Monday, June 30, 2014

Design Wall Monday

On my design wall this week will be UFO #12- Equinox. This is a strip club pattern by Cozy Quilts. The fabric was purchased awhile ago. This should be a fun easy quilt to put together and give me a break from all the Bonnie Hunter patterns I have been working on so far this year.

I will also be working on putting some backings together. Have all the squares cut, just need to get some sewing time in this week! Hope you have a fun project to work on this week! See what everyone else is doing at Patchwork Times.

Stash Report.

This weeks finish is Crab Apples, a Bonnie Hunter Pattern from her book Leaders and Enders. I am really happy with the way it turned out! Purchases this week were 2 yards of fabric to complete a future UFO!

Crab Apples

Here are the updated numbers- looking a little better!
Used this week: 17.25 yards.
Used Year to date: 94.25 yards
Purchased this week: 2.0 yards.
Purchased Year to date: 67.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used in 2014: 27.25 yards.

How are you doing so far this year?? Check out all the other reports at Patchwork Times.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

UFO Finish!

Here is my UFO finish for June- Crab apples!  This is a pattern from Bonnie Hunter's book Adventures with Leaders and Enders. It started out as a swap with a great group of my quilting friends. We traded the nine patch blocks pictured below, so we would have lots of variety. I finished the quilt during our annual quilting retreat last weekend. We had a great time and I think everyone got a lot accomplished.

Nine patches

Crab Apples

We are half way through the year and I am happy to report that I have actually been able to keep up and even get a little ahead. Hope you are making progress on all your UFO's this year!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Design Wall Monday

This week brings our annual quilt retreat with about 12 of my quilting friends. My sister will also be coming down from Sacramento to join us. I am looking forward to seeing her. We will all meet on Thursday afternoon for four days of sewing, eating, and catching up. 

I have a couple of projects I will be working on. One will be my UFO for June, Crab Apple. I spent Sunday cutting out all the pieces. The nine patches are done, and all the pieces are ready for paper piecing the trees. One more fabric to find is a brown for the inner border, will check my stash first!  

Next I will be working on Twister Jack, another UFO for this year. Looking forward to using the Twister ruler for this one.

I will also bring Five and Dime, a project that I mentioned in my previous post. Yes, I always bring more than I could possible finish, but it will be fun to try! What will you be working on this week? 

Check out all the other design walls at Patchwork Times.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sunday Stash Report

This week I have a finish!
Talkin Turkey is finally completed. This was also my UFO from April. 

I was also able to complete the last of my applique blocks from Temecula Quilt Company Block of the month. Not sure yet how I will set them, thinking something simple. Any ideas are welcome!

My only purchase this week was from Sunshine Quilt Guild's Auction. I bid on this charm pack, layer cake, ruler and pattern called Five and Dime. Lucky me- I won!  The pattern is super simple and will be coming with me to our retreat this week in Lakeside.

So the numbers for this week are not so bad!
Used this week: 16 yards.
Used Year to date: 77.0 yards
Purchased this week: 5.0 yards.
Purchased Year to date: 65.0.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used in 2014: 12 yards.

Hope this week finds you using up your stash! See all the other reports at Patchwork Times.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Sunday Stash Report

Today's Stash report comes from beautiful Jackson Wyoming. Home of the Tetons. DH and I started our trip on Friday and stopped over in St George, Utah on our way here to Jackson. We are then headed for Yellowstone for the week. Today we took a river float trip down the Snake River- the scenery was beautiful!

In St George we visited the Superior Tread Headquarters and Quilt shop. Wow it is a must see if you are in the area. The thread selection is amazing and of course I picked up a few of my favorite King Tut thread. The fabric store has over 11,000 bolts of fabric and the biggest selection of batiks that I have ever seen in one place. I actually didn't buy too much fabric, just a few neutrals that were on sale and a couple of fat quarters for another up coming project. Unfortunately no finishes to report this week to off set!
Superior Threads

Inside Superior Threads
Soooo here are the numbers for this week, I am back to even for the year.

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used Year to date: 61.0 yards
Purchased this week: 7.0 yards.
Purchased Year to date: 61.0.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used in 2014: 0 yards.

See all the other reports at Patchwork Times.