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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop, Day 3


The 12 days of Christmas in July Blog Hop continues, with our host Sara @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict with her quilt-a-long.  There are some excellent projects being shared.  



Here's the line-up once again...

Sunday, July 14th


Monday, July 15th


Tuesday, July 16th


Wednesday, July 17th


Thursday, July 18th


Friday, July 19th


Saturday, July 20th


Sunday, July 21st


Monday, July 22nd


Tuesday, July 23rd


Wednesday, July 24th


Thursday, July 25th


There is also a giveaway donated by FIGO Fabrics of a FQ bundle of their new Christmas line called Wintertide.  



My day is next Wednesday.  I am busily working on my project still.  I have run into some speed bumps along the way, have changed my mind about how I am doing things.  Hopefully in the next few days I will get it more into the finished project.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, July 14, 2019

Slow Sunday Stitching



Time to report in again for Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts  I have worked on a couple of slow stitching projects this week.  

I finished my Cheri Payne stitchery called God Bless America.    I plan to make it into a pillow, but haven't gotten to that yet. 



I also finished up this month's assignment of the Buhl-Bushong Quilt, from the Virginia Quilt Museum's collection of quilts.  It is being offered as a BOM download from the Museum's Facebook Page.   


I've decided to take the wing off my bird and use a fabric that shows more contrast.  

Next up, I will be working on one of the stitcheries patterns I have received from Kathy Schmitz' One Stitch At a Time Club.  

Be sure and pop over to Kathy's Quilts and see what others have done for Slow Sunday Stitching

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Begins


Today is the start of the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop, hosted by Sarah @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  

Sarah is having a quilt-a-long for the duration of the hop, and there is also a sponsor, Figo Fabrics who is offering a FQ bundle of their Christmas line called Wintertide which you can enter on each blog post.  


Here is the line-up for the blog hop:

Sunday, July 14th


Monday, July 15th


Tuesday, July 16th


Wednesday, July 17th


Thursday, July 18th


Friday, July 19th


Saturday, July 20th


Sunday, July 21st


Monday, July 22nd


Tuesday, July 23rd


Wednesday, July 24th


Thursday, July 25th





Friday, July 12, 2019

2019 Finish-A-Long, Quarter 3 Goals



It's time to set goals for the 2019 Finish-A-Long for Quarter 3.   If you would like to join in the fun, there are multiple global hosts.  You can find the list here at Throw a Wrench in the Works, or link up there.

My Quarter 3 goals are as follows. I am still heavy on hand work I think, but I tried to add a bit more machine work goals.

1).   My first, and most immediate goal is to finish making my project and post for the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop hosted by Sarah @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict, which starts this Sunday.  I started my project, and ran into difficulties.  I need to start again.  But I will have it ready for my day, which is July 24th.    I will have the line-up in the next day or so.  


2.  Blessings Quilt to Flimsy.  This is about 1/2 done right now, maybe less than half-done.  It involves embroidery and machine work.  



3)  Nutcracker Suite BOM  to flimsy.  I'm ready to get this together.  I have the last month's BOM stitching to do and this month's which which should arrive shortly.  This is just machine piecing.  I have all the nutcracker machine applique done.  




4)  Hospital Sketches Civil War BOM by Barbara Brackman @ Civil War Quilts.

My goal is to have July, August and September blocks done.  These are hand-applique and this was June's block.


5)  Sweet Land of Liberty.  July, August and September BOM done.  This is being hosted again this year by Lori of Humble Quilts.  She did it last year on her blog.  This year it is being held on the Quilts by Cheri Friendship group on Facebook group. This is part of what I have done so far.  


6)  Quilt the Great Pumpkin Quilt.   I have no clue how I am going to quilt this machine-appliqued quilt. I welcome suggestions. I don't generally quilt over fusibles, but these pumpkins are huge. 


7)  Quilt the frog quilt for my neighbor who is due to have her baby shortly


8)  Buhl-Bushong Quilt July, August, September.  I started this BOM through the Facebook Group which is from the Virginia Quilt Museum's collection of quilts.  This is from their picture.  I am about 1/2 through my first month's assignment.  

Buhl-Quilt.jpg

9)   Complete O My Stars penny mat.  I'm probably 1/3 of the way through stitching these wool pieces together.  The ones on the right I am finished with.  The left side still needs to be done.  


What it will look like when done.  



10)   Make my project for My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop, hosted by Carla at Creatin in the Sticks.   This will take place September 9-13th.  I haven't started yet, but have an idea.  



11)  Hand-applique 3 more Father Christmas blocks 



I thiink I'd better stop, or I will become overwhelmed!  I'm linking up at Throw a Wrench in the Works. 









Wednesday, July 10, 2019

My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop



Carla at Creatin in the Sticks has a new blog hop coming up, if you care to join.  The info about it is below. She gave me permission to use her announcement to spread the word.  I have joined up, anybody else interested?   Contact Carla with the info below.  




There are about 2 months to sew something and join in on the fun.  
It's another easy theme that should have you thinking of lots of things you could make.

Your favorite quilt block should be your inspiration.
Show it, explain why you love it, and make it a project.
What kind of project?
Anything you like.  
Make a tutorial for the block (or not), make a quilt (or not), make a pot holder, make a mug rug, just make us smile to see your favorite quilt block.

Interpret it any way you like.


The blog hop rules:  
sorry, there has to be a little organization...

Sew something that includes "your favorite quilt block".

It's up to you!  Inspire us.

Post your project on your assigned day.

Have a giveaway or don't have a giveaway. It's totally optional!

Visit everyone's blog on the list and leave a sweet comment.

Are you in?


Send me an email with the following information:
Your first name
Your email address
Your blog name
Your blog URL


Sunday, July 07, 2019

Hand Quilt Along, Slow Sunday Stitching,

Another 3 weeks has flown by, and time to report in for the Hand Quilt Along.  I have been doing several projects by hand.  

I was able to get another one of my Father Christmas' done.  I hope to get some more prepped in the next couple of weeks.



I was able to finish Sweet Annie, a long forgotten project.  I had started her in class around 1997 and she got put in a container, along with the pink and brown quilt which I finished during the All About Strings Blog Hop here.  I kept thinking about Sweet Annie and I knew I just had to finish her.  

I had the background done, her dress stitched on, I had stitched Annie and her birdhouse and bucket, in really, really primitive backstitch.    I decided to take that out, and restitched her.  The things that always enticed me about this project were the stenciled border and the crazy patch stitching.  I am a crazy quilter also, though I haven't done much in the past few  years.  But I plan to get back to it soon. It was nice practicing my stitches again, but hard to deliberately look primitive.   Anyway after I located my stencil, I was able to do the border.  I just spritzed tea dye over the stencil and it worked pretty good.  I had an overspray when I moved the stencil for the longer border but just decided to leave it.  This was out of an old Kindred Spirits Book called Handgifts.  



I have also been working on a stitchery by Cheri Payne called God Bless America.  I was working on this on the 4th of July.  





I just finished the latest installment of Sweet Land of Liberty by Cheri Payne, a QAL I am working on, coordinated by Lori of Humble Quilts through the Quilts by Cheri Friendship Group on Facebook.  I needed to finish this up, as I have a blog hop coming up I haven't started my project yet.  


When I don't have any applique prepped, I have been working on another UFO called O My Stars, a penny mat.  


The pile on the left is what needs to be done, the one on the right I have already stitched.  





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 also be linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching  at Kathy's Quilts.  Pop on over there and see what everyone has been doing this week.  

Also in my spare time this week I have been listing my destashed items over in my Etsy shop.  I haven't figured out yet out to put a permanent button on my blog.  Been finding conflicting information.  I still have a lot more stuff to list.  I went through my sewing room the beginning of the year, and I have mounds of stuff I have decided I can live without.  Anyway, my Etsy shop is here:   https://www.etsy.com/shop/ocean4k


Thanks so much for stopping by!