Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Welcome 2015

Hello 2015

May it bring happiness, staying healthy, and lots of quilting time.  Most people make New Year's resolutions and by spring we have either broken them or forgot them.  I want 2015 to be about my accomplishments.  I will use a quilt journal to keep track of these accomplishments.

 I have divided the journal into section for keeping track.  I am not going to set specific numbers for these goals.  I want to keep this simple so it doesn't become overwhelming.  Here is my list in no particular order.

1. Beads of Courage Bags
2. Quilts for Charities
3. Quilts just for me
4. Advent gifts for my friend

I do know I need to make a baby quilt for my daughter's friend and two graduation quilts.   As the need arises I am sure this will change hopefully not to often.

The first of the two project is these blue and yellow blocks that need to be finished.

The second one is using my 2" scraps.  This is a Bonnie Hunter pattern.

  I plan on only participating in very few quilting challenge in 2015.  I will participate in Sarah's annual H2H challenge.  Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict hosts this challenge unusually around March.   I also will participate in Angela's Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2015.  This challenge is a great way to use your scraps and these ladies make the most interesting rainbow blocks.
I did find a great scrap challenge that I am considering for my rainbow challenge.  Sherri at A Quilting Life is hosting a scrap challenge and one way is to make Dresden Plate blocks.  I think this would be fun and they could be my rainbow block challenge.

What quilting plans do you have for 2015?

Karen

Monday, December 29, 2014

Goodbye to 2014

Here are the 2014 finishes.  I made one Christmas quilt as a gift.  It went to New Orleans for my sweet little granddaughter.  Rileigh needs to know what is like to be a OSU Buckeye.

O - H - I - O
This quilt is two team.  LSU is on the back.

I have been finishing up some Beads of Courage bags.

I also finished my Charming Star quilt.  Terry over at Terry's Treasures had a sew along.  I hope you take time to see everyone else's Charming Star.  Mine will be a birthday gift for a friend.
I had a great quilting year and I am looking forward to quilting 2015.
Karen

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Blocks, More Blocks, & Irene is Done

I am still sewing on my flowering snowball blocks.  I have 30 blocks finished and 70 more to go.
I didn't have any holiday things.  So made pillowcases for our bed. 
They are on the bed so we can enjoy them.
I also made this pillowcase.
You also get a sneak peak of my granddaughter's Christmas gift.  I hope to finish is in the next couple of weeks.  Then I will share it with you.

Alycia is having a QOV block drive.  These blocks will be going to her.


Goodnight Irene is finished.  Irene took a trip.  Her new home is in New Orleans.  She became a prayer quilt for a lady going through breast cancer treatments.
I love this pattern.  Maybe the next one will be Iris.
  Thanks Terry for the sew along.

Happy sewing. 
Karen



Sunday, November 2, 2014

Charming Stars Times Two

I have been busy sewing.  I joined Terri's Charming Star in September.  I started making blocks for the charming star sew along using Kansas Trouble fabrics.  Here are the blocks I have sewn.  I have five of them made.
As I was sewing on them I needed a prayer quilt for a five year old boy who has some health issues.  Why not a charming star quilt.  An I Spy prayer quilt would be perfect.
Here is a close up of one block.  
I think he is going to love to play I Spy.

I needed another prayer quilt so I finished this flimsy.
My friend just found out she has breast cancer.  I hope this quilt will bring her lots of comfort.

I have been working on some other projects that I will share with you soon.

Karen



Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday Orange and More

I did get my orange house done.  Only two orange blocks in September.  This is the last Saturday in September I will check to see others has been doing with their orange fabrics at Scrap Happy Saturday.

A finished quilt for a friend of my daughter.  This quilt has orange in it.  Maybe I can count this in my rainbow orange blocks.

Making progress on this UFO.

I have 11 blocks of the flowering snowball quilt done.  I still have 89 blocks to make.

I have joined Terry's sew along over at Terry's Treasures.  Here are two of my charming star blocks.  

Monday, September 1, 2014

Change of Seasons

The last few weeks I have been canning.  I have canned tomato juice, whole tomatoes, pasta sauce, stewed tomatoes and salsa.  I am so ready to go from canning season to sewing season.
Salsa

Here are projects I have been sewing when time permits.  I have three strippie tops done.  You can find this cute quilt pattern at Mary Quilts.  You can also find lots of other free patterns at Mary Quilts.

 Two of the strippie quilts are alike because I had enough fabric to make two.  One of them will be giving to the hospital gift shop.

I joined Prairie  Moon Quilts 350 blocks.  I wanted to see how many blocks I make and what better way to keep track.  Since yesterday was the last day I finished these 4 blocks to make my August total of 15.    This is a UFO that I am going to try and finish in September.  I did already make one quilt using these same fabrics and patten.  The rest of these blocks need to find a good home.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sad Week

 This week we had to put down this sweet pound puppy that stole our hearts 17 years ago.  Tasha was the best dog we have ever had.  She got cancer and the last 10 months we have been trying to make her better.  But this week she was struggling to breath.  So it was time.

We already miss our Tasha.


I did finally make some rainbow blocks.  I only have two more house blocks to make to get caught up.    I hope to sew some more rainbow blocks today.