PQ 10.3 finish

Project Quilting 10.3 is Bigger than a Breadbox theme. I usually don't have a problem with size when the challenges are given out. I thought that since I just had to make this bigger than 8 x 16 that I would give myself other limitations to learn something new or try something different.  Thus....
22.5" x 22.25" Large freezer paper pieced (my design) Inset pieced circle  played with colors
I just loved how the colors played off each other. It was very hard to photograph and get the actual colors. I am not sure I did a very good job of that. 

I tried for snow to help with the colors but most of it was melted off near me. 

I used monopoly clear thread to quilt the organic lines. I think it worked well with all that color. 
I am linking up to Project Quilting 10.3 @Persimon Dreams and NTT at My Quilt infatuation

Urbanologie finished

Urbanologie QAL was hosted by Sew Kind of Wonderful
I did the block sections at the time of the qal and managed a little change in the arrangement. It was a super fun quilt to make. But then how to quilt it? I felt it is such a whimsical quilt so thought I would go outside my comfort zone and have someone else quilt it. A friend in my lcq works for Mangelsons and they do quilting so she quilted it for me in a fun mash up of designs called 'texture'. 

I brought it home and squared it up and bound it the next day. Whoop there it off my UFO pile!!! 
It was 13 degrees out and snowing but I went out for a quick photo shoot and came home with these beauties to share. 
So fun to put this naturey quilt out in the wild. 

Here you can see the quilting that Haley did!. It is all texturey goodness. 
Love the Quick Curve Ruler gals for fun innovative quilts. 
Linking up with NTT @ My Quilt Infatuation
and Midweek Makers with Quilt Fabrications
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Path Interrupted - PQ 10.2

"Path Interrupted"  is my Project Quilting 10.2 for the  red, white and blue theme. 20" x 27" improv pieced improv walking foot quilting in a woven pattern of organic lines made in Ne. I have to admit that red, white and blue are not my favorite combination of colors. I thought about just using 2 colors but I could not think of what I wanted to make for this challenge. In the mean time I was getting the email updates from Amy's creative Side on getting started with Improv. I adore improv and while I have not been joining in on the daily challenges I have been following along. I finally thought to get myself unstuck on the PQ challenge that I would cut some strips of red, white and blue pieces and put some strip sets together. 

.....and what if I cut those strips up and inserted some other strips? I was starting to get a feel for where this was going. I love the dark navy batik print I found in my stash. I think it feels like trees or feathers. It was starting to feel l…

Project Quilting 2019 Season 10.1

2019 starts Season 10 of Project Quilting hosted by Kim Persimon Dreams. The first challenge for the season was "Hope Springs Eternal". 
I did not have a resolution this year but in my head I want to use a lot of what I have and dig out my patterns and books and just have fun making stuff. Well when the challenge came last Sunday I thought that the Hula Girl pattern by Sharon over @Color girl Quilts fit the bill. I love the linking rings in this quilt. Well, truthfully I had a bit of trouble paper piecing them to size from my printer but now I love them. haha The rings link in a way that allows everyone one to fit together, be together, side by side. Various low volume prints and solids in the back ground make the rings pop. Like the Olympic rings, I feel it represents everyone from everywhere coming together. I think that is hopeful.

I loved using the low volume fabrics for the Mystery QAL by Kim and I didn't get it finished before the PQ 10.1 started so why not finish two…

And the last label goes to.......Ugly Christmas Sweater Mini quilt

Ugly Christmas Sweater mini  pattern by Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts 27x 27 scrappy quilt My local modern quilt guild had an ugly christmas sweater holiday party. I did not nor do I want to own any actual sweater so I came up with using Lorna's sweater blocks on a faux knit tree skirt. I stapled garland and added felt mittens to go with the blocks.  oh and faux washi taped them on. haha

What I discovered? it is hard even if you try to pick ugly colors and combo fabrics...Lorna's pattern is just so darn cute.  You can find more of her patterns HERE
Sadly this is horrible pick but you can see the fun tree skirt top and the 4 way tie winners of the ugly contest.

After the contest I dismantled my tree skirt and made another sweater so I could make a mini and finish AND use my last label. 

Caution Ugly Sweater quilt ahead...haha
and lastly..... Went to visit my sister for Christmas. Got there just in time to help with a marshmallow snowman project my great niece was working on. 
Snowman cupcake …

The way to use the last two 2018 quilt scrappy

I should have been making more holiday presents or finishing ufo or phd projects  I got distracted by an overflowing bag of neutral scraps and I have time to make something and use up some of these scraps before the end of the year don't I? :)

I gallon zip lock bag full of bits Sew similar pieces together to make strips

Cut up a bunch of scrap batting too but forgot to take a pic of the stack of 30 pieces I was able to cut out of batting bits from other quilts. Decided on a red accent strip to try to make this scrap quilt a little more modern. 
Way more dark strips than light in this one. I am sure I will use the low volume up in other projects I have in my head right now. 
and the big reveal.......

"Electric Slide" a scrap quilt approx. 53 x 63 scrap strips and scrap batting QAYG method with accent sashing  glue baste method

I think the red accent fabric and placing all the strip squares of the dark fabrics the same way made this kind of fun.  Mostly I …

Best of 2018 linky party

I wanted to spend a little time reflecting on my past year. I really feel like I was able to make a lot of things and at other times the year seemed to fly and I feel like I did not accomplish all I wanted to. For the linky party hosted by Cheryl @ Meadow mist designs, I decided to list my most viewed top five. 

1. Under the Rug (a scrap quilt) HERE
2. Quick Curve Ruler class finish quilt HERE

3. "That's Modern" texture quilt challenge piece HERE

4. Old red barn block makeover HERE

5. A community project called #love of everyday things HERE 2 quilts were made by community on Nat'l Quilting day and then donated to the Child Advocacy Center of Lincoln

So that is my top five viewed blog posts. I hope you visit the other bloggers who are posting their "Best of" posts from 2018. They can be found by clicking Meadow mists designs at the top of this post. 

Hey There Foxy!

I recently purchased this super cute Fox pattern from my friend Lorna @SewFreshQuilts because I thought it would make a great kids quilt. Who would not be cheered by a little red fox?  Lorna has many patterns and they are so fun I know you will want to try one. *note: she did not pay me to praise her quilts they are just that fun!

I wanted to snap some pics out on the park trail because we really do have a fox that frequents our neighborhood. 

This guy is part of my year end sewing. I made a few gifts but I didn't want to forget about making a couple quilts for sick kids in need of comfort at my area hospitals. I sew from time to time for a local chapter of Lincoln Quilts for Kids. I am sure there is a chapter near you too if you would like to contribute your time. The group usually has kits made up all ready to sew so all you need is your machine, supplies and batting to complete a small quilt. 

Earlier this year, the QFKs group here did some fun stack cut and sew type blocks using …