Tuesday, October 30, 2018

On a Roll Again, Angel Quilt Flimsy

I'm having a really good week.  Sunday, remember I finished my Great Pumpkin Quilt into flimsy stage.  

In the evenings I have been slowly appliquing the angels on the Angel Quilt, designed by Cheri Payne.  This will hopefully be a Christmas present for our oldest daughter.  I plan to hand quilt it, I think, as soon as I get some batting.

Hopefully I will be able to quilt it a lot quicker than this one,  a UFO I had started hand-quilting in 1997, and finished May 2018! Of course it kept getting stuck in closets and cabinets and it would be out of mind for long periods of time!

Guess I had better figure out what we are having for dinner. 

 I will be hooking up with Clever Chameleon's Colour Party here.

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Monday, October 29, 2018


OMG October Finish Link-Up is OPEN!

I finished my one monthly goal for October, which was to get my Great Pumpkin Quilt to flimsy stage.  This is a BOM I started in around 2006 I think.  I fused 4 blocks down, and that was as far as it got.  I picked it up again in July of 2018 and sewed those 4 blocks down.  I have been steadily working on it bit by bit since July, and I was able yesterday to finally achieve flimsy stage for this quilt.  I am so happy to have this one done, I love pumpkin quilts!


I noticed after I took this picture that I apparently have the bottom and next to bottom rows reversed, but I think I will probably leave it that way.  I hope to quilt this the first of the year. 

This quilt top was also #6 on my list for the 2018 Finish-A-Long, quarter 4 goals.  I will be linking this up in January.

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Hand Quilt A Long (HQAL), Slow Sunday Stitching

Three weeks seems to be flying by here.  I did get a picture of the stitchery I gave to my friend in Massachusetts when we took Kyleigh back to college.  

What I have been working on the past several weeks is hand appliquing the angels on this Cheri Payne angel quilt. I have 4 more angels to do, then I can start assembling it.  I hope to hand quilt it for my daughter for Christmas.  

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.

I will also be linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

2018 Finish-A-Long, Another Goal Finished

I got another one of my goals finished for this 4th Quarter of the Finish-A-Long.  I stated this quarter's goals here.  My third goal was to make some clothes for granddaughter Klara's BD which is on Monday.  So I figured I had better set aside quilting for a couple of days, and get busy.

I'm giving Klara this doll for her BD.  She has I don't know how many of these Baby Alive dolls.  I made some clothes for some the others,   What I am doing is deconstructing some of Klara's outgrown leggings and tees and making the clothes.   There are plenty of free patterns for 18 inch dolls, but not many for this size.  Most people want to charge $4 to $5 for patterns for doll clothes.  A lot of postings on Pinterest say they are free, but they link to people charging for the patterns. I finally broke down and bought a couple.  I wasted a whole day on research.  I think I am going to get her an 18 inch doll for Christmas and make it easy on myself.  I did make one pair of leggings by myself.  It was making the T-shirt I wanted some guidance with. I got a dress pattern too, but didn't make that this time.

This one was from some of Klara's old leggings.  There is also a T-shirt underneath, and a hood on the jacket. The leggings I figured out myself.  The free pattern for the jacket said it was for this doll but she has a big head and it doesn't really fit. 

These were also from another pair of Klara's favorite leggings.  They had mermaids on them.  

This was actually from some fabric leftover from something I made for granddaughter 
#1 about 15 years ago. It was a silky pink with stars on it, and a fleece type fabric underneath.  I think I made Kyleigh some nightwear.  I probably have a yard and a half left.  I might make Klara's dolls some blankets and use it up.  Can't really see it, but I had some pink cotton knit that was also intended for Kyleigh, but I never did anything with it.  Might make Klara a dress.  

I will probably make some more clothes for these dolls for Christmas. I have been thinking about a way to make a dress out of one of Klara's cotton knit dresses.,  

I'm really anxious to get back to my One Monthly Goal, to get the Great Pumpkin Quilt to flimsy stage.  I just need to assemble it.  

I'll be linking this up the first of January with Marci Girl Designs, one of the co-hosts of 2018 Finish-A-Long.

Now to clean up the mess I made assembling 3 doll outfits.  

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Thursday, October 25, 2018


 State Fair Quilts Link Up - August 23rd!                         

It has been a busy couple of days with appointments for my husband of whom I am the caregiver. 

I was so surprised to find out that I was featured on Wednesday Wait Loss @ The Inquiring Quilter this week.  Wednesday Wait Loss is a chance to share your unfinished projects on Wednesday.  Once a month she has a them, and this month it was Halloween quilts.  What I shared were these two, and I explained about these quilts here:

I also found out I was the winner of the Island Batik Stash Buster Roll, a roll of several 2.5 WOF strips.

Thanks so much Jennifer, I really appreciate being featured and being the winner of the batik strips!

Sunday, October 21, 2018


Slow Sunday Stitching

Right now on my handwork, I am working on Cheri Payne's Angel Quilt.  My backgrounds are red, green and gold.   These are going to be a Christmas gift for my oldest daughter.  I have appliqued 6 angels right now. Only 12 more to go.   Love the feel of these flannels!  They make applique so easy and soft.  

I'll be linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts. 

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Yesterday, I was able to put together my Fall Into A QAL blocks.  I designed the center section myself.   I am quite happy how it came out.   The blocks were designed by a group of designers, Partners in Design and every 2 weeks we received a new block.  I love all of them, and appreciate the effort the partners put into making these.    I will be linking this up with Vanda @Quilting with Vanda.  

Getting this quilt to a flimsy stage was also one of my goals for this quarter in the 2018 Finish-A-Long, and I will be linking this up in January at the end of the quarter.  
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Fall Into a QAL, 2018 Finish-A-Long

Block 12, the last block of the Fall Into a QAL came out this week, designed by Vanda Chittenden @Quilting with Vanda,  It is the cutest little owl.  Thanks so much Vanda for your design.  This is my little owl:

I am now in the process of setting my Fall Into a QAL blocks.  I am linking this up with Quilting with Vanda.

Also this week I finished item #2 on my 2018 Finish-A-Long list, to get my Crow's Foot Quilt, designed by Cheri Payne, to flimsy stage.

I plan to probably hand-quilt this the first the year.  I have too many Christmas items I want to finish first.  

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Wednesday Wait Loss #89

Jennifer @The Inquiring Quilter this week is featuring Halloween quilts.  I have made about 3 Halloween quilts, but have given away 2, and I am not sure I even have pictures.

One of the first quilts I made was a primitive Halloween quilt.  I called it Fall Pumpkins.  This was one of the first quilts I made, in 1995.  It was from a book by designers Gerry Kimmel, Linda  Brannock and Jan Patek called Collections Two.  I took a class at the local quilt shop, and as soon as I saw it posted, I had to take it.  So this was probably the second quilt I made, and I quilted it myself the best I could.  I still love this quilt!

The second quilt was also a quilt I took a class for in Sisters, Oregon during their quilt show inJuly2005.  I call this one All Those Pumpkins.  I can't remember the two women that taught this class right now, but I really enjoyed this one also, using a different background and different fabrics for all the pumpkin blocks.  

I'm linking up with Wednesday Wait Loss @The Inquiring Quilter.   Thanks for stopping by!

 State Fair Quilts Link Up - August 23rd!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Making Progress. BOM's Away Monday

I have been slowly making progress on the Great Pumpkin Quilt.  This UFO was from 2006.  I started here in July working on this quilt.

At that time, I had 4 blocks that had 4 blocks that were ready to machine applique, and I got those done as part of my Finish-A-Long goals.

I have been slowly and steadily working on these BOM blocks.  

I have now completed the 12 blocks, and I need to work on the top border strip. I'm really excited to be finishing this. 

Last week in looking for a particular fabric, I came across 4 more BOMs, 3 never started/.  I'm going to be busy for a long, long time!  LOL!!

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching

I've  been busy the past working on my Crow Quilt by Cheri Payne from the book Wednesday's Best.  I finished the applique this morning, and now am doing some feather stitching on the wings, and a crow's foot in the skinny green border on the outside.  I'm ready to finish this one up, hopefully tonight, because I already have the pieces prepped and ready to applique on the Angel Quilt, from the same book.   I'll be linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching

Joy@ Days Filled with Joy right now is having 31 Days of Getting Organized, and asked how we store our pearl cotton threads.  I mentioned that I had a chest my DH had bought me some years ago, I think at Harbor Freight.  It is 20 inches long, and 16 inches wide.  

 The top of  the chest opens up, and I have my specialty threads I use mostly for crazy quilting projects.  

The inside has 8 small drawers and a big one at the bottom.  This is where I have my pearl cotton balls.

I also have a drawer for my sparkly Kreinik metallics.

I have a drawer with very wide silk ribbon.  Sort of looks like a mess right now.

This is the bottom drawer with more pearl cotton/

That's it for right now.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

2018 Finish-A-Long, Quarter 4 Goals

The following are my goals for the 4th Quarter of the Finish-A-Long:

1).   Angel Quilt by Cheri Payne.  Finish for my daughter for Christmas.  I have everything cut out, have pieced the blocks and need to applique the angels on, put it together,and quilt.

What I have done

What finished quilt will look like.

2.  Finish Crow Quilt into flimsy.  It is pretty much done now  I have some berries and my initials to applique on.   I'll try to get a better picture outside when I have finished,  

3.  Doll clothes for Klara's new baby for her birthday October 29th.   Didn't finish this one last time, but will do this in the next week.  I have some of Klara's old clothes I am going to cut up and make baby clothes with.  

4.  Redwork Nursery Rhyme blocks.  I am going to embroider at least 3 more of these blocks for my SIL, who will be putting them together for her first grandbaby.  She is an elementary school teacher and doesn't have much free time right now to do this.  This was a BOM I had, and had done 9 out of 20 blocks, and asked her if she wanted it.  She was excited about it and I told her I would finish the embroidery.  I thought I only had a couple of blocks left, but at the time I had 11 left to do.  I am down to 6 now.  I plan to get at least 3 done this time.

I'll be working on the Man Who Had Naught, Old King Cole, and Pussy in the Well.

5.  Redwork Table Runner for my daughter Katie.  I have the redwork prepped already, just need to complete it for Christmas/  Really bad picture but hard to take a good picture of the design that is traced on the fabric.

 6.  Finish Great Pumpkin Quilt to flimsy stage.    I have prepped the last 4 blocks, they are ready for machine applique.  Then I just have the top border to do.

7.  Assemble Christmas Panels for Christmas.   I bought these two on clearance from Hobby Lobby probably 9 years ago.  I planned to make them for my daughters, I thought the grandkids would enjoy them.  I plan to put them together this year.  

8.  Do 2 more sections of Sweet Land of Liberty.  This is what I have done so far.  

9.  Put my redwork ornaments together for Christmas.  I made 3 sets of these about 10 years ago, gave my daughters theirs, but mine never got put together.  I keep coming across them in my pile of finish-ups.  I want to hang them on the tree this year!

10.  Get my Fall Into A QAL quilt blocks put together into a flimsy before November 13th.   There is one last block coming next week.  These are my blocks so far.  

I think this should keep me out of trouble the next 3 months.  Thanks for stopping by! 

I am linking up with Marci Girl Designs.