Saturday, June 26, 2021

More Berlin

 I got to go over to Kailie's motor home and we sewed together. 
 I made a Midi bag and she made the Mondo bag.  
Here is my set up in her motor home.

Here we are with our completed bags!!!

I started making more Nightingale blocks using Dorothy's Journey fabric.

I thought you would like to see some of the fabric I bought while I was there.
I bought some Tula fabric.
That blue on the left was on sale so I bought enough for a back!

I began collecting some "blue" low volume fabrics for a pixilated Michigan quilt.
They will be the great lakes.

I also found some greens for the state part of the pixilated quilt.  I will also be using MSU fabrics.

I found some Coral Queen of the Sea.  Had to buy some, right?

I am saving some of these for a quilt that I will be pattern testing.  
I can't use them all but some of these will work for what I have in mind.

Some low volume restocking.  
That gray floral on the left is one of my favorites. 
 I was so happy to find it again.
With all the gray and LV quilts I seem to be making my LV gets used up.

I needed some background fabric for the quilt I am going to be pattern testing. 
 I didn't know how much we needed but the designer got back to me so Kailie drove me back to the shop I saw the perfect fabric at! 
 I got the background and those greens will be in the quilt too.

I found the cutest panel and this is the coordinating fabric.  
I will be using it as a border around the panel.  
I have a couple of baby quilt s to make and this will be one of them.  
I didn't get a photo of the panel though so you will have to wait.

Shimmer dots.  
Made my ice dragon and the priest's quilt from this line.  
I love both of these prints.

This was the second time I saw this adorable tiger fabric. 
 I took it as a sign from the universe that it needed to come home with me. 
 I want to use it for a chenille blanket back.  

I also found the extra wide backing for the patchwork flying geese quilt.
I went with the Bluebell, Minky.

I mam joining a fabric challenge over on IG.
  Beginning on July 5 I will be keeping track of my fabric usage and 
can't buy anything new until I use 30 yards. 
 Since I will be working on the nightingale quilt still, that one uses 11 yards so
 I'll be 1/3 of the way there!  

I think that catches you up!


Friday, June 25, 2021

Camping In Berlin Ohio

 We loaded up our fiver and drove to Berlin on Sunday and came back on Thursday.  
We got to meet up with our friend Kailie (that we met at the campground in NC). 
 She is working near the campground and she and her dog are there for a few months. 
 It was SO much fun!  
Before I forget I wanted to share  what the boys got their dad for Father's Day.

This is how they ride in the cab of the truck when we go anywhere in the truck/fiver.

Cole was overseeing the snacks.

We didn't want to pack up food for dinner on Sunday so Kailie took us out for dinner.

We went to Charm and shopped at Miller's Dry Goods.-  
OH MY Goodness! 
 I went a little bit crazy.
I did get the extra wide back Minky I was going to order online. 
 I also got more of the background I needed for a quilt I am working on.
 I LOVE Funky Friends stuffed animal patterns and found one already made up in guess what animal?  A FOX!!!

One of the shops we went to had this amazing quilt hanging up.
Now I am thinking I need to buy this book so I can make this quilt.

We went to a quilt shop in Sugar Creek, the Swiss town near Berlin. 
 They have the world's largest cuckoo clock!

Chris managed to find this soda. 
 Can't wait to give this to Avery when we see him again.

Kailie pointed out the buggy parking in the Walmart parking lot!

I ate some fry pies, my favorite, while we were there.  
We went to a great garden center as we love their fairy garden stuff there.

The views were so perfect. 
 We had amazing weather.

The last night we were there we went out to dinner at the Farmstead.
Love this giant rooster in the parking lot!

There is more to show but this post is getting too long right now.


Saturday, June 19, 2021

A Little Time To Make

 As you know things have been hectic around here.  
We are getting ready to go camping for a few days so that just adds to the mix. 
 We are meeting up with our friend Kallie in Berlin, Ohio!!  
I met her when we were at the campground in NC. 
 She was camping there with her dog, Ebby. 
 I saw her sewing outside so I walked up and asked her if she was a quilter.
  She said YES!
 Then we ended up sewing together and hanging out. 
 She is working in Ohio and camping where we love to camp so 
we decided to go back when she was there.  
We are going to sew a bag together, the Midi bag by Quilt Smart.

I had picked up a remnant of this adorable quilted fabric awhile ago and
 found time to make it into 2 burp cloths.  
Then I made a few teethers. 
 I love getting some small projects finished when I get a minute. 
 Don't you?

I have begun to collect as many different MSU fabrics as I could find.
  Starting with these. 
 If anyone has a F8 or FQ they want to share.
 I would love it if you have a different one from the ones I have here.

Then, because I didn't think about the bag first,
 I cut out another Nightingale quilt for a special baby due in the fall. 
 No not my daughter, not yet anyway, LOL. 
 I used the fabric from Riley Blake called Dorothy's Journey.  
It is wizzard of Oz fabric.  
SO cute!! 

 I used the cutest daisy fabric in periwinkle for the background. 
 I think it is going to be amazing. 
 I bought the panel to put in the back. 

 Stay tuned for pictures once I begin to work on it.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Patchwork Flying Geese Quilt

Hey friends! 
 It's been a minute. 
 I've been so busy lately going through "stuff" and listing, and packing, and shipping.  
This is a lot of work! 
 I have managed to re-home a few things but it doesn't even look like I have done anything! 
 I have managed to sneak in a bit of sewing here and there though.
I got pulled into another quilt along with my friends, Kallie and Mel. 
 It was the Patchwork Flying Geese quilt.  
I needed to make a quilt for a gift so I just adapted this pattern to fit that!  
I got my fabrics cut out and sewn into ALL THE GEESE, LOL.  
Then I trimmed them all to the correct size.

Next up was to lay the quilt top out on my design wall. 
 Pardon the lighting!

This was about half way. 
 I ended up rearranging some by the time I had all the blocks up.  
They did not all fit on my design wall so some were on the floor
.  I had to sew those quickly so the "boys" didn't have time to rearrange them for me!

I managed to get it all finished!  
Now I need to decide what I want to do for the back.  
Some kind of Minky I think but not sure if it should be navy or a slightly lighter blue. 
 The  people I want to gift this to have a white pet so I worry about navy. 

I am totally loving this!
More soon!!  


Thursday, June 10, 2021

Quilty Stars and Shop Sample

 I have been a busy person lately! 
 I wanted to make a throw for my sin-in-law's brother who is getting married in October. 
 OF COURSE their colors are gray and white.  
You would think those were the ONLY colors available to young folks!  
My love of working with color is being thawarted, haha.
I found the perfect pattern. 
 It is by Quilty Love and called Quilty Stars. 
 I am proud to say that I used ALL STASH fabric, and the gray was all scrap fabric!! 
 I can't sew fast enough to use up what I have though so destash is in order, but first I have to get rid of the stuff hubby brought into the house from the garage.
  Never a dull moment around here, I tell ya!

OK, so you probably want some photos of the quilt right?

I want you to notice the little stars in the cornerstones.
The pattern didn't call for those I just added them myself.  
I just got the backing in the mail so this one is heading out to the quilter soon.

My friend, Traci, that owns the show Something Quilty in WI 
send me this baby top to make as a shop sample.
This was what it looked like up on my design wall before I sewed it together.
The pattern is the Yellow Brick Road.
That is a nice, easy pattern to make and these took me about 2 hours to sew once I had them all cut.

Here it is all sewn together with the borders added.
If you want to make one she had FQB of the fabric and the pattern in her shop!
You may have to call the shop though as I am not sure she has them listed.
Just tell her Mama Spark's baby quilt and she will know what you mean.

It really did turn out pretty.
I didn't worry about the direction of the prints either, just let them fall where they were.
I did not follow the layout in the pattern either, as I wanted the fabrics more balanced.
It's easier to do with more blocks but with only 20 though.

I just joined another QAL, like I have a brain in my head.
I needed to make one more to complete giving one to each of my husband's family members.
So I am using it for that!
It's like a million degrees here in MI.
Gotta run, going to a movie with my daughter and hubby.