Monday, January 21, 2019

Happy Mail

I am a sucker for a great Kickstarter campaign.
A while back I decided to back a fun project from Dog Might Games. The Traveller Dice Tower seemed like fun gaming tool. I have backed a few of their projects and have been very happy with their products and their excellent customer service.
The dice towers arrived last week and I wanted to share them with you. I picked up a second dice tower during the backer-kit stage because it was a great deal. I'm so glad I decided to back this project. These are great! I'll be bringing these to the table for my next game. They are currently taking pre-orders for the Traveller.

Supplies (affiliate links):
Pound of Dice

Friday, January 18, 2019

Charity Quilting

After I finished up my Good Fortune quilt I grabbed some charity tops to get them quilted. I pieced this one. 
And this one made up of leftover 4-patch blocks.

These are headed to Annapolis Quilts for Kids tomorrow along with a stack of others I finished over the holidays.

This year I'm aiming to quilt at least 50 charity quilts. Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 2

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Long Arm Quilting Details

One of the quilting groups I belong to on Facebook shared this awesome post by Kimmyquilt on how to straighten and square up the leaders on the long arm frame. I wish I had this information a few years ago when I replaced the leaders.
In the end, I made some very minor adjustments to my leaders. It isn't 100% perfect, but I don't think a difference of 1/4" from one end of my 10 foot frame to the other is something I'm going to fret over. The difference in a pieced backing, or the piecing of a top can be so much more than that.

Supplies (affiliate links):
Handi-Quilter Leaders

Monday, January 14, 2019

Mystery Quilt: Good Fortune

Time to share my Good Fortune Mystery Quilt progress. I decided to pull the backing fabric from my collection of fabrics, too. 
I was only a little surprised I found enough pieces in the right colors. I grabbed all the coordinating colors, laid them out, measured and was fairly certain I could come up with enough backing.
While I assembled the other pieces of the backing, I stitched out the label onto one section. 
Due to a cutting error, I needed to make the pink section a little wider. I pulled out those two leftover blocks and added them in. I think this is great!
Since just about everything was closed on Sunday due to weather I loaded up the quilt with my mashed up backing and got quilting. I used a big flower design as an all-over motif. The piecing says enough without getting fancy with the quilting.
It took most of the day, but it's quilting and trimmed. All that remains is binding. Maybe I'll be able to squeeze that in sometime this week. I'm super happy with the Mystery Quilt.

Tools and supplies (affiliate links):
Creative Grids 6.5" x 24.5" Rectangle
Fiskars Rotary Cutter
Fiskars Self Healing Rotary Cutting Mat
BLACK+DECKER Classic Steam Iron
Grabbit Magnetic Pin Cushion
Fiskars 8-inch scissors
Juki TL-2010Q

Linking up with Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Monday Link Up. Totally go see what other people are making on the Quiltville Blog!