Saturday, September 30, 2017

Quilt Show Day

Off to the San Diego Quilt Show today. Sandi and I  will be helping to sew quilts together for Sunshine Quilt Guild, where we will be in competition with other guilds to see who can put together the most finished quilts. Winner gets $250 for their guild. All Quilts will go to Project Linus.

Above are the 4 kits that I put together, ready to sew. Our time slot is from 9-11 and we hope
to get at least 4 complete. Wish us luck!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Design Wall

This week on my design wall are a baby quilt that just need the borders finished up. This quilt was made from a fat quarter pack of girly Dr Seuss fabrics that I bought awhile back. Just have to finish up the pieced border from all the scraps that are left. This will be for a new niece that was born about a week ago.

Dr Seuss Baby
Also on my design wall is Chic Kisses. Wedges are done and will sew on melons and outside circles next. Had to find more of the dark grey for the corner squares, and was lucky enough to find on line at Quilting Cupboard.

Chic Kisses
This is my September UFO and not sure if it will be complete by Saturday, but I am going to try.

The San Diego Quilt Show opened today, so if you have a chance head on over. It runs through Saturday. I will be in Sunshine Quilt Guild Booth on Saturday, sewing away with other members on Project Linus Quilts and hoping to win some $$$ for the guild. If you are there stop by.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Design Wall

No Stash Report this week, as there was nothing new to report. I am looking forward to changing the numbers soon.

Three projects are on my Design Wall this month. Chic Kisses, Dr Seuss Baby Quilt and of course still working on those Dear Jane Blocks. Below is the baby quilt on my design wall. A simple quilt that will go together quickly as soon as I can find a few uninterrupted hours of sewing!

Baby Dr Seuss

Fabric was bought a couple of years ago as a fat quarter pack, waiting for a new baby. My nephew and his wife will be having a little girl any day now, so will be working to get finished and off to them soon. 

Monday, September 4, 2017

Design Wall Monday

Happy Labor Day!

Labor day to me always marks the end of summer (even though it is 80 degrees outside) and the beginning of fall, and holiday seas,on that is just around the corner. 

On my design wall this week are more finished blocks from Dear Jane and my September UFO Chic Kisses. 

Four more blocks.

Below is my Dear Jane "chart" showing progress. I have about 12 more triangles and about 47 more blocks to go in the center. This chart is available with the DJ software, that will also help you print out all the foundation papers for paper piecing many of the blocks, and the applique templates. It also has a great feature, Block Tips, that I use all the time.

Block Chart

Hope to make some progress this week on both projects!

Friday, September 1, 2017

UFO Finishes for August,

I did not have a July finish, but was able to catch up in August with two finishes. 

Lazy Sunday
 Lazy Sunday is a Bonnie Hunter pattern from her book, More Adventures with Leaders and Enders. Lots of pieces but the results are outstanding! 

Maltese Circles

Maltese Circles is a block of the month that I won from Sunshine Quilt Guild. I used all but two of the blocks for this Quilt. The original pattern was by Judy Martin.

Next up for September will be a pattern from Sew Kind of Wonderful, called Chic Kisses. It was started in a workshop in January of 2016 at Road to California Quilt Show. I have one block almost completed an a couple of others cut out and ready to go. I am using Kaffe fabrics for the print side of the blocks and solids for the other. I will have spend some time getting back into this one and how to use the ruler that goes with it.

Chic kisses

My Block.

Check out more finished projects at Patchwork Times.