Design Wall Monday, November 29, 2021


Yes this would be another project that is not a UFO!  Darn working on my 2021 UFO List is hard when there are so many that inspire me to finish.  This is the Basket block of Autumn Love by Lori Holt.  Debra asked if I like this type of applique...well yes I suppose for larger units.  The basket filled with pumpkins is complete.  I had a heck of a time figuring out the placement of the bucket's handle.  The flowers, vines, and leaves are tonight's sewing in front of the TV watching to see if the Washington Football Team can win.

I did go as far yesterday to select the fabrics in orangish color to do Part 1 of Bonnie Hunters 2021 Winter Mystery Rhododendron Trail.  (OMG, could she have picked an easier flower name? LOL!)  The orange fabrics in the basket are what will be used first with the stack on the bottom when more is needed.  I do need to cut this one yet.  I love making HSTs!

Enjoy your week!

Sunday Stash Report, November 28, 2021

Kumin is finished.  Thanks to my brother-in-law, Scott for this name.  The pattern is designed by Amanda Woodruff of Westwood Acres called Cinnamon Spice or Sonnet.  I will be using this on the living room couch.  

I have a pretty good collection of the orangish/salmonish fabrics that will be used instead of the pinks ready to cut Part 1 of Rhododendron Trail.  I will be starting out with half the size of Bonnie Hunter's project.

I also will be working on glue basting the Basket Block of Autumn Love project from Lori Holt.  I was able to turn all the units on the drive to Idyllwild on Thanksgiving.  I plan to share a photo of it tomorrow on my Design Wall.

So happy to turn the numbers on my Stash Report today =^.^=

Used this week: 8.75 yards
Used YTD: 195.0 yards 
Purchased this week: 0 yards 
Purchased YTD: 183.25 yards 
Net used in 2021: 11.75 yards

Design Wall Monday, November 22, 2021

These are the fabrics for block 3, Bucket Block, of Lori Holt's Autumn Love design.  This quilt takes on a country charm and it is fun putting it together.

It starts with using the templates, tracing them onto a light weight interfacing.

With right side of the fabric to the wrong side of the interfacing, sew along the drawn lines.  Trim close to the sewn line and clip along the curves and "Vs".  Cut an "X" just big enough to turn the units inside out.  Push the seams against the interfacing side so the pieces are flat.

I will need bias pieces for this block.  So using the bias maker, green for the flower stems and blue for the basket handle are needed.
The bias maker does a great job.  Starching is a must and keep your fingers away from the hot iron!
I need bias strips for the vines on Michigan so while I was at it...
These are the two blocks done so far for Autumn Love.  I'll be working on block 3 as we head up to Idyllwild to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends who live there.   Wishing each of you a thankful day however you choose to celebrate.