Saturday, October 19, 2019

HQAL, Slow Sunday Stitching

It's hard to believe another three weeks has passed.  Time to check in for the Hand Quilt-Along.  Several days this week were not very productive.  I had a migraine again, and then 2 nights my youngest grandchildren had dance shows at school.  

I was able to finish this month's assignment on Sweet Land of Liberty which is being done through the Quilts by Cheri Friendship Group on Facebook, coordinated by Lori of Humble Quilts.  I think we are nearing the end now.  

I also finished the stitchery on a couple of Christmas presents for a quilter friend.  I need to make them into a stitching bag and a needle book.  These are designed by Jenny of Elefantz.  I have made the stitching bag before for granddaughters Kyleigh and Klara.  

I have also worked on the Buhl-Bushong Quilt this week assembling 2 blocks and I am in the process of making 2 more.

Once I finish making 8 more of the crown pieces, I will be hand-stitching these sections on.

Right now I am working on redoing this Hospital Sketches block.  I was not happy with the first version, which is the bottom middle block, and am totally redoing it, in cheddar, blue and red.  I think I will like it much better.  

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretEmmaTracyDebSusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchen and Kathi

I will linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Be sure and head over there and check out what everyone has been up to.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Slow Sunday Stitching

I've had quite a bit of slow stitching this week.  I finished stitching on the mermaid that was from Joy of Days Filled with Joy's  Mermay Days last year.

I wanted to use this on the front of a bag for my granddaughter Klara.  I added the mermaid to the front of the bag.  You can see her name pretty good.  These are iron-in letters I had leftover from another project.

When I went to put the bag together I realized her name wasn't going to show very good, but I can't get the letters off, so I guess that will be the way it will stay.  The bag was actually the same bag I made for granddaughter Kyleigh for her sewing bag.  This was a tutorial by Jenny of Elefantz here.  I'm going to be making another sewing bag this week for a Christmas gift.   This was #3 on my Finish-A-Long Goals for Quarter 4.  My list is here.

I did 2 more of the Kathy Schmitz stitcheries which will be put together into a wall-hanging pretty soon.

I also am working on this month's assignment for the Sweet Land of Liberty BOM that is being done on Facebook, with the guidance of Lori from Humble Quilts.

Today I will be working on appliquing these down.  

I'll be linking up with Kathy's Quilts.  Head on over there and check out what others have been doing.  Today she is giving a report on her first ever Slow Sunday Stitching Retreat that occurred last Sunday.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and I really appreciate the comments!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop, My Day

Welcome to my day of the Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop!  First off I would like to thank Carol of Just Let Me Quilt for this Spooktacular hop.  It has been such fun seeing everyone's projects.

I used to have 2 Halloween-based quilts but gifted them years ago.

My local quilt store that closed many years ago used to have a craft project night once a month and we would make items for different seasons. These are just a few I made for Halloween.  

The last is a witch I carved when one of our quilter teachers taught carving.

So for this Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop, I decided to make some decorative pillow covers.  I made an envelope back so I can switch them out for the different seasons.

I went to the Graphics Fairy site that has free images, and I found one that I liked of a witch flying on a broom.

This is my pillow.  I fused the images on, and buttonhole stitched them.

I decided I would make one for each of my daughters too.  My youngest daughter saw mine and liked the black batik I framed mine with and wanted that in hers also.  I just had a strip left, but was able to piece some together for hers too.  Katie also likes owls.  Right now the Wooly Block Adventure is going on and last week one of the blocks offered was an owl block called Whooo's Witchy from the Main Street Quilt Cottage in Hurricane, UT.  

I decided to use that design on Katie's pillow.

This next one I made for my older daughter Kristen.  

Then I decided granddaughter Kyleigh back in college in MA needed one too!  The image on this one too I got on the Graphics Fairy website.

While in my Halloween fabric stash, I found this UFO.  Apparently it was a kit for a pumpkin table runner someone had started years ago. I think a friend gave me this baggie of pumpkins.  Actually there were enough pumpkins cut out to make 3 table runners, I gave each of my daughters one of these too.  

Lastly while I was in my old, old Halloween stash I found this fabric I absolutely love.  I need to create a wall hanging around this piece.  I left it out to give me inspiration.   It was called "witchy woman" by Phillip De Leon for Alexander Henry.

Thanks so much for visiting today.  Be sure and visit the other blogs. I have included a line-up of the whole schedule below.   And thanks again to the fabulous Carol for such a fun hop!  I have had a blast visit the other bloggers!

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Wednesday, October 09, 2019

2019 Finish-A-Long. Quarter 4 Goals

It's time to make a list of goals for quarter 4 of the 2019 Finish-A-Long.   The link-up for goals starts tomorrow, October 10th and goes to the 18th of October.  There are a number of global hosts, but you can find out more about it here at Throw a Wrench in the Works, one of the global hosts.

My list is as follows:

1)  Quilt and bind Nutcracker Suite.    The top is done.  I want this quilt finished for Christmas!

2)  Projects done for the Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop.  This is coming up November 11th to 15th, with my day being on the 11th.  This is hosted by Carla at Creatin in the Sticks

3)  Make bag for Klara's BD with mermaid stitchery.  This was one of the mermaid stitchery patterns that Joy from Days Filled with Joy kindly gave out last year.  I'm going to use it for the front of a bag for granddaughter Klara.  

4)  Sweet Land of Liberty BOM for October, November and December. Lori from  Humble Quilts  is guiding us monthly in this quilt by Cheri Payne that is being done through the Facebook Group Quilts by Cheri-Friendship Group.  These are some of the parts I have done so far

5)  Ella Maria Duncan BOM through Sentimental Stitches October, November, December.
I have the first month done so far for September.  

6)  Buhl-Bushong Quilt BOM to do October, November and December  assignments.  I started this BOM through the Facebook Group which is from the Virginia Quilt Museum's collection of quilts. 

I have 8 of the blocks done so far, and the border

7)  Redo Hospital Sketches Civil War block by Barbara Brackman.  I'm redoing the bottom middle block as I am not happy with how it looks with the other blocks.  Figure out plan for finishing quilt

8)  Put together One Stitch at a Time blocks into a quilt.  These are blocks I have been stitching from the Kathy Schmitz One Stitch at a Time Club.  I want to have this finished for Christmas.  These are some of the blocks I have done so far.  I have 1-1/2 more to do.  

9) 2 Christmas panels put together for Christmas.  These are panels I got years ago on clearance.  I had it on my list last year and they didn't get done.  I'd like to get these off my to-do list.

10)  Quilt Crow's Foot.  This was designed by Cheri Payne.  I'm going to get this quilted as a warm-up to Nutcracker Suite above.

11)   Quilt my Fall Into a QAL, designed by Partners in Design from last year.  This is another warm-up, but I am also going to gift it at Christmas.

12)   Mermaid wallhanging for Kyleigh for Christmas.  Kyleigh loved my mermaid wall hanging so much, I told her I would make something similar.

13)  Project for Virtual Cookie Exchange.  This is hosted by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt, and my day will be December 6th

I think I had better stop here,

Thanks for stopping by.  I will be linking up at Throw a Wrench in the Works when the link-up opens.  

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Slow Sunday Stitching

Time to report in again for Slow Sunday Stitching projects at Kathy's Quilts.  Kathy is hosting her first Slow Sunday Stitching retreat today.  What a treat it would be to attend!  

What I am slow stitching on for the next couple of days are a couple of gifts.  

The first is for my youngest granddaughter Klara who will be 6 the end of the month.  I will be giving her a doll, but I thought I would make a little bag for her.  I'm using one of the mermaid stitcheries that Joy at Days Filled with Joy  offered last year.  I'm almost finished with this one.  The dark purple looks better than this in real life.  I was taking my pictures late last night.

Next up is one of Kathy Schmitz's patterns.  This will eventually be a gift for one of my daughter's for Christmas.  I'm taking several of these I have stitched and put them together for a small wall hanging.  

I'm linking up with Kathy's Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching , and wish the retreat goers a wonderful time!