Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

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September Recap

A road trip to visit family, two weekends with visiting family, plumbing issues and work.  I may not have accomplished everything I set out to do this month, but I sure got a lot accomplished.

  • At least 8 SBS blocks – Made 4
  • The September KVQG BOM – No
  • Finish Quilting and Bind Oklahoma Backroads – Yes
  • Quilt at least 15 rings on the DWR – 6 done
  • Make progress on the Cream & Green quilt – No
  • Make progress on Star Struck – Yes – all blue stars are made and significant progress on the red stars

In addition to the above, I finished 5 more embroidered dragonflies, made a nap quilt for Head Start, made significant progress on Blue Ridge Beauty, tested a new pattern for a mini quilt, tested a quilt block, then made a large quilt top, and pieced, quilted and bound a baby quilt.

I haven’t posted a full picture of the baby quilt yet so here it is:

This is the quilt I quilted on HandiQuilter at Rocking Chair Quilts.  I have an appointment next month to go back.  I haven’t decided for what I’m taking to quilt.  I do have a “few” tops which need to be quilted.

99 Pyramids

99 Pyramids. Back in April 2008 I took a class to learn how to use my Wonder Cut Triangle Ruler.  I quickly finished up the front and then pieced together a scrappy backing and binding from the leftover pyramids and green fabric.

At one point I even had this quilt quilted — but the tension was really bad, not to mention the quilting design didn’t work as expected, so I ripped the quilting out.  It wasn’t very hard given the bad tension.  A couple of weekends ago I decided the quilt had aged appropriately (that, and I have a great-nephew on his way sometime this month) and this quilt needed to be quilted.

There’s lots of love pieced and quilted in to this quilt and it will be great for dragging around when the baby gets big enough to drag it.  Most importantly it has no pink in it.  My niece told me she “hates pink!”.  As soon as the baby get’s here I’ll add a label and get it to my niece – not that there’s a big hurry — there’ a heat warning through Thursday.

May’s Quilting Goals

It’s time to figure out what I want to accomplish this month. Again there’s probably too much on my list, but at least I know I’ll have one thing crossed off at the end of the month. I finished the pillowcase to go with the 4-Patch Strippy this morning!

  • Keep up with the SBS BOW  & make a few extra blocks
  • Work on Scrap Basket – specifically blues and neutrals
  • Complete the Carolina Christmas Top
  • Finish Dancing Flowers
  • Ship out 2 baby quilts
  • Resume hand quilting on the Double Wedding Ring
  • Make 4-patch pillow case – DONE!

Wednesday’s Tasks are Done

Provided the hanging sleeve stays stitched to the Music Lessons while it goes through the wash, I’ve finished my goals for this week. Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but I machine stitched the BOTTOM of the hanging sleeve to the quilt. It was a case of if I didn’t, it wouldn’t get done. I used the blind hem stitch on my sewing machine and the ‘bite’ only bit through the backing and batting. All I have to do now is check it when it come out of the dryer.

The second task was stuffing the pincushions. Again machine stitching to the rescue. This time, a zig zag with monofilament thread in the top and black thread on the bottom.

Now off to look at quilt books.

Strippy 4-Patch is Finished

Monday I finished the binding on the Strippy 4-Patch. This quilt was started in January 2008 as a leader/ender projects. The top was finished April 5th and I found the a plaid fabric in my stash that I didn’t think was the best. It turned out to be perfect.

Since it’s a plaid, the photo just doesn’t do it justice, so here’s a close up and if you look carefully, you can see a bit of the quilting. Nothing fancy — outlined the 4-patches and diamonds in the unpieced strips and borders. I used a pink Fairy Frost to bind the quilt.

Mom’s Quilt is Finished

Late last night I finished Mom’s quilt.  This is the one I started in the last weekend in January, right before she went into the hospital.  I took it up to her this evening and she loves it.  She said she’ll sleep under it tonight and then when I take her home tomorrow, it will go on her chair.

Even though it’s not bed sized (51 x 67 before shrinking) I made a matching pillow case.  I used a bit of the border fabric to make the label.

Happy Birthday, Momma.

What’s On My Design Wall

Today, it’s really  what’s NOT on my design wall.  My wall is empty — I took down Ladder to the Stars because I needed the hangers to take a picture of “Music Lessons”  (alternatively know as Ted’s quilt;  Music Stars; and  the music quilt).  I finished it last night and took it out of the dryer a little while ago.

It even has a label.

There is a new tab for my 2010 finishes. I hope this is the first of many UFOs I finish this year.

See what others have on their design wall’s by checking out Judy’s blog.

Stacked 4-Patch Race Cars

Another UFO finished in 2009. This is “Race Cars”. In 2008 I taught the 4-Patch Stacked Posies and this was my class sampler. Finished it measures 47 x 59.

I hope everyone is having a safe and Merry Christmas.

A Start & Finish in One Night

Ok, it’s not a quilt, but it is fabric out of my stash! A while back a friend gave me a pillowcase kit and as simple as pillow cases are to make (although I make them harder encasing all seams) I simply had not gotten around to making this up. So tonight after shopping for what seemed like hours (wait, it was hours — not that we bought a whole lot), this was all my brain could handle.

Before we left for shopping, I finished binding the 4-Patch Race Car quilt. I need to put the label on it and wash it, then I’ll get a picture posted.

Josh’s Graduation Quilt

It’s done all that is left is for me to stitch down the label.