Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Design Wall

 


On my design wall this week is Spooktacular Stars. This is a small quilt and hopefully will be finished up pretty quickly. Next up will be finishing Vintage Valentine. I will be looking for some fabrics for the sashing and border. I am not all that happy with the ones that came with the BOM. Hopefully I can find something a little closer to the original.


Enjoy the rest of the week!

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Stash Report


Sew Gifted is my finsh for the week. A fun and easy pattern from a Fat Quarters Shop Jolly box.  Next up will be another small halloween from another Fat Qurarters box. I am slowly getting those UFO's done!

Stash usage is going in the right direction.....

 Used this week:  7 yards.
Used YTD: 72.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 45 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 27.5 yards.

Have a great week!

Monday, April 1, 2024

Design Wall


There have been some pretty funny April Fools jokes going around. Hope you did not get caught up in one! On my design wall this week is another UFO, Sew Gifted. This was a mystery box from Fat Quarter Quilt Shop in 2022. I am finally getting around to putting this one together. It finishes at 44x59 and primarily uses two charm packs and background yardage. The orginal had a bluish background, that I changed to a white snoflake. Hoping to finish this one up this week.



On the Longarm, is the last of the stack of charity quilts that I am quilting for Sunrise Stitchers. Next up will be a couple of my own charity quilts, and the Bats and Pumpkins Tabletopper.
Enjoy the first day of April!

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Stash Report


 Hope you are all having a beautiful Easter Sunday.


In honor of the season, here is my basket quilt that was competed a couple of years ago. Pattern by Laundry Basket Quilts.

Nothing added to the stash this week and no finishes, but check back later this week. I may have a finish in store.

Used this week:  0 yards.
Used YTD: 65.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 45 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 20.5 yards.

Enjoy the last day of March!

Monday, March 25, 2024

Design Wall

 


More Quilts from the AQG Quilt show over the weekend.



From our Chapter, Christiane's Temperature Quilt.

Our Chapter Charity Quilt, Quilted by Eva.

This week I will be spending some time cutting out a couple of smaller quilts. So nothing new to share on my design wall.

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Stash Report



Yesterday I attended, and worked, at the Arizona Quilt Guild Show. There were many beautiful quilts, above one of my favorites and and award winner. Below more beautiful quilts.

Another beautiful Applique

And another.

From our Chapter, Christiane's winner.

Fun Scrappy

Beautiful color and quilting.

From our Chapter, Susan's winner.

Another quilt from Susan.

Another fun scrappy.

Our booth did well and we made a little money for AQG and our chapter. I worked in the morning and got to see the show after.



Linda and I working our shift.


Our booth.

Of course I did a little shopping!
  
Some cuter Neutrals

Loved these tiny dots



A kitty pattern to make for one of the grands.


There was a finish last week, Pumpkins and Bats-Done!


Updated Stash number below:

Used this week:  4 yards.
Used YTD: 65.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 4 yards.
Purchased YTD: 45 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 20.5 yards.

Have a great week!

Monday, March 18, 2024

Design Wall


 Now that all the items are finished for the Boutique, I am back to working on the Pumpkins and Bats quilt. Twelve more pumpkin blocks to paper piece and then it will all go together. Hope to have this one as a finish for the week. I am also working on cutting out the next charity quilt that will be my Tuesday Sewing group project. AND I always have a quilt on the longarm to complete. Never a dull moment in my sewing room. How about you??

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Stash Report

 


Happy St. Patricks Day! 
No quilting finishes this week, but I did make all these little mesh bags! They will be part of the boutique at the upcoming Arizona Quilt Show this weekend. I will be working in the booth on Saturday Morning and will see the show after. Pictures to come next week.
 
No adds to the stash, but that may change after next weekend.

Used this week:  0 yards.
Used YTD: 61.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 41 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 20.5 yards.

Have a great week!


Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Design Wall

 


The last block for Vintage Valentine is prepped and ready for hand sewing! After I finish up some binding, this is what I will be working on in the evenings as we watch a little TV. I will also be working on some Ohio Star blocks for Quilts of Valor. My longarm group, that meets this Saturday, puts together a couple of quilts each year for this great organization. Always busy in my sewing room. How about you?

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Stash Report

 


I had a busy week finishing up a couple of projects. First up was this super easy quilt made from 2 1/2 inch strips. I have been working on this the last two Tuesdays at my sewing group. It was a kit that I purchased quite awhile ago and will now be quilted and donated to charity. I may have to go through my stash of 2 1/2 inch strips to put together another one of these.


Next, I finished the last of the popcorn bags for the booth at the upcoming AQG Quilt Show. I have made twelve of these and hope they sell. Last finish this week was the Tablerunner for my Mom. This I will share in a later this month, after it is delivered!

Making progress on using up the stash! No purchases this week.

Used this week:  12 yards.
Used YTD: 61.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 41 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 20.5 yards.

Have a great week!


Thursday, March 7, 2024

Design Wall

 

On the design wall this week is a tablerunner pattern called Little Kira by GE Designs. This will be a gift for my mom for her upcoming birthday. I still need to pick a fabric for the border and backing. Hoping to find something in my stash. Trying to get this one done and in the mail by early next week!

Happy sewing!

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Stash Report

 



This weeks finish was Pole Star, pattern by Heather Black. This was started at a class at Road to California Quilt Show. Let's just say I am done with curved sewing for awhile!😂
Next I will be working on a couple of smaller projects, a table runner for Mom, the remaining popcorn bags and the Pumpkins and Bats Project below.

Oh yes, and I still have the Vintage Valetine block to finish prepping. Never a dull moment in my sewing room.

Updated numbers for stash usage.

Used this week:  19 yards.
Used YTD: 49.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 41 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 8.5 yards.

Happy March!☘

Monday, February 26, 2024

Design Wall

 

February is flying by, with one extra day this year for Leap Year. This week is sewing together all the blocks that were finished for Pole Star. I hop this will be a finish I can report for the next stash report and #3 UFO for the year! This week also brings more prepping for the last Vintage Valentine blocks. Applique pieces are cut and in the process of being prepped to place on the background fabric. This last block is the largest at 26x26, all the rest are 14x14. Busy week for me.

Enjoy the last days of February and bring on March and Spring!

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Stash Report


A small finish this week. These are microwave popcorn bags and work great! They will be part of items that will be for sale at the AQG Boutique during the Arizona Quilt show coming up in March. I have six made so far and have six more to go.


The last of the blocks to be put together for Pole Star. 11 more to go! Hope to get this quilt finished this week before the end of February.

Nothing added to the stash. A little usage with the popcorn bags.

Used this week:  1.5 yards.
Used YTD: 30.5 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 22 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 8.5 yards.

Have a great week!

Monday, February 19, 2024

Design Wall


Making progress on my Pole Star Quilt. This week I will be working on the second of the paper pieced blocks. If those get finished, I might even get to sewing the rows together. 

I am also prepping the last of my Vintage Valentine blocks, the large middle block. This one will take awhile as it has over 100 pieces to prep! Next month will be the final month, sashing and borders. This has been a great project to do monthly. I would never have completed this if I had bought the whole kit or even the pattern. One block a month was perfect to get finished.

Happy Sewing! 

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Stash Report

 


This week I spent some time putting bindings on a few Charity Quilts that were made by Sunrise Stitchers.  I do the quilting and put the binding on. The ladies in my Tuesday Sewing Group will do the hand sewing and add the labels, so these will get passed off on Tuesday.

 Nothing added to the stash and small usage for the bindings I used from my stash. Making progress in using up the stash!

Used this week:  2 yards.
Used YTD: 29 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 22 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 7 yards.

Have a great week!

Monday, February 12, 2024

Design Wall

 

 
On my design wall this week is Pole Star, from my class at Road to California. Have mostly paper pieced blockst to finish on this one. So far I am liking the colors that I chose, which were different from the orginal. Check back next week to see if I have made any progress!

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Stash Report

 


Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Are you for the Chiefs or the 49'ers? I am for a either to win and hope to see a good game. The Pirate quilt is finished. Ok, this was a fun one to make with block patterns and a couple of kits from a quilt run in 2015. Super nice to have it finished, and it was going to be a donation but DH has claimed it. So for now it will reside with me. It will be next on the Longarm after I finish up some placemats and a table runner for Sandi.

So a little more usage to claim. Nothing purchased this week, so I am now in the black for 2024!

Used this week: 7 yards.
Used YTD: 27 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 22 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 5 yards.

Have a great week and enjoy the game!

Monday, February 5, 2024

Design Wall

 


On my design wall this week are the Pirate Blocks. Above are the first 4, almost completed. I still need to do the machine applique. There will be nine blocks in total, all different. This will be a donation to Arizona Quilts for kids. The blocks were part of a Shop Hop in San Diego from 2015, yes 2015. They have been sitting in one of my project boxes all this time. So happy to get them out and completed for a good cause. 

We are in for a rainy week, or at least for the nest 3-4 days. We will see if it really happens, as sometimes the forecast can be disappointing. We are hoping for a break on Friday so we can go to the Phoenix Open Golf Tournament, alwayas a good time.

Have a great week and if you are in all the rain, stay dry and get some sewing done!

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Stash Report

 

Indigo Way

I can finally claim a finish for 2024! Indigo way is finished and ready for quilting. The green that I used instead of the red did not contrast as much as I would have liked, but I still like how it turned out. I am always pleased with Bonnie Hunter's Mystery quilt, even when I deviate from her color choices.

No additions to the stash. Still need to use up a bit more to get into the black.

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD: 20 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 22 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: -2 yards.

Hope you are staying dry, we are expecting lots of rain starting on Tuesday. Glad to have it here in the desert, it means lots of wildflowers come late March!

Monday, January 29, 2024

Design Wall

 

Indigo Way

The center is complete, trimmed and ready for the borders. My hope is to complete this week. I will also be working on the blocks for the Pirate Quilt, and hope to get back to my halloween quilt. Always a lot going on in my Studio! 

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Stash Report

 

Vintage Valentine Block 11

This was my only finish for the week, Vintage Valentine Block 11. I am now prepping block 12 and getting closer to finishing this quilt. I think we only have one more month, the center medallion and then putting it all together.


A small purchase from the Rusty Barn Quilt and Craft Show. I was not going to go, but Joe and I decided to head over to the fairgrounds on Friday to check it out. We bought some of our favorite soups and the fabrics above for more Popcorn Bags that will be sold at the Arizona Quilt Guild coming up in March. No finishes this week and just a small addition. Hoping for a finish this coming week to get some usage going.

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD: 0 yards.
Purchased this week: 1 yards.
Purchased YTD: 22 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: -22 yards.



Monday, January 22, 2024

Design Wall

 


More quilts to share from Road. The one above of Yosemite Valley was stunning and looked like a painting. More of my favorites below. Many Medallion Style Quilts were on display.


This was made by Wendy Knight from my Guild in San Diego.



Our class was fun and I learned a couple of new tricks and tips on making curved pieces. Heather did a great job and was a fun instructor.

Heather Black and the Pole Star Quilt.

Me with one of my blocks,

I also purchased the wool kit below. Loved the little cactus.

This week I will be working on more blocks for Indigo Way, the setting triangles and corner blocks.  I have had to make a few more units along the way, but so far everthing is going together great. I may even get to putting it all togther. We will have to see what the rest of this week brings.

Enjoy the rest of your week