Thursday, November 14, 2013


Quilts! Quilts! Quilts!
I have been making progress on more quilts since I last blogged. And since I can't seem to upload my photos to one of my quilting groups today, (just a technical glitch) I can share my progress here on the blog instead.

Hubby's Minnesota Retirement Quilt!
UPDATE! Here is the quilt top with all the pinwheels on and more borders added. After the navy blue border I added a print with bears, moose, trees, and wolf paw tracks. After that I added the pinwheels all around. I think there were 36 of those! All from plaids and from flannels in outdoor prints. The blue outer border was purchased from a garage sale and was perfect! It has old fashioned steam trains (which hubby loves), Mt Rushmore, Mount St Helens, Lady Liberty, Space Needle and several other places my husband and I have traveled together. Onward now to sandwiching, quilting and binding!

From a previous (but related) posting:

Primarily sharing my projects since August!

Starting with a medallion quilt which is still a work in progress quilt in the Medallion Quilt Along with Melanie in Iowa. For me, this is WIP number 37 for this year and I am making it for my hubby's retirement this past July and also celebrating his birthday this November month. This quilt incorporates many of his favorite things. The central panel is Camp Wilderness Boy Scout camp here in Minnesota. I included a Flying Geese border as we have kind of a thing for the geese here in our hometown. Pinwheels being added now for his sense of fun and humor.Will add a few more borders later this weekend and next week. Debating adding a log cabin block of some kind too for all the times spent at his grandparent's and parent's cabin. Right now I am still making 16 MORE six inch pinwheels in addition to what you see below so that I have enough to go all the way around the navy blue border.

2013 Review:
The projects below are varied UFO and WIP that I have completed recently.

This is just half of the pinwheels needed for the WIP # 37 Mike's Retirement Quilt!
WIP 31 baby girl flannel quilt before binding (done now)

WIP 32 cheater cloth and strips flannel baby quilt for charity. Using it up!
WIP 33 Baby Boy twin flannel 1

WIP 34 Baby Boy twin flannel 2

WIP 35 Baby Boy flannel 3 for Benjamin C
WIP 36 a tester potholder log cabin style to see how I did on pebbling free motion quilting.
Those are the Works in Progress (things started and finished this year) In addition we have UFOs that were technically cut and started before this 2013 calender year. Starting where we left off last time, I had completed UFO 11 in August from Depression era blocks.  Here are the more UFO creations since then!  ENJOY! 

UFO 12 Depression era hex blocks from a summer garage sale with remaining star border.

UFO 13 Russ's birthday quilt in wools and tweeds.

UFO 14 is a Disappearing Nine Patch using up some precuts and scraps from donations.

UFO 15 was our Primative Star table runner using leftovers strips and an orphan star block. Our cats love these mats on the buffet to sit on and take in the view or nap on. I call these runners Cat Mats now. Haha

UFO 16 Missouri Log Cabin made from Grandmother's Dresses. Uses clothing from 6 generations of people in my mother's line and our immediate family.

UFO 17 Miller Estate quilt finished up and on display. Uses blocks from the 1900s in blacks. indigo blues, and tans.