Monday, August 24, 2015

Design Wall Monday - August 24th

I may have been silent here lately, but I have been busy sewing.  This month's Le Challenge theme is "wilderness" and I thought maybe some scrappy foxes may work.

I think this will also make a very cute quilt for the 100 Quilts for Kids project.

I don't know whats gotten into me, but I have also been working on some of my old WIPs.  I know, weird, right.

Tilt has been about 75% complete since 2012, but no more!  I have been buckling down and should have a finish quite soon.

Linking today to Design Wall Monday and to Oh Scrap.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Le Challenge - Direction

The theme for this month's Le Challenge is "direction".  My first thought was to make something using flying geese.  But what to make?

I was cleaning my sewing area and kept finding needles on various pieces of scraps.  I also found some scraps of felt.  So, I decided to make a needle book.

I was stumped for awhile on quilt math - trying to figure out how to make mini flying geese units.  I don't have that much patience, so I settled on using "direction" fabric that look like flying geese.

Now my needles have a home and this really is a cute book.  I used snaps for the closure (which I also found during the clean-up), but next time I think I will follow the tutorial and use a button.  These books would make cute little gifts.

Please check out this month's entries at Le Challenge.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

2015 Finish Along - Quarter 3 Intentions

Well, I think its confirmed.  I definitely like to start more projects than I like to finish as I have found during this year's Finish Along.  However, I am determined to keep going and getting some progress made on my old WIPs.

Quarter 3 Goals - New projects added to the list

(1)  Dalmatian Sew Together Bag.  I think I may need to use this soon.  I've got the outside, sides, and inside completed.

(2)  The kaleidoscope quilt may take awhile (ok, a LONG while), but I need to start making some more progress.  Oh, would I be so happy to have this completed as a Christmas gift.

(3)  Pink scrap color blocks.  Dont know where this is heading.

(4)  I'd also would love to finish this Texas quilt which is about 50% completed.

(5)  Yikes, I need to work on the Marcelle Medallion quilt.  It's been hanging out awhile.

(6)  Gardenvale stars quilt made from a mini charm pack.

(7)  Denyse Schmidt hexies.  I have a nice sized panel completed that I thought I would make into a pillow, but maybe I will keep going and make it bigger.

(8)  Triangles Galore.  I just need to make one more block and then I may have enough for a small top.

Projects Returning to Goal List

(9) Orphan star block.  I am thinking this may be a mini pouch or maybe a pot holder.  I haven't made one of those, but then I may need to start to cook so I could use it.  

(10)  The class project from the Gee's Bend class at Quiltcon.  


(11)  Miss Kate Hexy quilt.  All of the hexies have been cut and I have started to put them together in rows.

(12)  Tula Pink Hexy project.  I found in my stash, one of my first attempts at making hexies using a charm pack of Parisville.  I think I may attempt to salvage the project.

(13)  Tilt.  Completed in 2012 and with the quilting about 75% complete, I think it really is time to finish this quilt.

(14) Lime Spider Web.  All of the blocks are made and are ready to be sewn into a top. 

(15)  I have enough scrappy houses made for 1 house quilt.

(16)  Hip To Be Square Challenge top completed, just needs quilting 

That's quite a lot of projects, so I better get to work.

Linking to the 2015 Finish Along.
2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

WIP Wednesday - Sew Together Bag

The project that I am working this Wednesday is another Sew Together Bag, and this one is for me.

I have a feeling that I might need something Disney in the near future.  

This bag started out great, but kinda stalled out.  So I am making this my July goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.

Linking today to WIP Wednesday.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Flood Texas With Love - Block Drive

It's Design Wall Monday and the only thing that I have been working on this past week are the scrappy blocks for Flood Texas With Love.

This scrappy block pattern was designed by Cheryl Arkison and is great for someone like me who saves every scrap.

Basically, you pick a color and sew your scraps together.  Honestly, I wondered how this was going to look, because I have all types of fabric thrown together.  But once I got the blocks on the design wall, they looked really cheery together.

Next up, will be my blue scraps and I am really scared to start working with this color as I seem to have a lot!  How did that happen!

They are fun to make and I love that I can use all my scraps (even the gifted fabric scraps that are really not my style of fabric).

Can you make a block?  All blocks should be in the mail be June 30th.  

Linking today to Design Wall Monday and to Oh Scrap!.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Le Challenge - Single

This month's Le Challenge theme is "single" and I found it to be quite fun.  There were so many projects that I have that would fit this theme, such as single color, single designer, single block, or single orphan block.

In the end, I chose to work on a scrappy WIP that used a single shape.  This rainbow mini is 12x14 and was pieced by hand.  Since I like using these monthly challenges to try new techniques, I thought I would try big stitch quilting.  The results are nice, but I wonder if I need to make the stitches larger next time.

The single shape that I used was not a triangle, but a shape that Sarah Fielke used to create the Jazz Hands pattern.  I used a cardboard template last year when I created my Jazz Hands which was pieced and quilted by hand.

It was so much fun to make this quilt, that I knew I wanted to make another one someday.  I'm not much of a template gal, but I got this template at Quiltcon 2015 and used it to make the mini.  No more cardboard templates now.

Please check out all of the other "single" themed projects this month at Le Challenge.

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Finishing this project is #2 on my 2nd Quarter 2015 Finish-Along list.

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Sunday, June 7, 2015

A Lovely Year of Finishes - June Goal

Its already the month of June!  It seems that the older I get, the faster time flies.  This month's goal was a bit tricky for me.  I have a lot of old WIPs and I couldn't decide on my next project.

I finally chose to work with this stack of hand pieced scrappy triangles.  Maybe make a mini and hopefully it will be finished for this month's Le Challenge.  The theme this month is "single" and I actually have several projects that could work for this "single" theme - single color, single block, single designer, or single shape.

Linking today to A Lovely Year of Finishes.

A Lovely Year of Finishes