Monday, October 15, 2018

October Accomplishments So Far


I spent several more nights this month making more On Ringo Lake blocks. Very slow progress, but I'm still working on it. It's about time to make more half square triangles.

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I was able to get caught up on my Quilters Planner scrappy blocks. This is September
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This on is October.
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On Native American Day we had the day off work, so the kids and I went to Dad's and quilted. This is the t-shirt quilt I did with no thread breaking or skipped stitches. I bought Inspira Machine quilting needles and I was really impressed.
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The kids were so good and they were working on a project with Dad and Ann, so I was able to finish 4 quilts, including my Scrappy Trip Around the World. 
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Matthew Olson, the Extension Agent I work with asked me to quilt and bind the t-shirt quilt he made with his 94-year-old grandma who has never pieced a quilt. They did a great job and the quilt quilted beautifully. I was able to put the binding on by machine on Monday and finished the hand stitching on Tuesday. He loved it.
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I made and quilted this OSU quilt for my SIL for her birthday. I was able to get it quilted and bound. 
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I used up scraps to make her these two zippered bags.
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I also made a tote bag with leftover fabric.
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While I quilted Monday, the kids helped dad and Ann make pumpkin Rice Krispie treats.
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My old co-workers got together for our friend Karen's son's wedding. Myself, Karen, and Tina at the reception.
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September Finishes


September flew by and it appears October is going to do the same. I've been very busy finishing up UFO's and trying to get a bunch of bags done.
I worked on several blocks of On Ringo Lake and I think I finished 5 more blocks. I also finished a lot of the corner pieces.
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My biggest finish was my Farm Girl Vintage quilt. It was quilted by Marie Brewer and I quickly finished it.
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I love the farm animals on it, which is why I had Marie quilt it.
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I'm loving the way the quilting turned out.
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I spent an afternoon quilting and was able to quilt Cobblestone, done in Glamping Gypsies fabric.
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I finished the binding and I'm so happy with how it turned out. It will be a quilt for our bed in the camper.
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A close up of our quilt.
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Another look at the quilting. It's quilted with a light cream King Tut.
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I bought this pattern at Mikaela's begging and then promptly lost it back in June. I found it the end of September when I was going on a work trip. I'm so happy I found it!
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I flew to St. Louis for a work conference the last week of September. I took my hexie diamonds (or popcorn as Regina calls them.) and sewed them on the plane rides. I have them all sewn together and ready to make into a table runner.
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We toured the Arch. If you haven't been there recently, the new visitor center is amazing.
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I loved the trip and learning all the history.
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I also worked hard to finish my scrappy trip around the world top. I took this picture and then realized I had two blocks wrong. I fixed it before quilting it. 
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I feel like I was pretty productive. I spent quite a bit of time working on a Tudor bag to take on my trip, then miss cut, got frustrated, and quit on it, so it's still in pieces.

In September - 12
Out September - 42
In Year to Date - 151.5
Out Year to Date - 229.75
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I'm ahead of my stash by 78.25 yards!!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Summer finishes

This summer just got away from me and I realized I hadn't even written down some of my finishes.
I made this Aeroplane bag.
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I made these bowl cozies and gave two to a friend who was moving.
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I made Mathew a travel pillowcase.
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Mikaela made one as well.
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I made this Crown Royal quilt for a friend as well. It was a major project this summer.
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Then I made another Aeroplane bag which was smaller.
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I quilted this small baby quilt for Project Warmth
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I also quilted this one as well.
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I made this bag.
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I fixed this wallet. It just needed a new outside.
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The inside was still good.
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I also made hearts for the quilt guild Heart blocks
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I finished this Sprinkles Baby quilt.
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It felt good to get all these projects done. I'm really working hard on my UFO list this year.

Friday, September 07, 2018

Family Wedding Weekend

Over Labor Day weekend we went to Brookings to my cousin's wedding. It was held at McCrory Gardens, a beautiful location. We took a good family picture.

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Grandpa and Grandma with all the grandkids
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Our entire family, my brother Ed and his boys, us, my dad and his wife Ann, and my brother Jim and his wife Adele and their kids.
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My dad Hugh and his wife Ann
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We spent Saturday swimming and going to the Children's Museum before going to the wedding. On Sunday we went to the State Fair. The kids had so much fun. They don't remember when we went 2 years ago.
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We saw the 4-H building and went on rides, looked in tractors, and ate amazing fair food.
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It was a fun weekend, even if we weren't camping.

Central States Fair

This year I planned ahead and put all of my exhibits in the camper and was ready for the fair. We started camping before the fair and through the week of the fair. I received several Blues and a couple reds in the sewing division. My daughter had 2 entries and she was so excited.

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We had about 10 more items this year than in past years. I love being involved with the fair, although by the end of the week it's been a long week.
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These two bags did well at the fair.
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My quilts didn't fair so well. All received reds and whites. This is a hard blow for a former 4-Her. The quilt division just has a different judging level than the rest of the fair.
My Black/White/Pink/Green 5 yard quilt, my oldest UFO.
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En Provence
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Scrappy trip around the world table topper - a wedding present for my cousin and his wife who are both SDSU fans.
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The Crown Royal quilt I made.
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The English Paper Pieced table topper I made.
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Paul's t-shirt quilt.
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Nova
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Positivity table topper.
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Sprinkles
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Pink/white/black 5-yard baby quilt
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Aeroplane bag
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Teddy's Cars quilt
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Mikaela's doll quilt
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