Wednesday, July 27, 2022

UFO Blog Hop

                                                                 

I just knew that when Joan announced this hop I would have a great time. Where to begin?  UFO can mean a few things to quilters, Unfinished Objects and we all have them which makes this such an inclusive hop.

I only needed to find my UFO bin to have something that would work for me and the hop.


I found this one and thought that I had pulled it a couple of years ago to finish, apparently not.


It was full of the original pins and its half quilted.
I tried to find a blog from the past where I posted about it or should I say them.  I made several as Christmas gifts one year and this one was supposed to be mine. The best I could do was find a note about one hanging at my sisters for so long we didn't remember when I made them.  The note was dated 1/1/12 which makes it more than 10 years in the making.


Well it is now a done deal.   OOPS, I think I forgot the eye balls, tee hee.


Ok fixed that. It is NOW a done deal. Ya Hoo
Thank you Joan, it's a wonderful feeling to see it completed.

The other UFO, Unidentified Flying Object is right up my alley.  Back in June of 2021 Joan hoasted the Fairy Tales Blog Hop

At that time I made and posted about The Tardis which  stands for Time And Relative Dimension in Space.  Its the Police Public Call Box that  Doctor Who travels in. Its a Type 40 time and space machine from Gallifrey, his home planet but I only got as far as finishing the top.  I did get it quilted right after the Hop but never got around to the binding. Again, a project for me and those seem to be the ones left as UFO's the most often.


So I have now taken my Tardis and finished it.  It is no longer an unfinished quilt project. 


A UFO by any other name.


Joan thanks so much, I had a great time and am already looking forward to the next adventure.

Below is a list of all the participants for this event.  You'll have a great time if you take a few minutes and visit with them all and let them know how great their clean up has been.

                                            Monday July 25

Just Let Me Quilt

Lianne Makes Stuff

Karrin’s Crazy World

Ms P Designs USA

Time4Stitchn

Scrapdash

 

Tuesday July 26

Creatin' in the Sticks

Quilted Delights

Days Filled With Joy

Kathys Kwilts and More

Food For Thought

 

Wednesday July 27

Stitching Farm Girl

BeaQuilter

SelinaQuilts

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Quilt Doodle Designs

Quilting Gail

 

Thursday July 28

Patchouli Moon Studio

Quilt Schmilt

Lynns Blog

Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel

Home Sewn by Us

 

Friday July 29

Homespun Hannah's Blog

Inflorescence

Words & Stitches

Just Sew Quilter

MooseStashQuilting

 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Here Comes the Sun - Blog Hop

 Good morning and welcome to another Sunny day in the world of blogging quilters.  Thanks so much Carol from Just Let Me Quilt for coordinating this HOT - HOT - HOT adventure.

Later this summer I am heading to NJ to visit with some family and some friends.  I just know that the friends part will include shopping for fabric and yarn at some of my old favorite haunts.

Did you know that NJ has pretty much banned the use of paper and plastic bags at stores. Pretty much it's a bring your own bag world there now.  


That being the case I thought I'd make a shopping bag to take on my trip. Since I didn't want boring I thought I'd take the Florida sun to Jersey with me.

                                        

I pulled the stuff from various stash areas in my crafting spaces.  I didn't think I needed a pattern. I used a local food store fabric bag as my guide for sizing.  

                                                  

As many of you know I have a thing for Cotton Canvas Drop cloths as a great go to cheap fabric for odd creations.  I thought it would work perfectly for  a shopping tote.  I didn't want to line it and because it does fray I thought I would just make it using French Seams.  


I also planned out, before cutting, how to use the finished edges on the original tarp for the very top of the tote to avoid fraying there.

All things considered my plan worked well.  The French seams were easy to do but because of them I mucked up the size I cut the boxed bottom by a bit. I think I did my measuring backward when adding in the additional fabric for the extra seams. 

I would have preferred it a bit wider and less deep at the bottom.  I don't think it will stop me from piling fabric into it though.

While I was knocking out the numbers for cutting the tote I knew I would have  a few good sized scraps to use and decided to make a small zip pouch for all of the diagrams, drawings, pens and maybe a pattern or 2 that I tend to take shopping with me. Bonus was that I found that cute little tassel for the zipper pull while I was looking for a yellow zipper. The yellow fabric is a lot sunnier than I could get it to show in a photo.

                                         



I can't begin to count how many zip pouches I have made over the course of my quilting life.  This little super simple cutie was a bear to make with no recent practice.  I really should not start a new project at 10PM.   I put the first side together just fine.  Second side needed me to totally rip it appart because I put the layers in the wrong order. Zipper on the bottom just does not work. Then after I fixed that problem I turned the thing inside out and closed the turn opening and was pressing the finished pouch and I realized that I never actually sewed the applique in place.  It's currently holding on with Heat and Bond Lite.  It does look great and maybe one of these days I will open it back up and sew it down before I toss it in the laundry.

Well if nothing else I am ready to have fun buying fabric on my trip. 

Thanks for stopping by for the visit and please take a minute or two or three to visit all of the other participants in this fun, sun event.  I've listed them all here for you to refer to.

June 20

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Hands 2 Help 2022 for the LInky Party

 Another year of sharing our love of quilting with people who need quilty hugs is done.  No matter what is going on in my life I feel an overwhelming need to participate in this annual event. 

This year I decided I could be a bit more productive if I brought out some of my UFO's and got them to the finished stage. It was kind of scary that I had more than enough UFO tops to send one to each group on the list and then one to a local quilt group collecting quilts for Ukraine. 

Here are the photos I took of the 6 of them.  

This one  went to the Ukraine collection. I forgot to take a picture of it completed.


I haven't labeled them by group except for the one going to Canada. This one is intentionally incomplete.








 This one I specifically made for a hop earlier this year choosing RWB because one of the groups requested some quilts for their Vets.



My intention is to get them all out in the mail this week.  
Thanks for stopping by.






Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Foodie Blog Hop - Oh Yum

This turned out to be a very productive hop for me so thank you    Carla from over at Creatinthesticks  for coming up with this great idea.  When I saw the name of this hop I thought it would be a great reason for me to route through my food based novelty fabrics.  I wasn't sure if I had any or not but I did assume I must have some somewhere.  Found these so I knew I had a jumping off point.


About the same time as I was thinking about expanding the search I went to a meeting of one of the craft based groups I belong to who do lots of work with organizations with needs.  This month one of the groups was in need of pillow cases.  Our group had pre cut fabric and instructions waiting for those of us who were machine sewers.  I took fabric for 3 cases and the instruction sheet.



Well the instruction sheet they handed us made for some very, very boring plain pillow cases. I made 2 their way and decided to go hunt down  a better version.  Over the years I have made well over a dozen of the pillow cases with the contrasting edge. In my folder of links to tutorials I found it.

Crafty Gemini's Burrito Pillow Case

Yes, most definitely FOOD


Well with the fabric I got from the group the first go round I made 2 boring pillow cases and 2 Burrito Pillow cases ( with a little help from my stash ) Then with a little more help from my stash I whipped out 2 more.  


Turned them in at the next meeting and found out the group was a bit short on their commitment so I made  2 more.  


Then celebrated the completion of 2 projects by going out with a friend for a Mexican lunch (tee hee ).  

I hope you are enjoying the hop so far and will continue to acquire more ideas over the next couple of days . Here is a list of everyone participating, remember there are no calories in these posts.


Thursday, April 21, 2022

Wonderful World of Color

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Color blog hop brought to us by Joan of moosestashquilting

 When I first heard the title of this hop 1 and only 1 idea popped into my head and I haven't been able to shake it.

This is what came to me.


Many of you are probably too young to understand it. but none the less its what I think of when I hear the statement  Wonderful World Of Color.


I hunted down several photos on line and was able to print them out on some white fabric.






Then what....I found what I wanted but had no idea what I wanted to do with them. They were a tad too big for mug rugs and I'm not a pillow person or a table runner user except for the holidays. So right now I'm floating between lunch mats or a series of wall hangings.  Maybe I'll try them for a luncheon, one without wine or red sauce then convert them to a wall hanging. hmmmmmm






Tinkerbell is my favorite.

I did some digging in my stash and came up with a very Wonderful World of Color addition for my mini's borders. The mini's ended up at 10 x 12.5

Thanks so much Joan for this fun hop. I know those of you who are old enough do appreciate it for the memories it brings to mind.  My biggest memory is that I watched a lot of it in Black and White, ha, ha

Please visit all of the participants in this great hop and leave them a note if you can. Here is a list of all of the people in this hop.