Monday, April 23, 2018

Heading down the Teal Brick Road

I am at a loss for a name other than April One Monthly Goal.... but it is made from the pattern by Atkinson Designs called Yellow brick Road.... but I see teal.... so... There you go - and that was even with caffeine.... *sigh*

This is my Original Fabrics pull

And here I am - All cut up

And TA -DA

It is a top - 
A top that needs Borders

At this point I am thinking a Small grey border
with a larger teal border

Since that is the fabric I can find in my stash.....
they have these things called * quilt shops*
and maybe....
just maybe....
they have something better??


linking to:
Design Wall Monday
Moving it Forward

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Quilt of Valor

Our group made this quilt .

One of us might have a HUGE stack of 5 inch squares - and so she is forcing her fellow QOV stitchers to help her use them up!!  Yep! Meany that she is.

So one of our Sew days We made Disappearing 9 patches .

Ms Deb took the Blocks home and Tada!!

She put this top together ( and one more) and I quilted it.  It is going back to the group to get it's binding.... cuz you know.... I want lots of people to put their love in it ;-)

Close up of the quilting:

Keep Stitchin'

Linking up with:

Monday, April 16, 2018

Progress on the Projects

Remember where I had Projects All over the Place?

Well..... after much wind and more wind, and then snow and wind.... I have made some progress!!

My leader ender project is now a top - and waiting its turn to be quilted.... I kinda needed it to be done - I needed my Design wall....

And.....  remember the plaid triangle pieces?  Those got stopped.... but that's okay - they were test pieces and I will be working on them this week...

What were they a test for?


Probably not the final layout, as I have a few more blocks to make - but I wanted to try it in those florals and solids , and so far I like it!  I may however, need to go back to the quilt shop for a *teeny little bit* more fabric!  ( right???)

Linking with:
Design Wall Monday
Monday Making
Moving it Forward
Let's Bee Social

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Quilts of Valor from Sue and Mary

These two sisters are a tornado when it comes to Quilting.....

Check out these awesome Quilts of Valor from Sue and Mary!!

Quilts being Loved!!
These three women Combat Veterans
their Quilts of Valor!!

Monday, April 09, 2018

Projects all over the Place

I am sure a lot of you can relate..... 
There is a lot of colorful goodness going on around here.... are you ready???

First - my actual design wall... sort of a Leader Ender project - has been fast tracked...

I need my Design Wall back - so now I just need to add the top and bottom borders.....

and then - I wanted to try a Triangle quilt. I made some practice blocks, and now... I have a plan - I think I know where I am going. My Dear Lois and the ABC quilters send me some more plaids - and I am going to work them into this plan.... it will be great!

This is why I need my design wall back!   I have started in on my One Monthly Goal Quilt
and I like it so far!!!

BUT!!! Because we had a day to goof off.... we went hiking... cuz you know - we can ;-)  
This was our lunch spot - not a bad place at all!

This one is my Favorite - "take the road less traveled"  

Oh ! and.... I went into a quilt shop
Look what followed me home!!
Our local shop *sew Downtown* just moved into a larger location
and lawsy mercy - they added stuff....

It is now a danger zone 

In case any of you thought about stopping by this week:

Happy Stitching all!!

Linking to:
Design Wall Monday
Monday Making
Main Crush Monday
Moving it Forward

Friday, April 06, 2018

Jelly Roll Waves is COMPLETE

My accidental version of Busy Hands Jelly Roll Wave Quilt pattern..... is......


And I really really really like it!!

I'm so excited too!!  We are going to use it as an auction Item for the fundraiser at our church. Our small church has outgrown its seams  ( he he - quilting reference) and we are raising money to make it bigger....

I hope the quilt helps a little.
and now ... my son wants me to make another one - oh boy -

Linking to:
Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Busy Hands Quilts
TGIF Friday

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Wednesdays Quilt of Valor Show!!

I have a QOV sew group ( I know!!!!)  and we meet once a month and have a blast stitching away. Last month Bernie, Charlene and Diane brought the block to make, and had everything all cut out for us! We made 70 blocks - and.... somehow I ended up taking 35 of them home.....

and on the way home.... I had an Epiphany!!!

Okay - maybe just an idea.... so I came home and started playing, and took over another part of the house as I started laying this quilt out.....

The blocks they had us make were the half string blocks.... and I just kept seeing stars.... so - since we still had a bunch of strings left over... I made a few more blocks .....and it  became this  .... and now it is half way stitched together... having patience ... waiting for me to get back to it!!

Check out these almost finished quilts... they just need to be bound then we can wash them and get them ready for their Veterans

Quilted by Janna I

Quilted by Stefanie C

and lastly quilted by C Brown:

Monday, April 02, 2018

Aprils One Monthly Goal

and a little bit of QDD going on around here!!!

First Off Aprils One Monthly Goal
Remember the Yellow Brick Road pattern?  I am going to use that on this set of Fabrics:

My Goal - to get it into a top!

And then I have this going on - I am not sure I 100% like it, so it may change - but the tumblers have been my leader Ender project and it is growing.... sort of....

And!!! I might be quilting on something.... maybe... 

AND!!! I sorta took over the floor in a corner.... on something that I will have to show you Wednesday - cuz it's also QOV related ( like the panel quilt) but I have a Loooong story to tell, and my dog wants it off the floor!!

So! I will be linking my OMG up to:

and also:
Design Wall Monday
Main Crush Monday
Monday Making

Saturday, March 31, 2018

The end of Green....

Green was the color of the Month for the Rainbow Scrap challenge....

I have Green!!!

Here they are becoming Mile a Minute or string blocks or scrap blocks or slabs or whatever the *in* term is now.... I used up my scraps!!!

And then they got their block treatment.... and now... 6 more blocks to add to my others

However!  There is no room on my design wall to lay them all out right now

Linking up to

Ps - because someone will ask
RSC 2018 Project details

Friday, March 30, 2018

Jelly Roll Waves ( March's OMG) is a TOP!!!

It is a top.... but as you will soon see.... I made a boo boo....

I calculated how long it would take to fix that boo boo - and I decided I liked it the way it was!!
( and now I have an excuse to make another one!!!)

So here it is at the beginning....

And here I am - stitching my heart out.... and this is such a fantastic pattern - totally understandable!!

and here I am wondering...
I should not have started talking to my kids when I was ironing.

BUT!!! We had a blast laying it out on the design wall

and I calculated how long it would take me to fix it - and I decided that I really liked it this way!  So does my friend - I am going to get it quilted up and she loved it - so 

There you go - my March OMG is finished
( ps the goal was to get it into a top)
(PPS I finished it Thursday at 6:30 pm and the rain and wind made me stay inside)
(PPSS because I am so sweet I will melt)
(pppsss you can laugh now)

and I had a blast 
This is the second pattern I have made from Busy Hands and I recommend them both
very fun and easy to understand
( just don't start talking to my kids!!)

Linking to:

( click on photo to go to the page)

Linking to:
Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Quilts of Valor from Nancy

My dear quilting Friend Nancy kept herself out of trouble this winter!! I think every time it snowed that quilter made another Quilt of Valor!!  And they are gorgeous!!

Aren't these just amazing!!! 

and!!!  It the time I got these pictures taken, we had another snow storm and she has made ANOTHER one!! Crazy - this is why I like her!!!

Monday, March 26, 2018

OMG in Progress

my OMG ( One Monthly Goal) is in progress.... it is in the top of my mind.... I will.... I must.... can I?  get it done?????

and ps.... why isn't March 42 days long????

See - I was all organized once.....

I have started getting blocks made....

And  few more
( they still need pressing)

and now - back to the machine...

Go Go Go!!

Linking to:
Design Wall Monday
Main Crush Monday
Monday Making

Friday, March 23, 2018

The Patriot

I decided that this finish needs its own Finished Friday Post... because... well - it should be a star too right?  Ha ha

Over the last few Months the Clues for the Patriot were released - and last Wednesday was the reveal....

I hope that is enough time that those who were trying to keep it a Mystery have caught up..

Here it is

I would like to point out.... Mine is Bound - and I didn't even beg, bribe or badger anyone else into binding it.... I did it all by my lonesome... that is at least worth one piece of chocolate!

The clues are still available on this blog, and in my Craftsy site if you are interested in making one of your own.  My Veterans really liked it when I showed it to them, so I was encouraged that it would be a good one for a Quilt of Valor.

For all of you who stitched along - thanks for particpating - and thank you for sharing your photos! I posted some of them on my Facebook page ;-)

Linking to:
Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Busy Hands Quilts

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Quilt of Valor Presentations

I hope you all enjoyed the QOV Mystery Quilt that has been going on for the past few Wednesdays!!

Just so you didn't think we were neglecting our veterans while we were stitching ;-)

Presentation Photos!!

First up!
Two quilts that the Local School made
The High School FBLA ( Future Business Leaders of America)
choose a community service project each year
My son took Quilts of Valor to them - and ta-da
Here are two of the Quilts they  made - and they presented them to Veterans ( and teachers) in our school.  It was pretty neat!

The guys!
Combat Veterans
We surprised them, but they were so cool!
My son did the presentation and he was walking on air
and laughed - as they all wanted to be as tall as him

Women Veterans
We work with an amazing group of Women Combat Vets

And my Guys!
I love this group of Veterans
they are so sweet, and so excited to receive a Quilt
The ohh and ahh over the fabrics
We love them!

While I LOVE making these quilts
I love the LOVE we wrap our Veterans even better

Monday, March 19, 2018

Stitching Slump

I feel like I have been in a little slump as I don't have these wonderful finishes to show you. And I was complaining to my kid - and then he laughed at me.  The nerve of him!!

He reminded me that I have been quilting - A LOT - just not on piecing stuff.  That really confuses a girl I tell ya!!

I finished this quilt:

My Friend passed away 2 years ago, and I helped her husband with her quilt kits and UFO's.  She had this one pretty much complete, it just needed a little stitching, Quilting and Binding... So I did that - and took it back to him. He was really tickled. But the best part - his house is just full of her quilts... so good to see!

Then I quilted this one - 
This is the next Quilt of Valor the Kids at School have made.

You'll have to come back Wednesday to see who we awarded the other 2 they have made to.

And then!
My dear friend rescued this quilt from demise!
Her family was cleaning out a family members house, and this one had some issues, so they were going to throw it away. She rescued it, and we fixed it up, and then stitched it to a larger quilt base so it would fir her bed.

I had fun!

and then!!!
I lamented that my 2 1/2 inch strip bucket was empty
and my child laughed
( he really is mean isn't he?)
and he led me to where I hid 3 more buckets of 2 1/2 inch strips ( oops)
so now my bin is full again and I need to make a quilt!

and then!!
Baseball started
and I wanted to try Baseball Photography
This is my kids friend
( and one of the kiddos who is helping do QOV in the school)

So now that I figured out I wasn't really in a slump
I am feeling better about my quilting life....

and ready to get to another project
Like my One Monthly Goal.... cuz March is swiftly marching by!!