Monday, April 19, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 This week I will be working on more of the Ohio Star blocks for Mistletoe-they seem to be never ending! These are all cut and ready to sew. After this batch only 30 more to go!

Below is the center of the quilt, with all the applique finished. This is my May UFO for Sunrise Stitchers and needs to be complete by our May 11 guild meeting. It will be a push to get it finished as I have 2 trips between now and when it is due!

Center on Mistletoe quilt

On the longarm this week is a quilt from Sandi. This John Deere quilt is a remake of a quilt that Sandi made for a little boy in 2018. Unfortunately the original was lost in a fire, so Sandi made an almost identical one, and I will am quilting for her with same pattern and thread.

Hope you are having a great Monday and are getting some sewing in this week.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 Not much sewing was finished last week, as we spent 4 days in Sedona. We enjoyed beautiful weather, great scenery and very nice hiking. 

Bell Rock

We discovered Red Rock Park, after trying to hike a trail that was so crowded that we could not find a place to park. That is the downside to going to Sedona in April- it is very busy. Red Rock State Park was a gem, with great hiking trails, and Oak Creek flowing through the center of the park. Three sisters below was one of the rock formations that we were able to view.

Three Sisters

When I arrived home this was waiting for me. A fat quarter bundle of neutrals from Rebsfabstash. My friend Sandi had used these in one of her quilts and I loved them, so had to purchase. They will be used in a couple of future projects. 

Only adds this week, nothing finished.

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 74.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 5.5 yards
Purchased YTD:  62.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 12.5 yards.

I know, I am going in the wrong direction, but finishes will be happening soon! 
Have a great week!

Monday, April 12, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 On my design wall this week are last months blocks for Vintage Christmas, one more to go, then on to April's blocks.

Making progress on the Ohio Star blocks with 25 finished. 75 more to go.

On the longarm is a quilt called Rotation. This was completed back in 2017 from blocks that I won from Sunshine Quilt Guild. Nice to get this one finished.


My Pincushion of the Month from Sandi arrived right before I left for my trip. This is a pretty one! I now have 3 and I am looking forward to getting started on these.

I am off to Sedona for my birthday, so not to much will get done. Have a great week!

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 It has been a busy two weeks since my last post. I had a great trip to San Diego over easter to see my Grandkids, visit some friends, and a trip to the Zoo. 

A trip to Rosies with Sandi was a must, where a few new additions to the stash happenend.  Rosies is a must stop on my trips to San Diego. We also enjoyed a nice lunch at one of my favorite resturants, The Brigantine. Fat quarters were added below for a couple of future projects.

Also added were the pinks and neutrals for Mistletoe. I realized that I might not have enough to finish all the Ohio Star blocks, so a few additions were needed.

Greens were added for binding a couple of future quilts.

The fabrics below will go into quilt for my new granddaughter who will be arriving in July.

Lastly a backing for a quilt top that was purchased awhile back from a Sunshine quilt guild auction.

Finishes include a couple of doll dresses and quilts that were started on my trip. Violet my oldest granddaughter wanted to learn how to sew with a machine. So we spent some time putting together the quilt centers below, one for her and one for her sister. They were brought back home for "Nana" to finish.

Violet Sewing

Doll dress below for their American Girl Dolls. Pattern was free on Pixie Faire.

The girls put together the centers with 2.5" squares and I brought them home to finish.

Ivy Quilt

Violet Quilt

Updated Stash numbers below. Finishes coming soon!

Used this week: 4 yards
Used YTD: 74.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 16.0 yards
Purchased YTD:  56.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 18.0 yards.

Check back tomorrow to see what I will be working on this week.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 March is flying by and April is just around the corner. I am off to SD this week to see the Grandkids for Easter, so not much sewing will get done. I will still be working on Misltetoe, with prepping of applique and making the Ohio Star blocks. I have about 7 blocks completed with 93 more to go.

Pieces cut out and ready to go for 20 more.

On the Longarm this week is a Table runner to practice placing triangle patterns.

A busy week for me! Hope you have a fun project you are working on.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 This week I am happy to report a finsh: Tree Farm, by Laundry Basket Quilts.  Backing was also pieced, along with binding and a sleeve. It will be one of the next ones up on the Longarm.

Tree Farm

Added to the stash this week was a pretty floral from Rifle Paper Company. This will be used in a quilt for my new Granddaughter who is due to arrive in July.

Updated stash numbers below. Three months into the year and it is looking pretty good. My trip to SD this week may change that, as I hope to get to Rosie's Calico Cupboard for a few new additions.

Used this week: 11 yards
Used YTD: 74.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 4 yards
Purchased YTD:  40.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 34.0 yards.

Enjoy your week!

Monday, March 22, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 On the Design Wall this week is Tree Farm-almost finished. Just sewing the rows together, quilting and binding. 

Tree Farm

Once this is complete, I will turn my attention to the 100 Ohio Star blocks that are in Mistletoe.

The center is complete, except for the applique. This is my UFO for Sunrise Quilters that is due by the second week of May. 

I am also working on a small table runner that we will use for the Statler Group that is meeting at my house on Saturday. It will be a demo piece for some custom quilting using the Statler Software. 

On the longarm this week is a quilt I finished in 2013, Medallion by Marti Michell. This was a block of the month finishing at 96x96 and will finally be quilted!

Medallion Quilt

Enjoy your Monday and Happy Sewing!

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 March is flying by, and Spring is here!

This week I finished up #3 I spy Quilt. This one for my youngest granddaughter with minnie mouse fabric. One more to go and then quilting and binding.

Also finished this week, but not a reduction yet, is the center Feathered Star block for Mistletoe. Now that this is done, I will add the applique and take it on my next trip to San Diego to work on. 

I had to purchase a bit more fabric for Tree Farm, and that arrived this week. So a little addition to the stash and some usage to report this week.

Updated Stash Report below. Moving in the right direction.

Used this week: 8.5 yards
Used YTD: 63.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 4 yards
Purchased YTD:  36.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 27.0 yards.

Have a great week!

Monday, March 15, 2021

Design Wall

March is half way done, and spring is on the way here in the desert, even if the last couple of days have been windy and cold! 

This week on the Design wall is #3 I Spy Quilt. Blocks are complete and just need to sew the rows and put on borders. This should be finished this week. One more to go!

I will also be finishing up Tree Farm, just waiting for some fabric from Laundry Basket quilts to complete. Long story, but did not have enough of the light background to complete.

On the longarm this week is a quilt a finished last year called checkerboard. I am quilting with pink thread and a pattern called Happiness from Anne Bright. This is one of my favorite pattern designers and I have used many of her patterns.

Also up this week will be a service for my Longarm by Keith from Mulqueens. I usually try to have it serviced every 2 years or so, just to keep everything running smoothly.

Have a great rest of your week and hope you are working on a fun project.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 Nothing added this week, but some new fabrics are on the way. No finishes to report, but both the third I spy quilt and Tree Farm are getting close. 

Many Thanks to Betty for sending me the fabrics below. They arrived just in time as I needed a few more novelty fabrics for the I spy quilts.

Love the flamingos!  Updated Stash numbers below.

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 55.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD:  32.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 22.5 yards.

Hope to get a finish in this week. Enjoy your Sunday!

Monday, March 8, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 On the design wall this week will be Tree Farm. Half square triangles are done and trimmed and I have started sewing the center unit for the tree. Will need 18 of these units, and then 36 side triangle units. 

Units for trees

Center Tree Units

There is a video here, by Edita Sitar on how to make this quilt. I found it very informative as the pattern only gives the basic directions.

Hope you have something fun you are working on this week!

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 Nothing finished and nothing added to the stash this week. Works are in progress for a finish in the near future. I did make 2 blocks for our guild BOM, winner will be drawn on Tuesday. I decided to make two of them, as the tecnique to make the flying geese was pretty easy and accurate. You can find a video here.

I recieved an early Birthday gift from my friend Sandi over at Kwiltnkats. A Pincushion of the month subscription from Midway wool! The first two arrived with the walnut shells needed to fill all 12 pincushions.

The first two are Snowy Night and An Apple a day. Both are super cute and will be fun projects to work on. Thank you Sandi, for such a thoughtful gift.

Tree Farm will be on my design wall for the next couple of weeks and then back to working on the last two I Spy quilts. No changes to the stash below.

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 55.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD:  32.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 22.5 yards.

Enjoy your Sunday and have a great week!

Monday, March 1, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 March is here! Spring is already happening here in the Desert, with some flowers starting to bloom. We have a warm week ahead of us with temps in the mid to high 70's.

This week I will be starting on #11 UFO- Tree Farm by Laundry Basket Quilts. A lot of half square triangles in this one, and I will be using triangle papers for all 324 of them.

Tree Farm

I also have the BOM, Dutchman'a Puzzle, to complete for Sunrise Stitchers before next Tuesday. That is our Zoom meeting day. I sure hope we get to meet in person again soon. 

Dutchman's Puzz;a

If that is not enough, I will be working on #3 of the I Spy Quilts. I always seem to have more than one project at a time on the Design Wall. Enjoy your Monday!

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 Happy last day of February. March and spring are not too far away!

A finish this week and a few additions to the stast. The second I spy quilt is done, this one is for my grandson. Two more to go! Will get started on the quilting as soon as I pick up the minky for the backing. Hope to do that this week.

I Spy #2

Additions are fabrics for the other I spy quilts that were purchased from One has already been used in the quilt above.

I spy fabrics

Other finishes this week include the blocks for Vintage Christmas, just in time for new blocks to arrive for March.

Vintage Christmas

I also completed my February blocks for Heart & Hand. This will be the last month for these for awhile, as I now have 44 blocks and need to find a setting for them.

Heart and Hand February Blocks

Below is updated Stash Report.

Used this week: 8.5 yards
Used YTD: 55.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 9.0 yards
Purchased YTD:  32.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 22.5 yards.

Have a great week!

Monday, February 22, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 On my Design wall this week will be a couple of small projects while I wait for the next UFO number to be released from American Patchwork and Quilting 2021 UFO Challenge.  I will be working on my Vintage Christmas blocks, two of six done so far. My Heart and Hand blocks are also due at the end of the week, so some hand applique is on the agenda.

There are some embroidry details that will be added on the skate block and a few others. Will be working on that in the evenings while watching a little TV. Next up is finishing the cutting for my Autum Love project. This is another Lori Holt quilt and instructions are available on her blog. Blocks are seperated in bags and I will be starting on these in between my UFO's There is both piecing and applique in this quilt.

Autum Love

This week on my Longarm is a quilt that I made last year from a panel. Called Koi. I am using two different clam shell designs from Anne Bright. This should be finished in a day or two.

A lot happening in my quilting world this week. Hope you are getting time to sew!

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 This week I was abel to finish two quilts. The first I spy quilt, and a small christmas project that has been around for awhile. 

I spy #1

This will be the first of 4 I spy quilts for my Grandkids. Waiting on some Fabrics to start the next ones. Holly Hill belowm was a kit purchased a few years ago. I decided to machine applique this one as I wanted to get it done a little quicker.

Holly Hill

Additions to the stash came from Fat Quarter shop, and will be used to make the small valentines quilt from their cupid box. This may be the next project I work on this week as I await the release of the next UFO pick for March.

Here is the Stash Update. Trying to stay in the black for this year.

Used this week: 12.5 yards
Used YTD: 46.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 3.5 yards
Purchased YTD:  23.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 23.0 yards.

Enjoy your week!