Monday, July 6, 2020

Design Wall Monday

With a finish last week, I am working on not one but two new projects this week. First up is Simple Squares by Missiouri Star Qults. Another easy, patrotic quilt from stuff in my stash! Here is where I am so far.


I am still moving squares around to try to balance out all the colors.

Next up is Anelie Belden's Jelly Roll Dresden, a class started at Road to CA quilt show. This is one of the layouts below, but there are many ways you can finish up this quilt



These are my cut out blades, there are over 200 blades that are needed for this quilt. I chose a pink jelly roll, and background that I already had in my stash. 


There will be more cutting and sewing going on this week. We are will be off to Pinetop on Thursday/Friday to beat the heat this week- temps will be around 105. Not sure how much I will get completed this week, but hope to make a little progress.

Have a great week and stay cool!

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Sunday Stash Report

Happy day after the 4th of July. Hopefull you all found a way to celebrate our national birthday. We had a quiet fourth, with a hike in the morning and barbequing in the afternoon. Watched fireworks on TV (Macy's) and it was quite spectacular, though not as good as in person. Maybe next year...

Finished this week was Summer Stars by Missouri Star Quilts. A very fun easy quilt that takes a jelly roll and some background. You can find the pattern and tutorial here.

Summer Stars

Also completed were my June blocks for Heart and Hand Applique. These are fun little applique blocks that finish at 4.5".


Next up will be another Missouri Star pattern called Super Simple Squares, also in patrotic colors. I have been in a Patriotic bend this past month and have a few more Red/White/Blue quilts from my UFO's to complete.

Super Simple Squares

Fabric for Super Simple Squares

With another simple quilt in the works, I hope to have another finish this week.

Used this week: 10 yards
Used YTD:  103.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD:  47.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD:  56.0 yards.

Happy Sewing!

Monday, June 29, 2020

Design Wall Monday

This week I am making the star blocks for Summer Stars quilt. 

Summer Stars
There are 14 wonky stars, so 11 more to go. I will finish them up tomorrow during my weekly sewing group. Hope to finish up this quilt this week for a stash reduction. I have the borders all cut and read to sew in place. Have a great week!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Sunday Stash Report

June is flying by and I have a finish to report this week!

R2CA Mystery
This quilt finished at 48x60 and will go into the quilting que. Not sure yet how it will be quilted, but no borders, just a binding if I can find more of the blue. It is Kona Cotton Riveria, and right now seems to be out of stock in all the usual places. The good news is, it should be back in stock in September or October.

There was a rather large add to the stash this week, as I purchased a kit for Autum Love by Lori Holt. The kit has about 14 yards of fabric- all I need to creat the quilt below.

Autum Love

Updated stash numbers below. Working on another finish for this week.

Used this week: 6 yards
Used YTD:  93.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 14 yards
Purchased YTD:  47.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD:  46.0 yards.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Design Wall Monday

Monday night will find me in New mexico, but still have a project on the Design Wall to share.


Pattern is from Missouri Star Quilts, called Summer Stars. The two empty sections will have 6" wonky star blocks that I am in the process of making. Finish will have to wait until I return. No sewing machine on this trip, just some hand applique blocks that will hopefully be completed.

Happy Sewing!

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Sunday Stash Report

Happy Fathers Day!

Nothing added and nothing used in the Stash this week. Instead I will share some photos from a hike DH and I took this past week. We headed out to Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon, where we took the West fork oak creek trail.



This beautiful hike follows the oak creek into a canyon with towering canyon walls, beautiful trees and the creek, which you have to cross 13 times. It was a long hike, about 7 miles round trip, but realativly easy. 




Me in the creek.

Beautiful trees.

Colorful Canyon walls.

Yes, we were a bit tired at the end, but a stop at Dairy Queen helped revive us for the drive home.

Tomorrow I am off to New Mexico to meet up with my sisters for a visit to our Dad. It has been awhile since I have been to NM, so looking forward to our time together.

Have a great week!

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Sunday Stash Report

Nothing finished this week and nothing added to the Stash. I am slowly working on the Mystery Quilt from the class I took at Road to Ca. This is not one of my favorite projects as it is only two colors and two different blocks Just a bit boring, but still want to get this one finished.


Three more rows finished with 8 more to go! 

I did complete this Rosebud block as our BOM for Sunrise Stitchers. We had our virtual meeting on Tuesday with lots of sharing. We are hoping to be able to get together soon.



No changes to the numbers! Now that some of our Quilt shops are opened- I hope to be able to get some shopping in!

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD:  87.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD:  33.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD:  54 yards.

Have a great week!

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Sunday Stash Report

I missed posting last week, so will have to catch up today! Finishes are happening here in the AZ quilt studio. First off, Unity is finally done and will be ready to quilt this week, in between a few client quilts. I do like how it turned out and it will be going on the daybed in one of our guest rooms- I call it my Patriotic room as there is a big flag print and more red/white/blue quilts on display.

Unity top complete

Also, finished were the Liberty Pincushions. I have them displayed in a bowl on our dining room table. They turned out so cute and another UFO is complete!
Liberty Pin Cushions

I have been busy with finishes the last two weeks! Also done were my four blocks for May for the Heart & Hand group.

H&H Blocks for May

Udated numbers through the first week of June, so nice to see a reduction.

Used this week: 16 yards
Used YTD:  87.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 1 yards
Purchased YTD:  33.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD:  54 yards.

Have a great week! Happy Sewing!

Monday, May 25, 2020

Design Wall Monday


Happy Memorial Day! 
and remember our fallen hero's.

Hope you are all enjoying the holiday and finding something fun to do even with all the restrictions.

This week I will be finishing up Unity and working on binding a few of my quilts that I have finally been able to quilt.  Have some hand sewing to do with some applique blocks that I am working on.
The first is from Ella Marie Deacon Quilt. Have a lot of catching up to do, on this block of the month.

Ella Marie Deacon

The second is for Heart and Hand group. This is one of 4 blocks for this month. Will share the others when all are complete.

Heart &Hand

Will be a busy week for me! Hope you are working on some fun projects this week.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Sunday Stash Report

I have been in a little of a sewing slump. Was hoping to have Unity finished this week, but that did not happen. I was able to get step 7 completed, and was going to call it finished there. But I have now decided to put the last two rows of star blocks on to make it fit the daybed in one of my guest rooms.

Unity step 7 complete

So this week I will be working of the star blocks for the top and bottom and then it will be done and ready to quilt.

No changes to the stash, but the quilt stores are starting to open again, so may need to do some shopping!

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD:  71.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD:  32.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD:  39.0 yards.

Happy sewing!

Monday, May 18, 2020

Design Wall Monday

The last clue for Unity posted today! As I mentioned in yesterday's post, Unity has been taking up much of my sewing time, so have not been able to get to the Blue/white mystery quilt. With the last clue posted today on Bonnie Hunter's Blog, I hope to have this project completed this week.

Units for step 7.
Unity through step 5
Looking for a new project to work on later this week! Enjoy your week and hope you get some sewing time.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Sunday Stash Report

Wow, May is flying by and things here in Arizona are getting back to a little bit of normal, with lots of precautions in place. This past week we were able to go out to lunch (we sat outside with tables far apart) and even get a haircut ( with masks and appointment only). It was super nice to finally get my hair cut!

No changes in the stash this week. Unity has been taken up most of my sewing time, along with getting a couple of quilts quilted. More on Unity tomorrow. Today I am also bringing out all the Red/White/Blue quilts in honor of Memorial Day next weekend. They will stay up until sometime in August/Septemter when I switch to fall. Below are a few of my favorites.

Uncle Sam

Flag

Red/Blue Stars


No changes to the stash this week.

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD:  71.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD:  32.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD:  39.0 yards.

Enjoy your week!

Monday, May 11, 2020

Design Wall Monday

Happy Monday!

This week on the Design Wall is Blue Mystery Quilt by Pat Yamin. I started this quilt back in January in a class at Road to Ca quilt show and it is one of my UFO's for this year.  I was able to complete 4 of the 15 rows in class. The best thing about this project is that all the pieces are laser cut, so it is just sewing that needs to be done!



I will also be working on Unity this week, with rounds 5 and 6 still needing to be finished. All the pieces are cut out and ready to sew together. Round #7 releases today, so I am playing catch up. Have a great rest of the week and check back to see my progress.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Sunday Stash Report



Hope you are enjoying your day!

Variegated Threads is finished. Now to put together backing, and get in line for the longarm.

Variegated Threads

Also completed this week was the Block of the Month for Sunrise Stitchers. Even though we cannot meet in person, we are still completeing out Block of the Month, and on our usual Tuesday meeting day, we are having an email meeting. This is where we all check in to see how everyone is doing, share our projects, our UFO's and the BOM if completed. This coming Tuesday is our "meeting" day. I decided to make two blocks for the drawing.

Tulip Block BOM

Nice to have some subtractions to the stash this week.

Used this week: 9.5 yards
Used YTD:  71.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD:  32.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD:  39.0 yards.

Have a great week and keep on sewing!


Monday, May 4, 2020

Design Wall Monday

Happy Monday and the day before Cinco de Mayo!
I feel a finish getting closer- Variegated Threads is in blocks on the wall. Now to sewing the rows together, and a border to put on. This should be done this week, then I am off to finish up my week 5 of Unity and start on week 6, which is a lot of half square triangles.


I will also be working on binding this week. I finally made the plunge and put the binding on my Dear Jane quilt. This has been sitting for awhile as I was a little nervous tackling the scalloped border binding. Have two more quilts in the binding que also.

This week our Governor has opened up more businesses and I might even be able to go and get a haircut! Will wait to see what opens on Friday before I make an appointment.  Hope you are seeing some easing up of restrictions where you are. Enjoy your week!

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Sunday Stash Report

Happy May!
Finishes are on the horizon! I am still working on Bonnnie Hunter Mystery quilt, Unity, and also Variegated Threads by Laundryf basket Quilts. Have the 4th row of Unity sewn on, but still working on row 5 which are flying geese. Tomorrow will be clue 6 so I need to get busy on this one!

Unity Row 4 Complete

Also finished for April were my 4 blocks for the Heart & Hand group. These are so cute and fun to make.



Added were more of the grey fabrics needed for Unity. I was lucky enough to find them on Etsy, as they were not to be found at my ususal shopping places on the internet.


Updated stash report for this week.

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD:  62.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 4 yards
Purchased YTD:  32.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD:  29.5 yards.


Have a great week!

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Sunday Stash Report

Happy week 6 of Stay at home order- at least in AZ. Hopeing we get to opening up soon.

Still no finishes, but making progress. Unity now has the 4th row almost complete. Friendship star blocks are done and wating to be sewn on. Next clue tomorrow!



Also cut out and ready to assemble, are the spool blocks for Variegated Threads. 


When finished, this will have a place in my sewing room. An empty wall is waiting.
Adds this week include a backing and binding for On Ringo Lake- another Bonnie Hunter Mystery finished in 2018. This will get quilted later this week.


Tree Farm, below was a birthday gift from Sandi. Another one of my favorites from Laundry Basket Quilts. Looking forward to putting this together, even with all the half square triangles.



Updated numbers with a change in the near future!

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD:  62.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 4 yards
Purchased YTD:  28.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD:  33.5 yards.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Design Wall

I did not get very far last week with the Variegated Threads Quilt, so will be working on that this week. Along with that will be the next installment of Bonnie Hunter's Mystery, Unity. The third round is complete! 

Unity- 3 rounds done.
This round was a bit involved with all the little star blocks. It was tough to get them to all fit around, but I did it, and with only a little bit of wonkyness. Should be easy to quilt it out! 😅 Looking forward to round 4. I may stop there as I do not want this too big. Have a particular spot in my house that I want this to hang for the summertime.

Have a great week and hope to make more progress this week!

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Sunday Stash Report

Happy Sunday and hope you are all using up that stash during our Stay at home orders. I am hoping that things will open up again soon here in AZ, as I desperatly need a haircut and color!

No changes in the stash this week for me. Working on Bonnie Hunter Unity, and have all the stars placed and ready to sew into the borders. New clue releases tomorrow.

Unity with star blocks.

Here is latest stash report. I do have some additions coming this week that will be added. Need to get a few more projects done! Enjoy your week!


Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD:  62.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD:  24.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD:  37.5 yards.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Design Wall Monday

Happy Monday!

This week on my Desgn Wall will be the third round of Bonnie Hunter's Unity Mystery 

Unity- two rounds complete

This next round is 36 sawtooth star blocks- lots of cutting! I will also be starting on the next UFO called Variegated Threads by Laundry Basket Quilts. This is a kit I purchased last year so should be easy to get started.


This should keep me busy this week along with a couple of custom quilts to be quilted on the longarm. Hope you are finishing many of your UFO's.




Sunday, April 12, 2020

Sunday Stash Report



Hope you are all well and enjoying your Easter at home.

This week I was able to finish two UFO's Checkboard and Scrappy Log Cabin. Checkerboard top is done and ready for quilting. No borders for this one. Binding will be the dark grey that is in the quilt top.


Scrappy Log cabin was a project started in a workshop at Road to California in 2012. I completed a few more blocks and decided that it was only going to be a table runner.


Making some progress on using up the stash!

Used this week: 8 yards
Used YTD:  62.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD:  24.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD:  37.5 yards.

Check back tomorrow to see what my next project will be along with progress on Bonnie Hunter's Unity. Have a great week!