Tag Archives: scrapitude

WIP Wednesday – 3/16/2016

Happy Wednesday!

Scrapitude trimmed just needs a binding on it 3/16/2016

Scrapitude
trimmed
just needs a binding on it
3/16/2016

 

All I had time to do last night was to trim Scrapitude.  I needed to bring it to my mini group meeting so trimmed, it’s passable.  Now all I need to do is to go through my stash and find a good binding to go with it.  That will need to be done this weekend since that will involve pulling out my fabric bins and no one’s got time for that!

Until that happens, I’ll be working on getting the 3 other sides of border #1 attached to Raining Cats and Dogs!

Raining Cats and dogs Border #1 - one side attached 3/15/2016

Raining Cats and dogs
Border #1 –
one side attached
3/15/2016

Linking up with

Sew Fresh Quilts

~Here’s to a great week!

Melanie

Stash Report – Week 11, 2016

Scrapitude 2015 the inner part is all quilted 3/10/2016

Scrapitude 2015
the inner part is all quilted
3/10/2016

For the fabric stash:

Nothing used and nothing added!

  • Used this week: 0 yards
  • Used year to date: 19.75 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 1.75 yards
  • Net USED for 2016: 18 yards

For the Budget:

Nothing bought this week!

Spent this week: $0

Spent year to date: $2565.43

For the yarn stash:

I got a little bit of knitting done this week.  But the Rosie hat is still not finished.

Used this week: 0 yards

Used year to date: 0 yards

Added this week: 0 yards

Added year to date: 0 yards

Net for 2016: 0 yards

And for Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy at Kathy Quilts, I plan to work on A Rainbow Garden again today!  Here’s where I was last week:

A Rainbow Garden Block 4 3/6/2016

A Rainbow Garden
Block 4
3/6/2016

Here’s where I’m at now!

A Rainbow Garden Block 4 3/13/2016

A Rainbow Garden
Block 4
3/13/2016

see more stash reports atPatchwork Times and hand projects at Slow Sunday Stitching.

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

TGIF, 3/11/2016

Scrapitude 2015 the inner part is all quilted 3/10/2016

Scrapitude 2015
the inner part is all quilted
3/10/2016

Scrapitude is now off the frame.  All of the inner part is quilted and the next step is to trim up some of the excess material and quilt the borders.  I’ll be quilting the borders on my domestic.  I like doing it this way.  I feel like I have more control over the quilting on the borders.

I’m not sure I’ll be able to do much this weekend but I’m crossing my fingers that I find a bit of time to do a bit of work. 🙂

Linking with –

Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Happy Quilting Friends!

Melanie

Stash Report – Week 10, 2016

Scrapitude on the frame 3/6/2016

Scrapitude on the frame
3/6/2016

 

For the fabric stash:

Nothing used and nothing added!

  • Used this week: 0 yards
  • Used year to date: 19.75 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 1.75 yards
  • Net USED for 2016: 18 yards

For the Budget:

Nothing bought this week!

Spent this week: $237.41

Spent year to date: $2565.43

For the yarn stash:

I got a little bit of knitting done this week.  But the Rosie hat is still not finished.

Used this week: 0 yards

Used year to date: 0 yards

Added this week: 0 yards

Added year to date: 0 yards

Net for 2016: 0 yards

And for Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy at Kathy Quilts, I plan to work on A Rainbow Garden again today!  I got a bit done on the new block last week.  When I took Alison Glass’ wool applique class at QuiltCon, I learned which side was the front and which side was the back.  That was really helpful as I didn’t know before.  In addition, she puts a bit of glue on the wool to keep it secure rather than pin.  I would love to do that because the pins keep poking me but the glue doesn’t work on the background fabric.  So, I’m working with pins for the moment.

A Rainbow Garden Block 4 3/6/2016

A Rainbow Garden
Block 4
3/6/2016

see more stash reports atPatchwork Times and hand projects at Slow Sunday Stitching.

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

another date with the seam ripper

There seems to be a theme going on for my Tuesday posts.  /sigh.  I started quilting Scrapitude (2015).  I just got back my Bailey and this is my first attempt playing with it.  I loaded the quilt over the weekend and wound a couple of bobbins for the quilt.  I used Superior’s Bottom Line since it worked so well with Tell It To The Stars.  Just to recap for those new to the blog, I was having a lot of thread breakage and other problems when I first started quilting Tell It To The Stars.  They seemed to disappear once I changed out the bobbin thread to Superior’s Bottom Line.  So I used it again here.  And since I got all this wonderful thread at Road and at QuiltCon I decided to use Superior’s Fantastico (#5122) for the top thread.  Anyway, this happened.

img_9678

I thought it was the machine, or the way I loaded the frame, or anything.  Anyway, I was highly frustrated and I was ready to toss my machine away and go by a new long arm.  (of course I can’t really cuz I don’t have the money yet.) But I wanted to.  Somehow I thought about the thread and that the bottom line is 60w while Fantastico is 40w.  So changed the thread.  I kept the bottom line in the bobbin (just a different color) and used Aurifil’s 50w #2326.  See below!

img_9679

 

No skipped stitches!  I believe I can mess with the tension and the 60w will work with the 40w but I didn’t want to figure out how to do it with a quilt on the frame.  I’ll figure it out at some other time.  🙂

Now, I have to go through and remove all those blue stitches.

Linking with

🙂

~Melanie

Weekend Line Up

The girl is going to a quinceanera this evening and I’m the honored one to drive her to the event.  I assume the hubby will pick her up after but I’m not yet sure.  Tomorrow we’ve made plans to meet with a friend for lunch and catch up.  Between those two things, all I’m going to do is quilt and craft! 🙂

First thing on my to do list is:

Hampton Ridge – On Thursday’s list, I needed to attach border #4.  I’ve got 3 of those borders on so I only have the 4th border left and that quilt top will be finished! woohoo!

The next items on my to do list are:

Cross Stitching – I was able to work on it a bit the last couple of nights so I just need to work a bit more on it.  Half of the letter “E” is now complete and almost all of the left side of the embroidery is complete.  I hope to get the “E” and the left half of the embroidery done this weekend.

Take pictures of Hampton Ridge and Tell It To The Stars!

Scrapitude – Trim the back and get it on the frame.  Do you mark before it’s on the frame or after?

 

Scrapitude 2015 6/8/2015

Scrapitude 2015
6/8/2015

Here’s the rest of the stuff on my to do list for the weekend right now.  I hope to get to this list tomorrow.

  1. piece the blocks of Raining Cats and Dogs
  2. Get some knitting done.  Same as cross stitching although I’m not as sad about this one. 🙂
  3. Start the hand work for A Rainbow Garden
  4. And if the stars line up nice, I may get my act together enough to get some scrapbooking in to.

~Melanie

Monday Madness – 09/7/2015

Happy Labor Day!

My design wall is still not up but I’m hoping that that will change today.  The hubby needs something for the project.

I continue to work on Moon Glow and I’ve made some progress since last week…

  1. Piece the strips (of the same fabric) together – DONE
  2. Cut each strip into 4 equal strips – DONE
  3. Piece fabric #1 with fabric #2 to create piece A – DONE
    • repeat for fabric #3 and fabric #4 to create piece B – DONE
    • repeat for fabric #5 and fabric #6 to create piece C – DONE

…. EXCERPT.. I spent Sunday pressing the strips, next I have to pin before piecing the next set…

Moon Glow From Left to Right Strip #7 Part C Part B Part A

Moon Glow
From Left to Right
Strip #7
Part C
Part B
Part A

  1. Piece A +B to create piece D
    • repeat for C and fabric #7 for piece E
  2. Piece D+E for 4 sets of borders
  3. Then connect top and bottom
  4. connect right and left
  5. finally, miter the corners

Last time I linked to BOM Away Monday was last June.  Since then here’s a quick update on the projects I highlighted on that post.

Row by Row experience – have not done anything with it.  The kits are in a box in my sewing room and I will get to it one of these days.

Here’s a quick update on my top 4:

Scrapitude – This is ready to be quilted.  I think I need batting but I’ll work on that once Bailey is in the living room and Tell It to The Stars is quilted.

Tell It To The Stars – This is ready to be quilted to.  I’ve got everything!  I just need to trim down the batting and backing and get it on the quilt frame.  Of course, I need to get Bailey and the quilt frame into my living room.

Moon Glow – Working on getting the borders on now.

Hampton Ridge – This is still in my project bag.  I believe the rows are done and all I have to do is piece the rows together.  Then I’ve got to get the border on.  I’m not sure though and will figure it out when I’m ready to take this project out.  With the way my sewing room is set up currently, I can only have 1 project out at a time.  But I think this will wait until the final block for Raining Cats and Dogs is finished.  I want to work on that once the borders for Moon Glow is complete.

Check out more finished BOMs at  and design walls at Patchworktimes.com and Cooking Up Quilts

Have a great week!

~Melanie

Monday Madness – 06/29/2015

Design Wall Back for Scrapitude 6/15/2015

Design Wall
Back for Scrapitude
6/15/2015

The design wall is still the same as it was last week.  I’m still at the same place as I was last week.  I’ve got the idea in my head, the label is done and I just have to sit and do it.

Last week, I worked on Hampton Ridge.  I’ve got the sashes attached to the rows and the red triangles are attached to the ends of each row.  I found an error and I’m leaving it in.  It’s right in the middle of the 5th row.  It isn’t bothering me too much now and I hope it doesn’t bother me later.  So far I can live with it.  I would take a picture but I’ve put it away at the moment.  I’m a little bored with where I am at at each of my top 4 projects and I’m not sure how to move forward.  I think I’m going to start on one of the rows for the Row by Row experience and see how hard it’s going to be for me to actually do it.  If I can get the first one done in a reasonable period of time, I may try to get them done in time for the deadline.

Here’s a quick update on my top 4:

Scrapitude – need to piece the backing.  I’ve got an idea in my head and the label is ready – I just have to sit, cut and do it.

Tell It To The Stars – this needs to be quilted.  I’ve got everything!  I just need to trim down the batting, make sure the back fits perfectly, and then get it on the quilt frame.

Moon Glow – I need to get the borders on.

Hampton Ridge – The rows/sashes are done and I just need to piece the rows together to get the inner top done.  Then it will be time for borders.

Check out more finished BOMs at  and design walls at Patchworktimes.com and Cooking Up Quilts

Have a great week!

~Melanie

Monday Madness – 06/22/2015

Design Wall Back for Scrapitude 6/15/2015

Design Wall
Back for Scrapitude
6/15/2015

The design wall is still the same as it was last week.  I have an idea of how I’m going to put the back of Scrapitude together and it’s just a matter of cutting, piecing, looking at the design, cutting, piecing, and looking at it again.  This will probably take a few weeks but there’s no rush since I’ve got one quilt in line for quilting and this doesn’t have to be done until I’m done with that. 🙂  But it’s on my wall for me to review and change as I see fit.  The label is already done so it really is just cutting and piecing.

I spent most of the past week putting together the rows for Hampton Ridge.  I’ve got all the rows and sashing done and now all I need to do is put them together for the inner top.  I plan to finish the inner top this week.

If I continue with the So Cal Quilt Run through next weekend I won’t be able to quilt Tell It To The Stars until mid July since the 4th is the weekend after.  Once I’m finished putting the inner top of Hampton Ridge together, I plan to get back to Moon Glow.  I need to figure out what I have to do for the borders and then I can get organized and do it.

Check out more finished BOMs at  and design walls at Patchworktimes.com and Cooking Up Quilts

Have a great week!

~Melanie