Sunday, June 2, 2019

Sunday Stash Report



It has been a super busy and hectic time for DH and I these last couple of weeks. Good news! I will be retiring at the end of June! Very exciting to now have more time on my hands to get the stash down! The other big news is that we are moving from San Diego, to Scottsdale AZ! The move has been a work in progress, and DH is now over in AZ full time. I will be joining him the beginning of July after my Long Arm is on its way. We are super excited about our new home, but sad to leave our friends and family in San Diego. Hope to have more time to keep everyone updated on our Arizona Adventures!

Not to much going on in the sewing department.😞 Still working on Under the influence. Making progress, but not quite done yet.

Under the Influence

Not much change in the stash report. Purchased were a couple of fat quarters, no finishes, yet... and just barely staying in the black! With retirement on the horizon, I hope to make a big comeback!

Used this week:  0yards.
Used YTD:  28 yards.
Purchased this week: 2 yards
Purchased YTD: 27.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: .5yards.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Sunday Stash Report.

Back from our wonderful annual Retreat with Sunshine Quilters. It was a cold rainy weekend up at the Retreat Center in Temecula, but we all had a great time sewing, eating, drinking and spending time together.  Sandi brought her Mom, Betty, who came all the way from Maryland.

My sewing spot.

Betty

Sandi

I spent the time working on Sew Many strips, cutting and sewing 1-1/2 stripe and then cutting them into the units for the blocks- there were many units needed. Below is my first block, with only 60 more to go!
Pile of strips!

Block #1
We all try to come up with creative little gifts to give, below are  the "goodies" that I brought home.


What a fun time we had, and looking forward to next year! 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Sunday Stash Report


Hope you are enjoying the day with family and friends!

Nothing added this week and nothing finished. Under the Influence in the works and hoping for a finish soon, then back to Sew Many Strips.

Have a great week!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Design Wall

This week on my design wall is another Sewing themed quilt. Some of the fabrics were used in Happy Place, so thought I would just finish up using them for this second quilt called "Under the influence of Fabric". I am going to shorten the name to "Under the Influence".  I have had the pattern and fabrics for at least 10 years, so nice to be finally using them along with some others from the stash.


Check back next week to see my progress!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Sunday Stash Report

Wow, over a month since my last post. Time does fly. I finally have a finish to talk about. Happy Place, below is done and ready to be quilted!

Happy Place

Next up were blocks that were made for Sunshine Quilt Guild for our BOM. I was the one that got to bring for April, and thanks to Sandi who sent me the Disappearing pinwheel block to use. I was able to use up 8 yards of my stash in cutting up the blocs and extra fabric I will give to winner in May.

Disappearing Pinwheel 

So with my finish and donation of fabric, I am finally in the black for the year.

Used this week: 14 yards.
Used YTD:  28 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD: 25.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 2.5yards.

Have a great week!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Design Wall Monday

Boy time is flying and it has been a busy couple of weeks. Last week out I was in Orlando for a work meeting, so unfortunately not much time spent in the sewing room. This week I am back, and looking forward to making some progress on Happy Place and Sew Many Strips. 

Happy Place-making progress

Sunshine block of the month below. My favorite color- red. Would like to win these, but don't really need to start another project!!


Have a great week!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Sunday Stash Report

Finally a finish-my first of the year. Good Fortune is complete and in the quilting que.


Good Fortune 
On to finish my next project: Happy Place. Updated Stash Report below. Making progress, but still in the red.

Used this week: 14 yards.
Used YTD:  14 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD: 25,5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: -11.5yards.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sunday Stash Report

Still no changes to the stash. Still working on Good Fortune. Center is complete and I am working on the green half square triangle border. Two more to go after this and then I can count this one done. Will be glad to get on to something new.



Green border almost done. 
That something new will be a quilt along in American and Patchwork Quilting's newest issue. The quilt is called Sew Many Strips and is made with all 1-1/2 inch strips. Each week for the next 10 weeks there is a different step.This week is gathering fabrics. I will be using up all my 1-1/2 strips that are already cut- so I will be ahead of the game the first couple of weeks.




Hope to get Good Fortune off the Design Wall this week!

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD: 25.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: -25.5 yards.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Design Wall Monday

The Design Wall is still holding Good Fortune and Happy Place. Not much progress made this past week. Tomorrow night is Guild where Lynn Mann will be our speaker. I have attended a couple of her work shops in the past and enjoy her patterns. Below are two of her patterns that I have made.

Ugly Fabric

Peppermint Bark
Have a great week!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Stash Report

No changes in the stash this week- nothing in and nothing out. Completed were blocks for Sunshine Opportunity Quilt. My part wer half the border units and two of the corner units. Nice and easy!


The border units will be given to other members for them to put on the wool applique. The finished quilt will be our 2019-2020 opportunity quilt. Tickets go on  sale sometime in June!


Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD: 11 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: -25.5 yards.

Finishes on the horizon!!



Monday, February 4, 2019

Design Wall Monday

Happy Monday All!

Two projects still remain on my design wall, but getting a bit closer to completion. Good Fortune blocks are done, now sewing together and borders. Getting Closer!

Good fortune center.
Buzz saw Blocks are done for Sunshine Guild nest week. These were super easy, yet look a bit complicated. Of course I had to use red.

Buzzsaw blocks.

Have a great week!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Sunday Stash Report

After all the additions to the stash last week, I am happy to say no adds this week. But also no finishes, yet. Still have two projects on the Design Wall and will be working to get them both finished and off the wall.

Below is a new project that Sandi and I will be working on this year. From Lori Holt called Autumn Love. I am still trying to decide if I want to buy the fabrics, or use fabrics from my stash!


Numbers Remain the same- Looking for a finish soon!

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD: 25,5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: -25.5 yards.





Friday, February 1, 2019

Road To California Quilt Show

Happy February! 
Below are some of the quilts from the R2CA show last week. There was a beautiful variety of quilts this year with a good mix of pieced, applique, and art quilts. Something for everyone. Below are some of my favorites.

My friend Sandi and her entry. No ribbon this year.

Beautiful Minature

Loved the Music Theme

A Lot of great detail on this quilt.

Wow- all those half square triangles.

Red/black beauty

Fun and colorful

Half Dome
Loved this! 

Looks like the Narrows in Zion.
 Hope you enjoyed- this was only a small sample of what was shown. Winners have not been posted on the R2CA site. But you can check back,

 

Monday, January 28, 2019

Design Wall Monday

Two projects sit on the Design Wall this week. Happy Place and Good Fortune. 

Happy Place
I finished all the pieced blocks and will be working on the applique blocks next. Still playing around with color placement, but like how it looks so far.

Good Fortune
Four blocks complete on Good Fortune! Hope to make more progress this week and get the rest done. I will be making this one 5x5 rows instead of the 7x7 that Bonnie has for her quilt. 

Have a great week! Happy Sewing!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Sunday Stash Report.

First day purchases!

Had way to much fun at Road this week, with some great adds to the stash! Found some great patterns-like I need anymore-fabrics for future projects and some fun notions. Just had to have the Olfa red rotary cutter! And could not pass up a new ruler from Bloc Loc. It was great to see Janna in the booth and learn how to use the new ruler.

Day 2 purchases
The second day was class, day with a little shopping mixed in. The class Happy Place was very fun, easy going and no stress. We revisited old techniques and learned a few new ones along the way. this quilt is great for a beginner, as it starts off with easy blocks and works its way up to harder techniques.

Susan and Class Samples
My finished blocks in class.
Also added to the Stash this week, were fabrics that Sandi picked up for our Tree Runner project.


In the red, but it is only the beginning of the year and there are a lot of projects to complete!

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  0 yards.
Purchased this week: 14.5 yards
Purchased YTD: 25.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: -25.5 yards.


Have a great week and check back to see how I am progressing on my projects. Pictures from the Quilt Show will also be posted soon!








Monday, January 21, 2019

Design Wall Monday

Still working in Bonnie Hunter Mystery, Good Fortune. Working on the green/blue block, chevrons and half square triangle.This should go quickly and then on to making the final blocks.



Looking forward to Road to Ca quilt show later this week!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sunday Stash Reoport

Nothing much accomplished this week, but that will soon change with a trip to Road to California Quit show later this week. Sandi and I are taking the class below on Saturday, and will be seeing the show on Friday. I am sure to find a few stash enhancing fabrics at Road.


The class project is called Happy Place by Susan Emory.  Have to start getting fabrics pulled together- she recommends 12 fat quarters. Pulling from my stash first and then may see what I can find at the show.

No changes in the numbers.

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD: 11 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: -11 yards.

Happy Sewing!


Monday, January 14, 2019

Design Wall Monday

Bonnie Hunter Mystery still on Design Wall. Units ready to be sewn into blocks!


Next up the green and blue block. Stay tuned...




Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sunday Stash Report

Nothing added this week and nothing finished.

Still working on units for Bonnie Hunter Mystery. Below are most of the finished units. Still working on the 3 triangle in a square units.



Below is the finished quilt. I really love the way it turned out. Still deciding how big I want to make mine.




Below is report for this week. Have a great week everyone!

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD:  0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD: 11 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: -11 yards.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Design Wall Monday

This week on my design wall is the Bonnie Hunter Mystery. Units are being finished and will soon be putting together blocks. Not sure yet if I will make this one half size or full size. 

Blue half square triangles.

Green Chevron and half square triangles.

I am finishing up the string piecing and next up will be working on the 3 triangle in a square unit.

Making progress! Have a great week!