Saturday, January 18, 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching

It's time to check in again with Slow Sunday Stitching @ Kathy's Quilts.  I have tons of slow stitching to do this week.

Last week, I finished this piece from Kathy Schmitz's One Stitch At a Time Club.  This was actually a design I received last year and hadn't stitched yet.  

Then right before I got this done, on Instagram, Kathy Schmitz had advertised a Love Sampler, which I just had to get.  I finished the above, and then have barely started the Love sampler.  This is just the top half of it.  I printed it out on one of those Sulky Stick N Stich sheets.

The other thing I am simultaneously working on by hand is the Buhl-Bushong Quilt that is being offered as a BOM by the Virginia Quilt Museum.  This month's assignment is to do four sets of flowers on this border.  I have almost 2 done.

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

Just a reminder the Winter Blues Blog Hop starts on Monday the 20th,  hosted by Carla @ Creatin in the Sticks.    Included below is the first day's schedule.

                                                          Monday, January 20th

Friday, January 17, 2020

2020 Finish-A-Long

This year the hosts of the 2020 Finish-A-Long are having us report goals and finishes over on Instagram or Facebook.    I just wanted to list my goals here too for my purposes.

1)  Finish Sweet Land of Liberty top.  I have the last section to do on this.

2)  Ella Maria Duncan BOM-Keep up with January, February and March blocks.

3)  Buhl-Bushong Quilt-BOM-Keep up with January, February and March assignments.

4)  Quilt baby quilt.   My niece had her second baby girl, Juniper Laura on January 10, 2020.    This is the sweet little baby girl, and meeting her big sister.

I finished the quilt top, just need to quilt it.  My lighting is really bad in her, with all the overcast and rainy weather.

5)  Project for Winter Blues Blog Hop in 4 days.

6)  Project for Color it Red Blog Hop in February

7)  Project for Dust off a Quilt Book Blog Hop in March

8)  Finish Frolic Mystery top

9)  Quilt Fall into a QAL

10)  Cassandra's Circle for January and February.  This is a new Barbara Brackman BOM starting later this month.

11)  1 applique block of Father Christmas wall hanging.

I think that should keep me busy!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

HQAL, Slow Sunday Stitching

This past week, I haven't gotten much handwork done, other than finishing last months Buhl-Bushong border and the applique on the Ella Maria Deacon quilt.

My next handworking projects are working on this stitchery I got from Kathy Schmitz's One Stitch at a Time Club.

I will also be working on these Buhl-Bushong blocks.  I'm hand stitching the archs on.

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate each another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting or stitching project, and would like to join our group, contact Kathy at the link below.  Just a reminder to everyone, the purpose of this group is to share our hand quilting adventures and to encourage each other. With that in mind, do visit our members and comment each month! New members are always welcome, any type of hand quilting is acceptable. That could be piecing, quilting, embellishing, applique and finishing

I will be linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Do pop over there too and check out what everyone has been doing.  

This is my favorite Sunday, the opportunity to visit both groups!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I do so appreciate your comments!

Frolic Mystery, Parts 6, 7, 8

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The first thing I wanted to do this week was to finish clues 6 and 7 before 8 came out yesterday.  This is Bonnie Hunter's latest mystery quilt.  You can find the details here on her website, and the pattern is still free until February 1st.  

Clues 6 and 7 were no problem, and I had gotten them done by Thursday evening. 

Then on to clue 8.  I had no problem with making the units, but we combined 2 sets of clues, sewed them, and then clipped them back together.  I must have been in a brain fog last night, I was trying to clip them back to their units, and I seemed to have a problem finding the right ones.  I tried again this morning and got them all clipped together.

All ready for the next clue.

Also yesterday I spent the day cutting out my Winter Blues Blog Hop project, plus a baby quilt for our niece who had a baby girl yesterday.  I cut these all out with my Accuquilt cutter, and it made it a breeze!  

Guess I'd better get busy sewing.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

2019 Finish-A-long, Quarter 4 Results

It's time to link up Quarter 4 results for the 2019 Finish-A-Long.  There are a number of global hosts, but I am going to link up at Throw a Wrench in the Works.  I really appreciate this quarterly motivation to get my projects finished.

Back in November, I stated my goals here in this post.

1)  Quilt and Bind Nutcracker Suite.   Completed!  I posted about it here.

2)   Project for Stitch it and Gift it Blog Hop.     Completed.   I made a number of projects, including bowl cozies,  microwave potato bags, and mug rugs.  You can read about it here.  


3)  Klara's Mermaid Bag.   Completed.  I finished a bag for my granddaughter for her birthday.  You can read about it here.  

4)   Sweet Land of Liberty BOM for October, November, and December.  I kept up until December, and this goal was not done.  

5)  Ella Maria Duncan BOM for October, November and December.  Completed.   All three months of the BOM are shown here

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6.  Buhl-Bushong BOM for October, November and December.   Completed

October posted about here  

November/December's assignments were this border.

7)  Hospital Sketches, Redo block and make a plan for the quilt.  Completed.

I wanted to redo the bottom middle block, I did not like it the way it was.  I did redo that block, made a plan and it is now a flimsy.  I talk about it here.

8)  One Stitch at a Time Quilt put together and quilted.  Completed. These were stitcheries by Kathy Schmitz.  I put them together for a quilt for my oldest daughter for Christmas.  I talked about it here.

9)    Christmas Panels made up.  These were some panels I purchased from  long ago on sale, I wanted them made up for our daughters for Christmas.  Completed

10)  Quilt Crow's Foot top.  Completed.     I posted about it here.

11)  Quilt Fall Into a QAL.    Not done   About this time, my machine I use for quilting decided it needed a 3 week spa break, and I had to pack up my frame set-up so we would have a place to sit for Thanksgiving dinner.  

12)  Mermaid wallhanging for Kyleigh for Christmas.  Not done.  Granddaughter Kyleigh loved my mermaid wallhanging, and I had planned to make her one for Christmas, but ran out of time.  

13.  Virtual Cookie Exchange Project.    My day was here.     Completed. I basically made some cookies for the project.  I did some redwork that I eventually gifted as a mug rug and picture.  

So I was able to get 10/13 of my goals done.

I'll be posting my results at Throw a Wrench in the Works.

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Ella Maria Duncan Quilt

Another goal on my Quarter 4 Finish-A-Long list has been accomplished.  It was #5 on the list that is stated here.  It was to keep up with the Ella Maria Duncan BOM, with blocks for October, November and December. 
These were the blocks for October.

The blocks for November.

And the blocks for December.  I changed the bottom right one some.  I enlarged the shapes, did fewer of the.  Those red ones look like amoebas or something to me.

All three months together

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  I am still trying to get last week's Frolic Mystery clue done.  It is the 2019 Mystery by Bonnie Hunter, and can be found here.  Because I had out of town guests, and then grandchildren last week, I am playing catch-up.  Should have them done by tomorrow I would think.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hospital Sketches Flimsy Finished

I finished another of my goals for the 2019 Finish-A-Long.  This was #7 on my Quarter 4 Finish-A-Long list here.    This was from the Barbara Brackman BOM from 2019 called Hospital Sketches.  I  wanted to  redo the bottom middle block, and to figure out a plan for finishing this top.  This was what it looked like at the goal-setting stage.

I did redo the bottom block, and figured out how I wanted to finish the top.  I was thumbing through my Civil War reproduction fabrics, and found a border print that was actually from 2000 Moda Garden Path series called Garden Path by Terry Clothier Thompson/Barbara Brackman, Coral Garden.    I wanted to applique something for the corners and decided on the pineapples.

I love how it came out!  I'm in the midst of organizing my 2019 Finish-A-Long Quarter 4 Finishes.  Will have a post out by tomorrow.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, January 04, 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching


Time to check in again for Slow Sunday Stitching, the first of 2020 hosted by Kathy's Quilts.  It was a crazy week, with my brother and sister-in-law stopping by on their way back home to Southern California for one night.  My daughters and grandchildren over to visit before they left, and watching the two youngest on Thursday.  Friday my two older grandsons came over to help me put Christmas decorations away.  IT TOOK ALL DAY LONG!   And I was pooped!  Today I did the last of it, and took the remaining bags upstairs.  I had my grandsons here to do the hard work yesterday thankfully!

Today after I had finished putting my regular stuff out on the shelves and countertops, I happily brought my sewing machine, iron and cutting station back out to the kitchen/dining area.  

Tonight I did finish stitching the pineapples I am going to put on the corners of my Hospital Sketches quilt.  This was the Barbara Brackman applique BOM from 2019.  I put two borders on, and will have the pineapples in the corners.

I've done all 4 corners and have added the third side, but the lighting is too poor to take a picture tonight.  I will add the fourth border and take a better picture later.  

What I will be working on for my Slow Sunday Stitching will be the Ella Maria Duncan blocks, and if I get bored with those, I plan to start stitching one of the Kathy Schmitz blocks from last year which I already have traced out, but is really hard to see.

I'll be linking up with Kathy's Quilts.   Pop on over there and see what everyone else has been doing!

Thanks so much for stopping by!