Monday, July 21, 2014

Design Wall Monday

Well...the day didn't go as planned but the alternate was equally fulfilling!

I was able to dig into the red scrap box and made a few crumb blocks...also known as mile-a-minute blocks. Later in the week, I'll pull out the blue scrap box and make a few blues to go with the reds. Then I'll play around with this panel and the crumb blocks and see what happens.  :)

I'll be sure and listen to this quilt as it comes together.  :)

I received this panel from my friend Nancy at Wyoming Breezes many moons ago...

Friday, July 18, 2014

My Angel of Light Quilt...Hockey Style

For inspiration I used this quilt and this diagram for my partial hockey rink. I decided on a partial rink as the Angel Quilt is only 15 x 15.

I dug into my scraps for the red line, blue line, face off circles and goalie net.



That makes me HAPPY!  The ice is a white snowflake fabric - from the stash! I was going to make DD's coach a signature quilt but the decided against it.

The quilting was a little trickier.  DD suggested that I venture into the rink after her practice and look at the ice. I suppose the patterns in the ice are the results of the drills each day. So that there is *no right or wrong* skating pattern.

I used this tutorial for the color coordinating binding.

I also added a girl hockey player for the Angel to guide and watch over.

I was #9 on the July Goal Setting Linky Party.

Today I am linking up with

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

and

Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

I think I might have been the big winner at my table at the Oconomowoc Quilt Guild Strip Poker night!

Total take was  95 : 2.5 x 20 inch strips.  WooHoo! and a little bit of everything!

I already have an idea brewing...

Road Trip Wednesday

I spent Wednesday morning at the Waukesha County Fair judging 4H quilts with 4 other members of the Oconomowoc Quilt Guild. I am always amazed at the fine craftsmanship of the next generation of quilters!

We awarded the following ribbons to the 4H quilters:

Best Theme:

We liked that it's a complete set for a doll.

Best Use of Color:

Who doesn't LOVE Trip Around the World! I really liked the quilting on this. This 4H-er stitched 1/4 inch inside (!) each patch. That's quite a few starts and stops, friends...

Best Quilting:

This was long-armed but was done really nice.

Best Borders and Bindings:

We all liked the way the borders flowed and oh my, what wonderful corners and blind stitch of the border!

Judge's Choice:

This was really a WOW! Raggy edge appliqué, too.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Road Trip Tuesday

Today I went on a little road trip.  I travelled to Patched Works and Ben Franklin. I was searching for fabric to cut into 2.5 inch strips to play Strip Poker at guild on Thursday night.

Here are my fabrics that I came home with from the shops. The top fabrics are from Patched Works and the bottom fabrics are from Ben Franklin.

Here is the pile after washing and before pressing/cutting.

Here they are all rolled and ready for the betting on Thursday night!










I didn't have quite enough so I have a few more reds tumbling in the dryer. Once I press/cut them, they will be ready for rolling and adding to my *pot*!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Whoop! Whoop! 7.11.2014

Whew!

Finished the binding a little earlier today then we (DD and I) went school supply shopping! Her favorite time of the year!

I arrived home just before the rain started to snap a few glamour shots of today's finish.

The Wonky Stars quilt.

pattern source:

table runner unknown - was purchased as a guild fundraiser. 7 bucks! what a steal.

wonky stars - so many good tutorials out there. Just type in *wonky star quilt block tutorial in *google image search* and lots will show up.  Mine finish at 12 inches.

panto source:

wonky stars and stipple from Quilting Made Easy This is a stacked panto so I attempted to off set it.

backing:

Mary's off center 4 patch

Linking up today with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict 

and

Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

WIP Wednesday...7.9.2014

It's a flimsy!

I decided to sew the stars off set. Unfortunately, I made a sewing error, err - a design opportunity appeared! - so I moved the first and very wonky star to the top row. I added a spacer to the top/bottom of the stars so that I wouldn't have to match seams...a little sneaky of me, right?!

I had a limited amount of the flag fabric so I added a little bit to the top/ bottom.  The quilt measures approximately 54 x 71 before  quilting.  Too small for a Quilt of Valor but Margaret's Hope Chest is collecting quilts for their Prison Outreach Program. I read about the quilt drive on Amanda Jean's blog Crazy Mom Quilts, although I didn't sew along with Amanda Jean. I figured that rwb can be gender neutral!