Wednesday, November 25, 2015

I have the piecing all done now.  Time for putting the rows together, but that won't be likely be until Friday.  I have lots of cooking to do tomorrow and family coming by to share Thanksgiving Day.  Krystals will be a nice addition to my Christmas decorations.  My version is significantly smaller than the pattern.  My blocks finished at 5 1/2" square where the pattern called for 12 1/2".  I will be picking up a solid red fabric for an outer border and considering the stripe as a diagonal binding.

Bonnie Hunter's Allietare Mystery Clue 1 is released Friday.  I need to pick up 1 1/2 yards of the constant fabric, a gray.  The largest piece in my stash is 1 yard.

Hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving Day celebration.

Design Wall Monday, November 23, 2015

Katchaklaus is done.  I'm so excited about how this project turned out.  Maybe I'll just have to use it as decoration as a flimsy...
I have started to pull fabrics for Bonnie Hunter's Allietare Mystery.  Have you?  Several of the leftovers from Katchaklaus will be used along with a bunch more I still need to hunt for in my stash.  I may have to raid Kerry's stash of reds; she has lots of them.  I'll likely assist her with grays.  As I remember she's a bit light on them.
I have a good assortment of both blacks and grays.  Hope to use some of my cut strips, but until I know the sizes of the pieces no sense to look.  I have already decided on a name for my project.  Kontentment sounds right considering the meaning of Allietare.  What do you think?
So during the mystery I'll be working on Snow Day.  It won't be quite as large as the original since I don't have that many pinwheels and they are a bit smaller than the intended units.  I'm pleased with this outcome though.  This project still needs a name...

Part of this week goes to cooking.  DH's family will join us on Thursday.  We brought home the turkey on Saturday along with potatoes, fresh vegetables, and stuffing mixes.  I have to make a list yet of other items to have on hand for our feast.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone.

More to look at through the links at Patchwork Times.

Sunday Stash Report, November 22, 2015

These two blocks are for Sunshine Quilt Guild BOM that Karen is organizing for the month.  I'm ahead of schedule getting these done, but I know all too well how time sometimes creeps up on us.  I was provided the green batik.  The multi color batik worked well with the green.
These blocks are components of Garden Party by Bonnie Hunter.  They will go into the Sunshine Opportunity Quilt for 2017.  Now that's planning...good on Cristy and Theresa.
These are parts of Katchaklaus that is Believe! by Buggy Barn.  Nancy, I find so much fun saying this projects name!  I have three holding gold stars and one a red star.
As you can see I figured out how to get my new Pfaff to stitch out the alphabet.  It really was much easier than I would have ever though it could be.  There are eight holding a Believe sign.  It really is hard to pick a favorite "flying Santa".

This is the last photo I took of Katchaklaus...I'm much further along.  I'm in the midst of putting it all together now.  If you look close enough you an even see the French Knot eyes.  This project is simply adorable!  Next week I'll be reporting the fabrics as used, not quite close enough to call it today...

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  227.5 yards
Purchased this week:  3.75 yards
Purchased YTD:  173.25
Net Fabric Used in 2015:  54.25 yards
Until next time enjoy the links of others using their fabric stash through the links at Patchwork Times.