Friday, January 18, 2019

A churn Dash Finish!!

Whoot Whoot!!!

This crazy Varied Sized Churn Dash quilt.....

It is finish!! Oh ya!

And as we took the picture in the sun - I realize you can really see the backing through it! Oh well - at least you know it is finally done!

And a little Close up of the quilting.....

and a little more of the quilting....This one was fun to do  - all swirly and pointy!

So not that I am keeping track or anything... for real, you know I will lose interest in stats about oh ...say Now.....  But this is QOV #5 I have had a hand in so far this year.... yay me....

How about you? do you keep track of numbers for the year? and especially ones that you will give away?

Linking to:
Confessions of a Fabric Addict
TGIFFriday at Kathys Kwilts and More

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Quilts of Valor from My Group

Even though there were holidays and cooking and presents...
These Quilters Kept right on a rockin the QOV stitching!!

This first quilt was made by Debbie in Ft Collins
I always love a log cabin!!

These FOUR were made Completely by Nancy H
in Ft Collins

She made these two House Quilts!
Or maybe we should call them Village quilts/

She made these two Trip Around the Worlds!

She made these two!!

I think we should snow her in more often!

These are our Flags for Sue Quilts = Getting DONE!
3 of them were quilted by Crystal
and 1 of them Quilted by Me

( Mine was the bottom Right.... just cuz I knew you would want to know)

Our group has been putting them together at sew days
and they are really coming together!

and be inspired!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Big Star Country FINISH

Whoop Whoop - I have another Finish!!!

This is another Top made by Verna - 
BUT!! It is from my Mystery called Big Star Country!
So I am excited about it!!

When I pulled it out of the box I had an idea to quilt sorta a windy look to it
Like it is waving in the wind..

and I love quilting it!!

I think hers turned out very cool!
AND!!  It inspired me to get this one up in my ETSY Shop

Especially since the other place deleted our patterns..

So - There is one more Quilt of Valor heading off to my amazing Binder Friends
and one more in my Finish pile!

PS - I am also working on a PayHip Store - how many of you use PayHip?

Linking to:
Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Finished
TGIF Friday at Anja Quilts

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

JL's Quilt of Valor

Way back in 2004 When I started Quilts of Valor in Colorado - we had a mission. It was sorta the same mission as we have today - only here - it was a little scary. at least for me

We were bringing in 700 Wounded Soldiers to our Military Post to start what would become 1 of 17 Warrior in Transition Battalions.   We had decided that we wanted a Quilt of Valor for each and every incoming soldier... and that was a huge feat.

In stepped Janet Lee ( and many others - but this post is about her!)  JL  Runs a fabulously famous Quilt show called MQX Quilt Festival.   It is Fabulous! Trust me - I have been!

When she heard what we were trying to do in Colorado she volunteered her voice - and her email lists to contact as many quilters as we could, and then! She started sending me Backing Fabric, and Batting, and Quilt tops - and THEN!  She offered to host a block drive for us... and thousands of Blocks started coming to her quilt show.  She then shipped them to us to assemble.

Anyways - She holds a very dear place in my heart  - as she has continued to support Quilts of Valor is Many Many Many ways.

Well a little bit ago - she said she would like to have  Quilts of Valor for a presentation she was making . did anyone want to help? and  I said  -  YES!  I would be so honored to make a QOV for her presentation.

And so!!

this is the one that I made for her! I had such fun !  I put it together and went right downstairs to quilt it. I did not want to lose my Momentum!!

It was quite an Honor to make a Quilt for someone to award that has been so very supportive - not only to me and my quilters but to QOV overall!

Linking to:
Let's Bee Social

Monday, January 07, 2019

Starting a New Project

I am just having way too much fun lately!

I have been playing in my fabrics and finding patterns... and you are not going to believe the cool pattern I found!

It was designed by Highway 10 Designs - run by Kathy who blogs at Tamarack Shack

She and her partner have some amazing designs - but this one really caught my eye!

my son and I have chosen the fabric, and my plan is to cut it today!! I can't wait!!

PS - that is really white, we just have that funny evening lighting when I decide to take photos that yellows everything!! 

Go check out Kathy's Patterns - you may find something you need to start on today too!!

Highway 10 Designs Pattern Store

Linking to:
Design Wall Monday
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Main Crush Monday

Friday, January 04, 2019

Bullseye Log Cabin Finish!!!

For lack of a better name - I am calling this the Bullseye Log Cabin ....

Our QOV group is making these for our January/February 2019 Block of the Months ... and I made the pattern - and I sewed the sample, and the boys turned on a movie, so I just kept stitching while we were watching and

the next thing you know - I had a whole quilt! and you know I just couldn't stop there...

I mean I am on a sorta vacation for a few days - so I headed off to my quilting machine - Bam!!

Its a finish!

Well = truth in advertising - It is as finished as I will get it - I have friends!
Friends in high places that bind it for me - cuz they know it puts my into anaphylactic shock ( ha ha)

This is the block
Its so easy!!

and here is the pattern!
Just in case you need it

I have to tell you I am kinda sad - Craftsy never sent me a letter, never notified me of any of my patterns being deleted. I learned that there may be changes from other blogs who had received notice.

and then! They deleted all but 1 pattern from my site. So all the Free ones I had on there are gone. I will be re doing them and posting them here - and re linking them - but that was sad, and in my opinion a bad business move. But they never asked me!

All of my other Patterns are moving to Etsy - slowly but surely...
it takes a lot of time - and I am not one for patience.

In the meantime - enjoy this one ;-)
and check out my Etsy Site? 

Linking to:

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Verna's Quilt of Valor

I am counting this my First QOV finish for 2019 - although - truth in advertising.... I quilted it in 2018.... December 29th to be exact.... but who is counting right?

Verna Made this one and I love it!

She found the Pattern in the May/June 2016 Love of Quilting Magazine

I think we are off to a great start!!!

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Happy New Year 2019

You know - I am going to take 6 months getting used to writing 2019!!

Happy New Year!!

I have two instagram accounts so I did that Best Nine thing
and I was pleasantly surprised!
Here is my AlyciaQuilts IG account

And here is my QuiltygirlQuilts account

Pretty fun!

Are you all ready for the New Year?
Are you a Planner?

I will say this year - I am just going to roll with it and see where it takes me!

Here's to a Quilty New Year!!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

The Bowling Tree

I have One More Finish to share.... and it is amazing that I kept it a secret....

I knew that my Mom would LOVE a Christmas Tree Quilt - but I was mean and made her wait till Christmas!

She got into bowling a few years ago - and found out she really likes it! and she even got my Dad playing... as long as he doesn't score better than her!

So I searched and searched and searched for bowling fabrics and finally found some that I really liked ( Thank you SpoonFlower designers)  and ta da!

These are cell phone photos - so look close - but aren't those fun?
She even picked out a few as her favorites

and I used the rest of the fabrics for a strippy background - so its really a two sided quilt

Sooooo does that count as two gifts???  ha ha!

Linked to:
TGIFFriday at Lisa In Port Hope
Finished or Not finished at Busy Hands
Can I get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Christmas Tree Pattern

So many of you asked who designed the Christmas Tree Pattern - and I did try to answer a lot of you - but I decided the blog would be better.

I did!

I sat down with my trusty graph paper and started drawing - and then Calculating and then adding in errors for my stitching....

So here you go!

I decided that I wanted to use about 8 fat quarters of focus fabrics, and with that 6 inches in the best way to cut up a Fat Quarter - so each square is a 6 inch piece of fabric

I cut my Fat quarters into 6 inch strips - and used my easy angle ruler for the half squares - that way it was all strips.

I think I got about 1 1/2 yards for the background - you need 52 -  6 inch squares for the background and  16 1/2 squares for the edges.

I used the same background on all three quilts - so I could make better use of my yardage

My goal was 60 x 80 - but real math and seam allowances made them 56 x 78 ish.....

So there you go!
If you make it - share it with me - I'd love to see it!