Sunday, July 29, 2018

Flags for Sue ...for this week

THIS!!! is a very picture heavy post!!! and ....its  SO AWESOME!!

Here is top number two in the Flags for Sue series - I added some red into the border - thinking it would give it a little pop - and Oh my Stars!! does it ever...... but ( and you will laugh) adding that red took longer than the whole rest of the quilt!!

And the blocks came rolling in!
Joan K  made 12!!

and Vickie made 4

and Kathy made this cool one

and from Cathy
( ps - check out her blog - its so cool!)

And from Nancy - a cool 4!!!

And from Deb and awesome 7!!

and Top Number 3
I wanted to try gold/cheddar and
wow!! What do you think???

and from Oregon!! Christine Y send this lovely!!

and then you all - plaid.... I swooned

These three ( with that plaid above)
came from Katie Mae
Check out her blog too!

and then my Holly from Indiana
she contributed 7

and Judy!!  I always say thornton and she says broomfield - or maybe its the opposite
have you ever had a brain freeze like that
anyways JUDY is AH-Mazing!!!
and she had time to make these 3

and Ms Diane M in washington
check out the red - that is a cool print!

And Ms Deb at Snowcatcher
she went all *scrappy*  LOVE it!!
oh and you have to check her blog out
her photography will make you drool!!!

And from Beryl in Utah!!
aren;t these great!!
She has a way cool blog too
( and she just finished up our last mystery - the Patriot - go check out the photos!!)

and Betty in Co
I love that blue print - what a great way to use that!!

and then I went to the post office!!!

Check this out!!
I will get those posed for their time in the sun and be back!!

and I might even have another top to show you by then
but don't hold your breath
I have a horse to ride...........

Thank you all so much for you support and love
Kathy and her family are so appreciative

Oh!! PS this made 55 blocks received this week
plus the 70 from last week

that makes 125 total so far!!!

Plus I may have made a few - but those don't count they just go into the stack

Linking up to:
Oh Scrap

Monday Making
Main Crush Monday
design wall monday

Katie Mae Quilts

Friday, July 27, 2018

One Monthly Goal for July and.... catchup!!!

My July One Monthly Goal was my Inspired by Cynthia    and guess what???

I did it!!
Yep - I am bragging... I actually did a whole OMG in the SAME month!!

Ta da!!
It is done and quilted
And because it will be a Quilt of Valor
I am sending it to our Sew day to get bound!! Whoot Whoote 

A close up of the quilting
and the back

My May One Monthly goal was to bind this big ol stack of quilts
I got all of them done except this one
( it was half bound)
so now!!
It's done!

I think that makes one Halloween quilt per kid - but I may have to recount

My One Monthly Goal for June - was only an OM - and now it has it's G

So there you go!!
I am all caught up on my OMG's and ready for August... ok - not really - but I should be!

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Quilt of Valor Inspirations

Once upon a time Rolland watched his wife cut, sew and make beautiful quilts, and he wanted to have as much fun as she did.... and he may have wanted some counter space back as well ( just kidding) so he made his own Quilt of Valor top!!! It was quilted by Kim and bound be her and will be so loved by a Veteran touched by war!!

PS - he made more!

Charlene is one of the Quilters in our QOV Colorado Group and she followed along with the mystery called THE Patriot ( still free in my Etsy store on here on the blog)  I quilted it for her - because - you know - I had to!  ( ha ha)

As a part of our Sew days Members are taking over and choosing blocks for us to make
Connie and Kathy chose this star block and we made a million
( okay maybe just a lot)
This is one of the first quilts they put together with the stars!

And then there is me - 
I had a huge pile of scraps and I made my son start cutting
He needed community service hours anyways - its not like i *forced* him into it

this is what we came up with
and I quilted it

Vickie B - Who thinks that I am trouble with a capitol T
made this lovely quilt!

I sent it off to be quilted by Lori

Aren't these all fun quilts?
I love seeing all the variety!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Its a Top!!!

I had a fun and interesting and quilty weekend - and with all the envelopes coming in my way - I was really inspired to start on the Flags for Sue Tops..... so  I did what any good quilter would do!

Gave the kids and the dad a list of chores and sent them to work.... while I did my *work*  !!

And here is the first top!!

It measures 64 x 84 - So I think it is just the right size!!

I have drawn up quite a few different designs - so I am excited to try the next one and see if I like it as well!

If you want to help make some Flags for Sue -

Its kinda an addicting block - and my 2 1/2 in strip pile is being used ;-)


Linking to:
DWM at Small Quilts
MCM at Cooking up Quilts
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilts

Lets Bee Social

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Flags for Sue Updates

Oh you All!!!
Our hearts are full!!
Little packages and baggies are showing up all over the place!

Kevin's  Block

And Sheree;s

 I had a drive by:

Gail H dropped a block off at our lane !

And from Yvonne at

And from Sandy in PA

And the little messages that have been coming - I am saving them all for Kathy ( Sue's Sister) .... okay maybe I am taking photos and texting her first - and THEN saving them  .... 
( i can be annoying that way ;-)  )

and then....  I went to the Post office - and the ladies were shocked!! I told them what we were doing and they cried... too cool

They came from Illinois!
Thanks Terry!!

And from Audrey in CO
She might be an overachiever!

and from Julie in Idaho
And Julie - your note made Mine and Kathys hearts so happy
Go you!!

And from Barbara in the mountains
Where she better be cool and send us some cold air

( PS - can you tell I couldn't wait to get home to start taking pics?)

The Gym rats might have been laughing at me!!
And from Dianne 

And from Gina in Longmont!
She used the pledge of allegiance - and it looks AWESOME

And from Cynthia at

and from Shar in Grand Junction!

From Susan in Tennessee 
(I think I spelled it wrong on the photo - I blame the heat)

From Christy in KANSAS!

From Jamie in Texas

and from Corrie in Washington

They are coming from ALL over - and it is so cool!
As of this moment - as in the moment I hit publish - we have 70 blocks -

You all - my heart - be still!!
What love!!