Design Wall Monday, November 19, 2018


My new project.  Just love the blues and aquas in this one.  Any ideas on a "K" name?

Bonnie Hunter created the design she calls Straights of Mackinac.  I learned that this is one of the designs she has published in the soon to be available String Frenzy.  The book is due out in December.

These are the neutrals along with the blue and aqua fabrics that I am cutting.  I am excited to only have one white on white among the neutrals.  All of the others are novelty neutrals.

After Sunday's sewing this was all that was left to make more units

This is the border.  Fun way to finish off the string triangle in a square blocks.  I think I will have the String Frenzy in hand when the time comes to need it.  For now the main blocks are enough to keep me stitching!

Sunday Stash Report, November 18, 2018



I was a lucky winner at Tuesday night's monthly Sunshine Quilt Guild meeting.  Besides being all wrapped up with a nice silver bow - this basket contained a 

  • 22"x 34" Big Matt cutting mat
  • Olfa 45mm rotary cutter
  • Plastic Cube for rotary cutter
  • String Along Stars pattern
  • Handi Press mini iron
  • Wild Goosechase novel
  • Magnetic Wrist band (for pins)
  • Honey Bunn fabric strip bundle
I was able to get the second charity quilt finished.  Had the volunteer from the YWCA Battered Womens Shelter wait until I could finish the last 15" of binding!
Friday I started my next 2018 UFO project.  This one is another Bonnie Hunter design from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks series, Straights of Mackinac.  I will be using the blue aqua 5" strip blocks from a swap I coordinated with nine others.  Above is the first of 16 blocks.
Here are the neutrals I will be using.  Looks like a lot, but remember a scrap quilt is as good as its variety.
The rest of the blocks in assembly.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  138.75 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  38.5 yards
Net used in 2018:  100.25 yards

Nothing to change my stats this week!  Hope your week is thankful =^.^=

Design Wall Monday,

Today I have Knightley on the table cutting batting.  I am also working hard to complete a second charity quilt.  I didn't make time for a photo to be taken of this cute dragon print with a solid teal mixed in to bring out the colors of the dragons.  I plan to finish it off with a solid red binding.  All the last minute must get dones before Tuesday night.  Sunshine Quilters meet and it is also my time to turn quilting projects over to Kerry.  Kapricorn is my Show and Share.

Not a very robust post, but you get the idea how busy this night is for me!