Monday, July 20, 2015

Design Wall Monday

With my July UFO complete, I am going a little backwards and finishing up my UFO from June. These are 3 of the Calendar Quilts from Kim Schaefer. I have most of the applique cut and sewn down, ran out of steam a seam. Still need the umbrella for April, and one more Ant for June. 
The plan is to complete by the end of July, along with the Woodland Wildlife quilt
 that is still on the design wall!


These were the three that were my UFO for June. I still have 8 more of these mini quilts to complete and they will probably show up on my UFO list for next year! 

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday Stash Reoport

This week I have a finish and some adds for my Stash Report. I had an easy UFO for July and was able to finish before I left on vacation. I call it Valentine Squares and it was designed by Connie from Sunshine Quilt Guild.

Valentine Squares

Adds below are from a trip made in June to San Antonio. More Red/White/Blue for my Dear Jane. These were purchases at Quilthaus.

No change in the numbers, but will have to add a block of the month, that was purchased, once I figure out the yardage. Hope you are in the black!

Used this week: 6.0 yards.
Used YTD: 80.0 Yards
Purchased this week: 6.0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 47.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 33.0 yards.

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Dear Jane Texas Cowgirl Round Up

The beginning of June found me in San Antonio, Texas, at the first annual Dear Jane Texas Cowgirl Round-up. It was held at the Newcombe Tennis Ranch, which turned out to be a beautiful place with lots of trees and stone buildings. Not only was this place beautiful, but our rooms were great and most of all the food was outstanding!!!

Newcombe Ranch

We had a great time seeing old friends and meeting new ones, while spending the week with Brenda Papadakis, working on our Dear Jane Blocks and Triangles. Brenda also did a trunk show for us and shared some of her wonderful quilts.
The Cowgirls.
Brenda and Brenda.

I had a very productive week and was able to complete 11 triangles and 18 blocks. I still have a lot more to complete!


We also took a trip to the Quilthaus, for a special shopping night just for us!  What a great selection of fabrics, something for everyone. We all came away with some great purchases!

No trip to San Antonio is complete without a visit to The Alamo and the Riverwalk!

Me at the Alamo.

We all had such a great time at the first ever Dear Jane Cowgirl Retreat, that everyone signed up to come back next year! Thank you to Brenda and Brenda for organizing such a great retreat!