Monday, September 21, 2020

Design Wall

This week on the design wall will be sewing together the units for Dawbs Early Light. Pinwheels and Triangles are done and will be sewn to the string units made earlier.


Below are 16 blocks that will be put together to make one big block. I will need to make 9 on the big blocks for the center of the quilt and then all the borders. 


This is definately one involved project, but I know I will love the results. Enjoy your week and Happy Sewing!

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Stash Report

 Nothing finished this week, but progress on Dawns Early light with friendship star units in the works. Still have many more to go!

Friendship Stars

Purchases made on the our road trip, a couple of backings.

Backings

Greys

More greys for a couple of upcoming projects. One of which is a new Bonnie Hunter pattern, just released this weekend called Appalachian Autumn. You can purchase it on Bonnies Site here.

Appalachian Autumn


This one is a bit smaller than some of her other scrappy quilts, and I am looking forward to starting on this one soon. Updated numbers below. Will be looking for a finish soon!

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 154.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 12 yards
Purchased YTD:  88.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 65.5 yards.

Check back to see progress on Dawns Early Light.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Design Wall

 Hope you are enjoying your Labor Day! We are spending the day getting ready to leave on a road trip tomorrow to Montana. My Dawns Early light will be coming with me and hope to make some progress on all the units that need to be completed.

Dawn's Early Light- Bonnie Hunter

I hope to get this quilt completed by the end of September, before the next UFO is called. I have 3 more to go for this year.

We will be taking our time, so I hope to hit a few quilt shops on the way. Looking for a couple of backings, and some cat fabrics for Sandi- check out the Cat project she is working on here.

Have a great week!

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Sunday Stash Report

Happy Labor day Weekend!

It is a hot weekend here in AZ, with temps reaching around 110. Glad we will be heading out of town on Tuesday for cooler temps!

 I was able to get the Snowflake Mystery finished this week. There were a couple of options for the center block: a sawtooth star block, a ninepatch, or to just leave it a plain block. I opted for the star in the center and added 2.5" strips for the borders. I am calling this one done and I like the way it turned out. The best thing is all the fabrics are from my Stash.


Thank you Sue for hosting this one and I am looking forward to seeing how others in our group finished this one. 

Usage is getting better. Hope to hit 100 yards by the end of the year, and not add too much more to the stash,

Used this week: 7.5 yards
Used YTD: 154.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD:  76.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 77.5 yards.

Enjoy your holiday tomorrow!

Monday, August 31, 2020

Design Wall Monday

 Stings and lots of strings this week! Working on all the string blocks for Dawns Early light. Hope to get everything prepped to take along on our trip to Whitefish Montana next week. Will be bringing the Janome on this trip to sew together the units and blocks.

Neutral Strings.

String Blocks

Also on my plate for this week are cutting the rest of the blue half square triangles. This quilt takes a lot of cutting and prep work, but it will be worth it in the end.

Strips ready to cut.

I hope to also find time to finish up the Snowflake Mystery quilt this week. It will be nice to have a finish for the Stash report.

Have a great week!

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Sunday Stash Report

Nothing finished and nothing added to the stash this week. Blocks were completed for the Snowflake Mystery. Looking forward to our finish this coming Friday.

Block 3

Block 4


Also completed were August Heart and Hand Blocks. It has been fun working on these small blocks each month. They finish at 4.5"


No changes in numbers this week. Looking for a finish with the Snowflake Mystery.

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 146.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD:  76.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 70 yards.

Have a great week!

Monday, August 24, 2020

Design Wall Monday

Lot's of cutting going on this week. I have 500 red/neutral half sqaure triangles for Dawns Early Light, and still need about 140 more.


These are most of the pieces for the friendship star blocks. More cutting to come with 216 blue/neutral half square triangle needed.

Pieces are also cut and ready to sew for the 3rd installment of Snowflake Mystery quilt. Clue 4 will relase on Friday.


This will be my week-  a lot of cutting and a bit of sewing!
Happy Sewing!

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Sunday Stash Report

A long awaited finish! Lilibet's Garden was started in 2006 and I finally sewed down the last leaf! It is looking a bit wonky and will take some miracle quilting to get all the puckers tamed, but with a little extra batting and some crafty quilting I might be able to make it work. Stay tuned...

Lillebet's Garden

This quilt finishes at 95x95- yes a big one. But with that it used up quite a bit of stash, 20 yards total with backing and binding.
 
Not a finish, but working on block 3 of our Snowflake mystery quilt. Below are blocks 1 and 2 together. Not sure it this will be the final layout, but more to come.


No stash enhancements this week! Below are updated numbers.

Used this week: 20.0 yards
Used YTD: 146.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 0yards
Purchased YTD:  76.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 70 yards.

Have a great week!

Monday, August 17, 2020

Design Wall

 This week I will be working on Dawns Early Light by Bonnie Hunter. This is my August UFO, that most likely will spill over into September. As usual there are a lot of pieces in this one, along with string blocks that take time to complete.

1 Dawn's Early Light ©2017 Bonnie K Hunter. All Rights Reserved ...
Dawns Early Light

Also in progress are the blocks for the Mystery Quilt that Sue is hosting for our retreat group. Since we can't get together this year, Sue organized a fun, easy 4 week Mystery. I am playing a little catch up- as the first clue was giving when we were on our road trip. It is a Snowflake Strip quilt out of  2.5" Strips of your choice, and a background fabric. I am using a fat quarter pack that I purchased awhile back. It is greens and browns. Below are my first four blocks.


Next up week 2, which I will get done before the release of week 3 on Friday.
Happy Sewing!

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Sunday Stash Report

This week, on our return from our road trip, I was able to finish the Jelly Roll Dresden!

Jelly Roll Dresden

Purchases this week from my road trip included some greys/neutrals for a future Bonnie Hunter porject, and some colorful additions to the stash.

Stash Enhancements!

Also purchased were some yardage or either future backings, or borders. Love the cactus prints!

Fun Prints!

Not much progress on the Stash lately, but more finishes on the horizon!

Used this week: 9.5 yards
Used YTD: 126.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 15 yards
Purchased YTD:  76.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 50 yards.

Have a great week and stay tuned for my Design wall tomorrow to see what I will be working on!


Saturday, August 15, 2020

Colorado Road Trip

 Last week found DH and I traveling up to Durango and Ouray Colorada, where we visited a couple of National Parks, and a couple of Quilt shops. We stopped of at Mesa Verde National Park on the way, and Black Canyon of the Gunnison on the way home. The scenery was beautiful and weather was great- nice to escape the heat of Scottsdale for a few days.

First stop was Cortez, where we were able to shop in the Quilt store there. Then on to Mesa Verde, and Durango the next morning.

Cortez, Colorado


Mesa Verse National Park

We stayed at the historic Stater Hotel in downtown Durango. Beautiful victorian hotel located with walking distance to everything.

Strater Hotel -Durango

Off to Black Canyon NP and Ouray. The drive was spectacular on the Million Dollar Highway.

Black Canyon

Black Canyon

We took a hike to Cascade Falls and around the city of Ouray. Great views of city and mountains.


Ouray, Colorado

Last stop on our road trip was Petrified Forrest National Park and Winslow AZ. We also stopped in Holbrook to shop at the Painted Desert Quilt Shop.

Me at Petrified Forrest

DH with petrified wood.

We stayed one night in Winslow at the La Posada Hotel. This is an old railrood hotel right next to the tracks. It was fun to watch the trains go by!

La Posada Hotel

Next Road trip is to Whitfish Montana near Glacier National Park in September. Updated Stash Report next!

Monday, August 3, 2020

Design Wall Monday

This week I will be working on laying out the Jelly Roll Dresden and hopefully getting it sewn together. I will still need to make the centers and applique them on, so will be hard to get it completed this week. DH and I are also taking a little trip to Colorado at the end of the week, so not much sewing will get done this week. 

1 Dawn's Early Light ©2017 Bonnie K Hunter. All Rights Reserved ...
Dawn's Early Light

This is my UFO for August- Dawns Early Light by Bonnie Hunter. Yes, a lot of pieces in this one. String blocks and tiny friendship star blocks make up much of this quilt. I do have some of the strings completed from a swap done a couple of years ago, and a head start on some of the blocks, courtsey of Sandi. 

First I will finish up JR Dresden, then get started on all the units for Dawns Early Light. Never a dull moment in my sewing room!  Have a great week.