Thursday, October 20, 2016

On the Road!

This week finds me in Mesa Arizona at the Wandermere Conference Center for the 
Southwest Statler Sibling Retreat. I am very lucky to have a Statler Stitcher on my Gammil Longarm and was able to get a spot at this retreat. We will have two days of instruction from Sharon Perry from House of Creations. Sharon is from New Zealand and designs some great digital quilting patterns along with teaching all of the different capabilities of the Statler Software. 

Sharon's Chevron Quilt
Close up of Quilting
Along with Sharon, we have an evening with Helen Robinson from Sew Kind of Wonderful, teaching some hands on free hand. Looking forward to learning some of those great modern designs from Helen. Below are some of the quilts on display.

SWSS challenge
Modern quilt by Jeannie Rodgers
Modern Wholecloth quilt by Jeannie Rodgers

More Class time tomorrow and then off to Tuscon and a visit to Saguaro National Park.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Design Wall

Nothing new on my design wall this week. Still working on Midnight Flight. I have 9 more blocks to put together and then the border units to complete. Yes, this is a labor intensive quilt, but it is a real beauty!

Hope you are making progress on whatever you are working on! See more great projects at Patchwork Times.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Sunday Stash Report

Only a small finish this week. Sandi and I completed our quilt for Sunshine Quilt Guild Opportunity. We will be selling tickets in November and December, with the drawing at our December guild meeting. The pattern was based on a Bonnie Hunter pattern called Charlotte's baskets. This was completely made with leftovers from other projects and with fabric from our stash. All that is left is to quilt and bind.

Christmas Baskets

So a small reduction in the stash this week. More finishes on the horizon to get the stash down. See more reports at Patchwork Times.

Used this week: 2.5 yards.
Used YTD: 136 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 109 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 29.yards.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Design Wall Monday

Are you feeling Fall yet??  We do get a little Fall color here in San Diego, but not as much as some other parts of the nation.

This week on the Design Wall is the a completed block for Sunshine Quilt Guild. This was super easy and done up in Halloween colors. Look forward to seeing what all the other blocks look like next Tuesday when our Guild meets. Maybe I will win this one!

Yes, still working on Midnight Flight! Will I ever be done??? Check back later in the week to see if I make any progress!

Have a great week and look for more design walls at Patchwork Times.

Sunday Stash Report

Still no finishes! So the stash report remains the same. Working on Midnight Flight with 9 of the 32 blocks completed. Still a long way to go on this quilt. Good thing that my October UFO is already done! That gives me all month to finish Midnight Flight and maybe, just maybe, get caught up on my two other block of the month projects.

I am also working on a quilt with Sandi over at Kwiltnkats that will be a raffle for Sunshine Quilt Guild. We will sell tickets for November and December meetings and draw the winner at our December meeting. Here is what it is looking like so far.

We still have 7 more basket blocks to make and are auditioning fabrics for the sashing and borders. So far so good. We hope to get this near completion by the end of the week.

So here are the unchanged numbers. Hope yours are better than mine! Have a great week-it is feeling like fall! See more reports at Patchwork Times.

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD: 133.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 109.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 24.5 yards.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Design Wall Monday

I am still working on the units for Midnight Flight. These are the 288 black/neutral half square triangles, read to be sewn together. After that I will finally be putting some blocks together. Only two more weeks to get this one complete and ready for the parade over at 52 quilts.

Midnight Flight by Bonnie Hunter
This is a great quilt with a lot of movement. I will be glad when it starts going together. I still have to make all the chevrons for the outside border! UGH!

Noting in and nothing our for the stash report  this week. Looking forward to getting a finish in soon.
Here are the current numbers:

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD: 133.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 109.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 24.5 yards.

Have a great week and see more at Patchwork Times.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Design Wall

Happy Wednesday! 
No Stash Report this week, the numbers have not moved. On my Design Wall is Midnight Flight, my September UFO. I am still working on the different units that go into the blocks. Below are the 436 four patches that go into this quilt. Next up I will be working on the rest of the chevron units, and then the black/neutral half square triangles. Hopefully, soon, I will get some of the blocks together! This quilt is very labor intensive with all the different units, and lot's of them, that go into this quilt.

436 four patches.

Last night was our first meeting of the season for Sunshine Quilters, We got caught up on all that is happening for the coming year, had an Ice Cream Social and saw some great quilts during sharing.
Below is our opportunity Quilt for 2016/2017. I love this quilt and if I don't win, I will probably add it to my list to make. 

Sunshine Opportunity Quilt

We also had fun playing quilt Bingo for fat quarters! Unfortunately I did not have a winning card. The smarties were our markers!
Quilt Bingo

Enjoy the rest of the week and hope you get some quality sewing time in! See more design walls at Patchwork Times.