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!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

17th Completion

This is my next completion!

I started this quilt at the Quilt Walk in Panquitch, UT in June.

It is called Squash Blossom. I bought all the fabrics for this quilt.

I used the Whirly Gig panto and a variegated thread.

This quilt is for a grand daughter.

I now have only 4 quilts to go in this Big Project! I have them started and will hopefully have all of them done before the end of the year.

I will Keep on Scrappin!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

A September Completion

I have another completion for the Big Project! It is number 16. This quilt has been done for a week and a half.

This is a Jenny Doan pattern but I can't remember the name of it just now.

This quilt is for a grandson and all the fabrics are from my stash, including the border fabric which is a homespun fabric.

There are a number of these fabrics that come from recycled shirts from my husband.

The backing is made from homespun that I have had in my stash for quite some time!

This was a quick and easy quilt to make, as Jenny always says. I really love the simplicity of it.

I have completed another quilt and will show it off as soon as I can take pictures of it.
For now I will Keep on Scrappin!

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!