Wednesday, February 1, 2012

PINK LEMONADE and Trip Projects

I finished the Pink Lemonade top yesterday and took this picture so I could link to Lori's blog.  Thanks, Lori, for the quilt along!  This was a fun quilt to make.


As you know, while we were on our trip, I had my sewing machine with me.  Since the 5th wheel is a lot bigger than our former camper, I decided to bring extra fabric and projects "just in case" I had time to work on them.  Am I glad that I did!  I had 10 extra days due to the truck transmission going out, so I sewed and sewed and sewed.  Until I almost got sick of sewing!

Last summer when Beth took me on a shop hop in the Chicago suburbs, I saw a log cabin quilt that I really loved.  Eventually, I started making some blocks and they are addicting.  I made about 26 before the trip and took some 1" strips with me.  Now I have a total of 92 blocks that finish at 4 3/4".  These are some of them on my design wall.

I decided to participate in the Temecula Quilt Co. mystery quilt and the top is finished.

One thing I threw into the camper is my basket of 1 1/2" strips that I use to make postage doll quilts. I got started on those one day and made 3 little quilts.



I started hand quilting this one.  


I finished the Gone to Texas quilt top.  After adding an additional row and two borders, it measures about 84" square.

I hand quilted this little courthouse steps that I made for my Jo Morton class.  The piecing isn't very good, but I like it anyway.

I ironed on these applique pieces for the center of this Oak Leaves and Turkey Feathers quilt by Jan Patek.  I have been wanting to do something like this for a long time.  I'm going to machine applique these on.

This is going to be a pincushion from the Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine, Winter 2011.  I really like that magazine.  These are ready to stuff and sew together.

My next priority will be to quilt the Gone to Texas quilt.  The Thread Head quilt along blocks are ready to be put together for a king size quilt.  I also need to finish a couple civil war blocks and get those put together.  I should get some large quilts finished this year, since all the blocks are ready.  Plus other things that I want to do.  I think it will be another busy year!

26 comments:

Wendy ~ Quilts by the Sea said...

Vacations are wonderful and somtimes it just good to be home.
You have gotten alot accomplished, looking forward to seeing your beautiful log cabin as it progresses.
Wendy

Julie in the Barn said...

Wow, you have been really productive on your vacation. I've been a lazy bum. I took Old Bernie along and lots of prepared projects but so far I've only taken a few stitches. I love all your projects.

Janet O. said...

Ruth, I love every single one of these projects. Not a clinker in the lot--they are all beautiful. As I read along I was thinking in my mind, "Oh, I love that. I need to comment on that one," and then the next project would leave me thinking the same thing. More kept coming and I finally threw up my hands (figuratively) and just decided to tell you I love them all--the patterns, the fabrics, the colors! They are right up my alley!

canuckquilter said...

Your delay was frustrationg but you certainly made the best of things! All your projects lookk great. That log cabin is stunning.

Jan said...

Your projects are enviable! Your courthouse steps looks well pieced to me, and really charming. I made some doll quilt tops this past weekend, too. They are so fun to sew. Gone to Texas is on my to-make list. Hope mine turns out so nice.

seventhsister26 said...

All your projects are wonderful;) You have gotten a bunch of work done;) Good stuff;)
Happy Quilting!!

Me and My Stitches said...

Holy cow! Now that's a lot of projects and there's not a dog in the bunch! Of course, I'm always partial to a log cabin, so that's my favorite!

---"Love" said...

I stand amazed at all you accomplished during that time of trouble; you certainly made the best of a bad situation! I agree with Janet O. --- every project is great. You log cabin is gorgeous! The busyness of the Gone to Texas made me wonder just how many trails there were to Texas, and from where! Your quilts when finished will be real treasures! ---"Love"

One Minnesota Quilter said...

Wow....you have been busy.

Really like all of the scrappy things...the log cabin, the postage stamp quilt...and then you are even hand quilting them!

Kigwit said...

Wow, have you been busy. I can't wait to see your Gone to Texas quilt finished. I'm dying to do one myself but I'm making myself do UFOs first.

Katie said...

You really did sew and sew and sew! You've got the finished projects to prove it. They're all great, but those log cabins are really impressive when they're all together like that.

Jill said...

It sure is a good thing you had so projects to work on. Wow, I can't believe all you got done. Love all the little quilts, how cute! Glad you made it home.

Lori said...

Holy Cow! Look at all your beautiful projects!!
I think I could easily use yoru tiny log cabin for my Jubilee quilt. One like yours is on my to-do list.
I love it all!!

a good yarn said...

Wow Ruth! That's an amazing collection of projects. They all look so good, especially Gone to Texas.You are well ahead on projects this year. ann :-)

Liriopia said...

A round of applause for the lady! See what diligence, perserverance and a broken truck can accomplish? Seriously, beautiful projects, Ruth. Especially love the log cabin. Not one of my favorites to sew but your results are stunning!

Liri

quilt32 said...

I notice you said you "almost" got sick of sewing. Glad you didn't reach that point - so many beautiful projects. I'd like to find a copy of the Primitive Quilts & Projects magazine.
Lillian @ lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

Beth said...

Holy Stitching Batman!!! Did you stop sleeping? I saw your Pink Lemonade on Lori's blog and it looks so sweet. It came out perfect.
I didn't know you were doing that log cabin. It is looking fantastic,great fabrics. The size just makes it even more special. LOVE IT!
Your mini's are adorable. The Gone to Texas beautiful.
I think I have to nap after this. ;)

Karen said...

I stopped by to see your Pink Lemonade and see a whole lot more. I enjoyed the view.

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh my goodness you weren't kidding...you get a lot of quilting done!

Jeanne said...

Love your lemonade quilt!

Mary said...

Nice you had so many fun things to work on while you traveled. The QAL was a fun one. Yours is very scrappy!

AnnieO said...

Beautiful variety and lots of wonderful fabrics in all your projects--glad you were able to sew sew sew the delay away. Love your Pink Lemonade bunches.

Library Gal Quilts said...

I too stopped by to see your Lemonade and was treated to a full quilt show! Glad you are having fun quilting and traveling. That sounds like heaven!

Kathy said...

You have so many nice projects to share! I came to see your Pink Lemonade quilt along and was pleasantly surprised to see so many nice log cabins. I will have to look into that 12 days of Christmas quilt after seeing yours. I'm sure I need to make one now. Thanks for the nice post.

marian said...

WOW i'm blown away with all your wonderful projects..waht a busy little be you are!! i think your log cabin quilt is perfect!! and your pink lemonade is delicious..wasn't this a fun QAL :)) cheers, Marian

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Maureen said...

Lots of wonderful projects! I especially love the little courthouse steps quilt. Beautiful quilting!