Friday, August 12, 2016

A Finished Top~NTT

Over at My Quilt Infatuation, Kelly, has a link-up party every Thursday. I just finished this quilt top so I wanted to join in the fun. 

I am not sure when this Saturday Sampler started, but my first post about this quilt was way back in 2010. Over all these years, I had finished the blocks, but they sat in a box in my closet. Today, after working on the bellow project, I decided I needed to work on something different. After looking at a couple newer UFO's, I decided to work on something old. I broke this out and knew the time had come for me to make the top. Because all the blocks are weird sizes, the top does not come together easily. I had to add a bunch of pieces to make things line up. Now I am happy to show off the the finished top. I hope to soon have this as a finished quilt. I am not sure what I am going to do with this once it is finished, but it will not be a UFO no more!! 

I have been doing a Mystery Quilt in PQA, my quilt group. We have been working on Twinkle2 QAL. I decided to make a queen size quilt. I have figured I need to make 90 blocks. I have been slowly working on these blocks. I have finished 70 blocks so far. I am on the last 20 blocks. It will have dark brown in the flying geese. The next step is to add the sashing and corner stones. After that I will sew it all into a quilt top. I am so excited. This will be my second quilt with this pattern. 

Strips and Four Patch

I have been following the Missouri Start Quilt Company lately. I am really loving there quilts. When I saw a recent news report about how this quilt shop started up, it really hit a soft spot of mine. Go watch it, it is fantastic! It sounds like a life that some of us quilters dream of. Starting a small business of your passion and then it grows into a huge thing that you can't hardly keep up with. It is just a wonderful story. 

Anyways, I found they had an app that I put on my phone, that I can keep up with all of their video's. I think I have watched them all. When I was not able to blog as much for a while, I was buying fabric like if I didn't, I would loss my love of fabric. One day, I decided it was time for me to get back at the machine. I matched a video off of MSTC's (Missouri Start Quilt Company) app and a jelly roll I had bought on one of the Daily Specials and I was off. I did not stop that day until it was almost done! I was so happy to be sewing again. 

The pattern was Strips and Four Patches. A very simple quilt pattern made from a jelly roll of print fabric and a jelly roll of a solid. I just used yardage and cut up my own jelly roll. One of the most frustrating parts of using precuts, is that they are not exact. Here is a picture of my two strips together, the white that I cut, is much smaller than their precut jelly roll. But I made it work!

By the time I was finished, I was in love with this quilt. It is so simple, but fun and colorful!! Here it is in my Quilt Show I put on in July for my community's summer celebration, Old Fort Boise Days. I hope you go give the video and website a look. They are a great business and have some fun things.

I am whooping it up with Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict:


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Milky Way Quilt

During the time that I have been blogging and quilting, I have been apart of a LQS (Local Quilt Shop) monthly sampler. They call it Saturday Sampler, LOL!! I have only ever finished one of their quilts, that is until this quilt! I had so much fun with the colors that I knew I would finish it. Here are a few of the finished blocks.

As I am working on a quilt, I like to draw a sketch to see what I need to do finish it. I thought I would add my sketch here. Sorry about the shadow, I only ever meant for me to see it, HA HA!!

Now my quilt is a top. I need to finish it and quilt it. I think because this quilt is so busy, I need to just do an all over stipple. I hope to be back soon with it all quilted up.

Linked to Confessions of a Fabric Addict

I am also joining in with Red Letter Quilts' link-up party, OMG, One Monthly Goal. I am listing this quilt as my goal. I would like to have it quilted by the end of August. I don't think that will be too hard for me to do. I can't wait to see it finished. I hope that I have not set myself up for failure. But I won't know until I try! I hope everybody has a good evening.