Design Wall Monday, March 18, 2019

These two projects are done.  Soon they will be on their way to Mom.  We both took a workshop late last year with my Mom's sewing guild, Quilters by the Bay.  The one below could be used for either a table runner or a wall hanging.  The technique is similar to a bulls eye, but instead flowers.  In browsing the internet I learned they are called French roses.  HERE is a link to several on Pinterest if you are interested.
I have been referring to them as Sunflowers because of the fabric that was used.  Kerry did a wonderful job with the quilting.  It allows them to ravel, but just enough since she stitched around each layer of the flower (there are four).  Stipple in the background and a nice flower pattern in the borders.
It is difficult to see the ravel, but after one wash with a pair of flip flops (Mom's suggestion) along with 20 minutes in the dryer there is a ravel!
I'm working more on Starburst.  Enjoy your week ahead =^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, March 17, 2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

My flight was not meant to be this time.  You may recall that my original plans had me in Maryland mid February.  Due to weather in the area the flight was cancelled and rescheduled for mid March.  Weather again plagued my flight that was to leave this past Wednesday.  Determined it was rescheduled to start two days later on Friday.  Then the cancellation of all flights using the 737 Max 8.  This time just wasn't in the cards.  I took it to mean I wasn't supposed to travel...
So here I am in beautiful San Diego during one of the nicest weeks so far this year.  Just finished my daily walk with the sun shinning and 79'!  I am about to put some thread in my just started Starburst project.  Above are two inch HST to be made into 9-patches.  There are four of these to be made.
The will surround this lovely block which inspired this project's name.  There is no yardage yet to be claimed.  When it does it won't be much since its finished size is 24 inches square.  It will be good to get another 2018 UFO done.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  35 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  25 yards
Net used in 2019:  10 yards

Until next time =^.^=

Design Wall Monday, March 11, 2019

Checkerboard Stars is ready to assemble along with the next two.  I'll likely work on this one first.  It is small as are the two that follow.  Checkerboard Stars finishes at 24 x 24.

Starburst will be second unless I get tired of red :)!  Starburst will finish at 24 x 24 too.  Both Checkerboard Stars and Starburst are Pam Buda designs...without "K" names...hint, hint =^.^=

This one is by Lori Bongean called Winer-ific.  It finishes at 19 x 19.  The applique will wait for my return.

This is the applique project, Fit to Frame by Lori Smith, that I have prepared for stitching.  These blocks finish at 6".  The one on the left above was my first block that was stitched during a flight right about this time in 2017.  Not sure when the second block was stitched, but it was probably during a 2018 flight east.  The bottom two are what I will be working on this year.

This one has the trunk in place to start the trip.

This one has no stitching started.  Not sure I like how light the pink berries are on this one.  There might just need to be a change!

Always something at the ready to keep me busy.  Wish me a good flight, great weather, and the rest is covered...awesome good times with my family.