Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wonderful Wednesday - Spring UFO Club Finish - The Second

Welcome to another edition of Wonderful Wednesday!!  I'm here to tell you about my recent quilty finish.  It's a donation piece for an event at SECU Family House, in appreciation for their gracious hospitality.  Our Quilt Bee hosts Sew Days there two or three times each year.  We are honored to be able to give back with our time and talents.

SECU Table Topper Donations:

There's one more that didn't make the photo.

Here is the one that I made:

This is my 2nd Spring 2019 (Ravelry) UFO Club finish.  I am SEW happy that I actually remembered to add it to the list!

I'm even more pleased that I was able to complete it on time.

I couldn't be more pleased...


Unless, of course, the triangles had come out evenly!!  Alas, they did not.  It will be fine!  I'm going with the fact that it's a table topper that a floral centerpiece will be resting on.  :P

Here is my table topper (top left) with its family members made by some of my Bee Mates, from scrap strips donated to our Bee by Pineapple Fabrics:

I want to send a special thank you to Pineapple Fabrics for their generous contribution in support of our charity work!!

Until next time...
(Hoping) NON-Quilters won't notice quilting imperfections!!!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Mail Call Monday - Hearts for Christchurch, NZ

Welcome to another edition of Mail Call Monday!!  As you may or may not know, I am collecting blocks for Angels in Gumboots.  They are doing a block drive for Christchurch, New Zealand.

Last week, I got this package in the mail:

A reader, DHoctor, sent Heart blocks to be mailed off to New Zealand and was kind enough to include funds toward postage fees:

These are the lovely blocks she sent:

Thank you for your generous contribution, DHoctor!!  Others are sending in blocks.  I will post an update when all have been received.  There's still time if YOU would like to make a block or two or ten.  :o))

Until next time...
Give SEW generously!!!

Friday, April 12, 2019

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC19 - Week 15

Welcome to Week 15 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  Big plans for this week, but what actually got done???  Read on to find out the scoop.  Spoiler alert, there was NO sewing in AQUA.

SUNDAY - Here is the view from my sewing machine at yesterday's Sew/Craft Friends-zy event.  AQUA for the RSC:

MONDAY - I released a new Mail Call Monday post and went off to my Quilt Guild meeting.  I shared my first completed UFO of the Spring 2019 (Ravelry) UFO Club.  Before that, I worked on my Pecking Order quilt while the Junior Quilter ate her lunch:

TUESDAY - Channeling my inner (rainbow) girl:

Photo from this past weekend.

I also released another Tidy Up Tuesday post.  Be sure to take a look, if you'd like to see my All About Strings Giveaway!

WEDNESDAY - Today I released a new Wonderful Wednesday post with photos from last Saturday's Sew/Craft Friends-zy event.  Here's one of the featured photos just for fun:

I took some time in the afternoon to switch off to AQUA nails:

THURSDAY - Busy day, but I had to stop for a shot of this AQUA door to share with my friends from the Rainbow Scrap Challenge:

FRIDAY - Today was APQS Owner's Group.  Only a small number of people showed up and there was NO show and tell!!  I was able to find some AQUA goodies for the RSC Quilters:

SATURDAY - We made it through another week.  My finish for the week was also my 2nd UFO of the quarter.  Here is the Table Topper I made for the upcoming SECU Family House event:

I was happy to contribute, as they are SEW good about letting my Quilt Bee use their space for our Sew Day twice a year.  I added a fun floral fabric that could double as a Valentine's Topper:

I'll catch up with the RSC Quilters later today.  I'm going to my Monthly Quilt Bee meeting this morning and might go to the Pineapple SALE afterwards!  Feel free to go ahead and start without me.  There are sure to be lots of AQUA projects and maybe next week, you will see some HERE!  You will find this week's LINK PARTY on Angela's So Scrappy blog.

Until next time...

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wonderful Wednesday - April's Sew/Craft Friends-zy

Welcome to another edition of Wonderful Wednesday!!  This week's post will give you a glimpse into Saturday's Sew/Craft Friends-zy for the month of April.

We had a really small group this time.  There were only 4 quilters and 2 scrapbookers.  I'm not sure how the scrapbookers fared, but the quilters were rocking and rolling!

Here are the pictures from the event...

Lois was able to join us today:

Tiffany is working on a new set of blocks that she found the patter for on Pinterest:

Denise brought her current quilting project:

Look!  Tiffany brought a stack of (two) quilts that she quilting on her friend's stand up longarm:

This is her Log Cabin Block of the Month from years ago:

Her House quilt is finally quilted!  It's been waiting about 15 years:

I tried to get a close-up of the quilting:

There is a LOT of thread on this quilt:

The computer artist is hard at work:

The church Women's Group had a Planning Meeting over brunch:

The paint crew set up in the gym:

Only two scrapbookers were set up today:

Here is Denise's newest quilt top.  Only outer borders remain:

Tiffany got a Westalee Ruler Quilt Kit:

Tiffany's friend didn't know what to do with these blocks...

... SEW...

... Tiffany is cutting them apart to use for her new Pinterest quilt:

Denise has added to her quilt book library:

I like this one from Rob Appell from Man Sewing:

Fields from Above and the tutorial can be found at this LINK:

Tiffany couldn't resist this sewing pocket mat:

It works perfectly with her Featherweight:

This may be Tiffany's NEXT project:

When wondering about the block, Lois posted a Barn Quilt on Facebook.  If you look closely, it's the SAME block!  The coloration is different, but the piecing is the same:

My AQUA filled sewing space, it IS ScrapHappy Saturday, after all!!  I couldn't forget my RSC Quilter friends:

Quilting on my Altered Rainbow Commission Basket:

Denise assesses how much quilting she has gotten done:

Each rail has a different quilting motif:

Although, the motifs are being used more than once:

Stabilizing is complete!  The rest of the quilting will be done at home on my domestic sewing machine:

Lois didn't like the pattern she was working on, so moved on to this easy piecing pattern:

Tiffany finished a block...

... While I moved on to quilting my Herringbone Rainbow Basket:

Sometime later, BOTH panels are quilted:

The scrapbookers are now at work:

Off to lunch, convertible top down:

Tiffany hopes to begin this long term project, if she can discover the pattern name.  Fortunately, I know the quilter who made the quilt and will be able to borrow the pattern:

Additional blocks have been constructed and Tiffany is wondering about sashing and cornerstone options:

My finished basket,  complete with a label:

Here's a closer look:

The paint project of the day...

... And someone painted a rainbow:

Made with a rainbow of colors:

LOVE this painter's palette:

AQUA - for my Rainbow Scrap Challenge friends:

Off on another project, stitching my SECU Table Topper together:

The top is done, but I didn't bring batting or backing:

Squirrel!!!  A small pile of scraps were assembled into this thread catcher sized pieced panel:

Two-thirds of the quilting, DONE:

Tiffany was excited to received her new "Joy Original" scrappy quilted thread catcher:

Here is one side...

... And the other.  Tiffany chose the spotty, dotty binding fabric:

As afternoon turned to evening, Tiffany continued adding blocks:

Wait!!  What's she doing now?  Tiny trimming:

Here she is, trying to hide behind this 1.5" Hourglass block:

Nice try, Tiffany!!!  Hmm... wonder what she's making???  It's time to pack up, so we'll have to wait to see.

Until next time...
Be SEW crafty!!!