Thursday, December 29, 2016

December OMG Goal Finished

It's hard to remember back to the beginning of December. I have accomplished a lot and couldn't even remember my goal... so I looked back and low and behold I actually finished it. I finished all of the Christmas gifts I had planned to make. I even stayed caught up with the BH Mystery Quilt. My December goal was to make my MIL a pillow.
She loved it! Which is saying a lot for my MIL. She usually doesn't comment on my stuff, but she loves these colors. I made it with a zipper in the back, so she can remove it to wash it if necessary.
She also loved the table runner. I made from the other scraps.

I finished individual mug rugs of all of these sayings but then made two wall hangings with the rest. I made 10 co-workers Christmas joy a little happier.
A friend graduated from nursing school, so I made her a lanyard as well as a little bag. I also made one for Mikaela's teacher.
I finished the apron for my nephew for Christmas. It's from his dad's old shirt. Mathew wasn't really into modeling it for me.
Linking up with Elm Street Quilts for the OMG December Finishing Party.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

En Provence Clues 4 & 5

Quiltville's Quips & Snips
This is my first mystery quilt and I wasn't sure I would be able to keep up. I've been very relaxed and I knew I wouldn't get too uptight if I didn't keep up. That's just my nature. I had most of my Christmas quilting done back in October, with the exception of a couple small projects, so I was ready.
Yesterday we were home all day due to a blizzard in Western South Dakota. I helped my daughter sew baby blankets for her new twin dolls and then I got a chance to work on my Clue 3, 4, & 5. I finished up Clue 3 as a leader ender with Clue 4. Last night around 10:30 I couldn't sew anymore, so I cut out Clue 5.
This morning my kids (5 & 4) were up at 4:30 AM! I slept in until my husband left for work, but still got up and ready for work an hour early. Since I had my pieces cut I was able to quickly get all of Clue 5 sewn at 6 AM this morning and even had time to press them before we left for work/daycare.
Last night I also finished up the Dangerous BOM block 8 from Gudrun's Crew. I just love how many small scraps this one is using up.
I also finished up my Crops block for my FGV BOM. I am only about 3 blocks behind now. Time to get caught up this week.
I finished Pie Cherries and Tumbleweeds this past week as well.
I gifted my MIL a table runner and pillow made from the scraps and excess pieces of Strip Lash, the quilt I made her when she got a new job in March. She loved them!
I made my co-workers Mug Rugs of Maxine. This is just one example and they were extremely loved.

Linking Up with Mystery Quilt Monday at Quiltville!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

En Provence Clue 3

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This week I was able to get a start on my blocks on Friday. I cut out the pieces on my lunch break and took them home to sew. We were spending the weekend at my brothers, so I had to pack and get stuff ready, but before I went to sleep I just had to sew a strip set and see if my math was correct. I used the Stripology ruler to cut my strip set. It went so quick and easy!! I was able to cut 3 4 patch sets at a time.
It was so quick and easy that last night as I was cutting 3 strip sets at a time, I accidently cut my finger with the rotary cutter. All my sets are prepped and ready to sew.
Friday night I got 10 4 patches completed.
While I was making my strip sets on Monday night, I made two blocks for my Farm Girl Vintage sew along. I used my stratas as my leader/enders. I just couldn't help but laugh since I'm not sure strip sets are really good leaders and enders, but I wanted to get my blocks done.
I was sewing and didn't follow the directions, so I'll have to make a mirror image block for the stem.
I just love doing the mystery quilt, even if I get a bit too careless and cut myself. It will heal and I should be able to get these done before the next clue on Friday.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

En Provence Clues 1 & 2

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This year I've accomplished so much of my Christmas sewing early and I loved the colors of Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt that I chose to embark on the mystery quilt adventure.  I even went completely out of my comfort zone and used scraps. I'm doing mine in all batiks. I have picked up a few neutral and yellow fat quarters to supplement my stash. I've been really good at actually following the directions and I am learning a lot. I was able to complete a few of each of clues 1 & 2 on Monday night.
Tuesday night I was able to get all of clue 2 completed and 190 of the clue 1. I had the rest of the clue 1 4 patches ready to sew.
En Provence
Wednesday morning before work I got all of the clue 1 completed. I had to move to a bigger container for my finished pieces.

I'm so excited that I was able to keep up with the clues, especially since we had Mathew's 4th birthday party.
Uncle Ed came to the party.
Mathew wanted a picture with mom. We had a Cars themed party.

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".
I made this BQ quilt for my friend Cindy using my mom's fabric stash of Loralie. She loves the quilt!
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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