Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Just because I wanted to use up my red scraps

You know the feeling of having no scraps and nothing to do??

In fact my scrap bins are overflowing and once in a while I just look thru them and want to use up some before the bin explodes!

my bin with red fabrics was very full, so then I started looking at my quilt books and found this book called STASH LAB

I had book marked a few in there that were accuquilt friendly and this one is called "Leaf pile" and I had an idea!
it's just the chisel shape from any companion set from accuquilt and then a small matching HST, though the pattern had you sew a square to a rectangle and sew diagonally and trim - I'm sure you've tried the method, but with Accuquilt I could cut out a bunch quickly and without trimming!

I used the 8" QUBE set btw
after I cut a bunch out and knew I couldn't find anymore scraps for sets of 4 I counted the sets and came up with this in EQ8!
a 9 x 12 layout, that's  108 blocks, with 2 chisels in each block, but divided by 4 that's 54

I then planned solid white and solid grey (pale grey) with it and went to work!
It's hard to see that it's grey, but it IS!
The assembly was fun as you can only really do one row at a time!
I sewed two and two together on the first row, then put it back up, then sewed 4 blocks together on that row and 2 on the next row and so on, so it slowly grew that way and I didn't design the whole quilt at once, I built it up one row at a time, hoping the colors would work at the end.

Before too long, I had the top done!
it measures 36" x 48" so a great baby quilt!
totally different than the book but I like it!

Here's the finished quilt!
I actually sewed on the wrong binding! I had planned and made a grey one but sewed that onto another quilt then I had this dark blue-almost black one left and I thought why not and now I LOVE how it frames the quilt! so I TOTALLY meant to do that ;)

I quilted with a pale grey a pointy swirl all over

 and used a solid red on the back
I have it listed in my etsy shop here

Oh, and my red scrap bin?? it's still full, doesn't look like I even touched it! Oh well!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

sewing September rainbow RSC blocks!

 I've been working on these Rainbow Scrappy Color of the month (RSC) blocks and September's color is purple!

Here's a four patch string block (From Bonnie Hunter's book)
and now 10 together

and a reversed spiderweb block in purple too, this one ended up being all batiks!

 and 10 together!

you may have noticed that another string rainbow block is missing, I decided that 9 blocks were enough, so I've pieced that top together and it needs to be quilted

This weekend and last week has been full of good news!
Bjorn started his first day on the job at Food Lion in town!

By the 2nd day he didn't need help as a cashier, so when I picked him up Sunday night I had to go buy something so he could ring me up :)

 And ANJA is finally potty trained!! about time!!
So overall it's GREAT news, I'm a proud Mommy!!

Monday, September 16, 2019

who would like to join another round of the pincushion swap?

It's that time again!
time to start another round of the pincushion swap that I'm hosting!
A Round runs 3 months and each month you make and send out a pincushion to another swap person which I assign to each one and in return you get a pincushion in the mail too from someone!
It's a lot of fun!
This time you MUST be on Facebook so you can join the pincushion swap group and you have to pinkie swear that you'll send out a pincushion by mid month so it'll get to the recipient before the end of the month!! There's nothing worse than sending out a lovely pincushion and NOT getting one in return.... I recommend that you maybe make the 3 after it starts so you have them ready to mail out any time. I know life happens, so just email me or post in the group and we can work something out, but NOT communicating and not doing your part will get you kicked off of the swap and banned, sorry....
It really IS a lot of fun and there's some AMAZING talent out there!
Here's a few samples from the last swap
You can see lots more here

Saturday, September 14, 2019

2019 Project list week 37

Here's my 2019 Project list!
If I worked on it within the last week, it’s in red.

#1 (2012) giraffe wall hanging – DONE
#2 (2012) hexies- 43 flowers working on more hexie flowers
#3 (2012?) Hidden forest Quilt
#4 (2013?) Peanut pics on fabric – no plan yet
#5 (Jan 2016) Quilt art mystery BOM- May printed (I may donate these?!)

#6(May 18) sister’s choice- green done
#7(May 18) bear claw- DONE!
bear claw quilt

#8 (May 18) Mosaic blocks – DONE

#9 (May 18) isosceles triangle rainbow quilt- lots cut out
#10 (May 18) small tumbler rainbow quilt- lots cut out
#11 (May 18) large half hexie rainbow quilt- lots cut out
#12 (May 18) tiny half hexie rainbow quilt- mug rug DONE!

#13 (June 18) charm hexies  B/W quilt- DONE!

#14 (July 18)Round Robin –Elephant- DONE!
elephant round robin quilt

#15(July 18)Round Robin –quilted just needs binding

#16 (Sept 18) 2019 Row Along 6” QUBE- DONE!

#17 (Sept 18) 2019 Row Along 8” QUBE- DONE!
#18 (Sept 18) 2019 Row Along 9” QUBE- top done
#19(Sept 18) 2019 Row Along 10” QUBE- top done
#20 (Sept 18) 2019 Row Along 12” QUBE- top done

#21 (Oct 18) House quilt for McCalls- DONE

#22 (Dec 18) Jan Batik Blog hop quilt-DONE
batik sampler quilt accuquilt

#23 (Dec 18) Heart red white table runner- DONE
heart table runner accuquilt

#24(Dec 18)Jelly roll quilt stripes for old book hop- DONE!

#25 (Dec 18) Swoon table topper- DONE!
swoon table topper

#26 (Jan 2019) pineapple Orange and teal quilt- DONE!

#27 (Jan) 9” Qube snowman baby quilt- DONE!
QUBE winter FQ Quilt

#28 (2018) Log Cabin top- DONE
log cabin quilt

#29 (Jan) four patch string quilt RSC19- purple done

#30 (Jan) Mini Island Batik quilt- DONE

#31 (2018?) Butterfly block table topper- DONE

#32 (2019) spider web RSC19- purple done

#33 (Jan) Black and white bird mini- DONE

#34 (Jan) Circles table runner B/W- DONE!
CIRCLE table runner bealee

#35 (Jan) leftover strips rainbow table topper- DONE!

#36 (Jan) Crazy quilt for IB march challenge- DONE!
molly mine crazy quilt island batik challenge

#37 (Feb) IB Accuquilt 8" QUBE purple and green quilt - DONE!

#38 (Feb) Owl small quilt for hop - DONE

#39 (Feb) Yellow and black and teal hexagon quilt- DONE

#40 (Feb) Pineapple blocks RSC19-working on purple

#41 (Feb) Patriotic Star table runner- DONE!

#42 (Feb) String quilt- DONE!

#43 (March) Emoji quilt for Accuquilt- DONE

#44 (March) Placemats for Accuquilt- DONE
#45 (March) Jelly roll gears quilt for Mccall's- DONE and mailed

#46 (March) Rapping quilt- DONE

#47 (March) IB Garden of Eden- DONE

#48 (March) Stop and GO for IB- DONE

#49 (March) Duck, Duck Goose table runner for IB- DONE
#50 (March) Sophia owl quilt- DONE!

#51 (April) Diamond blog hop quilt- DONE

#52 (April) Modern quilt May for IB- DONE

#53(April) Storm at sea quilt for Accuquilt- DONE

#54 (April) QOV with Island Batik- TOP DONE

#55 (April) IB blue pineapple quilt for Accuquilt- DONE

#56 (April) Chimney Sweep quilt for Accuquilt- DONE

#57 (April) Bonnie Hunter scrappy black/white quilt- top done

#58 (May) Black and rainbow quilt for Accuquilt- DONE

#59 (May) Glorified nine patch quilt for Accuquilt- DONE

#60 (May) June challenge jelly roll quilt with IB fabrics- DONE!

#61 (May) Music Runner- DONE 

#62 (June) Round Robin Travel QAL-DONE!

#63 (June) Dinah's quilt block- DONE!

#64 (June) IB August blog hop quilt- DONE!

#65 (June) Blue IB table topper - DONE!

#66 (July) Red white and blue pineapple quilt- quilted just needs binding

#67 (July) Hattie's choice quilt for Accuquilt- DONE and mailed

#68 (July) Bear claw IB quilt- DONE!

#69 (August) Crazy patch project for Accuquilt (3)- DONE and mailed

#70 (August) GO blue and yellow quilt for McCall's- DONE and mailed

#71 (Jan?) string plus white blocks rainbow- top done (I really think I forgot to add this to the list?)

#1 (May)6T Primrose dress Sonja- sewing some pieces together

#2 (July) Twirly dress for Sonja- DONE!

#1-4 Owls plus matching bags (see below) – 4- DONE

#5 owl for giveaway –DONE

#6 pineapple pincushion DONE

#7-8 two biscornu pincushions DONE

#9 (June) July IB project- DONE 

#10 (July)pincushion for swap for July DONE! 

#11 (Aug) pincushion for aug swap done

#12 (Aug) pincushion for Sept done

POTHOLDERS (monthly potholder challenges are on hold for now)
Jan hearts- DONE

Feb Green DONE
accuquilt crossed canoe potholders
March Eggs DONE

Yellow Ruler work potholders for class- DONE!

#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
#3-6 Baggies for pincushions x4- DONE see pics above

#4 Custom ITH Red Mouse- DONE! 

#5 (June) Annie's beach bag- DONE!

#6-8 (August) 3 coiled baskets (DONE)