Saturday, November 28, 2020

UFO Busting #126


Welcome back!  It's time for another addition of UFO Busting.  No UFO's for me this week, just a current project and of course another to make I need anymore of those.  I made major progress on two small projects that will end up being presents.

This one is turning out even cuter than it was in my head and I'll be super excited to share it with you when it's finished!

And my newest addiction and source of quilt distraction comes from Angela Walters.  The Midnight Quilt Show maybe gone, but thanks to her the Midnight Quilter lives on!  So far she has released three hilarious episodes.  I have to admit I have been sucked into the second episode,  Wide Hedges.  As soon as I watched this video I knew this would be my next bed quilt.  

So with a little retail therapy, I think I can see a new quilt in my future...only 8pm is the new midnight for me.  You can check out Angela's video for Wide Hedges here

With December right around the corner, I have to say I'm starting to feel the Christmas spirit coming on.  And from the looks of last week's party I'm not the only one.  Rita at Quiltpiecer is feeling it too.

She just finished up this darling Charming Christmas Quilt.  I love all the little fun prints that make up this holiday version of Jacob's Ladder.  And let me tell you, the back is just as fun as the front!  Make sure you pop over to congratulate her on her finish and check out the back of this quilt!

Reminding us that Santa is always watching we have Frèdèrique at Quilting Patchwork Appliquè.

She has been working on this cute little table runner.  I LOVE the little applique Santa.  Make sure you pay her a visit and check out the fun little quilting details she is adding as she goes!

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

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As for me, I also brought home some Christmas fabrics.

If I can't give out Christmas smiles at passer byers, I'll cover my face with Christmas prints.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

To-Do Tuesday #15


Overall, I have to say my last week's list has kept me on track and helped me to show forward progress.  So this week I'm joining in over at Home Sewn By Us to share my goals for this week.

Goal 1) Finish blocks for charity raffle quilt--Done

I was able to complete all twelve blocks I wanted to donate to the guild's charity quilt and get them delivered to the appropriate people.  

Goal 2)  Baste the T-shirt Quilt-- Done

After they received a good pressing and stretching, this project is pinned together and ready for quilting.

Goal 3)  Write about finished baby quilt--Done

I'm not sure why I put this off for so long, but the post is up and you can read about the adorable quilt I made to stand in for the other quilt I wanted to make here.

Goal 4)  Bring back UFO Busting--Done

I am happy to report I kept on writing, and the UFO Busting linky party happened on Saturday!  Make sure you stop by and check out all those that linked up!

This week's goals:

1)  Finish piecing the "real" baby quilt and a bonus gift.

2)  Make a few more masks for co-workers.

3)  Dig out Christmas shirts for my self made (and only participant) "wear a Christmas shirt to work everyday till Christmas" party

4)  Finish quilting red, white and blue wall hanging.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

UFO Busting #125


I'm back!  My story is I was abducted by UFO's...maybe not, but I'm back.  So was there any UFO busting during my hiatus?  Sadly, no, but I'm working hard to make sure the few things I'm starting to work on do not become UFO's.

 This week, I shared a post about the official finish of my Place Holder Baby Quilt.  You can read more about it here.  

I've also been busy at creating blocks for our guild's 2021 charity quilt.  

Using six different fabrics, I created a total of twelve blocks to donate to the quilt.  Even though as a group we have not been able to meet for months, we are trying to find ways to work together as a group.  

And this week has seen me working on a quilt I have been commissioned to make.

Hopefully soon it will find itself buzzing under my needle and headed to a new home in time for Christmas.  

Now it's your turn.  What has been buzzing under your needle the past few weeks??  Feel free to link up more than one post today.  We would love to see what you have been up to while I've been hibernating.  

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Place Holder Baby Quilt

 I am in love with how this little quilt turned out!  It was made by using two charm packs of Sandy Gervais's Flirt fabric line for Moda.  The pattern is Four Square Layer Cake Quilt by Sherri McConnell and is a free pattern over at Moda Fabrics.  The original pattern makes a 70"x 80" quilt, which I made back in 2012 for my mom's birthday.

When I found out my co-worker and his wife were expecting their first baby, I knew I would make a quilt.  I ordered a special print of fabric that the mother loved to use in the quilt.  Unfortunately, I knew it wouldn't arrive in time for me to make a quilt for the shower.  So I needed a cute quilt ASAP to use as what I call the "place holder" quilt.  It's a quilt.  And it's your quilt.  But it's not the original quilt I's still in the works...this is just a place holder.  Yes, you keep both quilts.  Only a quilter would think like that, right?

So, I quickly got to work on the place holder quilt.

I knew I wanted to stitch fun scallops in the border, so I opted for a larger sized border than what the pattern called for.  Bigger is better in most things.

I quilted all the curves using Natalia Bonner's 4-N-1 Mini Ruler.  All of the quilting was done using a 50wt light pink Aurifil thread.

To finish this one off, I opted for a flanged binding.  It's probably my favorite way to bind a quilt.

I am happy to report the quilt has been delivered and is patiently waiting on the little bundle of joy to arrive.  For me, I need to get to work on the "real quilt".  Arrival date for baby is mid January, so that's like a million years in quilter's math.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

To-Do Tuesday


Okay.  Wow.  I don't think I've ever taken a break from blogging this long (okay maybe once before).  I've decided today is the day to come back.  Sometimes, life just gets in the way.  I haven't really been quilting that much, so there hasn't been much to share.  Hopefully, this list will get me stitching and see some progress being made.

1)  Finish blocks for charity raffle quilt

Every year our guild does a raffle quilt and donates the money to a local charity.  Even with the Covid craziness we are trying to whip one up.  Everyone was challenged with making two blocks.  I have four made but hope to have a total of 12 to offer up.  I'm hoping by the weekend, I will have all made and ready to turn in.

2)  Baste a T-shirt quilt.

I have been hired to make a t-shirt quilt for a friend's's a paid gig, so why not.  Now all that's left to do is baste it up and get to quilting.

3)  Write about a finished baby quilt.

This sweet little quilt has been finished and gifted for over a month.  I don't think a post happened because something is wrong with my camera and I didn't get the pictures I wanted.  However, I have several from my phone, so enough is enough.  It's time for a post.

4)  Bring back UFO busting!

Oh my's been over a month since I partied.  This Saturday,  I hope to be back and partying with everyone!

That's it for today...keep the list small.  I'm linking up with Roseann and Sue over at Home Sewn By Us.  It's been way too long. 

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