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!