Sunday Stash Report, March 29, 2020

My QQAL project finished, well just about as it needs Kerry's magic next.  The picture is not the best.  It will have a gray backing and probably aqua or maybe black binding.  This project called Elvira by Gudrun Erla of gequiltdesigns.com will be gifted to Greyson.  Greyson is due in about ten weeks...plenty of time to finish and mail off to Virginia.  This one will head to Arizona just as soon as I have Kavort ready to go.
Speaking about Kavort.  I have it into three sections that will come together today.  Will be needing to cut off the tips and add three borders before it will be done.  The units of the pieced borders are already done so it will just be about assembling them.  When you see it tomorrow on my Design Wall I hope to have the first solid border in place.
I finished Sunshine Quilt Guild Challenge UFO#1 for April...complete with the label.  I think we might do a virtual show and tell since the meeting was cancelled due to you know what!  You can't see it well, but I got brave with the quilting on this one.  Had to do something with that big center square so I did free hand stars with red thread.  I made a template, penciled the likeness and sewed on the lines.  Pretty pleased with myself!  There is just one more challenge left.  UFO#6 is back to the two-step design.
Yesterday's mail brought me a package from Arizona, Kalypso and second charity quilt from mom's UFO.  (Mom's UFO was the red/black polka dots.)  Kalypso is from a 2018 Road to California Quilt Show workshop with Janna Thomas of BlocLoc making the Magic Mariner's Compass.  Kavort stepped aside so that the binding and sleeve could be attached to the two new arrivals.  Love to bind and these two will keep me busy while watching Star Trek: Picard.  We took advantage of the one-month FREE CBS All Access app.  We are through the first five episodes of the first season.  Liking it!  Of course my hands must be busy =^.^=
I also took advantage of a FREE Primitive Gatherings pattern called Village.  It will do perfect to use up scraps making the many houses.  Kerry mentioned Bonnie Hunter is offering, starting tomorrow, an eight week mystery project to keep us happily sewing.  Check out Quiltville blog tomorrow if you want to be involved.  I am trying to resist...I don't need to be starting anything new right now 😊😊😊😊😊😊

This week I am very happy to change the numbers.  QQAL Elvira completely from stash.  Take care!

Used this week:  6.5 yards
Used YTD:  30 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  10.5 yards
Net used in 2020: 20.5 yards

Design Wall Monday, March 23, 2020

The Live broadcast schedule of the Quarantine Quilt Along at GE Designs with Gudrun Erla was lots of fun.  On average there were 1.7K viewers from all points around the globe.  Amazing what technologies we have these days.  There promises to be more to keep us busy from her site during these times of quarantine while this dreadful virus gets thwarted.  The FREE pattern is available on her site for download.  I am not certain how much longer it will be available for FREE.  So let me show you the fruits of my day's labor.
Block A
Block B
Rectangles
My Design Wall layout of QQAA Elvira!  

You can just see Kavort poking out from behind (yes she's still waiting for me...)

The Elvira project was so easy and came together quite quickly.  It presents itself well to focus on large prints.  So if you have a chance pick up the pattern and pull out all those fabrics that you've been holding on too.  You shouldn't be out and about right now so clear out your stash!

Take care everyone =^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, March 22, 2020

I've been talked into, of course very willingly, to a Quarantine Quilt Along hosted by Gudrun Erla on Facebook.  It is to begin 7am Pacific.  This means I was getting ready for it selecting the 12 FQs that would be needed for a crib size.  (Guess whose to get this...)
These are the fabrics selected.
This is the layout...
This isn't what was planned to happen, but we must be flexible when something as fun as this comes along.  Kavort will just need to wait to be claimed...perhaps next week.
My free hand quilted stars turned out very well.  I am pleased with myself, but as I mentioned to Kerry, there's nothing to worry about in getting more of my projects.  I would much rather use my checkbook.  I will be working on binding after the QQAL; the used fabric is for the binding on the UFO.  This one came with a back.  Return tomorrow to check out my Elvira project on Design Wall Monday post.  Take care everyone =^.^=

Used this week:  .5 yards
Used YTD:  23.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  10.5 yards
Net used in 2020: 13 yards