Friday, October 17, 2014

Whoop! Whoop! 10.17.2014

I finished up quite a few of my projects from retreat!

Whoop! Whoop!

First up: I finally made a cover for Baby…my workhouse Brother sewing machine! I did a batch of ice dyeing and this tshirt I spiraled and place it under the main piece rack or in the *muck* as the dye-ers call it.

Second: I had brought this 3 yard kit from Fabric Cafe at the Madison Quilt Show in September. When you buy a 3 yard kit…then you are able to choose a pattern and this one intrigued me.

This is the back. I ice dyed this. My DD had mixed together my Tulip dyes of olive green, brown and black so I simply crinkled the backing, place it on a little rack, sprinkled the dye on the fabric and placed ice over it all.  Then I waited…til the ice melted then cured for 24 additional hours. I really like the coloring on this piece of muslin. I want to dye more but as we head into winter…the dye process needs to be indoors. Not sure that is happening. (needs temperature of 70 to dye with good results or so I've read!)

Third: A Batman quilt for a friend of DD's that recently moved away. Another 3 yard kit from Fabric Cafe but I added a border to make it bigger.

Fourth: A Snowboarder quilt. I simply framed out 6.5 inch blocks with 2.5 inch strips, rainbow style.

Fifth: I completed this crumb quilt to a flimsy this week. I had gotten most of the green blocks done on the Sunday of retreat and found blue blocks in my blue box…score! So it went together pretty fast.

Sixth: I finished up the group project table runner.

Whew! Thanks for hanging in with this long post!

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict 


Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Design Wall Tuesday 10.14.2014

Or, where have I been?

About two weeks ago, I went on a 4 day quilt retreat with the Oconomowoc Quilt Guild. Our meeting  is coming up this Thursday and all who attended the retreat are the speakers!


I've been working on finishing projects started on retreat! I happy to report that I am zero-ing in on those finishes.  :)

The last thing I worked on were these green crumb blocks. A fellow retreat-er hadn't heard about crumb blocks so I dragged in my banker's box of green and started to show Heather. Next thing I know, it's time to close up shop and head home. I had finished all but three of the green blocks on the design wall and only had to add a round or two to bring them up to 6.5 inch square.

Fast forward to today and when I pulled out the banker's box of blues, I was one happy girl! I had already pieced half the blue blocks on the wall! This top is really sewing up fast!  :)

My goal for this is to have it to the flimsy stage by Thursday's meeting.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Design Wall Monday

Over the weekend, I started to frame out my 6.5 inch Snowboarders with 2.5 inch strips.

My October goal for a Lovely Year of Finishes at Fiber of All Sorts is to finish this quilt.  :) I am #61 on the October list.

pattern info: 6.5 inch squares, 2.5 inch frames

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

One More...

…I quilted and finished this one over the weekend. This little one has already flown the coop and is on it's way to *It's Forever Home* via Margaret's Hope Chest.

*#USA* pattern is, what I believe to be public domain: rail fence. Rails cut at 3.5 in, blocks at 6.5 in. The ideas for the hashtag border from this post from Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.

panto info: Starry Dreams

The backing is this red tie-dye that I have been hoarding. #USA was made so that I could use this backing and quilt with red thread.

Anyone else do that?! Decide on a project from the back?! LOL.

Another exercise in *trying to use what I have*.  *grin*

I'm also counting #USA as an entry for the *100 Quilts for Kids* Challenge that Heather at Quilts in the Queue is hosting this year.  I do believe today is the final link up day.  See all the quilts here at this link. I think there are at least 3 pages of donated quilts!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Design Wall Monday

My design wall is empty.

My allergies have been getting the better of me this season so not a whole lot of quilting is getting done.

I was able to quilt this little one. It's another Mock Trip Around the World using my last Eagle pillow panel inset.

pattern info: Mock Trip Around the World by Quilting Assistant.

panto info: Starry Dreams

This was my September goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes at Fiber of All Sorts.  I was number 33 on the September Goal Setting Linky, found here.  I'm linking up with the September Finish Linky party, found here.

This little one will be sent to Margaret's Hope Chest so I am also linking up with: Heather at Quilts in the Queue for the 100 Quilts for Kids Challenge, found here.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WIP Wednesday 9.17.2014

First, I fixed *Hashtag USA*. I had a block turned in the bottom row. Luckily, I only had to frog three seams to get the block to the right rotation.

pattern info: rail fence -- public domain. strips cut at 3.5 inches, blocks cut at 6.5 inches. Idea for *hashtag* border from Cynthia's Quilting is More Fun than Housework post here.

Second, I really, really like the Turning Leaves pattern from McCall's Quilting like from 2002.

I decided to make my own oak leaf template and give a few blocks  *a go*.

This set will be a table runner in the family room.

This set will be the wall hanging in the kitchen by the table.

This set will be the wall hanging on the far wall in the family  room.

And this set will be made into hot pads.

I didn't think that I had so many batiks in my stash! and I have more leftover!

Looks like there will be a scrappy batik quilt in my future sometime!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WIP Wednesday 9.10.2014

I decided on *hashtag USA*

pattern info: rail fence…public domain. rails at 3.5 inch cut, blocks at 6.5 inch cut, and hashtag at 3 inch cut.

idea for hashtag from this post by Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework