Thursday, March 15, 2018

Quilt Qwazy Queens Blop Hop 2018

Hello My Royal Subjects Blog Readers.  Welcome to the Quilt Qwazy Queens Blog Hop 2018.  I'm sew glad you stopped in.  It's been a while since I posted last, would you believe 5 months!  My how time does fly!  This year's theme for Quilt Qwazy Queens is UFO's.  Now that's a subject I know a lot about.  In fact, I'm pretty sure I'm in the running for the most UFO's Queen.  I just keep accumulating more and more.  The last two years have really added to my UFO number as I sure haven't completed many and sure have started many more.

Since my purchase of the X-Blocks Company, I accumulated many more UFO's.  I made lots of samples with that purchase and many of the samples have a "bonus" project using the "cut offs".  Of course, I can't throw anything away and I saved all those "cut-offs" in hopes of making that "bonus" project someday.  Thus my UFO's increased exponentially.  Although I didn't complete all the "bonus" projects, at least I've got one more to cross off the list.

I picked the Thornton X-Blocks Quilt Cut-offs to work with.  You can find the Thornton pattern here.

This shows the block and the cut-offs from each block. I'm using the 6 1/2" X-blocks template.

I began by sorting the cut-offs into like piles.

I then paired a darker cut-off with a background cut-off and sewed them together.

I squared them to a 2 1/2" x 5" rectangle.

And sewed them into pairs.

Once again, I squared them to a 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" square.  

Now sew 4 units together to make a block.

You will need 10 blocks for the table runner.

YAY!  Another UFO is crossed off the list.

And just so you don't think I'm a total slacker; here are a few of the UFO's I've completed over the last few months.

This is Moth in the Window.  I started it at the Bonnie Hunter Retreat I went to in August 2017 in Iowa.

A modern Traffic Jam that I started while living in Illinois.  You can find the Traffic Jam pattern here.

Americana Stars and Stripes Sampler that I started many years ago while living in Brownwood, Texas

Log Cabin Houses was a block of the month started in Brownwood, Texas.  I took it to many retreats before it was finished.

Moda free pattern from about 2015.... maybe???  

Although I don't always heed my advice, the best way to finish UFO's is to divide and conquer and/or set aside a small amount of time each day or week to work on UFO's.  It is surprising how much you can get done in a 15-minute session each day or week.  Another way to finish UFO's is to use them as leaders and enders.  If you're not familiar with leaders and enders, you can read about them here

Quilt Qwazy Queens Blog Hop is hosted by Marion at Seams to be Sew and has some pretty amazing sponsors.

Quilt Qwazy Queens has some equally amazing bloggers participating in this hop.  Check out the schedule and go visit the other Queens and see what they've got on the UFO list.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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But wait... There's more... we have a giveaway too!

The FatQuarter Shop March 15 - 22, 2018
150.00 Gift Certificate

X-Block Rulers = US Shipping Only BasiX Template, Baby BasiX, 6 1/2 X-Block, 6 1/2 X-Block Mini, 6 1/2 X-Block BellyButton Rulers/Templates
Thanks for stopping by.  I hope it's not another 5 months before we meet again.  Actually, it won't be.  Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy is hosting an X-Blocks Blog Hop in May.  You won't want to miss it!  See you then, if not before!



  1. You have inspired me to finish something.

  2. Doris, these are fabulous, WoW, I can see I'm really going to love these rulers. What wonderful designs they make. I'm so happy to see you posting again, I hope you'll find more time for it again soon, you have really been missed.

  3. Your work is beautiful. I love your choice of fabrics.

  4. Nice job Doris. I especially like the log cabin one and the Americana sampler. Thanks for blogging.

  5. What a striking and beautiful pattern. Your quilt is gorgeous! All your quilts are!

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  6. Great job on all your projects! You are definitely not a slacker.

  7. Beautiful quilts. Love the blues on the runner.

  8. Love the table runner. Thanks for sharing your UFO's.

  9. The X-block projects look so cool! I am excited to see more about those rulers on the upcoming hop.

  10. Pretty tablerunner - love your Log Cabin Houses quilt! Thank you, Susan

  11. No slacker to be found here. You have had some fabulous finishes. And those X-blocks...what fun!!!

  12. I like the half rectangle blocks!

  13. Beautiful projects. Love the table runner. X-block rulers look like so much fun.

  14. Lovely projects. Using the extra triangle pieces makes perfect sense and the resulting project is just great.

  15. Love the fabric choices in this - so pretty!

  16. Way to use up those pesky scraps. Happy to join this Blog Hop. I have UFO's older than I am. I inherited a few.

  17. Wow, thats a lot of quilt/projects to work on. Thanks for sharing!!

  18. I am a big fan of the "you can do anything for 15 minutes" motto... there are lots of things I wouldn't get done otherwise. And I have also started to use leftover scraps for leaders and enders, it's really amazing how quickly a top comes together this way.

  19. Wow. I love that X block idea. That is a pretty quilt. I also like your Americana quilt. I am also bad at blogging, I finally gave it up. lol

    Brownwood, Texas. Been there. My Mom's mother lived there and I may still have some family, but my Aunt and Uncle are long passed.

    Have a good one!

  20. Beautiful work thank you for sharing.
    Carol O

  21. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netMarch 15, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    Love your X block projects.

  22. Really cool projects. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  23. Your finished quilts are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Thanks so much for this fun hop! This is just what I need to get going on my UFO's!

  25. Like your pattern. Time to work on some UFOs!

  26. Everything is perfect. And come out look good, I like this. dojin

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