Monday, July 2, 2018

Design Wall Monday

This week on my Design Wall is Antique Rose Star. Below are two completed blocks. They remain in halves until all blocks are done and ready to sew into a top. I am using up all the leftover fabrics from my first Dear Jane Quilt- so pink and brown. Trying to use up the stash! The background has been in my stash for awhile so nice to use it up too.

Below are pieces ready to cut and sew. This pattern uses a template from Marti Michell called Kite and Crown. I am making mine with the 2"version. It looks like there are a lot of set in seams, but with the technique I learned, there are NO set in seams and it sews up in a flash.

I decided to sew up a bunch of units and then make up the blocks. So lots of combinations to choose from. I am starting with 12 blocks and then will see where it goes after that.

Have a great week and a Happy 4th of July!
Happy Birthday America!!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Sunday Stash Report

Wow time is flying- July 1, and half way through the year!

I returned home from Texas last Monday and it has been a busy week at work, so not much sewing done. I did get Asher's quilt finished and it is ready for quilting. That will hopefully happen this week. So I do get to claim a reduction in the stash.

Used this week: 7 yards.
Used YTD:  54 yards.
Purchased this week: 1 yards
Purchased YTD: 39 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 15 yards.

Last week while in Texas, I also started Dear Hannah. Below are the 12 blocks that I completed. They will all be made using Liberty of London fabrics. I signed up for the fat eight program from Westwood Acres Fabrics.

Check back tomorrow to see what else is on my design wall!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Design Wall

In San Antonio, at Brenda's house. Perfect sewing weather- rainy!!! Working on Asher's quilt first, see below on my progress.

National Park Quilt

After that we will be working on a quilt called Panama Pyramids, or at least prepping pieces. Brenda has offered up her stash of shirting fabrics for us to cut backgrounds from. 

Panama Pyramids

Tomorrow will be a trip to the River Walk, and meeting up with Ginger for lunch. Next up this week, the start to Dear Hannah!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sunday Stash Report

This week I am finally able to share my Sunshine Mystery Quilt. Below is my finished version with a green/red setting block and strip pieced border.

A finish of sorts this week, all the blocks for Dear Jane are finished. See the last 4 triangles below. This has been a 4 year project, and will hopefully all go together this summer.

On my way to San Antonio tomorrow to visit Brenda and Joanne. I will be taking Asher's quilt to finish, along with Dear Hannah, another of Brenda's Quilts in the style of Dear Jane. Yes, more little blocks!

No changes in the stash, as my Sunshine Mystery was already taken out! But a finish on the horizon!

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  47 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD: 38 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 9 yards.

Happy Sewing!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Design Wall Monday

This week on my Design Wall is Ash's Quilt. Squares on National Park themed fabric are cut out and next will be cutting strips of complimentary colors to fill in around the blocks

The pattern I am basing this quilt on is called Arcadia by Kari Nichols.


Have a great week.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Sunday Stash Report

Happy June!

No finishes this week to report and no adds. Getting closer to finishing all the triangles for Dear Jane. Below are the 4 latest ones to be completed. Four more to go!

No changes, but have a couple of projects in the works to be finished soon!

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  47 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD: 38 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 9 yards.

Have a great week!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Design Wall Monday

This week on my wall will be the last of the DJ Triangles. Hope to have all complete by Sunday and then start putting rows together! Eight more to go.

During Retreat, there were many great little gifts given out by all the ladies. Very cute pincushions, a trash bag to hang in the car (in the shoe fabric), fabric strips, 5"squares and a charm pack. A photo card with post it notes-Picture from last year's retreat, and many other fun little trinkets.

 I gave out the Mug Rug below. These were fast and fun, the bindings were the most time consuming part, as I had to make 26 of these!

There were also some of us who made the cute cat block below. These were all raffled off and Bonnie was the winner. This cat quilt will be a future UFO for me!

Have a great week and Happy Sewing!