Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Design Wall

In San Antonio, at Brenda's house. Perfect sewing weather- rainy!!! Working on Asher's quilt first, see below on my progress.

National Park Quilt


After that we will be working on a quilt called Panama Pyramids, or at least prepping pieces. Brenda has offered up her stash of shirting fabrics for us to cut backgrounds from. 

Panama Pyramids

Tomorrow will be a trip to the River Walk, and meeting up with Ginger for lunch. Next up this week, the start to Dear Hannah!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sunday Stash Report

This week I am finally able to share my Sunshine Mystery Quilt. Below is my finished version with a green/red setting block and strip pieced border.

Sunshine Mystery

A finish of sorts this week, all the blocks for Dear Jane are finished. See the last 4 triangles below. This has been a 4 year project, and will hopefully all go together this summer.



On my way to San Antonio tomorrow to visit Brenda and Joanne. I will be taking Asher's quilt to finish, along with Dear Hannah, another of Brenda's Quilts in the style of Dear Jane. Yes, more little blocks!

No changes in the stash, as my Sunshine Mystery was already taken out! But a finish on the horizon!

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  47 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD: 38 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 9 yards.

Happy Sewing!







Monday, June 4, 2018

Design Wall Monday

This week on my Design Wall is Ash's Quilt. Squares on National Park themed fabric are cut out and next will be cutting strips of complimentary colors to fill in around the blocks


The pattern I am basing this quilt on is called Arcadia by Kari Nichols.

Arcadia

Have a great week.



Sunday, June 3, 2018

Sunday Stash Report

Happy June!

No finishes this week to report and no adds. Getting closer to finishing all the triangles for Dear Jane. Below are the 4 latest ones to be completed. Four more to go!



No changes, but have a couple of projects in the works to be finished soon!

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  47 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD: 38 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 9 yards.

Have a great week!



Monday, May 21, 2018

Design Wall Monday

This week on my wall will be the last of the DJ Triangles. Hope to have all complete by Sunday and then start putting rows together! Eight more to go.


During Retreat, there were many great little gifts given out by all the ladies. Very cute pincushions, a trash bag to hang in the car (in the shoe fabric), fabric strips, 5"squares and a charm pack. A photo card with post it notes-Picture from last year's retreat, and many other fun little trinkets.


 I gave out the Mug Rug below. These were fast and fun, the bindings were the most time consuming part, as I had to make 26 of these!


There were also some of us who made the cute cat block below. These were all raffled off and Bonnie was the winner. This cat quilt will be a future UFO for me!

Have a great week and Happy Sewing!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday Stash Reoport

I am back from our Sunshine Retreat at Vina Lestonnac in Temecula. It is out in the middle of wine country, a very beautiful, peaceful place.


 There were 26 of us in a nice big room, with plenty of table space to spread out!
 Our theme was Hawaiian Luau, with our friendly mascot below. The food was great, we shared lots of snacks, played Left Center Right game, and Candi brought lots of great door prizes. We even had pajama night, where we sewed all night in our PJ's. Shopping at Primitive Gatherings was also on the schedule along with massages!




I was able to complete the remaining blocks for the center of my Dear Jane, and also completed 4 more triangles. Only 9 more triangles to go and then sewing it all together!




Also completed this weekend,  a UFO from
 last year called Pinwheel parade. This is a a very simple easy quilt by Missouri Star Quilts. Yes, I have a finish to report this week!

A couple of adds to the stash from Primitive Gatherings. More reds for Dear Jane, and a grey to be used in a future project.



I also could not resist the patterns below: Omigosh by Susan Gorman, Among Friends and Pinwheel Garden both by Lisa Bongean, all with a lot of small pieces!


Out retreat ended too soon and we we are all looking forward to next year! Check back tomorrow to see all the little gifts that were brought by all.

Used this week: 9 yards.
Used YTD:  47 yards.
Purchased this week: 3 yards
Purchased YTD: 38 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 9 yards.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sunday Stash Report

Nothing finished this week, except some blocks for Sunshine Guild. These blocks will be used in our opportunity quilt for 2018. Everyone took a small part to work on and we will be putting together during retreat next week.


Sunshine opportunity quilt blocks.

Next up was the BOM. Very easy and nice results. This will make a pretty quilt.

Sunshine BOM

Purchase this week were from Sew Hut. Was picking up my Janome and spied these sewing themed fabrics. Had to have a little to add to the stash! 



Will be working on a few more finishes this week and next when at retreat!
Not doing to well in the used category. But still plenty of time to catch up.

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  38 yards.
Purchased this week: 4yards.
Purchased YTD: 35 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 3 yards.

Have a great week!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Design Wall Monday

Up on the design wall this week will be the block of the month for Sunshine, along with making star blocks as my contribution to our annual opportunity quilt. This should be a fun quilt with bright happy colors. More pictures and where you can buy tickets in a later post.


Above are all the pieces cut out and ready to sew. Just need to pull one more black from the stash,

Below are more Dear Jane Blocks. I am down to the last 6 blocks and will switch to working on the rest of the triangles next.



Have a great week!



Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sunday Stash Report

Finally a couple of finishes! Marigold's quilt is done and on the longarm ready to quilt. Also finished a similar quilt for Sunshine opportunity of the month, due in May.
It will be next up to quilt, and hopefully back to Sandi to put on binding by the end of the week.

MJ's quilt

Also finished this week a few more blocks for Dear Jane. I am slowly making progress in between other projects. But still trying to finish up by June!



It has been a busy two weeks with two new Grandchildren. Born last week, my handsome Grandson, Asher. He arrived on April 18th and weighed in at 8lbs 4 oz.

Asher James

So, I am now in the black, with more projects almost finished!
Have a great week!

Used this week: 17 yards.
Used YTD:  38 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 31 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 7 yards.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Design Wall Monday

This week is for putting together Marigold's Quilt. Two more blocks to complete, sashing is cut and ready. Time to sew the rows and add borders!



I am also working on finishing Sunshine's Mystery Quilt. Picture to be posted after the reveal at our June meeting.  Have a great week!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Sunday Stash Report

Not much change in the report this week, but we are welcoming our third Granddaughter- Marigold Joy, who arrived on Friday night. 



She is a sweet girl and looks like both her sisters combined! Looking forward to watching her grow!

Updated numbers below. Hope to see some changes soon as I finish up Marigold's quilt and get going on Asher's, who should be here in the next week. Stay tuned...

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  21 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 31 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: -10 yards.

Check back tomorrow to see progress on my projects!




Monday, April 2, 2018

Design Wall Monday

This week on my design wall are more completed blocks for my Dear Jane. Only a few more to go and then on to the last of the Triangles.



I am going to take a break from Dear Jane to finish up the quilt for Marigold and to work on the quilt that Sandi and I are making as an opportunity quilt for Sunshine. It is due in May and we need to get it going! Dear Jane will be the project I will be taking with me on our quilting retreat in May.

Have a great week!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Sunday Stash Report



Hope you are all enjoying the day with family and friends!


No changes again this week, but a couple of blocks done. Below is for our monthly block exchange for Sunshine Quilters. This was a very easy hourglass block.


Next up, my pineapple block for our upcoming retreat in May. Winner will take all!



Working hard to get back into the black! Check back tomorrow to see more progress on Dear Jane.

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  21 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 31 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: -10 yards.





Monday, March 26, 2018

Design Wall Mondy

I am taking a short break from Dear Jane, to work on Marigold's quilt. It is called Modern Farmhouse and was in th February 2018 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. It is a simple pattern of half square triangles and squares. I made the blocks a bit smaller to finish at 8" instead of 12". Nine blocks are complete with 6 more cut out and ready to sew this week.

Modern Farmhouse.


Check back later this week to check on my progress! Have a great week!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sunday Stash Report

Not too much to report this week. A small add to the stash, no finishes yet, but a couple of projects in the works. Below a couple more Dear Jane blocks completed.
More Blocks!

Making good progress on DJ. Below is chart of completed and what is left to do. About 12 triangles and 17 blocks left, then putting it all together!

Updated Chart.

Purchased this week from Primitive Gatherings, in Temecula, a few more blues to finish out Dear Jane.


Updated numbers for the week. Hoping for a finish soon. Have a great week!

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  21 yards.
Purchased this week: 1 yards.
Purchased YTD: 31 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: -10 yards.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Design Wall Monday

Working on more DJ blocks, and also cutting out pieces for Marigold's Quilt. Hope to make progress on both this week. Below are the latest finishes for DJ.



Check back for more later this week and an update on my "chart"

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sunday Stash Report

First Day of  daylight savings! It is nice to have more daylight at the end of the day, but I hate loosing an hour.  No finishes this week, except my block for Sunshine Guild below. I am looking forward to seeing all the other blocks that will be there on Tuesday Night. These are blocks I might want to win.



Below are fabric adds for the week, a pretty bunch of fabrics for the quilt I will be making for new granddaughter Marigold.


Here is the pattern I will be using, from last months American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine. I will also be making extra blocks for the Opportunity quilt that Sandi and I will be making for Sunshine Guild.


Updated Numbers this week find me back in the red! I will be working to change that this month.

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  21 yards.
Purchased this week: 13 yards.
Purchased YTD: 30 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: -9 yards.

Have a great week!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Design Wall Monday

This week finds me still working on Dear Jane blocks. Here are the latest.



I will be traveling for work this week, so not too much time to get any sewing in. Hope to get back to it later this week. So check back for next week's Design Wall.



Sunday, March 4, 2018

Sunday Stash Report

Nothing in and nothing out this week. Back home from a snowy week in Mammoth Lakes, where I made some nice progress on Dear Jane. Below are more of the blocks completed this week.



Off to Las Vegas today for a quick business trip. Hope to get back to Dear Jane later this week.

No changes in the numbers. 

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  21 yards.
Purchased this week:0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 17 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 4 yards.

Have a great week and happy sewing!





Monday, February 26, 2018

Design Wall Monday

It is a snowy Monday here in Mammoth Lakes. A great day to stay in and get some sewing done.
Here are the DJ blocks that I completed today! We hope to get out and ski tomorrow.

Here are more completed DJ Blocks, with more in the works.



With all the snow coming later this week, I should be able to get quite a few done.

Have a great week!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sunday Stash Report

This week's Stash Report finds me and DH up in Mammoth Lakes, where we hope to get in some skiing, in between forecasted snow storms. I will be working on My Red/White/Blue Dear Jane quilt this week, where I hope to make some significant progress on getting blocks completed. Goal is to have the quilt top complete before June to take on my next trip to see Brenda in Texas.

Here are a couple of blocks completed so far.



Nothing in and nothing out this week. Stay tuned for more finishes in the works!

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  21 yards.
Purchased this week:0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 17 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 4 yards.

Happy Sewing!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Design Wall Monday

With On Ringo Lake behind me, it is time to start the next UFO. Next up will be Antique Rose Star, from the workshop taken in January at Road to CA quilt show. 

Sample from Class


Two blocks are complete, and a bunch of rectangles cut out to start the next blocks. 

Blocks
Ready to sew

In between, I will be working on more of my Dear Jane Blocks. This will be on going, as I hope to get it completed by June.