Friday, October 20, 2017

Mainly Mug Rugs

It's been less than 3 weeks since my last post.  I'm aiming for about 2 weeks apart so that the posts are shorter and therefore less stressful to put together.  I know it's all in my head.

Anyway, I started a new quilt. The pattern Ladder Leap is by Amanda Jean from  Crazy mom quilts 

I started it but got waylaid  by the #mugrugparade on IG coordinated by @tinkerellen 
One mug rug a day for 10 days.  Some of my contributions were new for the parade but others are from the distant and not to distant past.

And then there were a few requests for some more badly needed Small Animal Kennel Quilts

I also did a little bit of my new crafting adventure.  I've moved up the birthday celebrations of a couple of friends so they can have their gifts as a surprise before I start adding the output to my blog. Two other friends have received their gifts and seemed really happy.  They are good friends so they would do the happy dance for me just because they are nice people.

Lets see if this photo helps them guess what's in store for their celebrations.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Another Month Gone By

Another crazy month gone by with plenty to show for it.  I'm going to work my way backward through time.

Yesterday I took  a workshop followed by a trunk show by Amanda Jean Nyberg based on her book  No Scrap Left Behind

The workshops premise was to make a quilt from her book but make it your own by changing up color, block orientation, size etc.    I chose the Mini Nines quilt.  Yes that is a very mini nine patch block. Unfinished at 2 inches.  Her whole quilt is in mini's.  Mine will be half mini's and half not so mini. 3 inch unfinished.

This top is one of the quilts from  the book "Remainders". Mine is composed of 500, 3inch,unfinished blocks made with remainder triangles from other projects.  Her version is made from 750.
I had it half quilted but had to rip it all out due to some kind of bunching mishap on the back.

There is almost nothing worse than ripping out quilting, thinking you're almost done and boom your not.

I have been working with The Quilt Pattern Magazine on their Small Kennel Quilt project. They let their list of volunteers know when small kennel quilts (12 x 18) are needed and if you can help you help if not, not.

With the hurricanes there was quite a need in the past month.  The good side is that I have a stash that will be able to contribute for a long time.  Small needy cats and dogs don't care if your fabric is dated.

I got this quilt done for Heart Builders, some of the fabric was supplied by Cotton Cuts.

I believe it was going to Project Linus

And then there are the Pin Cushions.

I participated in the IG #pinnieparade in August. Coordinated by @tinkerellen.

you posted one pin cushion a day for the month

These are a couple of my best ones

some were rather small

some from patterns 

But he's my favorite.

I also took some lessons on a new crafting adventure.  No photos until my group of crafty friends get their upcoming birthday gifts.  So hard to do a  surprise when they all check the blog for clues. A couple of them have asked to have their birth date changed just so they can find out what I've been up to. I probably will since I don't want to wait until December.

Until next time.