2/9/17

OMG: Goal Completed

The final border went on the Wheel Estate quilt yesterday. Now it just needs quilting and binding. 


This completes my February goal for


so I'll be linking up when the time is right. I'll probably get it sandwiched for quilting before the month is out with a plan to quilt it next month. Thank goodness, it passed kitty inspection. Smitty was purrsonally very glad to see that I'd included a cat on every block. 


We appurrove.


Since I've been alluding to my next project, I'll tell you a little about it. Amy Bradley's "Campers" pattern has a lot of different applique elements that can be used to make a variety of quilts, personalized to your outdoor interests. I recently purchased this pattern created by Sher Hastings of Sher's Creative Space for a Truck Camper Mug Rug.


I was going to add some borders and make it a little larger for another small wall-hanging in the new camper. Then I noticed this "Welcome" wall-hanging option in Amy Bradley's pattern. Really, I'm only interested in the lettering at the bottom.


The lettering works out to 14 inches wide, and my wall can easily accommodate an 18-inch wall-hanging. The truck is approximately 7-8 inches wide, and that gives me room to add this tree, also from the Amy Bradley pattern. 


I'm kind of excited to get started on that, and it really shouldn't take too long. That will be my next project. 

For yesterday's effort, I made the next block for the Solstice Challenge quilt. Pat Sloan's block was called "Never Ending Love," and it had some appliqued hearts to celebrate Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day is still almost week away, and so I'm not quite ready for that. Instead, I wanted to make a block to celebrate last week's Ground Hog's Day, and so I left off the hearts and made this block.


The ground hog fabric there in the middle was acquired from Spoonflower with this week's block in mind. By leaving off the hearts, I had a nice big space to use this rather large-scale fabric. It all worked out in the end. I have something else in mind for Valentine's Day, and so I'll work on that one when Block 9 is released next week.

Since I've been procrastinating on my housework...yes, still...I really need to get after that today. If there's some time this afternoon, I'll get to work on the truck camper wall-hanging. It's all camper-related sewing all the time right now.

23 comments from clever and witty friends:

Ioleen Kimmel said...

Love the groundhog block and the camper blocks.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

The Welcome camper will make for a nice little piece. Love your groundhog block!

gpc said...

I do love your camper projects, makes me want to get a camper. :) Who knew quilting could promote wanderlust?!

QuiltShopGal said...

Congratulations on another beautiful finish. Definitely going to be fun to have on a wall in your new Wheel Estate. All your plans look and sound like #CreativeGoodness to purrfection.

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Quilting Babcia said...

Those groundhogs are too cute! And I love your plan to mix the two patterns for the Welcome quilt. I'm wondering if Amy Bradley has a pattern for all the alphabet letters in that style, will need to check it out.

Rosemary Rivas said...

I love Amy Bradley quilts. Many years ago I purchased the Cat Artist from her cats quilt and made it for a friend. Here'e the link to the quilt which you can now purchase for a reasonable price. Previously she also sold each block individually: http://www.amybradleydesigns.com/collections/quilt-patterns/products/kitty-city-quilt-pattern

Rosemary

DeeDee said...

Love the way the Wheel Estate flimsy finished up! It looks great. Can't wait to see it quilted.

claudia said...

Your wall hanging is purrfect! I love it, the colors are happy, and that is just what a camper needs! Well, it needs people and cats too...just saying.
Your next project will be just as cute, I know!
I love that groundhog block. You do the best stuff!
I tried my hand at housework today...um...it turns out I am not really good at it! I did get my bathroom cleaned thoroughly, but that is because the cats use it and we all know that the cats comfort is number one. I got done with that and my sewing machine and fabric started calling my name. Who am I to deny them my company???

Quiltdivajulie said...

Awesome ground hog block! Happy that the kitties approve of your Wheel Estate efforts. Housework? Do what ?!?!?! (just kidding - but it is not my favorite thing to do)

crazy quilter said...

Fabulous finish on the campers and I adore the groundhog block! How adorable!

crazy quilter said...

Fabulous finish on the campers and I adore the groundhog block! How adorable!

Sandra W said...

The RV quilt is really cute and perfect for your RV.
I always love to see your cats. Cats are truly amazing creatures aren't they?
Perhaps when you're stuck for a blog topic--you might consider sharing how you organize your day and how you manage to get so much done. You are very productive, organized, and goal oriented (I'm talking quilting/sewing mostly). And then there's all of your canning, cooking, bread making. The latter of which I do nothing. I'm sure your readers would love to hear how you do it. Just a thought.

Dana Gaffney said...

So great that you had the perfect fabric for that border, it doesn't get better than that. That groundhop fabric is adorable!

QuiltE said...

Of course ... a new camper requires a new wardrobe of quilts! The Wheel Estate sashings and border sets it off wheely nice. Don't forget to include two kitties in that compilation of ideas for your Welcome Hanging. And how about the two humans? :) Happy Planning!

Wendy Tuma said...

You camper quilt idea is really going to be fun. Can't wait to see it. Glad the kitties appuroved the finish of the other camper quilt. They looked quite pleased. I like what you did with the Solstice block. I'm not big on hearts, so I may do something similar with my block. I love the groundhog fabric!

Kate said...

Congrats on getting Wheel Estate into a finished flimsy! It turned out beautifully. What a fun piece of art to have in the trailer. Your next project is going to be fun to watch come together too. Enjoy your stitching this weekend.

Brown Family said...

I like the border fabric. I was wishing I had a small piece of that last week, but I have already finished my project, too. I can't wait to see how creative you are with the truck camper hanging

quiltzyx said...

Love the fabulous finished flimsy for the Wheel Estate! Wunderbar! Glad you got the cat appurvals too. The new truck & camper pattern looks like a great one too, especially with the additional elements you're planning. Only an ARTIST could pick pieces from different places & put them together you know. Yes, yes, YES, you ARE an artist! Stop fighting me on this!!!

What fun groundhog fabric! Love the block!

lcscottage said...

The Wheel Estate quilt has turned out great! So much fun! Love that groundhog block, too!

Karen's Korner said...

Congratulations on reaching your goal for February. A very cute finish.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Congrats on a your Wheel Estate quilt, it is beautiful! Your little ground hog fabric is so cute and looks perfect in your block!

Patty D from NC said...

Fun, fun quilt top!

desertskyquilts said...

Cute Spoonflower fabric! Love the name you chose for your quilt, and it looks terrific.