Design Wall Monday, June 27, 2016


I made lots of progress over the weekend on Kayenne.  Finally have the centers decided.  Well lets just say that this is how I currently like it.  Feel free to voice your ideas...

Much of the time was spent preparing the sashing.  The Design Wall photograph only shows a sampling of the sashing.  The strips are 1 1/2", 2 1/2", 3 1/2" and 4 1/2".  The smallest size surrounds most blocks.  This one will be quite the puzzle going together.

Just a couple of days until my Sister arrives for a week stay.  We have loads of things planned including a sunrise flight in a hot air balloon over the wine country in Temecula, CA.  We'll be up before the crows Friday morning.

I hope you are enjoying the projects you are working on.  I'm so ready to have Kayenne finish.  This May UFO has certainly not been a month long project!  Check out others through the links today at Patchwork Times.

Sunday Stash Report, June 26, 2016


I'm in the mood it would seem for adding to my stash...even if that is only briefly!  This week Paradise Sewing in Poway saw me coming through their door.  It is always nice going there.  I had a slight adjustment to my Pfaff made.  I sewed over a pin...bad me. Broke the needle and the pin!  Knocked the threader off alignment with the needle.  I sure did miss the ease with using that threader.  Fortunately all worked out well and the threader is working correctly once again.  While there I needed binding of two projects and some batiks for the center melons of Kayenne.  I couldn't talk myself out the the "wordy" fabric =^.^= (I did try).

These are recent projects from Kerry.  I have the binding in place on Kattastic now.  Kattastic  is 44 x 60 a 2016 UFO.  A design by Carolyn Burgess Hughey, Scrappy Cats that was published in Quilt Live June 2014.  I'll be sewing down 208" of black print dots.  Will need good light for this one.  Maybe this is a project for outside under the patio cover we recently installed.

I will be preparing the red just purchased for Kissin Korner.  Kissin Korner is 50 x 60 and a 2016 UFO.  It is a Bonnie Hunter design called Kissin in the Corner!  It will take about six WOF strips or 220" of binding to get around.

I am a bit faster with the binding so I will be helping finish my Mom's friend's Memory Quilt; that's what the blue is for.  It is about 55 x 64 and will need six strips of binding.  A little more than Kissin Korner at about 238".  I looked at other colors for this binding, but couldn't get away from this shade of blue.

If that weren't enough binding projects for me I also volunteered to finish the binding on Sunshine Quilters 2016-2017 Opportunity Quilt.  Chances on this one will start in September.  It is big about 80 x 80. It is a Bonnie Hunter design called Garden Party.  It will need about eight strips; a big project that will be somewhere around 320".

Now that is a lot of binding...208" + 220" + 238" + 320" = 986".  Whoopee...I just love this part...I know most don't!  So here are my numbers for week 27.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  88.25 yards
Purchased this week:  4 yards
Purchased YTD:  66.75 yards
Net used in 2016:  21.5 yards

See others working through their fabric stash at Patchwork Times.


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Design Wall Monday, June 20, 2016


I made good progress on Kayenne over the weekend.  All of the gold blocks are complete.  Have just two more sections of blue to stitch before working on the sashing.  The gold worked out well I am happy to say.

Sunday was a hot day in San Diego with today to be the hottest according to the weather reports.  The record highs are not expected to diminish until Wednesday.  Newscasters are already reporting the possibility of Flex Power Alerts.  Keep cool San Diego!

See more on the Design Walls around the globe through the links at Patchwork Times.  Enjoy your week =^.^=