Thursday, October 19, 2017

Spring Jelly Roll

The top is done.

Now to get the backing and binding ready to quilt.

QOV

I finished the QOV I had in time to take to the QOV sewing session.

Ann brought a few more over with a roll of batting.
When I get in the mood, I will quilt these QOVs

Monday, October 16, 2017

Pumpkin

I tried my luck with the fabric pumpkin.
I think I need to stuff it more.
For my first one, I'm OK with it.

Motivational Monday

9-15 October 2017

1.Work on Irish Stars quilt-a-long
54 of 81 done 25 patches - 67%
4 of 81 stars - 5%

2. WITB 
I went through the GS file cabinet.
I pulled all the reports that need to be transferred and will deliver tomorrow.
I still need to find homes for the younger girl items.
Tossed this much stuff too.
I know it isn't quilting items, but is does help with my home and that is good with me.


3.Work on baby clothing quilt
All the fused pieces have been cut.


4. Wendy's quilt
it's in the design stage

5. chicken purse


6. Disney Christmas present

7. Spring Jelly Roll




top is almost done, one more black border


16-22 October 2017

1.Work on Irish Stars quilt-a-long
54 of 81 done 25 patches - 67%
4 of 81 stars - 5%

2. WITB 

3.Work on baby clothing quilt

4. Wendy's quilt

5.  Sandy's Halloween quilt quilted


6. Disney Christmas present


7. Spring Jelly Roll

Stash Report

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Used this Week:                                               1.45 yards
Used year to Date:                                       141.71 yards
Total out of stash this Month (October)           3.52 yards
Added this Week:                                             0.00 yards
Added Year to Date:                                        61.00 yards
Goal:                                                             200.00 yards
Yards to goal:                                                  58.29 yards

Net Used in quilts 2017:                                 154.19 yards 
A couple of other fun facts are:

Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge this year:
Number of equivalent blocks:                    1028
Perimeter in inches                                  10378
Number of UFOs finished this year:              42
UFO Yardage Used                                146.70
    
Amount of yardage used in UFOs              74%
Number of Spools Used this week           0
Number of Spools Used this year            7

Small things being sewed and larger things being worked on.
Had a couple of down day.


Design Wall Monday

Irish Stars is coming along 54/81 25 patches.
4/81 stars. 
This is spring jelly roll that I'm almost to the top stage.
I want another black border on it, so when I put the scrappy binding it stands out.
Check out the other design walls.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Gift

These arrived in the mail yesterday.
I did not pay for them with either places I normally do.
Wish I knew where they came from so I could thank them.
These are beautiful.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Slow Day

Had some family help that was needed.
It meant I was gone all morning.
But, when I got in my studio, I had some paperwork to take care of and then did a few more blocks.
Another Star made and 2 more blocks.
That makes 52 out of 81 blocks done.
I really like this quilt. 
Then, my Spring Jelly Roll center is done.
I had these "hearts" that I used some of the jelly roll strips for.
I decided I liked the idea of them on the corners, but they don't look like hearts.
So, I turned them to give a semi checkerboard look.
I'll be bordering it with Kona Black.
Then, it will be bound in the leftover strips.

I forgot to take a photo of the bobcat postcard that I made for one of Ashley's friends.

I have 3 appointments tomorrow, so I'm not sure what I will actually accomplish.

Butterbraids

My daughter's HS band is selling butterbraids.
If you don't know what a Butterbraid is, click the link above.
No, she is not in the High School anymore, but we help where we can.
If you are in the San Antonio area and would like to order, let me know and we can meet for the transfer of monies before the order is placed. :)
They are yummy.

Baby Clothing Quilt

I've always had a difficult time with this project.
I'm not sure why, because I use 2.5" squares all the time.
But, I do.
I've cut up all the fused baby clothing, so I have space on the cutting table.
Now, I'll need to fuse more.
I have my small group that I'm going to for a few hours on Saturday, so I should be able to fuse a bit more. 
All the leftover pieces not big enough.
Not sure if I'm going to try and do something for the Mom with these or not.
My bag of squares that need to be sewn into pairs.

Making progress and that is what counts.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Design Wall

Check out the other design walls.
My Spring Jelly Roll UFO is coming along.
I have two more blocks to border and then to decide what else I'm going to do with it.

Two projects here.
The baby clothing quilt is still where it was.
The Irish Stars QAL has two stars and I love the effect.
I need to cut more stars so it is easier to put together and finish up 33 more 25 patches.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Irish Star Sampler

I had to make some stars.
I think I will really like this quilt.
It isn't for me, but i might just have to make one very scrappy for me.
This one is more controlled with blue, purple, green and white.
I'll be making blue, purple and green stars from my scrap drawers.
The stars are easy, but take a bit of time to cut the fabric.
Want to QAL with us, got to Wedding Dress Blues for the instructions.

Chicken pieces

Previously I had some strips left from a purse I made out of chicken fabrics.
I tried a lined bag pattern from patternpile.com
It was a good tutorial, but I needed to use a different size. 
I also boxed the bag, which probably used too much of the size.
I like the way it is lined with the outside fabric at the top of the inside of the bag.
I think I could have put the casing a bit higher in the bag structure.
I still have a few leftover pieces that I could play with again.

I should claim this with Elm Street Quilts Bag It.

Motivational Monday



2-8 October 2017


1.Work on Irish Stars quilt-a-long

48 of 81 done

2. Reorganize the studio - work on cutting table
  
Before                                       After
Still could use some work, but I am using it and it is clearer.

 & sewing machine counter
  

Before                                     After


3.Work on baby clothing quilt

I've sewn some of the rows together.
I've cut more 2.5" squares from fused baby clothes.
I still need have more work to do.

4. WITB 

Went through my parents safety deposit box and closed the box.
Still need to determine what we need to keep for records.

5. Christmas HST
  

  

 

 



6. Start on Wendy's quilt
Started prep work on this project.

7. Spring Jelly Roll


9-15 October 2017

1.Work on Irish Stars quilt-a-long
48 of 81 done

2. WITB 

3.Work on baby clothing quilt

4. Wendy's quilt

5. chicken purse

6. Disney Christmas present

7. Spring Jelly Roll


Sunday, October 8, 2017

A Day of Fun

I had a swap I needed to finish up.
First initials of the one swapping with
The C is on red pin dots.
I hate it when I don't focus on the details.
I ended up addressing this one to the S swap partner and had to redo the back of the card. 
The S is on a marbled brown.

Playing with the bobcat embroidery.
These are coasters.
There are 2 friends DD is close to, so I thought 2 for them, 1 for DD, one for us and 2 for friends who has a bobcat too.
It's hard to turn them with the embroidery.
I think I need to hunt for more gold fabric.
I don't have much variety of it.
I have some of the maroon, so that works.

Mug rugs

These were left over hsts that were from a Christmas Quilt
I had enough of them that I wanted to do something, but they didn't work in a quilt with what I had.
So, mug rugs/candlemats
  

   


Why is it you find the mistake after you birth it, and quilt it? 
Oh well.....

Stash Report

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Used this Week:                                                1.47 yards
Used year to Date:                                         140.25 yards
Total out of stash this Month (October)            2.06 yards
Added this Week:                                             0.00 yards
Added Year to Date:                                        61.00 yards
Goal:                                                             200.00 yards
Yards to goal:                                                  59.75 yards

Net Used in quilts 2017:                                 140.25 yards 
A couple of other fun facts are:

Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge this year:
Number of equivalent blocks:                     1015
Perimeter in inches                                    9986
Number of UFOs finished this year:              41
UFO Yardage Used                                144.30
    
Amount of yardage used in UFOs              73%
Number of Spools Used this week           0
Number of Spools Used this year            7

I sewed more, didn't finish anything large, but had fun with smaller projects.

I also did lots of long arming for others.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Go Cats Go

DD's College Mascot is a Bobcat.
I made her a little mug rug.
If she wanted, she could hang it on the door with thumbtacks.

Friday, October 6, 2017

candle mats



Three green leftover HST mats from a Christmas project.
I now have some red ones to make up.
That will be for another day.

Finishes

I decided to quilt on the small machine instead of the long arm.
First of 4 green ones.
Finished quilting the CIL quilt I've had for a bit.
Mailed it back today.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Bobcats

DD is a tad bit homesick, plus test piled up today.
So, I tried out my embroider of the Texas State Bobcat.
I'll mail it tomorrow and hope to bring a smile to her face.
Wish I could get mail for her daily.
I was surprised when she said "I never get any mail."
So, I will send a card or something weekly to her.
First semester in college is difficult.