Design Wall Monday, October 21, 2019

Sunshine 2019-2020 Challenge Project #5 is done.  I have to admit that my quilting is rudimentary, but the result works to hold the three (top, batting, and back) together AND it looks pretty good.  I surrounded with stitch in the ditch each of the 20 blocks and then surrounded each of the four patch blocks within the blocks.  The back is from my stash so that will be counted as used and the binding is left from a previous project.  It will be part of the quilts turned in for the charity supported by the guild.
This project is a Reusable Straw Pouch that a guild member designed to use as a fundraiser at a craft show to be held in November.  I will be making one and helping her proof her instructions along the way.  I have only gotten this far.  I hope to get to it in earnest this week.  She scrambled to put process to paper and now I have been tardy in getting back to her.  Soon I promise =^.^=

I spent all Sunday in my favorite family room chair hand stitching.  Binding Challenge Project #5, securing sleeve on Kaffe Kisses, and putting labels on four different recent finishes.  All caught up with hand stitching for now.

I wish you a good week and will be back with something new to read on Sunday.

Sunday Stash Report, October 20, 2019

Kaffe Kisses is finished.  I have the sleeve and the label ready to hand sew, one of my projects for during the football game later today.  This isn't the style of quilt I'd usually select, but it was fun trying something different.
Finished also is the October Sunshine BOM.  Cute little churn dash block where the background was provided and the churn dash was directed to be a bright fabric.

The Cat's Meow is coming along nicely.  Auditioning the framing blocks and considering the outside border fabrics.  Definitely think the gray paisley is the way to go between these two options.  I just cannot get the white to work with the wordy background fabric.  One last option versus the gray paisley is a solid gray.  I am liking the gray paisley so we shall see.  Any ideas for a name for this project?  Keeping with the "Ks" =^.^=
I did have a 2-3/4 add this week.  It will be enough for a backing one day in the future.

Used this week:   0 yards
Used YTD:  122.75 yards
Purchased this week:  2.75 yards
Purchased YTD:  51.5 yards
Net used in 2019:  71.25 yards

Come visit tomorrow to see how The Cat's Meow is coming along.

Design Wall Monday, October 14, 2019

I have been working away on a few projects.  This is Cat 3 of my 2019 UFO The Cat's Meow.  The units are just placed about where they would be, but final placement on the background has not been determined.
This is Cat 4.  The paper is a fusible called Barely There that I have come to like a bunch.  The units are on the wrong side of the fabric for now.  I will be cutting the parts of this cat during the week.



Last Friday I received Kaffe Kisses in the mail from Kerry.  During yesterday's football games and later tonight's football game there will be some binding.  I am sharing some of the quilting that Kerry used.  Several are from patterns made for the double wedding ring design.  I am very pleased with the custom work Kerry accomplished.  When I get the binding done the project will be shared with you.  The binding is the same green as in the blocks.


2019 - 2020 Sunshine Challenge #5 top is done.  The pattern (Framed 4-Patch) and kit was prepared by Tonya, Sunshine's Cuddle Quilt Coordinator.  I will be getting some appropriate kid themed backs from Tonya for the remaining six projects, but this purple will work for now for #5.  The pink thread will be used for the quilting that I will be doing.

Have a terrific week ahead.