Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A whole lot of piecing going on

After all of the fun from the Fabri-Quilt New Block Hop last week, and the turning over of a new month, I find myself trying to catch up on what feels like an overwhelming number of projects.  I'm not sure why I do this to myself, but I do love every moment of it.

I took a moment this weekend to catch up on Bloglovin and as I was scrolling down the list of blog posts, a picture caught my eye.  I thought that looks familiar.  Then I realized someone had made my block Watermelon Taffy!!  Not only did they make my block they scaled everything by 6" and turned it into a full size quilt.  I also learned my block takes 152 pieces...oops.  I contacted Kat at Kat and Cat Quilts and she gladly said I could share her quilt top with you.


And one of the things I love most about the quilt, is that she made it for her charity Covered in Love.
 So I know that someday soon, this quilt will hopefully bring comfort to a family that is hurting.  Great work Kat! 

I settled in on Sunday and Monday for what I hoped would be a very successful piece-a-thon.  Even Oliver was pretty excited for the event to start.


I completed my block for the Pat Sloan Vacation Time quilt and part of the sashing blocks.  Sadly I didn't grab a picture of them.  I did grab a picture of Mr. Helpful trying to slow down the trimming process.


It's like he thinks they will trim themselves.  After clearing these out of the way, I was able to get my first color way of Cheryl's Midnight Mystery Quilt finished.



Then things started getting a bit sketchy...this was late Sunday evening and I decided to take a break to sew binding strips.  If I'm going to burn myself, this is always where it happens.  I have a really bad tendency to reach around the front of my iron to stretch the strips out.  Last time I caught my wrist...this time...


I got myself under my arm.  When will I learn?  A good possibility I won't.

Monday, I started on my second color way and the first piecing instructions for the Gypsy Queen Mystery Quilt over at Cora's Quilts.  I'm about half way done with both.

Second Color Way for the Midnight Mystery Quilt

First pieced blocks for the Gypsy Queen Mystery Quilt
One last peak at a project.  I signed up to be part of Sew Fresh Quilts blog hop in October for her Dog Gone Cute pattern.  I told myself I would only show snip-its of the project...like this one.


Oliver is less than happy about this quilting adventure, but I told him to get over himself.  But I can't hold back.  I did finish my first top for the blog hop.  My hopes are to have two mini's completed by October, with the second color way being completely different.  But I have to share this one because it is too cute not to.


I drove my husband crazy because every time I finished a block I held it up and exclaimed, "Does it get any cuter??"  Then added a small Arf, Arf.  I hope to start quilting on this one soon.  Now to decide on some sort of elaborate quilting or something simple.

And coming up this weekend--weather permitting--will be our guilds annual outside quilt show at the local river walk.  Last years was quite successful.  I love seeing all the beautiful quilts blowing in the breeze....it does the heart good.  So that about wraps things up for me.  I should probably get my bottom in gear and get some things finished.  



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12 comments:

Ruth said...

I love your projects - your dog gone cute is fab - poor Oliver!

Lorna McMahon said...

You and Oliver are such busy bees! What a wonderful selection of blocks you are working on! Hope your burn heals up quickly. I have often thought of how easily that could be done while making binding myself!

Debra said...

Ouch! Great projects though. The pups are adorable.... maybe Oliver needs a kitty quilt in the future.

Emma Robertson said...

I've got a bit of catching up to do on my sewing as well at the moment. I also have an identical burn on the inside of my arm from doing exactly the same thing, reaching around the iron. I really must learn to pick it up and move it!!

Stitchin At Home said...

You are not alone in the burn department I burnt my finger today. I don't know how that iron got so darn close to my finger.

Tracy Hansen said...

Your quilt looks fantastic!!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Wow! You are so productive! The puppy quilt is adorable! Great colors!

Pedal Sew Lightly said...

Sorry about that burn. I gave myself a real nasty one a few years ago on my tummy when I was trying to touch up a shirt I was still wearing! I did learn from that one. Love your pups. I almost went with that C&S collection for my second DGC. I've been second guessing my decision but now I'm glad I chose an alternate since you have already used it. Now you need to make one of Oliver with Elizabeth Hartman's cat pattern. He may forgive you when he sees how cute he is!

quiltnparty.com said...

Those puppies are SO cute!!! I love how you were "annoying" your husband after each block. I can't get over how much you have accomplished this week! I still need to do my SiaS for the Midnight Mystery Quilt.

JanineMarie said...

Wow, what a lot to love in this post! Well, except for that burn. Quilting is a hazardous occupation. I hope it's not too painful. Thanks for sharing Cat's version of your block. It makes me want to more than ever make a giant block quilt.
Those puppies are so cute--I hope Oliver forgives you.

inchworming said...

You're quilt turned out adorable! Arf! Arf!

Sandra Walker said...

Wow you are one busy girl, Tish! Love your dogs, and yep, as I said to Lisa this morning, I'm starting to cave, crumbling fast to make some of these. Absolutely LOVE the look on Oliver's face, his unrepeatable words he's spitting in his head rather obvious... I have to get at Cheryl's second step today. Going to finish catching up on a few blogs and head to my machine right now.

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