Wednesday, April 05, 2017

March Accomplishments

March has been a good month for me. I was able to take a day off during Spring break to quilt up several quilts. I also got binding done on several others. I made my nephew Payton a bag for his birthday.

Happy Monster Truck birthday to my nephew Payton.
Both sides were so cute.
The other side of the bag I made for Payton's birthday.
I made myself a new wallet. I really love this pattern and planning to teach a class on how to make it.
My new Everyday Wallet made to match my Tudor Bag. Love the colors and the strength.
All the pockets are great.
The inside of my wallet. This was a bit challenging and I really had to think. I learned some lessons, so the next one will go smoother.
I made a former co-worker/friend a baby quilt.
Just what I needed... a night to sew with friends. As I was posting about my sewing friends today, it also happened to be Club Sew night. I finished this basketball baby quilt as we listed to a State B BB game online. I also worked on binding a baby girl
I finished up the binding on the Brighten Up snowball quilt.
Hugs and Kisses Bright baby quilt is done.
I quilted and finished the binding on this baby quilt.
A quick finish tonight after I uncovered the sewing machine. Everything is back in the closet that is going back in there. Goodnight Irene using yellow, black, white, and pink scraps. Baby playmat quilt size.
I started a new EPP handwork project. I'm using a charm pack and some background. I have all 7 "blocks" done now and am ready to piece it together. I LOVE how it's turning out, although I should be working on my other projects.
Starting a new project this week. It's called 7 sisters and is all diamonds. Inspired by Bonnie Hunter and using my Sakura charm pack. The bag @cre8tivequilter made me when I first started English Paper Piecing in 2010 is still my go to EPP travel bag.

I finished the Buckeye Beauty and a neighbor offered to buy it, so I quickly did the binding.
Three hours later Buckeye Beauty is quilted.  This is a big one!
I also put a label on it.
Add the label and clip the threads, Buckeye Beauty is done!
I bought this frame at a quilt show last year and finally printed out some of my favorite quilts to put in it. I love the look!
My quilts mat finally has pictures of my favorite quilts and I hung it under the Dude shelf.
Most of the month has been spent piecing this beauty. I am making it for a retiring coworker.
The center of the radiant star quilt is done and it looks amazing! It will have a blue background with swirls of rust and green in it.
I was super excited that my center came out perfect on the 1st try!!
Look at the center... I got it right on the 1st try!!! That never happens. I'm proud of this one, too bad it's a gift for a great coworker.
I added the background in and now I just have to add borders to the top and bottom to make it longer. I hope to quilt it on Good Friday.
So excited to finish the background tonight. Now to find the rest of the extra strips and do the border. Loving the dark background!

My Stash Report is doing pretty well. Most of what I bought was for samples. I'm really excited to try StarStruck and make Amethyst Project bag and the Tudor Bag. I really need to use the fabric the kids bought last month so I can count the yardage!


Yards In this Month: 13
Yards Out this Month: 25.75
Yards In this Year: 39.25
Yards Out this Year: 68.25
For a total of 29 yards used!

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

February Accomplishments

This was a great month for my accomplishments. I started it out sick with the nasty bug that was going around, but when I found my groove I accomplished quite a bit.
I made the Tudor Bag from Sew Sweetness as a work bag for a trip to Brookings this month. It's an awesome bag for work! I love the size, durability, and structure.
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I'm teaching the Ellipse quilt in April, so I made this sample. It turned out really cute and I think it will be very loved.
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On my work trip, I finally finished sewing all the green blocks for a  5-yard quilt. It's my hope to finish this one yet this year. I think all the blocks are done now.
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I also pieced the top of Mathew's quilt on my trip so I could quilt it when I got home. I was able to finish it this month and he loves it.
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I also quilted Dangerous BOM. It's still awaiting binding, but I'm so glad I could spend the holiday at my dad's quilting on these two quilts.
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I quilted and bound Metro Hoops as well. It feels so good to have this one done and not hanging over me any longer.
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Winding Ways is another UFO that was hanging over my head way too long. I'm so proud of finishing it.
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These were the last 4 blocks for FGV and I finally got them done. It feels so good to have all of the FGV blocks done.
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I also had a 3-hour block of testing that I was able to stitch during. I spent quite a few breaks as well stitching on this Ahhhh's quilt top. This is how I laid it out, but now that I look at it, I think I really want it to be a hexagon. I have plenty of the Ahhhh's left, so I'll pull out 8 more and continue working on them. I'm really proud of how far I came on this in just two months. At the start of the year they were just the hexies!
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My Stash Report is doing well. I would be doing even better if I didn't take my kids to the quilt shop. I've literally only bought 4 yards for myself. The rest is for the kids (17 yards) and samples.
Yards In this Month: 13
Yards Out this Month: 35.5
Yards In this Year: 26.25
Yards Out this Year: 42.5

I was able to stop at Chamberlain on my way home from my work trip to see Destiny, the new statue overlooking the Missouri River. She's amazing and even more so in person!
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My husband and his co-workers won an award for their work on the new Orchard Meadows Common Cents. He did some amazing work and I am so proud of him for winning this award.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

OMG February goal met


I was able to get my One  Monthly Goal accomplished and so much more.  I finished my Ellipse sample and get it quilted and bound.


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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

February OMG Goal

My OMG Goal for February is to finish the Ellipse quilt top. I've gotten this far, but need to have it done by Saturday, so I'm going to have to push it a bit harder. This is a sample for a class I am teaching in April.

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I'm traveling to Sioux Falls for work next week and to attend a conference, so I made myself a new Tudor Bag. I love the size.
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I finished the Metro Hoops top up late last month. I hope to get it quilted this month, but we'll see what happens.
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I also made this piecing sample, to showcase the new piecing book I am using in my class.
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Mikaela did a Hardrocker Dance Camp last weekend at School of Mines. She loved it!

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Linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal  Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal February Linkup


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Friday, January 27, 2017

SOYO 2017

SOYO quilt retreat was awesome! I was able to get a lot accomplished.
I made 2 bendy bags.
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I made a Winding Ways wall hanging top.
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I put together the yellow and pink Good Night Irene baby quilt.
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I put together the Buckeye Beauty quilt top.
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I also put together my GE Designs Dangerous blocks into a quilt top.
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I also put together an XO baby quilt in Brights, but I need to find a border fabric.
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I put the first 4 blocks of Twist & Turn quilt top together.
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I also made my FGV block the correct way. I'm now caught up with my friends.
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I sewed with these delightful ladies and my Aunt Jane. It was a wonderful weekend and I loved getting to spend so much time sewing with them. I also made 40 blocks for Mathew's Car quilt.
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January Accomplishments

January has been wonderful for my sewing. I've gotten a lot accomplished, but luckily I still have 4 more days to get my goal done.
I made a mini planner cover out of fabric to match my Quilters Planner.

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I made a new planner cover because my other one didn't fit. The pocket above has a charm and a button from my mom. It's a great reminder of my mom and I love it.
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Mikaela has been helping me with the gluing of my triangles for my Ahhhh quilt. I have all of the hexie's sewn with the triangles to each side. I've made more progress in the month of January than in the last year.
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I finished all of the quarter square units for step 6 and 7 for En Provence mystery quilt. I still need to put them together, but samples call first.
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I finished my braid runner for a class I'm teaching in March.
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I finished block 9 of the Dangerous Mystery quilt.
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A few more blocks of FGV got done.
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I made sweet pea pods for my friends at quilt retreat.
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I'll do another post with my quilt retreat, but I also finished up a piecing sample for a class I'm teaching.
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