Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Can't believe that it's October already..

Can't believe that it's October already.. and it's only 85 days till Christmas.  I made a lot of progress this month for our home made Christmas.

I finished the 49 log cabin blocks 20 last month and 29 this month... Now I need to put it all together.
I also did 90 Half-Square Triangle blocks for two other quilts that I am working on for Christmas.  I had to mix them all up so that if anyone in the family sees this blog post they wont have any idea of what I am doing... lol


So for the month of September I did 119 blocks. 
I bet you all can't wait till December so see my quilts that I am making.  


Next week I get to see my granddaughter for the first time.  She is here in the States..  She is getting so big.

This is a short post tonight.

Keep Quilting!!!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

August Update

Happy Labor Day!!!!

August went by way to fast, I think this entire year has gone by way to fast.
My mom and I went on a weekend trip to "Missouri Star Quilt Company".  We had a great time.


Of course I spent way to much money, but we had fun.  The month of August is my birthday and my mom's.  Her's is on the 19th and mine on the 5th.  So we try to do something together in August every year.  She has never been to Hamilton before or have I so we thought this would be a great weekend trip.

One thing that I got was the "Mini Wonky Web Template" and triangle paper. Always wanted to try this block.  Watched Jenny's YouTube video on this. I just love how she teaches.

 Here is the first block from the "Mini Wonky Web"  There are 4 blocks for 1 block.  I did 2 completed blocks which are 12 mini blocks put together.


 I missed up on this one. So I have to make another one.  lol


While we was in Hamilton, we drove over to Cameron to pick up my "Row by Row Experience".  For this row there was 16 half square triangles.

 
 Working on quilting this now. So I can take it to the quilt shop before the end of September.


I also have been working on Skill Builder BOM 2014 with Pile O Fabic.






 

I am working on Christmas quilts now also, I can't really show to many pictures of them right now, but trust me they are going to be really cool when they are done.
One is a log cabin design that I did in EQ7.  There are 49 12" blocks in this quilt and with the boarders the quilt will be 102x102.  So far I have only done 20 blocks for this quilt.  So I need to get a moving so I can get it done before Christmas, cause I have 3 other quilts that I am also working on and a weekender tote.  This year is a old fashion Christmas for use, everyone is making items.

I have also been knitting some fingerless gloves.  I have one done working on the second one.

 
 So for the month of August I actually did 55 blocks. I couldn't believe it until I counted them all. So I bet my goal for this month.  The goal was 30.  whoo I am still on track.  I have completed 303 blocks for the year...

Keep Quilting!!!!


Thursday, July 31, 2014

July went by too fast!!!!

I can't believe that June and July is already gone, where did the time go.... oh I know in June I became a grandma, yes my granddaughter was born on June 26th in South Korea...

Riley Brooke Hinton Born: 6/26/14, 6 lbs 13 oz @ 12:34 pm in Yongsan, South Korea!



Speak no Evil
See no Evil
Hear no Evil

 OK, enough bragging about my granddaughter... on to quilting..
I didn't make very many block in the month of June. It was only 16 blocks but I did make some items for my granddaughter, a bib, burp rags and a little quilt out of a panel.











In July I did more than June...
I actually traveled to a couple of quilt shops and started the Row by Row Experience.
 If you have seen this you should check out the website. There are 1250 stores across the county in this shop hop. I have only been to 7 shops so far, will hit my 8th one this weekend.  


Here are 4 of the rows - Top to Bottom:
 
Quilts & Quilts The Fabric Shoppe in Branson, MO

Country Corner Quilt Shop in Harrison, AR

Merrily We Quilt Along in Springfield, MO - this one had 4 blocks

The Quilted Cow in Cape Fair, MO

Sew-N-Sew Quilt Shop  in Pea Ridge, AR

 
Sager Creek Quilts in Silaom Springs, AR 
This one isn't complete yet, but I did 12 blocks which 2 haven't been added yet.


Quilt Sampler in Springfield, MO
I haven't done this one yet.  Will show a picture when it's done.

Don't forget to get your license plate at your quilt shop.  They are really cool. 




 So my total for July is 32 Blocks.

Keep Quilting!!!


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Last two block for the BOM block 11 and block 12

Today I am sharing with you the last two blocks for the BOM- Modern Stain Glass Paper Piecing.
I hope you that you have enjoyed this BOM. This was my first BOM hosting, I do apologize for not being timely on my post and not doing as many videos as I wanted. My next BOM will be more organized. I have actually learned a lot on doing this series.  
So on with the last two blocks.

Block 11



 Paper Piecing Block 11



Block 12

Paper Piecing Block 12


To finish up the BOM I added 2" strips around each block and the sewed them together.

Here is the EQ7 layout

 Here is the actually quilt.



Keep Quilting! UCanQuilt2

Thursday, May 29, 2014

May, May where have you gone!!!

I can not believe that May is almost over, this month went by so fast.  I said that I would let you all know what I have been up too this month, since I didn't post anything (I can't believe that).

First off, at the end of April, my husband and I went to Paducah KY for the Quilt Show.  While we where there he bought me a new machine...

Isn't she lovely, I haven't given her a name yet.

Of course I had to get a table for her to sit on.
 


 Here is some of the goodies that I got with the machine also




So I really haven't been quilting to much this month, mostly playing with my new machine.  On my next post I will show all the blocks that I did do with my machine.  Right now here is Ellie the Elephant that I made for my granddaughter, she is due around June 28th, can't wait for her arrival.  They are stationed in South Korea. So I actually wont get to see her in person until November. I can't wait.  




I also took a knitting class this month learned how to make a washcloth.. It was a fun class at
The Lady In Thread she offers a variety of handmade items, with a modern twist. You should check out her Etsy shop she has some really cool fabric and some modern books.



May, was also my husbands birthday, which happened to fall on Mothers Day, so his mother come and spent the weekend with us.  I don't think that we have been home one weekend in the month of May except for when his mother come down.  I am hoping that the month of June will be the month that I can just hide away in my sewing room on the weekends and sew my little heart out.  We will see if that happens.  This weekend we are going to visit my parents which is about an hour and half away. So I don't think that I will get to sew until Sunday afternoon... :)


Come back June 1st and I will be posting my last two BOM Blocks and will be showing some pictures of the blocks that I completed in the month of May.
Until then, 

Keep Quilting! UCanQuilt2

BOM - Modern Stain Glass Paper Piecing Block 9 & Block 10

I do apologize  for not posting the BOM blocks for this month. I can't believe that this month is almost over, I have been really busy. I will post the blocks and then post about my month in another post.



Paper Piecing Block 9

Paper Piecing Block 10


We only have two more blocks left for this BOM.  Which I will post on the June 1st.

Keep Quilting!
UCanQuilt2

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

BOM - Modern Stain Glass Paper Piecing Block 7 & Block 8

I have decided to add Block 7 and Block 8 in this one post.

Block 7


Paper Piecing Block 7

Block 8
 
Paper Piecing Block 8


I have missed posting video's this last month. If I have time this month I think that I will do a couple video's on Paper Piecing with freezer paper.  It is so easy to do and you don't have all those small pieces to tear off.

Keep Quilting!
UCanQuilt2
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