Monday, December 5, 2016

Design Wall Monday

This week I am working on the second clue of the Bonnie Hunter Mystery, En Provence. All pieces are cut and ready to sew. Hope to have some time this week to finish all before the next clue on Friday. I still have a few more four patches to sew also.

There are 64 of these units to sew together and will look like the ones below. These are a picture of Bonnie's finished units.

Have a great week and hope you have time to get some sewing in. See more at Patchwork Times.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Design Wall Monday

This week I am working on four patches for En Provence, the new Bonnie Hunter Mystery that started on Friday. Click here for more information on this fun mystery quilt. I have about 70 of them completed with the rest ready to sew on my table. 

Four patches for En Provence

I will also be working on more four patches to finish off my Santa Quilt. I will be glad to have something else to do later this week when Clue 2 comes out.

What is on your Design Wall this week? See more at Patchwork Times.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday Stash Report

No finishes to report, But the Santa's are coming together. Have the sashing to put together which is all 4 patches of the leftover fabrics from the Santa's.

Getting Started today on Bonnie Hunter Mystery- first clue was posted on Friday. Join in here. We are starting with four patches. A nice easy start, but have to make 224! With this project and the Santa's above, I will be making a lot of four patches this week.

No changes in the stash this week. Check out more reports at Patchwork Times.

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD: 152 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 111 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 41 yards.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Design Wall

With Midnight Flight finally complete, I am now moving on to my next project, or two! Next up will be a Christmas project, Buggy Barn's Believe. I love these Santa's and have the perfect spot to hang it. Hope to have it done by Christmas.

Sandi and I started this quilt together, but her's is finished and mine is still sitting in the pizza box! All the pieces are cut and ready to sew!

I am also getting together fabrics to Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt which will be starting next week. One clue is released each week starting November 25th, with the reveal in January.  Below are the fabrics from my stash that I have pulled together so far.

What is on your design wall? Check out more at Patchwork Times.

Stash Report

It has been a busy couple of weeks, and I have not had much to post in the quilting department! But this week I finally have a finish! Midnight Flight is complete, and it is great to get this one finished.

Midnight Flight

There is finally a change in the numbers! A little be of an add, as I am adding fabrics for Bonnie's new mystery quilt. Check it out here.

Used this week: 16.0 yards.
Used YTD: 152 yards.
Purchased this week: 2 yards.
Purchased YTD: 111 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 41 yards.

Have a great week and check out what how others are doing on their Stash Reports at 
Patchwork Times.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Design Wall Monday!

Happy Halloween All-hope you enjoy your spooky day! I always look forward to seeing all the fun and creative costumes that kids(and adults) come up with!

Midnight Flight remains on the design wall, or design floor, this week. Almost there!
Looking to finish today and hopefully in time for the Parade!

Midnight Flight

Also completed this week is our Bento Block for Sunshine quilt guild.

Bento Box

Have a great week! Check out more design walls at Patchwork Times.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

On the Road!

This week finds me in Mesa Arizona at the Wandermere Conference Center for the 
Southwest Statler Sibling Retreat. I am very lucky to have a Statler Stitcher on my Gammil Longarm and was able to get a spot at this retreat. We will have two days of instruction from Sharon Perry from House of Creations. Sharon is from New Zealand and designs some great digital quilting patterns along with teaching all of the different capabilities of the Statler Software. 

Sharon's Chevron Quilt
Close up of Quilting
Along with Sharon, we have an evening with Helen Robinson from Sew Kind of Wonderful, teaching some hands on free hand. Looking forward to learning some of those great modern designs from Helen. Below are some of the quilts on display.

SWSS challenge
Modern quilt by Jeannie Rodgers
Modern Wholecloth quilt by Jeannie Rodgers

More Class time tomorrow and then off to Tuscon and a visit to Saguaro National Park.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Design Wall

Nothing new on my design wall this week. Still working on Midnight Flight. I have 9 more blocks to put together and then the border units to complete. Yes, this is a labor intensive quilt, but it is a real beauty!

Hope you are making progress on whatever you are working on! See more great projects at Patchwork Times.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Sunday Stash Report

Only a small finish this week. Sandi and I completed our quilt for Sunshine Quilt Guild Opportunity. We will be selling tickets in November and December, with the drawing at our December guild meeting. The pattern was based on a Bonnie Hunter pattern called Charlotte's baskets. This was completely made with leftovers from other projects and with fabric from our stash. All that is left is to quilt and bind.

Christmas Baskets

So a small reduction in the stash this week. More finishes on the horizon to get the stash down. See more reports at Patchwork Times.

Used this week: 2.5 yards.
Used YTD: 136 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 109 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 29.yards.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Design Wall Monday

Are you feeling Fall yet??  We do get a little Fall color here in San Diego, but not as much as some other parts of the nation.

This week on the Design Wall is the a completed block for Sunshine Quilt Guild. This was super easy and done up in Halloween colors. Look forward to seeing what all the other blocks look like next Tuesday when our Guild meets. Maybe I will win this one!

Yes, still working on Midnight Flight! Will I ever be done??? Check back later in the week to see if I make any progress!

Have a great week and look for more design walls at Patchwork Times.

Sunday Stash Report

Still no finishes! So the stash report remains the same. Working on Midnight Flight with 9 of the 32 blocks completed. Still a long way to go on this quilt. Good thing that my October UFO is already done! That gives me all month to finish Midnight Flight and maybe, just maybe, get caught up on my two other block of the month projects.

I am also working on a quilt with Sandi over at Kwiltnkats that will be a raffle for Sunshine Quilt Guild. We will sell tickets for November and December meetings and draw the winner at our December meeting. Here is what it is looking like so far.

We still have 7 more basket blocks to make and are auditioning fabrics for the sashing and borders. So far so good. We hope to get this near completion by the end of the week.

So here are the unchanged numbers. Hope yours are better than mine! Have a great week-it is feeling like fall! See more reports at Patchwork Times.

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD: 133.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 109.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 24.5 yards.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Design Wall Monday

I am still working on the units for Midnight Flight. These are the 288 black/neutral half square triangles, read to be sewn together. After that I will finally be putting some blocks together. Only two more weeks to get this one complete and ready for the parade over at 52 quilts.

Midnight Flight by Bonnie Hunter
This is a great quilt with a lot of movement. I will be glad when it starts going together. I still have to make all the chevrons for the outside border! UGH!

Noting in and nothing our for the stash report  this week. Looking forward to getting a finish in soon.
Here are the current numbers:

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD: 133.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 109.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 24.5 yards.

Have a great week and see more at Patchwork Times.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Design Wall

Happy Wednesday! 
No Stash Report this week, the numbers have not moved. On my Design Wall is Midnight Flight, my September UFO. I am still working on the different units that go into the blocks. Below are the 436 four patches that go into this quilt. Next up I will be working on the rest of the chevron units, and then the black/neutral half square triangles. Hopefully, soon, I will get some of the blocks together! This quilt is very labor intensive with all the different units, and lot's of them, that go into this quilt.

436 four patches.

Last night was our first meeting of the season for Sunshine Quilters, We got caught up on all that is happening for the coming year, had an Ice Cream Social and saw some great quilts during sharing.
Below is our opportunity Quilt for 2016/2017. I love this quilt and if I don't win, I will probably add it to my list to make. 

Sunshine Opportunity Quilt

We also had fun playing quilt Bingo for fat quarters! Unfortunately I did not have a winning card. The smarties were our markers!
Quilt Bingo

Enjoy the rest of the week and hope you get some quality sewing time in! See more design walls at Patchwork Times.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

As we remember 9/11.

It is hard to believe that 15 years have passes since that terrible day when planes flew into buildings here in the US. It changed our entire world and way of life, and we are still fighting the war.
Like many of you, I will always remember where I was that day. Early in the morning for those of us on the West Coast, and getting kids ready for school. The enormity of planes being hijacked and flown into buildings hit home for us, as my DH was a pilot for United Airlines at the time, and on a trip down to Central America. Needless to say he was safe, but stuck there for several days. 

Take a moment today to remember all those that gave their lives that day, and those that continue to fight for our freedoms. 

And the Winner's are....

Congratulation's to Karen Rowland #11, you have won the Journal and charm squares! 


The winner of Edyta's book is #5 Debra Broyles! Congratulations Debra!

Please e-mail me your address to and I will get your prizes in the mail!

Thanks to all who participated!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Design Wall Monday

I have been busy the last couple of days working on my September UFO-Midnight Flight from Bonnie Hunter. The pieces below are for 228 four patches that are in this quilt. I will also be making 228 more of these with red. The star blades were made awhile back for a swap with some of my quilting friends. 
Midnight Flight

This quilt is going to keep me busy the rest of  this week, and most likely for the rest of the month! See more Design Walls at Patchwork Times.

My Blog Giveaway ends on September 10th, so don't forget to read the post here and enter to win!

Stash Report

A day late for the Stash Report and nothing finished this week. Check back tomorrow and see what I have on my Design Wall.

Only a couple of adds from the San Diego Quilt Show. I could not resist these cute sewing fabrics below.

The black below is for a future project and will be used as a border.

Below is the book I picked up from Edyta Sitar along with the Shooting Star pattern and templates for an easy way to make the compass.

Don't forget to read my previous post on Edyta Sitar at the San Diego Quilt show and enter to win some great prizes!

Not much change to the numbers! See more at Patchwork Times.

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD: 133.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 4 yards.
Purchased YTD: 109.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 24.5 yards.

Friday, September 2, 2016

More on the San Diego Quilt Show.

Just Sharing a few of my favorites from the San Diego Quilt Show, which runs through September 3.

This quilt was made in sections by a group of ladies. Look closely and you can see the sections.
Lucy Boston!
Lucy Boston
Spools Quilt by Joan Torbett-Pattern by Edyta Sitar.
I quilted this one awhile back for Joan,
and have always loved this pattern.
Love this scrappy quilt!
This is a Pearl Pereira Pattern that I have always wanted to make!
I loved the colors of this beautiful applique.

Check out the show! There are many more great quilts to see and inspire you!

San Diego Quilt Show and a Giveaway!

This year marks the 35th Anniversary of the San Diego Quilt Show, which opened Wednesday Night, downtown at the Convention Center. It runs through Sept 3. I always look forward to this show, with many beautiful quilts on display, and lot's of vendors to shop.

This year the guest artist is none other that Edyta Sitar from Laundry Basket Quilts. While I was unable to go on Preview Night this year to see her presentation,  I did stop by her booth to see her amazing quilts, and hear a mini presentation on her entry into quilting where she talked about some of her beautiful quilts. Edyta also gave a demo, using her templates and technique on making a compass blocks. It was super easy and with great results. Her quilts were amazing, using lots of scraps, and I loved them all!

Edyta at SDQS
One of my favorites: Sunrise Scraps
Booth at SDQS.

Compass Table Runner
Blog Give Away!
This will be my first Blog giveaway courtesy of Edyta! There will be two lucky winners for the prizes below, Visit Edyta at the San Diego Quilt Show or at her website and leave me a comment on this post about your favorite Edyta quilt. Don't forget to leave your email. Drawing will be on September 10th, using Random Number Generator.

Giveaway 1- Journal and 2.5"charm squares!

Giveaway 2- Edyta's book

Check back, for more on the San Diego Quilt Show!