Monday, January 31, 2022

Design Wall Monday

 Last day of the month! On to February. This month I will be working on two of my UFO's. My #7 from APQS 2022 UFO Challenge, is Sugar Sand Beach. This will be made in african fabric that my daughter brought back when she was in Africa a few years ago.

Sugar Sand Beach

Next up will be Narragansett Blues, another Bonnie Hunter pattern. All the units are made and remaining pieces cut out. All that is left is to sew it all together.

Narragansett Blues

I have my work cut out for me this month!

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Sunday Stash Report

One small finish this week with the last of my Calendar Quilts. March is done and ready for quilting.

Calendar quilt March

 A trip to Rusty Barn Quilt and Sewing Festival yielded some additions to the stash.  

Reds and Table runner pattern.

Black on Whites for UFO

Reproductions-just because.

Also purchased was a backing for Rododendron trail. A nice pink and I will quilt with a light pink thread.

Used this week: 3 yards.
Used YTD: 26 yards.
Purchased this week: 7 yards.
Purchased YTD:  32 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: -6 yards.

In the red! Need to get working on some finishes.
Have a great week!

Monday, January 24, 2022

Design Wall Monday

 This week on the Design Wall will be the last of my calendar Quilts. This one is for March. This is the background partially sewn togther. Applique's are cut out and ready to fuse on. This will be a quick finish for the week.


I am also going to pull out the first block for Autumn Love by Lori Holt, and get started. I have al the pieces cut our and I will be working on it as my block of the month for this year.

Autumn Love

Enjoy your Monday!

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Sunday Stash Report

 Hooray the first finish of the year!

Rododendron Trail is finished and awaiting quiting. The last of the borders were sewn on this week.

Center of quilt


It is nice to have my first UFO finsihed, and as always I really like the way this has turned out. You can still get all the clues here until the end of January.

This quilt used up quite a bit of the stash, it is 84x99, so I am almost back to even for the year. That will probably change as Rusty Barn Quilt and Sewing Expo is this coming weekend and I plan a trip on Thursday.

Used this week: 23 yards.
Used YTD: 23 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD:  25 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: -2 yards.

Have a great week!

Monday, January 17, 2022

Design Wall Monday

 More like Design floor this week. Rododendron Trail is a big quilt and did not fit on my Design Wall. I will be sewing the rows together to complete the center of the quilt and then hope to get to the flying geese borders and a finish for this week. Corners were in the process of being sewn together when I took this photo.

Lot's of sewing happening for me this week. I am also hoping to get to a longarm project, but this finish will come first. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Sunday Stash Report

 Half way through January already! No finishes this week, but progress on Rododendron Trail! Clue 7 was finished and the last clue/finish for the quilt was released on Friday. All the clues will be posted until the end of January, so you still have time to head over to Bonnie's Blog to save them. 

Clue 7

I was able to get the border corners and setting triangles done on Friday/Saturday.

Setting Triangles

Bonnie's finished quilt is below and it looks great. Excited to finish up mine this next week!

Rododendron Trail Finsih

Purchased this week was the aqua to use for the sashing strips. The one I had picked out was too bright, and I thought I needed someting a bit more muted to go with the light and airy feel of this quilt. So a trip to 35th Avenue was in store. I will use up some old floral fabrics for the backing. 

Aqua fabric

Nothing used this week, but hope to change that for next week's report.

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD: 0 yards.
Purchased this week: 4 yards.
Purchased YTD:  25 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: -25 yards.

Have a great week!

Monday, January 10, 2022

Design Wall

 This week I will be working on Clue 7 of Rododendron Trail. I hope to be all caught up for the release of the next clue on Friday. Below are partial blocks, ready to sew.

Clue 7 

Also in the works will be some cutting for the last of the Calendar Quilts. March will be the last one to finish and that will complete all of my UFO's from 2021.

March Calendar Quilt

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

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Sunday Stash Report

 Not much change in the stash report this week. I have just about caught up with all the clues for Rododendron Trail and working on Clue 7 Below are my finsihed blocks so far.


More to come on my progress tomorrow. Stash numbers below. Have a great week!

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD: 0 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD:  21 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: -21 yards.

Monday, January 3, 2022

Design Wall Monday

 This week on the Design wall is Rododendron Trail. I will be playing catch up with hourglass units to sew and press from clue 4, and then clue 5 and 6 to finish before clue 7 on Friday. I have my work cut out for me this week!

Hourglass and Triangle Units

Ready to trim and finished.

I hope to also get going on a couple of Longarm projects two of my Calendar Quilts and a couple of pumpkin quilts for Sandi. 

Hope you have a great week!

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Sunday Stash Report

 Here we are January 2, 2022 and the first stash report for this year. My trip to Winslow over the New Year brought additions to the stash. We took a ride over to Holbrook and one of my favorite quilt shops, Painted Desert Quilts. Betty is the owner and has a super nice selection of fabric. Of cours DH was buying so we added more than was needed!

Holbrook, AZ

I picked up some nice neutrals, some blacks and reds for some of the UFO's I will be working on and a southwest stripe. Painted Desert also had a great selection of Grunge, so added a few more to my stash.

So here is the damage for the first week of the year. Finishes coming soon!

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD: 0 yards.
Purchased this week: 21 yards.
Purchased YTD:  21 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: -21 yards.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

The Year in Review.

2021 was a busy year for me. I finished 16 quilt tops,10 wall hangings, 3 table runners and 4 charity quilts. Also completed were a couple of pincushions, two pillows and of course the microwave bowls.

Finshed earlier in the year.

Four of these made for Grandkids.

Love the pumpkins!

Bonnie Hunter 2021 Mystery.

This year I will again be participating in the American Patchwork & Quilting UFO Challenge. I have picked a number of Bonnie Hunter patterns for this year as I am trying to use up my scraps. You can view my UFO list here. My first UFO for 2022 will be Bonnie Hunter's 2022 Mystery.

I was also extited to have one of my Quilts published in Brenda Papadakis new Dear Jane the 25th Anniversary.

Patriot Jane

I was also able to Longarm 99 quilts this year! A lot of them were mine, that have been waiting to be quilted for awhile. And some were for friends back in San Diego. We will see what this year brings on the Longarming side, but not really setting any goals.

Hope you have a Happy and Healthy New Year ahead!