Thursday, August 15, 2019

TGIF Friday!!!

This week I am hosting TGIF Friday!!!

 And Next week - I take over Finished or Not Finished Friday from Busy Hands Quilts - oh the pressure ( ok not really) I am pretty excited!!

I hope it also encourages me to finish more!!
I may have started organizing and finding things I forgot about! AND! I am making more Scrap boxes to share with the Quilting Community!!

Life has kept me pretty busy the last few weeks - and I hope you will come back Monday to see why! I finally have some of my photos processed and ready to share.... after I shed a few more tears ( happy tears)

ALRIGHT!!  TODAYS FRIDAY FINISH


This is Bernie's Version of the Mystery A8 called MOSAIC Written by Yours Truly - And still up in the tab section if you want to make it - or something like it!


I love that Bernie Made it and let me have the chance to quilt it!! I did lots of swirls and jigglies and had fun with it!!





And I love all the Variety of Stars!! So much fun!!




AND!!! If you like Mysteries!! I have a new on starting!! Wednesday will be the fabric requirements and the first clue will be September 4th!! It is called A9  the Lone Rider!!



So here is your chance to Link up:
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I also linked to:
Confessions of A Fabric addict
Finished or Not Finished


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Quilts of Valor

Oh I love all of these!!
Its so fun to see the variety of quilts we make!!



i think I could make this one!
I love the scrappy of it!




This one was made by Deb
She used up her moms fabrics
her mom - was one of our first quilters in our QOV group
Waaaay back in 2004
She was the best
She helped me do everything
AND
She volunteered to bind!!




Hope you found some inspiration!!!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Jelly Roll waves Top

I have been keeping up!! Whoop Whoop!!

Its a Top!!! Its the Jelly Roll Waves Quilt along with Busy Hands Quilts!!




I kinda like it!!! I think even with the Pops of Lime Greens it still looks pretty manly right?
I am going to have Middle Bit... try it on - if it works I won't add a border and get it quilted!!

This is a really fun quilt and it goes together pretty quickly!


Also linking o Mid Week Makers

Friday, August 09, 2019

Another Flags for Sue as a 4H project

So my youngest son just finished his Very last year as a 4H participant.

He participated in Quilting and in Shooting Sports - and he had fun. And it was weird to have this be the end of something....

after each of the other kids we knew is was over for them.... but we still had more kids..... so it wasn't over for us.  Now.... it sorta is!


This was his Quilt
And he had fun making it


And of course - 
It is almost ready to be awarded
( I have to wash it... but we are doing the college prep thing and the machine has been taken over!)


Want to see something crazy?
This was his first 100% finished quilt


Wasn't he cute??


Happy Finished Friday!

oh!!
Announcement!!

I will take over on August 23rd!! 
So I hope you will come here and Link up your friday progresses 
so I can ohh and ahh and drool and and to my bucket list!

Also!!

I will be hosting TGIF Friday
On August 16th!!

So you have to come and visit me ok?
Make me feel like I'm not a loser.....


Wednesday, August 07, 2019

QOV show

I love that the quilters in my group love to make Quilts and let me show them off!! I love hearing all the oohs and ahhs over them ( and truthfully - they like seeing them in print 😁 )

So here are some of our most recent finishes:

Connie and Kathy made this one, and then the precut the blocks so we could all sew more of them at our sew day. We got enough done for 3 more quilts!


 Crystal made this one - I love the random stars through out it!
 This is another one by Connie and Kathy - they fussy cut the eagles in the center




And a cool use of the panel - don't you think?


I also design a block drive block for all of us to do - 
this one will be August and Septembers




Its a pretty fun one - and if you  want to make a Quilt of Valor using it - We would love to see it!

Friday, August 02, 2019

Scrappy Quilt ... Scrappy Quilt....

What are they feeding you??

Ha ha - My sons and I are watching Friends in the evenings.... and do you remember the song *Smelly cat... Smelly Cat... What are they Feeding you?*

That is what jumped in my mind with this quilt!  ( the Scrappy Quilt part - not smelly!!)


I used a TON of Strips from my strip bins - but I used some crazy Centers too
Some orphan pieces
 and I thought it would make more of a dent -
but I think I have enough for 2-3 more quilts!!
( yay??)



I have been organizing my Scrap bins and I have a lot... so here is my offer to you... if you would like a mystery bag full of scraps - none are really that small - most are long strips, cut offs from the backings  after quilting them...Email me... I will send you a bag for postage.... the cheapest postage we can go. and you can choose the size of the bag - 1#, 2#, 3# etc...

I love my scraps - but they are taking over the whole scrap space!!

**** THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I AM DONE RIGHT NOW - I WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN I HAVE MORE******

Interested? Email me at AlyciaQuilts @ Gmail . com - I can send you a paypal invoice... and get them off to you to create beautiful things!!

edited to add - Heck fire! I forgot about Flat rate shipping - A small box is $7.35 a large one and a medium one is $14.35 - I can stuff them full!

Linking to
TGIF Friday @ Sew with Sparkles
Finshed or Not at Busy Hands
Finished Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Brag about your beauties
Peacock Party

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

A New Mystery For Quilts of Valor

Oh it is getting that time - that time when we need to have way more projects than is expected, and way more fun things to do - and so!!! 

A9 - A new QOV Mystery will be starting soon!!!


I will post Fabric Requirements on Wednesday August 21st 




That will give you 2 weeks to root around, dig through the stash, hit the quilt shops , borrow from you neighbors ( ha ha)

and the First Clue will be Posted on September 4th - right after labor day, so you can get started!!

Remember I like fun anf quick quilts, and I like to have less that a few hours a week invested... so that is still my plan - to make this fun, easy and no stress. and for all of you who have stressful jobs.... maybe it will even be relaxing to you to cut some fabric and sew a little each week!

Just look at all the smiles from the Quilts of Valor already awarded!!











And if you are wanting to get ahead.... Remember I love RED WHITE and BLUE!!  Ha ha

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Jelly Roll Waves QAL - by Busy Hands

Boy I am just getting these posted!!
I thought I was farther ahead... but then....

I found out I wasn't - oh well - it was so so so stressful to send the boys out to do chores and make breakfast - so I could sew ( Bwahh ha ha)   It was great!!



This is Block two in the QAL - and I am so happy - I did it right!! Whoop Whoop!!

This is not a hard quilt - it is quite fun a relaxing to sew!!  Myra writes Fantastic instructions!!


Check out all the other QAL'ers

Also linking to:
Let's Bee Social

Monday, July 29, 2019

COOKIES!!!! Gluten Free ones that were awesome!


Did you like my title?? Ha ha!!

I found ( okay really was given, but found sounds better) an AWESOME flour to make my gluten free items with!!

I quilt for an amazing lady, and she and her family farm in Northeastern Colorado. They have been farming many years, and are starting to add some new, unique flours. 

One of them is Millet Flour.  Kathy brought me a pound of it - and the boys and I got to taste testing!!

of course - we made cookies right away!

Don't you just want some of those??

I followed a regular chocolate cookie recipe, and instead of using wheat flour, I used Millet flour. 

So - on Batch 1 - I used 1/2 Millet flour and 1/2 gluten free flour blend.    I mean - just in case.....and I always like to learn how flours work. The 1/2 and 1/2 batch was  awesome!  

I have been gluten free for 12 years now, so I am not 100% sure what to compare it to - other that Gluten free cookies or mixes I have used in the past. The GF flour blend that I use... I like! However others have told me it is a little gritty. And if you don't eat the products quickly (12-18 hours) they tend to dry out and get hard.


Back to the half and half cookies. I thought they were great. They were moist and chewy and chocolatey.  100% gf flour blend cookies get hard while sitting on the plate more than a day.  These didn't get as hard - they were still pretty moist 24 hours later.

BATCH 2 ( pictured)
Then I got brave - I made a 100% PFZ Farms Millet Flour batch. Oh! My! Stars!!  This flour added a richness to the chocolate, and they were very moist and chewy - and 24 hours later.... the same!  36 hours later .. the Same!! 48 hours later.... well I can't tell you  - we ran out of test product!

But seriously - do cookies every last more than 2 days in your house?





Want to try some ( and support your farmers?)

They sell their flours at:

4 Seasons Farmers Market on West 38th in Wheatridge 
or through contacting them on their website. 
 http://pfzfarms.com

and if you bake something with it - tell me - I am always about new recipes!

Friday, July 26, 2019

Two Tops : Finished!!

I have two!!
Count them!!
Two Tops finished!!

Whoop Whoop!!
Altho - I was going to wait to show them after they were quilted, but at the rate I am going.... I will forget!

This one is my QOV groups Block of the 3 month challenge! Ha ha - we decided to do it for the whole summer since everyone is always so busy!

You can find the pattern here 'Rectangle Block




and then I finished the STEPPER quilt!
It was a pattern designed by Liz in my Stashbusters group.
I REALLY wanted to get it quilted first.... but ... i'll just have to show it again!



Have a Happy Weekend!!

Linking to:
Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Busy Hands Quilts
TGIF Friday at Lisa in Port Hope