Sunday, January 14, 2018

Scrap Play!

I've continued to enjoy Kate's 15 Minute to Sew Challenge and even finished my Jan. OMG Snowman Jelly Roll into a flimsy. Here's just a peek as I'm hoping to get my long-arm back from some well needed maintenance and actually have it finished by month's end.

I also started a CREATIVE project that I've had in the back of my head:
I've never done strip piecing.
I've been wanting to use text prints against bold, print  for e v e r.
With that said, this makes for the perfect 15 minutes of sewing after a long day at work.
It's going to be fun to watch this project evolve, as right now I have no plan accept to continue having fun creating these scrappy flowers that seem to be quickly blooming from my scrap basket.
Quilting is more fun than Housework
 My report this week:
Days with sewing this week:  5 out of 7
Days with sewing this month:  10 out of 14
Days with sewing this year:  10 out of 14
Success rate:  71%
Stay tuned!

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tuesday Archive #179: Machine Binding

Hello! Hello! and Happy Tuesday Archives! 
The linky party that let's you rejuvinate OLD blogging posts.
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. If you are new to our linky, click over the here to read the details about this fun, weekly linky party. (You can also check out all our past Tuesday Archives themes by clicking right here.)

This week's theme is: Machine Binding

I have yet to master the "art" of machinge binding. Seriously, though I prefer the look of handing binding, machine binding is a bit more durable for all the toddler quilts I make. Yet,  I can never get that beautiful, straight finish on the reverse side. Anyhooo.... this is my "go to" tutorial, by Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew, that I use when I do finish a quilt using machine binding.
 I appreciate her step by step, illustrated directions.
 



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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Jan. OMG: Jelly Roll Progress

 I continue to enjoy stitching my Anni Downs BOM.
I'll receive my final block next month and will have the whole quilt baste stitched. At which time, I look forward to adding a bunch of Sue Spargo's creative stitching as this continues to be my evening stitching project though-out 2018. I can't wait to add a bunch of whimsical details to this piece.

And have found motivation in the rejuvenation of Kate's 15 Minutes a day linky:
Days with sewing this week:  5 out of 7
Days with sewing this month:  5 out of 7
Days with sewing this year:  5 out of 7
Success rate:  71% 

This is a perfect statistic for me as my "15 minutes" doesn't include my evening stitching. Instead, I;m using this linky as motivation to get myself into my studio and sewing. And it worked!
I got all my jelly roll strips sewn and pressed this week. Four sets of six:

Three sets of five:
At this pace, I'll have these cut and sewn into a flimsy by next week's report. This will put me right on track for meeting my OMG. Happy New Year to me! Thanks for the motivation Kate. 
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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Jan. OMG: Snowman Jelly Roll

This year I'm setting out to De-stash projects I've had sitting around for way too long. Each month this year, I'm going to use the motivation of the OMG Linky to get them done one month at a time.  With that said, say hello to January's OMG: 
Turning this Snowman Gatherings II Jelly Roll by Moda into a quilt top. 
I have a quick and easy pattern that allows for some easy strip sewing.
Thank so very much for organizing this event for us Patty!
I'm looking forward to a productive year of De-stashing.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

California Thomas Fire Quilts

I'm answering Carole's "call for"  quilt blocks as she sets out to create two quilts for the California Thomas Fire victims. Her goal is 60 blocks. How easy it was to dig through my scraps and in less than 45 minutes, I had these two blocks done and ready to send to Carole. I'm a firm believer that many hands make for light work. I wanted to share this with you, as well, can you imagine how good it will feel for these victims to receive a homemade quilt from strangers during a time when one has lost everything and their faith is being tested. 
I hope you'll think about joining me in answering Carole's call for help.You can find this Thomas Fire Relief 12-inch block design at the Ventura Quilt Guild HERE. 
Click HERE to stop by Carole's blog: From My Carolina Home for the details of her mission.

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