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To-Do Tuesday 6-23-15 | Starting a New Quilt…

…before finishing the previous one. Because that’s what we quilter’s do! I was all set to finish the border for the 2014 Sugar Block Club quilt, and I cut most of the squares for it. I didn’t have enough of two of the prints, so I had to order them. They won’t be here for about a week and a half, so I had to put finishing that quilt on hold.

I did manage to make two more F Word Quilt blocks. Wild Rose & square and Big Dipper. The colors never come out quite right in the pictures. Those yellows are supposed to be the same color. It’s Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Elements in Honey. That’s what I get for taking pictures of my finished blocks at different times of the day!

Half-finished Grungy Windows blocks

Half-finished Grungy Windows blocks

I’ve been excited to make something with my two Grunge charm packs and a Kona Snow Jelly roll. I was going to make a simple square in a square (a Grunge square inside white), but decided to have a little more fun. I made a nine patch block with the Grunge charms and cut it into four squares. I decided to border the cut nine patch blocks with the Kona Snow jelly roll strips. I only have the blocks half way done. I keep looking at them and thinking they look a little like stained glass windows. So I’m calling this my Grungy Windows quilt. Hopefully I’ll have a flimsy finish by Thursday! How has your summer been? Have you been able to meet any of your goals? Sewing or otherwise? Or are you just enjoying the beautiful weather?! (That’s a worthy goal too!)

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Finish Grungy Windows flimsy top.
  • Start Paradiso square in a square quilt.

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To-Do Tuesday 6-2-15 | Travel-Sewing

I’m not sure if “travel-sewing” is a thing, but it should be if it’s not. This past week has been a wonderful week of visiting quilt shops AND sewing while traveling around the U.S.

Travel Sewing

Travel Sewing

As we’ve been making our way towards Iowa to take our motorhome to HWH for a check up (the manufacturer that made the hydraulic systems in the coach), I’ve enjoyed stopping at quilt shops that are near to us when we unhook the truck from the motorhome. Last week was Colorado Springs. This week we unhooked in St. Joseph, Missouri, about 45 minutes away from Hamilton. Which is home of Missouri Star Quilt Company. Fabric, come to mama!!!

Missouri Star Quilt Company

Missouri Star Quilt Company

When I first decided to try quilting, it was because I wanted to make a graduation quilt for my daughter. Just one quilt, and then I’d be done and move on to some other project. (This is where all the other quilter’s start chuckling) I decided I should probably make a “test quilt” first, just to be sure I knew what I was doing. So I hopped onto Google, typed in a search on quilting and ran across Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company and their YouTube tutorials. Jenny made quilting look so quick and easy. I ordered a layer cake, followed her MSQC You Tube | Double Slice Layer Cake Tutorial, and made my first quilt. I also became completely obsessed with quilting, and I thank (Mister blames) Jenny Doan and Missouri Star Quilt Company for bringing this craft into my life.

With my first quilt & Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company

With my first quilt & Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company

When we were making our travel plans Brad said we would be passing almost right by MSQC. I asked if we could stop. He said not only would we stop, we would stay in the area for two days to rest from traveling and to give me plenty of time to visit the shop. I made sure to bring my first quilt with us, in the hopes that I would see Jenny Doan and ask if she would take a picture with me and the first quilt. As I roamed the shop, I was disappointed that I could not see, or hear, her. I texted Brad that she wasn’t there, complete with sad emoticon. Immediately after sending it I turned a corner and there was Jenny! I stuttered over my request for a picture, but she replied with a “Sure!!” I was on cloud nine!! I also managed to grab some goodies while I was there!

My haul from MSQC

My haul from MSQC

While we were camped in St. Joseph, I set up my sewing machine in the dinette. I told Sarah, of Georgia Girl Quilts, that I wanted to resume working on our F Word blocks over the summer. So the first thing I did was grab the box with those fabrics and get to work. I completed the Whirlwind block and the Bat Wings block. After the trip to MSQC, I came home and made my 2014 Sugar Block Club Month 7 block. I didn’t expect to get any sewing done this week, but when I realized we would be hooked up to electric for two days I wasn’t going to let that time pass without sewing!

Sugar Block Club Block 7 - Serve

Sugar Block Club Block 7 – “Serve”

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Work on SBC 2014 8th block, if hooked up
  • Continue EQ7 lessons
  • Two more F Word blocks, if hooked up

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