Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Design Wall

 This week on the design wall are two projects. Vintage Christmas will be up for a finish. Blocks are done and sashing and borders are needed to complete.

Vintage Christmas Blocks.

Next up I will be working on the border units for Prairie Star. Below is where I am so far with center and side units complete. It will all be sewn together when the border units are done.

Prairie Star 

I like how it looks so far and have only changed out one fabric. This has been a challenging quilt, but I am enjoying the paper piecing process.

Have a great week and happy sewing!

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

It is a wet, rainy day here in AZ! No complaints, cause we can always use the rain.

 DH and I  are back home from our Road Trip and what an amazing time we had. We set off for Bryce Canyon National Park last Tuesday with a drive through Staircase Escalante National Monument, on  scenic highway 12.  We arrived mid afternoon and took a secnic drive in the park. 

Natural Bridge

The next day we took a hike among the Hoodoos, through Wall Street and Queens Garden. It was a very beautiful hike with many twists and turns through the canyon. We took so many pictures, below are just a few.

Beautiful Hoodoo's

Queens Garden

On the sewing front, no changes to the stash report, but did get a couple of bindings finished while we were on the road.

Now that I am home, will get back to some of my projects and hope for a finish in the near future.

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 175.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards
Purchased YTD:  131.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 44.0 yards.

Enjoy your day!

Monday, September 20, 2021

Design Wall Monday

 Today we are in Capital Reef National Park, with beautiful weather. 

The scenery was beautiful with cliffs, domes bridges and canyons. We drove a secnic drive that ended up on a dirt road and hiked up Capital Gorge Trail.

We stopped for fruit Pies from the historic Gifford House in the Fruita area of the Park. Then on to another hike to Hickman Bridge


Hickman Bridge

This week I will be working on some hand sewing projects, bindings and a couple of wool projects are prepped and ready when we have some down time.

Busy week on the road! Happy Sewing!

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Sunday Stash Report

 Today we are on the road to Capital Reef and Bryce Canyon National Parks. We should arrive late today to Capital Reef, as it is a 8 hour drive from Scottsdale and we took a senic route. Tomorrow we will be in the Park and hope to have some pictures to share.

No finishes this week, still working on Prarire Star and it will be waiting for me when I get home. Added to the stash this week was a grunge background for a future project. I may use it for the American Quilters Stitch along by Primitive Gatherings. Still deciding....

Updated Stash report below.

Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 175.0 yards.
Purchased this week: 4 yards
Purchased YTD:  131.0 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 44.0 yards.

Have a great week!

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!