Thursday, February 4, 2016

Finished my BOM for Sunshine Quilt Guild February meeting.  I still have the "Schools in Session" short presentation to finish.  Yippee, the weekend is upon us.

I made some progress on my #9 February 2016 UFO.  I have many more reds and whites to cut; blues all done.  Anxious to get Konstellation and Krown further along.  Did I mention the weekend is upon us?

My friend Debra alerted me to a new booklet that Bonnie Hunter has out.  I purchased it through her website  Anxious to have it in my hands...

Plans are set to sew with Kerry tomorrow.  I need to figure out what to work on...there is just so many projects to choose from!  I always look forward to these sewing days.

Have a wonderful Friday =^.^=

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Star and Crown pattern
52Quilts selected #9 to be worked on this month from our 2016 UFO list.  For me it is Star and Crown.  I will be making the small size 38" x 38".  This design is by Pat Speth of Nickel Quilts.  It uses charm squares cut up to give the maker correct pieces for construction.  Pat is known for her use of the charm squares.  I have taken a workshop from her in the past and made some very successful projects.  I'm looking forward to this one that I will be calling Konstellation and Krown.
Kanton Kull

I also have three BOMs to keep up with in February.  Another month of HSTs for Konstitution, a border round for Kanton Kull, and more star blocks for Kalvery.

Sunshine Quilt Guild's BOM for February needs to be stitched up before the next meeting; a week from today.  We are also having a member led School Is In Session meeting.  I'll be showing how to make Flying Geese units in several different ways.
Kaffe Kisses
I hope to get more blocks together for Kaffe Kisses, but this will come after the projects with timelines finish.  

Hand sewing the binding and snowflakes of Komatose and Krystals is also on my "to do" list along with finishing the machine applique on Kastaway.  

Winning Combination

And if all of that isn't enough...with my collection of bonus triangles from various past projects...lunchtime will have me trimming with my Bloc-Loc ruler 2" HSTs for another project that I recently found in American Patchwork and Quilting April Issue called Winning Combination by Tammy Vonderschmitt.  I am so excited to have the nearly 1,000 bonus triangles now with a home.  Please do help me with a "K" name for this one!

Design Wall Monday, February 1, 2016

Most of this weekend has had me sewing on Kaffe Kisses.  Sunday's block was green.  These units are the first of what is sewn together.  This photo shows the eight just trimmed up with the QCR ruler.

The next step uses the QCR ruler again to cut the setting ovals and background.  The curve sewing is next.  Surprisingly enough no pins are necessary to stitch the units together.  Last is the setting squares that make up the large four-patch.

My design wall holds all sewn units so far.  Today I have about two thirds of the blocks done.  I am still unsure how I want the layout to end.  Once all the blocks are constructed more playing around with that and then final seams and trimming of the blocks.

After dinner some hand stitching on the binding of Komatose.

Today I'm linking up with 52Quilts for the UFO Parade that happens the first day of the month and of course Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday.  If you have time check out the inspirational work of other quilters today.