Tag Archives: Have Yourself a Quilty Little Christmas!

Monday, POA, Week 4, 2019

I really rocked it and was able to get the inner parts of Celtic Solstice all quilted up. Now I’m all ready to quilt the borders. Except that I’m busy for the next 2 weeks.  The next time I have the time to tackle the borders will be Saturday, Feb. 2. So I’m putting it on the calendar. This is the reason why it takes so long for me to quilt a quilt. I need to have a full day to get into the mindset to do something.  And with such a big quilt, every bit of quilting is hard work. It is exhausting.  But I made another step of progress and I’m almost done!

In the meantime, my plan is to work on Provence. The last time I worked on Provence was at the quilt retreat I attended at Thimble Towne in Bakersfield, CA last September.  It was the first retreat I attended with fellow guildmates and my crafty friend, Mindy. I finished piecing the inner top and the next step is to piece the border.  So, sometime this week I want to press the top, measure appropriately, cut the border, and piece it.

Here’s a pic of Provence as it is currently:

Provence
9/22/18

I currently have a quilting queue. Remember my #MakeNine2019.  The 3 quilt projects on my #MakeNine2019 are Celtic Solstice, Have Yourself a Quilty Little Christmas, and Staycation. The top for Quilty Little Christmas has been done for a while.  Since Feb, 2017. All the details are on my project page.

Have yourself a quilty little Christmas!
Top is finished! 🙂
2/24/2017

It has been waiting for Celtic Solstice to be finished quilting for a long while. I have the batting and back ready for this thing. It’s been ready for so long I need to pull it out and make sure the back is actually cut. I don’t remember anymore.

I just finished Staycation last weekend at the most recent quilt retreat I attended with my Crafty friend, Karen.  We were at Creation Station in Solvang, CA (actually it’s really Buelton, but no one really knows Buelton unless you are from SoCal and Buelton is 2 miles from Solvang. It’s actually the town you are at when you exit the 101 to head into Solvang.)  So I still need to prep batting and the back before I quilt this one.  I’m planning to do that when I’m finished with Quilty Little Christmas.  So I’ll be working on Provence as my current quilty project.  That’s quilt #4 that’s almost ready to be finished and then sit in the queue until I’m ready to quilt it.

Happy quilting!

Melanie

 

 

Maker Monday!

 

Here was my list last week:

  • Celtic Solstice – my first step to get this top done by year end is to piece all the block As with the block Bs into pairs.  I’d like to get those done before I head off to Colorado next week. … DONE!!!
  • Provence – Finish the other 2 sides of the third round of the alternative blocks. … DONE!!!
  • 2012 SoCal Quilter’s Run Mystery Quilt – Area One: Do the next clue I have fabric for. … NOT DONE!!!

So this week, here’s my target:

  • I’m heading out of town on Wednesday and I won’t be back until Sunday so I’m not putting anything on my list.  I am taking some hand work and some knitting.

I also didn’t get a chance to take any pictures but I plan to take some this afternoon to post while I’m away.

I’m looking forward to a great week!

Check out more at  Patchwork Timesand Cooking Up Quilts and  Monday Making and  Ems-scrapbag

 

Have a great week!

~Melanie

Happy Halloween!

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Here was my list last week:

  • Celtic Solstice – Figure out what the next step is and get a game plan going so that the top is done by the end of the year. … done… 
  • Provence – Work on the third round of the alternative blocks… I was able to finish 2 sides of the third round on the alternative blocks on. Not technically done but a bit of progress made.
  • New project! – I pulled a project out of my kit bin.  I need to get a project page started for this.  And get a project plan going. … done.  Check out the page here.  And my project plan is to work on these every Friday evening until Bonnie’s mystery quilt starts.  Since it starts Black Friday, I’ve got a couple of weeks I can spend on this project.

So this week, here’s my target:

I’m looking forward to a great week!

Check out more at  Patchwork Timesand Cooking Up Quilts and  Monday Making and  Ems-scrapbag

 

Have a great week!

~Melanie

Fabric Tuesday, 10/25/16

Happy Tuesday!

I started a new project!  I went through my UFO bin and my kit bin and decided to get going on the mystery quilt from the 2012 SoCal Quilters Run.  This one is from Area One.  I discovered when I went through the bag that I didn’t have all the kits for all the shops.  I believe I have all the blocks just not all the fabric. 😦  I’m kind of sad about this but what can you do.  I figure I’ll just work on all the blocks where I have fabric and then when I get to the point I don’t have the kits I’ll use whatever fabric I have left.  If I still need more I’ll just have to go shopping. 🙂

 

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img_2700I love the colors selected for this quilt.  I’m excited to see how it turns out.

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New Project!!! 2012 SoCal Quilt Run Mystery Quilt for Area 1 10/24/2016

New Project!!!
2012 SoCal Quilt Run
Mystery Quilt for Area 1
10/24/2016

Here are 4 blocks already made up super fast!  🙂

~Happy quilting!

~Melanie

 

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Maker Monday!

Celtic Solstice ALL Block B's!!!! 10/24/16

Celtic Solstice
ALL Block B’s!!!!
10/24/16

Provence Alternate Blocks 10/24/16

Provence
Alternate Blocks
10/24/16

 

Here was my list last week:

  •   Celtic Solstice – Finish the rest of the block Bs! …. YAAAASSS!!!! It’s done!  Woohoo.  Now I need to figure out what the next step is and get that baby done!  
  • Provence – Work on the second round of the alternative blocks. …. YAAASSS!!! This is done too!  I’m on a roll.  Next I have to do the third round!
  • Spooky Halloween – My goal this week is to finish applique’ing the last bat onto block 1 of row 2 and start on the embroidery. … Not done.  I’m putting this away until I’m ready to look at it again. 🙂  

So this week, here’s my target:

  • Celtic Solstice – Figure out what the next step is and get a game plan going so that the top is done by the end of the year.
  • Provence – Work on the third round of the alternative blocks.
  • New project! – I pulled a project out of my kit bin.  I need to get a project page started for this.  And get a project plan going.

I’m looking forward to a great week!

Check out more at  Patchwork Timesand Cooking Up Quilts and  Monday Making and  Ems-scrapbag

 

Have a great week!

~Melanie