Saturday, November 9, 2019

UFO Busting #81

Welcome back for another edition of UFO Busting, where we celebrate all things UFO and not UFO.  We are basically just partying and calling it something...tell everyone!  This week Island Batik kicked the party off with the A Piece Of blog hop. 

This blog hop will be highlighting all the beautiful Summer 2019 collection fabrics soon to be in stores near you and the lucky ambassadors chosen to work with these collections!  This week, Black Pear (Janet and Emily), Blue Sea (Dione and Laura), Islander (Anja and Lori) and Little Sir Little Miss (Suzie and Alison), were highlighted.  Make sure you hop over to Island Batik and the above ambassador's pages to see these beautiful fabrics and finds some awesome giveaways!

This week, I found myself working with a strip set of the mouth watering Black Pearl fabric line.  I will be using it to complete the Tool Time challenge for those of us not in the blog hop.  I'm just braiding away over here.

I can't wait to tell you about the cool ruler I'm using to make this friendship braid come together.

With no finishes to celebrate in my quilt room this week, let's look at some people who had finishes last week.  First up we have Wendy at Pieceful Thoughts of my Quilting Life.  With her finish, Wendy reminds us of some important advice...

Make sure you hop over and tell her "good job!" and read about how she created the pop effect with those letters with her background quilting.

Next up we have Chris at Chris Knits Sews and a UFO finish...that she wasn't even expecting to finish!

Piecing this Bonnie Hunter QAL quilt was her OMG for the month.  Not only did she get it pieced, she got it quilted!  You go Chris!  To read more about this funny story...(funny why? because she was avoiding quilting in the first place) click on over to Chris and tell her congratulations on this unexpected finish.

Now it's your turn.  Link up below and show us what you have been up to this week.

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Saturday, November 2, 2019

UFO Busting #80

Happy November to everyone!  What a week weather wise.  Earlier this week, it was all fall and a warm fuzzy 70F.  Last night, woo we, hello thirty and a spitting of the white stuff (nothing on the ground though).  I do have to share the scariest Halloween picture I saw on Facebook.

This picture of terror was posted by my friends Roseanne and Sue over at Home Sewn By Us.  I know it made me hide in my bed with my head covered.  Ladies I do hope if you are reading this you are staying warm.  Actually, it's quite a beautiful picture.

This week, I finished my Island Batik October challenge, Top It Off.  While most ambassadors where dreaming of big fat turkeys or the jolly ol' fat guy, I was feeling the love over here.

I went with Valentines Day, hearts and sexy quilting.  Momma needs some romance in her life.  If I quilt it, maybe he will come?  You can read more about this creation of love here.

Last weekend, while finishing up the quilting of the table runner, I joined in on the fun that is #missingmarket over on Instagram.

If you've never heard of this event, check out my post here; read about the fun photo challenges and how you can win prizes and make new friends, just by posting to Instagram.  It's a great time and hosts Kim (gogokim) and Natalie (sewhungryhippie) always do an amazing job keeping the energy going!

This week, I'm celebrating the Top It Off event.  Two other Island Batik Ambassadors linked up last week.  First up we have Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing and she went full on Halloween!

Not only did she create one super cool Halloween topper, but she created a second one as well.  Now get on over to visit her and check out the second one!  Don't forget to say "Trick or Treat!"

Next up is another, two toppers in one month rock star, Sandra at mmm!quilts.  She celebrated October with fun Thanksgiving themed table runners.  Since the US celebrates ours in November, let's take a look at her Greta the Gobbler.

I just love that 3D beak!  Sandra also created another table runner Giving Thanks, but with beautiful turquoise and orange pumpkins.  Don't take my word for it.  Go check it out!  I know I'm thankful everyday, I have her in my life.

So now it's your turn.  Let's see what you've been up to this past week.  Link up below and tell us all about it.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Top It Off-Island Batik Challenge

It's Island Batik challenge time again.  This month we were challenged with Top It Off, create a holiday themed table topper and use applique.

First part of the challenge, assess my Island Batik Ambassador stash and figure out what holiday I would tackle.  A bundle of blenders caught my eye, and I knew when paired with the solid white batik..I could make a beautiful Valentines Day runner.

Look at all those beautiful purples, pinks and turquoise!  It makes my heart go pitter patter.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019


OMG you all!  Fall #missingmarket on Instagram was the bomb!  What is #missingmarket?  Twice a year (fall and spring), the super amazing Kim @gogokim and Natalie @sewhungryhippie organize a photo challenge event for those of us not lucky enough to attend Quilt Market.  During the three days of market several hosts through out the day will challenge us with different photo prompts.  Post your picture, make sure you tag the hosts and use the appropriate hashtags and you can be entered into drawings for some very cool prizes.  Plus, the hashtags make it super easy to visit everyone in the quilting community to see their photos.  Its an excellent opportunity for you make lots and lots of quilty friends!

I thought it might be fun to share a post of the different photo prompts and my pictures for each challenge.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

UFO Busting #79

Its been all hustle and bustle over here this fall with lots of changes coming soon.  My baby girl is getting ready to have some adventures of her own and life has been all about getting her ready for her next adventure, which should (in theory) leave me with more time for chasing UFO's.  This week was all about the applique. 

I added trees, a moon and borders to the landscape piece.  I may try to sneak quilting in after I finish up the October Island Batik project this weekend.  I don't foresee a ton of quilting on this project, just some thread painting to try to give it more life.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

UFO Busting #77

This week has been a little out of this world for the way of Pat Sloan's Out of This World Quilt Along Quilt.  I was hoping to have a finished quilt top to bring to the party, but that was not to be.  I do have all the blocks completed, they just need turned into a quilt top.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

UFO Busting #76

Just curious, did anyone notice my mistake at last week's party?  It wasn't #78, it was really #76.  I think I was in a cloud from my pending quilt top finish...a quilter's high....that will do it to you.  So speaking of that high, I did finish piecing the September Island Batik Child's Play challenge with no time to spare.

You can read more about my quilt top Kaleidoscope here

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