Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Design Wall

This week is making the blocks for On Ringo Lake! 
Below are the first 5 of 50.  Hope to get most completed this week!.
On Ringo Lake

My goal is to complete 5 blocks a day this week and have the blocks done by Superbowl Sunday!
Then will lay out on floor with all the sashing and corner units and start sewing during the game.

Enjoy the week and hope you get in some sewing time!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Sunday Stash Report.

No finishes yet, and nothing added to the stash for the week. Making progress on my ORL quilt.
I have been working all week on sewing all the units for the blocks. This week will be putting all the blocks together, all 50 of them!!

Brown Flying Geese

Corner Units

Units for blocks complete

Blocks ready to sew.

Here is this weeks report. Looking for a finish soon! Have a great week!

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

Road 2 CA Quilt Show

Here are some of my favorites from Road 2 CA quilt show last week.

Sandi's Quilt!

Hoffman Exhibit

There were many beautiful applique quilts at the show!

This was a fun group of parrot quilts.

Loved the horses below.

Loved the use of fabric for the quilt below.

As always, a great show with many beautiful quilts. I am looking forward to next year!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Road 2 CA Classes

 Sandi and I attended two classes during our time at R2CA quilt show. The first was by Janna Thomas of Bloc Loc rulers, called Magic Mariners Star Compass. There were many different blocks that could be made form the two sets of rulers for the class, and we learned a lot of new techniques from Janna. We always love taking classes from Janna, and her husband Paul is quite the comedian! 
Class Samples
My Blocks completed in class,
Sewing away!

Our second class was Antique Rose Star with Barbara Black. This was Barbara's first time teaching at Road and she did a great job. Sandi and I chose to make our blocks smaller than the class sample and used a 2' kite template from Marti Michell 

Class Sample

I had time to complete one block and have another ready to sew together. I really enjoyed this technique which took a complicated block with y-seams, and made it super simple and fast. If you ever have a chance to take a class with Barbara, I highly recommend it.
My Block
Sandi in Class.

Check back tomorrow for pictures of some of the beautiful quilts from the show!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Design Wall Monday

Greetings from Mammoth Lakes, where DH and I are on our annual January ski trip. This is where I get to work on one of my projects, after we spend a few hours on the slopes.

This week I am working on Bonnie Hunter's, On Ringo Lake Mystery. I did not have much time during December to keep up with all the clues, so I will be working it this week to hopefully catch up and get this quilt completed. I was able to get clue 1 complete, and had all of 2 an 3 cut out below and ready to sew. 

All lined up and ready to sew!

A big pile of sewn pieces

Lots of pressing going on today and cutting for clue #4. Next up, sewing the brown and aqua triangle units.

Brown and Aqua pieces
Next up will be more flying geese! Below is also is the block completed for Sunshine Quilt Guild January Meeting. I did not end up making it to the meeting, so it will go to the lucky winner in February.

All for now, check back tomorrow to see what I started in my classes at Road 2 California Quilt show last week!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sunday Stash Report

Already the third week of January and I am behind in posting. Last week Sandi and I had our annual trip  Road to California quilt show,  which yielded adds to the stash and a few other purchases. The  Quilts were amazing and Sandi was lucky enough to have one of her quilts hanging in the show.

Here are the adds to the stash:

More Neutrals!

Great Novelty neutrals.

Word Backing Fabric for Chic Kisses Quilt.

Disney Fabric for a future project.

For my Pumpkin UFO.

Book and rulers from Bloc Loc
Great buy on Aurifil thread. The Scissors were a freebie.
Templates from Missouri Star Quilts for a future project.

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

Starting out in the red, but it is still early in the year and many UFO's to finish!
Check back this week to see what is on my design wall and pictures from R2CA Quilt Show.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year

A Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to all!

Here is a quick look back on all my finished projects from 2017. I was able to complete 19 quilt tops, and quilted 10 of my own quilts, while using up almost 74 yards of fabric from my stash. Check back later this week to see what I will be working on for 2018!

En Provence

A Different Path

Tarted up Table Runner

We be Jammin

Bulls Eye

Jackson Baseball

Jackson baseball #2

Prairie Gathering

Red Vines

Union Blues


Lazy Sunday

Maltese Circle

Baby Seuess

Chic Kisses


Charity for Sunshine

Feathered Star