Monday, March 1, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 March is here! Spring is already happening here in the Desert, with some flowers starting to bloom. We have a warm week ahead of us with temps in the mid to high 70's.

This week I will be starting on #11 UFO- Tree Farm by Laundry Basket Quilts. A lot of half square triangles in this one, and I will be using triangle papers for all 324 of them.

Tree Farm

I also have the BOM, Dutchman'a Puzzle, to complete for Sunrise Stitchers before next Tuesday. That is our Zoom meeting day. I sure hope we get to meet in person again soon. 

Dutchman's Puzz;a

If that is not enough, I will be working on #3 of the I Spy Quilts. I always seem to have more than one project at a time on the Design Wall. Enjoy your Monday!

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 Happy last day of February. March and spring are not too far away!

A finish this week and a few additions to the stast. The second I spy quilt is done, this one is for my grandson. Two more to go! Will get started on the quilting as soon as I pick up the minky for the backing. Hope to do that this week.

I Spy #2

Additions are fabrics for the other I spy quilts that were purchased from Fabric.com. One has already been used in the quilt above.

I spy fabrics

Other finishes this week include the blocks for Vintage Christmas, just in time for new blocks to arrive for March.

Vintage Christmas

I also completed my February blocks for Heart & Hand. This will be the last month for these for awhile, as I now have 44 blocks and need to find a setting for them.

Heart and Hand February Blocks

Below is updated Stash Report.

Used this week: 8.5 yards
Used YTD: 55.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 9.0 yards
Purchased YTD:  32.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 22.5 yards.

Have a great week!

Monday, February 22, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 On my Design wall this week will be a couple of small projects while I wait for the next UFO number to be released from American Patchwork and Quilting 2021 UFO Challenge.  I will be working on my Vintage Christmas blocks, two of six done so far. My Heart and Hand blocks are also due at the end of the week, so some hand applique is on the agenda.


There are some embroidry details that will be added on the skate block and a few others. Will be working on that in the evenings while watching a little TV. Next up is finishing the cutting for my Autum Love project. This is another Lori Holt quilt and instructions are available on her blog. Blocks are seperated in bags and I will be starting on these in between my UFO's There is both piecing and applique in this quilt.


Autum Love

This week on my Longarm is a quilt that I made last year from a panel. Called Koi. I am using two different clam shell designs from Anne Bright. This should be finished in a day or two.

A lot happening in my quilting world this week. Hope you are getting time to sew!

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 This week I was abel to finish two quilts. The first I spy quilt, and a small christmas project that has been around for awhile. 

I spy #1

This will be the first of 4 I spy quilts for my Grandkids. Waiting on some Fabrics to start the next ones. Holly Hill belowm was a kit purchased a few years ago. I decided to machine applique this one as I wanted to get it done a little quicker.

Holly Hill

Additions to the stash came from Fat Quarter shop, and will be used to make the small valentines quilt from their cupid box. This may be the next project I work on this week as I await the release of the next UFO pick for March.


Here is the Stash Update. Trying to stay in the black for this year.

Used this week: 12.5 yards
Used YTD: 46.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 3.5 yards
Purchased YTD:  23.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 23.0 yards.

Enjoy your week!


Monday, February 15, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 

If you are off today, I hope you are enjoying the day and maybe even getting some quilting done.

On my Design Wall this week is the first of 4 I Spy quilts. This has been fun and fast to put together, with most of the work in cutting all the novelty squares. Thanks to Sandi and Betty for donating some great fabrics. All that is left to do on this one is sew the rows together and finish the borders.

I spy #1

I am awaiting fabrics to get started on the next one, so will be sewing the blocks for Vintage Christmas this week, that were cut out last week. 

On the longarm this week is Grassy Creek. I quilted Sandi's last week and loved the pattern and thread choice, so I am doing the same on mine. Next up will be a couple more projects from Sandi that are in the mail and should arrive tomorrow.

Have a great week!

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 

Hopy you are all enjoying your Valentines Day!

A finish this week and some adds to the Stash. First, Suprise was completed and will now head to the longarm for quilting. This was my February UFO for the 2021 UFO Challenge. I did switch up my numbers and bit and worked on my #3 instead of #2. I will circle back to #2 later this year.

Suprise

Purchased this week, a backing for Grassy creek and the yellow fat quarters below. The yellows will be used for a future project that I hope to get to this year, once I have finished all the UFO's.

Yellow FQ's

Below are updated numbers for the week. Still in the black for the year. Hope to keep it that way, but do have a few more purchases on the way for the I Spy Quilts.

Used this week: 9 yards
Used YTD: 34 yards.
Purchased this week: 6 yards
Purchased YTD:  20 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 14.0 yards.

Enjoy your week!

Monday, February 8, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 Suprise will be on my design wall this week and should be finished soon.


I finshed sewing the center together and will be finishing up the borders. Backing and quilting will be next. This is my February UFO, along with my UFO for Sunrise Stitchers that will be due at our March Meeting.

Adding Borders

After this is completed I will be working on the I spy quilts. I will be making 4 of them, one for each of the grandkids.


On the Longarm this week is the Mystery Jelly Snowflake quilt that was done last year with a group of sewing friends. Still deciding on a pattern, but thinking of something leafy. Next up will be Sandi's Grassy Creek, aka Krooked Kreek.

Have a great week and Happy Sewing!