Sunday, October 20, 2019

Stash Report

Brown's Mountain
DH and I have been out and about exploring our new home here in Scottsdale. There are a lot of  great hiking trails near by and we headed to Brown's Mountain yesterday morning. We ended up walking about 5 miles and made it almost to the top of the mountain. We are enjoying the access to many different activities here in AZ.
View of Pinnacle Peak from Brown's Mountain

No finishes to report this week, but getting ready to start on a couple of small projects. A small add to the stash from Old World Quilt Shop in Cave Creek and is the closest shop to my new home. This shop specializes in wool applique, but also has a nice selection of reproduction and traditional fabrics. I purchased the fabrics below for my Ella Marie Deacon Quilt. I am trying to use mostly fabrics from my stash, but was a little short in greens and golds. 


Below are my first four blocks for this quilt. The second four were released this week and I will be getting those done quickly so I can move on to another project.



These blocks finish at 9" which is a nice size to work with. The next batch of blocks include an applique block and other colors will be added in, blue, pink, black. The quilt is predominately red, green and gold.

Updated numbers for the week:

Used this week:  0 yards.
Used YTD:  114.5 yards.
Purchased this week:  1.5 yards
Purchased YTD: 67.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 47.0 yards.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Stash Report

Finally a finish to report. Pearls Quilt for Avery is done and awaiting quilting. Hope to get it on the longarm this week, put on binding and label, and off to its new owner!



Updated Stash Report below:

Used this week:  8 yards.
Used YTD:  114.5 yards.
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD: 66.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 48.5 yards.

Happy Sewing

Monday, October 7, 2019

Design Wall Monday

Not much of a change on my design wall this week. Still working on Pearls Quilt, sewing down all the circles. I have one more row to do. Thought I would share another project that I have been working on: Putting labels on all my quilts.

Quilts needing labels
I had a number of older quilts, mostly small ones that needed labels. I have finally had the time to go through them all and make labels. On my labels, I will put the name of quilt, size, and date made, adding the month if I can remember. I will also put a picture of the original quilt and the name of the pattern designer. With some of my older quilts I could not remember the exact date made, so I guessed. I also did not have pattern designers for some of them.


Above is the label program that I have been using for a long time to label my quilts. I do not think it is available through HP anymore, but you can find on Ebay.


Labels made up and ready to cut down and sew. I get 4 per page and use EQ Printables fabric sheets, satin 283 thread count. I have found that these work the best and hold up when washing your quilt.

Have a great week!

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Sunday Stash Report

Nothing finished this week and nothing added to the stash! Working on the pearls quilt, sewing down 81 circles with mono filament thread. It is taking way longer than I thought.  Below is a Block of the month that I am starting this month over at Sentimental Stitches. 

Ella Marie Deacon Quilt
Blocks finish at 9 inches, so a nice size to work with. Four blocks will be released each month starting now, for 21 months. There are 85 total blocks with both pieced and appliqued blocks. Not sure how many I will make as the finished quilt is 106x106!

Numbers for this week:

Used this week:  0 yards.
Used YTD:  106.5 yards.
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD: 66.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 40.5 yards.

Happy Sewing!

Monday, September 30, 2019

Design Wall Monday

This week I am still working on Pearls for Avery, but getting closer to a finish. Circles are cut out and placed. I am almost pleased with how they look. Next step sewing all the circles down.



Also working on quilting Sandi's Chic Kisses- She has named it Kaffe Kisses as she used mostly Kaffe prints for this quilt. Pictures to come! Have a great week!

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Sunday Stash Report.

No finishes this week. Have only additions. The remainder of Fabrics purchased for Prairie Star arrived. This will be a big project and a pretty ambitious one for me. I have not worked on  Judy Niemeyer project for awhile and the instructions are pretty detailed. It is all paper pieced.



The Fabrics that I am using are a bit different than in the photo above. There are 18 different fabrics in this quilt




Updated numbers for the week! Happy Sewing!

Used this week:  0 yards.
Used YTD:  106.5 yards.
Purchased this week:  14 yards
Purchased YTD: 66.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 40.5 yards.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Design Wall

On the Design Wall this week is Avery's quilt. The background squares are all placed, and I am cutting out all the circles that will go on the squares. I will then machine applique them all down, sew squares together and add borders! Yes a simple quilt with a very fun result. Just have to get going...


The pattern is called Pearls. I am off to get the circles cut out!

Happy Sewing!