Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Wow...Is it the end of another Year?!!!

I can't believe it's the end of the year already!!! WOW!!! 

Well, I thought I would end my year on a project I am working on....(still working on)
Debbie from A Quilter's Table had a Improv Stripe QAL on Instagram a while ago on improve stripes. I thought "Yes!" I totally want to give that a try and played along.

You can find her instructions for the Improv Stripe QAL on her blog HERE

So, here are my beginning stripe sets.

I of course was pulling from my stash of strips and adding solid strips in between.

...and as you can see once I got going I found it really hard to stop. 
Now I believe this is where the large group on Instagram started putting their strip sets together into really cool stripe improve quilts. 

But....I was NOT liking the idea of putting all this together this way. It needed more somehow.?? So, I set out to cut all this up ....ha!!!

....And I ended up here....well...it still needed more....

I started adding solids again and just made units... and put them up on the wall.

Then when the units were big enough to fit together...I added solid strips again. 

Then before I knew what I was doing I grabbed some solid strips and made an improve word....that fit the quilt. "HAPPY" which also happens to be my favorite word.

And this is going in the quilt ....not sure where? But it is going in....

....and sadly that is all I have to show you....Ha...but, my next post will be the finished top.

I pinkie swear!!!!

(LOL...wow I needed a pedicure!!!)

Hoping you all had a wonderful Blessed Christmas!!!

And HAPPY New Year!!!!!!

2018 Here we come!!!!!!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Camp WatchaWannaDo :0)

Off to camp I go... Its been a long time since I've said that! But I joined a new Quilt Guild...and they do a yearly sewing camp!!! YEAH!!! I was so glad I joined them just in the nick of time to catch the camp fun.
Plenty for room for 34 quilters to each have their own 6 foot table. (everyone was at lunch when I took this pic)
We even got a chance to go to the local Quilt Shop. And as I like to take Selfies (to document my life) The sun played into my picture perfectly :0)
These are the things I worked ....above is my giant cross-cut quilt...pattern by Debbie from A Quilters Table.

Mary Anne showed us all how to make folded fabric stars!!

And I'm doing a travel Round robin quilt...and the quilt I got in the mail this time was Halloween themed ...LOL!!! So, out came Lillyellasworld paper pieced Spider. To add to the quilt. Pretty spooky right?!
We were gone for a five days...So we got some good sewing time in. We had show and share night...and here are the picks of finishes or how far Ladies got. ( and I'm sorry I can't remember names, I'm still very new to this guild)

I got a few selfies with the Gals the morning we were all leaving...I look like I'm wearing my PJ's..I'm not...just the top over my sleeveless dress, because it was butt freezing COLD that morning we got up to leave the camp!!!! And I had NO sweater. So I was stuck walking around with my PJ top on....LOLOLOL!!!! :0)

Vicki - Linda - Me

Me - Sunny

Me - Sherry - Sunny

Thanks for stopping by blog....see ya soon. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Scraps off the Floor.

I decided to make myself a Mini and didn't even know what fabrics to use...and saw all the fabric on the floor from a project I was working on and thought...lets just use that. Waste not want not. :0)

Started by making parts.... all random....improv...

No right or wrong.....

Then started putting all the parts together..

The top is done... now I just need to quilt it. But I am very Happy with the top.
Nice and Pretty.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Vacation Quilt

        Confession Time....I can be a bit of a pack-rat! HeHe! When we go places I would love to collect things from where we have been. But to make sure THAT doesn't happen my Darling Hubs came up with the idea of hat pins.  Because he didn't want spoons, mugs, towels, t-shirts, bears, shaker globes...oh boy, this list could go on forever...and collect dust in the house. So, I was restricted to Hat pins...and I was okay with that. I set out and made my first quilt to hold my "Vacation" pins. Of course I made it to small and filled it quickly. I have since made this new quilt and it will take a long time to fill it.  OH how I love the HUNT. Where ever we go...the first thing I HAVE TO DO... is FIND MY PIN!!! Then I can enjoy my vacation. LOL!!!
                 This quilt hangs in the hall way near the quest potty (Happy-potty) :0)
           The rest of the pictures are close ups of places I have been with friends or with Family.
Two of my favorites...

The yellow feet was when I went to Parris Island and saw my Son graduate from one of the hardest Boot Camps ever.... Marine Corps.

The one above it was when He was deployed to Afghanistan and finally came home...I drove to California (from AZ) by myself in LA traffic!!!! (YIKES!!) To see my Baby Boy. To make sure he had all his fingers and toes. (He did) We were walking around the base the next day...and he said to me .."Mom, do you want to go into a gift shop here on base? You might find a hat pin?" My Family knows me well. :0)

 Now you are probably getting an inkling why my Hubs has restricted me to pins... LOL!!! I never buy just one pin. Unless that is all they have. Ha!
 Went to Paris with my Sister...Oh, What a trip!!! and what a hunt!!! These pins were VERY hard to find!!!! But I WAS NOT COMING HOME without at least one!!! :0)

I LOVE finding my pins!!! As you can imagine it is ever so disappointing when someone tells me they DON'T have hat pins!!! Then I will go get a postcard or sticker and put it in my journal. So, I don't break the "collecting dust rule" LOL!!!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Updated My Mini Wall

I updated my Mini wall...and it is looking great!!! I really love coming up my staircase and seeing all these lovely mini quilts hanging there.  12 of them I made, 12 made by other Lovely peeps, and 1 that is a collaborative mini. (25 in total)  I have my Happy Sloth to hang but that will require a ladder and someone to hold it while I balance 20 feet in the air!! (gulp...which is why it hasn't gotten hung yet...LOL)

Happy Wall :0)

Have a great Day!!!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Been Busy Quilting

 Hello  my Blog Friends...long time no see!!! I know I know...Where have I BEEN?!!!! No Where?!!! LOL!!!!! I mean...let me think...I went to Quiltcon in Savanna, Georgia, then drove to Daytona for the AQS Quilt show, then went to Disney World for 5 days for an Art Retreat where we did 4 parks in 4 days and artjournaled in each park. So much fun!!!! Then I put together a one day road-trip with my EPHexie Gals for the Row by Row Shop Hop and we drove all the way to Rockledge, Florida for the beginning of trip...and worked our way back.... Oh, and then 2 weeks ago I was in the Caymans for a week with my Bestie Emily... just enjoy the Island life...slow...and no worries. :0)

  ........and then the last 5 days I've been stressed to the max wondering if Hurricane Irma was going to come my way or NOT!!!!!! GEEEEZE LOUISSSSEEEEE!!!!! Making preparations, getting gas, water, pet stuff, maps, nailing down my house, taking everything of value UP stairs!!!.
And then she turns LEFT.... thankful!.....but its bittersweet...was still on my knees for those on the LEFT.

Any way...obviously I have been just a wee bit busy!! But I have been quilting..and here are the last of my swaps that I was involved in. I have 2 left. Then no more mini quilt swapping for me.... maybe? I should say never...cause you never know...LOL!!  

 Geese swap 2017 ... This one was very hard to let go. It took MANY hours.
Bit by Bit 2 Round Robin Quilt Swap I am in this year. 8 Ladies started with a center, and then passed to the right. Then you work on the quilt , and then pass to the right again. You keep passing to the right until your quilt ends up back in your lap. Yeah!!! I added the Dresden flowers on the very top and then the X blocks on the sides for someone to add later. 

Animal swap 2017 I knew this was going to be hard to let go...so I made 2 at the same time...mine has a different background. So, she was easy to let go.
Word-swap 2017 Went to a gal who owns a Quilt Shop...and now hangs in her shop.
New blue jean bag.

Love the texture in this bag!!!!

Like I said above...I have been busy...even though I have not been posting. But I will get back to posting on a regular time schedule now.

Working on some very fun stuff coming up.....TBA

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