Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sunday Stash Report

No finishes yet! Have not made too much progress on my Dear Jane Quilt. We did not get back home until late on Tuesday, and I spent the rest of the week finishing up the quilting on the Opportunity Quilt for Sunshine Guild. I needed to get it done and back to Sandi, so she could put the binding on. It will be displayed at the San Diego Quilt show in a couple of weeks. Below is the Quilt and some close ups of the quilting. I like the way it turned out and hopefully it will sell a lot of tickets.

While in San Diego, I had to make a trip to Rosies! Found a number of fabrics for the Prairie Star project. Now I just need a few more darks.

So here is the damage for the week:

Used this week:  0 yards.
Used YTD:  58 yards.
Purchased this week:  10yards
Purchased YTD: 41.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 16.5 yards.

I will need some quick finishes to get the used numbers going again! Have a great week and Happy Sewing!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Sunday Stash Report

No finishes for the week. I spent most of the week in Sacramento visiting family, and today I am off to San Diego to see the Grand kids! My sister and I did visit Quilters Quarters in Sacramento, so there were a few adds to the stash, along with finding a cute pattern for a baby quilt for new niece Avery.

Pearls Quilt.
The Pattern is called Pearls and is by Zen Chic. The fabric store did not have the pattern or any of the fabrics, so I was able to find the pattern Fat Quarter Quilt Shop on line. The fabrics are no longer available, so I am using a different fabrics for this quilt. It is super easy and should go together quickly. My sister found this super cute Halloween kit to make up and will be sending to me to quilt.

Costume Makers Ball

I also found a couple of fabrics for the Prairie Star quilt and some fun backgrounds.

Used this week:  0 yards.
Used YTD:  58 yards.
Purchased this week: 4 yards
Purchased YTD: 31.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 26.5 yards.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Design Wall Monday

Dear Jane is back! And ready to be put together. This week I have started all the sashing strips for my Red/White/Blue Dear Jane. The blocks were all completed about a year ago, and I finally feel like I have the time and space to tackle the big job of putting in all together. Below are the first 8 rows on the design wall, with a couple of strips of sashing.

First 8 rows on design wall.
I am using the method that was posted here by Aunt 'Reen. This seemed to me to be the easiest way to attach the 1"strips to keep it all square and lined up. Check back later this week to see my progress.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Sunday Stash Report

Happy August and another finish. Sew Many Strips is complete! Nice to have this one done, using up a lot of my 1 1/2 inch strips. Into the quilting Que is goes. Hope to have my Longarm back up and running tomorrow.
Sew Many Strips

Next up- a UFO that needs to get finished, now that I have some time on my hands. Check back tomorrow to see what is on my Design Wall.

Sew Many Strips was a big finish- 20 yards, and nothing in this week. Starting to make a dent in the stash.  Still on the hunt for fabrics for Prairie Star.

Used this week:  20 yards.
Used YTD:  58 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD: 27.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 30.5 yards.

Happy Sewing!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Design Wall Monday

Here is an update on Sew Many Strips. Side Borders done, working on corner blocks and then it will all come together. Almost finished!
Sew Many Strips
Corner  blocks
Tomorrow I will be heading to Mulqueen's Sewing to work on quilting the Opportunity Quilt for Sunshine. My Longarm will not be up and running until next week, so Keith offered for me to get it started in the shop. Looking forward to checking out all the fabrics also! Have a great week!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Sunday Stash Report

Nothing finished and nothing added this week. Hope to change this week with finishing Sew Many Strips. A trip to Mulqueen's sewing may also add to the stash as I am in search of fabrics for my next up project, Judy Niemeyer's Prairie Star.

This will be a challenging project that I have always wanted to make and now that I have the time and a great wall to hang it on, it will be next up! No change in the numbers. Check back to see progress on Sew Many Strips.

Used this week:  0 yards.
Used YTD:  38 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD: 27.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 10.5 yards.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Design Wall

On the design wall this week is Sew Many Strips. The center blocks are done- if you remember I had only finished one block back at our retreat in May. Now I have all 64 blocks done and will be sewing them together and working on the outer border. I have used up quite a bit of my 1 1/2 strips on this one.

This quilt finishes at a queen size, but I may be making it a bit bigger to fit on the King size bed in our guest room. It is nice to be back at my machine. I am loving my new studio. Now if I could just get the Longarm up and running. More on that story in an upcoming post. Have a great week!