Friday, June 23, 2017

At the Round up!

Yes, it is that time of year again. I am in Texas for the 3rd Annual Dear Jane Round up, hosted by Brenda Papadakis. Once again we are at Newt's Tennis Ranch for a great time of sewing, food and a little shopping. There are 22 of us this year, many from past retreats and some newbies. Maureen came all the way from Melborne, Australia, and Joanne came all the way from Whitehorse, Yukon.

Newt's Ranch


We have a nice bright room, with lots of table space to spread out. I am at the back table, Joanne is at the right table. Lisa and Pat, pictured, are from Texas. We all sat together last year.

Below are my blocks for the first two days. Check back later to see progress.


All the ladies are very creative and bring lots of fun goodies for everyone. 

One of my favorites is the saddle from Brenda!

Today is day three, and we are off to the Quilthaus after lunch, for a trunk show from Westminster Fabrics, and a little shopping. I am off to get a few more blocks complete before lunch!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday Stash Report

Hope you are enjoying your Father's Day with that special Dad in your life.

Lot's to report this week with two finishes. Union Blues is complete! This quilt finished at 85x102. Yes, it was too big to even take a good picture of. This is one of my UFO's for the year, so I am really glad this one is finished! 

Union Blues
Also completed this week was my June UFO, Rotation. More on this quilt in a future post. With this one I can only take credit for backing/binding usage, as the blocks were all won from Sunshine Quilt Guild and not from my stash.

Purchase this week included the fabrics below, from our June auction at Sunshine Quilt Guild. Just an assortment of fabrics to add to my stash and support the guild!

Used this week: 31 yards.
Used YTD:  127 yards.
Purchased this week: 10 yards.
Purchased YTD: 46 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 81 yards.

Getting closer to 100 yards used this year! Hope you are also having some success.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Design Wall

This week has flown by, already Thursday and I am just getting around to posting my Design Wall. So the rest of this week I am working on Rotation. These were blocks that were won from Sunshine Quilt Guild's Block of the month awhile back. I had to fix a couple of blocks that were oriented wrong, and make 7 more blocks to finish up the quilt. Now it is just sewing together and putting a border on. Once this is done, my June UFO will be complete!


 I have a big finish this week that I will be posting on Sunday, so check back for my updated Stash Report.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Stash Report

Nothing new in the stash report this week. No adds and no finishes. I did make a block for Sunshine Quilt Guild Block of the Month. This month was a 30"s theme.

I have a couple of finishes on the horizon, so check back to see finishes later this week.
Have a great week

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  96 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 35 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 61 yards.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Design Wall Monday

As I mentioned in my previous post, I will be busy at work this week trying to get Union Blues off the living room floor. It is way to big for my design wall at 86x101, so on the floor it sits. It is sewn together diagonally into rows and then the rows sewn together. Lastly will be the borders. I am sure this one will take me awhile, there are a lot of pieces to go together!

It was also hard to photograph on the floor, but hopefully you get the idea! Check back later this week to see if I have made any progress.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sunday Stash Report

This week a finish! And no adds, at least for now. Below is Red Vines, finished and ready for the quilting que. I even have the binding cut out, and have cut all the 10.5 inch squares for the backing out of all my leftover reds and blacks. Will find some time this week to sew the back together.

Red vines
Nice to have a finish and use up some of that stash!  Next up will be putting together Union Blues and then my UFO for June. A lot to keep me busy this month!

Used this week: 12 yards.
Used YTD:  96 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 35 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 61 yards.

Have a great week!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

May UFO Finish

My UFO finish for May is Bulls Eye. I actually finished this one in March. I won the blocks from Sunshine Quilt Guilds monthly block drawing a couple of years ago. Each month you purchase a "kit" for a specific block, turn it in at the next meeting and you are entered to win all the blocks. 

When I first won these blocks, I was not particularly fond of them. But after cutting them up in quarters, mix up the quarters and re-sewing them together, I really like it. It is now in the quilting que, with many of my other quilts, waiting to be quilted in between my clients. Seems there is never enough time to quilt my own quilts!

See more great finishes at Patchwork Times.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Design Wall

Making progress on Red Vines. All 20 blocks are complete and now its on to sashing and cornerstones. Hope to have this completed by the end of the week. I LOVE how it is turning out! Below are 3 of the rows on the design wall, ready to sew together. There are five rows in all, but could only fit the three on my design wall.

Red Vines

Next up will be my UFO for June. Will be checking with Patchwork Times tomorrow to link up my May finish and find out what is in store for June. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Stash Report

I did have one small finish this week- a table runner. This pattern was quick and easy made with a focus fabric in the middle and 2.5 inch squares. I can see making this again in novelty and or seasonal fabrics. The pattern and fabrics were from Connecting Threads.

Florin Table runner.

 While on vacation I was able to visit Emma's Quilt Cupboard, where I picked up some great novelty fabrics for a future I Spy quilt.

I also picked up this great stripe for my Lucy Boston Blocks.

I could not pass up this roll of 2.5 inch strips from In the Beginning Fabrics. I have a plan for these for a future quilt. 

Below is the damage to the Stash Report! Hope to add to the finishes soon!

Used this week: 2 yards.
Used YTD:  82 yards.
Purchased this week: 5 yards.
Purchased YTD: 35 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 47 yards.

Have a great week!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Design Wall Update

While on vacation this week, I took an easy project to work on and pre-cut all the strips and squares. 
This quilt is called Red Vines and the pattern is by Joe Wood of Piece by Piece Quilts. I purchased this pattern some time ago at Road To California Quilt show and have been collecting red and red/black fabrics for awhile. I am using a black Kona cotton for all the centers and stepping stones.

Red Vines

Red strips ready to sew
Red is my favorite color, so this will be fun to put together!

Have a great weekend! 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Stash Report

No finishes this week, but working on a couple for next week. Yes, a couple of adds! I needed a couple of more turquoise/teal fabrics for the swap and a couple of more reds for my project I am working on while on the road. Below are the fabrics I picked up at Rosie's Calico Cupboard for both projects.

And the Reds....

Stash Report this week. Finishes are in the works...
Still in the black. No more link up to Patchwork Times... check back later this week for what is on the design wall. Have a great week!

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  80.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 5 yards.
Purchased YTD: 30 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 50. yards.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sunday Stash Report

Hope all you Mom's are enjoying your day with family!

Nothing added this week and nothing finished, so no change in the numbers. I have been working on the string blocks for my swap and I am almost finished! These are due to Sandi by May 22, and I believe I will make the deadline.

Have a great week and see how everyone else is doing at Patchwork Times.

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  80.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 25.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 55. yards.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Design Wall

It seems like I always have two projects going at once, and this week is no exception. With my May UFO already complete, I am working on another UFO and a swap. I have pulled together enough batik strips to make the last few blocks needed for Scrappy layered log cabin and that is the first project that I am working on. Below is a picture of Sandi's finished quilt. 


First this week I will be working on the string units for a swap that I am participating in. These are due by May 22- boy it came up quick. I have about 10 complete and need to make about 50 more.

Below are the finished Triangle units for Union Blue. I will get back to that next week!

Have a great weekend and see more projects at Patchwork Times!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sunday Stash Report

Nothing added to the stash this week, and nothing to report used. I did finish up four blocks for our block of the month for Sunshine Quilt Guild's meeting on Tuesday Night. These blocks were fun and simple to put together using batik strips randomly placed. I like they way they turned out. Would not mind winning these!
Sunshine BOM

As I was putting these blocks together, I got our a UFO from a couple of years ago. This was started in a class at Road to California, called Scrappy Layered Log Cabin. 
The pattern is by Karen Eckmeier. I only need to put together about four more blocks to finish. So, while I have my Batik strips out, I think I will try to finish this one.

Scrappy Layered Log Cabin Blocks.

Below are numbers for the week. No changes, but hope to have a finish soon. Check back tomorrow to see what else is on the design wall along with the Scrappy Layered Log Cabin.

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  80.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 25.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 55. yards.

Look at more stash reports at Patchwork Times.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

April UFO Finish.

April is almost gone, and I am happy to report that my April UFO is complete!

Prairie Gathering, a block of the month from Pam Buda is finished and in the quilting que. You can check out this pattern and many more great designs at Pam's Website, Heartspun Quilts.

I will am linking up my finished UFO's at Patchwork Times, where you can see many more great projects. I am also awaiting the release of the May UFO, so I can get going on that one. 

Have a great week!

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.


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.