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!

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 Only a small finish this week, not a quilt, but a pair of pajama pants. This was purchased many years ago at the San Diego Quilt Show and was a kit to make pajama pants from this super cut bra print fabric.

Pajama Pants

I was able to make a  trip to Rosie's with Sandi last week, while I was in San Diego. Purchased the oranges below for the Calendar Quilts. Sandi will also be sending me a few squares from her stash, so I will have a good variety.

The fabrics below will be audtioned for the Ella Marie Deacon Quilt. Stripe is for the sashing. Most of the Blocks were completed last year and I may make a few more, but will not be making it as big as the original.

This was waiting for me when I returned from San Diego. Pincushion for July- Thank you Sandi!

Updated stash numbers:

Used this week: 3 yards
Used YTD: 125 yards.
Purchased this week: 7 yards
Purchased YTD:  95.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 30 yards.

Still in the black, but have a couple more adds arriving this week to finish up a few more projects.
Have a great week!

Monday, July 12, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 Not to much will be happening in my quilting studio this week. I am in San Diego to visit with family and friends and will not return to AZ until late on Saturday.

I left with two more backgrounds pulled together for the Calendar Quilts. These are for August and September quilts.

I am also in the process of finishing this wool decoration for my yazzi bag. It is from a kit that was a wall hanging and I used part of it for my bag. Just need to sew down the edges.

I think it turned out super cute. I am also still prepping applique for the Michigan quilt. I am about 3/4 of the way done and will start glue basting down to borders when I get home.

Hope you are working on something fun this week. Catch up with me on Sunday and see what I found at Rosie's Calico Cupboard in San Diego. Happy Sewing!

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 This weeks Stash Report brings my newest Granddaughter Ayla Jean. She was born yesterday at about 3pm and weighed in at 8lbs 10ozs.

Ayla Jean

Ayla, mom and dad, left the hospital today and arrived home to meet big brother Asher. I am on my way to SD today to meet her and spend time with family.

Ride Home.

With big brother Asher.

No big finishes last week, just a cute little elephant for Ayla and blocks for Sunrise Quilt Guild BOM due on Tuesday. I will not make the meeting, but will mail blocks to winner.

Stuffed Elephant

Sunrise BOM

Nothing added last week, but that will change as I hope to get to Rosies while I am in SD.

Updated Stats for this week.

Used this week: 1 yards
Used YTD: 122 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD:  89.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 33 yards.

Have a great week!

Monday, July 5, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 This week I will be working on my Calendar Quilts, my UFO for July. I am starting with August, Sept and October. The backkgrounds are all 4.5" squares and I am going through my stash to pull fabrics. I think pulling the fabrics will take the longest,

Calendar Quilts

Below are blacks cut our for October's pumkin. The appliques will be machine sewn onto the backgrounds.

Black Backgrounds

Also in the works is prepping applique for my Michigan quilt, So far have almost enough for one side.

Michigan Applique pieces,

I will also be awaiting the 8th month for Vintage Christmas. This should include all that is needed for the sashing. Last month will be the border.

This arrived last week when I returned from Boulder. My new Accuquilt Go electric cutter. I have been practicing with the die that it came with and just purchased a couple of dies that I think I will use the most for the quilts I want to make.

Excited to be able to speed up cutting and save my wrists for binding!

Happy Sewing!

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Sunday Stash Report


Hope you are all enjoying your 4th of July!

A small finish this week with a couple of pillow cases completed. These will be for two of my Grandkids and one will stay here.


A few adds to the stash from my trip to Boulder. From Fabricate.

Fun Novelties

Blue Texture for future projects.

Half way through the year and in the Black! Working on more projects to use up more of the stash.

Used this week: 3 yards
Used YTD: 121 yards.
Purchased this week: 4 yards
Purchased YTD:  89.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 32 yards.

Have a great week!