Friday, September 30, 2016

One Monthly Goal

Oops! Even though my September UFO goal was finished at least a week ago, I didn't remember to take some photos until yesterday. 
How Does Your Garden Grow
designed by Norma Whaley of Timeless Traditions

I changed a few things in the border--a couple more butterflies and lots more sunflowers.
This quilt was my September UFO to finish and was also on my  2016 Finish-A-Long list HERE.

The quilting is pretty simple done mostly with maple colored Omni in the lighter areas and black Aurifil in the border. 

My feeble version of McTavishing...

Of course there's a label...a gardening bunny!
I've had this Thimbleberries floral in my stash for years--I wish my garden grew like this! 

My clematis was looking to be a huge cloud of blossoms, but after some pruning by a herd of deer, I'm left with a snowball---waaaahhh!
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Another Finish!

I got my Summer Crazy Tablemat finished while it still looks a little like summer in my garden (if you ignore the falling leaves and that acorn)!
This was another project on my Finish-A-Long list.

I'm loving how the Buttermilk Basin Let It Snow mystery is coming along, and I can hardly wait to see what will go in that empty space next month!
I was sooo relieved that the W fit on the last scrap of the blue check I've been using for the word SNOW--whew! 

Yesterday I had a super fun day with friends at Quilted Treasures--a lecture/trunk show with Edyta Sitar. She was so warm and delightful aaand......she will be publishing a blue and white quilt book later this year--yeehaw!! 

She will also have a book of small quilts coming out soon.
Wouldn't it be a fun to make them all as a group??
All of the quilts she brought were wonderful. She also had a few antique quilts along from her collection that she has used as inspiration for some of her designs--very fun to see those! 
One of my favorites from the show was this Hawaiian Delight Pineapple Quilt.

This Stars Upon Stars was amazing!!
I wonder how it would look with a blue chain in place of the pink--hmmmm?

Slow and Steady is from Edyta's  Handful of Scraps book--such a fun version of a Snail's Trail--I may have dig out my book and think about making one of these!
I'll be spending the rest of this week getting ready for Quilt Camp on Saturday--can't wait!!
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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Front Porch Progress

Today is Front Porch Link-Up day over at Lori's blog....
...and these are my three flower pots and surrounding filler blocks.
Instead of plain blocks of fabric, I added some stars and moons.

I went ahead and put together the basket area...

..and the house block.
I'm thinking I will add centers to the flowers eventually.
On to the birdhouse block!!
Linking with Humble Quilts HERE

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Free Day!

I hardly knew what to do with myself this morning when the 365 Challenge email came through. For the autumn/spring equinox earlier in the year, we had a choice of blocks depending on what hemisphere we resided in. The miracle isn't that I made both blocks months ago, but that I actually found the autumn block I had made way back! 

Well, not knowing what to do didn't last too long--I was two weeks behind on the Temecula Circa 2016 blocks. They were very easy though and made up pretty quickly, so I decided to get a walk in before it rains. 
Even though it was a little misty on Saturday, the Willow Wood Market Outdoor Quilt Show went ahead. It was so fun to see quilts hung from the trees beside and behind the shop. It was a winding path, with quilts around every bend. A maze of amazing quilts--so fun! 

My favorites were these three scrappy quilts all made by the same quilter.
A fun little spinner....

this wheel quilt was especially awesome! 

The postage stamp quilt was my very favorite--what is it about tiny squares?
(That ice cream cone border across the top is from the quilt behind this one).
The maker's daughter is also putting together a postage stamp quilt and using leftovers from this  one--that will make it even more special!
I am sooo close to the finish on mySummer Crazy Table Mat --I'm very excited to get it finished!
The crazy stitches have been a bit of a learning curve, but very fun.
I got a jolt of stitching inspiration today from the Allie Aller Crazy for Crazy Quilts segment on the Quilt Show. If you use the LINK at Allie's  blog, you can watch it for the next few days for free! Her segment is about 40 minutes long, so grab your favorite beverage, sit back in a comfy chair, and enjoy! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


I guess it's been a while since I last posted. I've been working hard on getting my September UFO quilted, as well as some other distractions--lol! 
I'm feeling a little ashamed, but I couldn't help but take a trip to St. Cloud last week to add twelve-plus yards of fabric to my stash. A $5-a-yard Gruber's sale was more than I could resist. Mr. Moosebay chauffeured, and we had a nice lunch out, so it was a good great day! 
Another distraction--the Circa 2016 blocks--they are always fun to make. These are from September 2nd--I still need to get going on last Friday's nine patches. 

I just spotted a big boo-boo in one of these 365 Challenge blocks!
I guess I'll be doing a little reverse sewing after my walk this afternoon.
I'm almost caught up with this week's blocks--always a good feeling. 

A couple weeks ago, we were given the pattern for one of the twelve inch corner blocks--it gives me hope that the ending will be coming! 

I'm thrilled that I can check another Finish-A-Long goal off my list.
These are place mats that I made from practice blocks during an online EQ7 class. I handed them off to awesome Arlene last night at our quilt guild meeting. She takes care of collecting them for Meals on Wheels. They will go out with Christmas meals later this year. 

 I needed a leader/ender project, so I decided to add to my Temecula Olympic Challenge quilt top. These scrappy four patches are perfect to use up more squares from my stash! 
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

A New Month..

Yikes! I sure don't know where the summer went... it seems almost impossible that September is here.. 
September 1st is the reveal for round four of the Gwennie Inspired Medallion Quilt Along. At this point my top measures 49.5" square. I believe round five will be the final round and I'm excited to learn what the "theme" will be.
See more medallions HERE 
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As I mentioned in my previous post, I appliqued down the orange flange between rounds three and four, added a round of Maverick Stars, and went back to round three to add some hexies. I've been using lots of (for me) "out of the box" colors: orange, pink and purple. And surprisingly, I like it! 

I don't think I've shown my "How Does Your Garden Grow" top since I finished the applique. I'm nominating it for my September UFO/OMG quilt. I have lots of quilting ideas from the long arm quilt group that I belong to, and I'm pretty excited to get started on it! 
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