Saturday, October 31, 2015

A Quilty "Treat" for Halloween

Hear ye! Hear ye! Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt has officially begun with the revelation of the color palette. She is calling her new mystery quilt Allietare! -- and the colors are right up my alley! The name and colors are inspired by her recent trip to Tuscany, and you can find out all the info on Bonnie's website here.

I am happy to report that all (yes--ALL) the fabrics are from my stash. And there is way more where they came from. LMAO! No, I don't feel embarrassed in the least. It's taken me almost 20 years to get my quilt stash where it is now. I'm sure there are many of you out there in the same boat. Are we gonna jump overboard? Heck, no! Just pile more in and hope we don't sink the ship! Hehehehehe.

Looking forward to the first clue on Black Friday,

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Seeing Stars...

Yesterday was our usual Wednesday get-together. Mona forgot to bring the girl blocks (LOL!), but luckily we had our supplies for the boy's charity that's what we worked on.

There were five yesterday, but only three of us worked on the charity quilt.  The other two had projects they needed to finish up.  Even so, we now have a total of 10 blocks done (40 quadrants). What fun we had!

A couple of us are meeting tomorrow at Mona's to work on the girl's quilt.  Her hubby is going to be away for a long weekend, so when the cat's away, the mice will play!  After we sew during the day, we are going to the fair in the evening.  It's gonna be a fun, fun day!

On another note, I made this quilt top for our guild's charity in which we supply lap-sized, wheelchair-friendly quilts to veterans.  I had a leftover charm pack (not a full charm pack) of red/white/blue fabrics, so decided to do a quick disappearing 9-patch and then added the white border and some stars to the corners. I hope it gives comfort to someone special. 

Here's to more fun,

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Making Progress

The gals and I wound up not meeting last week, as we all had other things pop up.  Hence, no progress was made on our girl's charity quilt.

But yesterday we accomplished quite a bit!  Ta da...

The quilt blocks are all done and de-papered.  Next week when we meet, we will be sewing the blocks into rows and the rows together.  We should have a top before the end of the day and maybe even time to...

work on the boy's charity quilt!

Yes, this where were the boy's quilt stands.  These were made by me during some down time at home.  I wanted to get to a point where I could see how the spiderweb was evolving.  I brought it yesterday and everyone loves it!  So this should be a fun one to work on, as well.  Plus, it will go together much faster.  I love the colors together!

Having fun while making progress,

Monday, October 5, 2015

More Charity Quiltin'

My quilty friends and I only have about 10-12 more blocks to make for the girl's charity quilt.  Then we can assemble the rows together and get it into tip "top" shape.  :o)  Last week we were at Kathie's house and left the blocks and foundation paper pieces there as she was going to finish up the couple we had in progress when we had to leave at 5pm so she could get to an appointment.  

I only printed enough foundation pieces to make the top so we would know when we had enough; and since they are all at Kathie's, I decided to play with the boy's charity quilt we are planning to make also.  I got four quadrants done and this goes together so much faster than the girl's does.  I posted it onto Facebook to see how the gals liked it and it is a thumbs-up.  So, we will use the constant bright yellow in the center (star shape) and strings that read blue or green for each side.  Once we lay them all together block after block, the strings will form a spiderweb shape.  I think it will look awesome!  It's a bit brighter than the picture reflects.  So, what do you think?

I'm pretty sure we'll be able to finish the remaining girl's quilt blocks this Wednesday and maybe even start sewing rows together.  Woohoo!  I'll post a pic of our progress on that quilt either Wednesday nite or Thursday.

Chuggin' along,

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Strange Happenings

Funny thing...

I went to the quilt shop today to buy the Stripology Ruler I've been wanting.  Somehow a new book and all this fabric jumped into my bag.  I just don't understand...  LOL

You can never have too many neutral Batiks or Repro anything,