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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Hospital Sketches QAL

Well I caved in and started something new.  Barbara Brackman's new applique BOM called Hospital Sketches.  You can find out about it here on her Civil War Quilts Blog.  I have SO many Civil War reproductions leftover from making my Dear Jane Quilt, and I love applique, so I could not resist.  The blocks come out on the the last Wednesday of the month, so the second one came out yesterday. 

I worked really hard to get my block one done before the end of the month, and I barely did.



It's not to late to get started on this Quilt-A-Long.  Check it out here on on Barbara's Civil War Quilts Blog.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Hand-Pieced QAL Block 6 Finish



This week's block in the Hand-Pieced Quilt-A-Long was called Florence.  This QAL is hosted by Patty at Elm Street Quilts, and Kristin at Simple, Handmade, Everyday..

This week's block went together very easily and I was able to finish in a couple of hours.



I will be linking up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts..

Thanks for stopping by!   

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Mystery Fabric QAL Reveal, Wednesday Wait Loss

I have been recently in a Mystery Quilt-A-Long with three of my friends.  We each got a FQ of a mystery fabric, and we were to make a project.  I saw that Moira@ The Quilted Snail and Susan @ Desertsky Quilts have posted their projects and you can see their projects at the links above.

This was the fabric we received:


I decided to use mine as a background for this mermaid.  



I embroidered on it:     My Home Is the Open Sea
                                    Where Stars Shine Brighter 
                                     And My Soul is Free




This is the back.  I am calling the piece Wistful Mermaid.  I really liked the quilting I did on her scales and rocks and ocean, but felt I could have done better on the sky portion.  

Wednesday Wait Loss


Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 25, 2019

One Monthly Goal



Well I finally was able to finish up my OMG for February last night.  My One Monthly Goal was to finish this Flourishes BOM block by Piece of Cake Designs.


Two more blocks to go, and then I can start piecing the setting blocks.  I will be so happy to finish this.  It has been a UFO for far too long.  

When this BOM came out long, long ago, the owner of the quilt shop near my house asked if I would hand applique the top, which I did, and she would provide me with the fabric to do my own.  I think I got to about 7 blocks of mine done, and I set it aside for many years.  Meanwhile she had at least 2 other projects for me to do, and she gave me materials for my own top.  

I will be linking up to Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal.  I continue to thank Patty for this inspiration!



Sunday, February 24, 2019

Slow Sunday Stitching


I'll be linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching hosted by Kathy's Quilts.  My slow stitching this week has consisted of putting binding on a still secret project, but should be sharing it shortly.  


My lighting is really bad today, it is an overcast day and we are expecting a big rainfall sometime.




I finished my block for the Hand-Pieced QAL hosted by Patty at Elm Street Quilts and Kristin from Simple, Handmade, Everyday   This was week 5, the Dorothy Block.  I really appreciate Patty and Kristin's instruction and having this QAL.  




This is a Block 10 from a BOM called Flourishes by Piece of Cake Designs.  It also happens to be my One Monthly Goal.  One more flower and I can call it done.  I'm frantically working on this today, because I want to start a new project!

Barbara Brackman has a new 9 month applique Civil War BOM called Hospital Sketches.  I have the first block prepped, and hope to start this tonight, after I finish the above block.  

Spent quite a bit of time yesterday organizing my 4 drawers of reproduction fabrics yesterday, searching for something I never found.  But at least that area of my stash is organized!

I'll be linking up to Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Thanks for stopping by!





Thursday, February 21, 2019

Hand Pieced QAL Week 5, Dust off a Quilt Book Blog Hop




This was week 5 of the Hand-Pieced QAL co-hosted by Patty at Elm Street Quilts  and Kristin at Simple, Handmade, Everyday.  They have been having such great tutorials and videos each week.  Thanks again to both Patty and Kristin for all their great help!

My block this week came out pretty good I think.  It almost seems like it took longer to mark my seams than to sew it.  





I'll be linking up with Elm Street Quilts for the Hand-Pieced QAL weekly link-up.


Meanwhile the Dust off a Book Blog Hop still continues.  If you haven't had a chance to visit the line-up is below.  There are some great projects, and I have been enjoying visiting these blogs.  



Dust off a quilt book blog hop
Monday Feb 18th
Turid at densyendehimmel
Pamela at Pamelaquilts
Selina at Selinaquilts
Kathleen at Kathleenmcmusing
Tuesday Feb 19th
Jennifer at curlicuecreations
Stephanie at stephjacobsondesigns
Kathy at Kathysquilts
Shasta at high road quilter
Theresa at bumbleberrystitches

Wednesday Feb 20th
Sharon at Vrooman’s quilts
Suzy at Websterquilt
Nancy at patchworkbreeze
Karrin at karrinscrazyworld
Denise at craftraditions

Thursday Feb 21st
Leanne at Devoted Quilter
Jennifer at Dizzyquilter
Lee Anne at Podunk Pretties
Lyndsey at Sew Many Yarns

Friday Feb 22nd
Bea at Beaquilter
Barbara at Bejweledquilts
Marian at seams to be sew
Brenda at songbirddesigns


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Dust off a Quilt Book Blog Hop, Day 3


Welcome to Day 3 of the Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop, and the day I get to share my project.  I'd like to take this opportunity to thank our hostess Bea of Beaquilter for the incentive to make my project.  I have a HUGE number of books  with projects I would like to do in them, and I have been planning to make this project for YEARS!

The project I loved in this book was the sailboat quilt called "Summer Sails.



If you want to skip to the bottom and see my finished project, feel free.  

I just wanted to provide  a little background why I chose this sailboat quilt.  When I first met my husband he had a sailboat, which he had moored in Mission Bay in San Diego.  We would spend the weekends sailing.   We took a celestial navigation course together in the evening, and right before we got married, we sailed to Catalina from San Diego,and back home with no problem.  

This was a picture of that sailboat he had.  His mother painted a picture of it sailing in Mission Bay.



When we moved to Northern California, John built a two masted sailboat, which we took to various locations when our girls were young.  Here if you look really close the girls are on the beach beside the boat.  Our girls are now in their 40's and have children of their own.



John went on to build 6 more boats, including a houseboat which we enjoyed for a number of years.  

Our decor has numerous sailboats, including pictures his mother painted, 


The Star of India in San Diego Bay


We have sailboat models all over the house.  This is a model John made of the 27 foot sailboat he built with two masts.  



We even have a medicine cabinet he built for our bathroom with a porthole and a ship on top.


Anyway I have been waiting for years (since 1996) to make this sailboat quilt. I had the flannel set aside.  When I was working, there just never seemed time.  We no longer sail, my husband is pretty much home-bound and disabled now, but we still have a love of sailboats.

The quilt top went rather quickly even with the hand-applique.  The only problem I had was when I went up to Fedex to get the ship patterns enlarged to 200% as stated in the directions, the guy that helped me did not do it right.  To enlarge the big ship, it need an oversized printer.  I did 4 of the ships, plus the large one before I figured it out.  

Fedex did redo the big one without charge and I was able to finish up.  This is the large ship second time around.



The quilt is 62 x 81 inches.
Flannel top 95%,
Flannel back
Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 Batting

Thanks for visiting my blog and if you have a chance please visit the other blogs on this hop!

Monday Feb 18th

Turid at densyendehimmel
Pamela at Pamelaquilts
Selina at Selinaquilts
Kathleen at Kathleenmcmusing
Tuesday Feb 19th
Jennifer at curlicuecreations
Stephanie at stephjacobsondesigns
Kathy at Kathysquilts
Shasta at high road quilter
Theresa at bumbleberrystitches

Wednesday Feb 20th
Sharon at Vrooman’s quilts
Suzy at Websterquilt
Nancy at patchworkbreeze
Karrin at karrinscrazyworld
Denise at craftraditions

Thursday Feb 21st
Leanne at Devoted Quilter
Jennifer at Dizzyquilter
Lee Anne at Podunk Pretties
Lyndsey at Sew Many Yarns

Friday Feb 22nd
Bea at Beaquilter
Barbara at Bejweledquilts
Marian at seams to be sew
Brenda at songbirddesigns









Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Dust off a Quilt Book Blog Hop, Day 2


TheDust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop continues on Day 2.  This is hosted by Bea of Beaquilter. This blog hop is where you take an old quilt book you have and make a project or block from it.  My day is tomorrow, Wednesday the 20th.  

The line up is as follows in case you haven't had a chance to visit yet.



Monday Feb 18th
Turid at densyendehimmel
Pamela at Pamelaquilts
Selina at Selinaquilts
Kathleen at Kathleenmcmusing

Tuesday Feb 19th
Jennifer at curlicuecreations
Stephanie at stephjacobsondesigns
Kathy at Kathysquilts
Shasta at high road quilter
Theresa at bumbleberrystitches


Wednesday Feb 20th
Sharon at Vrooman’s quilts
Suzy at Websterquilt
Nancy at patchworkbreeze
Karrin at karrinscrazyworld
Denise at craftraditions

Thursday Feb 21st
Leanne at Devoted Quilter
Jennifer at Dizzyquilter
Lee Anne at Podunk Pretties
Lyndsey at Sew Many Yarns

Friday Feb 22nd
Bea at Beaquilter
Barbara at Bejweledquilts
Marian at seams to be sew
Brenda at songbirddesigns


I was having a great time yesterday visiting blogs and making comments.  I look in my spam folder today and I have 8 mailer demon messages, saying my comments bounced.  This is what they look like.  I have contacted google (the majority of them are from gmail  users, 1 from yahoo (which is what I use), and one from someone using Comcast e-mail.   

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I contacted Yahoo help last night, and they got back to me this morning and told me it wasn't them, to contact postmaster at gmail. They haven't gotten back to me yet.  If you look up this google answer, it talks about bulk mailing, which I am not doing.  I am just making comments on blogs.  I am not making comments on a work e-mail.  It is a private email which I have had for years.  

This is making me crazy.  I cannot get an answer or help, and apparently there are a lot of people in the same predicament.   I have spent most of the morning and part of the afternoon on this researching.  










Sunday, February 17, 2019

Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop Coming Starts Tomorrow!




The Dust off a Quilt Book Blog Hop starts tomorrow.  This is hosted by Bea @Beaquilter.  This blog hop was one where you take an old quilt book you have and make a project or block from it.  I've been working on my project, and I hope to finish quilting it today and get the binding on.  My day is Wednesday the 20th.

The line-up is as follows:

Monday Feb 18th
Turid at densyendehimmel
Pamela at Pamelaquilts
Selina at Selinaquilts
Kathleen at Kathleenmcmusing

Tuesday Feb 19th
Jennifer at curlicuecreations
Stephanie at stephjacobsondesigns
Kathy at Kathysquilts
Shasta at high road quilter
Theresa at bumbleberrystitches


Wednesday Feb 20th
Sharon at Vrooman’s quilts
Suzy at Websterquilt
Nancy at patchworkbreeze
Karrin at karrinscrazyworld
Denise at craftraditions

Thursday Feb 21st
Leanne at Devoted Quilter
Jennifer at Dizzyquilter
Lee Anne at Podunk Pretties
Lyndsey at Sew Many Yarns

Friday Feb 22nd
Bea at Beaquilter
Barbara at Bejweledquilts
Marian at seams to be sew
Brenda at songbirddesigns


Thanks for stopping by, and be sure and come visit our blog hop.  There are sure to be some great projects.

Karrin

Slow Stitching Sunday

I'm hooking up to Kathy's Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday.   Mostly what I have been working on this week is quilting my project for a blog hop later this week. 

What I have been working on in the evening is this Flourishes block, by Piece of Cake Designs.  This is the 10th block out of 12 and I am looking forward to getting this quilt done.  It is a long time coming~


Just have 2 more flowers and a bunch of leaves and I can call this one done. 

Later this afternoon I will be sewing down the binding on my blog hop quilt.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Karrin

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Hand-Pieced QAL

I've been having so much fun with the Hand-Pieced QAL hosted by Patty at Elm Street Quilts and Kristin at Simple, Handmade, Everyday.

The block for week 4 went together for me effortlessly, it was close to perfect, until I discovered it was over 1/4" larger than the others.  I must have cut the squares out wrong.  So I trimmed it down, till there was almost no seam allowance left. 

So I ended up remaking the block. At least this one is the same size as the others!



I'll be linking up with the Hand-Pieced QAL link up on Patty's site at Elm Street Quilts.

Thanks for stopping by!  Karrin

Monday, February 11, 2019

Good Fortune Mystery Monday Link-up , Mail Surprise

This was the first year I participated in Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville Mystery which this year was called Good Fortune.   The pattern can now be purchased as a digital pattern at the Quiltville store here.

I had my top completed within a week of the reveal in early January and decided to donate my top to the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project.  You can find out more about that here at From My Carolina Home.  I contacted Carole and she hooked me up with a longarmer who graciously quilted my quilt.

I received a picture of the finished quilt this week, and was so happy to see it quilted, and on its way to being donated to one of the hurricane victims.  Irene did a lovely quilting with my top, and her friend the binding.  I really appreciate the time and effort she spent finishing up my top.  




I will be linking up with the Quiltville Mystery Monday Link-Up

I went out to the mail this afternoon and found a squishy filled with Island Batik widths of fabric  that I won from Wednesday Wait Loss at the Inquiring Quilter.  Thanks so much Jennifer, I really appreciate it.  It is so exciting to get squishies in the mail.



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Karrin