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Maw-valous Monday!

HAPPY LABOR DAY!

 

Spooky Halloween Row 2, Block 1 ...still in progress... 9/5/16

Spooky Halloween
Row 2, Block 1
…still in progress…
9/5/16

Progress on Spooky Halloween: Last week I was loving the applique and the process.  This week I’m frustrated and I’m looking for an easier way to get those tiny green wings/leaves on clearly.  Any ideas?  I’m thinking fusing them on and machine stitching them.

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I picked up the 5th row and I can go back to piecing everything I can piece for the 5th row but I’m playing on the new machine.  Yesterday, I was able to set the sew ezi with the new set up and I got the extra accessory piece too.  Then I got the new machine in it and started playing with it.  I spent the remaining bit of time getting the borders on to Missing Ivy.  While I was getting everything organized with the stuff for the new machine, I looked for my leftover fabric for Hampton Ridge.  I couldn’t find it.  I know it’s there somewhere but I didn’t have the energy to do the kind of searching I new needed to be done.  It’s just easier to go buy a yard and help support my favorite LQS. ;0 And… who knows what else I could find.

 

Here was my list last week:

  • Hampton Ridge – This is my OMG for August and I’ve only got 3 days left to finish it up.  I want to get the last 2 borders quilted and start on the binding.  I don’t think I’ll have enough time to finish it up for August so I’ll have to move this on to my September OMG. … I have this quilted and all that is left is to bind it!  
  • Celtic Solstice – continue to finish more rows of block b as my leaders/enders. … yes… this is being worked on… 
  • Missing Ivy – Get fabric for the borders. … done 
  • Provence – press the blocks and figure out what’s the next step for this. … not done
  • Spooky Halloween … Row 2, block 1 – applique the leaves and bat. … I did one of the leaves.  It’s hard.

So this week, here’s my target:

  • Hampton Ridge – Buy fabric to bind this, and get it on the quilt!
  • Celtic Solstice – continue to finish more rows of block b as my leaders/enders.
  • Missing Ivy – Get the borders on… There are something like 9 borders for this quilt.  Do the first 2 this week.
  • Provence – press the blocks and figure out what’s the next step for this.
  • Spooky Halloween … Row 2, block 1 – try a different method to applique the remaining leaves and bat.

I’m looking forward to a great week!

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Have a great week!

~Melanie

Maw-valous Monday!

Spooky Halloween Row 2, Block 1 ...in progress... 8/29/16

Spooky Halloween
Row 2, Block 1
…in progress…
8/29/16

Progress on Spooky Halloween: I’ve pieced everything I can piece for the first 4 rows of Spooky Halloween.  I’m back to working on the applique for Block 1 of Row 2.  It’s a very slow process but I’m enjoying it at the moment and that’s the most important thing right now.  I will not hand applique every block.  I plan to mix machine applique with hand depending on the block and the effect I want to achieve.  I am excited thought because I’m pretty close to the finish.  Next step will be to do the embroidery. 🙂

Here was my list last week:

  • Hampton Ridge – quilt this… kind of done.  I quilted the main body of the quilt but I still need to quilt the borders of the sides on my domestic.  
  • Celtic Solstice – work on this as my leaders/enders while I piece Spooky Halloween together. …done.  I counted up the rows for block B and I’ve got a little more than 20 to left to do.  
  • Missing Ivy – start putting the borders on…I tried to start this this week but I ran out of fabric.  I need to go to my LQS and look for more coordinating fabric. 
  • Provence – press the blocks and figure out what’s the next step for this. …not done…
  • Spooky Halloween … get all the piecing done for Row 3 and 4 and continue appliquè Row 2, block 1 … done!

So this week, here’s my target:

  • Hampton Ridge – This is my OMG for August and I’ve only got 3 days left to finish it up.  I want to get the last 2 borders quilted and start on the binding.  I don’t think I’ll have enough time to finish it up for August so I’ll have to move this on to my September OMG.
  • Celtic Solstice – continue to finish more rows of block b as my leaders/enders.
  • Missing Ivy – Get fabric for the borders.
  • Provence – press the blocks and figure out what’s the next step for this.
  • Spooky Halloween … Row 2, block 1 – applique the leaves and bat.

I’m looking forward to a great week!

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Have a great week!

~Melanie

Maw-valous Monday!

Spooky Halloween Row 3, Block 3 8/22/16

Spooky Halloween
Row 3, Block 3
8/22/16

I’m slowly working on the piecing for Row 3 and 4 for Spooky Halloween.

Here was my list last week:

  • Hampton Ridge – prep the batting … I want to get this on the frame this week — the batting is ready but this is not yet on the frame.  I’m actually contemplating renting time on the long arm at a local sewing machine shop.  I’ll let you know how it goes… 
  • Celtic Solstice – hold off on this as Missing Ivy’s border prep is being worked on as my leaders/enders while I work on Spooky Halloween pieced blocks and Have yourself a Quilty Little Christmas… done… I finished what I could do for leaders/enders and now I’m back to putting together the rows for block b. 
  • Missing Ivy – prep this border as my leaders/enders … done… the pieced border is done and now I’m ready to move on to the next step of Missing Ivy. 
  • Provence – hold off on this one
  • Spooky Halloween … Row 2, block 1 – continue to applique more pieces and get a pieced block done.  I’m tired of not getting anything finished for this quilt even though I’m working on it.  Handwork is so slow and I need to get a pieced block done so I feel like I’m making progress here.  I just picked up Row 4 so I’ve got pieced blocks I can work on in Row 3 and Row 4. … started working on getting the pieced blocks done. 
  • Have yourself a Quilty Little Christmas … create my project page and Month 3: block 1 … done (woot woot!)

So this week, here’s my target:

  • Hampton Ridge – quilt this
  • Celtic Solstice – work on this as my leaders/enders while I piece Spooky Halloween together.
  • Missing Ivy – start putting the borders on
  • Provence – press the blocks and figure out what’s the next step for this.
  • Spooky Halloween … get all the piecing done for Row 3 and 4 and continue appliquè Row 2, block 1

I’m looking forward to a great week!

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Have a great week!

~Melanie

Maw-valous Monday!

 

Have yourself a little quilty Christmas! 8/15/2016

Have yourself a little quilty Christmas!
8/15/2016

Have yourself a little quilty Christmas! 8/15/2016

Have yourself a little quilty Christmas!
8/15/2016

I put some of the blocks together and now I’m all done with the June and July kits.  I’m ready to get going on the August kit I picked up last week!

Here was my list last week:

  • Hampton Ridge – prep the backing … done
  • Celtic Solstice – continue working on these as my leaders and enders… done
  • Missing Ivy – head over to the LQS and buy white on white fabric.  Then, I can continue my work on step #14 … done.. I’m working on finishing Step #14 … 
  • Provence – continue working on the alternative blocks … not done
  • Spooky Halloween … Row 2, block 1 – continue to applique more pieces … done… but I’ve still got a lot of pieces before this block is finished
  • Have yourself a Quilty Little Christmas … Month 2: Block 3 and create my project page….  I finished the blocks but I haven’t gotten around to creating my project page… maybe this week!
  • Cross Stitch – For Bukid, work on row 5 … done

So this week, here’s my target:

  • Hampton Ridge – prep the batting … I want to get this on the frame this week
  • Celtic Solstice – hold off on this as Missing Ivy’s border prep is being worked on as my leaders/enders while I work on Spooky Halloween pieced blocks and Have yourself a Quilty Little Christmas
  • Missing Ivy – prep this border as my leaders/enders
  • Provence – hold off on this one
  • Spooky Halloween … Row 2, block 1 – continue to applique more pieces and get a pieced block done.  I’m tired of not getting anything finished for this quilt even though I’m working on it.  Handwork is so slow and I need to get a pieced block done so I feel like I’m making progress here.  I just picked up Row 4 so I’ve got pieced blocks I can work on in Row 3 and Row 4.
  • Have yourself a Quilty Little Christmas … create my project page and Month 3: block 1

I’m looking forward to a great week!

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Have a great week!

~Melanie

Maw-valous Monday!

Moon Glow Finished! 7/31/2016

Moon Glow
Finished!
7/31/2016

Finally got a pic of Moon Glow all finished up.  I can’t for the life of me get a pic without it being all washed out.  😦  I’m going to have to pull out my real camera for this job and I don’t know when I’ll get to that.  Anyway, I’m taking this to my guild’s show and tell this evening.

Here was my list last week:

  • Hampton Ridge – prep the backing …  not done;
  • Celtic Solstice – continue working on these as my leaders and enders… done
  • Missing Ivy – Work on step #14 … started and I found that I need more of the white fabric.  I’m not sure where I went wrong but I need only a bit more.  I’ve looked everywhere for the original but I can’t find it so I’ll just go to my LQS and see what I can get that’s white on white.
  • Provence – continue working on the alternative blocks … not done
  • Spooky Halloween … Row 2, block 1 – continue to applique more pieces … done… 
  • Have yourself a Quilty Little Christmas … Month 2: Block 3 and create my project page. … not done
  • Cross Stitch – For Bukid, continue working on the 4th row. ….done. I actually finished row 4 so I need to get going on row 5. 

So this week, here’s my target:

  • Hampton Ridge – prep the backing
  • Celtic Solstice – continue working on these as my leaders and enders… done
  • Missing Ivy – head over to the LQS and buy white on white fabric.  Then, I can continue my work on step #14
  • Provence – continue working on the alternative blocks
  • Spooky Halloween … Row 2, block 1 – continue to applique more pieces
  • Have yourself a Quilty Little Christmas … Month 2: Block 3 and create my project page.
  • Cross Stitch – For Bukid, work on row 5

I’m looking forward to a great week!

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Have a great week!

~Melanie

Maw-valous Monday!

Here was my list last week:

  • Moon Glow … finish attaching the binding… done.  woohoo! 
  • Celtic Solstice – continue working on these as my leaders and enders…. done!  I’m still working on Block B but I counted all the bitty rows I’ve finished and how many more I need.  
  • Missing Ivy – Work on step #13 – the borders… done. 
    • Missing Ivy Step 13 9 patches for the border... 7/26/2016

      Missing Ivy
      Step 13
      9 patches for the border…
      7/26/2016

  • Provence – start the alternative blocks… done.
  • Spooky Halloween … Row 2, block 1 – continue to applique more pieces… done…
    • Spooky Halloween Row 2, Block 1 ...in progress... 7/25/2016

      Spooky Halloween
      Row 2, Block 1
      …in progress…
      7/25/2016

  • Have yourself a Quilty Little Christmas … Month 2: Block 1 and 2 and create my project page…. done
    • Have Yourself a Quilty Little Christmas! Month 2 - Block 1 7/26/16

      Have Yourself a Quilty Little Christmas!
      Month 2 – Block 1
      7/26/16

      Have Yourself a Quilty Little Christmas! Month 2 - Block 2 7/29/16

      Have Yourself a Quilty Little Christmas!
      Month 2 – Block 2
      7/29/16

  • Cross Stitch – For Bukid, continue working on the 4th row…. done

So this week, here’s my target:

  • Hampton Ridge – prep the backing
  • Celtic Solstice – continue working on these as my leaders and enders.
  • Missing Ivy – Work on step #14
  • Provence – continue working on the alternative blocks
  • Spooky Halloween … Row 2, block 1 – continue to applique more pieces
  • Have yourself a Quilty Little Christmas … Month 2: Block 3 and create my project page.
  • Cross Stitch – For Bukid, continue working on the 4th row.

I’m looking forward to a great week!

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Have a great week!

~Melanie

Maw-valous Monday!

Spooky Halloween Row 2, Block 1 ...in progress... 7/25/2016

Spooky Halloween
Row 2, Block 1
…in progress…
7/25/2016

Here was my list last week:

 

  • Moon Glow … attach the binding … working on it.  I’m about halfway done. 
  • Celtic Solstice – I’ve got a number of individual rows done for Block B.  I think it’s time to put them all together and see how many rows I still need to prep.  Hopefully I’m pretty close to being done with the individual rows and I can start working on putting those blocks together soon.
    • 35 blocks are done and ready to be put together.  I need 61 so I’m about halfway through.  I’ll keep plugging along and putting the little rows together as leaders and enders while I work on the other stuff. 🙂
  • Provence – pull it out and figure out what I need to do next.  According to my notes, it looks like I’ve got one block left and then the alternative blocks.  If that’s the case then I would like to finish the last block.
    • finished the last block.
  • Spooky Halloween … Row 2, block 1 – applique
    • appliqued down a few pieces
  • Have yourself a Quilty Little Christmas … Month 1: Block 2 and 3 and create my project page.
    • Block 2 is done.  I posted a pic last Wednesday.
    • Block 3 – started this block but it required mini rickrack which I don’t have.  I emailed the instructor and she brought some to the first class (which I missed).  She offered to bring me some to the next class.  I accepted since I don’t have mini rick racks in my stash.  I have large rick rack that I use when I make baby quilts.
  • Raining Cats and Dogs … hand quilt …
    • I held off last week as I wanted to get the binding on for Moon Glow.
  • Cross Stitch – For Bukid, continue working on the 4th row…. done…. worked a good bit but the 4th row is not yet done. 

So this week, here’s my target:

  • Moon Glow … finish attaching the binding.  
  • Celtic Solstice – continue working on these as my leaders and enders.
  • Missing Ivy – Work on step #13 – the borders
  • Provence – start the alternative blocks
  • Spooky Halloween … Row 2, block 1 – continue to applique more pieces
  • Have yourself a Quilty Little Christmas … Month 2: Block 1 and 2 and create my project page.
  • Cross Stitch – For Bukid, continue working on the 4th row.

I’m looking forward to a great week!

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Have a great week!

~Melanie

Marvalous Monday!

Spooky Halloween Row 1, Block 4 finished! 7/18/2016

Spooky Halloween
Row 1, Block 4
finished!
7/18/2016

 

Here was my list last week:

  • Moon Glow … trim, prep the label, prep the binding … done
  • knit the purple socks
  • Spooky Halloween
    • Row 1, block 4 – continue embroidering … done
    • Row 2, block 1 – applique
    • Row 3 – find the blocks to piece and piece them
  • Missing Ivy  … finish putting the rows together to complete the inner top. … done … 
  • Raining Cats and Dogs … hand quilt every day … not done.  I quilted two days of this week.
  • Cross StitchWelcome project – finish this now that I have the floss.  For Bukid, work on the fourth row.  … Welcome project is done! yay and I’m working on Bukid … 
  • Celtic Solstice – Continue to work on Block B as leaders and enders.

So this week, here’s my target:

  • Moon Glow … attach the binding
  • Celtic Solstice – I’ve got a number of individual rows done for Block B.  I think it’s time to put them all together and see how many rows I still need to prep.  Hopefully I’m pretty close to being done with the individual rows and I can start working on putting those blocks together soon.
  • Provence – pull it out and figure out what I need to do next.  According to my notes, it looks like I’ve got one block left and then the alternative blocks.  If that’s the case then I would like to finish the last block.
  • Spooky Halloween … Row 2, block 1 – applique
  • Have yourself a Quilty Little Christmas … Month 1: Block 2 and 3 and create my project page.
  • Raining Cats and Dogs … hand quilt …
  • Cross Stitch – For Bukid, continue working on the 4th row.

I’m looking forward to a great week!

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Have a great week!

~Melanie

Moon Glow Monday!

 

Moon Glow All Quilted! 7/10/2016

Moon Glow
All Quilted!
7/10/2016

Moon Glow is finally all quilted!  The picture above is washed out because it was late in the day when I was able to take this picture.  But it works.  Here’s a close up of the quilting:

Moon Glow 7/10/2016

Moon Glow
7/10/2016

Here was my list last week:

  • Moon Glow … finish quilting the last two borders.  Maybe prep the label on the Brother. … I finished quilting but haven’t yet prepped the label.
  • knit the purple socks … not done
  • A Rainbow Garden … Get the final two stems applique’d on. … done
  • Spooky Halloween … figure out where I left off from when I went on vacation and get as much as I can done before the next pick up on Thursday. … done
  • Missing Ivy  … finish putting the rows together to complete the inner top… not done… 
  • Raining Cats and Dogs … hand quilt again.  I missed it while I was away… done
  • Cross StitchWelcome project – go to the shop and find the floss I need to finish the embroidery … done … For Bukid, finish the third row … done
  • Celtic Solstice – Continue to work on Block B as leaders and enders… done. I was only able to do a few pieces but a few is better than none. 🙂 

So this week, here’s my target:

  • Moon Glow … trim, prep the label, prep the binding.
  • knit the purple socks
  • Spooky Halloween
    • Row 1, block 4 – continue embroidering.
    • Row 2, block 1 – applique
    • Row 3 – find the blocks to piece and piece them
  • Missing Ivy  … finish putting the rows together to complete the inner top.
  • Raining Cats and Dogs … hand quilt every day
  • Cross StitchWelcome project – finish this now that I have the floss.  For Bukid, work on the fourth row. 
  • Celtic Solstice – Continue to work on Block B as leaders and enders.

I’m looking forward to a great week!

 

 

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Have a great week!

~Melanie

Happy Independence Day!

Wallpapers-For-4th-Of-July

My Bernina is in the shop so I have a few options to play with.  I would like to play with the Brother but I still need to get a quarter inch foot.  I could borrow the girl’s Bernette but it too doesn’t have a quarter inch foot.  I think I’ll pull out the featherweight.  I bought a quarter inch foot at the last Road and haven’t had a chance to attach it.  I’m not sure what I’ll be working on today but here’s my short list for this week:

  • Moon Glow … finish quilting the last two borders.  Maybe prep the label on the Brother.
  • knit the purple socks
  • A Rainbow Garden … Get the final two stems applique’d on.
  • Spooky Halloween … figure out where I left off from when I went on vacation and get as much as I can done before the next pick up on Thursday.
  • Missing Ivy  … finish putting the rows together to complete the inner top.
  • Raining Cats and Dogs … hand quilt again.  I missed it while I was away.
  • Cross StitchWelcome project – go to the shop and find the floss I need to finish the embroidery.  For Bukid, finish the third row
  • Celtic Solstice – Continue to work on Block B as leaders and enders.

Okay the list isn’t short but each item on the list is just a small part of a larger whole.  Each small part is doable.  It is the first week of the new quarter so I’m anticipating work to take up more time than normal.

In the meantime, here’s a look at where I left off on Missing Ivy:

Missing Ivy Step 11 - unfinished More parts of rows pieced together 6/6/2016

Missing Ivy
Step 11 – unfinished
More parts of rows pieced together
6/6/2016

I’m looking forward to a great week!

4th-of-july-2014

 

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Have a great week!

~Melanie