Friday, July 22, 2016


TGIF!  Wish that it was an OFF Friday for me :(

I have Kookoo Katchu piecing on my design wall less the borders.  You can see that I have that going on too.  I've been working on the applique parts.


There aren't too many pieces to prepare.  Only three different shapes.  The majority of these will be the leaf that doubles as petals in a couple of flowers.


The difficult part is preparing the bias vine.  I really don't prefer using the binding tool with the tape.  I have it, tried it.  The old fashion way works best for me.  I want the vine to finish 1/4" wide.  I'll be using the darkest of the blues.  You may notice in the first photograph the placement of the dark blue.  
It is all coming together for a finish by the end of the month!  Have a wonderful Friday and enjoy the weekend.  We are staying away from the city this weekend...Comicon is in full attendance all weekend!

Design Wall Monday, July 18, 2016


I have all the pieced units of Kookoo Katchu together.  It is my June UFO.  I am busy putting together Block 1.  The rest of the design is pretty much in the sashing.  You didn't think my Design Wall would be without something for too long...now did you?

This of course is just the start, but it shouldn't take too much time to finish Block 1s.  The time will come when the applique gets started.  This is where I'll be slowing down LOL.

While I was at a quilting retreat not long ago, Janet had a box like this for storing all of her Perle threads.  (Janet actually had a bunch of these boxes.)  One is all I need unless I find myself evolving into another quilting path =^.^=.  It is much better than a gallon size baggie.  I had room for some fancy threads and mono filament in my box.

It is a fishing tackle box made by Plano.  23780-00 Deep Stowaway Box with Adjustable Dividers at just $16.66.  I got mine through Amazon.

Another neat thing learned about at the quilt retreat was this battery operated fan.  Candi had one that I borrowed when she wasn't using it.  Mine came to me as a surprise from my Mom.  She purchased it at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

Until next time, be safe and watch your back.  There are way too many nasty things going on around us.  See other projects through the links at Patchwork Times.

Sunday Stash Report, July 17, 2016


Finally I have something USED!  Kayenne was finished on Monday.  This pleases me more than you can imagine.  It is a beautiful project that was too long in the making for me.  May UFO is in the books.  Designed by Valori Wells called High Desert Paprika.

I plan to use this wide batik fabric for the back.  I have had it in my stash for awhile now just waiting for Kayenne.

Now is the start of June UFO, Kookoo Katchu.  I just love saying this, it is just fun =^.^=  I have all the pieces cut now.  Today I'll be at the sewing machine stitching away.  Kookoo Katchu has an applique border which will slow me down a little bit.  This design is by Linda Ballard called A Gaggle of Geese.  Hope I can finish this project this month.

I have the binding and sleeve machine stitched down on Sunshine Quilt Guild Opportunity Quilt.  You may recognize the design from Bonnie Hunter called Garden Party.  The hand stitching comes next.  Tickets will soon be available...

Used this week:  21 yards
Used YTD:  109.25 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  83 yards
Net used in 2016:  26.25 yards

See others working through their fabric stash at Patchwork Times.