Wednesday, December 12, 2018

A year ago–special quilt

I was a year ago today that my close friend Danielle lost her husband in a terrible car accident! I told Danielle a while later that I’d be happy to make her a T-shirt quilt if she wanted to, it took her a while to get the courage to go thru his shirts but I finally got a box, and then I ordered stabilizer/interfacing and it took me a while to get going on it too.

With T-shirt quilts, it takes quite a bit of planning, I started off not knowing how big it would be and then I sorted the shirts by size of the print on the shirts.

I saved some of the shirts if they had prints on both sides, just in case I needed more


As the columns grew I had more of a plan

(The little notes are how wide the column is and then when I got a good length I then marked on the rest, how many inches they were missing)


I ended up with 4 columns like this

It was so sad making this, my husband would walk up and see the shirts and comment that he remembered John wearing several of these!


I quilted just a large meandering in black thread and also did the binding in black and the back is a black print too


I had two shirts left over and I really wanted to use them so I made a little pillow.


I still had the pamphlet from the funeral so I scanned that and used paper backed fabrics and printed it out and sewed that to the back of the quilt and I folded the quilt so it would be the first thing Danielle would see!

I met up with her last Friday, as I knew the storm was coming and I didn’t want to disrupt her as the 1yr day got closer.


It’s amazing to see how Danielle has dealt with this though, her trust in the LORD is so strong now and she’s just a wonderful woman!

big HUGS!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Scrappy Geese quilt

I mentioned yesterday that I was finishing up some rainbow color of the month blocks, and I had 20 of the flying geese blocks (I think they are called Dutchman’s puzzle?!)

Since soscrappy didn’t do any colors for November and December, those were meant to be catch up months or add whatever color you want months! But with these blocks I made 2 blocks each month, so ending up with 20 blocks was a good number!

These were all made with the 8” QUBE set btw and the color of the month is the geese and then I used a printed white background, as I have my white scraps separated into solid whites, white on white, beige and white prints, the print ones are just odd and sometimes WILD, so I figured they’d be fun to use!


I sewed them into a top


Then I added a border that at first I meant for an inner border, but then as I looked at it more, I just decided I was DONE!

It measures 36” x 44” so that’s a nice lap sized donation quilt.


I long arm quilted corner to corner on the blocks in white and then a loopy design on the border, usually the loopy design is a ribbon, but this time I didn’t turn before the edge, so it’s more just blobs coming in from the edges.

Also I did scrappy binding! AND I used a variegated thread to sew that on!

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This quilt will go in the donation pile, glad to have it done Smile

flying geese dutchman puzzle scrappy quilt

Monday, December 10, 2018

First snow of the season and no school today.

It was predicted that we’d get 5-8” of snow, then it changed to less, then to more and I think we ended up getting 3-4” of course all the weekend plans had to be cancelled! No church service, no Church Christmas party Sunday night and also town parade in the after- though I wasn’t really planning on going, but maybe….middle school band concert got postponed to Wednesday now at 8pm (late!)


This little snow bunny loved the snow!


Angels making angels Winking smile


Later, big kids got involved too!


I show this on instagram every day, but just like in years past, I’ve made a lego advent calendar for the kids. I buy a big lego set and split it up so they each get a few pieces each day until Christmas, and of course I follow the manual so they slowly build whatever building it is…

They already know it’s minecraft!

This time I included Anja, she just gets a few big pieces and we help tell her where the pieces go.


and guess what?


I’m a red head now!!


I actually like it! It’s not the first time I’ve been a red head, but it’s been YEARS! so the kids were kind of surprised! (yeah it’s just from a box) and I didn’t do my hair fancy, this is shortly after doing it, so it was still damp but you get the idea!

I’ve been sewing on things too, some secret projects, some are just old projects, also the rainbow color of the month blocks!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

2018 Project list week 49

Here’s my project list again,
If I worked on it within the last week, it’s in red.
and now I have PICTURES!!
(I’ll add more pictures later as I figure out what goes where)
#1 (2012) giraffe wall hanging – TOP IS DONE!
#2 (2012) hexies- 43 flowers
#3 (2012?) Hidden forest Quilt
#4 (2013?) Peanut pics on fabric – no plan yet
#5(Oct 2015) Women of the bible#3 – DONE! here
#6 (Jan 2016) Quilt art mystery BOM- May printed (I may donate these?!)
#7 (April 2016) Sunbonnet Sue embroidered blocks RSC16- DONE! here
sunbonnet Sue Accuquilt quilt long arm quilting
#8 (Aug 2016) Mini Ohio Star RSC16- DONE! here
#9 (August 2017) EPP Milifori- DONE!
#10 (July 2017) Round Robin- DONE! here
round robin
#11 (Nov 2017) Binding strip quilt – DONE!
#12 (Nov 2017) QUBE 2018 QAL 6” QUBE  blue -DONE! here
long arm quilting qube sampler quilt
#13 (Nov 2017) QUBE 2018 QAL 8” TULA PINK- DONE! here
QAL final 9" qube
#14 (Nov 2017) QUBE 2018 QAL 9” QUBE red black- DONE! here
final QAL 2018
#15 (Nov 2017) QUBE 2018 QAL 12” QUBE BATIK- DONE! here
#16 (Dec2017) Batik Qube scrappy angles blocks “circles”- DONE!
#17 (Dec 2017) Jelly roll puzzle batik quilt- DONE! here
#18 (Dec 2017) Patriotic QUBE quilt for Mccall’s- DONE here
#19 (Jan 2018) Accuquilt Colorado Block quilt- DONE here
#20 (Jan 2018) Cardtrick quilt – DONE
#21 (Jan 2018) Friendship star table topper- DONE here
#22 (Jan 2018) Prarie Queen pillow- DONE here
#23 (Jan 2018) Grunge Love quilt- DONE and mailed

#24 (Feb 2018) New technique for IB- DONE! here
#25 (Feb) Mini Love IB- DONE here or here
quilted heart mini quilt
#26 (Feb) maple Leaf quilt- DONE here
#27 (Feb) scrappy Qube quilt- DONE! (Not sure which one this is)
#28 (Feb)- April blog hop 30 blocks- DONE! here
#29 (Mar) IB April Vintage quilt- DONE! here
#30 (Mar) Heart picnic quilt- DONE here
#31 (Jan) US Bea top- DONE! here
patriotic wall hanging
#32 (Mar) scrappy QUBE quilt brown black – DONE! here
#33 (rainbow blocks) sister’s choice- green done
#34 (March) Baby yellow brick road batiks– DONE! here
yellow brick road quilt island batik clamshell quilting
#35 (April) April Accuquilt blog post- DONE!
#36 (Apr) X and + runner IB qube- DONE!
#37 Modern Batik quilt DONE
#38 (rainbow blocks) bear claw- working on more
#39 (Apr) phone book quilt- DONE! here
strip quilt blue grey
#40 (May) Frog quilt- DONE! here
#41 (May) Star quilt for hop- DONE here
nighttime by the river quilt pattern
#42 (May) Outer space quilt for hop- DONE here
#43 (rainbow blocks) Mosaic blocks – green done
#44 (May)1 1/2” squares and snowball quilt- DONE!
#45 (May) isosceles triangle rainbow quilt- lots cut out
#46 (May) small tumbler rainbow quilt- lots cut out
#47 (May) large half hexie rainbow quilt- lots cut out
#48 (May) tiny half hexie rainbow quilt- lots cut out
#49 (May) Northwood quilt- DONE here
#50 (June) Bargello Jelly roll quilt- DONE!
#51 (June) Patriotic Chain Quilt- DONE here
#52 (June) charm hexies quilt- ready to quilt
#53 (June) – IB secondary design quilt- DONE! here
Island Batik qube muted baby quilt
#54 (June) mini Batik Table topper winter blue- DONE! here
#55 (June) Batik table runner brown-DONE! here
accuquilt batik table runner
#56 (June) Elephant runner- DONE! here
elephants and bowties table topper
#57 (July) elephant quilt- DONE! here
#58 (July) Tula table topper- DONE! and mailed to Annie’s
#59 (June) Owl quilt- DONE   in Love of Quilting
#60 (June) rainbow Geese blocks (x2)- TOP DONE!
#61-62 (July)Round Robin –working on Nov for #2 (mailed) and dec for #1
#63-64(July)b/w and patriotic runners AQ- DONE! here
#65 (July) IB Blog hop quilt- DONE! here
#66 (July)Christmas blog hop- DONE! here
Molly mine christmas machine embroidery
#67 (July) Accuquilt Blog post- DONE!
#68 (August)Pineapple Accuquilt- DONE
#69 (Aug) Canoe Accuquilt- DONE here
rainbow canoe Bea accuquilt11
#70 (Aug) Batik QUBE runner- DONE! (not sure which one this is)
#71 (Aug) QUBE10 #3 table topper Christmas- DONE! here
#72 (Aug) House quilt- DONE! here
#73 (Aug) Row along- DONE! here
my sewing room row along
#74 (Aug) Mini patriotic table topper- DONE! here
#75 (sept) spiderweb quilt- DONE!

#76 (sept) Fall runner Accuquilt- DONE!

#77 (Sept)Florence quilt-DONE and mailed
#78 (Sept) 2019 Row Along 6” QUBE- block 7 done
#79 (Sept) 2019 Row Along 8” QUBE- block 7 done
#80 (Sept) 2019 Row Along 9” QUBE- block 7 done
#81 (Sept) 2019 Row Along 10” QUBE- block 7 done
#82 (Sept) 2019 Row Along 12” QUBE- block 7 done
#83 (Sept) QUBE rainbow quilt- DONE! here
#84 (Sept) Star batik quilt DONE! here
Island Batik quilt star quilt
#85 (Oct) Pumpkin fall table runner DONE Here
pumpkin batik table topper
#86 (Oct) Log Cabin batik quilt- DONE here
log cabin batik quilt
#87(Oct) QUBE fall table runner acorn- DONE
#88 (Oct) Boo table runner- DONE here
boo bearunner12
#89 (Oct) embroidery blue frames- DONE here
embroidery frames quilt blue
#90 (Oct) House quilt for McCalls- done and Mailed
#91 (Nov) Christmas crazy quilt Accuquilt- DONE and mailed
#92 (Sept) FPP table runner in batiks DONE! here
#93 (Nov) Danielle’s T-shirt quilt- top done
#94 (Nov) Strippy table runner- DONE
jelly roll table topper

#95 (Nov) Wonky hearts quilt in batiks- DONE
#96 (Nov) Notes quilt for Accuquilt- DONE and mailed
#97 (Dec) Jan Batik Blog hop quilt- top done

#1 (May)6T Primrose dress Sonja- sewing some pieces together
#1(Sept 2013) farm animal panel- don’t know what to do with it yet, if it’s a quilt or a bag/pillow?
#2 (August 2017) Birthday pillow- quilted, need to add backing and stuff it
#3 (Sept 2017) #5 Kennel batik quilt- DONE! here
#4-5 (Jan) 2 funky friends for Island Batik- DONE!
#5 (Feb 2018) LOVE pillow for Accuquilt- DONE!
#6 (Feb) heart potholders- DONE! here
heart potholders
#7 and 8 (Feb) 2 more Kennel quilts- DONE!
#9 (March) Potholder April- DONE shower here
#10 (Mar) Craft is art bag- DONE! here
#11 (Apr) multi+ purse pincushion- DONE
#12-13 two batik embroidered pincushions- DONE
#14 (May) pentagon fabric ball- DONE
#15 (May) EPP pincushion- DONE
#16-17 (June) 2 sets of potholders – DONE! Frog here owls here black here bowtie here flowers here
potholders accuquilt flowers
#18-19 (June) 2 more pincushions DONE! here
#19-20 (July)Frozen Panels- 2 pillows done
#21 (July) qube star pillow- DONE! here
#22 (Aug) tulip FPP pincushion- DONE! here
tulip pincushion
#23 (Aug) Pin it, pincushion- DONE!
#24 (Aug) mini owl- DONE!
#25 (Sept) Lots of eyeglass cases –DONE! here
#26 (Sept) Midmonth potholder strips- DONE! here
#27 (Sept) Jelly roll rug- DONE! here
#28 (Sept) Mini purses ITH- 3 done
#29 (sept) Mouse- ITH DONE! here
#30-31 (Sept) ITH dolls- DONE here
machine embroidered doll ITH
#32 (sept) needle case EPP-DONE here
batik needle case with EPP flower
#33-34 (Sept) Owl purses DONE here
zippered bag ITH
#35 (Oct) Mid month potholders fall- DONE! here
#36 (Oct) ABC QUBE pillow- DONE here
ABC pillow30
#37 (Oct) circle felt biscornu pincushion- DONE here
#38 (Oct) Wool mug rug for accuquilt- DONE and mailed
#39?(Oct) LOTS of eyeglass cases- DONE
#40 (Nov) ITH Bee- DONE
bee ITH machine embroidery
#41 (Nov) Christmas pincushion- DONE and mailed
ITH gingerbread pincushion
#42 (Nov) Christmas potholders DONE
#43 (Nov) Groovy batik pillow DONE