Monday, September 13, 2021

Design Wall

 Prairie Star remains on my Design wall this week, but progress is being made! I am now working on step 5 of 6, and just maybe, I will have all steps complete by the end of the week and will be able to start sewing sections together.

Steps 3 and 4 Complete

Step 5 in progress.

I am really happy with how it is turning out and enjoying the paper-piecing process. I have had to change up a couple of fabrics, but so far so good. Last step is the outer border pieces. Hope to start them later this week 

Hope you are working on a fun project this week. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 Nothing added this week and nothing finished. But I did recieve my next installment of the monthly pincushion kit- Thanks again Sandi! This one is a super cute floral garden. I need to get busy on all these cute little projects. 


Making progress on Prairie Star, check back later this week to see where I am.

Here are the stats for this week. Still in the black for the year!😊

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 175.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD:  127.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 48.0 yards.

Enjoy your week!

Monday, September 6, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 Happy Labor Day! 

This week I will be working on Prairie Star. Center units below are complete.

Center Units

I am part way through the second step, which are the lonestar units below. Two more sections to go and then I will make sure I like color placement, before sewint to the Center Units above. This project will definitly have my attenetion for the next few weeks.

Lonestar Unit.

On the Longarm is the last of the Charity quilts and then I have a few customer quilts to get done.

Charity Quilt

Hope you are enjoying your holiday!

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 September is here and today is my oldest daughter's birthday! Happy Birthday Kayleigh!

Two trips to Rusty Barn Sewing and Craft show on Thursday and Friday, yielded the goodies below. So much for the Stash reduction this week.

This fun kit came home with me. Called Arboretum below.



Americn Gatherings FQ Bundle for a future project.

Backings for Charity Quilts

FQ adds to stash.

Some nice greys.

I also watched a demo on EZ Paper piecing, where the pattern is printed on a super lighweight foundation and so no tearing out of papers. Also purchased a pattern to make up some placemats.



Below is the damage for the week!

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 175.0 yards.
Purchased this week:  25 yards
Purchased YTD:  127.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 48.0 yards.

Hope to have some finishes soon to share! Enjoy your long weekend!

Monday, August 30, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 Last week was spent cutting and prepping all the pieces for Prairie Star. I have done a couple of Judy Neimeyer quilts in the past, but nothing this complicated.

Bagged and ready to start.

All of the paper piecing units are cut apart and seperated into six different bags. There are also plastic cutting templates to prepare and paper pieces for cutting. All of the fabrics are pre-cut and put with its unit in the proper bag. The cutting took awhile, as you have to make sure you are cutting the right unit for the right fabric. There are 14 different fabrics in this quilt. 

Now that the cutting is complete, I am getting started on the first unit, which is actually bag #3. This quilt will definately take some time and will stretch my quilting skills. Check in and see my progress.

Compass Unit

On the longarm this week will be the charity quilts that were completed earlier this month. I will be self-binding them to save a bit of time. They will be turned in at our September 14 Guild meeting.

Charity Quilt

I have a busy week ahead of me and will be attending Rusty Barn Quilt and Sewing show later this week. Have a shopping list and which will include some additions to my stash for future projects. So glad events are back! Happy Sewing!

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 No finishes this week. It was a week of cutting and prepping Prairie Star and working on some bindings. Two are ready for hand sewing down this week and I have 2 more to sew on binding.

Ready to sew binding down!

Added to the stash this week was a fabric from Hancocks of Paducah. They were the only ones that had this fabric and it is for Clover Fields. I had miss cut a couple of pieces and needed a more. Any leftover will either go into the neutral stash or be used on the back.


Not much change in the stash this week. 

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 175.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 3 yards
Purchased YTD:  102.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 73.0 yards.

Enjoy your week!

Monday, August 23, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 Cloverfields is on hold for now, as I await an order for additional background. Unfortunately I miscut a few pieces and will need additional fabric to get started. 

So this week I will be starting on one of my last UFO's, Prairie Star by Judy Niemeyer.


All paper pieced with fabrics purchased about 2 years ago. Time to get this one done. My goal is to make one Judy Niemeyer quilt a year. I have quite a few patterns that I have collected over the years.

I know I will be busy with this one. Enjoy your week!