Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Still at it...

I have been doing a lot of stuff this spring break but I still have time for sewing.  As promised I'm trying to clean up my sewing room and I made a list of things I wanted to do for Spring Break and for OMG - One more Gone.  Here's the list I said I would do:
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  1. I'm two behind on the Quilt Doodle Quilt - but that's about 7 blocks.
  2. I need to make my mini "Sew" block
  3. Want to start the tree design I've been talking about - Winter trees in Manitoba
  4. I still have to make another quilt from "Precut Primers" by Me and My Sister.
  5. Have to catch up on Pat Sloan's quilt along.  There are 5 blocks to do.
  6. Have to do at least one month (I'm really one month and a half behind) of the 365 days quilt along.  3" squares - wow!!!
And now I'm stopping.
But for "One Monthly Goal" (I think of it more as "One More Gone") I'm talking about completing the Birds on a wire (completed it)  and the Zen pattern.  The rest would be bonus and a long Spring Break time that I need to get my head back on.  That means sewing.

Here's some completed work:


A cover for my machine.  I quilted it using the new quilting rulers.  Loved the ease of them.  This is a pattern from the mini patterns from Cluck Cluck Sew.  #2 on my list.


Catching up on Quilt Doodle BOM - #1 done on my list.


These are with the others.  I'm all caught up.

Then there is something I started to cut before Valentine's Day.  I'm sorry, I forgot who's pattern it is and it's not on my list but I've done it.



I made a mistake on that last heart but I love the quilting I did with my walking foot.

Then the baby quilt that I still need to finish by quilting it.  It's from Quiltmaker Magazine March/April #168.  This is extra but still good.:



And finally I'm on the last row for the Garden Tea Party by the Quilt Company.  The tea pots are ready and so are the cups, it's the flowers to go.


The tea pots came together perfectly.  I'm happy with the results.  And the teacups (another day for those pictures) were great.

Busy week so far.  And more to come.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Busy day...

First day of spring break and I've been very busy, and not just sewing.  In the morning I finished the Alberta block for the Canadian Mystery Quilt" by Shania Sunga Designs.  Alberta and Nunavut are both done





Each block is very busy and very detailed.  It takes a while to do.  I have two more to catch up.  Hope to complete that this week.

Two big goals, finish the quilt for my friend Gro, and finish that modern one.  Worked this afternoon on another modern block.  A row is ready for joining.  I'm excited about that😊

Look at my great spiral.



But I also went back to my school to pick up my quilting rulers (showed them to a friend) so I can use them.  Stopped at Home Depot, got some supplies to work around the place.  Stopped at the library for some books.  Came home, fixed the shower curtain, replaced some lights in the place, clean the bathrooms, washed the rug in the sewing room, did a load of laundry, did the quilting mentioned above, and made supper.

Tonight, reading a book and watching a movie.  May even do some hand appliqué while watching.  

Enough for one day.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

What's the Plan for Spring Break

We'll have had a busy day at a quilting class for the last two days doing modern improv the easy way and is it every easy.  We learned how to make curved modern blocks and then quilt as you go.  Every method this woman taught us is the easy way to do it.

The only problem I had was letting go. The quilt blocks start at 20" each and you use a version of the whack and stack but you do very loose circles.  You then mix and match and resew everything.  Marianne Haak was the teacher.  Her website is the Quilting Edge.  Tutorials are on the site about how to put thin and fat borders around the blocks you quilt ahead of time.  I'm excited about what I've done so far.  I have 9 blocks completed.  Two of them I sewed together to make a bigger block and it's almost completely quilted.  I'll do another block and practise putting the two blocks together with a wide band of red...  Here's the one block I have so far and a couple of pictures of blocks not quilted.

the blocks I created.  There are 12 in total.  Look at the top calm ones
then the red ones.

This one is quilted.  You can see some of the lines at the right by the red stripe.  The white is the number of the block's position in the quilt.  Used Aurifill rust color.

Here is the "All People's Quilt Challenge" update so far.


Project
Status Before
Status Afterward
1)  Pixilated Sunflower I created
All cut out and sewn, needs to be quilted.

2)  Birds on a wire from Quilt Mania
Have a birds cut out, and some of the small quilts.  Need to continue to put them on and quilt entire thing.
3)  Midnight Garden
All material there but haven’t cut anything
March - hoping for 3 things.  
4)  Garden that’s applique and wool – block of the month
All material is there but nothings been quilted.

5)  Blue stars
Two stars made, need to come up with idea to bind
February - Have a design in mind.
6)  Houses – block of the month
All material is there,

7)  Block Lotto quilt - scraps
Missing 10 blocks – last two months, needs to be put together and quilted

8)  Green strip quilt
Quilts entirely made except for a side edge to make it a queen size quilt.  Need to put on sashing then quilt it all

9)  Lily quilt
All completed.  Even sold.  Need to quilt it.

10)  two more quilts from the book PreCut Primers – authors Me and My Sister Designs.
These use 2 ½ strips to create.  Have material but not much more.  Need to cut.


There are others as well.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Quick One...

Got the quilt done right away but I'm so tired, is quick entry.  It's fab! For my OMG goal.

Quilting is like the sun rays coming down

All small quilts are 3D


They're attached by the pins on top of the quilt


Where I got the pattern.  Love this magazine

Friday, March 4, 2016

OMG - One more gone hopefully....

OK, I've been sitting on this one for a while and I want it done!!!  And it should be soon....

Here's the picture of what I have to work with.  Almost done.


The quilt is of birds on a wire (it's knitting wool) and small quilts hanging on the laundry line as well.  I have laundry pins cut out, I need to attach the quilts with these pins, and then quilt the entire thing.  The small quilts range from 3" to 7".  Really saying some with the size of the pieces on this quilt.   Notice the blue background looks like falling leaves as well.  The material for the back is Fossil Ferns by Patricia B. Campbell and Michelle L. Jack for Bernartex.  I bought over 8yards, so that enough for the front and the back.  The quilt is suppose to look like the picture below from Quiltmania #88 March/April 2012.  But mine will be three dimensional, that's why the little quilts are backed, and quilted with batting in between.  They're really cute but I won't show you now.  Just where the editted version came from.

I also want to do a quilt by Zen Chic - the You & Me Quilt, a Christmas gift from my Aunt Fernande in  Manitoba.  

Have all the material and the pattern, so ready to go on this one.

Finally (it's spring break so I can do this) I want to do about 3 blocks from my Midnight GardenThis is my New Year's Resolution from All My People Quilt.  See this post about it.

Wool Pattern.  The pattern is by Sara Tuttle 7 Sandy Brawner, it's an older pattern with 12 blocks of flowers on a black background.  There is embroidery and button stitching, perfect for relaxing in from of the TV.  Haven't started at all.

On the small side I need to complete the following:
  1. I'm two behind on the Quilt Doodle Quilt - but that's about 7 blocks.
  2. I need to make my mini "Sew" block
  3. Want to start the tree design I've been talking about - Winter trees in Manitoba
  4. I still have to make another quilt from "Precut Primers" by Me and My Sister.
  5. Have to catch up on Pat Sloan's quilt along.  There are 5 blocks to do.
  6. Have to do at least one month (I'm really one month and a half behind) of the 365 days quilt along.  3" squares - wow!!!
RedLetterQuiltsAnd now I'm stopping.

But for "One Monthly Goal" (I think of it more as "One More Gone") I'm talking about completing the Birds on a wire and the Zen pattern.  The rest would be bonus and a long Spring Break time that I need to get my head back on.  That means sewing.  ;)

And Dee, I'm going to play with my quilting rulers!!!!  OK this is definitely the last one  :)


OMG finished already