Monday, December 27, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 This week I will be heads down working on Bonnie Hunter's Mystery. I still have clue 4 to finish and clue 5 was posted today. Clue 6 will be posted on Friday. I am still trying to finish up clue 4 below.

Clue 4 cut out.

This weekend was sewing the first part of clue 4 and the next day or two will be sewing the rest and pressing and trimming. We leave on Thursday to head to Winslow AZ and the La Posada Hotel for New Years. Will be bringing some bindings to work on as it is supposed to be a bit rainy up in that area. Not much work will get done on the Mystery, so will be playing catch up when we return.

Pinned and more sewing

Happy New Year and hope you are getting some sewing time in.

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Sunday Stash Report


Hope you all had a beautiful Christmas day and are enjoying some time with Family and Friends!

No posting for me last week, with my busy trip to San Diego and then back home to get ready for Christmas here in AZ. Had a great time visiting the Grandkids, Kids and Friends, and look forward to more visiting in 2022.

With gifts given I can now share what was made during the month on November. Fabric Microwave bowels. I made 6 sets of these bowls in different fabrics for family.  These are great for holding those hot bowls in the Microwave.

This will be my last Stash Report of the year, so a small finish this week to end the year. My Calendar Quilt for February is done and only one more to go. I had hoped to finish them all, but that will not happen this year.

Calendar Quilt February.

Final report for the year, not too bad. Next year I am hoping to use up more of my stash in a number of Bonnie Hunter quilts that will be on my UFO list for the year. More on that later this week.

Used this week: 3 yards.
Used YTD: 259.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD:  144.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 114.5 yards.

Next update will be my slow progress on Bonnie Hunter Mystery. New Clue comes out tomorrow!

Enjoy your week!

Monday, December 13, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 This week on my Design Wall is February Calendar Quilt. Background squares are cut and ready to sew and applique pieces are prepped to iron on. This will be my project this week along with finising up a couple of Christmas presents. Later this week I am off to see family in San Diego, will be great to see all the Grandkids, and of course my daughters and friends.

Feb Background.

Applique pieces

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 December is moving fast and only 12 more days until Christmas! This week a small add to the stash and a small finish. My Calendar Quilt for January is done and only needs to be quilted. Didn't he turn out cute! Next up will be February.

Calendar Quilt January

Also completed this week was the 3rd clue of Bonnie Hunter's Mystery. We are moving right along with the units needed to make this one. It is still not too late to join in.

BH Mystery Clue #3

My purchase for this week was a binding fabric that arrived from Fat Quarters. I needed a bit more for a couple of christmas gifts. Some will also go to Sandi for binding for a mini vintage quilt that she put together.


As we wind down the last few weeks of December, here are my updated numbers. Not to bad this year!

Used this week: 3 yards.
Used YTD: 256.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 1 yards.
Purchased YTD:  144.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 111.5 yards.

Have a great week and hope you have some fun Christmas activities planned.

Monday, December 6, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 This week, along with sewing units for Rododendron Trail, I will be working on the next Calendar Quilt. This one will be for January and I may go ahead and try to get February done also. I only have 3 more to go to finish up this UFO.

Halfway through the flying geese units below.

Here is the background ready to sew for January Calendar quilt.

Applique are prepped and ready to iron on and then sewn down. Maybe a finish for this week?

Have a great week and happy sewing!

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 A finish this week with Cupids Bows. I ended up making two of these and had just enough fabric to piece together the backings.

Cupids Bows

Bonnie Hunter released the second clue to this years mystery, Rhododendron Trail. Below are all my pieces cut out and ready for sewing. I will be busy getting it all completed this week.

Mystery Wk 2 units

No purchased this week, updated numbers below. Over 100 yards and still 3 more weeks to go!

Used this week: 6 yards.
Used YTD: 253.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD:  143.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 109.5 yards.

Have a great week!

Monday, November 29, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 This week, while I am waiting for the next clue for Rhododendron Trail, I am working on Cupids Bows, a quilt pattern from Fat Quarter Quilts. I had just enough fabric to put two of them together and will be gifting them to my daughters sometime before Valentine's Day.

Bow Block

Center of quilt

I will also be finishing up the quilting on Sandi's Dresden quilt. Love all the rainbow colors in this one.

Enjoy your week!

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 Hope you are enjoying the long Thanksgiving Weekend. My Sunday involved getting all the Christmas decotations out and putting up our Tree. Holiday Quilts were also installed through out.

Tree all decorated!

Santa and Nutcrackers

This week I was able to finish Clover Fields. I love the colors in this quilt and it will look good in our living room after the holidays. That will give me time to get it quilted.

Clover Field

With the release of Bonnie Hunter's first Clue, Rhododendron Trail, I was busy in my sewing room on Friday, cutting all the pieces for the first clue. Sewing also happened with finished units below. Looking forward to the next clue on Friday.

First clue finished.

Updated numbers for the Stash report below.

Used this week: 10 yards.
Used YTD: 247.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD:  143.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 103.5 yards.

Have a great week!

Monday, November 22, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 This week will be the finish of Clover Field! On my design wall with rows ready to sew together.

I will also be pulling fabrics for Bonnie Hunter's new Winter Mystery that will start on Friday. Pink, yellow, burgandy, aqua with neutrals are her color choices. You can read about it here.

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 A trip to 35th Avenue on Friday for their Black Bag Sale, yielded the additions to the stash. A backing for Cloverfields and a couple of yards for binding for other projects.


Binding fabrics.

This also came in the mail in Saturday from Brenda, the 25th Anniversary edition of Dear Jane!

New Dear Jane book.

And inside on page 13 is a picture of my red/white/blue Dear Jane! You can purchase a copy here.

My Dear Jane

So exciting to see my quilt published!

No finishes the week so here are the new Stash numbers:

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD: 237.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 8 yards.
Purchased YTD:  143.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 93.5 yards.

Have a great Sunday!

Monday, November 15, 2021

Design Wall Monday.

 Cloverfields will be on the design wall this week with the hopes that it will be nearing completion. Six more blocks to complete and then some half and quarter blocks. I love how this is looking.

Cloverfields Blocks.

I am also hoping to finish up the last of the Christmas gifts that I am making. I want to get them in the mail early. Will share these after the holidays.

Have a great week, and check out Bonnie Hunter's post for her Mystery quilt coming up the day after Thanksgiving. Introduction and fabric requirements are posted. This will be my 14th year of participating. Hope you can sew along.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 It has been a busy couple of days with my daughter and family visiting from San Diego. We took a hike a fun hike up Pinnacle Peak, played in the park near my house, and spent some time in the Jaccuzi. We had such a nice time and look forward to my trip to San Diego in December.

Me with Kendyll and kids

Asher and Ayla

This is Kendyll and Matt by the big Saugaro that sits in front of our house. 

Nothing added this week and a small finish with this cute little pillow I made for Ayla. Joyce, one of the ladies from my Tuesday group did the embroidery.

Updated numbers as we are getting closer to the end of the year!

Used this week: 1 yards
Used YTD: 237.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD:  135.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 101.5 yards

Enjoy your Sunday!

Monday, November 8, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 On the design wall this week is more of Clover Fields. Below are the first 3 finished blocks 

Not sure how much will get finished as my Daughter and family are visiting starting on Thursday. Looking forward to seeing my Grandkids, and will be busy with them.

Have a great week!

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 Nothing added this week and nothing finished. 

My newest pincushion of the month arrived this week! Thank you Sandi. It has been so much fun getting these each month. I have only completd a couple of them, and have a couple more prepped. I am looking forward to getting back to these right after the holidays.

I will be working on Clover Fields this week. So far the flying geese and the half square triangles are done, One more step and then I will be putting the blocks together.

Flying geese.

Half square triangles

A lot of trimming happened for these units, using my BlocLoc. It definitely takes more time to press and trim than it does to sew them together. Below are all the little slivers that were trimmed.

Updated Stash Report for this week. Hope to soon have another finish!

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 236.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD:  135.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 100.5 yards

Enjoy your week!

Monday, November 1, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 This week on my design wall is the December Calendar Quilt. Appliques are down and now to machine sew them down. This will be a small finish for the week.

December Calendar Quilt

Next up I will be working on my last UFO for the year. Clover Fields. The flying geese are half way done along with a bunch of half square triangles. This will be going with me tomorrow to my Tuesday Sewing group. Hope to make some progress this week.

Clover Fields

Clover Fields pieces

I will also be working on a couple of behind the scenes projects this week. Christmas gifts that can't be reveled yet.

Have a great week and happy sewing!

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

Happy Halloween!

A finish this week, my Leymone Star quilt. I was able to get sashing and border completed. This was made from a Layer Cake and some extra yardage. Backing came from my stash.

Leymone Star

Also finished was the background for December Calendar Quilt. Appliques are up next.

December Background

No adds to the stash so only a small change in the numbers, but I did hit the 100 mark!

Used this week: 7 yards
Used YTD: 236.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 1.75 yards
Purchased YTD:  135.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 100.5 yards

Hope you enjoy your Halloween!

Monday, October 25, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 The same projects will be on the design wall again this week, as no progress was made last week. Leymone Star quilt is ready for sashing and borders, but I may take the strip block out put another in. 

Leymone Star Quilt

Background for December Calendar quilt ready to sew, and appliques are cut and ready to apply. 

Calendar Quilt December

These will be my projects to finish this week along with quilting an applique quilt for Sandi. I also have a couple of small projects in the works for Christmas- so won't be able to share until later. Don't forget, Bonnie Hunter will be starting her Winter Mystery this weekend, with fabric colors to start collecting. Make sure you check out her blog.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 Back from our trip to Tombstone this afternoon. We had a great time riding and visiting both Tombstone and Bisbee. We stayed outsiede of Tombstone at the Tomstone Monument Ranch. It was a great place, with an old western town, horseback riding and other activities.

The Ranch

Me on our history ride.

Both Tombstone and Bisby are old mining towns with a lot of interesting western history. Tombstone is most famous for " The shoot out at OK corral" which is depicted in the movie "Tombstone" from 1993. Bisby is close to the Mexico border and is a funky artist town with many antique stores.

Downtown Bisby.

No finishes this week, as we were on the road. When I returned home, my Spooky box from 
Fat Quarters Quilt Shop was waiting for me. It contained the cute halloween fat quarters, a spooky box, bookmark, pattern, and ring thread cutter.

Spooky Stuff

Spooky Fat Quarters

Here is the updated Stash Report. Trying to get to that 100 yards used mark.

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 229.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 1.75 yards
Purchased YTD:  135.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 93.5 yards.

Enjoy your week!