Thursday, April 27, 2017

Design Wall

With my April UFO complete, this week on my design wall are the flying geese for Union Blues. This will take awhile as there are so many of them.

My friend Sandi over at Kwiltnkats gifted me with pieces to make the Dawns Early Light block.

Dawns Early Light is a block in Quiltmaker's 100 blocks Magazine. It was designed by
 Bonnie Hunter. Sandi gave me enough string blocks to make enough blocks for the entire quilt. All I will need to add are the half square triangles, which I have some left from another project that I will use. Looking forward to putting these blocks together in between other projects.

Dawns Early Light Block

Volume 13
One example of quilt layout.

Another example of quilt layout.

Enjoy the rest of the week and be sure to check out more projects at Patchwork Times.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Stash Report

A couple of small finishes to report this week. Two Baseball quilts for a new nephew are ready to quilt. The first up is a small wall hanging called Let's Play Ball. I will put on decorative stitching for the baseballs after quilting


The second quilt is one that I just put together with a panel. I will be using minky for the backing to make this a soft and cuddly quilt. These two quilts will be priority to get quilted this week.


Purchase this week was the minky for the backing.



Below are the updated numbers. Still looking good for the year!

Used this week: 5 yards.
Used YTD:  80.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 1.5 yards.
Purchased YTD: 25.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 55. yards.

Go to Patchwork Times to see more!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Design Wall

On the Design Wall this week is the baseball quilt. Below is a picture of the finished quilt. 

Play Ball!!!
The Pattern is by Pam Bocko of Pieceful Designs. Also still in the works is Union Blues. Triangle units are complete and I am on to all the flying geese units. there are 360 of these units to make, so I will be working on this for awhile!

What's on your wall this week? See more great projects at Patchwork Times.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sunday Stash Report



Hope you are enjoying your Easter!

No finishes this week, but a little update in the numbers. Prairie Gathering actually used a little over 22 yards, so I will deduct 2 more yards. I have a couple of adds this week a backing and a small table runner kit, that I mostly purchased for the pattern. So the net for this week is -1.5 yards.

Backing Fabric

Table Runner Pattern

Fabric for Table Runner

Used this week: 2 yards.
Used YTD:  75.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 3.5 yards.
Purchased YTD: 23.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 53.5 yards.

Check out other stash reports at Patchwork Times.







Saturday, April 15, 2017

Design Wall

I am a little late in posting my Design Wall this week. With my April UFO finished, I am working on two projects this week. One is the Baseball Quilt for new nephew, Jackson, and the other is Union Blues another UFO for this year.

Union Blues

This quilt has three elements: Flying geese, half square block and a half square triangle block. I have the square blocks completed and I am working on the triangle blocks.

Blocks

Triangles ready to sew

I have a busy weekend planned! 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sunday Stash Report

A finish for this week. Prairie Gathering is complete and will be placed in the quilting que. This beauty is large, measuring 88x100, and was almost too large to get it all in the picture. I am very happy with the way it turned out and will be looking forward to getting it quilted. 

Prairie Gathering by Pam Buda.

New Stash report numbers below. Look for more reports at Patchwork Times.

Used this week: 20 yards.
Used YTD:  75.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 20.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 55.0 yards.

Have a great week and check back tomorrow to see what is on my Design wall this week.






Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Design Wall

Round eleven complete! On to Round twelve and a finish.


The last round are Ohio Star blocks, Friendship Star Blocks and Album Blocks. All the pieces are ready to sew into blocks and the Album blocks are ready to go. Hope to have done by my stash report on Sunday.

Have a great rest of the week. More Design walls can be found at Patchwork Times.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sunday Stash Report

A finish and an addition to the stash this week.
First up the finish: Bulls Eye.


This will be added to the Quilting Que. Next up the adds for the is week. A trip to Beverly's yielded the perfect fabrics below for the baseball quilt I will be making for a new nephew. The wood grain fabric on the top was perfect for the bats in the quilt.


This will be the next project up this month after I finish Prairie Gathering, which is my UFO for April. Below are updated numbers. I can only claim the backing and binding for the Bulls Eye quilt, as these blocks were won from Sunshine Quilt Guild.

Used this week: 4 yards.
Used YTD:  55.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 4.5 yards.
Purchased YTD: 20.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 35.0 yards.

Have a great week all. See more reports at Patchwork Times.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

March UFO Finish

Here is my March UFO Finish, Tarted up Pineapple. Started in a class at Road to California in January 2017. This pattern by Janna Thomas was made using her Bloc Loc Ruler. If you have not tried any of these rulers, you can check them out here. I own quite a few of them and really like them.

Pineapple Table runner completed

I made mine a tablerunner size with two of the larger blocks and 4 smaller blocks. It is now quilted and binding finished

Check out more March finishes at the link up at Patchwork Times.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Design Wall Monday

Progress being made on Prairie Gathering. This week I am working on round 11, one more to go!


Bullseye quilt is also on the Design floor. I am short two blocks, so will be working to finish them up this week and get this put together. I was going to try to make two quilts, but just don't have enough blocks and I did not want to make any more. So one quilt it is!


I hope to have both tops completed this week. Both of these quilts are part of my UFO list for this year. It is nice to get a little ahead! See more great projects at Patchwork Times.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Stash Report

No finishes this week, but getting close. A couple of adds for upcoming projects.
First up, a few more aqua/teal fabrics for a sway I will be working on. Below are fabrics that I added. We will be working on the string blocks for out swap. 


Finished Block, Bonnie' Hunters Straits of Mackinac

Also added this week was a fun base ball fabric for a baby quilt I will be working on next.




Here are updated numbers:

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  51.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 3 yards.
Purchased YTD: 15.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 33.5 yards.

Still in the black for the year. See more at Patchwork Times.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Design Wall Monday



This week on the design wall is a quilt called Bulls Eye. The blocks below were a block of the month a couple of years ago from Sunshine Quilters block of the month. I was the lucky winner, but had not finished. So this is another of my UFO's for this year.  



The blocks were easy to construct, and the next step is to cut in half both ways to make 4 sections and then mix them up and sew back together. Below are a few of the blocks that are ready to sew. This is one of two projects I am working on this week. The other is step 10 of Prairie Gathering. Will post progress later this week.




Have a great week and check out more projects at Patchwork Times.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Design Wall

With my UFO for March completed ( you can see it here), I am working on round 10 of Prairie Gathering and my quilt is growing. Only two more after this one and it will be complete!


Prairie Gathering Round 9.
Also in the works is a quilt for a new Grand Nephew, Jackson, who will be arriving sometime in April. His parents love everything baseball, so it had to be a baseball themed quilt. The pattern below I picked up a Road to California Quilt show, and I may add some blocks to make it a bit bigger. It certainly fits the baseball theme! 



I will be off to Rosie's Calico Cupboard sometime over the weekend to find a few fabrics for this one, after I look through my stash.

Have a great rest of the week. See more design walls at Patchwork Times.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

February UFO Finish

It is done! We Be Jammin is finished and ready for the quilting que! This kit by Mckenna Ryan was purchased on a trip to Glacier National Park last summer. I am glad I bought it as a kit, as many of the pieces were fussy cut from the fabric provided to get the shading correct. 



There were many pieces to this fusible applique project, but it was worth all the time and I am happy with how it turned out.

I am linking up with Patchwork Times UFO Challenge here.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Design Wall Monday

UFO for February is just about done, so I am on to the next project that I brought up to Mammoth Lakes. I will be working on Prairie Gathering, a Pam Buda pattern that I started last year, and is one of my UFO's for this year. I really like Pam Buda's Patterns. You can check out her website here at Heartspun Quilts.

Prairie Gathering through Chapter 7

My next round up is the checkerboard round.
Below is the finished quilt. Still have a number of rounds to go on this one.

Prairie Gathering finished.
Check out more projects at Patchwork Times.

Stash Report

This week DH and I are back up at Mammoth Lakes for more Skiing. Today was a snowy day so I was able to spend a good part of the day doing a bet of sewing.

Nothing added this week and nothing finished, but check back tomorrow. I should have the top complete for We be Jammin Quilt.

I did finish the block for Sunshine Quilt Guild block of the month. All of the fabric was provided, so can't count this one as a used from my stash. 😊

Sunshine block of the month.
Also completed on the drive up to Mammoth was another Lucy Boston Block.

Lucy Boston #7
Have a great week! See additional reports at Patchwork Times.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Design Wall

This week I am working on my February UFO-We Be Jammin. The Bus is complete and I will be adding all the animals. This is a pattern by McKenna Ryan and was purchased on a road trip to Glacier National Park last year. McKenna'a patterns have a lot of detail and a lot of pieces. The Bus had over 40 pieces to layer.



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

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Stash Report

February is flying by! This week's stash report brings a finish and an addition to the stash.
The finish below is from my recent class at Road to California Quilt Show called a Tarted up Pineapple. I chose to make mine a table runner for Valentine's day-next year.


Valentine Pineapple 
Purchased this week were 4 yards for the backing for my Believe Santa's. Hope to get that one quilted soon and ready for the holiday's next year.


The updated stash report is below, just a slight increase from last week, but have a few more finishes in the works for the upcoming weeks. 

Used this week: 3 yards.
Used YTD:  51.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 4 yards.
Purchased YTD: 12.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 36.5 yards.

Go to Patchwork Times for more reports and a lot of inspriation!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday Stash Report

I am happy to announce another finish this week. This was one of my UFO's from 2016 and is called A Different Path. The pattern is by kathie
 and was from the October 2013 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. The blocks were hand appliqued over a couple of years and a couple of car trips. It was a great project to take along on my travels.

A Different Path

All of the fabrics were from my stash and used over 100 different Reproduction prints and mostly shirting backgrounds. Numbers for the week below.

Used this week: 19 yards.
Used YTD:  48.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 8.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 39.5 yards.

Go to Patchwork Times for more Stash Reports.


Monday, February 6, 2017

Stash Report

No finishes this week, but do have a small addition. I was over at Rosie's Calico Cupboard and found this dark grey that I will be using in a future quilt, still in the planning stages. A great color for a background.


So here is the damage for this week. Check out more at Patchwork Times.

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  29.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 3 yards.
Purchased YTD: 8.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 20.5 yards.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

January UFO Finish

Here is my finish for January-En Provence! A Bonnie Hunter Mystery started in November 2016. I love her mystery quilts and have been participating for the last 9 years. I have not been disappointed yet with how they have finished!
En Provence
For me, a finish is completing the quilt top. Getting it quilted and bound is another story, as it goes in the que, behind all my customer quilts that need to be finished.

Looking forward to working on my #9 UFO this month: Road Trip.




Enjoy the rest of the week!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Design Wall Monday

As I wait for the next UFO to be announced on Feb 1 at Patchwork Times, I am finishing up the Tarted up Pineapple table runner from my class at Road. I have all the blocks done and ready to sew together. I may also add a border or two, but not sure yet how I will finish. This was a fun and easy way to make pineapple blocks, without the hassle of papers.

Pineapple blocks

I also had some time to work on another Lucy Boston Block.

Lucy Boston #6


Awaiting the announcement of February UFO.......


See more Design Walls at Patchwork Times.

Stash Report

We are back from Mammoth, where it was a busy week of sewing and getting in some skiing. More sewing than skiing, as DH and I both came down with colds. I finished both En Provence and my Buggy Barn Believe quilt, which is a carryover from 2016.

En Provence
Believe

Also completed this week is the block of the month for Sunshine Quilt Guild. We were provided the blue and had to add the neutral.



Used this week: 29.0 yards.
Used YTD:  29.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 5.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 23.5 yards.

Not a bad start for the first month of the year. See how others are doing at Patchwork Times.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Design Wall Monday

We are a little snowbound today, waiting for the snowplows to get the roads cleared here in Mammoth Lakes. On the design floor here in the condo is En Provence. I will be putting it together this week, but had to do a little un-sewing on the missing block below, where the pieces were turned the wrong way.  I am sure that has never happened to any of you. 😊


Looking forward to getting this quilt complete this week. See more projects in the works at Patchwork Times. Happy Sewing!

Road To California Quilt Show

Sandi and I had a great time a Road2Ca Quilt show last week. We drove up on Tuesday night for our class on Wednesday with Janna Thomas from Bloc Loc. The class used her pineapple ruler and was an easy paper free way to get accurate blocks completed. I will be making a table runner from my completed blocks.

Janna and I with my blocks.
There were many outstanding quilts at the show. Below are a few of my favorites.

"Cardinal Points" Gail Stepanek

"Five turns of the Wheel" Sandra F. Peterson

"Why Not?" Angela Petrocelli

"The Twisted Sister" Margaret Solomon Gunn


"Pinball Wizard" Marilyn Badger

"Proud Peacock" Antonia Hering
We always look forward to the vendors and were not disappointed. There were two big tents filled along with the hall where all the quilts were displayed. I picked up a couple of items, some purple fabrics for a future Bonnie Hunter project. A baseball quilt pattern and some panels, for a future quilt for a new nephew, Jackson, who will be arriving sometime in  March.


I also purchased another Bloc Loc ruler to use for Janna's California Snowflake pattern, which I realized I had purchased previously in one of Janna's books.



California Snowflake
As always, Sandi and I had a great time catching up during this annual event, and will look forward to next year.