February 6, 2017

First Week of February!

It's funny how putting these weekly updates up on the blog really makes me feel better about my accomplishments each week.  The first week of February (!!) has come and gone and I had a migraine for 4 days of that, struggling to get to the sewing room and I was feeling pretty low about not getting as much done as I wanted to.  But this morning I take pics of everything I did and feel much better!  I got WAY more done than I thought.

Let's start with the blocks for the 365 Quilt Challenge.  I love that all of these blocks so far have been out of my scrap bin.

A Quilting Chick - 365 Quilt Challenge

A few of those were pretty detailed and took a lot of time but there were several easy ones that helped a lot.

Next up is last week's block for the Adventurously Epic Sampler.  Thankfully, this one was before my migraine started.  These blocks are so pretty!!

A Quilting Chick - Adventurously Epic Sampler

As it was the beginning of a new month, a lot of monthly blocks came out.  Like this month's block for the Children's Library Mystery.

A Quilting Chick - Children's Library Mystery

I'm loving the fabrics in that one.  Too bad it'll take a whole year to get it finished.  I also did the bee blocks for my Sew Sweet Bee sister, A Quilting Sheep, her design called Friendship Love.

A Quilting Chick - Sew Sweet Bee 2017

I make one block to send and one to keep for a Bee Yearbook Quilt at the end of the year.  I love that block.  So cute and simple!  I also went ahead and tested the one I think I'm choosing for my month in March.  It's called First Kiss by Podunk Pretties.

A Quilting Chick - First Kiss

Isn't it sweet?!?  I love her designs so much and can't wait to play with these blocks more.  Also before the migraine hit, thankfully, the first block for the new Release the Kraken BOM by Quarter Inch of Quirk came out.  I fell in love with the design and couldn't resist joining in.

A Quilting Chick - Release the Kraken

Can you say "OMG!!"?  I was squealing when I finished these pretties.  I've been saving a fat quarter stack of Horizon by Kate Spain and this is the perfect project for it.  Love!!!

I also got the first month's blocks in the mail for Fig Tree's new mystery, Nantucket Seaside.  Here are the blocks so far...

A Quilting Chick - Nantucket Seaside
A Quilting Chick - Nantucket Seaside
A Quilting Chick - Nantucket Seaside

I love the fabrics in this and can't wait to add some Coney Island to the mix.  Love!!!

Next up are the blocks for this week's 52 Week's with the Quilter's Planner, hosted by Gnome Angel.  The block on the left is the block for the week, the block on the right is leftover from Project 48 and being framed to go with this quilt.

A Quilting Chick - Quilter's Planner

That finished up the blocks for this week.  I also put the blocks together for another NICU quilt.  This is another one using the Framed pattern in Simply Retro.

A Quilting Chick - Framed

And lastly, I put together my bee blocks from last year.  I asked for the Star Surround block by Happy Quilting.

A Quilting Chick - Star Surround

So, as you can see, I wasn't as "unproductive" as I felt!!  :)

Linking up with Oh Scrap!, Moving It Forward at Em's Scrapbag, Show & Tell Monday with Bambi, Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts, and Monday Making at Love, Laugh, Quilt.  With Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday and with The Quilting Room with Mel for Fiber Tuesday.  With Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social, with Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication, with Esther's Quilting Blog for WOW, and with Jo's Country Junction for UFO Progress. With Kat and Cat Quilts for Sew Some Love, and NTT at My Quilt Infatuation. and with Ft.Worth Fabric Studio for Fabric Frenzy, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop with Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Friday Fun Day at Quilt Art Designs, Friday Finish at Crazy Mom Quilts, and Busy Hands Quilts for TGI Finished Friday.

January 31, 2017

Another Productive Week

Yes, I had another very productive week last week.  I finished up both of the quilt tops that I was making for Free Spirit.  And I managed to keep up with all of my quilt alongs.  First, the blocks for the 365 Quilt Challenge.

A Quilting Chick - 365 Quilt Challenge

That quilt is going to be simply amazing.  I also did my block for the Adventurously Epic Sampler.  I decided to add the 4-patch cornerstone for the settings and got them added to all the blocks I've made so far.

A Quilting Chick - Adventurously Epic Sampler

Isn't it gorgeous!!  I'm absolutely loving everything about this quilt along.  Saturday, Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts released the next blocks for her Have a Jolly Christmas Quilt Along.  I need two of the mitten blocks for my layout.

A Quilting Chick - Have a Jolly Little Christmas

I love, love, love the fabrics and the layout I've decided on.  It'll be almost Christmas before it's done, but oh my!  Love!!

Sunday was the next day for the 52 Weeks with the Quilter's Planner Quilt Along.  This block (on the left) took a while, but was so worth the effort.  The block on the right is from Project 48 and I'm adding a border to make them big enough to go in the same quilt.

A Quilting Chick - 52 Week's with the Quilter's Planner

Along the way, I also got some more blocks finished for the Stargyle Quilt as leaders/enders.

A Quilting Chick - Stargyle Quilt

I decided on the sashing last night and am adding it this week as I make my other projects.  Not bad for one week!  :)

Linking up with Oh Scrap!, Moving It Forward at Em's Scrapbag, Show and Tell Monday with Bambi, Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts, and Monday Making at Love, Laugh, Quilt.  With Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday and with The Quilting Room with Mel for Fiber Tuesday.  With Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social, with Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication, and with Jo's Country Junction for UFO Progress. With NTT at My Quilt Infatuation. and with Ft.Worth Fabric Studio for Fabric Frenzy, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop with Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and Busy Hands Quilts for TGI Finished Friday.

January 23, 2017

Stargyle Quilt Progress

How was your week?  I spent my week working on a few projects for Westminster/Free Spirit Fabrics, but managed to keep up with my quilt alongs as I went.  The 365 Quilt Challenge blocks have still been pretty simple...

A Quilting Chick - 365-2017-4

I'm going to love that quilt.  Speaking of love....this Adventurously Epic Sampler quilt is going to be fabulous!!  Here's the block from last week...

A Quilting Chick - AES17-3

The silver highlights?!?  I know it's going to take a while to finish (2 years) but I'm already really enjoying it and know this will look fantastic on my bed! :)

Yesterday, I did my block for the 52 Weeks with the Quilter's Planner being hosted by Gnome Angel.  If you're making this block, there are a few things to keep in mind:
  1. The subcut directions for white state 2-1/4" squares and 2-1/2" squares.  But you're subcutting from a 1-1/2" strip so the squares needs to be disregarded.  They'll be rectangles.
  2. Also in the same section, the 1-1/2" x 2-1/4" is wrong.  They should be 1-1/2" x 2".  
  3. Watch your 1/4" seams.  There are, what, 10 seams in a row?  If they are off, even by a little, you'll be having trouble when joining them.
Here's my block:

A Quilting Chick - QP17-4

I really like how it turned out.

And, in between all the rest of my sewing this week, I got another 15 stars put together for the Stargyle Quilt!

A Quilting Chick - Stargyle Quilt

The rest of the blocks are pinned and next to the sewing machine to continue their role as leaders/enders.

Hopefully I'll be able to share my project for Free Spirit soon.  I'm really excited about it. :)

Linking up with Oh Scrap!, Moving It Forward at Em's Scrapbag, Show and Tell Monday with Bambi, Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts, and Monday Making at Love, Laugh, Quilt.  With Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday and with The Quilting Room with Mel for Fiber Tuesday.  With Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social, with Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication, with Esther's Quilting Blog for WOW, and with Jo's Country Junction for UFO Progress. With NTT at My Quilt Infatuation. and with Ft.Worth Fabric Studio for Fabric Frenzy, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop with Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and Busy Hands Quilts for TGI Finished Friday.