Monday, February 10, 2020

Design Wall Monday

Progress being made on Frolic. 5 blocks completed and they are looking good. Excited about finishing up this quilt.

Frolic Blocks
All rows are done for Tannenbaum, just need to finish up the two applique rows that are missing fromt the picture below. These I will be taking on my trip to Texas later this week, with the hopes of completing this quilt top when I return.



Finishes will happen soon in my Sewing Studio! Have a great week!



Sunday, February 9, 2020

Sunday Stash Report

A finish to report this week! I needed a panel quilt to bring to guild meeting this week and remembered I had one to make for DH. I purchased this panel along with a couple of corrdinating fabrics  a few years back during one of the Shop Hops in San Diego. So out it came and in one short afternoon I was able to put the top together!

Koi Panel Quilt
DH really loved this and I will be quilting it for him in the near future.

Also completed this week is the Block of the Month, also for Guild on Tuesday. Two blocks this month with a red/white theme for Valentines.

Sunrise Stitcher BOM

Still in the red, but moving in the right direction.

Used this week: 7.0 yards
Used YTD:  7.0 yards.
Purchased this week:  0yards
Purchased YTD:  0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD:  -7.5yards.

Happy Sewing this week!

Monday, February 3, 2020

Design Wall Monday

This week I will be finishing up the Quilting my RWB Dear Jane! This has been 5 years in the making and is almost done. It has taken the entire month of January, with all the custom quilting on each of the 169 blocks and 52 Triangles.

About 2/3 done.

Some of the blocks.

Scalloped border.
Next will be the binding. With the scalloped borders this will be a challenge for me.I will be super glad when this is finished and I can get on to other quilting projects. Thanks to all my clients for being so patient. Have a great week and Happy Sewing!

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Sunday Stash Report

February is here and still no finishes to reduce my stash. Working on too many projects at the same time, so this week I will be focusing on getting Tannenbaum completed and then head back over to Frolic.

Frolic in progress.
Tannenbaum is looking good. Blank Fabric in the middle is for applique that is being prepped.

3 more rows to go.

No additions this week, so no changes in the Stash. Still in the red for 2020.

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

Monday, January 27, 2020

Design Wall Monday

Two projects are taking up the design wall this week.  First up is Frolic- Bonnie Hunter Mystery. Working on the last of the units in order to put blocks together.

Frolic- last unit.

Tannenbaum- Row 4 is complete. Row 5 is applique- so will be prepping that this week.

Tannenbaum Row 4

And just so things would not get boring, finished up the Heart Block below for My Longarm Club on Saturday. We will be having a BOM, with a drawing for the winner of all blocks.

Heart Block
All for this week- going to try to get blocks started for Frolic and next row complete for Tannenbaum. 

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Sunday Stash Report

Road to California did much to enhance my Stash. The vendors had many new itmes to share
 and as usual, and I found many new things to add to my sewing room and stash.
Fabric from Laundry Basket Quilts

Patterns from Laundry Basket and Primitive Gatherings.
Mystic Garden Applique kit from Lori Smith.

Pincushion Kits from Primitive Gatherings.

More sewing charms.

USA Panel.

And coordinating fabrics for borders.


Yes, damage was done and no finishes yet to report, so I am in the red for the first month of the year. Working hard to change the stats!

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD:  0 yards.
Purchased this week:  12 yards
Purchased YTD:  0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD:  -14.5 yards.

Have a great week!

Road to California Quilts!

This year the quilts were all together in one hall. It made viewing them very enjoyable and the lighting let you see the detail. Here are some of my favorite Quilts from the show. The first one is the Grand Prize winner by Marilyn Badger and was stunning.


Below are more of my favorites. Loved all of these Medallion style quilts.






Sandi and I both loved the Family Tree below, it had many fun sayings stitched in.

Family Tree on Antique Quilt.

Beautiful Applique.

Green Pinapples

Beautiful Minatures.

It was a great show and we are looking forward to next year!

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Road to California Quilt Sho.

Just back from Road to Calfornia Quilt Show. A fast trip, where I met up with Sandi, took two classes, saw all the beautiful quilts and of course shopped all the wonderful vendors.

Our first class was Wednesday night, a Mystery Class. No cutting required as we were provided these great laser cut kits.


A blue and white quilt. First rows completed below.

With Pat Yamin,4 rows complete.
Sandi, sewing away.

Finished quilt sample below. Still have a few more rows to go in mine. Love the graphic design. Will  be looking for a border fabric to finish it off.

The big reveal!

Next up a class with Analie Beldon-Jelly roll Dresden. This was a fun class- a lot of steps for each block, but not too complicated and Analie was a great teacher.

Analie and class samples.
Two Blocks done!

4 blocks done in Class.

Visiting vendors was up next and we hade a great time finding some items to start new projects and complete projects. Will be posting details soon, with all the adds to the stash.

Next post I will share some of the great quilts that were in the show, along with the Grand Prize winner.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Design Wall Monday

This week on the Design wall will be Tannenbaum and Frolic. Making progress with Tannenbaum, below with third block completed. Not sure how much sewing will actually happen this week, as I am meeting up with Sandi at Road to California Quilt show, where we are taking a couple of classes and of course taking in the show and shopping.



Also in the works in BH Frolic. The revel happened on Friday, and I have been busy cutting out pieces for the finish. One more unit to be completed in order to sew blocks together. I think this is one of my favorite of Bonnie's Mysteries. Love the colors and star blocks.



There is still time to get all the clues for this quilt, you can find them here.  

Pieces cut for Clue 9
Hope to get some blocks completed before next week's Design wall.

Also cut out this week were the units needed for the Jelly Roll Dresden class that I will be takin later in the week. A lot of prepping going on, not as much sewing.


Check back to see how classes at Road are going and if I have made any progress.  Have a great week!

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Sunday Stash Report

No finishes yet, but lots of cutting and prepping going on! Background arrived for Tannenbaum, so an addition to report. In the red, and more to come, as I head out to Road to Calfornia Quilt show on Wednesday. I know some purchasing will happen, but there will be some finishes in the not so distant future. 

Backgroung for Tannenbaum.

More blocks completed for Ella Marie Deacon Quilt. One more to complete to be caught up, and 4 new ones just released.



Numbers below- looking at some big changes soon!

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD:  0 yards.
Purchased this week:  2.5 yards
Purchased YTD:  0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD:  -2.5 yards.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Design Wall Monday

This week I will be awating the next part of Bonnie Hunter's Frolic Mystery- hoping for the big reveal and I can put all of the units together. There sure are a lot of them and I am looking forward to seeing how Bonnie puts them all together in one of her fabulous quilts.

Also on the Design wall are the last two blocks of this installment of the Ella Deacon Quilt. I am still working on the bottom two blocks below. Next blocks will be available around January 15th.

Ella Maria Deacon Quilt Block of the Month

Lastly, I have started on Tannenbaum! First block is complete and working on next section. It starts from the top and each section is a seperate block. The background gets sewn on at the end. A little different process, but I sure like the finished result.

Tannenbaum Block 1

Tannenbaum Block 2 ready to sew.


Have a great week!

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Stash Report

No finishes yet, but no additions either. Many things in the works. First off, clues 7 and 8 from Frolic Mystery.

Frolic Clue 7
Frolic Clue 8
Looking forward to the big reveal- hopefull this coming week.  Next up two more blocks finished for Ella Marie Deacon Quilt. Two more to go, and I will be caught up before next blocks are available on January 15th.


Lastly, the BOM for Sunrise Stitchers, my new Guild, well it is actually a chapter of the Arizona Quilt Guild. Meeting on Tuesday for drawing the BOM.

BOM for Sunrise Stitchers

Numbers remain unchanged for this week, but do have a few additions coming. Needed the background for Tannenbaum, so it is ordered and on its way. Started cutting this one out, so more sewing to come.

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

Happy Sewing!