Thursday, September 14, 2017

Design Wall

No Stash Report this week, as there was nothing new to report. I am looking forward 
to changing the numbers soon.

Three projects are on my Design Wall this month. Chic Kisses, Dr Seuss Baby Quilt and of course still working on those Dear Jane Blocks. Below is the baby quilt on my design wall. A simple quilt that will go together quickly as soon as I can find a few uninterrupted hours of sewing!

Baby Dr Seuss

Fabric was bought a couple of years ago as a fat quarter pack, waiting for a new baby. My nephew and his wife will be having a little girl any day now, so will be working to get finished and off to them soon. 

Monday, September 4, 2017

Design Wall Monday

Happy Labor Day!

Labor day to me always marks the end of summer (even though it is 80 degrees outside) and the beginning of fall, and holiday seas,on that is just around the corner. 

On my design wall this week are more finished blocks from Dear Jane and my September UFO Chic Kisses. 

Four more blocks.

Below is my Dear Jane "chart" showing progress. I have about 12 more triangles and about 47 more blocks to go in the center. This chart is available with the DJ software, that will also help you print out all the foundation papers for paper piecing many of the blocks, and the applique templates. It also has a great feature, Block Tips, that I use all the time.

Block Chart

Hope to make some progress this week on both projects!

Friday, September 1, 2017

UFO Finishes for August,

I did not have a July finish, but was able to catch up in August with two finishes. 

Lazy Sunday
 Lazy Sunday is a Bonnie Hunter pattern from her book, More Adventures with Leaders and Enders. Lots of pieces but the results are outstanding! 

Maltese Circles

Maltese Circles is a block of the month that I won from Sunshine Quilt Guild. I used all but two of the blocks for this Quilt. The original pattern was by Judy Martin.

Next up for September will be a pattern from Sew Kind of Wonderful, called Chic Kisses. It was started in a workshop in January of 2016 at Road to California Quilt Show. I have one block almost completed an a couple of others cut out and ready to go. I am using Kaffe fabrics for the print side of the blocks and solids for the other. I will have spend some time getting back into this one and how to use the ruler that goes with it.

Chic kisses

My Block.

Check out more finished projects at Patchwork Times.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Design Wall Monday

Happy Monday!
We are having a heat wave here in San Diego. Temperatures will be close to 100 in my area of town. Thoughts and prayers go out to all in Texas dealing with the rain and flooding.

This week I will be working on more of my Dear Jane blocks. I am working on the paper pieced blocks, some with applique, and have them lined up and ready to go.

Paper piecing ready to go!

Below are the finishes from yesterday.

I hope to have my Dear Jane Quilt finished, (or at least the top finished) by the time the next DJ Cowgirl Round Up rolls around in late June of 2018.

Later this week I will be starting on one of the three UFO's I have left to complete this year. In between I have two baby quilts to make. Busy week ahead for me!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sunday Stash Report

Another finish for this week! My August UFO Maltese Circles is done. 

Maltese circle
 I used all but 2 of the blocks and made it a little smaller than the original pattern. I purchased the yellow dot fabric for setting squares and inner border. The blue border fabric is from my stash.

Just a small add this week, and a little on the usage side. The blocks were won, so I will be only claiming what I used for the borders and backing.

Used this week: 5.0 yards.
Used YTD:  149.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 1.5 yards.
Purchased YTD: 97.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 53.5 yards.

Today will be a sewing and relaxing Sunday for me. I will be working on my Dear Jane blocks, and planning a couple of baby quilts for my nephew's new baby girl, as I await the call for September UFO.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Stash Report

Happy Solar Eclipse Day! Hope you will be able to watch this phenomenon. I will be working, but hope to head out to get a glimpse. Don't forget your eye protection!

A big finish this week, with Lazy Sunday. This is a pattern from Bonnie Hunter in her book, More Adventures with Leaders and Enders. I will not lie, this was a lot of work and a lot of pieces, but the results are stunning!

Lazy Sunday
This really helped the stash report, with over 17 yards used up! 

Used this week: 17.5 yards.
Used YTD:  144.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 96 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 48.5yards

Have a great week! 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Design Wall

Happy Hump Day!
This week on my Design Wall I have two quilts that are almost finished!. Lazy Sunday only needs two borders sewn on and then a finish. This will be my project tonight after work today.

Lazy Sunday
Next up this week is Maltese Circles. This is my UFO for August. The blocks were won from Sunshine Quilt Guild block of the month awhile back. All it needs is sashing and a couple of small borders. Hope to have it finished up by the end of the week.

Maltese Circles

Have a great rest of the week and check back to see my progress on Sunday. Hope to have a positive update on the Stash Report.