Monday, December 05, 2016

December OMG Goal

December always flys by for me, but this year I feel like I have a good handle on gift buying and making. I already have many of my gifts done. I have a few mug rugs left to bind and an apron from a shirt that I just keep putting off, although it probably won't take me long once I start.

My December goal is to make a pillowcase out of this quilted piece. It's for my MIL for Christmas. I've mad her a quilt, table runner, and now the pillow for her room. She loves the blue/whites. The pattern is Strip Lash by GE Designs
Strip Lash pillowcase quilted.
I'm linking up with Elm Street Quilts for the One Monthly Goal.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November OMG Finished

My OMG for November was to make the Fractions quilt top from Stripology Squared. I not only got the top done but was able to quilt and bind it as well. I love how the quilt turned out.

Friction is quilted. Can I get the binding done tonight?
A close up of the quilting. I spent Veteran's Day at dad's and was able to get it quilted.
Up close quilting
I finished up 4 more bags that I had cut out. I'm so pleased to have all of these done.
Four baskets finished tonight! One of my older UFOs.
I made two Becca Bags with the leftover quilted fabric from my duffle bag.
Finished up this Becca bag tonight.
I made 3 Becca bags from some scraps.
Three more bags finished last night for gifts.
I made the Best of Joy table runner from Gudrun's Quilt Crew.
Best of Joy table runner #gedesigns
I made two table tents for imaginative play.
Cardboard table Tent for a Christmas gift. Still have to serge the seams, but at least it's all cut and measured. I'm sure this will be great for imaginative play.
A Giant Starburst quilt from scraps for my favorite GB fan.
Another finished quilt tonight. Giant Starburst in Green Bay Or BHSU green and yellow.
A trinket case to test the pattern out with my scraps. It went to my nephew Cooper for his birthday.
Cooper's trinket case.
I made a Sew South tote to haul my books around in for classes.
Finished my Sew South Tote during the very awesome Chiefs game. @ellisonlane #sewsouthtote
I made 18 Boo Boo bags for Mathew's Birthday party favors.
Eighteen boo boo bags made for Mathew's birthday party. I kind of went overboard, but that's a yard of muslin and 10 lbs of rice.

I cleaned up my sewing studio as well and re-organized it. I also did the kids bedroom.
Sewing room clean up instead of sewing, but I love it! Now, what to work on?

Reorganizing the Sewing studio. Lots of projects found,  now to sew!
It was a very productive November!

November Stash Report
Fabric bought this month: 11 yards
Fabric bought this year: 95.5 yards
Fabric used this month: 44 yards
Fabric used this year: 268 yards
Net Fabric used this year: 172.5 yards!


Linking up with Elm Street Quilts for OMG. 
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Friday, November 18, 2016

Whims And Fancies Trunk Full Of Quilts 2016


Whims And Fancies Trunk Full of Quilts

As I was looking through my Flickr account, I realized just how many quilts I have made this year, so I decided to focus on those. This is in no way a comprehensive list because I realized many of them I got them quilted and didn't take a picture after binding.
My most recent finish - last night - is the Giant Starburst quilt using scraps from a previous quilt. I love the simplicity of the pattern and the colors.
Another finished quilt tonight. Giant Starburst in Green Bay Or BHSU green and yellow.
Last Friday I finished Fractions, a quilt I'll be teaching in February. I love the pattern, designer, and the fabrics are so modern.
Friction is quilted. Can I get the binding done tonight?
This fall I took a class with Gudrun Erla of GE Designs. She was a bucket list quilt designer who I wanted to take a class from. I made the Strip Burst in a baby size. This used up some of my mom's pink jelly roll.
Strip Burst finished in less than a month! #gedesigns
I made this Strip Lash quilt using the leftovers from the same quilt I made in the spring for my MIL.
Strip Lash II finished!
This is a "miniature" radiant star I made for my co-worker for Christmas. He said he liked neutrals.
Finished just in time for the fair.
I made this faux granny square table topper after teaching how to make the block.
Scrappy granny square table topper.
This coin quilt is made from scraps of all the other 5 cowgirl quilts I have made. I put my last bit of cowgirl minkee on the back.
I waited all day to post this for WIP Wednesday,  only to realize it's Tuesday. The Cowgirl quilt is finished!
I tried to make a minature granny square, but I could have gone smaller. The blocks are 4.5".
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I made this BQ quilt for my friend Cindy using my mom's fabric stash of Loralie. She loves the quilt!
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My nephew Owen needed his big boy quilt, so I made this twin size Case IH quilt for him using a different BQ quilt pattern and adapting to my squares.
2nd quilt done this morning, for my nephew.
I made the Remington quilt as a sample for the store. It turned out great and both my brothers want it. Who knows who will get it?
Remington quilt is done !
My MIL loves blue and white, so I used my mom's blue/white/gray winter snow fabrics to make her this quueen sized strip lash quilt. I gave it to her when she got a new job that I helped her get.
The Blue Hexie quilt is done! Feeling a great sense of accomplishment in completing this one. Made entirely from mom's stash.
I've made a lot of bags, table runners, and several other quilts this year. Visit my moneikquilts flickr account to see all my projects.

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My Bags over the last 2 months #elmstreetquiltsbagit

I've been making a lot of bags over the last two months, so I thought I would share them for the

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event. Elm Street Quilts Bag It Event is going on right now.
I made 3 Becca Bags from scraps of Remington fabric and camo fabric. These will be Christmas gifts.
Three more bags finished last night for gifts.

These purple/teal baskets/bags are great for giving as small gifts.
Four baskets finished tonight! One of my older UFOs.
This one holds all my "stuff" at work.
Basket if charms

I made two of these Becca bags from leftover quilted material. Both use the 1 zipper technique.
Finished up this Becca bag tonight.
These five sweet pea pods were made from scraps of Bendy bags.
Five sweetpea pods done. Only 7 left!
I made up these three clear project bags for my WIP's to go in.
Three more project bags completed.
I made two bottle bags. This is the medium.
Essential oil bag made with wine fabric scraps.
This is the inside of the small one. They hold essential oils.
Inside of bag.
I also made myself a new purse. I just love the horse fabric.
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Friday, November 04, 2016

November OMG Goal

November is already flying by. I'm not sure why I think I have time to start 3 new quilts, but I have pulled the fabrics and started the cutting process for three new ones. My goal for the November OMG party is to make the Fractions quilt top from Stripology Squared. If I get it quilted and bound that will be the icing on the cake, but right now I'm shooting for getting the top made as my goal.

Cutting out a Fraction quilt today with the Stripology ruler #gedesigns
My goal was supposed to be to make the Peek A Boo table runner in brown and blue batiks. However, I ended up getting it finished this morning, so I'll set a bit more challenging goal. I have another one I would like to make before next Saturday, but we'll see what happens.
Peek a Boo table runner made from blue batiks.

I'm linking up for November OMG at Elm Street Quilts.
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Monday, October 31, 2016

October OMG finished!

October was a very successful sewing month for me as is usually the case. I just seem to finish up a lot of overdue projects. I finished 25 projects this month!
My OMG goal was to finish Strip Lash, which I was able to do before attending Gudrun's class at the retreat.
Strip Lash II finished!
I finished up the 4 blocks for FGV quilt along. I now have two more to work on. I'm loving this sew along because it is slow paced and I can sew other stuff too.
My 4 blocks for FGV finished just in time.  New blocks came out today.
I finished the 6th block for Gudrun's Dangerous BOM. I love this mystery!
The first 6 blocks of Dangerous BOM.
I finished up two All Bottled Up bags for gifts.
Essential oil bag made with wine fabric scraps.
I finished two purple Charm baskets. I have another 4 cut out! These will just not go away.
Basket if charms
I finished the Peek A Boo table runner for a class I plan to teach in January. I have two more cut out to show it in different styles.
Peek a Boo table runner. #gedesigns
Eight hours of testing this month gave me time to work on my EPP. I got 4.5 rows sewn together. Progress! This hand piecing project is going on 6 years.
Four hours of testing =4 1/2 rows sewn together. More progress than in the past year.
Yesterday I was able to quilt at dad's. I got Giant Starburst quilted.
Giant Starburst quilted.
I quilted Strip Burst and bound it last night for another finish.
Strip Burst finished in less than a month! #gedesigns
I quilted Strip to be Square and bound it last night.
Strip to be square, bound and ready for the camper. #gedesigns

The best part of the month was taking a class at a retreat with Gudrun Erla of GE Designs. She was one of my "bucket list" teachers I'd wanted to take a class from. I loved every minute of it!

A fun class with Gudrun Erla Gisladottir yesterday at the Quilting in the Hills retreat.



















The kids are loving the beautiful fall weather, so we take lots of pictures before school. Although for the next week it will be dark every morning when we leave at 7:20!
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October Stash Report
Fabric bought this month: 8 yards
Fabric bought this year: 84.5 yards
Fabric used this month: 34.5 yards
Fabric used this year: 224 yards
Net Fabric used this year: 139.5 yards!