Wednesday, May 30, 2018

May's One Monthly Goal

my May's One Monthly goal was to bind this pile of quilts:

And Bind I did!!
This one

and this one
( PS It says Wham Bam Thwap in the quilting -on it - I love it)

and this one

and this one
It's story is here:

and this one

and this one
- I sorta forgot I stuck it in the pile
I have made others and they got bound and awarded as Quilts of Valor
Poor baby

and this one
Its on my kids bed
We are ready for the 4th of July now!

and there should be one more
It should look like a halloween quilt
but it had a moment - and it had to take a break because

They are ALL home... Whoot Whoot

So now my pile looks like this
and I hope to add the Halloween soon
and then I can get back to making another pile....

The end

Click below to see other's OMG 's

Linked to
Finished Friday at Confessions

Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day and a new Design Wall Quilt

This weekend was so crazy - and I know - it's not really over yet, but Today is my Day of Remembrance - I am so glad we planned all the crazy things for Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Saturday - the Colorado Veteran Project hosted a HUUUUGE Ruck run and race . The Ruckers placed 25 pounds of non perishables in their packs and either did a 10K or a 30K march!

It was awesome - they also had a 5K to raise more money for Veterans Projects.

At the end of the races - you know Quilts of Valor was there!!!  We had a moment of silence for our Veterans not with us, and Then got to honor 5 Amazing Veterans.... and of course-- I have photos!

I did not take them - Becca of the Teamsters Horsemen, and Jen Burch of See Life Photography graciously shared with me - as I was to busy tripping over the cords on the stage. Ok Not really, I was VERY careful - I didn't want to mess up the band that followed us!!

This first one is mine, I was trying to cell phone photo with one hand and still talk into the mic with the other..... No one has ever said I was coordinated  - ha ha

And then!!! My dear friend Sandy called and said - I have stuff for you - and so - this is what I found!
Enough blocks to make two quilts ( with border - but I am not to that stage yet!)  Won't these be Great Quilts of Valor??

I think that maybe she was planning one King Sized quilt - but I'd rather make 2 QOV sized quilts.
Hope you all are having a wonderful Memorial day and remembering your loved ones.

Linking to:
Design Wall Monday
Main Crush Monday
Monday Making

Friday, May 25, 2018

More Bindings from the Pile

I have a few more done on my May's One Monthly Goal Pile.... but I have to tell you..... my ambition is waning ....

But I will keep on until the 31st of May... right?  I may need to plan a reward to keep me going....

This is called Big Star Country - it is Mystery A6 in my Craftsy Store - and we had fun with it. I made two - and got the first one bound and even awarded, and this poor baby got stuck in the pile! I am not sure how... but there it was!
 And this is the back!  I love how this panel just shines here!

Then my Scrappy Hearts Quilt - it was kinda sorta my leader ender project in 2017 - and then at a quilt retreat I buckled down and sewed till I was out of strips - and then I quilted it - and bam - it wandered into that pile.... sigh.... but now it is done, and it will be on my son's bed when he comes home! Yay - I think everyone now has a Patriotic Quilt in our family ;-)

So that is my Pile Progress for this week - and.... there are still some left in that pile!! and the countdown is on!!

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

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

More CO Quilts of Valor

I have a few more awesome Quilts of Valor to show you! I hope you are ready???

I will tell you that summer has started for my kids - and I was all ready to sit by the pool, read a book, you know hang out - and the kids that are here have had us running like crazy!! It's fun, It's nuts, and we need more that 24 hours in a day!

With that - I will have you running now - to make another quilt!!

So this first amazing quilt - Pieced by Sharon D and Quilted by Lori C - How amazing is this one? and that BORDER!! Wowzers!

This is another one from Sharon
and quilted by Cathy F

I have a stack of 9 patches! 
I am inspired!

And another from Sharon - 
Also quilted by Cathy F
 and yet a FOURTH from Sharon
That gal was just a stitchin! wasn't she!!

Again Quilted by Cathy F

Cathy F really took on a lot - 
she also quilted this 4th one for us 
It is from Our Block Drive
I think we called the Block Log Cabin Triangle?
Jan - who blogs at Colorful Fabriholic wrote the pattern for us
You can find it here:

And last - but SO very Appreciated
The Pride City Quilt Guild in Pueblo CO
Provide us with these AWESOME pillowcases!!
I swear its just a little bit more love and they are adored!!

Oh and remember my home improvement project?  I tore out wallpaper, and scrubbed walls - and I may have painted.... yep - and found out that 16 foot walls are a little tough to reach - but I prevailed....

now I am working on the flooring - but that may take a bit - did you know that floor is Waaaaayyyy down there on the ground???? *sigh*

Have a great Wednesday! Hope this gave you a little inspirations!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Rattlesnake Kate

My son had to do a report on Local Lore - and he chose Rattlesnake Kate.

She is pretty famous around here for defending herself and her young son from an onslaught of Rattlers. Story is she killed 140 snakes and later used the skins and made a dress.

he did a lot of research, and then needed a photo. Well! the museum that has Kate's dress and old house is closed until the end of may. So I went with him and we found her grave site.

Pretty cool what you can learn in a cemetery....

We found her headstone.
It was a really small cemetery - so no directory or anything. 
And I think it might be an older one, most of the headstones were dated a while ago

Proof that we were there
( you know, so that no one thought we just copied it off the internet ;-)  )

Look what we found walking around tho
There were probably 7 or 8 of these - headstones just like Arlington

we thought that was pretty cool.

And of course, on our adventure we found this Veterans Memorial
( sort of still under construction I would guess)

So of course - we stopped and took photos

It was a pretty cool day
Not Quilty related at all 

But my Son and I enjoyed traipsing around our state 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Colorado Quilts of Valor

Good Morning!!

Are you ready for some Quilty Inspirations today?

Well lets get to it!

This first one was pieced by the University of No Colorado Softball team
We used Kevin the Quilters Block Drive pattern
and Ingunn ( by high prarie quilts) quilted it

This was pieced by our NoCo Group using Block Drive Blocks from last year. These blocks didn't quite get pieced according to the pattern ( which - believe me - I do a LOT) so we saved them up and played around and this is what our team came up with

Quilted by Ingunn

This is another one our group put Together - This is the block drive block we used a few years ago. We had kids make the blocks, we set the top -and Pam F in Kansas Quilted it

And this beauty - this is the Mystery Quilt called THe Patriot from earlier this year - It was pieced and quilted by Ann W of Bunkhouse Quilts.... I put the label on ( see I do do something - ha ha)

And last night - Holeee Cow - did we have a cool lightening storm

Hope you got a little inspiration and want to make a Quilt of Valor or two!! I know they are greatly appreciated!

Friday, May 11, 2018

May's Pile Progress

You know your brain is a little tired when you can't even think of a cool blog title.....

I have made more progress on my Binding Pile - and YAY!!!

Are you ready??

Bound Quilt Number 3

 I truly to not remember when I made this one - but I sure like it!

Bound Quilt Number 4

This one - I remember -
I worked the hospitality part of Quilt Affair - our State Quilt Guilds huge Quilt show/Sale and I found this fabric and loved it - and then I left without it

My Dear Ethel got a FQ bundle and gave it to me for my Birthday - I was So Suprised.

I made the Top Immediately ( its called SnapShots from Atkinson Designs) and I used the top for a while, then I quilted it and used it un bound - and Now!! It is finally bound - AND on the couch!!

 And Binding Number 5
Just to prove I did it  ( and didn;t beg someone else)
here is the Full Quilt
This is my pattern, and one that is so easy and fun! Gives a bold look!

So Number 3 and Number 5 will make there way to my Etsy Store - So if you know someone interested in a finished quilt - send them that way....  ( remember... two kids in college UGH)  ha ha!!

Alycia's Quiltygirl Etsy Store

Enjoy your day!!

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