Saturday, August 29, 2020

HQAL, Slow Sunday Stitching

Another three weeks has passed since we last checked in for the Hand Quilt Along.  I have finished a number of hand projects.  

I finished the Kathy Schmitz stichery.

I finished the EPP'd block from the Pieces From the Past Stitch Along @ Melva Loves Scraps.

Right now for hand stitching, and what I will be working on for Slow Sunday Stitching are this tea towel designed by Stitcher's Revolution.   My sister is a wine drinker, and this is the third tea towel I am making for her for Christmas.

Also I'll be working on the Ella Maria Deacon blocks for this month.  I did finish one hand applique.

On Sunday, I will be working on this next one.

Be sure and visit the other Hand Quilt Along Links below to see what others have been up to.

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.

I will also be linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  This is also my weekly motivation checking other's links.

Last Sunday, daughter Katie and I went to our hairdresser's who has been working out of her garage.  We got a picture after we had our hair done, 

Katie's birthday was on Monday, and I finished quilting this quilt for her gift.   It was a Partners in Design QAL from 2018.  Katie loves owls, so I thought this would be perfect for her.  She loved it!

This was actually Katie and her kids on her birthday. 

I had these two grandchildren, John and Klara on Thursday and Friday home-schooling.   They have been home schooling at my other daughter's house this whole Covid mess, and their cousin Keaton has been watching them this summer at his house.  Since Kristen was back helping granddaughter Kyleigh moved into her dorm, they asked me to take over so there would be adult supervision.  

Also this week I did two more blocks of the Quilt Along by the Sea by Partners in Design.  I think I like the turtle the best.  The sun was supposed to have eyes and a smile, but I just pieced those in another shade of yellow.  I really didn't like the original version.  I might change his eyes and put some shades on, still deciding.  

Thanks for stopping by, and hope you have a nice, safe week.  

Thursday, August 27, 2020

One Monthly Goal-August

I continue to appreciate this monthly motivation to keep me on task for One Monthly Goal, and I appreciate Patty hosting this @Elm Street Quilts.  Link-ups can be done at that link.

My One Monthly Goal for August was to quilt this top which I made several years ago as a Partners in Design quilt along.  I wanted to quilt this and gift it to daughter Katie whose birthday was the 24th of August.

I did achieve my goal this month, and she she was thrilled with the gift!

I will be linking up at Elm Street Quilts, One Monthly Goal.  Thanks Patty for continuing to motivate us!

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching

It's been another busy week, amid the heat, and fires, and smoke of Northern California.   While we do not have any imminent fires around us, the skies have been brown since last week, there has been ash falling from the sky and smoke so bad I need to wear a mask to mow and water outside.   The nearest fires right now are probably 30-50 miles away.

I've accomplished a lot this week, despite having a migraine a whole day due to the smoke.  This is last week's block for the Pieces From the Past Sewalong by Melva @ Melva Loves Scraps.  This one is called Indiana Star.  It was published in the Kansas  City Star July 21, 1937. 

I also finished two blocks for the QAL by the Sea.  This one was designed by Jennifer Fulton @The  Inquiring Quilter.  

This week's block was designed by April Adams @Janda Bend Quilts.  

I also finished last month's block of Cassandra's Circle BOM by Barbara Brackman @ Civil War Quilts.

I took a picture of all the blocks together and realized the block on the far right, with the purple mulberries was out of character with the rest of the blocks, which are mostly blue.  Hard to see in this poor light.   But I took those purple mulberries off and replaced with some blue ones.

Lastly I finished the quilting on this fall quilt for my daughter's birthday on Monday.  It was a Partners in Design QAL from 2 years ago.  My daughter loves owls, so I thought this would be perfect for her.

So for Slow Sunday Stitching this week I will be working on a new tea towel.  I finished the chocolate one. 

I got this new transfer pack from Stitchers Revolution. 

I've got this wine one ready to stitch for my sister. 

I'll be linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching on Kathy's Quilts.  Head on over and check out what everyone has been up to. 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching

Another busy week has passed.  I have been trying to get caught up on the BOMS I have been working on, since I had worked on granddaughter Kyleigh's BD gifts, and had gotten a little behind. 

Kyleigh and her dad made their way back East last week, stopping in Yellowstone and various other places along the way. 

My other 4 grandchildren have started virtual school this past week.  The two older boys are Kyleigh's brothers Keaton and Jaeger.  Keaton has been watching his two younger cousins this summer.  This was the first day of school picture this year.  

So this week I started and completed this Kathy Schmitz stitchery from the One Stitch at a Time Club.  I really like the way this one came out. 

I also finished the last block from Pieces from the Past Sew Along by Melva @Melva Loves Scraps.  These are blocks originally from the Kansas City Star.  Melva got special permission from C&T Publishing her to share these blocks with us.  This is called the Russian Sunflower.  

This week for Slow Sunday Stitching @ Kathy's Quilts I plan to work on last month's Cassandra's Circle block, the Wild Rose.   Right now I just have the stems down, and the center flower.

Next up, will be finishing up this tea towel.  I set it aside before.  This is the second time I have made this design.  It will be for my sister for Christmas.

I will be linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching @ Kathy's Quilts,  Be sure and head over there and see what everyone else has been up to.  I always get my weekly inspiration reading about what everyone has been doing.  

Saturday, August 08, 2020

HQAL, Slow Sunday Stitching

Another three weeks have passed, and time to check in again for the Hand Quilt Along.  Last time, I was just starting the embroidery from Kathy Schmitz's One Stitch at a Time Club.  I did finish that project.

I also worked on and completed two gifts for granddaughter Kyleigh's 20th BD in a couple of weeks.  She headed back to college this weekend, and I wanted to celebrate with her before she left.  She is a 3rd year nursing student, and she will be one of the groups allowed back to do their clinical.

Anyway, I made her a memory book, with family pictures and little words of wisdom, and memories. 

I also made her a mini wall hanging.  She admired the one I had made.  This is my own design. 

Kyleigh loved  both projects, and I received a beautiful thank you note in the mail today.  She also got her braces off before she left!

So after I finished those projects, I have been working to get caught up on the BOM's I'm working on before August blocks come out.

First was a private BOM I am participating in.  It is a Christmas theme.

Next I finished July's Ella Maria Deacon blocks.  This is offered through Sentimental Stitches.

Also this week, the QAL by the Sea quilt along started.   This is offered by Partner's in Design.   This week's block was by Pretty Piney Quilts.     I love ocean-themed anything, so I had to join this one. 

What I will be doing for my Slow Sunday Stitching this week is working on this month's Kathy Schmitz's stitchery  "Be Kind". 

I also need to prep last week's Pieces from the Past block from Melva Loves Scraps.  It is an English Paper Pieced project this time. 

Be sure and check out the Hand Quilting Links below and get some inspiration. 

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.

I will also be linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching @ Kathy's Quilts.  Check out those links too for more inspiration.  

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

New Blog Hops Coming Soon!

A couple of new blog hops are coming up, both hosted by ladies who have the greatest Blog Hops,
Carla @ Creatin in the Sticks, and Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt.

There is the Hello Fall Blog Hop September 21-24th hosted by Carla @ Creatin in the Sticks .  For this one, my day will be September 21st, the first day.  The idea behind this one is to stitch up something inspired by Fall.  I love fall, so this one really appeals to me.

From the Heart Blog Hop, hosted by Carol @Just Let Me Quilt.  The idea behind this one is to make a small gift you would give someone.  My day on this is October 27th. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

One Monthly Goal-August

Well I have not made my goal two months in a row, which was to finish my own bed quilt into king sized.  I seem to have a mental block on this one, or I have had too much going on recently.

So for August I plan to move on, what I would like to do is quilt this Fall Into a QAL, a BOM that was offered by Partners in Design several years ago.   I'm going to give it to my daughter for her BD the end of August. 

I'll be linking up at Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal.   I truly appreciate this monthly motivation, and want to thank Patty again for all she does!

Thanks for stopping by!  

Monday, August 03, 2020

350 Blocks Project

The goal for June was 31 blocks, and I did the equivalent of 32 blocks.

Holly Baskets:  I counted this as 9 blocks, counting the center as 1, and the pieced borders as 8.

2)  Kyleigh's BD miniquilt   1 block.

Tea Towels:  I did 2 more of these:  

And 1 of these.

Stitchery:  5 blocks

Masks:  12 more

Private BOM:  1 block

Days From the Past BOM by Melva Loves Scraps  1 block

That's it for this month.  I will be reporting my numbers in at Prairie Moon Quilts.