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.

I was able to get caught up on my Quilters Planner scrappy blocks. This is September
This on is October.
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.
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. 
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.
I made and quilted this OSU quilt for my SIL for her birthday. I was able to get it quilted and bound. 
I used up scraps to make her these two zippered bags.
I also made a tote bag with leftover fabric.

While I quilted Monday, the kids helped dad and Ann make pumpkin Rice Krispie treats.
My old co-workers got together for our friend Karen's son's wedding. Myself, Karen, and Tina at the reception.

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.
My biggest finish was my Farm Girl Vintage quilt. It was quilted by Marie Brewer and I quickly finished it.
I love the farm animals on it, which is why I had Marie quilt it.
I'm loving the way the quilting turned out.
I spent an afternoon quilting and was able to quilt Cobblestone, done in Glamping Gypsies fabric.
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.
A close up of our quilt.
Another look at the quilting. It's quilted with a light cream King Tut.
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!
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.
We toured the Arch. If you haven't been there recently, the new visitor center is amazing.
I loved the trip and learning all the history.
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. 

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
I'm ahead of my stash by 78.25 yards!!