Saturday, July 13, 2019

UFO Busting #66

Welcome to UFO Busting late 4th of July style.  It's been such a crazy two weeks that last weekend came and went before I realized I missed my own party.  If anyone can be late to their own funeral...I'm pretty sure it will be me.  I want to show you all the amazing sewing I've been doing, but dang it, it's pretty much all secret sewing for upcoming events.  So my question is what can I show you??  How about this.

These are my fabrics for Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs Mosaic Mystery QAL.  

I am super excited to sew along with Cheryl and all the others that will join in and I am happy to announce that I will be sponsoring a prize at the end of QAL.  I cannot wait to cut into these fabrics next month!

What I need to be doing, is getting my behind in gear and starting the Island Batik Artsy Fartsy Challenge.  In my head it looks beautiful.  Since you can't see in my head, I will tell you it has been inspired by this sign that hangs in my new office and all of the great folks at my new job.

There has been great leaps and bounds made in my quilting room.  Extra shelves have been added which as allowed me to organize all my works in progress, quilt kits and items that need quilted.  This is a sneak peak of the progress.

Hopefully, it will be all finished soon and I can share it with you.

Now for a few highlights from our last party.  First up we have Wendy and Pieceful Thoughts of my Quilting Life.  Wendy was able to bust out a patriotic UFO finish just in time to celebrate Independence Day. 

I just love the wavy line quilting Wendy chose for this one.  It makes me think of fire works shooting into the sky.  Absolutely perfect for the holiday.

Next up we have Emily at The Darling Dogwood and her Dog Gone Cute UFO finish.

Here we have Ivy, dog model for one of the blocks, posing with the finished quilt.  I just want to boop all those snoots!  Make sure you hop over to congratulate Emily and Wendy on their finishes!!

Now it's your turn.  Let's see what you've been up to in my absence.  Link up below and tell us all about it.

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Now I will leave you with the shocker for the week.  The daughter has been away at state 4H camp all week.  I got a text from her early in the week saying guess what I'm doing?  I'm making a table runner.  Now this child has protested even setting at the sewing machine for as long as I can remember, so I surely I had to have read that wrong.

Sure enough I read it correctly.  I spoke to her briefly on the phone and asked if she thought she'd like to try more, but I wouldn't say she was like "YASSSSS!"  So we shall see.  Small steps.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

UFO Busting #65

I am celebrating another finish over here.  A small one, but they count just as much as the big ones!  Last week I wrapped up working on the June Island Batik Try It! challenge.  My poison of choice was the quilt as you go method.  I can definitely see why this is a desirable method with quilters.

Once you finish the piecing, you basically have a finished quilt!  No UFO's here.  You can read more about my experience with QAYG and the mini quilt Scottish Thistle here.

Other than that, I'm still squeaking in a special quilt for Island Batik that will be revealed in July and my August project.  Needless to say, things are a bit crazy over here.  So without further ado let's look at what was going on the last time we partied.

There was a UFO finish!  Gail at Quilting Gail finished up her 6th UFO of the year.  It dates back to 2016 and is made a beautiful blues.

In other exciting Gail news, she will be hosting an upcoming marathon!  It's one I totally think I could participate in and not have a heart attack too!  This will be a baby quilt marathon.  Make sure you hop over to Quilting Gail and congratulate her on her finish and read more about this social sewing opportunity.

Now it's your turn.  Link up below and tell us what you've been up to.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Try It! Scottish Thistle

How do we grow in life if we do not try new things?  This month that is exactly what Island Batik challenged us ambassadors to do.  I had to put some thought into this one...what exactly would I like to try?  My first thought was English Paper Piecing and hexies, but as June rolled around I just wasn't feeling it.  Then it came to me QAYG or quilt as you go. 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

UFO Busting #64

I think I have finally emerged from my sick state and joined everyone in the real world.  A head/chest cold in summer is never fun, but I guess someone has to give those germs a place to live and die.  I may have been down, but I did manage to celebrate two finishes and start some new projects.

Heats on Fire my Make it Modern challenge quilt for Island Batik saw it's finish.  Quite frankly it still has me all hot and bothered.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Passion Flowers Fat Quarter Fun

A few months ago, while part of the 2018 Aurifil Artisan team, I was offered the chance to play with fat quarters from Anna Maria Horner's Passion Flowers line of fabric.  Oh my yummy goodness!

Monday, June 3, 2019

Make It Modern-Hearts on Fire

First up a thousand apologies that this post hasn't gone live until June 3rd.  The challenge quilt was actually finished before the end of May but really icky weather and a head cold that came from no where really put the post on hold.  Hopefully all the quilty fun makes up for it.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

UFO Busting #63

What did I learn last month?  May waits for no one.  Happy first of June!  May was a month of party and celebration with little time for sewing.  I'm hoping June brings some catch up time and slower days.  First up, the daughter is all graduated and stuff!

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