Homegrown - #1 Pieced 02/29/2020. #1 Quilted 08/09/2020. #1 Bound 08/23/2020. #2 Pieced 03/02/2020. #2 Quilted 09/04/2020. #2 Bound 09/10/2020.
Quilt Top #1
Feb 29, 2020: Polished plans for the second quilt. Decided to not do the third wall hanging using the blocks in this quilt instead.
Mar 01: Got the sashing done. Two borders to go.
Mar 02: Quilt top #2 is finished.
Mar 03: Picked out Kaufman Foxes fabric for the backing. (A grey fox has actually been seen in my back yard several times so I figure it wanders over the hill to dairy farm too.)
Aug 31: In the past week or so, I made the binding & pieced the backing. Started loading.
Sep 03: Prepped the top. Loaded.
Sep 04: Quilted.
Sep 05: Squared. Attaching the binding.
Sep 10: Binding is finished.
Sep 11: Delivered the quilt to Rodney just over the hill.
Jul 11, 2019: Greg has been working on my driveway lately. Today I met his granddaughter, Alana, who loves all things monkeys. When she saw the bananas fabric, she was hooked. I decided to go with a twister quilt using all the coordinating fabrics. Pre-ordered the layer cake expected in late September. Created the EQ7 Rendition. Ordered the fabric for the outer border & backing. Sure hope it coordinates nicely.
Jul 16: Teal backing/border is here.
Jul 18: Pre-washed teal backing/border.
Nov 23: Alana came over to plan her quilt layout.
Jan 06-07, 2020, 2020: Step 1.
Jan 08-13: Working on Step 2 - cutting pinwheels. Step 2 is done. Just need to add a border and prep the backing.
Jan 16: Border is on. Quilt top is finished.
Jun 25: Prepping & loading. Opened a new roll of batting I ordered last December that turned out to be Warm & Natural rather than the Warm & White I ordered. Warm company promptly agreed to replace it.
Jun 28: Opened the replacement batting that was covered with some sort of very hard pilling.
Jun 29: Again Warm company agreed to replace the faulty batting. I hope to receive the good batting tomorrow & return the faulty batting the next day. Meanwhile, quilting is on hold.
Jul 07: Some good batting arrived from Warm Company in WA (rather than NC).
Jul 29: Quilted.
Jul 30: Binding.
Aug 04: Bound.
Jul 11, 2019: Greg has been working on my driveway lately. Today I met his granddaughter,Talin, who loves all things owls. I ordered this & one other owls panels for her back on June 12 to round out an order of white stars on navy for 15 Stars.
Jul 13: Created the EQ7 rendition.
Jul 14: Ordered the fabric.
Jul 17: Fabrics are here.
Jul 18: Backing is pre-washed.
Jul 19: Everything is pre-washed.
Jul 20: Pieced. Decided not to use the 2nd panel on the back.
Jul 26: Gave Talin the panel I didn't use in her quilt.
Dec 30: I did some overlays from which Talin selected Kindling for her longarm pattern.
Jun 22, 2020: Prepped & loaded.
Jun 23: Quilting.
Jun 24: Quilted.
Jun 25: Make binding.
Jul 24: Bound and finished.
Sep 22, 2019: What a Day!!! For 2 months now, I've know that Evie loves purple and unicorns. I learned today that is not all. She also likes Narwhals (had to look that up) and dolphins. I showed her all the purples and pinks I had. One she definitely DID NOT like. One fabric, when she saw it, lit her up like a Christmas tree--the purple dogwood batik I bought for the coverlet quilts. Sumira will help her select exactly what she wants. She said, with no prompting at all ... put a unicorn in the middle with this around it (border). Doubt that will work but perhaps as the backing for when/if she outgrows unicorns. She also told me she wants all of her favorites in the quilt (panels in memory quilt type layout). Hmmm. WIll be fun to see what this narrows down to...what she chooses. I'll be making renditions of all of these to show her & see what shakes out.
Sep 25: Received her selection.
Sep 26: Ordered the kit. Backing is my selection.
Oct 02: The fabrics are all here.
Dec 03: I have decided to try to make this & Blakley's quilts by Christmas.
Dec 05: Pre-washed fabrics along with Blakley's.
Dec 15: Ready to start. Got familiar with the instructions & fabrics...what goes where. Separated the panels.
Dec 16: Decided to Best Press the panel fabrics before cutting (9.5"x11"). Helped a lot. 16 panels are ready to sew.
Dec 17: The backing is ready. I fused the Pellon SF101 100% cotton interfacing to the rayon. It did nicely. No longer too slinky to quilt.
Dec 18: Adding frames to panels.
Dec 19: All panels are framed. Cut the rest of the fabric into squares, triangles & rectangles that will compose the sashing.
Dec 25: Still working with 68 sets of small triangles working them into squares.
Dec 31: No more triangles. Now squares.
Jan 02-03: Piecing the rows.
Jan 04: Combined the rows & sashing. Center is done. Made the complex borders. Will attach tomorrow.
Jan 05: Borders are on. Quilt top is finished.
Jun 15: Prepped & loaded. Started quilting.
Jun 16: Quilted. Binding is attached & ready for hand work.
Jun 20: Bound & finished.
Sep 22, 2019: What a Day!!! I asked Blakley to think about something that made her feel peaceful, happy, safe...something along that line. She came back after thinking about and asked for beach fabrics because of the way the beach makes her feel. At once, I thought of the Sea Cottage fabrics I had left from Dad's Gift to Caroline. She loved them. I showed all sorts of ways we could use the fabric. After looking at all them, she had me go back to Easy Peasy Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt. I can do a rendition in no time when I get a moment after my deadlines this month.
Sep 24: I found some fabric and posted it on the dot screen.
Sep 25: Blakley emailed me complete with pictures. "Hi, this is Blakley. I have picked out a couple quilt squares that I like on e-quilter. Can you incorporate these in to the quilt with the color square we talked about when you were here(the first picture in the email). Also can you make the backing the first the beach is my happy place for my backing (second picture in the email) please? Thank you so much! Blakley Mathieson Yes, I can...almost. The peebles fabric is sold out. It didn't look so good anyway. I am showing several options here that I think look awesome.
Sep 26: Fabric is ordered. At Samira's insistence that it is what Blakley wants, the backing will be 6 panels. I ordered some of the seashore mix. The peebles sold out from under us. If Blakley really wants them, I can get a yard on eBay with an inflated shipping cost.
Oct 02: All the fabrics are here. Well, almost. The vendor sent me the wrong fabric--no footprints. I have re-ordered.
Oct 03: The panel came in. In fact 6 panels came in because Samira knew Blakley wanted only panels on the back. Turns out she did not want that at all. Panels, anyone? This quilt is going to be so gorgeous, so special, if I do say so myself. I love it. In fact, I have some fabric I am going to use to make the same Easy Peasy quilt.
Oct 12: Replacement Footprints in the Sand fabric finally got here.
Dec 03: I have decided to try to make this & Evie's quilt by Christmas.
Dec 05: Pre-washing new fabrics. Sea Cottage fabrics are already pre-washed.
Dec 06: Made the backing - a quilt in itself.
Dec 08: Sea Cottage blocks are ready to sew. Planning the layout. Had to size down to 8" blocks from 9" blocks so more blocks needed.
Dec 09: Planning the layout.
Dec 10: Layout is planned. Made the 1st nine patch.
Dec 11: Will cut & resew 1st nine-patch before making other nine patches then proceed from there. Aligning seams for chain piecing.
Dec 12: Chain piecing remaining 9-patches.
Dec 13: Longarming another quilt. Intelliquilter longarm computer is down.
Dec 14: Drive wheels worn out beyond repair. Ordered & waiting for new ones. Rows are together. Just need to join them to each other to finish the quilt top.
Dec 15: Joining the rows. Quilt top is finished. Top & back are ready to longarm. Will do a few overlays of patterns. Turned out that the top is as soft & quiet as the back is bold & colorful. Really is 2 quilts with 2 different moods in one.
Apr 28: Prepped & loaded. Quilting.
May 10: Quilted.
May 19: Bound.
Apr 10: Carin Jackson has a quilt on the way.
Apr 16: Quilt is here.
Apr 17: Realized the back is not larger than the top so we have to figure out what to do. Carin will send fabric for leaders.
Apr 20: Back leaders are here.
Apr 21: Prepped.
Apr 23: Loaded.
Apr 24: Programmed ready to quilt. Quilting.
Apr 25: Quilted.
15 Stars for JR Garland
May 20, 2019: Been hoping to make this quilt for awhile. Made the mistake of stopping in at the local quilt shop just to say hello. Got me thinking deeper about fabrics. Contrast to make the flag (not the borders) "wave" is the key.
Jun 13: Settled on some fabrics. Wanted more contrast but this will work. Ordered Andover Stars Navy Fabric. I will piece or paper piece the stars if I can perfect it.
Jun 17: The navy fabric is here so I am all set to piece when I get/make the time. Working on my star. Found a paper pieced star pattern I like.
Jul 19: Pre-washed all the fabrics except red charms (5" squares).
Jul 23: Asked Joan if she would be interested in doing the paper piecing. She just might. Turns out I pieced the stars
Aug 01: When I offered John a quilt, he chose 15 Stars over the others I am planning: Disappearing Pinwheel, & Glory.
Nov 11: Veterans Day. Been working on stars since Saturday trying to get the right dimensions. Ain't easy as the slightest change makes a huge difference. Looks like I have enough fabric for John's stars too.
Nov 13: After 5 long days & many samples, I finally have a star that I think will work nicely. Now I understand why the author of this quilt design used wonky stars but I got stubborn and want something more like the real flag. Where is Betsy Ross when you need her? My star isn't perfect but it is visually close.
Nov 16: Have 16 stars cut ready to sew. Helping a friend a couple of days this week.
Nov 17: Sewing one set of 16 stars together.
Nov 21: Have one set of stars ready for the quilt.
Nov 27: Red charms (5" squares) are ready for the quilt. Just leaves HSTs (half square triangles) & borders...then can assemble.
Nov 28: Working on HSTs. Process: 2 strips 4" wide. Sew together along long sides, both sides. Use HST strip ruler to cut 5" sq HSTs along the seams alternating sides. 10 squares per strip. 4 strips per quilt. 33 blocks - 15 A blocks & 18 B blocks. All blocks are ready now to assemble.
Nov 29: Working on A & B blocks.
Nov 30: A & B blocks are done ready to square & then assemble into the quilt. Whew.
Jan 19, 2020: Resuming work to join the blocks.
Jan 20: The blocks are joined into rows.
Jan 23: Joining rows into quilt center. Done. Only borders left to do.
Jan 28: Started adding inner white border.
Feb 03: White border is on. Cut the red & blue borders and blue backing. Need to pre-wash the blue fabric.
Feb 20: All the borders are on & the quilt top is finished.
Feb 21: Sampled the Modern Eccentric quilting design & love it! So does John.
Mar 22: Made the backing & loaded it.
Mar 23: Finished loading. Quilting.
Mar 25: Quilted.
Mar 26: Made & attached binding by machine. Started the hand work of stitching the binding to the back.
Mar 31, 2020: Finished.
Jan 26:I prepped & started loading Greg's quilt. When he got here, I showed Greg where the patterns were online. He selected the dragon & "On the Wild Side". I will place 5 dragons on the quilt filled in with text. I must have deleted my wild side pattern so while I was working on recreating it, Greg did most of the loading. Loaded ready to quilt once I finish the programming.
Jan 27: Programmed. Quilting in sections - a total of 22. Two rows (8 sections) are done. Waited for Greg to see before rolling.
Jan 28: Quilted. Made a black binding. Attaching it.
Jan 29: Hand binding...
Jan 30: T-shirt ordered.
Feb 01: Bound.
Making this quilt for Alicia Miller
Dec 24, 2016: Purchased 3 charm packs from Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shop during their annual stocking stuffer promotion.
Nov 06, 2018: Today, my friend & very special lady, Alicia, selected this for her quilt. We've been working up to this for several months now. Can't wait to get started.
Nov 07: Working on a rendition.
Nov 08: Ordered fabric for background, borders, binding & backing.
Nov 13: All fabrics are here.
Jul 03: 2019: Started working with the charm packs (2).
Jul 04: Cutting background charms, i.e. 5" squares.
Jul 06: Arranged the blocks.
Jul 09: Sewing the blocks.
Jul 12: The blocks are done. Next cut, swap, sew back together into final blocks.
Jul 15: I intentionally cut the background square a tad too big so I trimmed the blocks. Cutting 1" from the center all the way around, swapping corners & turning the center square to get the final layout, then sewing the 9 pieces back together into the final block. MSQC video
Sep 06: Resumed piecing.
Sep 07: The center is done.
Sep 08: First border is on. Widening the outer border from 3" to 6".
Sep 10: Backing, outer border & binding are cut and ready to sew.
Sep 11: Bought the Paper Dolls pattern by Vicki Malaski. Quilt top is finished.
Nov 30: Loaded & quilting.
Dec 01: Quilted.
Dec 02: Binding is attached ready for hand work.
Jan 01, 2020: Bound.
Dec 02: Loaded ready to quilt.
Dec 03: Quilting. Stopped to remove stitching inside the white reindeer. Much better. Since I'm doctoring this a bit, I put a bit of accent under Santa's face & to stitch around it rather than through it. Quilted.
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