Design Wall Monday, July 21, 2014

 Sunday was a busy sewing day.  I finished the San Diego Humane Society Fur Ball donation.  I really think it came out cute.  It was a fun design to put together.  It has lots of character don't you think?  The pattern is from Heartstring Treasures by Patti Bartlett and is called Cat and Mouse Games.  Kerry has it next for the quilting.  We need to have it for the event the first full week of August since the event is August 16th.  I'm happy to have it done.

Thursday the new ironing center arrived from Improvements.  I really like how handy it will be.  The ironing board folds down as you can see, on sturdy rolling wheels and three good size baskets for storage.  I especially like that I can close it up roll it under the window and place several of my orchids on top to soak up the north facing window.
 Next I'm ready to tackle my July UFO.  I have all the fabrics ready for cutting.  The design isn't complicated so there shouldn't be a problem with just under two weeks before the end of the month.  It is called Kool Kats Kwilt from Northcott Monarch by Patti Carey.
 I've signed up for another Buggy Barn workshop.  This one is called Bird Brain from their UndeNiably Crazy book.  You can see it made the cover!  The workshop will be held at Paradise Sewing on August 16.  I have some jumbo rick rack to find...
Hope you have the kind of week you love.  See other great projects through the links today at Patchwork Times.  Oh and tell Judy...feel better soon.

Sunday Stash Report, July 20, 2014

Beverly's 13.75 yards on Friday 7/18.  

Paradise Sewing 3.75 yards on Saturday 7/19.

Did damage to my stash statistics!  Every piece has a place right now...believe it?  From Beveryly's on the top on the left 8 yards that backs two quilts Kolumbia and Kootenay Kabins (this name may change yet).  Center fabrics are for my July UFO Kurly Kats that you can see I am way behind on starting.  On the right, red for the binding of Kranberries and the dot may end up being the outside border for the San Diego Humane Society Fur Ball donation (another one that I am behind on, but it is started).  From Paradise Sewing the brown is also for ht San Diego Humane Society Fur Ball donation and the Black print will be the background for Kurly Kats.  

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  132.75 yards
Purchased this week:  17.5 yards
Purchased YTD:  114 yards
Net Fabric Used in 2014:  18.75 yards

I assembled the Bible Blocks into a top over the weekend.  These blocks were made at the retreat we did in June.  The setting works out well.  Not sure if I'll finish out the stars in the outer border or leave it a is.  There is enough of the light blue to use for the binding.  Thinking ahead I have come up with a label that shows the block names and maker.

Thanks for a Great Place for Us to Sew!
June 2014

David & Goliath – Sue
Joseph’s Coat- Shelly
Solomon’s Puzzle – Jeanne
Job’s Tears – Sandi
Jacob’s Ladder – Kristy
Garden of Eden – Betty
Wings of Eagles – Bonnie
Walls of Jericho – Kerry
Children of Israel – Lynne

Quilt from An Old Testament Bible Block Series

Thursday, July 17 2014

 I assembled the second Patriotic Block top today after dinner dishes were done.  I decided it needed to be just a bit larger.  I found in my stash this fun Patriotic fabric to work out well.  The top and bottom border was just a little bit too large for WOF.  I found a bright red with a white pin dot to add into the corners.  It has finished 8" around larger than it would have been.  A much better size.
In the next few days the two quilt tops and a special edition Apple Pie flavored Thomas's English Muffins will be in the mail to Southern Maryland!  On to the San Diego Humane Society's project next.  Hopefully my off Friday will see a lot of progress on it.  I'm at the stage of using a light box to transfer markings from the pattern to the fabric.  I used Wonder Under to fuse the pieces to the background.  I sure like Steam-A-Seam better, but its just not available now with all the manufacturing problems they've been having.  If you happen to have some treat it like GOLD!