Quilting stitches

Another day of machine quilting. After a warm up I returned to my orphan blocks. So had some hints on meandering and decided to dedicate two blocks to that type of quilting. I guess just relaxing is part of the key. They felt better and maybe looked better. So today I am quite pleased with them. It looks like the next few blocks I designated for purses so decided that it would be best to use walking foot to set the block. It also seemed better when I had a defined space to work within. So took off the free motion foot and on goes the walking foot. I needed practice on really stitching in the ditch and staying to the light fabric. So that was good. I completed 6 blocks to be ready for tomorrow.

Here is today’s accomplishments-

So front and back, one area of bunched up thread, but that is ok. I also ran across some quilting books I got a few years ago and now plan to use them as inspiration for other quilting designs. I have been following “Penguin and Fish” and her learning on live Facebook working on her first domestic machine quilt. Have picked up a few things as she is learning.

While I had the walking foot on I pulled out one of the baby panels I brought back to practice my machine quilting. There were 3 of these panels input into kits. We also had some flannel for the back and decided it really did not need batting. So I sprayed the top and sandwiched it to the back. I quilting around it and-sort of the inside border. Decided to use my very light lavender thread. I am thinking I might do one or two items on the panel and play around with quilting patterns. That will be fun.

I am also thinking that probably no one took the other kits, so might be able to do another one. This size is more manageable that a larger twin size, so good to start on this one.

So tomorrow the 6 blocks as they go fast and then maybe the elephant.

Happy Quilting!

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Spring /summer stash cleaning???

As we have our condo on the market most of my quilting things are in the garage.

I ran across a new quilter/group Holly Anne- String and Story. Check her out! She has gotten a great endorsement from Bonnie Hunter and they were on live Facebook together. Fresh and works with scraps as well has machine quilting. She currently has some classes that are free to get you quilting. I also have been following Angela Walters and her free motion videos-Quilting is my Therapy. So with two great gals and their enthusiasm I am sure to succeed! I have finally got my Schmitz needles and using top stitch needles. They have a bigger eye and should cause less thread breakage. As I am cleaning I have found several toppers and orphan blocks that will be great for practicing. If I have any goal this summer is to be more comfortable machine quilting to finally get to some of those finished quilt tops.

Yesterday I had clean out some cubby holes on a dresser top. Found some unfinished blocks and fabric so today I sewed them together. One will be a small table topper or candle mat, others will be potholders and mug rug. Yep good for practicing machine quilting. I wanted to clean and sort out top drawer of fabric. First drawer is blacks/grays and pinks/red stash. Humidity is coming back to Wisconsin so did not get quite that far. I did put a fan in the garage but did not use today. So kind of cleaned up those leader-ender scraps sitting on the side of sewing machine. I love to make four patches!

I have been trying to do a project a week. Last week I worked on updating a pattern I did in AZ on a purse/water-bottle cozie. The Sunflower Quilters will have a little competition designing their own.

Our group wanted to make them just a bit taller and with a longer strap. I made 3 of them, one for myself, my mom and for the Quilters boutique. I tried it out this past weekend when we went to Strawberry fest nearby. It worked pretty well. My mom is a Red hatter so she will enjoy her’s.

Here is her egg skirt, she will love this as well. Also finished up her batik quilt “Sugar and Spice”, so I have had some accomplishments! I have to get a picture of that. I made a matching pillow case which I will stuff with the quilt.

She has had some difficult times with rude neighbors and recently my dad had another blood clot in the lung. Had pain two weeks prior, but did not find anything. This time they found multiple clots. So now he is on blood thinners for life. Turns out it came from vein in leg, asymptotic. In and out of hospital. So we saw him in hospital on Father’s Day. Luckily caught it in time.

Finally got our daughters Marine graduation picture. She is in a holding platoon awaiting a spot for her schooling. No real assignments just night watch. Last weekend volunteered to help with boat racing which I guess is popular in TX. Called a few days ago and is in good spirits.

As for our condo no offers and no showings this week. We actually looked at a cute log cabin a little outside our desired area and certainly very private. We would need to make a few changes but it has many of the things on our list. So it is privacy vs close to city with things to do. We have joined a health club continuing with our routine in AZ. So it is a difficult decision. We think it is priced a little high, so we will wait a bit as we have no offers on our place. We looked at a condo lease option in Green Lake, but it was small and just did not feel right to me. So we will wait patiently and see what the Lord’s Will will be.

Looks like we may kayak tomorrow. We like to go across the lake and hit a bar/grill place for a bit to eat and head back home. My back has been doing very well. I don’t think I twist too much kayaking so I should be fine. Rain, cool weather and wind has prevented us taking our first voyage across the lake. Then next thing on my list is a short game of pickleball. Maybe after the humidity leaves.

So for now Happy Quilting to all!

Blue and yellow

Two of my favorite colors together and yet I don’t think I have made anything with those colors. I was gifted some scraps with these colors and decided to do a mini scrap vortex layout for a purse. Today I pieced the scraps and have completed for the front and back. I like it very much. I don’t usually sew many purses, but decided to do one for me for spring. Tomorrow I will add the batting and practice some free motion quilting. I like the idea of sewing scraps and putting them to good use. I will be doing a class on the scrap vortex next year and this is perfect for those who don’t want to do a quilt. One could easily do a table runner or placemats.

This will be my final sewing project. We have a community guided quilt we will be doing this week…lasagna quilt pattern. I think there are about 4 bins full of 2.5 fabric strips. I sort of did a small table runner and it was quite fun and not stressful. I think the gals will love it.

We got a call from our Marine daughter yesterday. We were not sure if she would call but talked to her for 20 minutes. She is doing fine. The crucible was challenging, but walk back was not bad. She was going to head to subway to eat some real food. They did have a Marine Breakfast after the crucible, she had pancakes, French toast, cinnamon rolls, bacon and chocolate cake. Some people ate too much and payed for it later. Mostly classes this week and then Battalion inspection the last thing before graduation. She is looking forward to the down time. We will leave on Tuesday and return on Saturday. Looking forward to seeing her and the base she trained on. Her one sister is meeting us in Charleston at the airport. We also know her good friend and mom are coming to surprise her. We are all flying Southwest so hopefully they get all those engines inspected. This is one trip we need to get there and for Abi to return to Milwaukee for her 10 day leave.

Happy Quilting!

Scraps turn into treasures

This is my Arizona sewing set up. I have accomplished all my main projects so taking the scraps that were gifted to me at our retreat and making string squares for some unknown project. I had tried to sort them into color families, some are very nice strips for 4-patches and some larger pieces for whatever. This bag was mainly Browns or darker colors. Spent yesterday and today doing the bag and got about 60 5″ blocks. A fun sewing thing to do. Recently my allergies have gotten really bad. So staying indoors and keeping doors closed has helped with a minor switch in my meds. So perfect time to tackle these scraps. I also found a cute landscape pattern that I will adapt and use up some other batik scraps. I kitted that project to return to Wisconsin.

So in the wee hours of tomorrow, 2am east coast time my daughter will begin her crucible at Parris Island. Weather looks great. No new news from her so looks like she passed her combat warrior test. She was a bit worried as she did not do the initial one due to her pneumonia. But she is a strong girl so I had no doubts she could do it. By Saturday at 8 am the event is completed and she will be a Marine! oorah so they say. So keep her and all recruits in your prayers that they stay strong both physically and mentally and free from injury. This is truly a journey are young people go thru to protect our country. I am sure she will look at things quite differently. She even said the museum on Parris Island is very cool and interesting. So will be cool for her to take us thru it. I guess they spent over 2 hours there. As for me I will do some quilting, guild meets next to days, I will lap swim and due my biking riding to keep me occupied. Looking forward to seeing her transformation.

Happy Quilting!

New hand quilting project

I actually started handing quilting my “Sugar & Spice” quilt. This was a quilt our quilting guild did back in January. It is a fun pattern which we all used batiks. This is my first batik quilt. Took me forever to pick the colors. Backing is a fun owl pattern as this is a present for my mom. She loves hand quilting so I had to hand quilt it. Found out from others that batiks can be difficult to quilt. I however am not finding this to be a problem, I am doing a simple quilt design and it is coming right along. It is a nice project to do outdoors with our weather here and some gentle cool breezes. Meanwhile my home state is suffering with heavy snow and blizzard warnings. It has been a ruff month back home. So I am hoping to have main blocks quilted and maybe I can do hand quilting in the car on or Western swing of states prior to coming home.

So this is a very important week. Abi is getting close to completing her training. Past few letters are positive and applying the classroom things with actual events. She is really to get this whole thing behind her.

The crucible begins Thursday at 2am and ends around 8am on Saturday. Of course we are praying for her and all recruits in PAPA & KILO Companies for strength, wisdom and safety. We might even get a call on Sunday for her acknowledging her success. Lots of other testing early this week. So please remember them in your prayers!

I have also made some progress on my last charity quilt doing free motion quilting. Just started the border. This is a larger quilt so trying to get used to pushing it thru my machine. Goal is to have it completely done by end of this week.

Those of you who do machine quilting on your regular machine, I learned a lot from Superior Threads discussing thread and needles. Terrific site with great information.

Education

Check the above link and go to education. I ordered some thread and hope to try it out. I especially liked how to position thread, cone vs spool vs normal spool and how thread comes off the spool affecting the stitches and even adjusting the tension. They also recommend topstich needles only. They have a groove that thread lines up with. I already have switched to topstich needles 100/19 and thinner tread (poly) in the bobbin. Tomorrow I will try the things I have learned as I was having some issues with thread breaking.

Plan to do some hiking again this week, maybe Tuesday as tomorrow is in the 90’s. Last Friday it got that warm and I had to stop more frequently, especially with no breeze.

Welcome to many new followers. I post mostly my quilting adventures and some family events. Soon there will be some travel adventures, first one will be to Parris Island, SC and some Marine education for all!

Happing Quilting!!

Sunflower Quilters – Mirana Mystery

We had about half of our guild participate in this year’s challenge. Several basic blocks to work on our quilting skills. The group had fun sewing the blocks and even more fun putting them into a pleasing to the eye quilt. So here are the results. Each person had to choose a fabric color with their first name.

Had to get some outdoor pictures in Warm Arizona…

Many are now getting ready to return to their home but had wonderful times this year in sunny Arizona. Today we met as board members to plan next year.

I made several kits for snowbirds to take back home to make for our craft fair.

I am sorting my take home projects as well. I finished one baby quilt working on some free motion quilting. I have another medium size one to machine quilt as well as a table runner.

No pattern just scraps.

Happy Quilting to all!

1-2-3 finishes

I promise that I have been working on a few things. Here they are..

I machine pieced this last summer and have been hand quilting it over the weekend. It is a Bonnie Hunter pattern, “straits of Mackinac” fun to do but 9 blocks was enough for me.

Continued practice of machine free motion quilting. Blocks are from my mystery classes this past winter. Got them bonded today.

Watch for class pictures of quilt members “Mirana Quilts” coming soon as reveal is tomorrow, so fun to see how everyone finally designed their quilt.

Happy Quilting!

Mystery quilt teaching squares- free motion quilting

I have several new followers to my blog! Welcome and you know who you are.

It has been a bit since my last post….sorry. Busy with many things, aren’t we all? For our quilt guild made several project packets and they seemed to go well. They are a lot of work. Hopefully resupplying them will be easy. It is great for snowbirds to grab and go have have all the supplies. This Thursday we will install new officers, including me for fundraising. Having a board meeting on Friday but we are planning a spring purse show with tea and sweets. Members will be asked to make a purse and be part of the show. We decided on this instead of a garage sale or quilt show this year. Something a bit different and something our community will enjoy and support.

The mystery quilt has been revealed to all and members will show off their accomplished quilt flimsy although some will probably have it quilted and complete. We had a free motion class this year and I am going to challenge the group to try it our on their top as they are not too big and would be perfect to practice on with all the free space in the quilt. I had some blocks from class direction and some of the bonus blocks and made them into table toppers. Today I finished one and while not perfect I was pleased with this accomplishment.

It is difficult to see quilting but I did some circles and some basic flower design in corners and some wobbly lines. The other two I need to get the binding on them. Should have them done by Thursday.

As I am winding down getting ready to return to Wisconsin I am try to finish some projects down here mostly machine quilting. I have a table runner and two smaller children’s quilts. I think I can get at least one of the quilts done. Yes I have several things I am taking back mostly some scraps for some unknown project.

Some of you may know my daughter Abi is currently at Parris Island boot camp for the Marines. This is week 8 of 13. In two weeks she will be doing her final test the crucible. Graduation is May 4 and we will see her the day before for a few hours. So a quick trip to South Carolina before our west coast trip going back home. Abi did have pneumonia that had her on light duty for about a week, luckily it was during a slow part of training. Past two weeks was learning to shoot her gun which she loved and apparently did pretty good. She has warier training this week. We have been writing almost every day. Her spirits are good and reading the Bible to keep spirits up. 🙂 so baring any unforeseen issues she will graduate and have a 10 day leave before her next steps.

Arizona is warming up, today near 90 with some breezes. Glad we are missing the snow back home as are daughters are updating us.

Happy Quilting to All!

Lists…they are made to get things accomplished right?

The good news is I got my borrowed featherweight back from the repair shop. It indeed was a thread behind the bobbin, I just could not get the glib screw to move. Anyway it got a good tune up by a great guy. She is sewing beautifully now. Seems the weeks are just flying by. We recently had a class on machine free motion quilting. Really enjoyed it and will make an effort to do it more often. We sew placemats for a local church’s meals on wheels so great practice. I also got a doddle book for quilting designs and to train my brain/ hand coordination. Of course Pinterest is a treasure clove of great designs.

So getting back to list. I had about 10 things to work on. I have been assembling kits for different projects to sew for our fall craft fair. It is a lot of work and something that has not been done in past so we will see how everyone likes them. I probably have out together over 20 kits. Will bring them this week for those who are leaving to go back home. Plan on formal presentation at our April meeting.

So I did a few practice projects from the kits. I am almost finished with my hand quilting project, quilting the borders. Another one is waiting in the wings. I have about 4 table toppers to machine quilt and 2 quilts to machine quilt. Would like to get them done before returning to Wisconsin mid May is when we will leave. I just finished up my “monkey blocks” that is a pattern from Bonnie Hunter using lots of scraps. I have some material back home that I will use for sashing strips, so they will be packed up. They were great fun to sew. I have a lot of batik scraps that I may do that with them as well.

We got a dining room table but unfortunately spouse did not notice it did not include chairs. So borrowing our kitchen bar chairs and have ordered two more. This is a great height for cutting. Just above are the cute monkey blocks. Then the mystery quilt my blocks from teaching the class. That will go home for machine quilting.

Abi has made it to the half way point of Marine boot camp. She did come down with pneumonia and spent 6 days in medical. Missed a few things but was able to get caught up. She said it was hard to miss things with platoon, but now has a second wind which will get her thru to the end. Graduation is May 4th. She gets to fire her rifle the next two weeks with special training. She is excited for that. We have written to her every day, spouse and I take turns. So misses us, friends, AZ and everything! So her sisters have printed pictures of their cats, our old dog and I printed some of the Packer news.

That is all for now..nice sunny day here is AZ

Happy Quilting!

Final Mirana Quilt Mystery BOM

This BOM Mystery started back in November of last year. Sunflower quilters picked 5 fabrics and one fabric color related to their first name. Fabric colors could be very creative and indeed they were. I have spent the past few months admiring the colors and blocks the quilters made. I also believed they all managed to learn a new skill.

The final block and what will be the center block is actually Kings Crown, but I renamed it Queen’s Crown in honor of all the quilters who took on this challenge. This block has flying geese, but I elected to do HST instead to prevent frustration this last month. The quilters were given the directions following the business meeting and the following day some had the block completed and just wanted to know how the quilt is to be put together. We will talk about that later.

Center Square and “setting the blocks”

So here we are, the last block of this BOM. We will make our center block and then the REAL fun begins! But first let’s get the center block completed!

**Please note that these cutting instructions are different than original instructions. This block has many pieces and getting them all to fit is challenging. I adjusted the directions to use HST’s a bit easier.

I hope you have some extra fabric to make the adjustments.

Since it is center Block for quilt you can change colors to whatever fabrics you have left or use fabrics of similar colors.

For this block you will need:

Fabric B

(1) 3.5” Square

(4) 2 ¾” squares *** or you can go 3”

Fabric C

(4) 2” squares

Fabric E

(4) 2 ¾” squares** or you can go 3”

** indicates the adjustment**

Queen’s Block

I renamed this block as those who have participated can now call themselves Queen’s 🙂

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CORNER SQAUARES FOR YOU WILL BE A DIFFERENT COLOR!

First let’s lay out our block.

The above is what the block will look like prior to doing the “webbing technique.”

There are more pieces and we want to make sure all blocks are oriented in the correct position.

We return to making half squares. These are a bit smaller pieces so take care sew just to the edge of your marked line.

Cut and press. I pressed toward the darker fabric.

Since we made them larger you will need to cut them down to 2”.

Lay out all blocks as above first picture.

Begin by sewing your HST together in pairs. I pressed these open.

The below block I clipped just before and after the points to allow seam to lay flat and avoid bulk.

Unfinished size 6.5”

Mirana Quilt design by Linda Holzhueter prepared for Sunflower Quilters Members 2017-2018.

Now for the reveal or twist. I recommend getting all you squares out that are completed. Begin with the center square and just start playing or should I say designing your quilt. Their is the possibility of infinite designs. For some this was a good challenge and they enjoyed it. Others felt a little overwhelmed so we all played with the blocks until owner was pleased. Of course you can imagine the comments. It was so funny, but they were having fun. I loved all the designs and purposely did not show my quilt until a little later. The goal is to have a flimsy completed before April business meeting. I have heard it called…”like playing with a rubrics cube”.

Here are some pictures. Enjoy!

This is mine before quilting.

That is all for now….working on kits for quilters to take to make things for our fall craft show. Having fun buying some fabric and notions. Set up an excel sheet with links to best selling items. I am now the fundraising person on the board. Trying out some of these patters. So far made soup cozies,potato Bakers, wine bottle bags. We had a call for place,arts for our meals on wheels program so sewed a few from orphan blocks. I share that another time.

Happy Quilting,

Sharing some of my projects

I guess too much quilting and not a recent post. Well it seems I am always working on something.

Going back a few weeks our quilting guild worked on some charity blocks called cut loose.

Cut loose quilt book

These were a lot of fun and surprisingly a little tricky. You cut an off centered square and add 2.5 strips around the block. We decided to aim for 14-15 inch blocks and trim to 13.5. The trick is not to leave corners with less than .25 inches. We had lots of scraps and at first separated them into co,or families, but soon it was a big mess. I think over the two days we made enough blocks for two quilts. Here are a few pictures.

I am always amazed at the Tucson Quilters Fiesta and this year it was the “Ruby Jubilee” with the theme of red and white quilts.

Always a great show and great vendors. Spent morning with vendors, ate and then the quilts. I can never pick a favorite as such variety.

This past week one of our gals did a great class on free motion quilting. The basics starting with pencil and paper, then paper on machine following designs and then on material. We had some material sandwiched for placemats that worked out great. She really encouraged our imagination and gave us great ideas. I loved the class. Sewing with my Janome, darning foot, correct needle and some great thread from Superior line for bottom that just melts into fabric. Today spent a lot of time on the placemats. I do have a smaller baby quilt that I will use these techniques on it.

First one below is my class practice piece. I will bind it and save it. You can see the bobbin thread the light gray as I turned it over and used both sides.

So finished making the binding and maybe tomorrow will get that on.

Unfortunately my borrowed featherweight started to break thread and make some different noises. So had to take it in for a checkup. Could be a timing issue with bottom bobbin casing. So I will use my machine and work on machine quilting and sandwiching a few quilts I made back in Wisconsin. I had some scrappy blocks kitted to make Bon ice Hunter Monkey blocks,so they will have to wait a bit.

I have been watching the olympics, so fun! Another thing, we are getting an Arizona winter. Much cooler past week and upcoming week, but it is good for hiking,

Well Happy Quilting to all!

Mirana Quilt Mystery- Class 4

Today was class for of our Sunflower Quilter’s Mystery. We have two blocks this month. We will make 4 of each block.

Nine Patch

Cotton Reals Block

The 9-patch block is another staple block in the quilters library. Many other patterns are based on this block. There are some shortcuts in making this blocks, but we will stick with the basics.

Activity

You will need the following fabrics

Fabric B: (20) 2.5” squares

Fabric C: (16) 2.5” squares

This block is sewn in vertical rows first.

Press towards your darker fabric

Then sew vertical rows together.

Laying out the squares as you sew will prevent them from getting mixed up.

Block will measure 6.5″ unfinished

Cotton Reals Block

The Cotton Reels block is taking some of our previous lessons up one notch. It also is a cute block and when changing colors and the direction of the block in the quilt setting creates some unusual sub-patterns.

You will need the following fabrics

Fabric A: (4) 3 ⅞” squares

Fabric B: (8) 3.5” squares

Fabric D: (4) 3 ⅞” squares

We begin by making HST units.

Press to the darker triangle unit

We will lay out our blocks again as above.

Sew blocks in rows.

Note in the middle the ¼ inch. This is necessary for points to occur.

Next sew the center seam and sew thru the point as indicated by the arrow.

I like to spin these seams.

Block will measure 6.5” unfinished.

You will make 4 blocks.

This block will measure 6.5” unfinished.

The gals had lots of fun today. We practiced getting those points. So by the forth block we had it got pretty good! It is a good thing as our center block (next month) will have a few more points.

Based on today’s lesson, I am going to redo the instructions and have them cut larger blocks and then cut down. I do not want frustration next month because we will begin to put our quilts together. But there is a surprise……

Sorry I forgot to get pictures of all the pretty blocks. I am anxious to see them all come together. Some are even getting a little brave and changing their colors a bit. I will all work out just fine. Our due date for flimsy tops is our April business meeting!

Enjoy if you are following along.

Happy Quilting!

Quilting retreat-Sunflower style

I always have enjoyed reading about quilting retreats but never have gone on any. Here in Sunflower our guild has retreats every other year mostly because they are a lot of work. This is our third year down here and this year I am able to go! YEY!!!

I guess they have been doing them for over twelve years and have it down to a science. I guess there is even a book or manual should present organizers retire from this project. I would just like to share my experiences with you all.

The retreat is actually held at a church about 5 minutes away. So convenient that some slipped out for a few hours if needed. We had 18 quilters participate and 2 event leaders. We were put into one of three groups. Each group had to bring an iron, ironing board, extension cord and power strip. We gathered up our sunflower quilters stuff and someone brought that. Cutting boards, rotary cutters with new blades, rulers of all shapes and sizes, and our accu cut machine with a new die cube we just purchased for everyone to play with. Each group was also assigned a meal to set up, finish preparing and clean up. We had a great kitchen with two dishwashers. We had a itinerary with times and what was planned. Leaders got all the food (too much but each time the reduce it) so it was well planned and organized.

As quilters we could bring anything to work on. Lots of different projects going on, laying out of blocks and plenty of options on what or how it should be done. I put my Bonnie Hunter Mystery on hold to sew the main blocks together at this retreat. 50 of them, at first I thought never will I get them all done. There was also a lot of socializing and getting to know other quilters a little more in depth and of course common discussion.

We began early Friday morning, 8:30 setup time and breakfast at 9. We all arrived with our “personal stuff”, and set up at a table. It was 3 to a table. We were greeted with a wonderful small quilted gift. After all we’re set up and everyone was hooked up to power we had a small breakfast. 930 we started our sewing.

I guess as with any retreat, lots of sewing, conversations, opinions and FOOD! It seemed like we were eating all the time. But it was all good!

Here is our big room. We usually have a small room and it gets quite noisy, but this was so nice.

Cutting area and at far end was bin of scraps and the accu cutter to play with.

These were busy and just the right amount..no waiting. One quilter also made 2 gallons of homemade Best press and we loaded up our spray bottles.

So above are our leaders in our game of the day. It was a white elephant game. You were to bring something you had and would like to get yourselves, out it in a brown bag. We all got a number and went in order, picked a bag, opened it and showed it to all. Next person did the same, but could steal that one or anyone else’s or pick a bag. So what you picked someone else could have taken it. It was lots of fun. I picked a LED headlight to do hand stitching or anything. Perfect for me, but I ended up with 2 fat quarters red hatter material which also was very cool.

We had our supper and some had enough and left. I stayed until 7pm. Back was getting a bit sore and I was pleased with my sewing progress. I was able to lay flat on floor a few times and stretch out.

We returned the following morning for breakfast and sewing. We had our lunch of leftovers and still more leftover so we all got to take 3-4 bags of leftover food items. Someone also brought in some fresh grapefruit…they are so big and fresh down here. I have been looking forward to them.

We had sort of a quilt show and some show and tell. I brought in my daughters “Packer Celtic Solstice” I made a few years ago.

(No this is not snow in AZ…old pic)

And yes I got all 50 blocks done. I did play with accu cutter as I cut several scraps into triangles and squares most of Saturday afternoon.

Here is some other picture candy.

We had one final game. Sort of a dice game. Three dice. One with L, R, C or *. We all had three fat quarters, shook the dice. And L meant pass one to the left, R to the right, C to the Center and * you keep it. You play until one person has a fat quarter in their hand. So fun…

Guess who won…ME!

We all had so much fun! I also got to take home the scrap bin as I am known as the scrap queen. I love it! All scrap batik fabrics!

So I spent Sunday sorting them by color and some by potential sewing projects! Now I have a better stash down here!

Here is today’s finish. Quilted and binding applied…next charity quilt. Reminds me of a book I read to my girls Mr. Downs and balloons.

Hope you enjoyed!

Happy Quilting!