Sunday, July 29, 2018

Finish! Stars and Stripes

The parade of finishes that are making their way to Lutherdale's auction in August continues.

Here is the fun flag quilt we put together at the Gala assembly weekend.

I quilted it on my friend Jim's computerized machine on the 4th of July.  It doesn't get any more patriotic than that, does it?!? Here's the back and a closeup of the quilting:

This is my third finish for Q3 Finish-A-Long. Here is a link to my goals list.

The binding is never ending!  I worked on the Rainbow Plus Baby Quilt this morning at the car wash!  I need to take advantage of all of the opportunities I can!

Not part of Finish-A-Long, is this quilt.  My friend Anna pieced it and wasn't feeling it.  Her sister-in-law scooped it up and her brother quilted it.  (The same person that I quilted the Stars and Stripes and St Nick quilts with).  I did the binding and it is going to be part of Lutherdale's auction.  I'm pretty sure that Anna reads my blog, so this will be a test for her.  I don't know if anybody told her that we were sending it there.  =P

I have some super-duper sewing machine news to share.  I want to save that for it's own post, because it is just.that.good!!  =)


Linking up with Kathy and Slow Sunday Stitching

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Finish! St. Nick

Much like Nutso for Nemo, St. Nick is a panel I bordered and quilted up and will donate to Lutherdale's Auction/Fundraiser.

 I quilted it with my friend, Jim's computerized Gammill in a fun snowflake pattern.

This is my second finish for Q3 Finish-A-Long.  Here is a link to my goals list.


Finish! - Nutso for Nemo

I've been a binding fool lately.  With so many quilts destined for Lutherdale's annual quilt auction/fundraiser, I've had to finish things up in order to meet the deadline.  I'll post these finishes separately, so it is easy for me to link them up to the Finish-A-Long.

I'm calling this quilt "Nutso for Nemo".  It's just a panel that I bordered with Moda Grunge Dots and did a lot of fun, doodle quilting on it.  I noticed at last year's auction how excited people were for panels.  I thought-- Hey! Why not work on a few of those to donate?

I picked up the panel last year at Quilt Expo and it will make a baby or toddler super happy.

This is my first (of hopefully many) finish of Q3 2018.  Here is a link to my Q3 goals.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Finish-A-Long Q3 2018 - My Goals

Q2 of 2018 was about being lofty with my goals.  I didn't complete much, but really-- I did push many things forward.  Q3 is the time to shine!  I will complete things, mark my words!! ;)  This list is mostly the same as last quarter, but I'm updating the projects with new statuses.

1- Finding Nemo
I quilted this on the Fourth of July (with 3 other quilts!!) and need to bind it.  It will be part of Lutherdale's auction in August.

2- St Nick
Another one of the Four on the Fourth that I quilted. Needs binding...Will be part of Lutherdale's auction, too!

3- Stars and Stripes
I threw this top together at the Lutherdale Gala Weekend and will donate it to their auction.  It is quilt 3 of the Four on the Fourth.  Needs binding!

4- Bonus Charity Baby Quilt
The fourth of the Four on the Fourth! This is a bonus baby quilt made from cutoffs from a jelly roll quilt that Anna made a few years ago.  I'll donate to to Project Linus.  Needs binding too!

5- Grey Plus Baby Quilt
Baby Flannery is born and needs a quilt!  I quilted this up in a quick loop-dee-loo a few weeks ago.  Need to bind and gift.  

6- Rainbow Plus Baby Quilt

Also quilted on the same day as the grey plus quilt. Also with loop-dee-loos. Also needs binding and gifting.  I can't wait for a baby party! Both mamas are friends and we are hoping to do a little joint shower/baby party.  Baby Patton is still 'cooking' and I hope to gift this before they are born. =)

7- On Ringo Lake
This monster is quilted and the binding is started.  I did submit it to the Mad City Quilt Guild's challenge in June even though the binding wasn't done.  I would love to have this complete this summer and use it on my guest bed. As you can see from #1-6, I've had few things going on and this got put on hold for a little while.  Sooooo much binding to do!!!

8- Midnight Star
This is languishing as a top.  It is like a fine wine or cheese.  It needs to age.  Maybe I can quilt it and bind it in the next few months?

9- Legendary

Still no progress on this top...I would love to snuggle under it on the couch this winter!! Can't do that unless it is quilted!

10- Charity Rail Fence

More quilting to do!  I joke that I need a sabbatical from work to catch up with my quilting.  It's true!!

11- Bonus Baby Quilt

See a trend? Quilting needs to happen!

12- Featherweight Tote Bag - Purple 

This is basically done.  I need to do some stitching on the corners to offer more structure. And do a little photo shoot/blog post.  Not technically done yet.

13- Featherweight Tote Bag - Orange

Like the purple one, this is nearly done, but I don't have any recent pics. 

Lots and lots to do!  I'm excited!  Wish me luck!

If you would like to join the Finish-A-Long fun, head on over to any one of the eight bloggers who host:

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Finish-A-Long Q2 2018 Wrap Up

Time is moving too quickly for me right now! I set big goals for Q2 and didn't have a lot of completions.  It's ok! Quilting is definitely an ebb and flow sort of thing and I have a lot of flowing around the corner.

Here is a link to my goals for Q2.  There were 12 of them! And I finished ONE! I'm blushing a bit.

Hekla was my finish.  I submitted it to be shown at Quilt Expo this fall, so wish me luck!

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Next up-- Create a list for Q3 2018.  It will be a great few months!


Sunday, July 1, 2018

2018 Lutherdale Gala Quilt

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to spend the weekend at Lutherdale assembling our 'Gala Quilt'.  This is a quilt to donate to their annual quilt auction in August and it is made from blocks sewn by all the people who donate quilts to the auction.  There is a "Thank You" Gala Luncheon in the spring where we hand out fabric and instructions and then people mail back the blocks to camp.

This year, we decided to buy fabric (in year's past, we asked for donations and made many scrappy quilts).  Our quilt was inspired from something on pinterest-- it's all solid half square triangles.  I was a tiny bit nervous about how we would translate these blocks into a quilt, but it turned out AMAZING! 

Here is the group photo with all of the people that helped assemble it.  Many hands make light work.  We had this done by midnight on the first night!!!!  What?  I know!  That left us with lots of time to make additional quilts!

I brought fabric to make this cute patriotic wall hanging.  That went together crazy fast, too!

We had quite a bit of unused fabric from the first quilt, and it was only Saturday morning, so back to pinterest for inspiration!  We came up with this design and assembled the entire top on Saturday.  Two quilts--> two days!!  Totally amazing!!

We were able to take a few hours on Saturday afternoon and enjoy the lake!  I made a donation to the new archery program and that qualified us to take a boat ride on the Lauderdale Lakes.  It was nice! They packed us a picnic lunch and we felt pampered.  After the ride, I tried my hand at archery for the first time since I was a camp kid myself.  I LOVED IT!

Here is a view of the camp from the lake.

Sunday, we all puttered around on our own projects.  Even though our projects were independent, most of them are destined for donation.  I put this goofy little thing together.  It's leftover cuts from someone's quilt several years ago.  The scraps were going to be thrown out and I couldn't let that happen.  I sewed the hunks into squares and trimmed them up.  Add a little sashing and cornerstones and voila! A baby quilt! This will be perfect for Project Linus.

This weekend was so much fun!  I can't wait for next year!