Monday, January 30, 2012

Design Wall Monday January 30, 2012

Happy Monday! Hard to believe that January is almost gone and February is right around the corner.

This week I have the Scrappy Layered Log Cabin blocks on the design wall. This is from a class taken at Road to California Quilt Show a couple of weekends ago. I was able to finish 8 blocks in class and need to make another 8. This was a really fun technique where you use wavy strips and top stitch them down on one another. Every one's blocks ended up different sizes depending on how much of the previous strip you covered up. Once you get going they are pretty easy to make. There are also triangle pieces that are layered on and the class sample had crystal embellishments. 
Not sure how far I will get this week as the other project I am working on are the Chunky Churn Dash blocks for a block exchange that is due at the end of February.  Have all the pieces cut out and they should go fast, but need to make about 50 or them!

Hope you are all working on something fun this week. Check out all the other great projects at Patchwork Times.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Stash Report January 29, 2012

Here I am with January almost gone and this is my first Stash Report of the year. With a Trip to Road to California Quilt Show and a workshop this month at Memory Lane Quilt Shop with Bonnie Hunter, I did my fair share of shopping.  Purchased some blacks, a cheddar, more pinks and browns for the Dear Jane Quilt, and another great Bali Pop at Road- this one is called Cherry. Sandi and I also picked up some additional batik fat quarters for Scrappy Layered Log Cabin class at Road.

I am also happy that I get to report a finish! Below is the Lakeside Mystery class that I took at Road, the pattern is called Candy Hearts by Tracey Brookshier. It was a fun evening and I actually was able to finish all the blocks. I added a couple of borders and used up the remaining fabric for the backing. This one is ready to go in the quilting que!

So here are the numbers for this month, still in the negative, but hope to finish a couple of more projects soon.

Used this week: 8.0yards
Used YTD: 8.0 yards.

Purchased this week: 13 yards

Purchased YTD: 13 yards.

Net fabric used in 2012: -5.0 yards

See how everyone else is doing at Patchwork Times.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Design Wall Monday

Here it is January 17th and I am finally getting around to posting for the first time this year. I have started this year in a new job, that at the moment, is leaving me very little time for sewing!

My first Design Wall of the year finds me working, as usual, on several projects. I did find time to take a day off last Wednesday for a Bonnie Hunter Workshop here in San Diego. Scrappy Trip around the World is the quilt, and I was able to complete nine blocks by the end of the day. A very easy, fun quilt that uses up a lot of scraps. Still have 11 blocks to go.

Also in the works is Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt "Orca Bay". Working on the Ohio Star Blocks and still have the larger String Pieced blocks to go before putting this one together. Will post pictures of progress next week.

Will be on my way on Friday to Road to California Quilt Show in Ontario with Sandi, where we are taking a Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt class with Karen Eckmeier and the Lakeside Mystery Class. Looking forward to a quilty weekend and a little shopping!!

Scrappy Log Cabin

Hope you all have a great week and find some time to work on your projects! To see what everyone else is working on go to Patchwork Times.