Up and Running Again

A short note to advise that our Internet has been down for almost a week.  I will have something to show in a day or so.  We did receive excellent news from Rise Broadband.  They are FINALLY going to upgrade our Access Point with newer technology – I think after using  22-year-old equipment that they will finally upgrade the equipment and we should receiver faster service.  We have been dealing with 3 Mbps download speed and with newer technology maybe we will be able to receive up to 15 Mbps download.  This is nowhere near what people who live in the area with fiber optics, but we rural customers appreciate anything faster that 2 or 3 Mbps download speed.

We were told that this could take place in the next 2 weeks or so, but then we may be down again until the Technician can come and upgrade our equipment.

Hoping all have had a great week so far.  Now I can check on the bloggers I follow and comment!

Nanette

Capital T Sew Along!

I can mark a big check mark on my Capital T blocks as ‘done’ on my 2018 project list! I have completed November, December, and January Capital T blocks for the Sew Along! YEA! Bella’s Capital T Sew Along is a neat way to make a Capital T quilt in 12 months. She provides a different take on the Capital T block. Bella has done such a great research on the Capital T Quilt. Check on her Blog when you have time.

November 2018 Block

December 2018 Block

January 2019 Block

I am doing all my blocks in Red and White!

If you would like to join in send her an email and she will put you on the list! At the end of the month she will show off your block for the current month!

Even though it is only 3 blocks that I have completed, I feel good because it is one thing I can cross off my “to do” list and now I am caught up with the Monthly Sew Along.

I have decided to participate in the RSC 2019 but not on the Tiny Tuesday blocks. I just want to do one block a month. This morning when I turned my perpetual quilting block calendar to 11 January 2019 and Four Crowns is the block for the day! I immediately knew that it would make a beautiful quilt in all the RSC colors for 2019, so one Red block coming up for January! I would like to make 12 blocks in different colors and probably in Batiks! The other alternative would be to make the blocks in one color way! We shall see what I can accomplish!

Next on my list is to make 2 baby quilts and redo the borders on Enduring Love!

Things are coming along!

Have a great week-end! I am hoping for winter time again soon! (Dreamer)

Nanette

My 2019-2020 Project List

Greetings from South Texas where we are now enjoying some dry cooler air and I love it.  My walk was so enjoyable compared to yesterday when the Humidity was so high!  I am slowly catching up on the ‘mundane’ things like updating my Blog and doing this post!  Maybe you will see something that sparks an interest for your quilt making projects.

I have been working on reviewing a stack of quilt patterns to work on in the next 2 years (yes I decided that if I chose them now and say 2 years I am ahead of the game) so that I do not feel I have to finish them all (which would be impossible).  Here is what I started with and ended with:

The “Stack”

Organized and Ready to Go

Now for the 2019-2020 “List”.  I have no time frame for finishing the list just hoping to finish all by the end of 2020.  As I studied each pattern I labeled it from an Easy to Complex quilt.  This allows me to easily pick out what I want to work on at the time – NO THINKING  or INTENSE WORK!

1. Enduring Love by Carol Hopkins book Vintage Legacies. Easy. About a week (I want to remake the borders on this quilt)

2. Make 2 baby quilts – Use Jewel Box Quilt book by Eleanor Burns Easy 2 Weeks.

3. Stonefields – Complete Sections 6 through 10 Rest of the year Easy

4. Feather Star Quilt – Marsha McCloskey – Challenge Quilt: Blue and White Star of Chamble. Fabric is in the drawer by the design board. Plan on a month!

5. Bear Mountain Cabin – Intermediate – Log Cabins, Flying Geese and Bear Paw blocks.

6. Love Warm by Pam Buda – Easy Lots of 2″ squares Scrappy Quilt –

7. Infinity by Eileen Wright in Twist and Turn Bargello Quilts – Red and a Teal One! Maybe Nebula from the same book Intermediate – New Technique

8. Terracina Fabrics – a Panel Play quilt! Will take some up front time for placement and fillers. Use Panel Play by Barbara Becker for ideas on the setting – A fun project Easy

9. Ancient Stars – Sue Garman Requires Lots of Stars and HSTs  – Need to decide if I am going to do it all at once, or space it out like a BOM. This quilt requires at least a month or more to make. Intermediate

10. Double Wedding Ring by Sharlene Jorgensen – Templates provided. Intermediate/Advance – At least a month.

11. Lynn Wilder Patterns – Lynns patterns are great and instructions excellent! I will pick one and maybe the wall hanging! Time consuming due to colorway selections.

The House on Edgewood Lane  Intermediate/Advance
Country Sunshine  Intermediate/Advance
Country Charmer   Intermediate/Advance
Heritage    Intermediate/Advance
Cute as a Button 31 x 31.  Easy

12. Star Dance by Jilly Studio – some applique on the border. Easy

13. Eagle – Cheryl Phillips – Challenge Quilt – Circular quilt – New Technique

14. Liberty Homestead. 36 x 36 Wall Hanging – Easy and Fun pattern. About 2 weeks Purchased hand dyed fabrics from Liberty Homestead in March         2018 at the Dallas Show

15. With This Ring – Linda Ballard – 9” blocks! Easy Pattern – About a week or so.  (Also known as Cog Wheels Block)

16. Boston Commons – Heritage Quilts – New Technique 2 weeks, maybe 3 weeks

17. Karen Combs Illusions and 3-D Fun with Pandora’s Box – New Technique – 3 weeks

18. Jelly Roll Book – Both Sides of the Pond. Unique Block Easy Fun to make   2 weeks

Appliqué
A Bountiful Life UFO from 2015
Dresden Plate UFO from 2018

New Appliqué Projects:    Sue Garman’s – Maybe in 2020

Mama Said – Advance Applique
Yuletide Joy – Intermediate/Easy

On-Line BOMs

Blue Delft  – I will download this pattern for a future project.

Capital “T” BOM – 1 Block a Month!  This is my only BOM to work on each month!

If I participate in So Scrappy RSC 2019 Challenge this year, I will be using their colors With This Ring pattern  (See Number 15 on the list above)

My Goals for January are:

Capital “T” BOM – 1 Block a Month!  I am behind 3 months and plan on getting caught up today!

Baby Quilts for my Cousin’s great grand babies Addison and Brooklyn!

Remake the borders for Enduring Love (a 2015 quilt that I had given up on the Star Borders)

Have a wonderful day and a great week!

Nanette

Linking To:  My Quilt InfatuationConfessions of a Fabric AddictFinished or Not Friday Sew Can SheEm’s Scrap BagBOM’s AwayFiber Tuesday;    Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHOWSew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts;  Oh ScrapScrap Happy SaturdayShow and Tell Monday with BambiQuilt Fabrication

The Last 2018 UFO is a Quilt Top!

I have finished my version of Brinton Hall. It looks NOTHING like the original or the remake in Quiltmania Magazine Numbers 107 and 108!

Here she is. I tried another border with QST blocks but the quilt just needed a plain border to end it. The border will on be quilted as a 4″ finished border.

I have found a wonderful Long Arm Quilter who will quilt this and York Lodge for me. I also have 4 other Quilt Tops for her to do edge to edge quilting.

I am tired but so happy to not have to continue wrestling with ‘what is next’ Nanette?

Have a great week. I will now turn my attention to 2019 project list.

Nanette.

I See Infinity in My Future

One of the quilts I want to make in 2019 is a Bargello quilt called Infinity.

I see a 2 quilts in my future with two colorways for Infinity! A Green/Teal and a Red/Pink.

Carly at www.webfabrics.net had a great Christmas Sale and I jumped right in.

One great advantage of shopping at Carly’s on-line shop is the way she provides a sticker label on each piece of my fabrics -Hoffman 1895 collection – and after you purchase 100 yards of fabric from her you receive a 10% discount on future purchases.

I started purchasing from her in 2003 and my fabrics arrive within 3 days and absolutely no issues.

I am not receiving compensation for providing this information, I just wanted to share!

Have to add a black border on Brinton Hall!

Nanette

Brinton Hall

It appears that I am starting off in the Red for 2019 Projects. Brinton Hall will take me more time as I need to add another border to achieve a measurement of 72″x 72″ in order to put the final border on. I am leaning toward HST’s for the next 4″ border.

Then I will be able decide on the blocks for the final border.

I have now finished Border 5 ( includes the black borders).

I also have found a long arm Quilter whom I will visit sometime next week. I am going to have her quilt some utility quilts to get me caught up on some flimsy’s and have her look at my 2 quilts for custom work. (York Lodge and Brinton Hall).

Hoping to be in a better position to start on 2019 List next week, but for now I have more work to do to finish my last UFO quilt for 2018.

After that I will have to prepare the utility quilts for the Quilter.

Have Great day!

Nanette