Monday, September 13, 2021

Design Wall

 Prairie Star remains on my Design wall this week, but progress is being made! I am now working on step 5 of 6, and just maybe, I will have all steps complete by the end of the week and will be able to start sewing sections together.

Steps 3 and 4 Complete

Step 5 in progress.

I am really happy with how it is turning out and enjoying the paper-piecing process. I have had to change up a couple of fabrics, but so far so good. Last step is the outer border pieces. Hope to start them later this week 

Hope you are working on a fun project this week. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 Nothing added this week and nothing finished. But I did recieve my next installment of the monthly pincushion kit- Thanks again Sandi! This one is a super cute floral garden. I need to get busy on all these cute little projects. 

Making progress on Prairie Star, check back later this week to see where I am.

Here are the stats for this week. Still in the black for the year!😊

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 175.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD:  127.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 48.0 yards.

Enjoy your week!

Monday, September 6, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 Happy Labor Day! 

This week I will be working on Prairie Star. Center units below are complete.

Center Units

I am part way through the second step, which are the lonestar units below. Two more sections to go and then I will make sure I like color placement, before sewint to the Center Units above. This project will definitly have my attenetion for the next few weeks.

Lonestar Unit.

On the Longarm is the last of the Charity quilts and then I have a few customer quilts to get done.

Charity Quilt

Hope you are enjoying your holiday!

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 September is here and today is my oldest daughter's birthday! Happy Birthday Kayleigh!

Two trips to Rusty Barn Sewing and Craft show on Thursday and Friday, yielded the goodies below. So much for the Stash reduction this week.

This fun kit came home with me. Called Arboretum below.

Americn Gatherings FQ Bundle for a future project.

Backings for Charity Quilts

FQ adds to stash.

Some nice greys.

I also watched a demo on EZ Paper piecing, where the pattern is printed on a super lighweight foundation and so no tearing out of papers. Also purchased a pattern to make up some placemats.

Below is the damage for the week!

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 175.0 yards.
Purchased this week:  25 yards
Purchased YTD:  127.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 48.0 yards.

Hope to have some finishes soon to share! Enjoy your long weekend!

Monday, August 30, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 Last week was spent cutting and prepping all the pieces for Prairie Star. I have done a couple of Judy Neimeyer quilts in the past, but nothing this complicated.

Bagged and ready to start.

All of the paper piecing units are cut apart and seperated into six different bags. There are also plastic cutting templates to prepare and paper pieces for cutting. All of the fabrics are pre-cut and put with its unit in the proper bag. The cutting took awhile, as you have to make sure you are cutting the right unit for the right fabric. There are 14 different fabrics in this quilt. 

Now that the cutting is complete, I am getting started on the first unit, which is actually bag #3. This quilt will definately take some time and will stretch my quilting skills. Check in and see my progress.

Compass Unit

On the longarm this week will be the charity quilts that were completed earlier this month. I will be self-binding them to save a bit of time. They will be turned in at our September 14 Guild meeting.

Charity Quilt

I have a busy week ahead of me and will be attending Rusty Barn Quilt and Sewing show later this week. Have a shopping list and which will include some additions to my stash for future projects. So glad events are back! Happy Sewing!

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 No finishes this week. It was a week of cutting and prepping Prairie Star and working on some bindings. Two are ready for hand sewing down this week and I have 2 more to sew on binding.

Ready to sew binding down!

Added to the stash this week was a fabric from Hancocks of Paducah. They were the only ones that had this fabric and it is for Clover Fields. I had miss cut a couple of pieces and needed a more. Any leftover will either go into the neutral stash or be used on the back.

Not much change in the stash this week. 

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 175.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 3 yards
Purchased YTD:  102.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 73.0 yards.

Enjoy your week!

Monday, August 23, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 Cloverfields is on hold for now, as I await an order for additional background. Unfortunately I miscut a few pieces and will need additional fabric to get started. 

So this week I will be starting on one of my last UFO's, Prairie Star by Judy Niemeyer.

All paper pieced with fabrics purchased about 2 years ago. Time to get this one done. My goal is to make one Judy Niemeyer quilt a year. I have quite a few patterns that I have collected over the years.

I know I will be busy with this one. Enjoy your week!

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 This week's stash report features a couple of finishes and some additions. First up, the fourth charity quilt is done and has been added to the que.

Harry Potter charity quilt.

I was also able to get my next Calendar quilt top finished and ready to machine applique. Four more to go and I hope to complete one each month and finish by the end of the year.

Calendar Quilt- November

A trip to 35th Avenue fabric store, yielded the four backings below for the charity quilts. I did not have anything big enough that I wanted to use for backings and I did not want to piece anything.


Three weeks into August and here are the numbers:

Used this week: 5.5 yards
Used YTD: 175.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 6 yards
Purchased YTD:  99.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 76.0 yards.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Monday, August 16, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 This week I will be working on my next UFO, called Clover Fields. This was a kit that I purchased last year and should be a fun one to complete. I really loved the colors in this quilt and they are all batiks.

Clover Fields

I am also hoping to complete the last of the charity quilts that were started last week. Will also get started on the quilting and hope to use fabric from my stash for the backings.

Hope you are working on a fun project for the week! Enjoy

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 Last Tuesday was our Sew-in for Sunrise Stitchers, where we worked on charity projects. I had pre-cut a couple of kits and  I was able to get one finished that day.  All were super easy and fun patterns. The last one was cut with the Crazy Block die for my Accquilt. 

5" squares

The two below were finsihed during the week.

5" Squares on point

Crazy  6" Blocks

I will be quilting the charity quilts and hope to have them all finished by our September meeting.  Hocus Pocus, below, was finished in July, but somewhere along the way I forgot to post it.

Hocus Pocus

No adds to the stash this week. Below are updated numbers.

Used this week: 21 yards
Used YTD: 169.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD:  93.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 76.5 yards.

Have a great week!

Monday, August 9, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 Tomorrow I will be going to our Sew-in with Sunrise Stitchers. It is from 9am to 9pm and we will be working on a few charity projects. I have kitted up a couple of baby quilt using some charm squares, and white fabrics from my stash.  I picked a couple of easy patterns and these will be my projects for the Sew-in and for the week.

This will be on point.

Sashing and Cornerstones.

I also used my new Accquilt to cut out these crazy quilt blocks using some leftover 10" squares from my stash. These blocks will finish at 6 inches.They are all labeled and ready to sew together. It took me 5 minutes to cut out 12 blocks. I am loving my Accquilt Go-Big Cutter!

Pieces cut and labeled for Crazy quilt blocks.

I have a busy week ahead of me! Enjoy your week!

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 A finish to report this week. Midnight Dreams is complete and will be placed in the quilting que.  Backing will be from my stash. This was my UFO for August and a pretty easy quilt.

Midnight Dreams

Purchases below were added to the stash. A few half yard pieces purchased from Fat quarter Shop.These will be used for binding on a couple of projects.

My new Pincushion of the month arrived. Thank you Sandi! This bird is super cute.

So here I am with my updated Stash numbers for the week. I think I am doing pretty good so far for the year. Looking to increase the usage this month.

Used this week: 11.5 yards
Used YTD: 148.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 2 yards
Purchased YTD:  93.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 55.5 yards.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Monday, August 2, 2021

Design Wall Monday

The first thing I will be working on this week is glue basting down all the applique on Michigan. Below is one section complete. This will be an ongoing project for quite awhile, all the hand applique still needs to be done.


Next up will be work on my August UFO, Midnight Dreams. Pieces are cut and will go with me to my sewing group tomorrow night. Hope to get blocks completed and quilt finished up this week.

Midnight Dreams

On the longarm this week is another quilt from the past, Seven Sisters. The top was finished in 2013 from a class taken at Road to California, taught by Marfi Michell. I am slowly getting caught up on all my own quilts this year. Next up will be a holiday quilt for Sandi.

Seven Sisters

Hope you have a great week and Happy Sewing!

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 Two small finishes this week. Calendar quilts for August and October



August will be quilted and bound this week, so I can get it up on the wall in my Studio. No purchases to add to the stash this week, but Sandi did send me 3 fat quarters to use in a future Project by Primitive Gatherings. Do I need to count these?

Used this week: 6 yards
Used YTD: 137 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD:  91.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 46 yards.

Check back tomorrow to see my August UFO and more!

Monday, July 26, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 This week is the thrid Calendar Quilt that I am working on. October brings a fun pumpkin face! Background just needs to be sewn together and then applique with be attached by machine.

Sandi, over at Kwiltnkats sent me a few more oranges to add variety to my background. Also up later this week will be Midnight Dreams a pattern from 2008. It is all cut out and ready for my sewing machine.

What will you be working on this week?

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

It has been a rainy weekend here in Scottsdale, with thunder, lightning, wind and almost 3" of much needed rain.  A lot of flooding in the area, but nothing near where I live. I am looking forward to sunny days starting tomorrow. 

Two small finsih this week, Pumpking Trio and the September Calendar Quilt. 

Pumpkin Trio


August and October are in the works and hope to be completed with both this week.

Added to the stash this week, was this Libery Box from Fat Quarter Shop. This is the second box that I have purchased from them. The first was a Valentines box back in February. I have been happy with both boxes and both small projects that come with it.

Stars and Stripes Pattern
Fabric included to make project.

Labels, Aurfil Thread and cute tray included in box.

Updated Stash report below.

Used this week: 6 yards
Used YTD: 131 yards.
Purchased this week: 2 yards
Purchased YTD:  91.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 40 yards.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 This week, I have three projects on the design wall. Pumpkin Trio is all cut out and ready to sew together. 

Pumpkin Trio
Pieces ready to sew.

Next up will be working on Calendar Quilts.

September with Applique.

Background for August.

Lastly, I am hoping to finish prepping all the applique for Michigan and then glue baste all down to start the hand applique process. As always, working on multiple projects this week!

On the Long Arm this week is Hocus Pocus, using the same fabrics as Pumpkin Trio above. Hope to get both quilted this week.

Happy sewing!