Sunday, November 10, 2019

Sunday Stash Report

One small finish this week, one of the Tree Table Runners. I am still working on sewing the other 4 together, in between quilting the Tree Wall hangings. Three are done with two more to go. I did not get to putting the borders on my Under the influence quilt- so no finish there yet.

It will be a short week here in Scottsdale as I am off to San Diego on Wednesday to see family and friends. Looking forward to my trip, but probably won't get too much sewing done.

Updated Report:

Used this week:  3 yards.
Used YTD:  116.5 yards.
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD: 75.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 42.0 yards.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

A walk up Pinnacle Peak

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We live close to Pinnacle Peak and can see it from our front yard. This is a well know landmark in the Scottsdale area and is a park with a challenging hike. DH and I decided to hike it today and made it all the way to the end and back- about a 4 mile hike with  a lot of ups and downs.

At the top.

View of Valley
The Peak.

With all the ups and downs of the trail, think stair master, we were pretty tired after this hike. But it was worth it for the great views that you get on all sides of the peak.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Design Wall Monday

Nothing on the design wall this week, but pieces are cut out to make 4 more of the tree table runners. These will be given as Christmas gifts to some of my family members. 

Hope to have them sewn together this week, but I will also be working on quilting all the Tree wall hangings for Sunshine Quilt Guild. Below are the first two that I will tackle. There are 3 more after these.

Sandi over at Kwiltnkats put them all together from blocks that I won many years ago. They all turned out great and will go into the craft show in December.

Have a great week and happy sewing!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Stash Report

Happy November!!
Hard to believe there are only 58 days left in the year and we will be into the next decade!

Nothing used this week, but a couple of adds to the stash. I needed a couple of fabrics to complete the Christmas tree quilts that Sandi and I are finishing for Sunshine Quilt Guild. Sandi has mailed them to me for quilting, and hope to get them done this week when they arrive. Check out her blog at Kwiltnkats to see what we are working on.

Christmas Fabrics
The fabrics below are for my Under the influence quilt. Still needed an inner border, the blue, and an outer border. Hope to get this on and finished this week.

Updated numbers below:

Used this week:  0 yards.
Used YTD:  114.5 yards.
Purchased this week:  8 yards
Purchased YTD: 75.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 39.0 yards.

Have a great week and don't forget to check out Bonnie Hunter's new mystery for this winter, called Frolic. You can get more information here.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Gammill Quilt With Confidence Tour

I was lucky to be able to attend one of the two day Gammill classes up in Flagstaff this week. Even though I have a computerized long arm, I decided to take the hand guided class. The class was super informative, gave a lot of practical instruction with time to spend practicing on the machines. I came away with a better understanding of how and where to begin practicing, and what skills I needed to become more proficient at to improve my hand-guided quilting.

Overview of class.

Practice Machines
Our instructors Karen and Sharon were extremely skilled and did a great job teaching. I would definitely recommend taking a class if you have the chance.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Stash Report

Nothing finished this week and no adds to the stash. Working on Christmas Tree runners. First one is almost complete and looks like a tree from a Dr. Seuss book. This one in blues and greens with batik background. Four more are cut on and will be sewn together later this week.
Wonky Trees.

We are off to Flagstaff tomorrow, where I will be attending Gammill's Quilting with Confidence Tour. I will be taking a class in hand guided quilting- hope to add a few more tools to my quilting tool box. Looking forward to learning something new!

No changes in the stash, but still a little over two months to make a dent.

Used this week:  0 yards.
Used YTD:  114.5 yards.
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD: 67.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 47.0 yards.

Have a great week and happy sewing!

Monday, October 21, 2019

Design Wall Monday

October is flying by, time to think about some quilty gifts for Christmas. Sandi over at Kwiltnkats made this super cute tree table runners, and has inspired me to get to work on mine. 

On the design wall this week are the next 4 blocks from the Ella Deacon Quilt. I will have to wait until November 15 for the next 4 blocks. 

Ella Maria Deacon Blocks 5-8

Hope you have a great week and get some sewing in! On to my next project!