Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Star Quilt--Finish

Here's to a quilt that was 10 years in the making.  I have no idea what the name of the pattern is.  As I recall, I think it came from a magazine?  I wanted so badly to make this quilt because I was in love with the stars in stars.

I was surprised to find two pictures from when I was piecing it. 
I'm not sure what was going through my head when I decided on this very fall orange and brown leaf theme.  I believe they were a result of a trip to a Joann's Fabrics.

At the time of its piecing, a close friend of mine had a mother that just got a long arm and wanted practice.  I gladly gave her this quilt to do what ever she wanted.  She did a beautiful job quilting it. Sadly after it came home, it set for almost 10 years...completely forgotten about.

Now that it is all finished up and marked off the UFO list (yay!!) it is time to gift it to another friend.  It will look fabulous in her living room!

I'm hoping I run into this pattern again somewhere in my sewing stuff.  I've always loved the pattern and with more sewing skills under my belt, I want to quilt one of my own.  

Here's to crossing a UFO off the list and a toast to many more to come!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

To-Do #8

Last week's list:

1) Continue cutting on The Great Outdoors Quilt--progress

All the pieces are cut, except for the panel and two fabrics.  So this one saw some major progress this week.  But to finish this OMG by the end of the month, I still have some cutting to accomplish.

2) Piece two child donation quilts--done

Our guild is collecting quilts all year to donate to our local DHHR for children.  I am happy to say that the two I wanted to piece this week came together super quick.  I would love to have them finished by our March meeting.

3) Quilt on Mosaic Mystery--progress

The quilting rulers are out and I'm officially quilting this one.  Slow and steady will win the race and I can't wait till this one is finished.

4) Work on one of the two UFO challenge projects; Flying Geese Quilt or Floral Fireburst

I was so concentrated on the other items on the list, I completely forgot this was on the list.

This week's list:

1) Continue quilting (maybe to half way point) on Mosaic Mystery Quilt
2)  Since I have the backings pieced, I would love to get the charity quilts basted
3)  Finish cutting the fabrics for The Great Outdoors quilt
4)  Write a post on the Star UFO quilt
5)  Decide on OMG for March

Saturday, February 22, 2020

UFO Busting #96

Welcome back to another weekend of UFO busting!  This week I was totally distracted by two squirrels.  When those little critters come knocking I just have to open the door and let them in to entertain me.  Our guild has decided to make quilts for our local DHHR to give to children that are removed from their homes.  It's all I could think about so I immediately went to work, making two small quilt.s

Quilting these will not take long and I'm hoping to sneak them in sometime before our meeting in March.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

To-Do #7

Last week's list:

1)  Begin quilting Mosaic Mystery

This one isn't finished by a long shot.  I got the basting stitches along the outside edge of the border and stitched between the inside and outside borders.   

2)  Piece Out West Blocks--Done

I am happy to report that both color way blocks are complete!  It feels good to be able to put this tote up until next month.

3)  Start cutting on The Great Out Doors Quilt

No fabrics where cut, but the pattern is printed and I am ready to slice and dice.

This week's list:

1) Continue cutting on The Great Outdoors Quilt
2) Piece two child donation quilts
3) Quilt on Mosaic Mystery
4) Work on one of the two UFO challenge projects; Flying Geese Quilt or Floral Fireburst

Saturday, February 15, 2020

UFO Busting #95

Welcome back to another weekend of UFO Busting.  I have a finish that is a UFO to celebrate but no sad is that??

Hopefully, the sun will come back out and I can get pictures soon.  What I did do this week, I attended the guild meeting and participated in an ugly fat quarter drawing.  I'm actually pretty pleased with the two I got.

I have no idea what I will make, but with a PEZ fabric it has to be fun.

While I didn't do much sewing myself this week, I have a new person wanting to join me in sewing.  My cousin has always been very supportive of my quilting and very inquisitive as well.  This week he dipped is toe in the sewing water and I helped him cut and begin piecing a quilt that will be for his daughter.

He's totally conquered half square triangles and I predict he will be sewing circles around me in no time.  I love it.

Speaking of love, hearts and red where floating around last week's party.  Nancy at Grace and Peace Quilting was definitely feeling the love.  And I just might be too.

Nancy joined in with Molly at Lovely Threads quilt along for her Show Love pattern.  I have to admit, this has me wanting to drop everything and make this small project.  Make sure you pop over and show Nancy some love.

Next up we have Roseanne and Sue over at Home Sewn By Us.  They have decided to play along with Project Quilting this year and the weekly theme challenges they give.  The latest challenge was hearts.  Something with hearts.

They were able to whip up this adorable little heart hanging for their door to greet loved ones when the come over.  I know that makes me feel the love.  Make sure you stop over and heart this sweet little wall hanging.

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

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

To-Do Tuesday #6

Last week's list:

1) Baste Mosaic Mystery Quilt--Done

This one is just waiting on me to start the quilting.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

UFO Busting #94

I just want to say, for a ground hog that didn't see his shadow, promising an early spring, it sure was pouring the snow down here yesterday.  That's ok, it's the perfect excuse to stay in and make the sewing machines buzz and the rotary cutters slice and dice.  I've been so busy with Operation Dishwasher 2020, that not much sewing has happened over here.  It's mostly been kitchen purge and reorganize, but this weekend, I hope to relax with some sewing.

Putting the finishing touches (aka binding) on this so old UFO, I completely forgot it existed, is number one on the agenda this weekend.  I will be gifting it to a friend so I better get my butt in gear.

Friday, February 7, 2020

February OMG

As per usual with me, I'm sneaking this post in as the hour glass sands are running thin.  It's time to link up and join Patty over at Elm Street Quilts with her One Monthly Goal link up.  Honestly, there were so many things on my list I could pick from I had trouble deciding.  However I decided to go with a new quilt project, though I've had the quilt kit almost two years.  

My cousin purchased this quilt kit in hopes that he and I could make it together for his dad.  It is The Bear Creek Quilting Company's The Great Outdoors quilt.

Picture from The Bear Creek Quilting Company
You can get your copy of the free pattern here.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

To-Do Tuesday #5

Last week's list:

1) Finish piecing A Flower Bouquet--Done

It feels like I drug piecing this quilt out way to long.  I'm happy to say the top is finished, though not the best inside picture.  It will have to wait a little bit to be quilted, but I'm hopeful I can finish it this year.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

UFO Busting #93

Happy 1st day of February!  Let's get this month and party started!  This week I've been working on my A Flower Bouquet quilt.  I am bound and determined to get this thing pieced if it kills me.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

To-Do Tuesday #4

Kind of an oopsie over here.  There was no to-do list last week.  Honestly, I didn't even tackle a thing on the list from the week before, so I just kind of let it slide to last week.  So here is my progress on the last to-do list.

Last week's list (technically from two weeks ago)

1) Trim and press all 100 HST blocks for the Gravity Quilt--done

This was like a two week effort, but happy to say all these 8.5" HST's are all trimmed up.  My quilting accountability partner, has her's all laid out ready to piece.  Time for me to figure my layout and join her.

Monday, January 27, 2020

January OMG Finish

I'm over here doing a little happy dance!  For the month of January, I decided to join Patty over at Elm Street Quilts in her One Monthly Goal (OMG) party.  This month, I wanted to finish piecing Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs Mosaic Mystery Quilt.  As of yesterday, my goal was completed.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

UFO Busting #92

Welcome back to the last UFO Busting parting in January.  Is it just me or does it seem like this month was three months long?  Good news, next month we get one extra day for sewing!  This week, I pressed on with the Mosaic Mystery quilt.  I basically finished the quilt top.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

UFO Busting #91

Happy Saturday!  And you know what that means, it's time for us to get down and party and celebrate those finishes and not finishes and furry little squirrels running around our sewing room.  This week hasn't been quite as productive as I would have liked, but one step at a time. 

I did managed to get all 100 HST's sewn and pressed for the Gravity quilt.  I even matched my manicure to the fabrics, which felt like a big win.  Hopefully, by the end of the week I can say that they are all trimmed as well.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

To-Do Tuesday #3

Last week's list

1)  Piece the Mosaic Mystery Quilt's rows.--Done

I was able to get all the rows pieced together and even pinned to begin sewing.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

UFO Busting #90

Welcome back to another addition of UFO Busting.  It's been a crazy week.  There was a full moon.  Did you feel it?  I know I sure did, it's like everyone lost their marbles, but things are leveling back out and returning to normal.  Even though the week didn't lead to much sewing I still managed to work on a few things.

I finished up all the diagonal blocks for the Mosaic Mystery Quilt and hopefully tomorrow will be able to make the rows come together.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

To-Do Tuesday-#2

It feels good to be starting the year off right!  Although, starting something is usually pretty easy.  You're pepped.  You're ready.  You are going to do this!  It's the long term that sometimes trips you up.  I'm optimistic that us all being in this together, the long term is going to be easy.  Everything is better with friends.

Last week's list...

1) Work on and finish all of the instructions for the Mosaic Mystery Quilt--so close

This one was almost completed.  I got all the pieces except the diagonal blocks finished.  Considering the final layout was released last Thursday and I was basically starting at the beginning I will take this as a win.  I had a few mis-cuts that kinda slowed things down.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

UFO Busting #89

A little more fireworks please!  I'm still ringing in the New Year over here.  I'm just not quite ready to stop.  A few days before the end of the year, I was able to celebrate my last finish, my 3D challenge project and official last Island Batik Ambassador project Positively 3D.  You can read more about it here.

I just love how it looks like you could reach out and grab those pluses right off the quilt.

Friday, January 3, 2020


It's been forever since I've set a monthly goal for myself but I'm back and ready to crack that whip.  I am joining in with Patty at Elm Street Quilts for her monthly link up to encourage us to tackle just one thing for the month (and there is prizes...shhhh).  This month I will be tackling piecing the Mosaic Mystery Quilt designed and hosted by Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs.

I had set a goal last week to get all of the block pieces pieced and I'm almost there.  

My goal for the month will be to take all the pieces and turn them into a finished quilt top.  This will hopefully allow me to get the quilt finished before the parade of quilts in March.  This also means that this quilt will have never hit my UFO list and that is something to celebrate!!!

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