Design Wall Monday, October 24, 2016

All the parts of Karduus are finished along with the layout.  I have started to assemble the diagonal rows.  There is tonight for that.

I spent my day watching football.  Yippee the Chargers were able to pull off a win!  We were holding are breath during most of the game.  The last game of the day was by far the oddest.  Not one but two muffed field goals that left the game in a tie.  Couldn't believe the second muffed field goal...

I was busy during the games stitching down the binding and sleeve on the 2016 Nov/Dec Bimonthly Opportunity Quilt for Sunshine Quilt Guild.  A label will finish it completely.  Nice to be ahead of schedule.

Anxious to have Monday behind =^.^= of course I wouldn't be saying this if I were at home sewing...  Enjoy your week.

Sunday Stash Report, October 23, 2016

The only finish I can talk about this week is the Sunshine Quilt Guild November BOM.  We were supplied the neutral for this Bento Box design.  A Batik in Fall themed fabrics from our stash.  Not much to claim so I won't =^.^=

A trip to Rosie's was on Saturday.  I needed a couple of neutral for the setting triangles and several of the solid blocks to complete the top of Karduus.  The orange/salmon will be used for the binding.  There are no borders for this one.  I did look for a large back, but no success.  It is a rather large project finishing 67" x 82".  I have time yet to shop around.

Knikknak is next to stitch.  This one is October UFO.  I spent my entire Birthday gift from my Sister on this project and then sum :)!  The stack on the left are the "staples" of the project.  From the top borders, binding and blocks, background of blocks, sashing and blocks, finally back and blocks.  The stack on the right are all for blocks.  I have a couple from my stash to add in as well.  The project finishes at 70" x 70".

Without further ado the damage all done on Saturday...

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  170 yards
Purchased this week:  18.5 yards
Purchased YTD:  123.25 yards
Net used in 2016:  46.75 yards

There are more quilters using up their fabrics.  See what else is going on through the links that Judy has on her blog.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Today is one of those fabulous Fridays...a day off!  Not only that but a finish to share.  Kayenne is displayed in a prominent place in my home.  Isn't it gorgeous, of course no bias at all on my part =^.^=

Here are a few close ups of the design.  I'm not so good at capturing the fabulous quilting Kerry pulls off.  The quilting design is perfect for it; Sparks.  It is sort of in the noise of the quilt since it is so busy already. Even the name goes along with the elongated New York Beauties from Valori Wells pattern called High Dessert Paprika.

Today I am back to Karduus.  I have all the strip sets cut into the units needed for making the nine-patches.  Shouldn't take much time to have them assembled.  Look for my progress on Sunday when I post next about what's happening in my sewing room.

A special Happy Birthday Helen!  Wishing you one of the happiest days of the year...