Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Midweek Makers & Let's Be Social

  
Well, I'm working on the stars and stripes.
I am also quilting the last music quilt.
My hands hurt from all the binding, but I'm making progress.
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Second Music Quilt is finished

It is bound and in the dryer,
I need to load the third one.

The purple starts and stripes is ready to bind.

Heart and Angel Quilt

A little while ago I asked for help making hearts for a quilt for my Mom.
I was embroidering angels to go into the quilt with her.
That's what the other quilt is like.
But, I am now without my embroidery machine. :(
It broke yesterday.
Seems since I took it to be cleaned by this one service center, I've had nothing but trouble.
Hoping my normal place can figure out what is wrong with it.
It's too big to be transporting too often.
So, if anyone else is willing to make some hearts, there is still time.
It's probably going to be a month before I get it back.

Motivational Monday


Blue Stars and Stripes into top
I'm working on this one, but it didn't get done this week.
WITB

Quilt Test Quilt
It is done, but I can't show you a photo, but here is the back.

Winter Solstice
Winter Solstice
Sparkling Sampler

Quilt Music quilt - S
Here is the music quilt ready to trim and bind.
Quilt Music quilt - W

Finished binding Gray Stars and Stripes

Pillows for gifts
 


22-28 May 2017
Blue Stars and Stripes into top
WITB
Winter Solstice
Winter Solstice
Winter Solstice
Sparkling Sampler Block J
Sparkling Sampler Block H
Bind Music quilt - S
Quilt Music quilt - W
Quilt Purple quilt

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Also make a list Monday has so many great posts.

Stash Report

Used this Week:                                               11.77 yards
Used year to Date:                                           72.24 yards
Total out of stash this Month (May)                     8.62 yards
Added this Week:                                              6.00 yards
Added Year to Date:                                        12.00 yards
Goal:                                                            100.00 yards
Yards to goal:                                                 33.53 yards

Net Used in quilts 2017:                                 81.07 yards 
A couple of other fun facts are:

Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge this year:
Number of equivalent blocks:                    5633
Perimeter in inches                                  3660
Number of UFOs finished this year:        18
UFO Yardage Used                                   70.65
    
Amount of yardage used in UFOs              87%
Number of Spools Used this week           0
Number of Spools Used this year            4

I'm getting some things done, so I'm happy about this.
Judy is not doing the design wall Stash Report anymore, but I think it helps me, so I'm going to keep on posting my progress.

Monday, May 22, 2017

A New Design Wall Monday

Judy from Small Quilts and Doll Quilts is going to host Design Wall Monday.

My final stars and stripes is in process.
It won't be long as soon as I stop quilting on the long arm.
I have been adding strips together when I'm using the sewing machine for binding and such. 
This is the backing for the purple stars and stripes.
I hope to get it loaded today.

MCM

Main Crush Monday has us post what we are excited about.
This has been a week of senior stuff.
Lots of concerts.
Lots of additional activities.
Many fun time with my special daughter.
But, even with all that going on, we had extra time at time.
DH has been painting the downstairs, so I've stayed away as much as I can.
I've been quilting
The gray stars and stripes is done.
The blue has a bit to go
The purple has the backing made and is ready to load.
The test quilt is quilted. 
The second music quilt is quilted.
It's ready to trim and get the binding ready.

I still have a number of quilts to get quilted, but I feel I have made progress.

This morning I can quilt, but after about 2 we are booked for a number of lessons and the thirty one party.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Finishes

The first Stars and Stripes that is finished.
The gray turned out so nice, all because of the help of friends.
Thank you all!!!

the second finish I can't show you because it was a test quilt.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Music Pillows


Needed 3 gifts. 
Musical ones, so used a band block and the panels from other quilts.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Motivational Monday

Blue Stars and Stripes

WITB
I did a couple of bags, but it turns out to be mostly paper and DD items.
Quilt Test Quilt
Winter Solstice
Sparkling Sampler
Music quilt - S

Music quilt - W

this week
Blue Stars and Stripes into top
WITB
Quilt Test Quilt
Winter Solstice
Winter Solstice
Sparkling Sampler
Quilt Music quilt - S
Quilt Music quilt - W

Design Wall, Main Crush Monday

Well, I still have the possibility of enlarging this quilt top
If I can find the lime green and the background blue, I'll add 2 rows - one on top and one on bottom.
If not, it will stay this size.
60" square is not bad, but I don't like square quilts. :)
I have more of these towels to finish embroidering. 
The last of the stars and strips quilts needs more blues cut and pieced. 
This bag is full of the 2.5" squares that will make up the baby clothing quilt. 
Saturday was my small quilting group.
I didn't sew because we had a Mother's Day brunch at the nursing home.
I went in the afternoon and stabilized baby clothing for another 3 hours.
It's a never ending battle.
This is a nice sized pile, but there is still a bag to go.
I do think I'm going to start the process and get this up on the design wall.
I am fairly sure I will have way too many pieces, so maybe I'll just make one with the mixed pieces for Mom.

Stash Report

Used this Week:                                              0.06 yards
Used year to Date:                                         66.47 yards
Total out of stash this Month (May)                   2.85 yards
Added this Week:                                            0.00 yards
Added Year to Date:                                        6.00 yards
Goal:                                                            100.00 yards
Yards to goal:                                                 33.53 yards

Net Used in quilts 2017:                             69.31 yards 
A couple of other fun facts are:

Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge this year:
Number of equivalent blocks:                    583
Perimeter in inches                                  2994
Number of UFOs finished this year:        16
UFO Yardage Used                                   62.45
    
Amount of yardage used in UFOs              90%
Number of Spools Used this week           0
Number of Spools Used this year            4

I did more piecing than finishing this week.
Hoping this coming week is a more finishing week.

Friday, May 12, 2017

thirty one

Not exactly about quilting, but...
I do use the bags for lots of quilting activities.
If you would like to have any thirty one products, my daughter is hostessing a party,
We love the products because they are very high quality and hold up well to rough wear.
She will be able to use the hostess credits for some items for her dorm.
She has her eye on a laundry basket, a couple of totes and some containers for her desk.
I know most everyone that reads my blog is not from our area, but if you would like some of their products and to help out with making this party a success, you can use this thirty one link to place an order and have it shipped to you.
Thanks for even considering joining in our party
I'm so proud of her.
 

  


Had to share.
I'm so very proud of her accomplishments
.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Let's Be Social

Let's Be Social has us check in on our progress during the week.


The gray stars and stripes top is done and the blue started.
I am using the leftover star pieces from another UFO, so the blue stars are different from the gray and purple ones.
This is one of the music quilts.
I'm not 100% thrilled with it, but it is OK..

So, my plan today is to  
Create another music quilt.
This is the EQ drawing of it.
That center dark square is the piece below.
So, I need to start making the two patch pieces and get them started up on the design wall.
We are home today until about 2, so I hope I can make some progress on this.

When this one is done, I start to quilt all the 11 quilts that need quilting.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Motivational Monday

1-7 May 2017

WITB
Didn't do a box, even though there are still plenty.
I've been quilting instead.
Winter Solstice
 
 
Quilt Baby Embroidery quilt
Quilt Test Quilt
Still waiting on me piecing the batting together.

Sparkling sampler


8 - 14 May 2017

Blue Stars and Stripes
WITB
Quilt Test Quilt
Winter Solstice
Sparkling Sampler
Music quilt - S
Music quilt - W

design Wall

Having finished the gray top, I am now on to the blue top.
I have so many blue scraps (3 drawers full) that this should have lots of variety in it.
DD wants it all types of blue to the teal colors.
The stars will be the opposite because the UFO that these came from has lots of white star points leftover.
I'll still have some fo the white star points left, but will have made a dent in them. 
This is ready to sew into the webbing, unless I decide I need to move things around more.
Today is a long day out of the house, so I'll wait until tomorrow to work on that. 
Design curtains are getting full.
There are not many of the Winter Solstice BOW to go before we start the setting of them..
I've used my floral scraps and they are all over the place right now.
But, I like the way most of the blocks have turned out.
It has made a small dent in the floral scraps.
I imagine I could make 4-5 more quilts from that drawer. :)

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Gray star and stripes quilt top

The gray top is done.

Remember the purple one?

Now on to the Blue one.