Saturday, January 21, 2017

2nd Completion for 2017

I am so happy today for this completion! I have done several of Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilts over the years and I have always felt good if I can get them finished before the next mystery starts. The mysteries always start the day after Thanksgiving.

This is called En Provence.

I used up allot of stash in this quilt. The only thing I bought was the magenta (dark pink) (1 1/2 yd) for this quilt.

I also used a king size cotton sheet I got at the thrift store. I paid $6 for it. This cotton is so soft!

I used the Whirly Gig panto with a variegated Superior thread.

I have given this quilt to Jenny. Just because!

I am still hard at work on the two labor intensive quilts that I am determined to have finished before Spring!
Keep on Scrappin!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

First Completion for the year 2017!

I have my first completion for the New Year!

This is a Quilt of Valor.

I like this pattern so much that I will be making another one this year with a slight variation.

This is a Jenny Doan pattern from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

I used the Baptist fan groovy board for my HQ machine.

I love red, white and blue quilts!

I am now working on a couple of quilts that are more time consuming so I won't have a completion for awhile.
But I will Keep on Scrappin!

Looking back to 2016

The year 2016 has been a great year in quilt completions.

This quilt was the first completion for 2016.

I really love this completion!

This is a great completion. A Quilt of Valor for a Vietnam vet.

This is the 4th completion for 2016 and all were completed in January.

This quilt was the only completion for February but it certainly is appropriate for the month of February!

These two quilts are for March. They look great!

These two quilts were completed in April 2016.
Then there are no completion for over 4 months. Life happens!

This quilt was completed in September and it is a Quilt of Valor. Yeah!

This is another completion for the month of September!

This quilt was also completed in September!

This quilt was my only completion for October but it looks great!

My completion for the month of November!

All four of the above small projects were completed in the year 2016 but I did not blog about them until December 2nd.

This quilt was completed in December.

And this quilt was the final completion for the year 2016. There were a total of 20 completions for the year 2016!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Last Completion for 2016

I have now completed the last quilt for 2016.

This quilt is for a grandson. I made this quilt from one of my Craftsy classes. Smarter Strip Quilting with Joanna Figueroa.

I really enjoyed making this quilt all from my stash except the background fabric. I used all stash cut into 10 1/2" squares to make the backing.

I used a variegated tan Superior Thread and my Groovy board for my HQ with Baptist fans for the quilting.

I would recommend Joanna Figueroa to anyone interested in taking a Craftsy quilting class.

I have started on one of the Quilts of Valor and have all but 6 blocks done. I am using all scraps from my stash and this of course makes me very happy. This quilt will be completed next month.

Keep on Scrappin!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Number 20 Has Been Completed!

I am so happy! I have another completion, number 20 in the Big Quilt Project that I been working on for over a year and a half!

When I took one of my classes in Panquitch at the Quilt Walk I won a template ruler from the Missouri Star Quilt Co. and I decided to use it in one of my Big Project quilts. This quilt will be for a grandson.

 I was able to use up some old fabric in the backing as well as the front of the quilt.

Also the border is made from some 4-patches I sewed up a couple of years ago in my quest to clean out my stash. I was happy with the border as it turned out. Yeah!

There are a couple of fabrics in the top that are from my husband and my shirts. Lots of memories

I have one more quilt for this Big Project but I will not be completing it until the first of the year. I have all of the blocks done, the sashings, and the corner stones are cut too. This quilt requires some inset triangles with machine applique and I haven't started on them yet. So it will take a little time to finish up this quilt but that is OK.

Now I will be concentrating on 2 Quilts of Valor that I have planned next.
I will Keep on Scrappin!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Odds N Ends

I have decided that I need to update a few items that I haven't blogged about yet.

This is just a few blocks from Bonnie Hunter's book "Scraps & Shirttails. It is called 'Virginia Bound!" I really wanted to make this whole quilt, I even printed out all of the paper for the star points back in 2008. I finally came to the realization that I would never make the entire quilt so I decided to make up this much for a wall hanging in my spare bedroom.  I know you can't see that the paint on the wall is a pretty mint green but I made these stars in purples and greens to go with the decor in this room.  I really liked the lacy looking white star in the center so I put this together to showcase that star.

These two little Sunbonnet Sues are from my first twin sized bed right after getting out of my crib. Of course this quilt totally fell into shreds but I could not let it go all of these years because my grandmother made it for me. I finally just this year salvaged these two little girls to make a wall hanging. I am looking at them as I post this blog. I loved my grandmother so much!

This is the toilet topper I made for my half bath last winter. I painted this bathroom a bright and sunny yellow which you cannot see in this picture.

I was reading the first talk given in the Women's conference in October and the title was "I will bring the light of the gospel into my home" I got real excited when I realized I still had this embroidery from when I was in Primary. It is my first embroidery! I didn't finish it because I had run out of the orange thread. I debated about completing the house and my initials but then thought better of it and I have left it just as it is. I quilted it, framed it and hang it in the yellow bathroom.  I love it!

I have decided to make the mystery quilt from Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville. She does a mystery every November-December but I don't do them every year.  Her quilts are very intense and require allot of time so I can't bring myself to do them every year. The 1st clue came out the day after Thanksgiving and I have completed them all plus an extra 100. The second clue came out today and I will be buying the one and only piece of fabric for this quilt. It is magenta and I need 1 1/2 yards then I will start working on this clue.

This is going to be a charity baby quilt. I am using some of the extra 4-patches from the mystery quilt and some 4-patches that I have had made up for a couple of years. I think it will be very scrappy and very cute.

This is what I have on the HQ. I have not started the quilting yet but I will get started probably next week. It is number 19 of the Big Project of 21.

Well, I will Keep on Scrappin!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Completion Number 18

I have completed number 18 for the Big Quilt Project!

I am so happy to have another completion for this Project!

The pattern for this quilt is from Jenny Doan. It is called Quatrefoil! I used the Whirly Gig pantogram and a dark mauve thread. The backing is something I had in my stash and it is nice to use up some of these fabrics.

I chose the focus fabric for this pattern. I fell in love with it but the colors are very different from what I usually pick so it was hard for me to pick out the accompanying fabrics of purple and teal. I purchased these two fabrics and the background fabric.

But I did use quite a few pieces from my stash for the other colors you can see.

I think this quilt really shows off well in spite of the pictures not showing up too well. This quilt is for a Grand daughter.

I have 3 more quilts to complete this year for this project. I have them all started and they are coming along nicely.
I will Keep on Scrappin!