Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Stash Report

This past week I was able to finish Survivor a quilt started in a class with Joyce Weeks at the San Diego Quilt Show in September of 2014. I chose to do mine in cheddar and blue. The original was in pink and blue. I really like the results!

Also completed this last week were the first parts of 3 block of the months that I will be working on with Sandi over at Kwiltnkats this year. First is the center of a medallion quilt by Pam Buda, called Prairie Gathering.
Prairie Gathering Month 1.

Next up all the first month of 3 months of making the 720 Half Square Triangles for Union Blues. by Barbara Brackman.
Union Blues Month 1.

Lastly are the first blocks for Freedom Rings, by Red Crinoline Quilts.

Freedom Rings Month 1

No purchases this week, so the numbers are looking a little bit better.

Used this week: 16.
Used YTD: 26 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD: 26.5 yards
Net Fabric Used YTD: -.5 yards

See more reports at Patchwork Times and have a great week!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Design Wall Monday

This week finds me in beautiful Mammoth Mountain for some skiing and of course a little sewing! We have finally had a good year of snow, so far, for the Sierra's.

This week I will be finishing up Survivor, a UFO from last year, along with working on Alliatere. I also brought along the first month's blocks for Union Blues, Praire Gathering, and Freedom Rings. Hope to get enough sewing time in this week to make a dent in all these projects.

I also wanted to share the first block completed for Chic Kisses, the class that I took at Road to California Quilt show this past weekend. The pattern is by Sew Kind of Wonderful, class taught by Jenny Pedigo.

Class Sample
Sections in Progress
My Block
Sandi's Block

Hope you have a great week and are making progress on your projects! Check out more at

Stash Report

After a trip to Road to California Quilt Show on Friday and Saturday, I have many new additions to the stash! Just could not resist all the great fabrics and a few new rulers! 

Sandi and I took a fun class with Jenny Pedigo from Sew Kind of Wonderful, called Chic Kisses. It uses a great curved ruler, and I ended up purchasing the large and small version, along with a couple of great patterns. the fabrics purchased were for Chic Kisses, a quilt for my new granddaughter due anytime now, and a Bonnie Hunter Pattern called Lazy Sunday(one of my UFO's for this year).

Road Purchases Day 1
Road Purchases Day 2

Total add from Road was 15 yards. Also had about 6 yards in purchases from Rosie's earlier in the week. I will  need to get a couple of finishes in to get back in the black!

Used this week: 0.
Used YTD: 10 yards.
Purchased this week: 21 yards
Purchased YTD: 26.5 yards
Net Fabric Used YTD: -22 yards

Hope you are doing better! Check out more reports at Patchwork Times.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Design Wall Monday

This week finds me working on the blocks for Freedom Rings, one of 3 block of the months I will be working on this year. This pattern is from Red Crinoline Quilts. I have the first month's block cut out and ready to sew. there are two large stars and 6 small star blocks that are completed each month for 7 months.

I will also be working on Allietare Mystery Quilt. Hope to finish this one up by the end of the month.

This week I will also be starting a new quilt in a class I will be taking on Friday at Road to California quilt show. It is called Chic Kisses by Sew Kind of Wonderful. Love the color of this quilt and it should be a fun class.

Have a great week! See more projects at Patchwork Times.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunday Stash Report

 Only adds this week, as we had Pam Buda at our guild meeting last week, and I could not resist. Love her patterns and her fabric line. Check out her website if you have a chance here at Heartspun Quilts. With an upcoming trip to Road to California quilt show this week, and a trip to Rosie's, there will be more adds to come, with some finishes to follow by the end of January!

Pam Buda Fabrics
Tokens of the Past Pattern by Pam Buda.
Prairie Winds by Pam Buda

Hope your week was better than mine! Check out more reports at Patchwork Times.

Used this week: 0.
Used YTD: 10 yards.
Purchased this week: 5.5 yards
Purchased YTD: 5.5 yards
Net Fabric Used YTD: 4.5 yards

Monday, January 11, 2016

Design Wall Monday

This week on the design wall, and for the rest of January, I will be working on Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt, Allietara. I am finished with parts of the clues, with most of the cutting done. Just need to do a bunch of sewing. See my progress below.

Clue 1 with clue 2 cut out.
Clue 2
Clue 3  
Clue 4

Along with this I will be continuing to work on Survivor this month. Hope to get a lot of sewing time in this week, as work has finally slowed down a bit.
Check out more Design Walls at Patchwork Times.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Stash Report

My first finish of the new year, Woodland Wildlife is finished! This was a UFO from 2015 and was started last June. I also learned why I do not like minky. It is used in the sashing for this quilt and looks great, but is a royal pain to work with. 
It will be a long while before I use it again in any project!

Woodland Wildlife

I also finished the block below for Sunshine Quilters. We meet on Tuesday night and this month's speaker is Pam Buda. I will be doing a block of the month using one of her patterns this year. Sandi and I will be working on this together. It is called Prairie Gathering. You can see the quilt here.

A pretty good start to the new year with, 10 yards used. Looking forward to trying to get in another finish this month! See other stash reports at Patchwork Times.

Used this week: 10
Used YTD: 10
Purchased this week: 0
Purchased YTD: 0
Net Fabric Used YTD: 10

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Stash Report

The first report for the new year and not too much going on!

Used this week: 0
Used YTD: 0
Purchased this week: 0
Purchased YTD: 
Net Fabric Used YTD: 0

Working on  a couple of things this month, so hope to have a finish soon. The first is Bonnie Hunter's Mystery,  Allietere, which was revealed last Friday. I have bits and pieces done and hope to get all together by the end of the month. 

The Second is Woodland Wildlife, which is on the floor and 
ready to have sashing and borders put on. Oh so close!

I will be linking up my Stash Report to Patchwork Times.

Have a great week!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Welcome 2016

Hope this finds you all enjoying the New Year! 

Looking back on 2015, I was able to complete 12 quilts- you can see them all here. I started the year finishing up the Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt below called Grand Illusion. Along the way were a couple more Bonnie Hunter Patterns, Lady of Lake Erie,
 Scrap Crystals, and Sisters Nine Patch.
Grand Illusion

Last January found me at Road to California Quilt Show,
 where Downton Abbey Mystery and Batik Feathers were started and completed this year.
Batik Feathers

In between I entered a quilt in Sunshine Quilt Guilds annual challenge and won 1st place! 
Sunshine Quilt Guild Challenge

The year ended with finishing up three quilts for the Grandkids, which were shipped off for Christmas.

This year will bring another trip to Road to California Quilt show in January and a trip to San Antonio where I will attend the second annual Dear Jan Cowgirl Round up. You can also check out my ambitious list of UFO's for this year here. I will again be working to complete 12+ UFO's from my stash and will be linking up to both Patchwork Times, and 52 quilts to show my progress.

Hope you have a great New Year and are planning some great projects too!