Design Wall Monday, June 12, 2017


Kilimanjaro is on my Design Wall.  I have decided this won't come with me to the quilting retreat this weekend.  It is just too difficult to arrange it if I take it all down to transport.  So here is where it will stand until my return.  Kilimanjaro is my June 2017 UFO.  There should not be a problem finishing it during the month.

Tuesday night there is Sunshine Quilt Guild monthly meeting.  It is an auction and potluck night affair.  I will be working until the afternoon then run home for Mom.  These are fun nights and sometimes you can come home with a real bargain!

I'll be showing my progress on retreat quilting projects next time.  Enjoy this week!

Sunday Stash Report, June 11,2017

 There are two birthday men in my family on June 11th.  I've been away to Virginia to SURPRISE my brother, Mike.  He turned 60 and there was a party for him.  I gave my first ROAST!  I was kind...  My nephew, Austin celebrated 20 on June 11th too.  It was awesome to be a part of both of their special days.  I can't say when that has happened in a very long time.


I left with Mom on an extremely early flight back to the West Coast on Sunday.  Mom will be with us for three weeks.  I don't often get three weeks each year, usually two, so this is great.  We start off with a time adjustment couple of days then it is off to Pechanga Indian Casino for a day of gambling and a good night's sleep in their awesome rooms.

Next up will be a quilting retreat in Temecula just a few short miles from the casino.  Guaranteed there will be less money spent here!  I plan on working on Konstitution.  Now that I have Kanton Kull done and Kilimanjaro laid out on my Design Wall.  This charm pack came from my Mom as a gift so there is no add to my stash this week.  I hope to get far along on Konstitution over the four day retreat.  No change to stash this time.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD: 82.75 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  19.5 yards
Net used in 2017:  63.25 yards

Design Wall Monday, June 5, 2017

Here is where I start with Kiliminjaro that is #7 to do for the 2017 UFO Challenge with Patchwork Times.  I stitched the rest of the HST Swap blocks from a swap I coordinated in 2013.  Bonnie Hunter was in my area to teach a workshop to make her FREE pattern Scrappy Mountain Majesties and these swap blocks fit just right for the project.  Mine are 5" blocks to start with; her pattern calls for 8 1/2".  The math was calculated for the difference in size and away I went.  During the workshop Bonnie showed a different layout than what is on her website for my miniaturized blocks.  Excited with the way it will look.  I plan to use up the swap blocks for whatever size that ends up.

Saturday had me at Kerry's for some "quilt sister sewing".  Love these times!  I brought home with me Kissin Korner 2 (FREE Bonnie Hunter design Kissin in the Corner) and Knickknack (Janelle Noack design Hopscotch).  The quilting design on Kissin Korner 2 is really cute.  I'll share it once the binding is in place.

In the meantime though I will be figuring out how to make a sleeve with leftover fabrics along with deciding what fabric should be used for the binding.

Never idle time in my sewing room =^.^=