Monday, September 19, 2016

Yay! A Completion!

I am so happy that I have been able to steal some time away to work on my many quilt projects.

This is a completion for the Big Project that I have going on.

It is called Garden Paths and I started it at The Quilt Walk in Panquitch, UT this last June.

The only fabric I bought was the background white fabric. Everything else is from my stash.

The backing was from just my green stash. This is the first time I have cut 10 1/2 inch squares to make a background. Green is my favorite color and it shows in my stash. I have an over abundance of green fabric.

This quilt is for a grand daughter. Most of the fabrics I choose were feminine, lots of flowers and girly colors.

I used the Whirly Gig panto with a varigated thread.  I am very pleased with the results

I have loaded the next quilt onto the HQ and will start the quilting on it tomorrow morning. I have also been working on the next quilt in line.

I will Keep on Scrappin!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

A Completion!

I am so happy to say that I have a completion.

This is a Quilt of Valor.

This pattern came from Jenny Doan at Missouri Star. It is called the Friendship Star.

This quilt was completed a couple of weeks ago and delivered to a friend of my son.

Matt was a medic in the Navy assigned to the Marines. He certainly has earned the badge for courage.

Even though you can't see the embroidery in the background I put in many words that pertain to the Marines and the Navy.

I have also completed two tops for the Big Project and hope to have at least one of them quilted by the end of the month.

I will Keep on Scrapin!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

I just wanted to post to my blog to show that I am still alive and well but that I have not done anything in my Quilt Studio since May.

I do not have anything on my design wall at this moment.

I loaded this Quilt of Valor in May but I have not done any quilting on it.

I have not been able to piece anything since June when I went to the Quilt Walk in Panquitch, UT.
I did not get the two quilts I started there to a complete top at the time of my classes so I have nothing to show on them.

I have a few odd scraps on my cutting mat that need to be trimmed down but I have not had the time to do that chore either.

I could put some pictures of the yard and veggie beds but that would not be very interesting. I have done plum jam and some tomato soup with tomatoes from my garden as far as bottling goes. I will be picking up peaches and pears next Monday to bottle and then I will go on to tomato juice. I will finish up with apples after that.
I have been very busy with my mother taking her to different doctors. She is doing better now so things should start to settle down around here so I can get back to piecing.

For now, I will try real hard in the next month to get back into my Quilt Studio. I miss it so much!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Another Big Project Completion-14

I have completed number 14 of the 21 Big Project Quilts. This will be the last one to be completed for a couple of months now. I am getting very busy in the yard and I cannot do everything at full tilt anymore. I will complete two quilt tops at the Panquitch Quilt Walk in June but I will not be quilting them until late summer or early Fall. I will be concentrating on a quilt I started last Fall for my husband. It is a quilt kit that I bought on Craftsy and it will be what I work on continuously for the next few months.

This is a sampler quilt I did with Craftsy a couple of years ago while I was doing a color by month blog challenge.

I think it turned out pretty good. It was too small for what I needed so I added a 4-patch inner border and then a small outer border.

Some of these blocks I enjoyed and others I did not. But this way I was trying some new things and that always stretches me some.

I quilted it with the Whirly Gig and it turned out pretty good.

I will keep plugging away in the Quilt Studio as I have time.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Another Completion!

I am happy today I have another completion with another one soon to be completed.

I am very happy to have this string quilt done. I started it a couple of years ago. I was following a blog where each month a different color of fabric was used to make what ever block we wanted to make.

This pattern is from Bonnie Hunter. It is called Basket Weave.

I quilted it with the Whirly Gig pantogram. I love all the colors in this quilt.

The next quilt I show will be another one of these quilts where I used certain colors of fabric for each month. It is a sampler quilt.

For now I need to do the hand stitching on the next quilt so I will Keep on Stitchin!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Number 12 Just Hit the Big Time!

Wow, I am moving along with the Big Project! I have just finished number 12.

I have made this quilt pattern by Jenny Doam once before.

It is a quick and easy pattern and I think it is very good for a boy quilt.

I have also used a shirt from my husband in this quilt to help make this a memory type quilt.

I used the Baptist fan groovy board and variegated Superior thread. I love the combination of the Baptist fan with the zig zag of the pattern.

I have another quilt loaded on the HQ ready to start the quilting. Yeah!
I will Keep on Scrappin!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Number 11 Completed for the Big Project

I have completed another quilt.

This quilt is number 11 in the Big Project. It is called Merry Go Round by Jenny Doan. The colors in the quilt are a bit wash out from the bright morning sun.

The center of the quilt was the pattern but I needed a bit bigger quilt so I added the pieced border.

I quilted it with the Baptist Fan groovy board that came with my HQ. It is one of my favorite designs.

There are several recycled shirts in this quilt. One is from my father in law and several are from my husband and even a couple from my shirts. I think this makes the quilts somewhat of a memory quilt.

I have another quilt on the HQ and a wall hanging that I want to complete right away. I will Keep Scrappin away!