Saturday, October 3, 2015

A Couple Finishes

Hello everyone! I'm a day late posting this because my computer was having Internet issues yesterday. But that's okay. Max was home from school Mon-Wed of this week with a wheezy cough but is now feeling much better. So I didn't get anything done the first half of this week. We did work on his little sewing project for a bit on Wednesday. He added some more decorative stitching and some ribbons around 3 edges. He wants to make another square and sew it to the first one so we're waiting to add more ribbons. Then he wants to add some minky to the back to make it like a Taggie blanket. Here's his progress so far.

Cheryl, of Meadow Mist Designs, released the October directions for her Midnight Mystery quilt on Thursday and I was able to get those blocks done. I'm very excited to see how our flying geese and SiaS blocks will fit together with these giant courthouse steps blocks but I have to wait almost 5 weeks for the next instructions! Aaaahhhhh!

I was also able to sew up my mini Swoon quilt top. I really like how this one turned out. I'm loving my mini quilts and I'm wondering if I'll really be able to part with them if they sell at the craft fair!

I'm linking up today to Can I Get a WHOOP WHOOP?, crazy mom quilts' finish it up Friday and WHOOMP, There IT Is, a new Saturday linky party hosted by Zenia at A Quilted Passion!
A Quilted Passion

Have a Sew Crafty weekend!


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

New Projects

Hello everyone! I hope you are all enjoying this official first day of fall. It is beautiful here! Cooler mornings but then sunny and warm during the day. Pretty perfect if you ask me. :)

Now that I got Double Crossed and my $5 quilt off to the quilter, it is time to start focusing on the craft fair I have coming up in November, about 2 months from now. I did just well enough at last year's craft fair to try again this year but I'd like to have more variety. I have my microwave bowl cozies and snack mats but I'm also going to make some mini quilts, coasters, rag quilts and perhaps a few more small items as well.

I got my first mini quilt top done and have a 2nd one planned. I'm using some Thimble Blossoms patterns as well as a few from the book, Fun-Size Quilts. My mini Saltwater is ready to be quilted once I figure out what backing I want to use and my mini Red Letter Day is all planned out. I will be using these same fabrics for a mini Swoon quilt as well. I'm just getting into the whole mini quilt craze and I love it so far! They are super quick to piece and I see a lot more of them in my future. :)

I've also been working on some charity quilt blocks. Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl shared on Instagram and her blog about a call to action she learned about. The Butte fire in California has destroyed over 500 homes, some belonging to quilters who have now lost everything. Kerrie of Kerrie's Quilting in Lakeport, CA, is putting together some quilts to give to as many of those quilters as she can and is asking for 10" blocks in pastel colors with hearts appliqued on the center. I am making 16 blocks.

If you would like to help out, see Yvonne's tutorial for making the block. Sign your blocks with your name and town and mail them, by October 8, to:

Kerrie's Quilting
1853 North High Street
Lakeport CA  95453

I'm linking up today to WIP Wednesday and Let's Bee Social.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedSew Fresh Quilts

Have a Sew Crafty day!


Friday, September 18, 2015

2 Finished Quilts

Hello everyone! I'm excited to finally have 2 of my quilts finished and ready to go to the long-armer tomorrow. These were supposed to be finished in March but going into the hospital and having my daughter 12 weeks early put a hold on them! So now they are ready and should be done in time for Christmas. First up is Double Crossed. The yellow under it is the backing. It is twin size at approximately 70x84.

Then it's my $5 quilt. Now, I should clarify. The entire quilt did not cost $5. One of my local quilt shops does a BOM quilt every year. The way last year's was run, you paid $5 in January to get your first block. Then, as long as you brought in your completed block each month, you didn't have to pay another cent until the end of the year when it was time to pick out your finishing kit (sashing, borders, backing and binding). They did basic blocks and intermediate blocks and the intermediate blocks cost an additional $3/month. So I paid $41 for 24 blocks, plus the finishing kit. Not too shabby in my opinion! I ended up getting my backing and binding from a different quilt shop so they are 2 fabrics that are not otherwise in the quilt, but I think they coordinate quite nicely. This will be a Christmas gift for my grandpa. The red under it is the backing. It is also twin size, at approximately 69x95.

I am linking up today to Needle and Thread Thursday, Can I Get a WHOOP WHOOP? and crazy mom quilts' finish it up Friday.

My Quilt Infatuation

Have a Sew Crafty Weekend!


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

All Caught Up

Hello! I'm all caught up with the Midnight Mystery quilt. Now everything is put away awaiting October's instructions. I like how these units came together and I'm really loving my fabric choices so far. I can't wait to see what's next and how everything will go together!

August brought us flying geese:

September brought us square in a square blocks:

All 4 fabrics have now been used but there are a lot of cut pieces that still need to become something. We have 2 extra flying geese, some squares that I'm envisioning becoming half square triangles (the 3 pairs at the top) and some larger pieces that I have no idea what they could be. I guess that's why it's a mystery quilt! ;)

Now, it's back to work on Double Crossed and my $5 quilt. I need to come up with a good name for that one. I have 10 days to get these tops and backs finished!

I'm linking up today to WIP Wednesday and Let's Bee Social.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedSew Fresh Quilts
Have a Sew Crafty week!