Tuesday, March 20, 2018

My Day on the Quilt Qwazy Queens Blog Hop

Welcome to all! I'm glad you could stop by today and see what we are all sharing on this fun blog hop. Thanks to Marian of Seams to be Sew for organizing us again. The theme this year is something most quilters can relate to - UFO's or unfinished objects - quilt projects in our case. So I dug into my piles, just a little ways, and pulled out some things to share.

Before I go any farther, here is the list of everyone who is posting today. Hopefully you can take the time to visit everyone and see what they are working on. And be sure to enter the giveaways that today's participants are offering via 2 different Rafflecopter drawings.


First, I would like to share my guild mystery quilt top. Our 98 year old member, Dot, gives monthly instructions in the newsletter to make a quilt. The colored squares were cut 2.5" so I used 2 different jelly rolls in the same green-blue-purple palette. I had some help assembling it from my kitty, Nosey. He felt I had the blocks in the wrong place. And I did have to pick out and rotate one block once the top was together.


 


I decided to add a border to make it a little bigger, and forgot to get a full photo. I found a multi-color print that was just perfect. And I really like the light blue I chose for the background. Off to the quilter at the next guild meeting.

I went on a week long retreat last September to Star Island, just off the New Hampshire coast. I am subscibed to both Quilty Box and the Fat Quarter Shop Sew Sampler Box. I brought 3 projects on the retreat, got as far as I could on each, and put them in a pile when I got home.



I started with the Allie Owl pattern by Elizabeth Hartman. I am a very neglectful great aunt and owe baby quilts to both of my nephew's kids. The owls are intended for his little girl, who is approaching 3, and who's shower was owl themed. I have all 4 owls made but cut wrong when assembling the top, so it went back in my bag.


Next, I worked on this Jasmin Giraffe pattern by the Gourmet Quilter. It was the August 2017 Quilty Box and came right before we went on retreat. I didn't love their background fabric and found my own. It also has small plastic domes that are to be appliqued to give 3-dimensional spots on the giraffe. I got all of the applique fused on, and machine blanket stitched, but didn't have any thread to embroider the branches with, nor did I try the spots. Onto the pile it went when I got home.


Here is a cute pattern that came in the Fat Quarter Shop Sew Sampler Box in June. The fabric and pattern are by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet. I've actually finished the piecing and layered this one for quilting. It's a small wall quilt and will look really cute in my sewing room.


One final photo of the evidence of my UFO collection. I don't know what's in some of these boxes, but some I have labeled. I know one of the unlabeled ones are Row by Row kits from 2015 and 2016. I never got out and about much since, but I have plenty of rows; about 40 at a quick count!

Thank you for visiting during the hop, and please leave me a comment below. I'd love to hear what your UFO backlog is. There are 2 giveaways to enter - just follow the links in the Rafflecopters below.

Thanks,
Mary





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36 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your projects with us. I love the owl.
    Ronelle

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  2. Omg your trip around the world is wonderful

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  3. Your projects are great. I really love those owls.

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  4. That's a lot of UFOs. I like the Giraffe and the background fabric that you used.

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  5. I love the one that you're doing with the guild--great colors!

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  6. Those pops of pink in the quilt are just perfect and really make it fun to look at!

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  7. I love peeking in at your UFO's, and I know exactly what you mean about not even knowing what's in some of the boxes! LOL. I'm walking in your path here myself. Happy stitching!

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  8. Great quilt from your 98 year old guild member. Thanks! tljeo@yahoo.com

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  9. I have a stack of those Art Bin Totes too. Time to get out the Labeler.
    I have Row Kits and LOTS of License Plates to play with. they are on my Someday List. Good to get those baby quilts finished before they go to School. Cute Owl and Giraffe patterns you received. I love RETREAT stitching.

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  10. Lots of beautiful quilts! There’s just so many awesome patterns and fabrics out there it’s hard to not want to do them all, I understand, hehe. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I have quite a few kits not started but no kits started and unfinished. I lhave a giant stack of quilts waiting to be quilted.

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  12. Thank you for sharing. I store UFO's and kits in the same fashion. Stack is about head-high!

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  13. thank you for sharing. your projects are wonderful. don't you just love the help our furry helpers give? I watched my mom build up projects that stayed unfinished. I never did understand it. when I started doing my own, well lets just say I started to understand moms building her UFO pile. LOL. so I bought 4 boxes that I can see through and that is the limit of my UFO's that I allow myself.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  14. I store my blocks and UFOs in laptop computer, and sink faucet boxes. Both have to be replaced about every 5 or so years, so I have many boxes!

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  15. My official backlog is "too many to count"!

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  16. Mine are more "projects in mind" as they are not started yet but I have the fabric and the blocks I want to do for each one contained in a ziploc bag - there are about 6 now.

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  17. I love the colors in your trip around the world quilt

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  18. I love your trip around the world quilt. Thank you.

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  19. I have the same UFO from the FatQuarter Sew Sampler. Mine is not as far along as yours. I haven’t finished cutting.

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  20. My reasons for piling up the UFOs are similar to yours; if there's a problem with it, it goes on "the pile." Last spring I finished up my oldest UFO which was 21 years old. Now my next oldest one is about 15. But I think I'm going to start with my recent UFOs and work backwards as I'm more in love with them than the older ones.

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  21. Love the trip around the world quilt, how cool is it that, someone as old as 98 can do that for her guilds newsletter. I'd love that. I like the other projects but am definitely drawn to the first one. I'm so happy you participated in this hop again Mary, it's always so much fun to see your up to. Hugs!!

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  22. I see you have a Quilt Inspector Kitty General also! Beautiful quilt.

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  23. You have some nice projects to finish up. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. lol my UFO backlog is around 25.

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  25. I think I like your UFO's much more than my own ones! I'm sure I have 50 or more of them lurking around

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  26. Love your quilt - thanks for sharing

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  27. I LOVE that first top. The giraffe is so cute too. I do like how you have your UFOs stored.

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  28. You do such beautiful work! Love your owls. I just started a subscription with Quilty and I’m loving it! Do you like the subscription from the FatQuarter Shop? Thinking about joining them too. Love your kitty picture! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Charlene, Yes, I love the Fat Quarter Shop box every month. You get a pattern, fabric, a notion, spool of thread, and something else every month. Really loved everything they've sent.

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  29. Great projects! Thanks for sharing. ☺

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  30. I have 6 UFO's. Never seems to be enough time to get them out and finished.

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