the bottom, but, I pinned as though it was from the top. Then, the angles of the setting triangles were off and the lengths were wrong. Such a rookie mistake. Back to the book and diagram and another round of pinning, sewing, and it was finally together.


Jumping back and forth from top and bottom may not be the best idea.  But, I am avoiding the longest rows for as long as I can

the smaller row will go to the last row on the bottom - oops I see a block turned wrong too

 I cut Carolina chain in 2017. It is from the the book addicted to scraps by Bonnie Hunter. It was also in the quilltmaker  magazine, June/ July 2010

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Sunday, September 5, 2021

stash report September 5, 2021

There was a sale. All good things happen when that is the case. I added a little to my civil war reproduction fabrics. I thought the orange one was more of a mustard than a cheddar.


stash report September 5, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 20 yards    

Fabric Used year to Date: 149 yards

Fabric Added this week: 3 1/4 yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 108 1/4 yards

net fabric: 40 3/4 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. I finished ode to joey quilt here. I have been very good about sticking to the longarm and getting quilts quilted for the quilt show in October.


I haven't done much with this rug hooking prject since the last time, but, plan to work on this for slow sunday stitching.... with my feet up and comfy.

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Friday, September 3, 2021

ode to joey quilt finish

I have an actual finish this week. My ode to Joey quilt is almost ready for the quilt show the first of October. I just need to make a label. I have worked on this quilt for almost three years. First, I made the words by color for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy in 2019. And then, I have slowly been sewing it together. I began this as a way to heal a broken heart, and it has become very meaningful to me.


80x85 = about 20 yards of fabric

I used a wide flannel back and a scrappy binding. There was no pattern for the quilt, just a quote I wanted to remember. I used Lori holt's pieced letter book for the words. 


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TGIFF

TGIFF different     here  and here

boms away  sunday