August UFO Complete, August 26, 2014

aka Playing With Jacks
31"x 33"
August 2014 UFO #8

My UFO for this month was finished earlier this month.  It is a pattern by Bonnie Hunter.  It is available FREE on her website if you are interested in making it.  I made mine with leftover HSTs.  I only needed to cut new the solid red squares, inner and outer borders.  I was lucky with this one being able to use every bit (even the batting) from my stash.  Mine is smaller than what Bonnie's pattern called out.  The pattern suggests 2 1/2" squares and HST units, but I used 2" instead.

It looks like Kerry from Kerry's Quilting will have Kings for me when I get back from my vacation.  Kerry is working to have all of the Bonnie Hunter quilts quilted for when Bonnie comes to our area in early October.  (Those who follow Bonnie's schedule know that there is always a load of her projects to show her from all her admirers.)  Kerry has two of mine Kings and Kootenay Kabins and several of her own yet to quilt.  I also have a UFO in the queue for 2014 that is a Bonnie Hunter design called Fourth of July! (I'm going to call mine Kadence).  Just maybe it will be September's UFO giving Kerry yet another...  Boy am I keeping her longarm busy!
Kootenay Kabins
aka Smith Mountain Morning
So how many of you have Bonnie Hunter designs on your list of designs to make?  How many do you have?  I have at least 8, but don't get me looking at any of her patterns because I'm certain there are others not included in the 8.  And you know Bonnie hasn't stopped designing...there's that annual mystery that starts in November...

Hope you stop by 52Quilts and see more of the Twelve in 2014 on September 1st.  Aunt Marti can really put on a wonderful parade of quilts.

Design Wall Monday, August 25, 2014

Not much sewing going on in my studio this week.  I still have just ten birds sewn.  I want to have a long period of time ahead of me to sew the next ten before I begin removing pins and shuffling fabrics.  These ten are part of my travel sewing.  I have the eyes prepared for perle cotton stitching.
I spent time yesterday with Kerry.  Decisions have been made on all the quilting designs for Krossfire so no obstacles in the way to having it done in time for turn in day.  Since I'm leaving on Thursday Kerry has graciously agreed to stitching down the binding, sleeve, and label.  There just won't be enough time for me to do it.  Can't wait to see it all finished, but that won't be until after the show.  I don't return home until the day after the show concludes.

I have a busy three days ahead of me!

Sunday Stash Report, August 24, 2014

 It is a splendid weekend in San Diego.  The weather has just been wonderful; not too hot for our near the coast home and cool enough for great sleeping.  I'll admit I stayed in bed a little longer this morning...  Nice!

I've been getting ready for my visit to Maryland.  The two small projects above need perle cotton stitching that I'll do on the long plane ride East.  The blocks are Buggy Barn designs leftover from their main projects (If The Hat Fits and Til' The Cows Come Home) that have been stashed away for a little while.  The perle cotton stitching will be on the moon and a motion swirl from the tip of the witch's hat to the star along with the lashes, pupils, and nostrils of the cows.  I also plan to stitch the eyes of the birds from my current Bird Brain project.
 I haven't spent much time except cutting the second stack of fabrics for my Bird Brain project.  I have been tackling my rug instead.  The top rows are the correct way to weave this project.  You may recall that Tiffany started weaving for her first time in July when she visited.  She got pretty far along and I picked up from where she left off.  Got to the midway point before realizing that the weaving was wrong. :(!  So as I weave the right way I'm pulling out the wrong.  The bottom rows all need to come out.  Thankfully I can use what is being removed.  Can you see the difference in the weave?
Nothing has changed either way with my stash.  Frankly I don't see that happening too much in the next couple of weeks unless my September UFO needs something.  Enjoy your week ahead.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  154 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  133.5 yards
Net Fabric Used in 2014:  20.5 yards