Monday, July 30, 2018

Design Wall

July is flying by and August will be here this week!

Progress on the Antique Rose Star. I am still cutting more blocks from my scraps and trying to use up what I have. I am finding that I may need a few more browns to complete.


Four more blocks are almost complete. Will be cutting a more for the side units and then see if I have enough, Still not sure how big I want this one to be.

Happy Sewing!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Sunday Stash Report

Still no finishes to report, but a lot of cutting going on! 

These 5" squares were cut out to use with Sew Kind of Wonderful's Quick Curve ruler and will be made up into a couple of Table Runners. Yes, they will be for the holidays.



Tree Table Runner

Next up, pieces were cut out of the scraps from Prairie Gathering to make up the quilt pictured.


This finished 30x30, and I will be using all leftovers. Trying to use up the stash! Progress is also being made on the Antique Rose Star, with 15 blocks complete and 4 more ready to piece. Check back tomorrow to see my progress.

No additions, so no change in the numbers. I can feel a few finishes on the horizon....

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  54 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD: 39 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 15 yards.

Happy Sewing!!




Monday, July 16, 2018

Design Wall

Making more progress on my Antique Rose Star. More blocks finished. I am not sure how many I am going to make- will keep going until I think it is big enough, or until I run out of fabric! 




Next up I will be working on a couple of Sew Kind of Wonderful Patterns. It will b nice to work on a couple of small projects!!

Mini Trees

Urban Runner

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sunday Stash Report

Nothing in this week and nothing finished. Still working on Antique Rose Star. Getting a few more blocks complete!

Five blocks done!

Here are my current numbers:

Used this week: 7 yards.
Used YTD:  54 yards.
Purchased this week: 1 yards
Purchased YTD: 39 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 15 yards.

Have a great week!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Design Wall Monday

This week on my Design Wall is Antique Rose Star. Below are two completed blocks. They remain in halves until all blocks are done and ready to sew into a top. I am using up all the leftover fabrics from my first Dear Jane Quilt- so pink and brown. Trying to use up the stash! The background has been in my stash for awhile so nice to use it up too.


Below are pieces ready to cut and sew. This pattern uses a template from Marti Michell called Kite and Crown. I am making mine with the 2"version. It looks like there are a lot of set in seams, but with the technique I learned, there are NO set in seams and it sews up in a flash.


I decided to sew up a bunch of units and then make up the blocks. So lots of combinations to choose from. I am starting with 12 blocks and then will see where it goes after that.

Have a great week and a Happy 4th of July!
Happy Birthday America!!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Sunday Stash Report

Wow time is flying- July 1, and half way through the year!

I returned home from Texas last Monday and it has been a busy week at work, so not much sewing done. I did get Asher's quilt finished and it is ready for quilting. That will hopefully happen this week. So I do get to claim a reduction in the stash.



Used this week: 7 yards.
Used YTD:  54 yards.
Purchased this week: 1 yards
Purchased YTD: 39 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 15 yards.

Last week while in Texas, I also started Dear Hannah. Below are the 12 blocks that I completed. They will all be made using Liberty of London fabrics. I signed up for the fat eight program from Westwood Acres Fabrics.



Check back tomorrow to see what else is on my design wall!


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.




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.