Monday, July 17, 2017

Design Wall Monday

Today is 7/17/17- Love those numbers!

Making progress on Lazy Sunday. All 24 of the Lazy Ladder Blocks are complete and most of the units done for the Sunday Star Block. 

Four of the Lazy Ladder Blocks.

Units for the Sunday Star Blocks.
All of the pieces are cut for the sashing, cornerstones and pieced borders, so once I finish the Sunday Star Blocks, the pieced borders will be next. Two weeks left to finish this UFO and many pieces to go!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday Stash Report

Back home today from Mammoth Lakes. Great weather and even more beautiful scenery with all the water everywhere. Mammoth had a record snowfall this year, so there is still quite a bit of snow hanging around, and all the lakes are full. Below are a couple of the lakes that we visited.

Virginia Lake in background.

Arrowhead Lake.

Nothing added for the stash this week and nothing used. Tomorrow I will give an update on my Lazy Sunday. I did finish another Lucy Boston block on the drive, along with a few more DJ blocks below.

Lucy Boston #7

Dear Jane Blocks
So my report remains the same- in the red! Will be working hard to improve the usage by the end of summer. Have a great week!

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  127 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 96 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 31yards.



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Design Wall

Cabin 34
This week DH and I are celebrating out 5th Anniversary up in Mammoth Lakes. We are staying in a cute cabin at Tamarack Lodge on Twin Lakes. It is a beautiful setting. There is still quite a bit of snow up here especially above 9000 ft, which makes many of our favorite hiking trails out of reach.

Crystal Crag
Crystal Craig is one of our favorite hikes, but still too much snow, so cannot hike very far on the trail. We did hike out to Parker Lake- which is always a spectacular place to go. It is a glacier fed lake and very blue.

Parker lake
Not too much accomplished on the sewing front. One DJ block completed and some sewing for the first block for Lazy Sunday. I have set up a cozy sewing station in our cabin, but it has been much too beautiful here to spend much time inside!

Sewing Corner

DJ  K-8

Check back later this week to see if I have made any progress.😊


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Design Wall

This week involved a lot of cutting for Lazy Sunday, a Bonnie Hunter pattern, that was originally a Mystery Quilt from Quiltmaker magazine in 2013. I will be taking this project along on vacation next week to Mammoth Lakes. DH and I are celebrating our 5th Anniversary and I hope to get in some hiking, sewing, and Skiing in July!

Lazy Ladder Block

Sunday Star Block

Borders

This quilt will definitely keep me busy for July! Hope you are making progress on your UFO's this summer.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sunday Stash Report

As mentioned in a earlier post, Brenda brought a sizable amount of her stash to sell to us during our Dear Jane Retreat. Not only was she giving it away at bargin prices, but the choices were outstanding. Below are Brenda's Dear Jane Fabrics. These were discontinued a couple of years ago and hard to find.
Dear Jane Fabrics

The fabrics below will be used for backings. The one to far left will be for my current Dear Jane Quilt.
\Backings

Next up, just because. I really liked the one with all the words, a great neutral.
Just because.

Lastly, another line of fabrics designed by Brenda for her Susanna Culp quilt Pattern. Not sure yet what I will use them for or even if I will make the Susanna Culp quilt, but I really liked the purple and gold.
Susanna Culp Fabrics,
Susanna Culp quilt.
Also added were two solid neutrals, a white and a cream. The cream will most likely be used for my Lucy Boston Quilt. The damage this week was, yes, 50 yards. But all at a deal that I could not pass up. I am still in the black, but time to get busy with a few more finishes!!

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  127 yards.
Purchased this week: 50 yards.
Purchased YTD: 96 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 31 yards.


June UFO

June UFO complete! This was another win of blocks from Sunshine Quilters awhile back. The pattern is called Rotation. I had to make an additional 7 blocks to finish out the quilt. Next up to find a backing and add to the quilting que.

Rotation

For July I will be working on UFO # 12, Lazy Sunday, along with getting a few more of my Dear Jane Blocks completed!
Lazy Sunday

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Back home.

It has been a whirlwind since getting back home from Texas on Monday, and back to work on Tuesday. I finally have a minute to post. The Round up was fun, productive and the food was outstanding! It was great to see Janiacs from our previous Round up, and to meet new ones. Everyone was working on their version of Dear Jane, with a few working on other Brenda projects. Below are the blocks that I finished, with some needing just a bit of hand sewing for the applique.

24 finished blocks.
Brenda and I.

My Tablemates and I, all decided that we would finish our Dear Jane's this year, share at the next Round up, and start on Dear Hannah next year at Round up. Pat volunteered to email us every month to remind us to get Jane done! For me that means finishing up 15 more Triangles and 58 more blocks. I will need to spend some time each month to get them done. So watch fro my Dear Jane posts and see if I am making progress.

My Tablemates, me, Pat, Lisa and Joanne

Brenda also shared her stash with us- which is pretty extensive. She brought many bolts of fabric, books, pattens and kits for us to purchase at very discounted prices. Check back for my stash report on Sunday to see the damage!

Books!

Fabric

More Fabric!


Happy Sewing!