Monday, June 18, 2018

I Made My Goal!!

I promised the Vietnam Vet that is getting this quilt top that I would have it done by June 18th and today is June 18th!!  Oh, it feels so good to have it done!!  It's going in the mail tomorrow morning!!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching . . .

Well, this is my last swap Patchwork of the Crosses block.  I have gotten all the pieces fussy cut and sewn onto the papers.  Now, I just need to sew the pieces together.

I'm hooking up with Kathy over at Kathy's Quilts.  Come see what everyone is playing with today!!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018

It was Exciting the First Time . . .

I finally got to the first star row and it was just as much fun this second time.  Because now I know that I am making a flag!!  Plus, I know I only have 8 rows left to go!!

It's looking like I might make my goal of next Monday to have this top completed!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Making Time for a Little Sewing . . .

In this super busy life that I have managed to create for myself, I have taken some time to get a little sewing done to fulfill my swapping obligations.

I spent some time last week trying to figure out what hexies I had received and what flowers I have sent out in the Inchy Hexagon Swap and I realized that I have been in this swap for around 6 or so years.  So, I have decided to say goodbye for now.

These are my June flowers and they go to Debra down under.

Then I was asked to make some Angel Flowers (these are flowers for someone who did not get their flowers from the person who was supposed to send them).

These Angel Flowers are winging their way to Nina in Norway.

Also, I thought that with my new longarm adventure I am going to be pretty busy and I decided to leave the POTC swap as of the June swap.  This one is my May POTC block and it is for Janet.  I still have the June POTC block to finish by the end of the month.

Then I have been working diligently on my One Monthly Goal project.  I am trying to get this done by June 18th so I can send it off to Sonny.

I also learned how to load a quilt using the floating top method and to baste the quilt down for quilting.  I also worked on placing the same pattern throughout the quilt but YIKES I had no idea how to do it and it turned out to be a mess!!  So I did some research and found out that I need to "nest" the pattern as I move down the quilt.  So, that is what I am going to work on this morning.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018

June OMG - One Monthly Goal . . .

A couple of years ago I offered to make a flag quilt top for Sonny, a Vietnam Vet that has devoted his life to making Quilts of Valor for his fellow Vets.  Well, life happened and I moved and packed away the quilt top and then proceeded to lose it!!  Yikes!!  I really wonder just how many things I have "lost" in all my moves.  You can see the completed flag HERE.

Well, I promised myself that if I did not find the completed top by June first I would make another one and have it in the mail to him by the end of June.  So, this is a perfect UFO for Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal!!

I started the top June 1st and this is where I have gotten to as of today!!  If I do 2 rows a days I will be done in time!!

I am linking up to the June One Monthly Goal HERE.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018

My First OMG - One Monthly Goal . . .

was quite the challenge for me.  Because this Mystery Quilt was one of the first projects I ever attempted and that was over 12 years ago, I ran into some challenges.

First, here is what I have today ~

My first hurdle, which I did not get over was finding all the fabric!!  Let's see, in the past 12+ years I have moved nine times.  So, I am thinking the rest of the fabric that I cannot find is somewhere in some box located who knows where!!  I thought it was all in one place but nope, no such luck!!

My second hurdle was how poorly I sewed and pieced when I first started and then on top of that, how poorly I pressed (or didn't press as the case may be).  So, in finishing up some of the star blocks, I laughed and laughed and laughed!!  It was quite the experience!!

Now, I have to decide what to do if I can't find the extra fabric which is the green fabric that makes up the sashing between the blocks going right to left.  If I remember (and it makes sense) there was also a green sashing between the rows and then of course a border which I think was also supposed to be the green fabric.

After getting it up on my new little design wall, I am kind of liking the no sashing running across the rows.  Any opinions?

So, the nice thing about getting the May OMG finished as far as I can is that tomorrow is June and I can start another OMG while looking for the green fabric for this quilt.  It IS kinda cute and I am always amazed at quilters who put together Mystery Quilts!!

Linking up to Elm Street Quilts ONE MONTHLY GOAL finish for May!!
It's fun to see what everyone accomplished this month!!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Happy Memorial Day!!

Always remember that this is the day we give tribute to all those soldiers that have either fallen in battle or gave their lives for us in so many other ways to protect us and allow us the freedoms we are so privileged to have today!!

If you see a Vet today or tomorrow or next week, say thanks!!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Mystery Quilt!!

I am in a group on Facebook that is part of the group of gals I went to retreat with a couple of months ago down in gold Beach and Kim has this fun Facebook group called Quilt-A-Long.  She is getting us all ready for Mystery Quilt #9.  I am new to this group so this is Kris' Mystery Quilt #1.  We'll see!!  Last Mystery Quilt I started over 12 years ago I am finishing up (if I can find all the pieces) here in blogsville with Elm Street Quilt's program called OMG - One Monthly Goal.

Here are the fabrics I chose for this Mystery ~

The first Step (cutting the pieces) has been posted but I have been getting ready for a Quilt Show this coming weekend so it will have to wait until next week after Step 2 is posted on Sunday!!  E Gads, I am already behind!!  I think it will be fun - all of these fabrics came out of my stash!!  YAY!!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Rogue Valley Quilt Show . . . .

in Grants Pass, Oregon was a wonderful experience!!  The quilts were fabulous and the gals in the Guild were just amazing!!  A special thanks to Sue Exley for inviting me to this fun, fun show!!  I am so happy they have invited me back next year!!  One gal even said I was her favorite vendor!!  [blush]!!

First, here is the Opportunity Quilt that was auctioned off.  I, of course, put in my $5.00 worth and I made them promise that I would win, but a gentleman by the name of  Roy was the lucky winner!!

It was all done in some exquisite batiks, perfectly pieced and the quilting on it was amazing!!  Lucky Roy!!

Now, there were lots and lots of beautiful quilts but these are some of my favorites!!  WARNING - I loved lots of them!!

This first one was right across from my booth so I had the joy of looking at it all day for 2 days!!

This next one is another one of my favorites!!  So bright and fun!!

I have always loved the pattern of this next one and will some day hopefully make this one with some of my bins full of Kaffe Fassett prints!!

This next one was one that I had never seen the technique on.  Between the unusual technique and the fabric choices, this quilt was incredible!!

Close-up of the unusual technique.

Is this chicken quilt darling or what?  :-)

Some very clever quilters and such amazing work!!  You can click on each picture to get a better look at the quilts!!

I wish you could see al of these quilts in person!!  But hopefully this little virtual quilt show will inspire you!! Thanks for coming!!